"Stunning Island Paradise"
We stayed at Thatch Caye for 5 nights over the New Year period. The island is truly beautiful and you can do as much or as little as you want with your time there. When we wanted to pretend we were on our own private paradise island, there were lots of tucked away beach corners where we could retreat, and when we wanted to snorkel, we were taken out on a speed boat to some stunning spots. On one of our snorkeling trips we were even accompanied by a friendly pod of dolphins. We were looked after impeccably by Steve and his team – the food was fantastic, everyone was incredibly friendly, thoughtful and knowledgeable, and all went out of their way to help make our stay utterly perfect. We learnt about the eco aspect of the island while we were there and the enormous amounts of energy and time that had gone into it - this attention to detail is reflected in everything about the way Thatch Caye is run and we can´t wait to come back.
Just 9 miles from Dangriga in south-central Belize, Thatch Caye is an island complex that forms a 10-acre marine park. Two miles from the second largest reef in the Western world, Thatch Caye Resort is inside the protected South Water Caye Marine Reserve, a 117,878 acre site in the Coco Plum Range of islands.
Thatch Caye is a “hand made” eco-resort developed without the use of heavy machinery. In addition to traditional off-grid generating methods, solar and wind power is used to provide clean, quiet power for the island.
The island is located is a short kayak ride to one of only 12 world renowned bird sanctuaries in the Caribbean where hundreds of frigates, boobies and pelicans make their home.
Enjoy relaxing on one of our three beautiful beaches! The entrance to Thatch Caye is a protected waterway with thatch roofed boat houses, walkways and bridges. An aquarium graces the marina with an over water palapa to savor Belizean sunsets or gaze at the water dance below. Our East-facing boardwalk runs along the edge of Thatch Caye for nearly a thousand feet. A tee-shaped dock with hammocks under shade connects the boardwalk to a launching dock where your sea adventures begin. Sea kayaks are available to explore the many cayes and mangrove habitats of Central Belize. Moorings, sailboats and cruisers are welcome to visit Thatch Caye Resort for a meal at Thatch Central, ice, fresh water, provisions and dives!
Thatch Caye’s GPS coordinates are 16 degrees 53.105′ North and 88 degrees 07.172′.
Thatch Caye offers five moorings on the West side of our caye and three additional moorings on our East side.
East moorings: 16°53’9.45″N 88° 7’6.91″W
West moorings: 16°53’16.24″N 88° 7’16.05″W