While the concept of overwater bungalows emerged from French Polynesia, there’s no shortage of them right here in the Caribbean. From Belize to Bocas del Toro, these dreamy structures beckon to the intrepid traveler looking for a dreamy and picturesque escape. Here in Belize, Muy’Ono Resorts’ private island escape, Thatch Caye, offers rustic overwater bungalows that come with views reminiscent of the Maldives. This week, the island was featured by The Points Guy for having some of the best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean. Here’s what TPG had to say about Thatch Caye in “8 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean”
Thatch Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort
There’s a really nice theme running between many Caribbean overwater bungalows: They’re on private islands. This is exactly the case with Thatch Caye, an all-inclusive resort in Belize that hosts a maximum of 30 guests at a time. The theme of this off-grid resort is rustic luxury with an island twist.
In the overwater bungalows, guests will find hammocks on a deck looking out to the water, air conditioning to help beat the heat (but there’s nothing better than an island breeze, right?), king-size or twin beds, and bathrooms with walk-in showers. Just note that Wi-Fi is only available in certain areas of the resort, excluding the overwater bungalows.
“Did you know you don’t have to spend a day of your life (and money) flying around the world for an overwater bungalow experience? There are actually a handful of incredible resorts that offer the experience in locations dotting the Caribbean…”
Meals at Thatch Caye use fresh, local ingredients and are served three times daily; you can eat in the dedicated breakfast room, the covered dining room, or even outside under the stars. There’s also a bar to wet your whistle.
As far as activities go, there’s something for everyone, including complimentary paddleboarding, snorkeling, kayaking, biking, and sailing on a Hobie Cat. Other activities (mostly paid) include a bar crawl on a boat that visits different islands, scuba diving, fishing, or heading out on an adventure to the jungle to zip line, visit caves or tube down a river.
Rates for overwater bungalows at Thach Caye vary throughout the year but typically start at around $650 per night based on double occupancy.
Want the know what other Caribbean destinations made the list? Read The Points Guy’s 8 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean here.