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
- Eco friendly
- 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
Michelle was super helpful coordinating this amazing travel experience for us. The chef and staff at Thatch Caye were super accommodating to dietary restrictions, and the food was fresh and the menu different each day. The fishing guides helped us catch some fish which the kitchen served up to us and the rest of the guests one night. All our excursions were worth the money, lobster hunting, snorkeling, fishing, island hopping, sunset cruising. Ben the bartender was as friendly as can be, and sent us off with buckets of beer wherever we ventured. A massage at Serenity Point was just what the doctor ordered-it was like having the ocean waves as my noise machine and it was the most relaxing experience ever. We will definitely be recommending this resort and be going back!
Thatch Caye is a gem! The friendliness and kindness of the staff and the family style dinners make this resort feel like home but with the no-worries feel of the islands. I highly recommend the all-inclusive option - the drink list is robust and there is always something delicious to devour. I promise you'll want to try it all. Even if/when it is raining, there are many fun activities that you can do. We had bad weather for the second part of our trip, but Thatch Caye hosted karaoke, drum-making, and Belize dancing to make sure these days were just as good as the sunny ones. If the weather is good, make sure to do the lobster and conch hunt. You'll get tot catch what you (or the guide in our case) eat and you get the chance to do some great snorkeling while you're out there. We went their for our honeymoon and will definitely be back!
The place is beautiful and the staff was great but not worth the price. Food was very poor quality and cold when served, tours are overpriced, no door on the bathroom, and no culture. We loved Belize because we were able to explore the country but thatch Caye was the worst part of our stay and very disappointed we spent the money on the resort.
The rooms were extremely nice and the views from the decks were stunning. The staff was friendly and helpful. The island is limited to about 30 guests at a time, so you get to know everyone. The food was very good.
Due to my work schedule I was unable to sit down and write a review till now that will truly give credit to all of the staff on the island. Firstly want to thank you to “Big Sexy” Leslie the resorts manager for all the gracious help and love he bestowed upon Shane and I. It was overwhelming! To my favorite Bartenders Ben and Mundo, I can’t wait to come back to have my usual many many more times. To Sharon our hostess your smile and spirit will always be a memory for me there. To the rest of that staff you all make it time and time again the best place for me to vacation. Many thanks. If anyone is looking for a place to go relax, unwind and enjoy a island vacation this is the place to go. If you are like me who can’t keep still this is also the place to go scuba, snorkeling, fishing is the best to come by, Darvin and Lincoln and by far some of the best guides and now friends. Lastly to Dewey, you make the island feel at home more so than anything. See y’all soon!