We loved our stay at Hickatee in 2012 so there were no surprises this time - wonderful welcome, terrific customer service and attention to detail, great jungly surroundings (walking stick bugs! howler monkeys!) and an unexpected upgrade from the charming little Den to the opulent Honeymoon Suite.
We stayed 4 nights so had 3 full days: 1) a local bus trip to the Lubaantún Maya site followed by a visit to Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm, 2) a day devoted to hiking the trail system from our cottage and a bike trip into Punta Gorda Town to explore the market and the coastline, and 3) a tour of Blue Creek and a swim into the Ho'keb Ha cave with José who works with/for Bruno Kuppinger. All terrific! Since our stay this time didn't include a Wednesday, we didn't get in on Garifuna drumming lessons with Ray McDonald but caught up with him at Da Lazy Fish in town on Friday night, performing with his dad and 2 aunties.
There are links to our photo sets and blog posts here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/staceyholeman/collections/72157643680687265/
If we felt that Kate and Ian treated us like friends last time, they proved it this time around. We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Top-rated jungle B&B, just one mile from PG Town in southern Belize, Hickatee offers Caribbean-style accommodation, bar-restaurant, plunge pool, morning coffee delivered to your verandah, free bikes, over a mile of nature trails on site, and free visits to Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm. Family-run, we offer friendly service, a comfortable relaxed atmosphere, excellent value for money, and a great base from which to explore the offshore southern cayes and Toledo’s many inland attractions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hickatee Cottages Hotel Punta Gorda
- Hickatee Cottages Belize/Punta Gorda