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Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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#5 of 13 Specialty lodging in Belmopan
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Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is an environmental education center offering Belize Study Abroad experiential learning programs and training opportunities while serving as a model of conservation land Stewardship. Our goal is to guide our guests and students in experiencing the natural wonders of the tropics and life in a developing country, recognizing the diversity of human potential through other cultures. We do this from a peaceful natural setting within a 1070-acre private protected area at our Monkey Bay campus where we experiment with sustainable living technologies and conservation land management
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Aero3926 wrote a review Jan 2022
Midwest297 contributions121 helpful votes
The staff was very helpful, making several phone calls on our behalf. However, we were disappointed in the property itself. The view was lovely, the room comfortable with AC, and a hammock and deck chair just outside the door. The wi-fi in our room was unusable (not enough signal to use, although they are working to correct this), and very little hot water (not enough for more than one consecutive shower and none plumbed to the sink). If/when these issues are corrected, this would be a nice place to stay. Various levels of maid service can be requested. Our full maid service did not do the things listed. We booked dinner one evening. The food was cafeteria style spaghetti and salad and one must wash their own dishes at $30 Belize per person. There is a coffee maker, coffee, and a jug of water for it in the room. There is soap, but one must bring other toiletries (shampoo, etc.). Short driving distance from zoo and Nohoch Che'en caves.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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MasonT wrote a review Jan 2022
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Great place to stay. Our guides Melito and Jason really made the trip. They were both super knowledgeable about vegetation, history, and other topics and knew all the best spots to visit at our destinations. The food provided was healthy and delicious every time. Javon and Rodney were great as well and were always available to provide anything we needed. Communication with our group was exceptional in regards to scheduling and planning. Would highly recommend a visit here.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Shaun M wrote a review Jul 2019
Bridgeport, Connecticut119 contributions64 helpful votes
We stopped here when we were on an excursion for our cruise that was docked at nearby Harvest Caye. It was a beautiful place to explore. The trails, the wildlife, and the plant life was all perfectly tropical and fun to see.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Debra F wrote a review Jun 2019
11 contributions2 helpful votes
What a great place to stay, it is a nature resort and the river is right down the road. Huts were very comfortable and the barracks were also nice to stay in as well. Bathrooms were spacious and had everything you needed. Great price for a comfortable place to sleep.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Aigle1860 wrote a review Feb 2019
Martigny, Switzerland66 contributions37 helpful votes
This is the friendliest place we ever stayed! Suff is just like family. We loved the cabins, the garden, the trails. And we loved being here at the same time as some young peoples study groups. It made us feel like on a campus. Also because everybody has to pick up his breakfast on his own and clean after himself. Like on a camping side. This fitted well with our concept of travelling in Belize We loved the philosophy of this place. We would love to come back.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Alex S wrote a review Apr 2018
Deventer, The Netherlands551 contributions121 helpful votes
The rooms in the main building are cheap, but not nice. They are right beside the library and during our stay people were working in the library all day. Because the walls of these rooms are very thin you don't have any privacy. The toilets and (cold) showers are outside this building. I don't think these rooms are good value for money. The cabins are better value for money and you have a nice view from the veranda. These have a private bathroom. We made a canoe trip on the river, which we didn't like. Only water was provided, no snacks. Our guide didn't have knowlegde about the vegetation and animals. The cost of more than 60 USD is too high for a simple 2 hour canoe trip. We had some issues during our stay and the staff was not willing to solve these. We dindn't have the feeling we were welcome/. So just 3 stars for a nice place. With lower prices for the excursions and more friendly staff, I would have given 4 or even 5 stars.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Mnrichar wrote a review Mar 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina47 contributions38 helpful votes
Stayed at Monkey Bay for just one night in neat thatched roof cabins after picking us up from the airport. Clean and well kept, though minimalist. The property is set up for school tours and eco-tours, so there are also dormitory style rooms, though we didn't see what those look like inside. All visitors eat together in camp style chow hall - food is very good and plentiful and the staff is friendly. You bus your own dishes, cleaning plates etc. so it's a very summer camp kind of feel, which was fun. Justin and Chester drove the Monkey Bay bus (an actual school bus) to Coxcomb Basin Jaguar Preserve where they took us tubing down the river. They were knowledgeable of the area, history and jungle plants which was nice, though the tubing was shorter than expected. All in all, a very good stay!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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TravelLadyBug22 wrote a review Feb 2018
Ocean Grove, Australia161 contributions26 helpful votes
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We rented a private cabin (no AC) which was perfect for our stay. It features two large beds and one trundle/settee thing and private bathroom. The private bathroom was worth it for the hot water alone, but it also was pretty spacious and had a coffee maker too. We didn’t eat here but the prices for tours and the accommodation was the most expensive we paid (as budget travelers). The afternoon/night canoe to Cox’s Lagoon was a good adventure, but $85USD pp and also they tack on a $75 transportation fee. It was price-y but a pretty unique experience with lots of birdlife.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Marie G wrote a review Jan 2018
Ottawa, Canada68 contributions28 helpful votes
We rented a thatch roof cabin, no AC. The price was reasonable compare to private lodges. The cabin was very clean and quite large. Hot water, free WiFi, coffee machine, plenty of towels, drinking water... The view on the mountains is memorable. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. Great library I would have stay longer.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Shelley C wrote a review Apr 2017
Flowery Branch, Georgia78 contributions29 helpful votes
The kids loved seeing the monkeys and hearing them. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend it. Great for kids of all ages. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to get the monkeys to respond.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Which popular attractions are close to Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary?
Nearby attractions include The Belize Zoo (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.