We drove for an hour and a half on unfinished roads wondering if we had gone the right way. The road was very bumpy, washed out in places and flooded in others. Don't go unless you have a 4x4. At the end of this adventure it is as if you have left the world behind. The grounds just open up and are so inviting, it truly looks like paradise, and as we found later, probably is.
The service was amazing, everyone called us by name. Yasser the bartender is amazing with the cocktails, Sylvia and Lucy could not have been better at serving us our meals. Our room looked like a grass hut from the outside, but inside was pure but simple luxury. We toured the Mayan ruins (a must do!) read books, sat down by the waterfall and took a nap in the hammok that was near the falls.
It is a really beautiful setting, great rooms and outstanding service. My only caution is that when you get there you are there. Not much at all around you, there is another resort next door, but we were there for such a short period of time we did not venture out other than our amazing trip to the ruins.
We loved the Gaia Riverlodge and will most certainly return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Eco-Lodge is located in the Scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. We offer earthy yet stylish thatch roofed cabanas with excellent views of our waterfalls or Mountain Range, amazingly comfortable beds, Frette and Matouk linens and towels and bathrooms with hand painted Mexican tiles. Among our amenities are our natural fresh water pools, waterfalls, authentic Belizean cuisine, nature trails, day tours to the many Maya archaeological sites and adventure trips. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Five Sisters Hotel San Ignacio
- 5 Sisters Lodge