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The Lodge At Chaa Creek

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#3 of 21 hotels in San Ignacio
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Our guests say they appreciate Chaa Creek’s eco-friendly blend of pristine nature and a casually luxurious built environment, and enjoy the flexibility and choice we offer in accommodations, amenities, meals, tours and expeditions. Our wide range of accommodations allow guests to select lodgings that range from the rustic charm of the Macal River Camp to the unparalleled luxury of the new Ix Chel Luxury Rainforest Villas, whose stunning views, private Jacuzzis, plunge pools and amenities such as the attention of a personal butler have set new standards for excellence in a pristine natural environment. In addition, our infrastructure and nationwide network of colleagues enable us to offer a range of comprehensive, hassle-free tours and all-inclusive Belize vacation packages that cater to all ages, interests and levels of fitness. For example, our close relationships with premier Belizean reef and island resorts at Ambergris Caye, Placencia and other Caribbean vacation spots allow us
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
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Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Kelcan98 wrote a review Apr 16
Waukesha, Wisconsin34 contributions6 helpful votes
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Our family of 5 (3 teens) loved our stay at Chaa Creek for 3 nights over spring break. We stayed in the spa Villa which was more than enough space for us. It was quite a hike from the rest of the resort and might be an issue for someone with mobility issues but was fine for us. Onsite, we did the butterfly farm tour which was awesome! The natural history museum was neat also and is a combined tour with the butterfly farm and both are free for guests. We also did the night hike which was pretty neat; we saw a variety of insects, lizard, snake, tarantulas but no mammals. The pool is awesome and heated! The drink and food service at the pool was great. We enjoyed the gift shop and bought many souvenirs and local made crafts there. The included breakfast was awesome! We ate dinner at the Mariposa restaurant all 3 nights and had exceptional meals every night. We hiked many of the trails and enjoyed them. We went on the zipline and cave tubing excursion at Caves Branch and the ATM tour booked through the resort. Both were amazing and highly recommended! We also booked shuttle service both ways (to and from the airport) and had great drivers who told us a lot about the area and history of Belize.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jennifer K B wrote a review Apr 12
Gloucester, Massachusetts9 contributions8 helpful votes
We were very impressed with the Lodge — beautifully kept up — and every staff member, who were, to a person, highly competent, friendly, and welcoming. The food was varied and delicious, and we appreciated the flexible dining times. The Tikal and bird-watching excursions went off without a hitch. We spotted 100+ bird species during our visit. The Spa was an unexpected luxury and incredibly relaxing. Overall, our experience exceeded our expectations, even given that we inadvertently booked during Easter Week and spring break! Lots of families with children but there was plenty of room for all of us on the premises. We look forward to returning to the Lodge at Chaa Creek.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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C1160IFjennb wrote a review Apr 12
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Chaa Creek is gorgeous, and everyone working there is phenomenal. The tours were a highlight of our trip. Definitely do the ATM tour! Food was fantastic (although I didn't realize the lodge is located so far out of town so unless you wanted to pay for a taxi into San Ignacio you were dependent upon the food at the lodge- luckily it was super good). I really wanted to give this place 5 stars, and I feel bad because this is my fault- I booked a room without A/C. I knew that going in. They are an eco lodge so the cottages don't have A/C. (You can spend $$$$ and get the few suites with A/C). I assumed that the cottages would be individual with tons of windows and situated in such a way as to take advantage of breezes to naturally cool the room (kind of like they do in Hawaii to take advantage of the trade winds to cool their homes). This was not the case. The cottages are duplexes, and only have a few small windows on two sides (the third side had a small window opening up to the outdoor shower so no chance of a breeze). There was zero breeze coming into the room. So when it was 105 F outside, it was 105 F in our room. It was a miserable sleeping experience. They do provide stand fans, but you have to be right in front of it for any relief (and it was hard for some in our family to sleep even with the fans). At $400 a night I expected to sleep well. Again, this was my assumption that they would design rooms to somehow be naturally cooled by breezes. Unfortunately, I won't be back because it was too expensive not to be able to sleep. We were all exhausted after our stay. Not really what you're hoping for with a $$$$$ hotel bill. This sounds like first world problems, I know. But again with such a hefty price tag I didn't want to come away exhausted and anxious to go home (even after the first night). If you have the funds, spring for the suites with A/C. Or, if you love sleeping in hot, humid weather then this is for you. Again, I can't overstate how beautiful the lodge and grounds are, and how absolutely fantastic everyone we met at the lodge is. They were helpful, kind, and exemplary in every way!!!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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AGC314 wrote a review Apr 7
30 contributions17 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chaa Creek. Every staff member we interacted with was kind, courteous and helpful- so nice they knew us all by name. The food and drinks were amazing, all fresh and so much variety daily. Even the packed lunches we had on our excursions were delicious. We really appreciated the boutique feel of the resort. Even at capacity, the property was so spacious it never felt crowded. The cottage accommodations were lovely- secluded feel and spacious. We really enjoyed our excursions with Miguel (Caves Branch) and Alexi (ATM). They were very mindful of our safety, and so knowledgeable and passionate about the area, including the history and geography. Our kids really enjoyed our days with them. We even happened upon a National Geographic article that featured Miguel. It was super cool that the resort had its own guides and our family had private excursions each day. Even the drives to and from Belize City with Miguel and Darren were informative and entertaining. We have recommended several of our friends and coworkers to the resort so they can also experience the magic.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Amber S wrote a review Apr 7
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My husband and I enjoyed a two night stay at the Lodge at Chaa Creek. From beginning to end, it was a wonderful experience, somehow invigorating and relaxing at the same time. The property is breathtakingly beautiful! You are completely surrounded by extremely well tended grounds, filled with local flora and fauna. The cabins are beautifully eco-rustic with perfect attention to detail and comfort. There was also a sweet surprise waiting in our room which added to the naturalist experience. Our room was spacious and extremely comfortable. My favorite part was the beautiful view from our balcony and the screened shower. Loved listening to the howler monkeys in the evening! The restaurant and bar at Chaa Creek is incredible! The chef is top notch and crafted delicious and visually appealing dishes from local ingredients. Truly some of the best meals we have enjoyed. Don't skip the yummy and nourishing breakfasts. The bar is very impressive and every drink was amazing! There are so many excursions to choose from. I wish we had more time in the area. Our main excursion during our stay was a guided canoe tour on the Macal River to San Ignacio. Our local guide was extremely knowledgable, pointing out animals and many things of interest and explaining some local history. I would highly recommend doing this! i would also recommend taking time to enjoy the Chaa Creek property. The infinity pool is wonderful! The hiking and tours on the property are also really nice and relaxing. There are so many amazing things about Chaa Creek, but what makes this experience magical is the amazing staff. Everyone here is so helpful, friendly, and attentive to detail. They make your stay and planning your excursions completely effortless. I also recommend reading about the pioneering founders of Chaa Creek, Lucy and Mick Fleming, and their inspiring commitment to the local community and environment. This is a perfect jungle retreat for couples or families and small groups. I can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sue N wrote a review Apr 6
Palm Harbor, Florida1 contribution
We had the most fantastic time as a group of 8 friends at Chaa Creek! Everything from the accommodations, tours, activities, and meals was outstanding. What really made this stay remarkable was the service we received from every person at the lodge. It was incredible how they anticipated your needs and responded with the most kind and genuine service!! We felt like part of the family very quickly. This is one of the best resorts around and we would love to go back again!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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ThrivingMamma wrote a review Apr 6
3 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at Chaa Creek Lodge. The wranglers at the barn were really great guys. The horses are well loved and often in Belize they are left tied to a tree to starve to death. My daughter had a private ride in the jungle due to her ability. She loved it and they really made her comfortable. The pool is lovely and the staff super. Our room was beautiful and we appreciated the good air conditioning after being in the hot sun all day. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Krafty24 wrote a review Apr 5
Phoenix6 contributions
We recently stayed 3 nights after a great 5 night stint in turtle inn placencia. It was a fantastic stay for our family 14/12/9. We did activities off site but one day was wonderful on property - so much to do - canoes, hikes, pool and horseback riding. The food was local and fresh and the bar and mixed drinks are amazing. The service is so warm, relaxed and helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Robyn G wrote a review Apr 5
2 contributions
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Beautiful resort with amazing hospitality! The grounds are beautiful. They clearly take a lot of pride in the upkeep of the resort. There are many activities to do and the concierge was very helpful tour guides were great as were the bartenders and pool attendants! Ezra and Leon were very friendly. Pool was lovely. Did not go with kids but this was a very family friendly location.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Shawn O wrote a review Apr 5
Delaware25 contributions3 helpful votes
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One word…OUTSTANDING!!! While planning our trip, we opted to stay in a Tree Top Villa. No AC, but we knew that prior to visiting, unlike others would have you believe. There were plenty of fans in the room. For February, it was hotter than we expected, but rarely did we feel uncomfortable. The room itself was amazing and the view of the river was a welcome sight every time we stepped outside. Dining… My wife is gluten intolerant. The staff made sure she was taken care of at every meal. While we are always uncertain, the waiters/waitresses would ask questions and go to others if they were unsure of the situation we presented them with. Overall, the quality of the food was great and my wife ran into no issues with gluten. Offsite tours…While we were at Chaa Creek, we opted to go to Tikal, ATM, and Barton Creek. All three were great trips. Barton creek was maybe our least favorite, but it’s a canoe trip and we had some pretty bad storms prior. The water level was high, but this is out of everyone’s control. We would definitely do the trip again. The ATM trip was absolutely amazing. If you’re not claustrophobic, not afraid of the dark, not afraid of getting wet, not afraid of your muscles being sore the next day, you have to do this trip. Our guide, Alexi, was extremely knowledgeable about ATM and its history. We were very comfortable during the entirety of the tour. The road getting there is pretty rough, but nothing my wife couldn’t handle with a few Dramamine. Lastly, Tikal, our main reason for choosing Chaa Creek. Yumi, our guide, was AMAZING!!!!! One of the best guides we’ve ever had. The history lesson we received while spending time with her was more than we could’ve asked for. Although she runs this tour on a regular basis, you could see the passion and excitement for everything we saw or did during the tour. Grounds tours…We did the night walk twice. It was a really cool experience. We were lucky enough to find tarantulas, scorpions, red-eyed tree frogs, and snakes. None within biting distance, if this concerns you. The guides made sure you were staying at a safe distance and always kept an eye out. We would’ve done this every night if we had the energy. There are many trails to walk, a butterfly exhibit and a museum worth checking out on the property as well. If we weren’t there to see Tikal and ATM, we would’ve been happy with the on-site tours they offered. Overall, our experience at Chaa Creek was incredible. We would definitely visit again without hesitation. I want to thank the staff and guides for such wonderful hospitality during our stay. They definitely made the trip memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lodge At Chaa Creek
Which popular attractions are close to The Lodge At Chaa Creek?
Nearby attractions include Xunantunich (4.6 miles), Green Iguana Conservation Project (3.2 miles), and Cahal Pech (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lodge At Chaa Creek?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Lodge At Chaa Creek?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, an additional bathroom, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Lodge At Chaa Creek?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lodge At Chaa Creek?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lodge At Chaa Creek?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Burnz, Cenaida's Belizean Food, and Guava Limb Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lodge At Chaa Creek?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Lodge At Chaa Creek have airport transportation?
Yes, The Lodge At Chaa Creek offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Lodge At Chaa Creek offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lodge At Chaa Creek?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lodge At Chaa Creek?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Xunantunich (4.6 miles) and El Pilar (3.3 miles).