We stopped here for the final 2 days of our trip. For the most part it was the wrong time of the year as the heat was oppressive and there was not much water in the lagoon. It did make it easy to see the Jabiru storks as they didn't move too far away from the water. When the lagoon is full you can apparently swim in it. The number of birds at the right season is no doubt impressive. We knew we weren't at the best season but had to stop overnight on our way home so we check it out. Still the flyovers of wood storks and others at dusk was a beautiful sight.
The lodge itself is beautiful and the food excellent. Angie and Mick were very helpful.
The rooms themselves are minimalist but adequate. They have a large bathroom but the room is relatively small and not much room to keep luggage. We used one of the 2 beds and slept in the other. The room fan was a necessity and could barely keep up with heat. It rained the day we left and the temperature moderated so we were obviously in one of the hottest times of the year.
I would recommend a car in this location if you are staying any length of time so you can make it to some of the other locations around the lagoon which were worth seeing although walking might have been an option if it hadn't been so hot. Also it would be nice to have a map of the location so you knew the best places to walk to. If it hadn't been so hot we would have explored a bit more.
We would like to stay again at a different time of the year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crooked Tree Lodge, nestled on the shore of Crooked Tree Lagoon within the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Features six stand-alone cabanas all with large (hot & cold) private bath, and balconies overlooking the lagoon. The impressive lodge building features spectacular views of the abundant local wildlife (watch the crocodiles and birds as you eat breakfast). Lodge specialty meals include Rotisserie roasted chicken, local fish and BBQ roast beef as well as traditional Belizean fare. Crooked Tree Lodge is family run and we can cater to you whatever your budget or length of stay. We look forward to seeing you. regards, Mick & Angie ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crooked Tree Hotel Crooked Tree
- Crooked Tree Lodge Belize