Thatch Island

Monday, April 20, 2009
Thatch Cay is a small, uninhabited 230 acre (931,000 m²) island half a mile (800 meters) off the northeastern coast of Saint Thomas. Its highest peak is 500 feet (150 meters). It is one of the last privately held, undeveloped islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Thatch Cay Island

The island is named after the Teyer palms which are found in thick patches on the island with which the enslaved would use to make sacks and roofing for their shacks. In 2000, Thatch Cay was contracted for purchase from the U.S. Virgin Islands Territory Court by Scott McIntyre of Idealight VI, LLC as part of Idealight's Luxury Property Development and Corporate Tourism practice.

Thatch Cay Island

With only 6 planned estates, McIntyre's private, highly eco-friendly design for Thatch Cay included solar powered island-wide wireless networks hubbed in the "lodge" to offer residents both family holiday and corporate use. In 2003, McIntyre turned over the project to the San Diego firm currently selling Thatch Cay.

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