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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 20, 2012

I wanted to visit Belize to get jungle and sea, and this hotel certainly delivered the jungle. Set out from a remote little village about 15 minutes from Santa Elena, this hotel and grounds features a number of cabins with a fantastic indoor/ outdoor reception/ dining area. The room: We had cabin number 7, which was the only private cabin...

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
Reviewed February 8, 2012

A lovely family-run Belize-style (as opposed to American Style) resort. Good things: * Clean and attractive rooms and cabins, with hammocks. * Great food and courteous/knowledgeable staff * Wonderful birding from the open air dining area * Guests seem to mingle nicely, so this is a good place to meet fellow travelers with similar interests. Some things to consider: *...

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

D guest most likely meant it would be a 3 1/2 miles walk without a vehicle. As there are a number of buses that go by Crystal Paradise daily. A minivan collectivo as we may refer it to runs between San Ignacio and Cristo Rey village 100 yards from the entrance to beautiful Crystal Paradise. We can call the driver...

Cody, Wyoming
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Crystal Paradise Resort exceeded any and all of my expectations. The Tut Family knows how to offer their guests a 5 star experience while still maintaining an authentic feel. The facilities are amazing. Warm and comfortable are words to describe the atmosphere. You feel like you are welcomed and belong. You can decide what attractions or excursions you want to...

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A Hts Illinois
Reviewed February 2, 2012

Crystal Paradise is on a pleasant piece of property about 600-700 yards from the Macal river. We arrived at dark around dinner time. After checking into our room (#8) we walked down to the open air "restaurant". Our meals at CP were good hearty homemade stews, roasted meats, very good flour tortillas, ham & eggs for breakfast, fresh fruit, homemade...

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

Thanks for staying with us at Crystal Paradise. Yes I know hot water was a mess for a few days we later found out there was a leak caused by one of the tree roots pressuring the bike to break we had to break the floor to repair. It wasn't an easy find we came across a hot spot in...

Ithaca, NY
Reviewed February 2, 2012

If you are going to Belize to not only relax and enjoy the country's splendid nature and history, but to experience Belizean culture, this is the perfect place for you. The fact that it is owned and operated by Belizeans is SUPER IMPORTANT because it means you know you are supporting the local people. It also means that you get...

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Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Always wanted to go birding in Belize and found CPR on the web. Wondered what we were getting into and found it to be perfect! The Tut family who run the lodge are just fantastic and what talented people.We chose to bird most of Belize and spent 12 days in the capable hands of Eric Tut...aka Prince Tut! As our...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed December 8, 2011

We stayed at Crystal Paradise resort for three nights during our bird watching tour in Belize. The resort is owned by a local family and well located to explore nearby reserves, parks and archeological sites. Free WiFi is available. Service is friendly, being provided by members of the Tut family, and members of the family are very knowledgeable about wildlife...

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Dallas,TX
Reviewed November 30, 2011

We are just back from Belize where we stayed 2 nites at the CPR and 2 nites in Palacio. We loved our stay at the CPR. This is not a luxury resort by any means. This is an eco-lodge, located in the middle of wildlife with very simple rooms and common area. It is kept very clean and the setting...

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Winnipeg
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Eric Tutt also catered to our every need as we undertook several tours and Belizian experiences. Just wouldn't be the same doing it on our own. He is so knowledgable and a great guy ensuring the safety of our family. Very relaxing trip as we spent a few days exploring the interior and jungle as a break from the snorkeling...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed September 7, 2011

This was a perfect and seamless stay. The bird guide Eric Tutt picked us up at the airport in a modern clean van. We birded our way to the resort . His "bird" eye catching the birds was incredible. The lodge is a beautifually thatched series of bungalows and cabanas snuggled into the hillside above the Macal River. The main...

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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: $102 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crystal Paradise Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“some rooms just have a terrace, others have one with a bugs nest around it and hammocks. Some rooms just have a fan, other have AC.”
 of 5 bubbles 941liesd, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“I stayed in a riverfront cabana and had my own porch complete with hammock and chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles jocelain, Feb 4, 2017 | Read review
“Really enjoyed the thatched cabana's. The thatched roof make it feel like your actually in the jungle and not in a hotel room.”
 of 5 bubbles 100jeremyu, Jan 19, 2017 | Read review
“There are a variety of choices of views. All are in a tropical setting.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelrE7699PL, May 13, 2016 | Read review
“Cabanas do not have air conditioning and it is very hot. Be prepared for what you book.”
 of 5 bubbles jmhslick, May 5, 2016 | Read review
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