My husband and I spent five memorable days at Pook’s Hill Lodge, run by co-owner Vicki Snaddon, an Englishwoman born in Trinidad, her very capable managers, Cat(arina) and Dave, both Americans, and a friendly staff of local Belizeans. The lodge consists of a main structure that serves as dining room / veranda bar and lounge, adjacent to which are several thatch-roof sleeping cabanas built around the partially-restored ruins of an ancient Mayan settlement. The compound lies in the heart of a 300-acre forest reserve teeming with avian life, making it a magnet for bird-watching enthusiasts. It is also situated conveniently close to the cave known as Actun Tunichil Muknal (abbreviated to ATM), an important archaeological site containing Mayan pottery interspersed amongst curious rock formations and the calcified bones and skulls of sacrificial victims. Hector, a most knowledgeable and attentive guide, led us and a couple of fellow guests on an unforgettable all day tour up the nearby Roaring River and through the cave to view the artifacts. We unreservedly recommend Pook’s Hill to anyone with an interest in adventure, bird-watching, or simply relaxing amidst delightful surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pook’s Hill is a small eco-lodge situated within the primary rainforest of Western Belize. It borders a 7000 acre reserve and the Roaring River, and is only 4 miles from the ATM cave. Eleven thatch cabanas surround an ancient Maya site and look out over the jungle canopy. Each has a private bathroom with hot water and 24 hour electricity. Pook’s Tours offers a full range of day tours to attractions in Western Belize as well as transportation services to or from any destination in Belize and Tikal in Guatemala (it is a two hour drive from Belize City). Pook’s Hill provides visitors with truly unique jungle experiences in a breathtaking natural setting and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the treasures of Western Belize. All management and operations at Pook’s Hill are carried out according to sustainable business practices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pook`s Hill Hotel Belmopan
- Pooks Hill Hotel
- Pooks Hill Cayo
- Pook's Hill Lodge Belize/Belmopan