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Crystal Paradise Resort

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Cristo Rey, San Ignacio, Belize
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Palo Alto, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent several days at this resort last February and can give a very positive review for Crystal Paradise Resort. The grounds are lovely and the staff very helpful. The rooms are large and clean with modern bathroom facilities. The rooms are not air-conditioned but ceiling fans help keep the rooms cool. We stayed at the resort as part of... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort is a bit out of the way but that made it quiet and relaxing. Their staff was fantastic, especially the guides Eric and Oscar. The food was good and there was always someone around to try to help in any way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Stayed two nights in this mini paradise full of a variety of birds, trees, and peacefulness. The family owners were very accommodating with our entire stay. From the delicious meals, tour to Thousand Foot Falls, Rio On Pools, Rio On Cave and Big Rock to the very comfortable thatched-roof cabana, we would highly recommend staying here. In fact we are... More 

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Oakland, California
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

On arrival there was no one to meet us initially at the airport. There were lots of guides holding signs with names of their guests , and some came up asking us if we were "so-and-so" but no one had a sign with our names, and no one approached us from Crystal paradise. after 20 minutes of waiting outside in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

It was a little difficult for us to find as we had our own vehicle however once we were there we had a wonderful experience. Victor and his daughter were incredible hosts, pride in ownership 100%. We stayed for 4 nights and the property is amazing, the food is wonderful, the atmosphere very relaxing. On the final night when I... More 

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jeronie, Owner at Crystal Paradise Resort, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for commenting about your stay. Yes end of March through May seems to be unusually hot. However we have only 3 rooms that are air conditioned and are looking forward to making a few more available to guests for April and May months. Other months the weather is nice and cool under the tall thatched roofs serving as... More 

Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We stayed at Crystal Paradise for 3 days, and had a wonderful time. The birding was excellent, right on the property. The rooms were very comfortable, and the meals were simple but delicious. I would highly recommend this resort.

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New Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We are serious birders, but this was our first trip to Central America, and so we decided to try the Jungle and Sea "sampler" package. Crystal Paradise arranged all the details, including providing ground transportation, food, and outstanding, knowledgeable guides. We couldn't have asked for a better overall introduction to Belize. Over the four days we were at the lodge,... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We spent a week here this past February and had a wonderful time. Crystal Paradise is not a fancy resort--there is no swimming pool, no fancy bar, no tennis courts. What there is is a wonderful family working together to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. The main lodge and the cabanas are set in a natural environment. Our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I really want this place to be great. The care that has gone into making it beautiful is evidenced throughout. It is run by a Belizean family, and not an American hedge fund, which is why we booked. It has taken the family twenty years to build the business and they have done a great job. Victor and his wife... More 

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jeronie, Owner at Crystal Paradise Resort, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your comment and yes we have thought it over from time to time. Our place has plenty of potential and is loved by, birders, honeymoon couples, student groups and families alike is as they come in season. In our slow months April to Oct we may get maybe 5 or 6 groups which is good keeps the... More 

Adel, Iowa
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Three people, twelve nights, one excellent guide. Andy Tut, one of several members of the Tut family that manage this resort/guide service, picked us up and within minutes we were taking the first of hundreds of pictures and getting to know a bit about Belize. He was our guide throughout the trip, just the four of us in cars and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This beautiful Belize jungle lodge is located in the lush jungles and along side the beautiful Macal River. Owned and operated by the Tut family, using the ancient art of palm-thatched roofs that blend with the natural beauty of Belize. Combine this exotic atmosphere with genuine Belizean family hospitality and the result is a rare encounter between culture and adventure. . We provide our guests with the opportunity to explore the country's many wonders while staying in comfort that reflects Belizean culture. Your base for all your adventures in Belize whether it be caving, birding, visits to archeological sites such as Caracol, Tikal Xunanunich and many other Belize Maya ruins. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crystal Paradise Resort

Address: Cristo Rey, San Ignacio, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio > Cristo Rey
Price Range: $55 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crystal Paradise Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Crystal Paradise Hotel San Ignacio
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