We arrived at the Parrot Nest at the end of our trip and by this time we were exhausted. I wasn't sure what to expect (even though I had read up on the nest quite a bit before arriving). We ended up having a fantastic experience, one that was more unique than any other other place I've stayed. Marcus was a great host. The meals were fantastic (dessert included!). We ended up asking to stay in a different cabin than we had reserved and Marcus was more than accommodating. He genuinely just wanted everyone to have a great time. The highlight of the lodge were the animals. Nina and Pali are the resident hounds. After a long day of traveling its great to be greeted in the driveway by two wagging tails. There were also cats that Marcus had rescued, guinea pigs and a one legged parrot.
The second day we were there, my husband came down with a nasty fever. Marcus thought nothing of jumping in the car and driving to the pharmacy. The next day, Marcus drove us and some others from the lodge to the Pine Ridge Forest for a day trip and showed us his favorite spots. He also showed us some night life by driving us to a local bar. Basically, Marcus treated us like old friends and went above and beyond to make the trip great for us. We were sad to leave the Parrot Nest and know that if we're ever in Belize again, this will be our first stop.