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The Lodge at Chaa Creek

San Ignacio, Belize (SQS)

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The Cottage Collection - The Lodge at Chaa Creek - 1

The Cottage Collection

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$393 $256
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      Chaa Creek`s Cottage Collection is carefully tucked away amidst lush tropical gardens along the verdant banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the ancient Maya Mountains. Staffed by professional individuals who value your stay as much as you do, and with only 23 distinctive spaces, this romantic little lodge blessed with understated Belizean charm and a spectacular jungle setting guarantees a unique and truly intimate experience.

  • Thatched cottages
  • Atmosphere of elegance
  • Fine fabrics
  • Luxurious furnishings
  • Antiques
  • Private sun deck verandahs for viewing wildlife and interacting with nature
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Garden Jacuzzi Suite - The Lodge at Chaa Creek - 2

Garden Jacuzzi Suite

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  • Four-poster mahogany queen bed
  • Fine linens
  • Guatemalan antique armoire
  • Spacious bath with Jacuzzi
  • Private screened verandah with jungle garden
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The Lodge at Chaa Creek - Tree Top Suite

Tree Top Jacuzzi Suite

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The new Tree Top Suites at Chaa Creek appear to defy gravity as they stand eye level amongst the upper most branches of the majestic hardwoods that surround them along the steep forested banks of the Macal River in Belize's Cayo District. The large and airy suites combine elegance with a unique sense of adventurous design as they compete with nature for a panoramic birds-eye view of the encircling jungle landscape.
  • One-bedroom suites
  • Private Jacuzzi
  • Perched upon stargazing verandas
  • Perfect romantic setting for the honeymoon couple
  • Can easily accommodate family groups with sleeping arrangements for four
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Macal Cottage

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      The Macal Cottage is the newest starring attraction in Chaa Creek`s award winning cottage colony. Perched on the edge of a grassy knoll overlooking the sleepy Macal River, the cottage blends stylish simplicity and elegant furnishings to create a romantic ambiance in a stunning rainforest backdrop. Naturally perfect for families this charming cottage colony is just as popular with couples.

  • Nestled amidst tropical gardens
  • King sized bed
  • Oversized day bed
  • Two private terraces with hammocks
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi al fresco
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Spa Villa - The Lodge at Chaa Creek - 4

Spa Villa

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$1,046 $680
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      The new two bedroom Spa Villa is set within a tropical hillside garden in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the lush jungle surrounds of the Macal River Basin from the spacious glass walled living room and large wrap around veranda with Jacuzzi. A private spa room provides the comfort of professional massage treatments in the privacy of one’s own lodgings.

  • Master bedroom with king size bed
  • Second bedroom with a queen and single bed
  • Two en suite bathrooms
  • Full kitchen stocked with food
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Fresh flowers
  • Tasteful art
  • Sound media system
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The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Macal River, Negroman, San Ignacio, Belize Belize

As a private 365-acre nature reserve set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, Chaa Creek has provided a unique adventure travel experience for thousands of people while maintaining an unspoiled ambience.
Set out on an adventure you`ll never forget. Awake to a magnificent sunrise in view of majestic Mayan temples. Discover the wonders of ancient ceremonial caves that reveal secrets of a lost world.

Guests do not need to travel far to create their own tropical adventures. Within Chaa Creek's private 365-acre nature reserve there are miles of well maintained trails.
Enjoy adventures such as:

  • Guided horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Nature walks
  • Canoeing
  • Exploring the extensive trail system
  • On-site archaeological sites
  • Relax in your hammock with binoculars or a good book

Chaa Creek Inland Expeditions caters to the traveler looking for both physical and intellectual challenges, and the range of programs and activities has been designed to stimulate interest in the environment, culture, natural history, and archaeology of Belize.

The jungle lodge has 23 comfortable palm-thatched cottage rooms including two Garden Suites or a Complete Garden Suite with Jacuzzi, two Tree Top Jacuzzi Suites, an Orchard Villa and a Sky Room, all nestled along the riverside in a setting of unmatched beauty and tranquility.
Travelers share stories and relax at the verandah bar before enjoying delicious meals in the Chaa Creek restaurant. Guests interact with nature while exploring the river, miles of well-maintained forest trails and Mayan temple sites.

The Spa at Chaa Creek offers a tranquil and extraordinary sensory experience that promotes harmony between inner and outer self. Specialized therapists will help you choose from a variety of personalized treatments designed to enhance individual beauty while promoting health and a sense of wellbeing.

Your spa experience will take on greater dimensions as you enjoy Chaa Creek's activities such as swimming and canoeing, horseback riding and hiking. Naturalist guides will help put you in tune with your surroundings to ensure a truly unique, invigorating rainforest experience.

AMENITIES:
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24-Hour Maintenance
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • BBQ Area
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Biking / Hiking Trail
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Dock
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Complimentary Use of Bathrobe
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms (+)
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Event Catering
  • Extended Stay
  • Fine Dining
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Breakfast
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Great for Kids
  • Green Globe Certified
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Guests Under 21
  • Guests Under 25
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap Services
  • Helicopter/Airplane Tours (nearby)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Historic Location
  • Honeymoon Amenities
  • Horseback Riding (+)
  • Housekeeping
  • Ice Machine
  • In room Safe
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Jogging Area
  • Kiddie Pool
  • Kids Stay Free (Based on Age)
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Luxury Resorts
  • Massage Services
  • Massage Therapist
  • Meal Plan Discount
  • Medical Services
  • Museums Nearby
  • On-Site Check In
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Photocopy Machines
  • Picnic Area
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Postal Services
  • Private Bath
  • Private Sleeping Area
  • Public Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • River Access
  • River View
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • Secured Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Wheelchair Access Elevator
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 993 reviews
from Bronxville, New York
Submitted on 16-05-2016
We love our stay at Chaa Creek. The staff was very friendly. The accommodation was superb. We love stayed 5 nights my girlfriend and I and we absolutely would come back for vacation again. We loved that breakfast was included and the staff went out of their way to cook me panades as I was born in Belize and that's one of my favorite Belizean foods. The staff also went out of their was to make me Belizean potato salad. Loved it!!! We didn't get a chance to enjoy the bar but we enjoyed the inf... Read more
from Indianapolis, Indiana
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Chaa Creek Lodge is a great place to stay. The location and accommodations are first class and all the guides and employee are nice. Our trips to the Mayan sites were fantastic . we recommend Chaa Creek to anyone looking for adventure or just a very relaxing trip.
from Nogal, New Mexico
Submitted on 21-05-2016
It was so beautiful and the lodge's principles of Eco tourism are seen throughout the property. Everyone was so accommodating and friendly it was great to come back to Chaa Creek after many years. The butterfly exhibit is excellent along with the morning bird watching with an excellent guide, Alan. Chaa creek arranged our trip to Tikal which was amazing.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Everything was just so perfect. Chaa Creek have thought of everything! The rooms are very comfortable and spacious and the staff are so helpful. Everything is geared up to give you the perfect experience of the incredible surroundings. If you want to go for a kayaking experience down the river to San Ignacio, this is all free and great fun in the middle of the jungle. Other tours of the grounds are free and well worth doing. We did two tours to mountain pine ridge and the Mayan ruins. These ar... Read more
from Columbia, Maryland
Submitted on 24-05-2016
My husband and I stayed in a treetop suite for two nights in May 2016. The suite is beautifully decorated, the bed is comfortable, the living area is huge, and the deck has an excellent view of the river. It isn't very private as there was another suite right next door and both are down one small hill from the rest of the lodge. The grounds of the lodge are perfectly maintained and well lighted at night. There is a separate bar and dining room; both have excellent service and reasonable hour... Read more
from Pasadena, California
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Staying at Chaa Creek was an experience I'll cherish forever. This was my first time in Belize and travelling alone. Initially feeling a bit timid, I'm now home and already dreaming about returning. Stepping out of the airport to a chorus of grackles and melodious blackbirds, Ricky was soon there to shuttle me and a sweet couple from the UK to the lodge. The whole ride he answered our questions about Belize. He made some stops along the way for us to photograph wildlife. We took snack stops t... Read more
from Coronado, California
Submitted on 31-05-2016
What a beautiful & relaxing visit! Everything was top notch at Chaa Creek. When I arrived, till the moment I left, I enjoyed every single minute. The staff was by far the friendliest I have ever encountered. Everyone was so kind and helpful to any request I may have had - not only during my visit, but prior to my visit with helping me arrange airport transportation, rooms, etc. The grounds were beautifully maintained and it was very relaxing. I actually had the best nights sleep there since I ca... Read more
from Duxbury, Massachusetts
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Awesome place with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Staff was very friendly and they have something here for everyone. We stayed in the camp and were fed WELL! The food was awesome! We had a great breakfast every morning and an awesome dinner as well. Thank you CHAA CREEK!
from New Jersey
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Our family - two parents and three kids ages 18, 19 and 22 stayed in the Orchard Villa. Both the villa and the resort were wonderful! The resort is clean and beautifully landscaped. All the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was included in our package and it was delicious with many dishes to choose from. We very much enjoyed having a pool to use at the end of the day. The concierge was excellent re booking our excursions. And, we felt comfortable knowing they used thier ow... Read more
from The Woodlands
Submitted on 03-06-2016
We stayed 4 nights at the river camp. We chose to drive ourselves to save money. The roads were easy to navigate and we were able to schedule our own excursions for a much lower cost since we had our own transportation. We arrived at the reception area to be greeted by cold washcloths and juice. The excitement didn't last long when we realized it was 102 degrees and we had no air-conditioning or fans at the campground. Sleeping in the tents was stifling! It did eventually cool off to mid 70's... Read more
from Eagle, Idaho
Submitted on 14-06-2016
We decided to stay at Chaa Creek for my daughter's high school graduation trip. We loved the beauty of Chaa Creek and enjoyed very much the hospitality of the employees. The best thing for us was the fact that we were able to stay at Chaa Creek on a budget. Docio and Francelia were amazing hosts at the Casitas and we will definitely be back for some more of his stories and her wonderful cooking. Thank you for an amazing trip!
from Alamo, United States
Submitted on 14-06-2016
We just returned from The Lodge at Chaa Creek and had a really amazing time! Our cabin was beautifully done and was located where we has howler monkeys and iguanas right out on our front lawn! The setting and property are beautiful, the staff so helpful and all the excursions we took were great! The food and cocktails were exceptional!
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-06-2016
We stayed at Chaa Creek from 5th- 12th June. We were a party of 3 - my 80 year old father, his partner and myself. It is an amazing place. Beautiful grounds, tasteful well thought out thatched cottages in the grounds , a beautiful pool , a bar and a small but excellent restaurant. In addition there a many on site activities - early morning birdwatching , canoeing , a medicine trail, a natural history exhibit and a butterfly farm to name but a few. They also organise a range off site activit... Read more
from Smyrna, Georgia
Submitted on 21-06-2016
The resort is lovely- just like the pictures. The staff was great and helpful. The food is fantastic. We never had a poor meal. The only downside was there is NO AC ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY, especially not in your room! I think this should be something noted on the website when booking. All of the windows in our garden jacuzzi suite were screen Windows. So I was upset that we had paid extra for this suite but in no way could use a jacuzzi hot tub when it's 90 degrees in the room. They brought in... Read more
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 21-06-2016
We had a wonderful time at Chaa Creek. Everyone working there was extremely friendly and helpful. We took two tours that were great with their staff. Great pool and bar and food at restaurant was wonderful. Highly recommend Chaa Creek.
from Prairieville, Louisiana
Submitted on 24-06-2016
We were given very special treatment from start to finish by a wonderful staff. Migel and Daren were wonderful tour guides. And Mrs Alice was very warm and accommodating at mealtimes. The grounds were amazing, and something very different from our usual vacations. Every meal eaten was thoroughly enjoyed by my entire family, including my very picky 11 year old. Was surprised by the lack of consistent air conditioning. Our Spa Villa had bedrooms only air conditioned. But after a day, did not... Read more
from Kingston, Jamaica
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Our family trip to Chaa Creek was a wonderful experience! The management and staff at the resort have really managed to place attention to every detail to ensure that their guests experience is nothing less than perfect. Honestly, there was not a single area of complaint. The staff were genuinely friendly and obviously well trained (and well treated). The accommodation, tours and food were superb.
from Huntington Beach, CA
Submitted on 26-06-2016
We visited at the start of the rainy season (June 2016) and very much enjoyed the grounds and staff. The place is gorgeous - with birds and monkeys and a great pool. The dinner is expensive (not vs. U.S., vs local prices) and less authentic than eating in town, so we quickly changed to driving into town to eat dinners. Their wifi is almost nonexistent except in the bar/restaurant/pool area. The outdoor shower in our room (cottage) is amazingly cool. The staff in the bar and restaurant was v... Read more
from Atlanta, United States
Submitted on 27-06-2016
The property was incredible! The pool was fabulous and the rooms were spacious and clean and it unit is decorated differently. There were many things to do on the property alone. We did go a a few excursions and the guides were also excellent either history and knowledge of subjects. I would highly recommend cha-creek!
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 30-06-2016
In over 40 years of travel, we have not stayed at a better run property. The accommodations were fantastic and the food was superb. Our concierge, Denise, was very helpful and the wait staff, Alice and Julie, were great. Take the trip to the Mayan ruins at Tikal Village.
from Willemstad, Curacao
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Chaa Creek uses the tagline Wildly Civilized and it's a pefect fit. If you are looking for a jungle experince but with the comfort you are used to at home, look nu further. The cabins were spacious, private and it's just great fun to step out of your door and spot 20 species of tropical birds and howler monkeys. The true selling point of Chaa Creek is the people working there. Most of them are experts of the area an incredibly knowledgable about the wildlife and nature. Great bunch of people. ... Read more
from Park City, Utah
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful property with on-site activities, and incredible staff that call you by name. The rooms are beautiful, the pool area a delight, and on-site activities were very easy to schedule with the wonderful concierge. The guides they provide for the tours are wonderful as well. We will definitely be back here in the near future.
from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Chaa Creek is a real gem. Secluded location, beautiful landscaping, outstanding restaurant. All of the staff were knowledgeable, helpful and exceedingly courteous. In all my travels, I can't recall staying at a more professionally run resort.
from Cummington, Massachusetts
Submitted on 09-07-2016
I think this place is ok, but some things happened to me that weren't very good. It is an eco camp separate from Chaa Creek Lodge, it was the Macal River Camp. It was what I was expecting as far as rustic camp accommodations, but at the end of the trip when I was packing, a large scorpion appeared inside my room. I took a picture of it and showed the staff, but no one came to remove it. It was so unsettling that I left my camera there. When I called them from home to find my camera, they ne... Read more
from Scotland
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We loved every minute of our stay at Chaa Creek Lodge. Our cottage was spacious and very comfortable, with its own sundeck, and set in such lovely grounds which are well maintained. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and the bar and restaurant areas leafy and relaxing. All around was beautiful birdsong and there were many birds to see including the toucans! The howler monkeys visited regularly and could occasionally be seen foraging for fruit up in the tree... Read more
from Montecito, California
Submitted on 14-07-2016
From the owners Mick and Lucy's attention to detail and deep love for the land and the people of Belize, to their staff's genuine excitement for their jobs and their attention to detail with each guest interaction, my recent trip was INCREDIBLE. I had been there before in the early 2000s, but this time I came with my 1 1/2 year old son and made sure we enjoyed every activity on the property. The food was so fresh and full of life, the chef Marco was also extremely accommodating to my gluten into... Read more
from Arlington, Virginia
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Our family of four just spent five wonderful days at Chaa Creek - both our kids were in tears when we had to leave! The grounds and cottages are just beautiful - it's really a lovely and relaxing place. The staff are all so warm, friendly and helpful - they were especially wonderful with our kids. We did lots of excursions, including birdwatching, canoeing down to San Ignacio for the market, the night hike, an ATV jungle safari, horseback riding, Barton Creek Cave, and Tikal, We were extremely ... Read more
from Sierra Madre, California
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We stayed at Chaa Creek for 25th anniversary for 4 nights. It was tremendous. The treehouse suite was perfect, food was great, Alice in the restaurant is a sweetheart and funny, activities were amazing---ATM cave was a huge adventure, camping to San Ignacio was so chill-- would recommend Chaa Creek highly.
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 18-07-2016
My wife and I departed for Belize with some trepidation because our trip, planned for July, seemed to coincide with the rainy season and with it, we were sure, tons of mosquitoes. The staff at Chaa Creek assured us there would be few if any mosquitoes, and amazingly that turned out to be true. There was very little rain, although I am told August and September can be wet. Can't say enough about our week-long stay. Our children ages 6&7 loved staying in the camp area of the resort, where we were ... Read more
from Escondido
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Our family had an outstanding experience at Chaa Creek. Accommodations and service were the best. I just wish we had booked more days at Chaa Creek to take advantage of more of the on-site activities. We booked one of their jungle and beach packages, splitting time between Chaa Creek and Robert's Grove in Placencia. That was good too, but no match to Chaa Creek in terms of amenities, food, and service.
from Austin
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Great experience at Chaa Creek. Excellent service and went out of their way to accommodate our requests. Beautiful grounds. Very good food. Prepare for seclusion. Highly recommend ATM and Xunantunich excursions.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 25-07-2016
The knowledge the guides possess is overwhelming. It was like a college course in Mayan history, bird watching, spelunking Howler monkey calling, butterfly breeding and eco friendly culture in 3 days. I feel empowered, enlightened and grateful.
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 27-07-2016
We stayed at Chaa Creek in July.....and had no idea what to expect. We were coming from a private island with amazing service so we thought we would be let down somewhat....but were we ever wrong! the accommodations were BEAUTIFUL...complete with thatched roofs! and while I freaked out about no AC....we really didn't need it! the staff remembered our names and greeted us each time we saw them....the food was delicious....and the tours arranged thru the resort were spectacular. We cannot wait to ... Read more
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