Need A Vacation? Here’s Why It Should Be To Ray Caye Island Resort in Belize

by Carolee Chanona

Besides an ongoing 25% discount on rooms, Ray Caye is this eco, off-the-grid private island haven to answer the call of holidaymakers looking for their next fix. After all, Belize was just awarded Silver for Most Desirable Emerging Destination by Wanderlust Travel, and everyone could use a sunny splash of luxury before the grips of winter. Unspoiled and intimate, this small island just 18 miles off the coast of Placencia in Southern Belize is rated 5-stars on TripAdvisor for a reason; imagine the Caribbean before it got crowded, then experience it for yourself. So although you never really need an excuse to answer the groan of, “I need a vacation,” here’s why it should be to Ray Caye Island Resort in Belize.

About Ray Caye Island Resort

Ray Caye honeymoon plunge pool

Sun-drenched islands in the Caribbean have long been a favorite for travelers for their picture-postcard attributes, but some things make Ray Caye a stand-out vacation star. First things first, it’s a private island. No more than 48 guests are on the caye at any given time, for service that is completely personalized. That also means you’ve got nearly a mile of the Caribbean coastline all to yourselves.

Secondly, you can feel good about staying sustainably. The 7-acre kidney-shaped island is entirely self-sufficient, thanks to Ray Caye’s installation of pioneering energy and water systems. Taking solar seriously, you’ll see panels spread across its 20-unit property, soaking up the sun’s powerful rays and connecting to a Tesla Powerwall; it’s also the first to have done it in Belize. Impressive reverse osmosis desalinator plants also produce up to 3,600 gallons of sweet water per day each; not only does the onsite Organic Island Garden flourish because of it, but it also supplies the Lionfish Grill with fresh produce.

And last but not least, it’s absolutely stunning. Sitting snuggly next to the Belize Barrier Reef within the icy-blue Caribbean, Ray Caye’s mix of charming (but newly renovated) beachfront cabanas and floor-to-ceiling glass-walled suites, this is barefoot luxury redefined. How many other private islands can you escape to and feel confident in knowing that you’ve made a truly eco-conscious decision without sacrificing any comfort? Plus, plenty to do. Earn bragging rights with your newly-given PADI certification from Pirate Reef Dive Shop, or take sailing lessons on a Hobie Cat. And if you’ve got the magic touch, try sportfishing for permit and bonefish right off the island in waist-deep shallows. If you’re here for marine life,  kayak out beyond the fringe reef or do night snorkeling by the underwater blue lights of the South Dock.

The Deal


Ray Caye. Image via Duarte Dellarole

Through December 15, 2022, Ray Caye is offering 25% off all regular room rates! To save a quarter of your stay, email [email protected] to book. 

Or, Try Your Luck And Travel For Free 

One lucky winner will win four nights in Belize at Ray Caye Island Resort for two guests; including your roundtrip transfer by boat. All that stands between you and this short jaunt to this Caribbean island in the sun? Three (easy) questions, which you can answer at the giveaway link here

Plus, you can score bonus points by following Ray Caye’s social accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @raycayebelize. Each follow on each platform is an additional entry! This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on November 23, 2022, with the winner announced on November 24, 2022. Good luck!  

All images via Ray Caye Island Resort unless stated otherwise.

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