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Crystal Paradise Resort

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Macal River near Cristo Rey Village | PO Box 126, San Ignacio, Belize
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and i stayed here for 3nights in August, so we could be close to the atm cave and tikal. It was all inclusive, from the ride to and from Belize to the meals and our excursions. The place is ok. Not terrible, but not anywhere you want to hang out for long. The rooms are large and not... More 

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jeronie, Director of Sales at Crystal Paradise Resort, responded to this review

On behalf of the Tut Family we are sorry that these guests did not have a great time; we would like to clarify a few things. We know that readers compare this review with all the great ones that we have. First of all we always recommend our guest, whether they book direct or through an agent to bring their... More 

Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This eco-lodge was absolutely incredible. The grounds are beautiful, lots of wildlife to see, not too far of a walk down to the river (although beware of a neighbor's three large dogs that will run out at you and bark). The food was beyond plentiful and delicious, the most abundant spread of food I have ever eaten when staying at... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place. The beauty of the grounds is echoed in the "family" that operates this Edan. My guide, "cousin" Andy was remarkable. His combination of knowledge and charm made for a truly "dream come true" birding experience. I'll be back! Oh, and did I mention the food! It was the best.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for 4 nights while visiting Belize on my honeymoon. The cabanas were great. They were spacious and well decorated. The thatched roof worked really well for ventilation and keeping the bugs out. Even during the summer (the wet season) I felt no discomfort inside the rooms. The lodge itself was very well planned out - it's off the... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family owned resort which makes it feel very homey. It's in the middle of the jungle which makes it perfect for anyone wanting a remote get away. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner upon request. All is homemade Belizean cuisine. The portion sizes are plentiful and the food is delicious! If you're a coffee person, they make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

So many good things to say about this hotel. The owner was really nice and accommodating. It's extremely laid back- there's no bar service; you just help yourself to drinks from the fridge, record it on the sheet of paper, and pay when you check out. My cabin was great. The bed was comfortable, and the room was very clean.... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Family owned business with very accommodating staff. Food served on site is authentic Belizean, which tastes amazing. The lodges/huts are very clean and comfortable. We had a great time and did not want to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My recent adventure found me very comfortably nestled in this Belizean jungle stay. The rooms were nice, the food was superb, the staff friendly. I had Eric as a guide & he was extremely knowledgable & entertaining. I visited Xunantunich Mayan site, went hiking through the jungle, caving, and birding. You can tell this is a family that put their... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Family operated Jungle bungalows deliver another memorable stay. We stayed here for a week April 2015. Communication good, Bungalow cleaned every morning, quiet property...even when a high school group of 25 came through for 2 nights! (we were never woken up or disturbed), meals tasty and filling. Best part is the family members-accomodating, friendly, knowledgable- I love the Belizean people!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stayed at Beyond Paradise for two nights in April 2015. The house provided the 5 of us (two adults, 2 teens, 1 pre-teen) with ample room to relax. Very nicely done interior and no bugs...except for the scorpion that came out of the shower drain in the upstairs bathroom. Very nice grounds. Short walk down to Macal river. Wish they... More 

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