Little Thatch

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Little Thatch
Little Thatch is located in British Virgin Islands
Little Thatch
Little Thatch
The location of Little Thatch within the British Virgin Islands
Little Thatch is located in Caribbean
Little Thatch
Little Thatch
Little Thatch (Caribbean)
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates18°22′53″N 64°42′58″W / 18.3815°N 64.7160°W / 18.3815; -64.7160Coordinates: 18°22′53″N 64°42′58″W / 18.3815°N 64.7160°W / 18.3815; -64.7160
ArchipelagoVirgin Islands
United Kingdom
British Overseas TerritoryBritish Virgin Islands
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codeVG

Little Thatch is a privately owned island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, upon which a resort has been built. The island is located less than 500 yards (460 m) from the western end of Tortola, and is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away from Saint John, United States Virgin Islands. The island was sold by John and Jill Maynard in December 2014 to the owners of OtterBox, Curt and Nancy Richardson.[1]

It is believed to take its name from the famous pirate, Edward Teach (better known as "Blackbeard"), although there is little evidence Blackbeard ever sailed in the Virgin Islands.

The island provides habitat for the big-scaled least gecko (Sphaerodactylus macrolepis macrolepis).[2]


  1. ^ "Little Thatch Island in the British Virgin Islands".
  2. ^ Heatwole, Harold; Levins, Richard; Byer, Michael D. (July 1981). Atoll research bulletin - Biogeography of the Puerto Rican bank. 251. Washington D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution. p. 48. OCLC 45726059.