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The Lodge at Chaa Creek

San Ignacio, Belize (SQS)

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Based on 1106 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 Lodge at Chaa Creek - 3

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 Lodge at Chaa Creek - 4

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 1106 reviews
Submitted on 02-10-2017
Our stay was amazing from beginning to end. All of the staff was so kind and helpful, especially Docio who manages the casitas. The breakfast and dinner provided was delicious, and they made sure you left full. The accommodations were nice and spacious. We enjoyed the casitas--as campers, we loved the outdoorsy feel, while also enjoying all the high-end amenities. I highly recommend going to the butterfly room and going to the bar by the lodge to try a delicious infused mixed drink. While there,... Read more
from Heredia, Costa Rica
Submitted on 02-08-2017
The entire property is gorgeous. What "midgeo" wrote is spot on. The lodge facilities are high end and well cared for and everything is perfect: the art on the walls, the quality of the construction, the pool is fabulous- it's eco friendly salt water and the towels are provided, as is a freshwater shower to rinse off. You can order drinks and poolside treats from the pool! The bar has inside and outside seating, both are comfy and wonderful. The drinks include their special herb infused ru... Read more
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from Stamford, Connecticut
Submitted on 02-08-2017
Chaa Creek is a special place. This was our first visit to the resort (we are a couple in our 50's). The facilities are beautiful. The staff are genuinely warm, friendly and interesting. The food is excellent; we go to resorts a few times a year and generally eat most of our meals elsewhere but chose to eat at Chaa Creek instead because the food is so good. The resort is in the rain forest, and visitors should know that. There are monkeys and birds around, the rooms have thatched roofs, it's f... Read more
from Minnesota
Submitted on 02-06-2017
We stayed 2 nights at the Macal River Camp, and loved it there. The two areas of the lodge could not be more different. When we arrived at the main entrance of the resort, we were a little awed by the manicured lawns, the pool, restaurant, the luxury resort atmosphere. Not our usual surroundings! We felt much more at home at the Camp. Docio and his family took excellent care of us. The meals were wonderful. Meal time became a chance to visit with the others staying at the Camp and get to know ea... Read more
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-03-2017
Having had a dire experience of a similar sort of property elsewhere in the Americas, I wasn't really looking forward to this one, even in spite of some glowing reviews. This is because I always get bitten, dislike thatched accommodation (because of bits & bugs dropping from the roof) and find the damp bedding in jungle lodges really uncomfortable. HOWEVER, apart from a minor problem with the latter - our sheets were a bit damp - which resolved itself after we aired and slept in them, the overal... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 02-02-2017
We had the most perfect honeymoon! The staff was great, the resort it self is absolutely gorgeous, tons to do in the property. The spa was a dream come true. We had a couples massage on a balcony overlooking the jungles with an amazing breeze!
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 02-01-2017
Amazing wonderful fantastic. The space grounds staff accessibility ease of making a wonderful vacation. Knowledge and dedication of every staff member. Absolutely will return. Special country. Amazing place.
from Winston Salem, North Carolina
Submitted on 02-01-2017
Chaa creek is a truly magical place. My 10 year old daughter and I stayed at the naval river camp and had such a wonderful time. We slept very comfortably, and the food was phenomenal! We enjoyed the communal eating, as we got to meet many interesting people during our stay. The fact that we had access to the pool was super bonus. Don't miss the night hike, and definitely make a special effort to go to the ATM caves - it was an unforgettable adventure!
from Fair Lawn, United States
Submitted on 02-01-2017
Everything was beyond expectations. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are appointed wonderfully, the staff is incredibly nice, helpful, and warm. Pool is lovely. The tours by their guides were fascinating. Hard to say enough about this place, Can't wait to go back! And a special shout out to Denise who helped organize everything!
from England
Submitted on 02-01-2017
Beautiful lodges in a wonderful setting. We stayed in a thatched casita, lovely large, comfortable room with a good sized bathroom plus an additional outside shower. Nice bar area with daily Happy Hour and a lovely restaurant. Breakfast was good, offering fresh fruit with cooked options also available . Dinner was a four course meal, wine was very expensive compared to other restaurants. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. The pool and surrounding seating area was good with a s... Read more