Summer travel — and summer prices — are heating up, which is why Belize’s private island resort Ray Caye is making a splash with 20% off plus your 5th night free during their sweet summer savings promo. The sale, which officially began on June 1, makes this epic warm-weather getaway in the Caribbean even more tempting. With just one direct flight from the continental U.S. away (for as quick as 2 hours) and an 18-mile boat ride from Belize’s southeastern coast later, Ray Caye appears on the horizon as a sanctuary for the spirit. Island claustrophobia where? Twenty air-conditioned rooms and suites with private plunge pools; a restaurant, bar, and freshwater pool acting as the resort epicenter; a PADI dive center; a fully-equipped gym and yoga/wellness center; a spa; non-motorized watersports like kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, Hobie Cats; and soon, a guest-only pool all entertain swimmingly. This summer, discover why Ray Caye is the perfect island for a secluded honeymoon, family reunion, girls’ trip, destination wedding, or plain just-because vacation in Belize — for 20% less and your 5th night free.
Surrounded By The Icy Blue Caribbean Sea
First things first, you’re on a private island. And at just 7 acres, that comes with certain luxuries, like a first-name basis with all staff and memorized preferences (extra pickles on my burger please!) at the bright Lionfish Grill. The private, all-glass-walled plunge pools of the oceanfront (honeymoon) suites don’t hurt either. But you’re on a private island in Belize, which counts for something else entirely too. Ray Caye’s tagline is to “imagine the Caribbean before it got crowded,” which makes perfect sense for instant satiation the first time you go barefoot here.
After all, the perfect summer day consists of sun, sea, and sand. And Ray Caye’s got all three covered. Island itinerary can look like sailing around the kidney-shaped isle on the Hobie Cat, or hovering over teeming marine life with stand-up paddleboarding. Got a big group? Challenge each other to a game of Giant Connect4, cornhole, beach volleyball, or even karaoke.
If ‘gone (deepsea) fishing’, Chef Chris is happy to cook your catch-of-the-day any way you like it—even if that includes a beach barbeque. Because what’s summer without pulling out the grill at least once?
That summer sun is useful for more than just bikini tan lines, too. In fact, the island is a self-sustaining enterprise that, in effect, has its own electric district, distributing power throughout the island from a central energy bank powered by more than 600 solar panels. When cannonballing or plunging into the Caribbean Sea from its guest-only waterslide and South Dock, you’ll see the row of Tesla-powered panels behind you.
The Lionfish Grill’s nightly rotating dinner menu (and its cocktails) benefit from the organic island-grown produce, thanks to a greenhouse. And because you’re in the Caribbean, seafood is in demand; enjoy fresh conch in the form of fritters or ceviche before July 1 while after means fragrantly-charred lobster. Take your Zookeeper on your next two-tank dive with Ray Caye’s Dive Shop for the invasive but delicious Lionfish, or simply cozy up to the locals on a snorkel to the Silk Caye Marine Reserve. Yes—we’re talking 800-lb loggerhead turtles and eagle rays by the score.
Budget-minded travelers can count on off-peak periods to find the best bargains for the humble brag of vacationing on a private island in Belize. To claim, email [email protected] with ’20 off and 5th night free’. Jump into this offer that’s valid until September 2022.