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Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

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Mile 41.5 Hummingbird Highway | P.O. Box 356, Belmopan, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In June I traveled with my extended family to Belize. We stayed four nights at Caves Branch and have only the highest praise for pretty much every aspect of our stay. There were 9 of us total, 2 in their 70s, 4 in their 40s and 3 in their teens. Every single one of us had an amazing time. Can't... More 

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

HI Christie D, Thank you for your kind review of your experience during your visit! We could not be happier knowing that you enjoyed your time at Caves Branch. You made an amazing point- the proximity of Belize to North America that is highlighted by a 2 hour flight from Houston, Miami or Dallas cannot be downplayed... This is one... More 

SW Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Last Christmas holiday was our first trip to Belize. Not really knowing where to go or what to do, I did a little research. This eventually led me to an exchange of information with the fine folks at Cave's Branch. First of all, they were exceptionally helpful in arranging our ENTIRE visit, not just the portion we stayed at Cave's... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed 4 highly structured days at Caves Branch. Liked the all-inclusive including rum and beer. But, don't touch the blender or will get expensive. Go for the adventures. They provide top-notch, well-defined daily trips to caves, ruins, waterfalls etc. The real value is they own over 50K acres including some of Belize's best caves and rivers. So, you are guaranteed... More 

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Charlie C, Incredible review- thank you so much... We wish to encourage all readers and future guests to review our website carefully regarding tours, meal times and tour options. Due to the nature of our lodge which is an Adventure property, the meals are created around our tour offerings and must be offered at set times in order to... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed 5 nights and loved it. The open bar, pool, great tours, and most of all, the staff made this experience terrific. Thomas, Edward, Daniel, and Freddy were great with food and drinks. The meals are a major part of the day. We did the waterfall tour, the 7 mile tubing, and the horse back riding. Also zip lining. All... More 

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jim M, Thank you for taking a few moments to write your review... so appreciated! While we are thrilled that you and your family were able to enjoy some of our fascinating activities, we are so disappointed that you & daughter took ill during your visit with us. We do hope that you are both feeling better. Something that... More 

Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW!!! First of all we got the a la carte deal. Rooms were super cheap but AMAZING! We stayed in cabana 4 near the Botanical garden. Unfortunately no flowers were in bloom in July (orchids) but it was really fun to walk around and explore nonetheless. The staff - EVERYONE was genuinely happy. The whole staff was great. I wish... More 

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Swhela, We are so grateful to you for taking the time to give us your heartfelt review...We are extremely happy that you did enjoy your visit with us. You are so right, the food is great and for those wanting a bit less then the full blown dinner buffet, the bar options are very good and very filling. They... More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Caves Branch is an ideal Jungle retreat with lots of day and night time adventures for young and old. There is also a beautiful botanical garden onsite to explore. They serve three excellent meals a day but dinner is the big deal. Everyone gathers at dinner time to share their days adventure stories as well as a lavish three course... More 

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IanAnderson, Guest Relations Manager at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Response from Robert- Guest Services Manager at Caves Branch Lodge: Dear mkelray, Thank you for staying with us...as you can imagine, it was our deepest pleasure to host you and your family! We really appreciate your kind comments and our staff is so proud to hear from you. As you correctly pointed out- we do LOVE what we do and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and two children really felt relaxed and comfortable after our days touring the caves, ruins, and other jungle adventures. The food is really good, especially the fresh squeeze your own orange juice in the morning. The onsite tours they offer are awesome and there exclusive guides are the only ones to offer the "Black Hole Drop". Big shout... More 

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

HI Sean S, It was our pleasure to have you and your family visiting with us and we are thrilled to know that your stay was the success if was intended to be. So glad that you enjoyed the adventures and had a marvelous time. We will ensure that Robert and the entire team receives your regards and please make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i really don't know where to begin!!! This place is the most unique place we have ever visited!! Staff is unbelievable; Lisa, Eddy, to name ONLY 2!! Food, service, accomadations are 100%!! We were upgraded on our last day/night to one of the tree houses!! We thot' our ground level bungalow was amazing!! This tree house was UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!! If you... More 

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Leslie M, We truly do appreciate that time you took to give our readers such a kind review. Thank you so much and we are honored to serve our guests! So happy that you enjoyed the Howler Monkeys... these do make the early mornings very special and we hope the memories created will only last you long enough to... More 

Brookeville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our fifteen year old grand son chose the Tree House; a natural choice for an adventurous 15 year old. We each spent our first hours taking photos of the cool layout and amenities of our one-level charmer. Do not be fooled by the "family style" eating label. Probably the best thing for our grand son was the seating arrangement of... More 

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear h0llandjc, We are truly humbled and proud at your kind review of your visit with us. It was indeed a pleasure to host you and your family at our lodge and we will be sure to pass on your remarks to our staff. Our humble service is the reflection of the deep love we have for Belize and our... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four (two parents, 11 & 9 yr olds) absolutely LOVED our 4 days at Caves Branch. We can't say enough wonderful things about every bit of it: the accommodations (luxurious treehouse, outdoor shower, beautiful dining room, gorgeous grounds and pool), the adventures (SO FUN!!), the food (excellent, varied, abundant choices), and the staff (everyone from the front... More 

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Rhoda G, Public Relations Manager at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MMG94, as always we are so thankful that you and your family found your stay with us to be everything you had hoped. Your comments are welcomed and we hope that you will make it back to visit us very soon! Cheers from the entire CB team! More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Adventure Travel is what Caves Branch was built on and Adventure Travel is still what Caves Branch is all about. But over the years, the Caves Branch jungle lodge has evolved from extremely rustic Jungle River Camp with outhouses and bathing in the river to our most recent 5 Star Luxury Tree Houses with roof top decks and hot tubs to relax under the stars above. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Address: Mile 41.5 Hummingbird Highway | P.O. Box 356, Belmopan, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > Belmopan
Price Range: $105 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Ian Anderson`s Caves Branch Jungle Hotel Belmopan
Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge Belize/Belmopan
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