How does one describe something that is indescribable? The short answer is “one cannot,” for some things simply must be experienced to be believed. Mahogany Hall Boutique Resort, located in Bullet Tree Falls Village Belize, exemplifies this concept more than any other resort in Belize, and possibly the world.
Most travelers perceive the place they are staying as merely a base-camp for their excursions through Belize. Mahogany Hall Boutique Resort has broken that mind set by being the destination itself. Upon arriving at this riverside masterpiece, one cannot deny the feelings of amazement and tranquility that rush over your body, as if you are home for the first time.
Enormous mahogany doors with perfectly crafted iron hinges welcome you into a resort like no other. The architecture alone is something to take in, for one feels as if this neo-colonial styled haven might actually hypnotize the mind into thinking that time travel is actually possible. As if on cue, the river winds blow the scent of the local flowers all through the open entrance-way, and greet you as if to say, “Paradise welcomes you.” One cannot help but smile and feel like a dream has come true.
With the heart now still, one hears the gentle rushing of the Mopan River not a stone’s throw away from the dining hall. Birds perched on the local mango trees sing sweet songs and invite one to stroll closer to the river for a cool dip before further exploration of this majestic location. Romance springs from every room of Mahogany Hall as if Aphrodite herself had a hand in creating each luxurious quarter. Be you one who enjoys the comfort and intimacy of a cozy room, or a newlywed couple who seek more to experience the breath-taking Honeymoon suite, disappointment cannot be found with either option.
Each room has its own unique design and atmosphere. The decor, the furnishing and the general aura of each room make one feel almost guilty for booking a tour for the following day. With comforts so welcome and accessible, one does find it virtually impossible to walk away from the luxury of your own personal in-suite Jacuzzi tub, private views of the misty Mopan River from the window above it and continuous wafting of gentle breezes bringing in both nature and the scents of the meal to come.
Rico’s Bar & Grill is the masterfully designed restaurant, which will delight your pallet and surprise your stomach with local, organically grown foods. A local 10-acre farm near Mahogany hall, as well as their own organic herb garden, provides the resort with the freshest ingredients for both their innovative and traditional gastronomic treats, along with daily fresh flowers to delight your olfactory senses while you share an unforgettable meal with the one you love most. Chef Mateo Villanueva (winner of the coveted second place award in the Taste of Belize Challenge in 2009) runs his kitchen with the skill and attention to detail one might find in a military officer. Each dish is carefully crafted, inspected and plated to such extreme perfection that one feels a moment’s hesitation before putting fork to food. Such a feeling is interrupted only by the anticipation of finally tasting a meal that seems to be made for the Gods themselves. Both the portions and the price will surpass every expectation and send you into a trance of pure exhilaration. The friendly and attentive staff is most helpful in coaxing you out of your delicious coma by lighting the inside fireplace and setting the mood of the hall from romantic to absolute enchantment.
With the sun now set and the warm winds fading, one may sit and enjoy the firelight as it dances along the glistening mahogany beams of the great hall, while wading in the infinity edge pool, which overlooks the river and marvel at the stars along with the distant lights and hushed sounds of the village. Should an ounce of stress or worry remain, a private massage can be arranged back in your room to gently work your muscles into a sort of pudding which brings the body, mind and soul to a state of balance and calm.
Your dreams will not seem so distant when you awake the next morning, for you will be unsure that the dream has ended. The morning mist gently dancing atop the river, a private balcony with both coffee and tea on the ready which to take it all in and the tropical morning sounds will make one imagine that this is a glimpse into Heaven itself rather than just a simple vacation destination.
Recently Belize was named “The #1 up-and-coming honeymoon destination” in Bride’s magazine. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is responsible for this through a vast and expansive marketing campaign to the world, telling others of the wonders of Belize. After personally visiting most of the major resorts throughout Belize, I cannot help but think that BTB had Mahogany Hall Boutique Resort as their main example of why newlyweds should visit Belize for their honeymoon.
No resort in Belize will pamper you more, treat you more like family or make your stay even better than you could have ever dreamed than Mahogany Hall Boutique Resort. For couples who have been together for years and are looking for a place to reignite the romantic spark, or those who are newly married, Mahogany Hall will inspire your hearts by providing one of the most romantic atmospheres ever conceived by humankind. Do yourself, and your relationship, the largest favor ever and experience the joy, the romance and the inspiration of Mahogany Hall Boutique Resort.
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