I travelled to Gaia with 3 friends after spending a month in the jungles of Belize for an archaeological dig. Upon arrival (which was rather late due to delayed flights) we were greeted with beaming smiles and beautiful, tasty drinks along with moist towlettes to refresh with. We were then given a tour of the main building and shown to our individual cabanas, where our luggage had already been taken! (Thank goodness, because it was heavy!)
In the morning, we were able to see much more of the incredibly beautiful grounds! Gaia is absolutely stunning. It is small (17 cabanas, I think) so you get a really personal feel during your visit. The resort is stunning. It is authentic and natural in nature, yet still luxurious. They have everything from mountains to waterfalls! There are also outdoor bed areas where you can spend some time to see the amazing stars!
The grounds are amazing, but the staff here is what really made it so incredible. It seems like they know what you want before you do, and they are willing to do anything they can to make your stay the best it can be. We told them we wanted to try a coconut and they went and got us one! I also left my keys down at their private beach/waterfall area one night and they went and got it for me the next morning after giving us an extra set (it is about 300 stairs down to that area).
I couldn't have had a higher opinion of this place. It IS in nature, so there are some bugs in the room, but it seems that they did everything they could to minimize it. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable, and clean with a stunning view. Their complimentary breakfasts that came with our room were also amazing. I've never had such a filling complimentary breakfast.
If you are looking for a commercial resort with no bugs, don't come here. But if you are looking for an authentic, natural, luxurious stay, look no further!
- 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:
- 5 Sisters Lodge
- Five Sisters Hotel San Ignacio