Cayo District, Belize, February 25, 2009 – Chaa Creek has raised the green bar in Belize as the country’s first home-grown lodge to be formally recognized as a member of the elite eco-friendly international community by Conde Nast Johansens Luxury Hotels and Spas Guide.
Recommendations to this elite group are selected for their individual charm, character and superior service, and only properties that meet the exacting requirements are included in the Guide.
Conde Nast Johansens inspects each recommendation annually to ensure that it maintains high standards, and awards each included property the Conde Nast Johansens Mark of Excellence wall plaque as a sign of approval. The plaque is a guarantee of exceptional accommodations and serves as a valued endorsement for more than 13 million of the world’s most discerning travelers.
The Conde Nast Johansens Guides are published for discerning travelers who seek top-quality facilities and services. They are the most comprehensive illustrated reference guides to independently owned hotels, inns, resorts, spas and conference facilities throughout the Americas, Great Britain and Europe, and the only guidebooks to carry the prestigious and widely-recognized Conde Nast seal of approval.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is carefully tucked away amidst lush tropical gardens along the verdant banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the ancient Maya Mountains. Individually designed thatched accommodations reflect an atmosphere of elegance where charmingly decorated rooms and suites offer fine fabrics, furnishings and antiques. These spacious cottages include private sun deck verandahs for viewing wildlife and interacting with nature.
Chaa Creeks 365-acre nature reserve, home to the lodge, also hosts an internationally recognized Natural History Centre, Butterfly Farm, Rainforest Medicine Trail, miles of trails for walking, birding, mountain biking, and for horseback riding, a fleet of canoes, a full service spa, conference centre, and access to Belize’s Maya archaeological sites.
Staffed by dedicated professionals, this romantic little lodge blessed with understated Belizean charm and a spectacular jungle setting guarantees a unique and truly intimate experience.