Where is Ranguana Caye?
Ranguana Caye is a private island located an hour off the coast of Placencia, Belize. It is next to the Belize Barrier Reef and offers excellent snorkeling and fishing from shore. Placencia is a peninsula in Southern Belize. We recommend spending a night or two before and after your stay at Ranguana Caye in Placencia. Visit the Placencia sidewalk, beach bars, and try local cuisine. Ask us if you'd like recommendations for where to stay or what to do in Placencia!
How do I get to Ranguana Caye?
We offer a boat transfer (with the all-inclusive package purchase) two days per week. The boat leaves for Ranguana Caye at 9:00 am in Placencia every Tuesday and Friday. The boat departs Ranguana Caye a 3:00 pm every Tuesday and Friday. To get to Placencia, you start by flying to Belize City International Airport. You then can choose to fly from Belize City to Placencia via a 35 minute commuter flight OR drive 3 hours from Belize City. Our reservationist is happy to help you plan your arrival!
How big is Ranguana Caye?
Ranguana Caye is a 2-acre private island. It has a beach bar with a kitchen and three cabanas on the island. The maximum number of overnight guests is 9. The maximum number of day guests is 25.
DO YOU HAVE TVS, PHONES OR WI-FI IN THE ROOMS?
We have no TVs or phones in the rooms, but each room has Wi-Fi access. We want you to get away from it all and relax as much as possible! If you really need to use the phone just ask a manager and you are more than welcome to use the office phone.
Will I get bored on a private island?
We haven't had anyone complain about being bored yet! There's plenty to do at Ranguana Caye! Hang at Bully's Beach Bar or in one of our many hammocks. Play beach volleyball, giant jenga, or any of our other island games. Try your luck paddleboarding or host your own kayak competition. We offer SCUBA diving, Fly Fishing, Reef Fishing, and guided snorkeling. You can always take out the complimentary snorkel gear or fishing poles on your own as well! Spend your evenings by campfire or, if you're lucky, spend them seeing baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the sea for the first time (Ranguana is known for sea turtle nests).
DO YOU WELCOME FAMILIES AT Ranguana Caye?
Yes, we are open to anyone of any age the visit our beautiful island paradise! Just be sure to bring child safe sunscreen and bug repellent for them and keep a close eye on them near the water.
WHAT LIQUOR IS INCLUDED IN THE All Inclusive, Island Style PACKAGE?
Local liquors include: Hyper Vodka, 1 Barrel Rum, 5 Barrel Rum, Crystal Light Rum, Extra Mature, Coconut Rum and Belizean Rum
IS THERE ELECTRICITY AT Ranguana Caye?
Yes. Our power is 110V with the same plug style as North America. We have generators but prefer to run the Caye from our deep cycle batteries, which store energy captured by solar panels and wind generators. You can help us be power conscious by leaving your high demand appliances, such as hair dryers, at home.
CAN YOU DRINK THE WATER AT Ranguana Caye?
This is a question many traveling to Mexico and Central America frequently ask. Our island is eco-friendly and self-sustainable. All of our shower and sink water is rain water and desalination collection. It is perfectly safe to brush your teeth, shower and wash your hands with. There is a 5 gallon fresh drinking water container located in each room and always plenty of bottled water available. All of our toilets work by a salt water pressurized system and we put no paper products in the toilets. Everything goes into the trash bin and housekeeping will take it out daily. Water is our most precious resource on the island and should be used with care. Our water system is also very sensitive and if guests ever have a problem please notify staff or a manager and it will be fixed right away.
WHAT IS THE TIME ZONE IN BELIZE?
Belize is on Central Standard Time. However, we do not have daylight savings. That means we have no time change in the summer months. During those months we are on Mountain Standard Time.
DO I NEED A PASSPORT TO TRAVEL TO BELIZE?
A valid passport is all that is required for citizens of the Australia, Britain, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, United States, Venezuela, and CARICOM member states, as well as nationals of European Community. Belize requires citizens from certain other countries to have an entry visa.
WHAT IS THE MONETARY EXCHANGE IN BELIZE?
The Belize dollar has a locked exchange rate of two Belize dollars to one US. dollar.
DO I NEED TO BRING BELIZE CURRENCY?
No, US. dollars are accepted everywhere in Belize (US coins excluded). The majority of tourism facilities including hotels, restaurants and shops in populated areas accept credit cards. Street vendors and smaller establishments in remote areas may accept only cash. ATMs are easily found in most town and city centers.
DO I NEED ANY SHOTS BEFORE TRAVELING TO BELIZE?
For information on travel and health requirements, please visit the Government of Belize website or talk to your local healthcare provider.