What We Love
- Remote location on a private cay nine miles off the coast of Belize, with just 12 guestrooms
- Diving paradise: The property is just three miles from the world’s second-largest barrier reef
- Delicious meals prepared by local chefs are served family-style in the covered restaurant or under the stars
- Eco-friendly: Electricity is mainly generated by wind and solar power
- Air conditioning is available in all units
What To Know
- The hotel recommends that you book your international flight into Belize City for an arrival of no later than 3:30 PM, as the last Maya Island Air or Tropic Air flights depart Belize City for Dangriga at 5:00 PM
- The beaches are small pockets of sand rather than long stretches of shoreline
- Guests go here to get off the grid; WiFi is only available in the main palapa
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
Off the coast of Dangriga, Belize, Thatch Caye Resort is a private island hideaway for underwater adventures and going off the grid in style. A robust ecology program is at the heart of island life, with buildings set on stilts and electricity supplied by wind and solar power alone. The five overwater bungalows are best for romance, with spectacular views of the gin-clear sea and the islands in the distance (best viewed from the hammock on your private deck). All have private bathrooms, cool tile floors and ceilings made from bamboo or wild cane. Four cabanas offer more space to spread out, plus huge furnished roof decks for taking in the island scenery. Meals are served family-style three times a day; all are organic Garifuna, Mayan and international dishes prepared by local chefs. After dinner most guests head to the overwater Starfish Bar for a tropical cocktail, then turn in early to rest up for another full day of water sports, snorkeling and scuba diving — after some beachside lounging in the morning.
In the Area
With the world’s second-largest barrier reef just offshore, the focus here is on underwater adventures and water sports. Favorite dive sites include the renowned Blue Hole, South Water Caye Marine Reserve and Glover’s Reef, but non-divers can still see a wealth of marine life on guided snorkeling excursions. Above the water, guests can practice paddleboarding and kayaking direct from the hotel, go fishing with a guide (catch-and-release only) or head to the mainland for caving, hiking and cultural tours near the Mopan River.
How to Get There
What an extraordinary place! The friendliness of the staff and the snorkeling off one of the world's great barrier reefs made this a trip of a lifetime. The clear waters and eco friendly resort. What island can you walk from one side to the other and get the best sunrises and sunsets in a few steps. The Thatch rooms overlooking the water are very romantic. But mostly the friendly staff and setting. Pure magic and great for honeymooners or families.
Relaxing and comfortable. The staff exemplary - attentive and helpful. Great blend of excursions and self directed activities makes for enjoyable and relaxing stay. The daily happy hour was a great way to end the day and meet new friends.
Overall amazing experience. The staff makes this place special, lots to do here. Fun for families and couples. The food is so good, the grounds are well maintained, everyday is relaxing def memorable.
WE enjoyed a week at Thatch Caye where we were restored! WE met wonderful people. We stayed in an over water bungalow that was romantic and perfect. The staff was friendly, helpful and the island is tranquil and relaxed -- we will be back!
A little touch of paradise off the coast of Belize. We felt like we were the only ones on the island and the staff treated us that way as well. Great accommodations! Meals served family style which gave everyone a great opportunity to visit and get to know each other. Lots of activities or lots of time to relax.