Experience is the right word for your stay at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch. You don't come here to hang out by the pool. Everyone seems to be active and athletic type. We stayed in the Jungle Bungalow, which is located within the jungle surrounded by gorgeous trees. You wake up every morning to sounds of birds and howling monkeys. Every day you step into one adventure to another. We did cave canoeing, horseback riding and trip to the ruins. You leave with the guides right from the lodge so logistics are seemless. You don't have to worry about anything except keeping up with all of the adventure and physical challenges.
We are already planning to come back and try overnight in the jungle and other more challenging trips.
My only con is the communal eating style. After being tired from days of activity i just wanted to eat alone quietly, decompress and enjoy the night sounds. But communal assigned tables required you to interact with people and carry on a conversation for 1-2 hours of dining(the meals are served in courses so you have to wait until everything is served). We skipped dessert most days, partly because we were super full, and partly because we just wanted to decompress and be silent.
Other than that small con, this was a fabulous experience. We liked this more than our beach portion of Belize. You just can't get bored.More
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