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Thatch Caye Resort offers adventure and island fun in a barefoot casual environment. This is a special place offering incredible experiences that you cannot find anywhere else. Our accommodations are breathtaking with a rustic Belizean feel but only include the necessities, unlike your typical luxury hotel suite. You can find the TV, coffee, and wifi in the Coco Lounge. We encourage community and wouldn’t be surprised if you leave with a few new friends. All accommodations are all-inclusive, but that means something a bit different on an island.

We call it an all-inclusive style. You’ll eat your meals together and be invited to join the daily adventures. It’s perfectly fine if you decide to just hang on the island, but we will be going snorkeling, diving, fishing, etc. every day. The island is limited to 30 guests at a time, so prepare for a vacation that few ever get the chance to experience. Welcome to your private island.
 
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Thatch Caye Private Resort The Grove, a picnic tables under the sun Premier Oceanfront cabanas

Rooms

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 is 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 seabreeze. These units are a friendly close-knit group of thatched overwater bungalows nestled together over the sea. Each has individual bathrooms with a 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.
Penthouse Oceanfront Cabana
Beautifully located, our single Penthouse Oceanfront Cabana has the best ocean views on the island. The largest of our accommodation options, it's complete with an en-suite bath, king-sized bed, seating area, and lounge chairs on the patio. The Penthouse Oceanfront Cabana has air conditioning, but we recommend opening the windows and enjoying the cool breeze provided by the Caribbean Sea. The Penthouse is perfect for a romantic occasion, but can also be used to house the whole family! Ask us about adding two twin beds into this large cabana.
Oceanfront Cabana
Oceanfront Cabanas have spectacular ocean views, en-suite baths, king-sized beds, and lounge chairs on the patio. Oceanfront Cabanas have air conditioning, so you can be fully comfortable in your island home.

Itineraries

All-Inclusive Private Island Resort in Belize offering overwater bungalows
$1,392
EXPLORE

Thatch Caye Resort

5 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Thatch Caye Resort
  • Enjoy local cuisine of Belize
  • Try unique water adventures
Activities:
Kayaking, Land Exploration, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Tour Details
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Activities

Thatch Caye Resort Adventures (additional fees may apply)

Island Activities

All Thatch Caye Resort guests enjoy the exclusive use of our kayaks, paddleboards, 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.

LOBSTER/CONCH HUNT
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.

ISLAND CRAWL
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.

STARGAZER'S CRUISE
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!

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

MAYA BASKET WEAVING & LANGUAGE CLASS
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 the Toledo District. An awesome gift to take home.

SERENITY POINT
Enjoy our yoga and fitness palapas at the end of the island. Serenity Point also offers a beautiful access point to the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
It is included with any package purchase.

BICYCLES
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!
It is included with any package purchase.

KAYAKS & STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS
Standup paddleboarding on the turquoise water is magic! Discover the quiet and calm of Thatch Caye Resort surrounded by shallow water… just you, your stand-up paddleboard 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.
It is included with any package purchase.

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. Belize Underwater hosts incredible scuba diving and snorkeling locally but also offers tours.

BARRIER REEF SNORKEL & SCUBA DIVING
The second-largest barrier reef system in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef, is a sight to behold. Snorkel among delicate sea fans, colorful tropical fish, and impressive corals.
This excursion includes two separate snorkels with experienced guides who make sure you are comfortable in the water.
Guaranteed on Wednesdays and Saturdays

NIGHT SNORKEL & SCUBA DIVING

Snorkel the second largest barrier reef in the world after dark! Night snorkeling is a great way to experience a very different marine world on the Belize Southern Barrier Reef. At night, many of marine life that go into hiding during the day come out to play, mate, explore and feed.

SOUTH WATER CAYE SNORKEL OR DIVE
8:30 am - 1 pm, 2 dives
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.
Includes: Equipment, snacks, park fees and taxes

3 TANK DIVE OR SNORKEL
8 am - 5 pm, 3 dives
Visit Glover's Reef Atoll or Turneffe Islands for a three-tank dive day. Inquire about the schedule. Offered only for private charters.
Includes: Equipment, lunch, park fees and taxes

BLUE HOLE DIVE OR SNORKEL
6 am - 5 pm, 3 dives
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 logbook for confirmation.
Half Moon Caye and the Aquarium multi-level wall dives at a maximum of 50 feet for about 45 minutes, completing a great diving experience.
Includes: Equipment, lunch, park fees and taxes
Offered only for private charters and pre-scheduled dates.

Fishing  & Boat Charters


Thatch Caye Resort partners with Blue Horizon, Belize’s only Orvis Endorsed Outfitter, with the most experienced guides in Southern Belize. Be prepared to develop a passion for chasing the Grand Slam: permit, bonefish and tarpon. Or go deep-sea fishing on your own private fishing boat! It’s easy to get hooked on Belize fishing in the pristine waters, where year-round it’s possible to catch eight to ten different species in a day. Southern Belize draws anglers from around the world with its fabulous fly fishing opportunities. Know as the permit capital of Belize, the South Water Caye Marine reserve is also home to robust populations of bonefish, tarpon, barracudas, and more. The waters are not only perfect for fly fishing, if you prefer trolling along the outer cayes, bottom fishing, or sight casting with spinning rods, you’ll be able to experience it all. We will set you up with an excellent licensed guide, equipped with the gear you need for a great day on the water.

FLY FISHING
Full-Day Tours, Half Day Tours, Discover Fly Fishing
Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned angler, Blue Horizon guides will create the experience of a lifetime. Angler to guide ratio is 2:1. Day trips include Professional fly fishing guides, outfitted flats boats, Orvis rods and reels and all terminal equipment (flies, leaders and tippet). Maximum two participants per boat.
See Fly Fishing Packages for the full angler's vacation experience.

PRIVATE CHARTER
Customize your own adventure by chartering the Blue Water Sport Fishing Boat. Bring back your catch and have our kitchen cook your catch for dinner. Enjoy music, beverages, snacks and so much more! The full-day charter includes lunch and beverages. Does not include gratuity or tax.
Full-Day & Half Day Tours
Tax and service charges are not included. Rates in USD. Minimum of 6 participants for full-day reef fishing trips.

CATCH & COOK REEF FISHING
A relaxing ride out to the world’s second-largest barrier reef to fish in magnificent aqua blue waters with its myriad of fish, corals and stingrays! Your captain will take you to his favorite spot for your chance at catching snapper, grouper, and barracuda. The Thatch Caye staff will cook your catch and serve it to you, with delicious sides, for dinner.
Full-Day & Half Day Tours


Jungle Excursions

Full day mainland tours include transportation to and from Thatch Caye Resort, packed picnic lunch, tour permit fees and services of a tour guide. Mainland tours require a minimum of 4 people.

ZIP LINE & RIVER TUBE
Experience the thrill of zipping high above the South Stann Creek River and rainforest canopy. Get a bird’s eye perspective of the river canyon and surrounding mountains.

COCKSCOMB BASIN, JUNGLE RIVER TUBING, & MAYA CHOCOLATE TOUR
Cockscomb Basin is renowned for being the world’s first and only jaguar preserve with over 128,000 acres of lush tropical rainforest. It's home to all five of Belize’s large cats: jaguar, puma, margay, jaguarundi, and ocelot.

ATM CAVE (ACTUN TUNICHIL MUKNAL)
The ATM Cave is most famous as an ancient archaeological site, containing the skeletal remains of Maya human sacrifices, pottery, and other ancient artifacts. Visitors go bananas over the fully intact skeleton from around 700- 900 AD that literally sparkles, thanks to time and science. You’ll hike to the location, wade across rushing rivers in waist-deep water, climb wet ladders inside a cave in just your socks, then enter a deep, dark hole in the side of a mountain because a tour guide told you to (and maybe pee yourself a little – but that’s okay!). This is one of the more difficult tours offered in Belize, but the effort is well worth the experience. Warning: This is not a cave for young children, those not physically fit, with knee, hip or ankle problems or with problems with claustrophobia and or heights.

RAINFOREST HORSEBACK RIDE & SWIM
Whether you’re an accomplished rider or a novice, you’ll enjoy this unique riding experience. The horses are well trained and carefully selected to make even the timidest rider look and feel like a professional! The ride will take you through pine ridges covered in magnificent ferns, then through the rainforest and its magnificent Cohune trees. After, the trail takes you to the Sittee River where you can choose to enjoy a cool, refreshing swim or simply relax on the river bank before heading back.

GARIFUNA CULTURAL & CULINARY ADVENTURE
This tour offers an enriching vacation experience that completely immerses you in the culture and traditions of the Garifuna people. Long hailed as “the teachers of Belize”, your Garifuna hosts, dressed in traditional attire, will teach you about the history and tradition of one of Belize’s prominent ethnic groups. You’ll learn about the many magical and beneficial properties of the coconut and the art of traditional coconut harvesting, husking, grating and milk extraction - you’ll be an expert before the day is through! Your labor of love will be repaid many times over when you sit down to partake in a delicious Hudut, a coconut-based soup with fresh herbs and the catch of the day. Your meal will be served with pounded plantains and fried fish. At the end of the day, you’ll learn the basic drumming techniques of the Garifuna parranda and punta rhythms. Let the beat of the Primera and Segunda drums revitalize you and end your night with a sweet treat - a traditional Garifuna dessert.

XUNANTUNICH (STONE MAIDEN) & BLUE HOLE CAVE TUBING
Enjoy the orange groves, banana farms, and a view of the Maya Mountains during the scenic drive through the Hummingbird Highway. Once you cross into Western Belize, your journey takes you across the Mopan River on a hand-cranked ferry to reach the ancient site of Xunantunich. The reward for climbing to the top of El Castillo is a spectacular view of both the Cayo District and Petén, Guatemala. After your climb, it’s time for lunch at a local restaurant before heading to St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. Here you can choose from an exhilarating cave-tubing experience through the intricate cave system or simply a refreshing dip at the inland Blue Hole.

LIVING MAYA EXPERIENCE & NIM LI PUNIT OR RIVER TUBING
The Living Maya Experience offers you an immensely enjoyable visit to a Mayan home in Big Falls Village. You will experience a traditional Mayan home, furnished with all-natural materials, from Balsa wood benches to beds of tree bark. The Living Maya Experience is a must as the Kek’chi Maya culture is quickly disappearing. You’ll spend time in a Mayan home that offers a look back to a time when they depended on the land for everything from food to furniture to medicine.

Spa Services

Relaxation and island life go hand-in-hand. We offer massages and body treatments, but we do not have a full-service spa. Instead, we offer private oceanside treatments. Please inquire for more information, spa treatments must be reserved in advance.

MASSAGES
Enjoy a private message on your balcony or rooftop deck. Choose from Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, or bamboo massages. Massages are offered for 60 or 90 minutes. Please inquire for details and reservations.

BODY TREATMENTS
Enjoy pure relaxation with one of our body treatments. Choose from a body scrub, a seaweed body wrap, or a chocolate body wrap. Please inquire for details and reservations.

 

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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