Thatch Caye Resort

PO Box 143, Dangriga, Belize

Action Bar

18.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
6
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

It's not like we get to vacation on man-made, eco-islands every day...what an amazing experience from start to finish. So tranquil and relaxing, we loved it! Only took 1 night to kind of acclimatize to the nocturnal sounds of the over-the-water bungalow experience (the waves and the breeze in the thatch of the roof, for example). "Scheduled" meal times (i.e. breakfast served between certain hours, etc.) was a new experience for us, but it works out great as they still accommodate times for tours, fishing, day trips, etc. The food is phenomenal...fresh, healthy, nice variety, beautifully prepared and presented, we wanted for nothing. The homemade coconut macaroons at lunch are the stuff dreams are made of. If you have a successful day fishing, they add it as the Catch of the Day to the evening menu...fantastic! Everyone is very friendly and they really take care of you, but not in an intrusive way. The snorkeling and fishing are also great fun!

What the hotel could do better:

The only suggestions we would have are to have an electrical outlet in the bathroom and to include queen-size beds to maybe a couple of the bungalows (the comfort of twin beds pushed together to make a queen bed is not the greatest). We look forward to returning someday!

Dariel

Stayed January 2013

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Hotel Description

The idea of an eco-resort in Belize is not an unfamiliar one, and it’s appealing enough as it is. Thatch Caye, however, distinguishes itself with a private-island location, and a positively idyllic one at that — all the photos you see in the slideshow above were taken within a twenty-minute boat ride from the property, and in this part of the world a twenty-minute boat ride is roughly equivalent to a brisk stroll down to the corner.

Perhaps not coincidentally, a twenty-minute boat ride from the mainland is the only way to get here. The island is automobile-free, which certainly contributes to the desert-island atmosphere. It’s like the Caribbean minus what’s stereotypical about the Caribbean — nightlife at Thatch Caye is a mellow affair, with disco dancing and nightclubbing just a distant memory.

The accommodations consist of five overwater cabanas, four larger casitas with rooftop patios, and a single Family Villa, essentially a triple unit on stilts above the sea. There isn't a bad view to be had anywhere. But as is usual with such isolated resorts — especially small-footprint, eco-friendly ones — it’s not the accommodations so much as the setting that provides the real hook. Here you’ll do most anything that can be done in water, from snorkeling and diving to kayaking and fly-fishing — and in a place this tranquil, the time-honored pursuit of complete inactivity is also a very worthy option.

Please note: Thatch Caye Resort is closed this year from August through October, and the resort only accepts children over the age of 12.

How to get there:

From mainland Belize, commuter flights to the Dangriga airport are available from the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City (20 minute flight). A Thatch Caye Resort boat will shuttle you to the resort in about 20 minutes.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 11 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant

Need to Know

Rates listed include ROOM ONLY!!! All-inclusive packages are available for additional cost including the following: Three meals per day and a snack Local alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages Roundtrip boat transfer to and from Dangriga Marine reserve access fee Exclusive use of our kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, fishing poles, and other non-motorized island toys Guests must purchase own international airfare and pay for transportation to Dangriga and boat transfer to island

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant

Need to Know

Rates listed include ROOM ONLY!!! All-inclusive packages are available for additional cost including the following: Three meals per day and a snack Local alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages Roundtrip boat transfer to and from Dangriga Marine reserve access fee Exclusive use of our kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, fishing poles, and other non-motorized island toys Guests must purchase own international airfare and pay for transportation to Dangriga and boat transfer to island

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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