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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2010

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Crystal Paradise. We were delayed and they had to make 2, 2 hour trips to fetch us from the airport but no complaints, just friendly service. Andy found us a nice place for lunch on the way to the resort. We had comfortable rooms and great food and our tours guided by Eric were... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

Booked Package 6 with a few changes. The company was very agreeable to changing the program to fit our needs. We are both bird watchers and we were very keen on birding the area. Met at the airport by Fernando and from that point on everything was excellent. First two nights at the coast then onto Crystal Paradise which is... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

When my husband and I arrived at Crystal Paradise, it wasn't necessarily a surprise that we were the only ones staying there. This was not because the place was awful, it was because it was the middle of September and much of the tourists have left already. The rooms were very clean and after driving through the real living conditions... More 

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jeronie, Owner at Crystal Paradise Resort, responded to this review

Crystal Paradise now has 4 rooms with airconditions. So come one come all and stay in comfort on your Belize vacation at beautiful Crystal Paradise. Your hosts. The Tut family More 

Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

This place rocks!! One of the few Belizean owned and operated resorts the whole family is involved. In the morning prima Estrellita makes breakfast and you will be lucky if she makes her Belizean sweet bread, (similar to Mexican pan dulce). The tour guides, also part of the family, are extremely knowledgeable about each of the tours. My wife and... More 

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Long Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

We stayed at Crystal Paradise in early July based on the recommendation of a friend who had travelled there with her sister the previous year. This is a tough review to write because the experience was such a mixed bag and because I really wanted to give them a great review to support a local family business. I'll start off... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

NEVER PAY IN ADVANCE. I stayed at crystal paradise for an extended period of time and found it to be absolutely awful. The family that owns this place lives right beside it and seem to have problems being pleasant. The food and drinks are well over priced and in USD so don’t be fooled! Every night I had at least... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

This resort was exactly what we were looking for!!! It is an adorable, set-back resort with a peaceful atmosphere, a view of the rainforest, and a staff that makes you feel right at home! The Tut Family was so friendly and helpful in every aspect of our stay - from cooking our delicious meals, to escorting us on our daily... More 

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Maywood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

Great view, wonderful staff, and really good food. The Tut family really showed us a good time while we were exploring the rainforest of Belize. I'd stay here again!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

My husband and I spent 9 days at Crystal Paradise Resort and our stay couldn't have been better! Erik was our guide during the week and he and his family took us under their wings (no pun intended) and took care of us on all our birding adventures. The food was great and we met so many wonderful people (other... More 

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

This is a very fine spot to spend a few days in western Belize. It is near the Macal River, and a short distance from San Ignacio. The resort itself is well laid out and the rooms are comfortable, with palm-thatched roofs. The food in the restaurant is pretty good -- filling if unimaginative. Best of all are the grounds,... More 

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