We travelled to San Ignacio and wanted to escape the touristy and "hotel like" feel of the town and discovered Vanilla Hills, a little gem just outside of town. What a special place. Franklin and Claudia are amazing hosts. They are welcoming and make you feel like at home.
The cabana is extremely charming and oh so comfortable. It is roomy and has everything you need. The environment are superb, surrounded by trees and a short walk away from the river.
At only 10 minutes drive from town, Vanilla Hills allows you to feel like you are truly in the jungle. You go to sleep and wake up with the most wonderful sounds nature can offer.
PLUS, you have to eat there. Claudia is an amazing cook / chef / baker / .... the food is unbelievable. Fresh bread, fresh cheese, jams... all made right from home. Wow!
We are a couple who usually like to rough it but this kind of "simple, real & in nature" luxury, we would take anytime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vanilla Hills Lodge is situated in the rolling hills of Cayo on a wooded lot on the banks of the Mopan river. Although only five minutes from San Ignacio Town, the tourist center of Western Belize, the lodge is surrounded by peaceful nature. Vanilla Hills is your ideal starting point for a multitude of tours. From here you are within easy reach of famous Maya sites, impressive cave labyrinths, the tropical jungle and many more day tours. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vanilla Hills Lodge Belize/San Ignacio