The Central American nation of Belize has hundreds of offshore islands, known locally as cayes (pronounced “keys”). While some are barely more than an uninhabited speck of land, others offer stunning vistas, luxurious vacation resorts and unparalleled opportunities for fishing, diving, sailing and snorkeling.
The largest island, Ambergris Caye, and its capital of San Pedro are popular with visitors. With dozens of gourmet restaurants, large hotels and a vibrant entertainment district, Ambergris Caye is often the first stop for foreign tourists. Other islands like Caye Caulker and Tobacco Caye are more remote, offering visitors the chance to languidly relax in the sun while dipping their toes in the clear waters of the Caribbean.
Located in the south of Belize just a few miles offshore from the town of Dangriga, Waterfoot Caye measures just three acres. Privately owned, the island is home to an exclusive resort that can host up to 20 guests, providing modern amenities and superior rooms.
The calm waters around Waterfoot Caye make it possible to use a sea kayak to “island hop” around to nearby cayes. With the mainland so close, it is easy and convenient to see the sites of southern Belize, including the country’s only nature preserve that is home to native jaguars as well as several villages where the unique Garifua culture still practices its traditions.
Yok Ha Island Resort
With the capacity to host up to 20 guests, the Yok Ha Island Resort on Waterfoot Caye is truly a unique vacation destination. Whether you’re interested in a romantic honeymoon and/or an unforgettable wedding in a tropical paradise, the Yok Ha Island Resort offers visitors something special.
Intimate enough for family reunions or group vacations, the Yok Ha Resort features a gourmet restaurant on-site complete with an accomplished chef skilled in preparing a mouthwatering array of local delicacies. The open air bar is the perfect place to sip on a fresh tropical cocktail after a day exploring the many marine and mainland sites available just minutes from Waterfoot Caye.
Take advantage of the free use of sea kayaks to paddle around the island or visit neighboring cayes or simply relax on a private beach as you drink in the unforgettably beautiful sight of a sunset or sunrise above the waters of the Caribbean.
All year round is a great time to visit Waterfoot Caye to experience staying on a picture-perfect tropical island and the entire island is available for rental for family reunions, weddings, and group getaways.