Did you know Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world? Come explore it.
The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System lies off the eastern coast of Belize and is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second longest in the world.
To the east of the Barrier Reef are three separate atoll reefs. The three Belize atoll reefs are formed on two tiers of submarine ridges: Turneffe and Glover's on one ridge and Lighthouse on a separate ridge farther to the east. This accounts for their similar outlines and NE-SW orientations. Deep marine trenches separate the two ridges.
Flying south into Belize, you can see the reef as an unbroken chain of white surf running along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and continuing south almost the whole length of the country to the Ranguana and Sapodilla Cayes.
Experience Barrier Reef diving and snorkeling at Thatch Caye Resort
Only minutes away from the Barrier Reef and boasting its own beautiful fringing reefs, Thatch Caye has the advantage of being able to offer both snorkelers and diving enthusiasts both half and full day reef experiences with only short boat rides to some of the world’s best diving sites.
See our Thatch Caye Resort Adventure Book 2014 for pricing and booking information.