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
Amazing time from top to bottom. Greeted by the staff and welcome drinks, and island mascot, Dewy. We never needed a thing while on the island because staff was there to take care of us. We were a big group of 12 and probably a bit rowdier then they are used to but they accommodated us and made our time very special. The activities were top notch, the food was amazing and diverse. The accommodations had breathtaking views. All in all an amazing place, with a great great staff. Thanks for the drinks Ben!
Best resort! We were there for birthday celebration and the staff was super friendly and accommodating. We would go back again for sure! Shout out to Ben and Guillermo. Best bartender and security guard. Thank you!!!
This resort was exactly what we were looking for and more. When looking for a location that we could just relax from the stress of the wedding and our normal jobs and be over water on a bungalow this place was ideal. At times the island had 22 people and then there were days there was 6 of us, so you get the private island and group experiences. We had chose to stay for 11 days but a lot of other couples and visitors to the island only spent about 3-4 days and then visited another resort. I would recommend staying in multiple places if you want to do land excursions as they were a bit pricey to do from the island. But, I feel like 3-4 days is a tight fit on the island, lots of people hardly had time to relax and take in the island because they were doing water adventures everyday. I would recommend taking some time to relax and have a day or two off on the island, otherwise you are missing out on a part of the beauty of it.
We had the greatest time, the food was good, the weather was beautiful and coming back to reality was made difficult. But, to not be understated was the job the staff did to welcome us and the service they provided during our stay. It is hard to single out any individual that did a great job, they all did amazing from the moment we got off the boat to the various adventures we did and by the end of the trip made it that more difficult to leave our new friends. But, if we had to pick an MVP, it would probably be our main man Mundo. He was always walking around with a smile and helped out above and beyond. From preparing some fresh Ginger Tea when we weren't feeling the best to keeping the drinks flowing all night, he just really cared that we had a great experience and if there was anything he could to do help out he was more than willing to do so. Also, he makes some great off the menu drinks, as for the Mundo Special or the Bob Marley or just tell him to be creative, you will not be disappointed!
We will miss our Thatch Caye family, and hopefully it will not be too long before we head back. We will highly recommend this location and trip to everyone, you will not be disappointed and will be taken good care of!