October 28, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize City, Belize
A private 365-acre nature reserve in the foothills of the Maya Mountains in western Belize, Lodge at Chaa Creek provides a unique rainforest experience to its guests. Maintaining an unspoiled ambiance, it pairs a sublime setting on the banks of the Macal River with a wealth of resort amenities. Palm-thatched accommodations, complete with mahogany beds and spacious sun decks, include suites and cottages, all nestled along the riverside in a setting of unmatched beauty. Share your day's stories at the bar before enjoying delicious meals - affectionately referred to as "Jungle Cuisine" - at the relaxing al fresco restaurant. For attuning your body to your surroundings, Spa at Chaa Creek offers a tranquil and extraordinary sensory experience, promoting harmony with exclusive treatments and panoramic views.
Lodge at Chaa Creek caters to the traveler seeking both physical and intellectual challenges, and a range of programs and activities has been designed to stimulate interest in environment, natural history and archaeology of Belize. You might join a trail ride to the ancient city of Xunantunich or mountain bike to Mayan ruins and rural villages. Interact with nature while exploring miles of well-maintained trails. Whether you are canoeing, bird watching, swimming or participating in a casual learning experience at the Butterfly Farm, you will relish the beauty of life's simple pleasures at Lodge at Chaa Creek.
Location of Lodge at Chaa Creek
Nearest Airport: BZE
Amenities for Lodge at Chaa Creek
- General Information
- 23 Guest Rooms
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Outdoor Dining
- Organic Cuisine
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Outdoor Pool
- Outdoor Spa Treatments
- In-Room Amenities
- Whirlpool Bathtubs
- Private Decks
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Walks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Children's Programs
- Kids Pool
- Children's Menus
- Historic Sites
- Active & Adventure
- Culture & Arts
- Pack For A Purpose
Reviews for Lodge at Chaa Creek
My family of 4 (two adults, two children) stayed in one of the Ix Chel Villas, and we had a fabulous time! We took advantage of the on-site activities (tubing, butterfly farm, medicinal plant tour, etc.) and some offsite excursions (cave expedition, ruins, etc.). The staff warmly welcomed us with a cool beverage and towel upon arrival, and the experience only went up from there. Our boys (ages 6 and 8 at the time of travel) loved it, and have asked us if we can come back every year. And, YES, it was worth the splurge for the villas! Highly recommend it!
Kandace J - Washington DC, District of Columbia
San Ignacio is a fun destination with a lot to do, but I was a bit disappointed with my hotel choice. While the grounds are beautiful and well maintained, I did not feel like I was staying at a "luxury" lodge. STAFF - Staff is my biggest complaint about the hotel. I got a condescending, rude vibe from a lot of employees. It was incredibly off-putting and soured my stay. Staff also wasn't knowledgeable about the hotel/restaurant/amenities to the point where it was bizarre how much conflicting information and incorrect information we got about the restaurant, tours, etc. It was frustrating to say the least. Staff highlight and exception was Alex at the butterfly garden. He was knowledgeable and his tour was interesting. FOOD - mediocre at best. I had breakfast daily at the restaurant, which was good, but the waitstaff was weirdly stingy (if you order eggs, you're allowed a side of potatoes and bacon, but if you want fruit instead of those things that's an extra charge). It was annoying considering this is a $12 breakfast in an area where $3 in town gets you more than you can ever eat. And if you don't order properly you'll be left hungry after (ex - continental breakfast was 10 small slices of melon and star fruit with an end-piece of banana bread the size of my thumb). I don't recommend dinner here, we had it once and the food was lousy. There are tons of great restaurants in town. Drinks at the bar were great! When we checked in we were told happy hour drinks were 2 for 1, when we got the bill they weren't. It was fine and it didn't stop us from getting drinks other nights, but it was annoying that we were told otherwise multiple times by our check-in staff. ROOMS - Pretty and spacious but dark! After reading other reviews I couldn't even imagine how dark the campsites are!! The screen windows/doors make everything damp, and some of our sheets had weird stains when we arrived, but I guess that's all part of the open air experience. I wish housekeeping had been more thorough though (lots of cobwebs left and the shower was visibly left uncleaned). Also, no turndown service??? Isn't that standard if you want to call yourself a luxury property? POOL - Depending on the time of day it can be relaxing or you'll be enjoying your drink with the background music of swarms of kids playing "Marco Polo." Towels weren't replenished too often, but no real complaints here - it was a refreshing and well maintained pool with beautiful tiling. I came here based on other positive trip advisor reviews, so maybe I'm missing something? Perhaps I ate dinner on an off night in the kitchen or stayed at a particularly busy time when the staff was overworked? I really don't know. I've stayed at luxury ecolodges elsewhere in Central America and stayed at other hotels in Belize, so I thought I knew what I was getting myself into here, but this wasn't the same.
althea321 - San Francisco, California
After doing a lot of research, we decided to pick Chaa Creek for the first half of our honeymoon. Everything we had read rated them very highly, and they did not disappoint! We stayed in a Treetop Suite, which was perfect and offered arguably the best view on the property. Not having A/C in the humid jungle was certainly different, but the ample fans and breeze kept things pleasant. The staff was spectacular: front desk, tour guides, restaurant, bar, and more. We highly recommend Chaa Creek to anyone and will absolutely go back as soon as we get the chance!
jaredhunt22 - The Colony, Texas
I stayed at Chaa creek in July with my two kids (7yr and 13yr), and I must say it was a memorable experience for each of us. The Resort is gorgeous and has a lot to offer, but for me what stood up the most is the staff, everyone I met was friendly and accommodating. We stayed in one of the cottages, and it was perfect for my little family. The food was also very good, especially their dinner.
Lucylovesthis - San Pedro, Belize
Chaa Creek is everything and more that we had hoped for. Fabulous accommodation deep in the Jungle yet with all the facilities one would expect from an upmarket hotel. The only negative was the cost of the excursions. We had our own car which made our excursions cheeper than the ones on offer from the loge.