Thatch Caye Resort – Belize

Thatch Caye overwater bungalows

Featuring a total of 5 overwater bungalows in addition to an overwater villa which is made up of 3 overwater bungalows that have been grouped together, and 7 land-based rooms, the Thatch Caye Resort is on a private island just off Belize's central coast. The 5 thatch roof bungalows are located over the water, positioned to take advantage of the sea breezes and views of nearby islands. Unlike a Bora Bora resort, you cannot swim directly off the patio as the bungalows are elevated 15 feet over the water’s edge. There are, however, two sandy beaches on either end of this private 1 mile long island.

This is an all-inclusive hotel where nearly all the activities are included with the room price as well. Rates are quite reasonable so it's excellent value for those looking for an eco-resort-type property rather than a luxurious chain hotel. Alcohol and a few activities cost extra.


Thatch Caye Resort is located on its own island 9 miles from Dangriga in central Belize.


5 Overwater Cabanas

Beds: One king or 2 twins in each bedroom
Wi-Fi: Available in the lobby
Entertainment system: No
Room service: No

Special room features

  • Full bathroom with stand up shower
  • Wall and Ceiling fans
  • Private deck with hammocks

3 Overwater Villa Cabanas (grouped together)

  • Beds: One King or 2 twins, plus full size futon in the central living room cabana
  • Wifi: Available in the lobby
  • Entertainment system: No
  • Room service: No


Special room features

  • Full bathroom with stand up shower
  • Wall and Ceiling fans
  • Refrigerator and mini kitchenette
  • Private rooftop patio with hammocks


  • Rates vary from US$699 a night to US$749 a night for two people

All packages include:

– accommodation (minimum 3 nights)
– welcome drink and orientation
– three meals daily from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure
– non alcoholic beverages
– unlimited use of kayaks and stand up paddle boards
– all taxes (9% hotel, 12.5% sales)

Activities and tours can be booked onsite with Guest Services.

Booking is available by emailing [email protected], calling 800-435-3145, or on the Thatch Caye Resort official website.

Restaurants and bars

  • Coco Lounge
  • The Grove
  • Starfish Bar

Resort features

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sea kayaks
  • Hobi Cat
  • Stand up paddle boards


There’s no spa on the island, though massage services are available.

Nearby activities

  • Fishing excursions
  • Maya ruins
  • Cave Tubing
  • Zip lining
  • Horseback riding
  • Jungle Rappelling
  • River Kayaking

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Thatch Caye Resort are generally excellent. This eco-resort gets a “paradise” rating from most, with both the setting and the staff receiving very high marks. The rooms are found to be more than adequate, but it's the private-island feeling and the activities that seem to get most of the raves.

The rooms are fairly basic however, so it's important to book knowing that this is not a deluxe 4-star resort. Thatch Caye seems to have done a good job in setting expectations, as very few guests complain about anything.

Getting there

To reach the Thatch Caye Resort you’ll first need to fly to Belize International Airport (BZE). From there you can take a short flight to Dangriga (Thatch Caye is happy to make this reservation for you), where you’ll be met by hotel staff for a 20-minute boat ride to the resort itself.