The Bird's Eye View Lodge is a lovely family owned/operated lodge with very helpful and friendly staff (Verna, Leonard and Stephanie). I arranged to have Leonard pick me up at the airport and he was much more than a driver. He has an amazing eye for spotting wildlife and pointed out several new species for me on the way to the lodge and pulled over several times for me to pictures.
The lodge itself is lovely with beautiful grounds and well kept rooms; the nosegay of fresh flowers in my room everyday was a particularly nice touch and indicative of the care and pride the lodge takes in everything they do.
For bird watchers, BEV is excellent. If you are feeling lazy you can just hang out by the pond outside the lodge and count a couple dozens of species of birds that come there to feed. Or Leonard can take you on birding tour of Crooked Tree Island (either driving or just walking). He is very knowledgeable of the bird species of the area and knows where to spot some uncommon birds.
The service there exceeded my expectations. Rather than try to figure out the bus system from there I had Leonard drive me to my next stop the Community Baboon Sanctuary; he stayed with me until he was sure I had secured lodging for the night and was in good hands before leaving.
Overall an excellent experience.
- Also Known As:
- Bird`s Eye View Hotel Crooked Tree
- Bird's Eye View Lodge Belize/Crooked Tree