Thatch Caye

Thatch Caye Resort introduces a whole new level of all-inclusive eco-adventure and comfort for marine activities. The resort caters to travelers who are looking for an off the beaten path paradise with a fun, community vibe. Whether your utopia includes adventure on the open water or sun, sand and drinks, you'll be right at home at Thatch Caye. Just minutes from the Belize Barrier Reef, the snorkeling and diving is amazing. If underwater isn't your thing, Thatch Caye is minutes from the best fishing in the world. This is a friendly island which welcomes boaters and yacht moorings from all over the world. From the Coco Lounge to the Starfish Bar, you'll see that this island is a true destination.

Thatch Central is the gathering place to eat, drink, play, relax, meet, and mix in the warm glow of a handcrafted jungle hardwood palapa. Your adventures are planned at Thatch Central. Divers will visit the wonders of Tobacco Caye and South Water Caye. You may even plan all day excursions to Glovers, Turneffe and even the Blue Hole. There are three gorgeous beaches to play or relax on. The island is located 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. Sea kayakers, saltwater fly-fishermen, snorkelers, scuba divers, and marine enthusiasts will love this Resort.

The resort is located on a private island 9 miles off the coastline from Dangriga and two miles inside the barrier reef. Stay in one of the 11 accommodations – four spacious casitas, five overwater cabanas or the family villa. Casitas (little homes) are elevated single story units with rooftop decks, complete with hammocks, so that you can catch the island breezes and savor the spectacular views. Casitas feature 1 king size bed (or 2 twin size beds), full bath, window seat day bed, mini-fridge and ventilation fans. Cabanas are perched over the sea with 180 degree water views, spacious full baths and private verandas with hammocks. Handcrafted bamboo or wild cane ceilings with fans and tile floors provide cooling comfort year round. The Family Villa accommodates groups of four to six guests perched high above the sea in three separate dwellings. Two spacious Cabanas with king or twin beds and a central living room with a full-sized futon provide sleeping quarters for a full house. All three units have full baths; the center building has ample seating and a small kitchenette.

Each accommodation is a true oasis with private outdoor space and more importantly, no “real world” distractions. Rooms at Thatch Caye have all of the necessities, but not much else. You won’t find a phone, TV, or WiFi in your room, but all are available at the Coco Lounge, if you happen to need them.

Premier Overwater Bungalows

If your dream vacation includes a room over-the-water, our premier overwater bungalows are for you! Each of our 5 Premier Overwater Bungalows are built on stilts out over the ocean. With stunning 180° views of distant islands and clear blue water they are a true vacationer’s paradise.

Relax and unwind in a hammock on your private patio, which sways in the warm island breezes. Even though the Premier Overwater Bungalows have air conditioning, we recommend opening the windows and enjoying the cool air provided by the ocean. Each is colorfully decorated, has an en-suite bathroom, and offers your choice of a king size bed or two twin size beds.

Overwater Bungalows

Perched high above the sea, our more spacious overwater bungalows easily accommodate 2 adults very comfortably.  These bungalows share a large deck with hammocks swaying in the sea breeze. These units are a friendly close-knit group of thatched overwater bungalows nestled together over the sea. Each has individual bathrooms with shower and air-conditioning (but you likely won’t need it). Overwater Bungalows are a great way for budget-conscious travelers to get the overwater experience. Traveling with a group? Ask about renting all three overwater bungalows together!

Oceanfront Cabanas

Beautifully located, the four elegant and spacious Premier Oceanfront Cabanas have spectacular ocean views, en-suite baths, king-sized or two twin beds, window seats, easy chairs and dining tables. A 400 sq. ft. private roof patio with hammocks and lounge chairs complete your spacious home away from home. Premier Oceanfront Cabanas have air conditioning, but we recommend opening the windows and enjoying the cool breeze provided by the Caribbean Sea. 


Snorkel & Scuba

Only minutes away from the Barrier Reef and boasting its own beautiful fringing reefs, Thatch Caye Resort has the advantage of being able to offer diving enthusiasts reef experiences with only short boat rides to some of the world’s best diving sites. 

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 healthiest in the world. Thatch Caye Resort is located right on the Belize barrier reef.

Lighthouse Reef is about 3 hours away and offers divers a chance to dive the famous Blue Hole. This is a unique dive down to 130 feet, recommended for experienced divers with at least 25 dives who have been diving recently. We will ask to see your log book for confirmation.

Half Moon Caye and the Aquarium multi-level wall dives at a maximum of 50 feet for about 45 minutes, complete a great diving experience.

South Water Caye is just 30 minutes from shore, these sites are 35-60 feet and offer mild drift dives along multicolored walls and ridges teaming with eel, lobster, grouper and other reef inhabitants. All our dives are drift dives and led by certified dive masters. We do multi-level dives for about 45 minutes.

Island Activities

All Thatch Caye Resort guests enjoy the exclusive use of our kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, and other non-motorized island toys at no extra charge. Explore the surrounding waters, relax in a hammock or bask in the sun. Our activities staff are happy to get into the water with you to help you get started or to provide tips on your technique. If you are interested in seeing the surrounding waters and islands in a different way, check out our island excursions. You'll love living the island life, trust us.


Travel around the Cayes to hunt for your dinner! This is a snorkel adventure where you hunt Lobster (from June - Feb.) or Conch (from Oct. - June) and experience the underwater beauty of Belize.


Take a floating bar from caye to caye. Travel to Tobacco Caye, South Water Caye, Twin Caye and Bird Caye. Seasonally, stop by the Smithsonian research facility at Carrie Bowe Caye. Learn about the history and culture of the Cayes in Belize. The bartender on board will provide a signature cocktail to represent each island. Hang at the bar and enjoy the vibe of each island.


An hour long cruise around the Caye. Enjoy a bottle of champagne and a romantic boat ride under the beautiful Belizean night sky. Your boat captain can tell you about the different constellations and star navigation or just enjoy the peaceful serenity of the silence. Maybe you will see a shooting star or two! This is an exclusive tour, so make sure to book yours first!


Enjoy a boat ride up the beautiful Sittee River. Look for crocodiles, iguanas, river otters and the elusive manatee. Picnic lunch is provided.


Spend time learning Belize’s oldest language and oldest traditions. Rufino will guide you in making a small basket with hand selected materials from the jungles of Toledo District. An awesome gift to take home.


Enjoy our yoga and fitness palapas on the end of the island. Serenity Point also offers a beautiful access point to the tourquoise Caribbean Sea.

Included with any package purchase.


The best way to travel around our little private island is with our complimentary bikes. We have 10 brand new bikes on the island, just for your use!


Standup paddle boarding on the turquoise water is magic! Discover the quiet and calm of Thatch Caye Resort surrounded by shallow water… just you, your stand up paddle board or kayak and nature. Here, you can explore the reef, and even meet stingrays, sea turtles and barracuda. Your sea kayak journey can take you places that few other people have a chance to experience.