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Benque Viejo Road Mile 69 1/4, San Ignacio Belize
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#2 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Ka'ana Resort is Belize's first Small Luxury Hotel of the World. True to its Mayan name 'Ka'ana' meaning, 'heavenly place,' this delightful resort, set in tropical gardens, offers exceptional accommodation in charming cottages with fine dining, superb service and easy access to ancient Mayan sites and numerous thrilling activities. Enjoy the best of Belize - its people, its food, and its attractions at a world class resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, German
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Emily G wrote a review Yesterday
West Hollywood, California27 contributions
Ka'ana was stunning! My husband and I stayed in one of the private villas for our honeymoon last year and had a wonderful time. You are greeted with a signature drink and liquor tasting, and the service only gets better from there! We absolutely loved our cozy villa, which included a private fenced in terrace and front porch - the perfect place to relax, read, soak up the sun, and watch tv during a thunderstorm. We also loved the pool, which was empty most of the time, so we really had it all to ourselves, including with pool-side food and drink service! The spa services are also not to be missed - we enjoyed a relaxing couple's massage, which was just heavenly. Lastly, take a tour of the property farm if you can - so much gorgeous vegetation and cute little animals! Very cool to see where your food is coming from. The hotel staff are experts on tourism in the area and can help you book a number of excellent excursions. We did the ATM cave (not to be missed!), cave tubing, ziplining, horseback riding, touring temples, and more! My only (minor) complaints about Ka'ana are that they're a bit pushy about booking excursions (although admittedly, all of the outings we did were excellent) and the food is a bit pricey for what it is, but those are very small dings! Overall, this is a great place to escape and relax. I highly recommend taking a taxi into the town for at least a dinner, also! It's very cute!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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PatJOL wrote a review Mar 2020
Roanoke, Virginia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Property's Favorite Review
Absolutely perfect!! Attentive staff, beautiful rooms and a great base for exploring Mayan ruins. We went to 2 Mayan sites, our guides were Christian and Andy, both very knowledgeable fun to talk to. The Mayan cooking class at Ka'ana was really fun and tasty. All the food is amazing with ingredients from their own organic garden. I can't say enough good things about this wonderful little resort from the moment we checked and were upgraded to a pool villa to the day we checked out. They got every detail right. The staff were so friendly and helpful. This is a very romantic resort and I highly recommend for a couples get away.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: There are no bad rooms but I highly recommend getting a villa.
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Response from KaanaResortManager, General Manager at Ka'ana Resort
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Dear Guest We appreciate your kind words and positive feedback. It is motivating for us to know that we managed to impress. Best regards from Ka'ana Wolfgang Brandl, GM
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Katie Fedz wrote a review May 2020
New York City, New York135 contributions23 helpful votes
Tucked away in the Belizean rainforest lies an enchanting and sophisticated hideaway. Surrounded by lush gardens and hidden by a diverse canopy, the Ka’ana Resort & Spa awaits. This luxurious and intimate boutique resort is a true tropical paradise and it comes as no surprise that Ka’ana means “Heavenly Place” in the ancient Mayan language. The moment you step foot on this property you know you have arrived somewhere special. The quietness of the jungle, the manner in which the buildings blend in with the surrounding natural environment, and the discreet pathways veiled by verdant greenery create an elusive form of serenity. While you are busy immersing yourself in the aesthetics, the staff at Ka’ana will have you swept off your feet with their exceptional and truly Belizean-style hospitality. The convenient location serves as both an outpost for adventure travellers seeking to explore the rich Mayan culture and nearby historic ruins, as well as an idyllic sanctuary for those who prefer some rest and relaxation. Highlights: Ka’ana has managed to create an authentic, sustainable Belizean experience with the perfect mix of style and culture with modern amenities. Much of the building material, art, décor and textiles are all sourced locally within 30 miles of the resort. The intimate and warm nature of the resort makes Ka’ana feel like a home away from home. Even during peak season, guests often feel as though they are the only ones on the property. The unparalleled service, sincerity and exceptional attentiveness provided by the staff make for a wonderful experience. Be prepared to always be addressed by name and ushered to and from you next activity in a helpful yet discreet manner. Whether you prefer trekking through the ancient Xunantunich Mayan ruins, tubing in large underground cave chambers, horseback riding or zip lining through the subtropical canopy, adventure lies just minutes away from Ka’ana and all arrangements can easily be made through the resort itself. After all, adventure is what the region is known for. For the days earmarked for relaxing and recharging, the resort is a perfect oasis with a cosy infinity pool, a spa offering unique treatments and outdoor yoga classes that allows guest to really connect with the beauty and essence of the surrounding environment. What to Know: Do not be fooled by the interior jungle location, this luxury boutique resort is easily accessible for visitors. Situated right off the major highway only a two hour drive from the capital, Belize City, or a swift 10-minute drive from the local San Ignacio airstrip serviced by Tropic Air, accessing this hideaway is a breeze. Ka’ana is also located just 5 miles from the Guatemalan border, which makes it perfectly situated for a day trip to the sought after Tikal Mayan ruins complex in the neighbouring country. The journey to and from this world-renowned site will take the majority of the day, but the ease of the trip makes it well worth it. Just don't forget your passport! Nights are rather quiet in the area, but Ka’ana has you covered. With a tantalizing menu, and an open-air bar complete with an outdoor fire pit and some nostalgic board games, you will be more than happy passing the nights comfortably here. The Rooms: All of the 17 hacienda-style suites and villas and suites are thoughtfully designed with high ceilings and ample room that provide for a very spacious feel and each sits integrated in the surrounding jungle landscape, creating a natural source of privacy. Rooms are uniquely decorated with a smart fusion of modern luxury and traditional charm. The use of natural materials reflects the surrounding environment and the locally sourced and produced textiles and amenities like organic soaps and hair products add some serious authenticity. All accommodations include private outdoor space overlooking the colourful and well-manicured tropical gardens. The two private villas on the property are perfect for a family retreat or an extra special romantic getaway. Each villa is equipped with a private pool and dining capabilities and are located in an isolated area of the property for extra exclusivity. The Food: Unwind with a pre-dinner cocktail at The Wallace bar. Ask the bartender for the owner’s signature cocktail, Down the Hatch. Before you settle in for dinner, let Wolfgang, Ka’ana’s General Manager, take you into the resort’s exquisite wine cellar. The carefully curated collection boats a world-class wine selection of over 1,000 bottles focused on New World small producers. The resort’s La Ceiba restaurant serves an extensive array of gourmet Belizean cuisine with an international twist. Try the Griga Sere, a traditional dish of shrimp and fish cooked in coconut milk over rice. Or better yet, try the entire menu, your taste buds will thank you later. From the local fare to the artisanal cocktail creations, Ka’ana’s focus on providing a satiating culinary experience starts from the ground up as most ingredients are sourced from their very own on-site organic garden and farm.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Book a casita, make sure your room is not above the spa!
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Response from Wolfgang Brandl, General Manager at Ka'ana Resort
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your detailed and positive feedback about your stay with us and in Belize. Your notes and recommendations are appreciated. Currently we are undergoing renovation works and look forward to welcoming you back to a refreshed resort in the near future. Best regards from Ka'ana Wolfgang Brandl, GM
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codyclements wrote a review Apr 2020
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Ka'ana Resort was heaven on Earth! The staff was unbelievable and the amenities just as fantastic. We only had the opportunity to stay for a couple of nights, but we were upgraded to a Villa and had the best vacation experience of our lives! Recommend the horseback riding to Xunantunich - you get your own guide to experience the site, and you finish the morning off with a private picnic alongside a gorgeous river!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Villa 2 is absolutely magical.
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Response from Wolfgang Brandl, General Manager at Ka'ana Resort
Responded Apr 5, 2020
Dear Guest We appreciate to know that you enjoyed your vacation here at Ka'ana. It is especially nice to read your positive comments while going through these difficult times now. Best regards Wolfgang Brandl, GM
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Jessica P wrote a review Apr 2020
5 contributions
I am so much more the better for knowing a place like Ka’ana exists. Visited with a friend in February and we haven’t stopped talking about it since. The staff was so attentive, our tour guide Brandon was very knowledgeable, really the best we could have hopped for with a few days of private tours! Great location, with easy access to the town with the taxi Mr. Guzman that was booked through the front desk when we wanted to go into town. Can not recommend enough. Cannot wait to come back.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Wolfgang Brandl, General Manager at Ka'ana Resort
Responded Apr 3, 2020
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your positive feedback. In these challenging times this means especially much to us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Wolfgang Brandl, GM
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ka'ana Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ka'ana Resort?
Nearby attractions include Xunantunich (3.6 miles), Belize Botanic Gardens (2.7 miles), and Green Iguana Conservation Project (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ka'ana Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ka'ana Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ka'ana Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ka'ana Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ka'ana Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cenaida's Belizean Food, Ko-Ox Han nah, and Crave House of Flavour.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ka'ana Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Ka'ana Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ka'ana Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ka'ana Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ka'ana Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Ka'ana Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Xunantunich (3.6 miles) and El Pilar (2.9 miles).