Thatch Caye´s second ever yoga retreat just ended and the yoga group left very relaxed and satisfied with their time spent on Thatch Caye. The sunset yoga was the highlight for everyone with incredible sunsets filled with bright orange and pink clouds reflecting the rays of the falling sun behind the Maya mountains. The sunset palapa out over the warm Caribbean ocean gave added appeal to both the yoga and the sunsets.
The guests who stayed behind after the yoga retreat ended were in for a special day, however. One group set out for Glover´s Atoll, once home of John Glover, the notorious British pirate and now home to some of the most spectacular marine life anywhere on planet earth. The other group stayed in the area and decided to do a snorkel to Tobacco Caye channel, one of the most biodiverse marine areas along the main Belize Barrier Reef. The Glovers group were all scuba divers and they saw several sting rays, huge groupers, lots of barrel sponges, tube sponges, coral canyons, and a couple of turtles. They did their surface intervals between Long Caye and Middle Caye in the turqoise waters of the sandy atoll. All divers came back wanting to go back again soon.
The guests who did the Tobacco Channel snorkel may have even gotten the better end of the deal though. As they jumped into the ocean off of the boat, three sting rays were playing right in front of them. Along the reef they continued to see nine more of the southern sting rays, two Spanish sting rays, hundreds of snappers, masses of grazing parrotfish, angel fish, trumpet fish, cow fish, schools of blue runner jacks, and blue tangs, and EIGHT spotted eagle rays. The eagle rays were the highlight of the snorkel as they cruised in and out of the coral canyons, gliding over fire corals like fighter pilots weaving over enemy landscape.
Altogether an amazing day topped off with live music by Thatch Caye´s very own acoustic guitarist and singer Gary Dingott. What could be better than a good day in the ocean and some Jimmy Buffet songs to go with the evening happy hour and dinner?Contact Thatch Caye for more information or to book your upcoming vacation by calling 1-800-435-3145
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