This month, Ray Caye Island Resort has been crowned ‘The Best Island Resort in Central America’ by the LUX Life Resorts & Retreats Awards! The magazine shares luxury content daily with its readers, including topics like travel, fashion, and home. The awards ceremony, which is in its sixth year, chose its winners from an array of resorts and retreats worldwide. Here’s what they had to say.
“We look to recognize and reward true excellence within this global industry and aim to identify the most progressive hospitality services, products and key players in this lucrative market.” – LUX Life Magazine
Speaking on their win, Ray Caye dedicated the award to its staff and guests.
“We would like to extend our gratitude to our Ray Caye family, for always bring their A-game and ensuring our island feels as welcoming, safe, and relaxing to all who visit us. We also like to thank our lovely guests (repeated and new ones) for choosing our island resort as their ultimate Belize destination getaway. We enjoy sharing our slice of paradise with you and we look forward to making everlasting memories together! A BIG thank you to both.”
For those keen to add the ‘Best Island Resort in Central America’ to their Belize itinerary, here is all you need to know.
This private island resort invites you to imagine the Caribbean before it got crowded. With nearly a mile of private shoreline and only 20 rooms, it is easy to play, explore and relax on this intimate island retreat. Oceanfront cabanas boast private pools overlooking the stunning sea and reef. And there is an abundance of water activities, from snorkeling to paddleboarding. Also onsite is a dive shop, open-air restaurant and bar, spa, wellness center, and a host of other amenities.
The private island sits on the edge of the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve -18 miles east of Placencia Village. After arriving at the Phillip Goldson International Airport, guests take a 45-minute domestic flight on Maya Island Air down to Placencia. Following this, a resort representative meets and escorts guests to the private boat transfer. The boat ride is approximately one-hour gliding on the clear azure waters and passing postcard-perfect tiny islands.
Cost per stay
Room rates start from $275 USD and are based on double occupancy. The rate includes the use of Hobie cats, kayaks, pedal boats, paddleboards, and snorkel gear. Transfers, meal and drink plans can all be added to your stay at additional costs.