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
We wanted a more private type resort that would allow for us to escape the daily life of Texas....and Thatch Caye certainly delivered beyond our expectations. The staff is so accommodating and offers sincere pleasure in their service. Our room, Jr. South, was clean and cool and the perfect size with great views of Bird Island and the glorious water. The excursions were a perfect balance of fun and educational. Belize citizens are proud but humble. The food...oh my goodness. Although we didn’t have any dietary needs, other visitors did and they gladly accommodated. Lobster each night that was freshly caught on excursions were right there with the regular menu servings. We loved the option of carefree, no choice, excellent meals. The communal dinner table is a wonderful experience. We truly just can’t say enough great things about Thatch Caye. Hydo, Perez, Sharen, Shakira, Bin, Darvin, Mikey, Mundo, Shamira and Leslie made us feel like royalty...they knew our name and quickly became family.
A beautiful small island, with a relaxing atmosphere and friendly accommodating staff. The rooms are simply done with quality amenities and air conditioners for when the heat is a little too much outside. The grounds are very well maintained. The food is excellent and the tour guides on the island are very knowledgeable about the surrounding nature. There are snorkeling, scuba, and mainland activities set up by the concierge with ease and flexibility. We plan on returning to Thatch Caye with our family.
Great 4 day trip to Belize. Staff was Wonderful and courteous. Ben the bartender was funny and mixed a mean drink. Room was clean and the balcony overlooked the sea with great lounge chairs and cool breezes. We did the half day snorkeling excursion and saw sting ray, nurse sharks, sea turtles and amazing colorful fish. K-Mike was a great tour guide. Reef fishing was also spectacular and the chef prepared and cooked our catch.
* Beautiful setting on the beach
* Loved our room over the ocean, very clean and comfy
* Staff was very friendly & helpful
* Excellent food & drinks
* Loved the availability of the ocean "toys" such as the SUPs, Kayaks and more
* Great coordination for the Scuba Excursion
We were fortunate enough to find this lovely island through a local charity benefit auction we won and it did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived we were given some of the best customer service I have witnessed at a resort and it didn't stop there. Our whole trip we felt very catered too on the island as everyone from the grounds keepers, the bartenders, the chef, waitresses, and the general manager went out of there way to make our stay pleasant. I have been to several places in the Caribbean, but the water here is as clear brilliant blue and beautiful as it comes. We had lazy relaxing days getting massages and lounging on the beach with fresh frozen cocktails being brought to you, as well as adventurous days of fishing, scuba diving, kayaking and snorkeling around the island. The picturesque view every morning from our over water bungalow is one that we will be back to visit. The food was a variety of well prepared gourmet meals and we certainly did not go hungry. The chef even prepares the fish caught from any excursion that evening for dinner for you, doesn't get fresher than that! This certainly ranks as one of our favorite vacations we have ever taken and we can't wait to go back and lay in our hammock at our room "Sea Turtle" underneath the starry skies at Thatch Caye.