Nature Quest Sweepstakes – Essay#19
I want to visit the Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize, Central America because my past trips here have been some of the best experiences of my life. This is a true 5-star resort. There is incredible attention to detail in every room and public space. I particularly love the outdoor shower at our cottage. I have been to Chaa Creek twice now.
The first time I arrived, walking through the entry gates and onto the grounds, I felt like I had come home. A deep peace came over me. There is such beauty in the jungle. Now, as I sit at work, I often play the Sounds of Belize from the web link on the Chaa Creek website. The nature sounds combined with the music is very relaxing as I do my work, and it brings me back to the jungle in my mind. I found that the food was wonderful at Chaa Creek Lodge, and the staff all so friendly. On my second trip, some of the staff even remembered me, which I found amazing.
The highlight of my last stay was being awakened by the howler monkeys at night; what an experience! Their voices are so primal. Another highlight was the night hike. I loved seeing where the insects & spiders live; this actually helped me feel more comfortable living among them for a week. Horseback riding allowed me to see more of the land, including the abundant gardens. I love that so much of the food served at the Chaa Creek Lodge restaurant is grown right on site; this is important to me. Chaa Creek is calling me back again; I hope to be able to return very soon to this magical place.