Not only was the staff at Monkey Bay incredible, but the accommodations and services were awesome. I stayed here for a week during a volunteer service trip at the local school, and could not have been more happy to come back to Monkey Bay at night after a long day of work. The food was absolutely amazing, as well. It might be a bit rustic for the luxury vacationer, however I found the sustainability and location of it to be worth the minor inconveniences. We were in the large rooms which were more dorm style, because of how many of us there were. The water is all based on a catchment system from the rainfall, so there are designated faucets for drinking water. There was not air conditioning in most of the rooms, however the breeze usually keeps it at a bearable temperature. The only thing I was not warned about was that you should bring your own towels--preferably a quick-drying one. The humidity makes it very difficult for thick towels to dry. Overall, it was a really great experience staying here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is an environmental education center offering Belize Study Abroad experiential learning programs and training opportunities while serving as a model of conservation land Stewardship. Our goal is to guide our guests and students in experiencing the natural wonders of the tropics and life in a developing country, recognizing the diversity of human potential through other cultures. We do this from a peaceful natural setting within a 1070-acre private protected area at our Monkey Bay campus where we experiment with sustainable living technologies and conservation land management ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Belize/Belmopan