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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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San Ignacio, Belize
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

We found the accommodations to be very adequate and a great value. We were attracted to the place because of its peaceful setting and the fact that is owned and operated by a Belizean family. Family style meals provided the opportunity to experience local foods and socialize with other guests. The rooms were comfortable and clean, the family warm and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

After reading all the great reviews, we decided to stay here for 5 nights as part of our vacation. It was a perfect place to stay while visiting Mayan ruins, canoeing, hiking, and admiring all the beautiful birds. I depend strongly on reviews from Trip Advisor so thanks to all for helping us find the perfect place.

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Broad Brook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We stayed at Crystal Paradise Resort for two nights as part of an eight day birding tour of Belize arranged by Jeronie Tut of Crystal Paradise (BirdingInBelize.com). The resort was wonderful. A serene park-like setting in the hills near San Ignacio in western Belize. The accommodations were excellent, cute thatched-roof cottages with great views. The food was wonderfully prepared home-style... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

We stayed for 3 nights at Crystal Paradise and didn't want to leave. The Tut family was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Carolita makes absolutely delicious food and it was so fun to sit down to breakfast and dinner without knowing what feast awaited us each time. The dining room is communal, so we also had the... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

I stayed here for about a week for a school trip, and while we did not spend much time at the actual resort (we were out doing tours and excursions all day usually), the time we did have there was great. The Tut family is very knowledgeable and hospitable. The surrounding forest was beautiful and we saw some great birds.... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

I have used Crystal Paradise for two years for college study abroad programs. It works unbelizeably well! They can put together a program that includes natural history, Mayan ruins, reefs, traditional medicine and healing, homestays and cimmunity service. He is easy to work with, reliable, orgainized, and on budget. The staff is amazing at accommodating student dietary needs. It is... More 

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Elliottville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

This is our second stay (the first was in 12/99) with the Tut family (Belizeans who own and operate it) at their beautiful resort. YOU CAN TRUST THEM: they will make all the arrangements you will need for fun in Western Belize (& Guatemala). Their vehicles are late models (reliable) and their guides are friendly and knowledgeable. Every thing we... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

Crystal Paradise was everything we had hoped for and more. From the moment we landed at the airport with two little girls, ages 4 and 7, we felt more like actual guests than hotel guests. Take a moment to get to know this family right away. Trust me, it's worth it. Once you arrive you can pretty much book any... More 

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Kamloops, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

My husband, who is a birder, and I booked the 5 night birding package and tacked on a couple of extra nights so that we would have the opportunity to do other things as well. We were there from the end of Dec. to the first week in January. Fernando picked us up at the airport and within a couple... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

We were here in December 2010. Our first trip to Belize. The staff of Crystal Paradise were great! The resort is owned and operated by the Tutt family who are friendly and hard working and very accomodating. Our room was clean and comfortable with a lovely view of the grounds. We were served a great breakfast and dinner every day.... More 

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