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The Lodge at Chaa Creek

San Ignacio, Belize (SQS)

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Based on 1052 reviews
Awarded as a Top Hotel for Families in Central America in the Traveler`s Choice 2012!
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The Cottage Collection - The Lodge at Chaa Creek - 1

The Cottage Collection

      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

  • Four-poster mahogany queen bed
  • Fine linens
  • Guatemalan antique armoire
  • Spacious bath with Jacuzzi
  • Private screened verandah with jungle garden
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Macal Cottage

      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 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 - Tree Top Suite

Tree Top Jacuzzi Suite

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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The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Macal River, Negroman, San Ignacio, Belize Belize

Discover what Caribbean Travel and Life Readers have polled as the BEST ECO RESORT in the Caribbean for 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. This wonderful getaway spot allows you to enjoy nature while conserving it.

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.

  • 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 1052 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
from Friendswood, Texas
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Travel agent Mary Toy of Destinations Belize suggested this. My friends and I were skeptical, but tried it. Pictures and words cannot describe how much at home we felt and how incredible the place is. I went in for river canoeing, cave tubing, horseback jungle trail ride, Mayan ruins visit and mostly eating incredibly well prepared food. Staff, pool, restaurant, rooms, beds, setting and attention to detail are all superb. Just go!!!
from Manchester, Missouri
Submitted on 04-08-2016
This was one of the best trips my family has ever taken. The service was five star, the food was wonderful, and the activities were numerous. My 11 and 13 year old daughters made me promise to come back some day soon. The experience really brought my family closer together. I highly recommend horseback riding, the cave tubing, and taking the ATM tour. The resort takes care of all the arrangements for you and transportation for you. The menu changes daily with 4 different options and we enjo... Read more
from Columbia, South Carolina
Submitted on 05-08-2016
We spent a few nights at CC with our 2 kids. We stayed in one of the cottages. We took advantage of a day trip to Tikal, zip lining, cave tubing, bird watching, the night hike, as well as canoeing. Had a blast! All of the staff were personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. We spent the second part of our trip down on the coast and in hindsight we wish we had just spent the whole time at Chaa Creek.
Submitted on 07-08-2016
We stayed in Chaa creek camp casitas for 3 nights and then 2 in Chaa Creek proper. Camp casitas is similar to camping but you have a nicer bed; showers and toilets are separate. Camp includes breakfast and dinner; Docio's wife who cooks dinner is an amazing cook. It was some of the best food we had in Belize. Staying in camp allows a more rustic experience and is budget friendly. We were upgraded for our last 2 nights to Chaa Creek proper because they felt it was safer due to Tropical storm/Hurr... Read more
from Bangkok, Thailand
Submitted on 09-08-2016
We spent five nights at Chaa Creek Lodge in two rooms as a family - two adults and two teenagers. In many respects, this is a great resort and we enjoyed most aspects of our stay. The grounds around the rooms were lush and beautifully landscaped, with wide trails that were great for walking and birding. The pool was a great place to relax in the late afternoon upon returning from adventures - there were even beautiful birds nesting in the pool umbrellas and nearby trees. And the bungalows were s... Read more
from Boulder, Colorado
Submitted on 09-08-2016
We stayed 3 nights with our three teenage kids at the Spa Villa. Firstly the good...the staff are super friendly, the food is good and the resort is situated beautifully and is well groomed. Granted this is a jungle lodge and you would not expect five star service, except that the prices are five star. You are somewhat captive to the restaurant with very high prices.. at least $50 per head. Stay with the local rum punch..bottle of Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc is $63 ( US retail is $12.99). It... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Of course, the accommodations were first-class eco jungle, the cuisine was fabulous, the activities on and off the Lodge property were amazing! But what really set this experience apart from all others was the caring, careful, extremely professional, safe and secure way that the staff prepared the Lodge and its inhabitants for Hurricane Earl and followed through in such meticulous detail to ensure that everyone received excellent treatment, under the most trying and difficult of circumstances. ... Read more
from Sunnyvale, CA
Submitted on 15-08-2016
My husband and I took our three teenagers to Belize and Chaa Creek was supposed to be our second stop. Thanks to Hurricane Earl, we had to change plans and come there first. The staff was unbelievably accommodating. We stayed in the casitas. When they saw there were five of us, they gave us two casitas instead of the one we'd expected. It was so nice for everyone to have some space. Docio and his family took great care of us. The food was delicious. The pool became and afternoon habit. And the h... Read more
Submitted on 15-08-2016
This was our fourth trip to Chaa Creek with a high school student group, and it was fantastic. We stayed at the campground, where the accommodations were perfect for teenagers and adults alike. Docio and family were top notch hosts - warm, welcoming, and fun! The food was delicious as well. They even made a beautifully decorated birthday cake for one of the students! Excellence on every level.
from Denton, Texas
Submitted on 16-08-2016
We recently spent several great days at the Camp Casitas at Chaa Creek. It was the perfect combination of the best of camping- being in nature, listening to the birds , but with the convenience of modern ammenities and wonderful meals served in a beautiful outdoor pavilion. A short and beautiful nature walk connected us to a lovely pool, bar, and restaurant. Our days were filled with nature walks, visiting Mayan sites,canoeing and horseback riding! The entire staff was great, and we had a wonder... Read more
from Eugene, Oregon
Submitted on 17-08-2016
I booked my stay at Chaa Creek through Sunrise Travel in Eugene, and we chose a tour company called Magnum Belize to finalize all airfare, hotel, transfers and tours. Everything was perfect and just as they described, if not above and beyond! The staff at Chaa Creek are simply wonderful, very accommodating! Rooms are very comfortable, even without air conditioning, the fans and jungle breeze keep things cool. The pool was clean and refreshing, and gets a good amount of sun and shade to make ever... Read more
from Ottawa, Canada
Submitted on 23-08-2016
We were there for 4 nights, stayed in a treetop suite and it was wonderful. It was our honeymoon and we felt at home from the moment we arrived. All the staff know your name and the guides we had (Miguel, Alexi, Darrin and Marco from the Guatemala tour company) were amazing and we felt totally safe all the time. Breakfast was always wonderful being greeted by Miss Alice and Miss Julie. This resort will bend over backwards to make your stay with them special.
from London
Submitted on 24-08-2016
We had a great experience at Chaa Creek. We stayed at the camp casitas with our family of 4 (kids aged 4 and 7) and we loved it. The accommodation in the casitas was very appropriate and the meals very tasty. The facilities of the main resort were great, particularly the wonderful pool and tasty cocktails. On day 2 of my 3 night stay I got really sick - and the staff really looked after me. I had a high fever and felt absolutely awful and Bryony moved me into a wonderful room with fan, had tea a... Read more
from Harrogate, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-08-2016
After a lot of research for our family adventure to Belize we settled on Chaa Creek as our jungle lodge - the best decision of our trip! From the moment you arrive you realise that Chaa Creek is special - the grounds are amazing, the accommodation exceptional, food great and staff lovely. The owners are clearly committed to the country, the environment and local community - it is the only hotel I have stayed in where the staff include biologists who escort you on night tours with infectious en... Read more
from Westwood, New Jersey
Submitted on 31-08-2016
We stayed at the campground. It was great, especially since it was the slow season. The food was wonderful, the beds were comfy, the staff was fabulous and the surroundings were magnificent! We were awakened by howler monkeys most nights, they really are loud. Go for the day trips to Tikal and ATM if you can. It's worth it. The guides, like Marco at Tikal, were so knowledgeable and friendly.
from Atlanta
Submitted on 06-09-2016
So I'm an a/c, cabletv, wifi kinda gal. I wish I could say that I desire to be totally unplugged. I do not. Take me to a resort with no TV's, no A/C and a little bit of wifi and what happens -- I had a fantastic time. I want to get this out of the way now at the top of what promises to be a long review...while this is a luxury resort it is in the jungle. There are creatures everywhere. Big ones, small ones, nice ones, mean ones. There is so much to do here that this is an active vacation. Even g... Read more
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Chaa Creek has completed spoiled us for every other place. We travel quite a bit - from roughing it camping or in small hotels to luxury suites and vacation rental houses - and enjoy what every type of travel and lodging has to offer. That said, Chaa Creek has it all. This is five star service. The staff is professional, friendly, and courtesy. My family bonded with several members of the team. We always felt they had our best interests at heart, made us comfortable, safe, and welcome. My child... Read more
Submitted on 23-09-2016
My husband and I got back from our honeymoon in Belize on 09/18/2016. After staying a day in Belize city and 2 days in San Pedro, Belize already had set some standards for us. Little did we know that The Lodge at Chaa Creek is going to change everything about accommodation and hospitality for us forever. The property has been beautifully maintained with the idea of conservation and preservation of the forest. We stayed in a beautiful mountain facing cabana equipped with an indoor and outdoor sho... Read more
from Asheville, North Carolina
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Chaa Creek was the first jungle lodge at which I stayed in Belize, back in January 1991. At that time, Chaa Creek was already well established as one of the finest lodges in Belize, but it was much different than today. Mick and Lucy Fleming had opened the lodge in 1981, charging just BZ$8 for space for travelers to hang a hammock. Ten years later, in 1991, when I first visited, the lodge was still off the grid, and the rooms and public spaces were lit by kerosene lamps. I believe that all of th... Read more
from Richmond, Virginia
Submitted on 19-10-2016
From the moment I was greeted at the airport until they dropped me off at the airport 3 days later I was in heaven. The Lodge at Chaa Creek could not have been a more perfect experience. The resort is not only gorgeous, serene and impeccably decorated it is filled with amazing, attentive staff who make you feel at home immediately. Their kindness, love of their jobs, and love of their country were evident throughout my stay. As a vegetarian it can be difficult to travel to remote places but the ... Read more
from Peachtree City, GA
Submitted on 22-10-2016
We are a family that always goes to a new place on vacation. This is the first time we went back to the same place that's because we loved it so much that even after a three-year hiatus we create coming back. This is a truly wonderful place. You go here to experience nature and to relax. They don't have air conditioning but it's comfortable with the fans. Somehow, you don't have a problem with insects here. The food is wonderful, the staff is pleasant and you could tell that they are happy work... Read more
from Heber City, Utah
Submitted on 26-10-2016
We love every minute at Chaa creek. Amazing food and attentive service. They even made us a packed lunch to take on our Characol tour. The infinity pool was so relaxing after a day exploring in the jungle. Would come back if we were ever in Belize again.
from San Mateo, California
Submitted on 29-10-2016
We stayed at Chaa Creek for 5 days in April 2016, specifically at the Macal River Camp. We did swim at the resort pool and drank cocktails and ate food at the resort. We did not stay in a resort room, however. Food was excellent and fairly priced. Cocktails also excellent. Pool excellent, including pool service. Path to/from the camp is dark at night, but no problem with a flashlight/headlamp. Short walk - not a deterrent, at all. Plus it is a walk on a cliffside through the jungle, so it ... Read more
from Salida, Colorado
Submitted on 29-10-2016
Our group stayed at Chaa Creek to enjoy the experience that Chaa Creek is so famous for. The rooms, the food, the hikes, the trails, the canoes, the birdwatching were all so well done. Hats off to Chaa Creek for their extreme attention to details that so many other resorts miss. Well done!
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 01-11-2016
This property and its staff were absolutely top notch! This was my first time traveling to Belize inland and definitely plan on coming back. The rooms, food, staff and amenities were lovely! We loved the small touches of love throughout the resort. I've been raving to everyone since I returned.
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 01-11-2016
We stayed here for 6 days for work. I've traveled many times for work, and never liked a single one of those trips... until this one. Their staff is absolutely the most genuine group I've met. They have a pace that's perfectly suited to making a hard day at work seem like a thing of the past.
from Louisville, Kentucky
Submitted on 02-11-2016
My husband and I were looking for a good balance between relaxing and adventurous (specifically hiking) for our honeymoon. We found it! Chaa Creek provided us the opportunity to spend hours in bed or on the porch listening to the wildlife; we also took trips to zip line through the jungle and to the Caracol ruins. The staff was more than accommodating - they were friendly and made our time even on the road enjoyable! The food was heavenly and the grounds were peaceful during this off season. Th... Read more
from Rogers, Arkansas
Submitted on 05-11-2016
I just loved this gem of a resort, property, and their attention to detail. This resort isn't for everyone, but if you love: Nature, Jungle, Open Air Cottages, Out Door Showers, Birds, Plants, Lush Grounds, Excellent Food, Amazing Staff, Seclusion, Peace and Quiet, No Tv's, Lots of recreational activities, Relaxation than this is the right eco lodge for you! The Owners, family, and staff go above and beyond to make their guest happy, and are hands on, I felt like we were family when I left... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 05-11-2016
This was our second visit to Chaa Creek. What a wonderful place to stay, eat, drink, and relax; super friendly staff and very personalized service. And we still have activities on our "to do" checklist there, so we'll be back.
from Richmond, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-11-2016
This is one of the most comfortable places to stay in the Cayo. We were out of the main season and so it was quite quiet (lovely for us), but I am sure in the main season the ambiance, food and service is just as good.
Submitted on 17-11-2016
Docio and his family made our experience unforgettable. They were our hosts and showed us to our casita, fed us the best meals (because his wife cooked authentic belezian meals) and helped us plan our excursions around the area. We would highly recommend staying at the camp in chaa creek.
from Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 21-11-2016
Stayed 5 nights in one of the treetop suites ( where Prince Harry stayed!) and it was fabulous! Very spacious, clean, good view of river. All of the staff were excellent, meals were amazing, dining( thanks Alice!) and bar service superb. The grounds are lovely and the Butterfly Farm and Medicinal Trail were quite interesting. Nothing like having dozens of blue morph butterflies flitting by and landing on you! Good hiking trails, canoeing to San Ignacio for the market and lunch was fun, day tr... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 21-11-2016
Excellent accommodations / helpful, friendly staff / lovely grounds /food is very good and fresh but somewhat pricey /very close to many activities in the Cayo District / camping accommodations are great if you cannot afford one of the villas -we have stayed at both and highly recommend each
from Aspen, Colorado
Submitted on 21-11-2016
Guests are treated like kings at this resort. If you want something, just ask for it. The level of service was above anything that I have experienced at any other resort. The food was excellent, and prepared with nice presentation. With only about 35 rooms, the staff learns your name and addresses you by name. Very personal service. The rooms are very large, and have a large bath as well. The landscaping is exotic jungle, and merits some time just to look at it. My only caveat is that t... Read more
from Augusta, Georgia
Submitted on 21-11-2016
The proprietors have created an oasis of beauty in the midst of a wild jungle. If only the Howler monkey's had slept in past 4:30am! It was exciting hearing the troop of Howler's even if they started our day earlier than expected.
from ATL
Submitted on 24-11-2016
It has the look. The staff was on point. We enjoyed the night hike, nature center, canoes, and of course the pool. Bloody Mary's were tasty. We stayed in the Spa Lodge which was great. The views are wonderful from the master deck. Food ranged from good to great. Lastly the location is good to hit many jungle highlights.
from Olympia, Washington
Submitted on 24-11-2016
I will try and be concise and detailed in this review to make it worth your time. We had cottage 3. Ample space and very well designed. It was like a really smart person was hired to stay there a few nights and write down everything they'd possibly want. Then they did all of it. We never missed AC (large powerful overhead fan) and certainly not TV. Chaa Creek is so quiet. I don't count the critters. It's their jungle after all. Every night about 7:00, the cicadas start making a very clear ... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 30-11-2016
I cannot stress enough how enjoyable my experience at Chaa Creek was. The place is paradise and the service outstanding: highly professional and everybody was extremely friendly and in a good mood. The food is home made and delicious. You feel happy all the time!
from Santa Rosa, California
Submitted on 30-11-2016
This is by far the best rain Forrest resort we have stayed at. The accommodations were top notch. The restaurant service and food exceeded our expectations. The range of activities onsite as well as off site are executed well. The guides are knowledgeable and fun. As their slogan states "wildly civilized"