West Snake Cay, Belize
West Snake Caye is one of four small islands in the Snake Cayes group. These cayes lie on an isolated coral ridge growing on a limestone ledge that extends several miles into the inner lagoon of the Belize Coastal Zone. The name came from an abundance of boa constrictors that once lived on one of the islands.
West Snake Caye is the most popular for swimming, picnicking and snorkeling. The south west side of the caye has a wide clean coral beach made of pure white sand. The beach tends to shift depending on the time of year. Just off the beach, a small thatch roof palapa is hidden among the tall mangroves. The island also has a small inland lagoon.
Things to See & Do
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - Belize Dollar (BZD)
Language – English, Spanish
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +501
Travel Links – The Snake Cayes are only 17 miles northeast of Punta Gorda and 45 minutes by boat. Tour operators out of Punta Gorda and Monkey River Town offer day trips to these cayes.