We loved our recent four day stay at Chan Chich. It was as easy as staying with friends. The service was faultless and level of comfort was first class. The Lodge staff and guides were friendly, knowledgable and helpful and went out of their way to make sure we were welcome and had opportunities to pursue our main interest of bird watching. The bird guides were experts at knowing where to locate and identify not only the common birds but the rare and hard to find species too. Stunningly colourful wild ocellated turkeys live within the beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. The unique setting in and amongst an only partially excavated Mayan temple site makes the place it even more interesting. The cabanas were very spacious and comfortable, the deluxe having comfy bed, double showers and two washbasins, fans, fridge, tea and coffee making things, (their own coffee grown in Gallon Jug) and only place where we have had our own water cooler in the room, not just two small bottles provided. Be prepared to wake at dawn when the monkeys walk up and the birds start calling! It is a very long and rough road journey there from anywhere, but our transfers went exactly as we had arranged with Chan Chich staff beforehand by email. Altogether a safe and reliable and thoroughly enjoyable place to relax in a truly natural environment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Retrace the footsteps of the Maya, wander our extensive trail system and discover the unforgettable flora, fauna and Maya history unique to this tropical paradise. With an unparalleled abundance of wildlife(and the best chance to see the elusive jaguar in its natural habitat) Chan Chich is an extraordinary destination for naturalists, birders and for those seeking an authentic retreat to the jungle. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chan Chich Hotel Orange Walk
- Chan Chich Lodge Belize/Orange Walk