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Ranguana Caye

3 star hotel
Ranguana Caye, Placencia Village, Belize
3 rooms
FREE Internet

Belize Underwater

5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

25 Sittee River Road, Hopkins, Belize

Resort Highlights

  • Escape the tourist traps and beaten track with this far-flung private island getaway
  • Group of friends looking for a unique yet affordable adventure? Look no further!
  • Don't forget to try the famous shotski - a drinking challenge with a twist 
  • Marvel at the sun setting over the Caribbean Sea from your cabana's private terrace 
  • Have the island to yourself with a maximum of 25 day visitors and nine overnight guests 
  • Chow down on garlic butter shrimp and ceviche at Bully's Beach Bar
  • Watch as baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the sea for the first time
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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 75 days before trip start: 75% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 52 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 52 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Ranguana Caye

Resort Description

Ranguana Caye is a blissful private island paradise complete with crystal clear waters, swaying palms trees and white sand beach.

This collection of cabanas set on a picture perfect two-acre caye are the ideal base for all thing sun, sand and sea! The island boasts a large white sand beach, shallow lagoon and buzzing coral reef circling the land. This is a truly unique and surprisingly affordable adventure for groups of friends.

There is plenty to do on the island including beach volleyball, giant jenga, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing or hanging out in a hammock. If you're lucky you'll get to witness baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the sea for the first time (Ranguana is known for its sea turtle nests). 

The island is home to Bully's Beach Bar which serves up fresh seafood, cocktails and chilled-out music. The resort has no TVs or phones in the rooms, but WiFi is available.

Best dive sites in Placencia

Gladden Split is the most famous and perhaps most exciting dive site in Placencia. Most operators only allow snorkeling with the whale sharks found here from April to June. If these gentle giants are your goal, plan your journey from two days before the full moon to ten days after it. The outer section of the reef is home to many advanced, deep sites. Here you’ll find walls that drop to unimaginable depths and strong currents. On the inner reef, there are a few small cayes, perfect for getting certified. These include Robert’s Caye and Laughing Bird Caye National Park, which is well-known for its variety of ray species.

Snorkeling in Placencia

Placencia is a great place to travel with non-divers. Because the whale shark experience occurs mostly from the surface, it’s perfect for snorkelers. And as long as snorkelers stay on the inside of the reef, there is plenty to see with little to no current. Many dive operators in town will be happy to arrange snorkeling tours.

What to see

The main attraction in Placencia are the whale sharks. This happens to be one of the best places in the world for a wild encounter with these gentle giants. But even if you visit outside of whale shark season, there will be plenty to keep your eyes busy.

On the outer reef, you’ll easily spot turtles, rays, pelagic fish, eels and reef sharks among the huge soft and hard corals. On the boat ride out, you might encounter a pod of dolphins or even whales!

The inner reef is also visited by plenty of rays, including the majestic manta ray. This section of the reef is also a photographer’s paradise. The macro in the area ranges from nudibranchs to mantis shrimp and colorful crabs.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* Dive Center in Southern Belize
  • Wonderful year-round diving conditions- warm and clear seas
  • Mild drift dives, colorful walls, lobsters, turtles, rays, groupers and more!
  • Full range of PADI Training available for all experience levels
  • Snorkelling, island experiences and private boat charters
  • Free pick up from your resort; Ranguana, Placencia, Copal Tree, Hopkins, Royal Belize and Thatch Caye

Description

Belize Underwater is a PADI 5* Dive Center in Southern Belize.

The conditions in Belize are wonderful year-round with warm water and an average visibility of 70ft. The best dive sites are in southern Belize- Glover's Reef, South Water Caye and more! Explore the Belize Barrier Reef, part of the second largest barrier reef in the world. 

Minutes from shore you'll experience mild drift dives along multicolored walls and ridges home to eels, lobsters, groupers, turtles and other reef creatures. If you opt for a 3-tank day trip, your chances of seeing all kinds of rays, turtles, dugong and wrasse are increased. 

The team offer a full range of PADI training to suit absolute beginners through to expert level divers looking to hone a specific underwater skill, such as photography. 

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Toilet
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Dry Area
  • Seating Area
  • Shaded Space
  • Drinking Water
  • Custom Built
  • Ladder

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge

Food & drink

  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival 

  • Complimetary boat transfers are available two days per week. The boat leaves for Ranguana Caye at 9am in Placencia every Tuesday and Friday. The boat departs Ranguana Caye at 3pm every Tuesday and Friday.
  • To get to Placencia, you start by flying to Belize City International Airport. You then can hop on a commuter flight from Belize City to Placencia. The flight will last around 35 minutes.
  • If you do not wish to take the complimentary transfer, you will face additional charges for hiring a private speedboat to the island. 
  • Check in time is flexible depending on your flights and time of arrival. 

Departure

  • Check out is flexible and dependant on your departure times. If you take the complimentary transfer, you will need to be ready to leave at 2:30pm. 
  • Once back in Placencia, you can jump on a commuter flight back to Belize International Airport. 

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