A Belize Paradise With Incredible Staff
The Belize Resort: other than the rocky road in, Chaa Creek’s location is incredible. Set in the mountains, you are surrounded by well-kept grounds, jungle, and wildlife. Iguanas, howler monkeys, and birds of all kinds roam the grounds and woods. They offer 365 acres of well marked trails that can be guided or explored on your own. They also have a bike shop (guided or unguided) and canoes to take into town or just leisurely paddle down the river. Breakfast and lunch offer a variety of well-priced and great tasting food. Dinner, however is different. The food tastes great and is much of it is freshly picked from their farm. The dining, although you may dress casual, is very fancy and the staff makes sure everything is perfect. Every dinner is a four course meal comprised of soup, salad, main dish, and dessert, though you can decline some portions. While the food is outstanding, dinner is very limited. There is only one type of salad, one type of soup, and 3 main courses (one of which is vegetarian), which change every night. If you are a picky eater, beware. The rooms are spacious and the shower is huge, but rooms are NOT air-conditioned, so it can be hot and humid. They have fans which worked well and nights are a lot more comfortable so most of our nights were fairly relaxing.
They recently added an infinity pool which overlooks part of the resort and it is a great addition. They also have a business center offering wifi and 2 computers. The staff is very friendly and are very helpful.
Inland Belize Tours: the service for tours was unbelievable. They offer a wide variety of tours and are extremely accommodating with them. Unlike some resorts (ie Hamanasi), if you want to do something, they will make it happen regardless of how many people want to go. They will also tailor your trips however you like (unless it is through another place like Caves Branch for example). They try to pair you with the same driver/guide which was a nice touch.
The guides: not only are they extremely friendly, they have a passion for nature and adventure and will make sure you see and experience the best possible trip. Many of the guides are birding experts and spotted dozens of different species. The guides for the ruins seem to know every single fact about the sites and history so you will learn a lot. What was also nice was how they were not just like a guide the whole time; they will have everyday conversations about anything and are genuinely social people, not an act to please the guests. When they see you around the resort they will stop to have a chat with you and ask about what other animals you have encountered.
Overall, Chaa Creek was a incredible visit. The rooms, resort, tour offerings, onsite offerings, and staff were absolutely perfect and I recommend it to anybody and everybody. I plan to stay here again on my next visit to Belize, and like many of the guests, would recommend this place for honeymooners. I also highly recommend taking a trip to Tikal (also do the zipline), Caves Branch, and doing the horseback trails, birding, and night walk on this Belize resort. Get to know the guides, and don’t be afraid to make requests as they really want you to enjoy what they love so much. Chaa Creek is a bit pricey but it is because of their superior service!