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Chaa Creek’s Green luxury recognised again by USA Today

31 March 2011 No Comment


The Lodge at Chaa Creek was given another nod from USA Today by topping the popular publication’s recent list of Belize Rainforest Luxury Vacations. Chaa Creek was previously singled out by USA Today in February as being one of the world’s top family vacation spots for Spring break.

The current USA Today article recommends staying in selected Belizean rainforest resorts as a way, “to be close to nature without sacrificing the creature comforts of luxurious accommodation”.

At the top of the list of five selected resorts is Chaa Creek, which is noted for having a “gourmet restaurant, jungle bar and swimming pool”. The author, Louise Carr, also points out that the “Chaa Creek spa uses natural ingredients in its treatments, which take place with the rainforest in the background.”

Chaa Creek Spa manager Bryony Fleming  said she is delighted to see Chaa Creek’s combination of sustainable practices and quiet luxury recognised.

“For years we’ve been working out ways to provide luxury and comfort while remaining true to our commitment to the environment and sustainable travel,” she said.  “It took a lot of care and attention to detail to reach this level of quality without compromising our Green ideals, but I think we’ve shown that it can be done, and we’re grateful that respected newspapers such as USA Today recognise this.

“It really is a great acknowledgement, not just for Chaa Creek, but for responsible, sustainable travel in general”, she said.

The USA Today piece recommends Chaa Creek for providing, “a luxury Belize vacation set alongside the banks of the Macal River outside San Ignacio. The lodge is surrounded by a 365-acre rainforest reserve bordered by the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Chaa Creek has 23 palm-thatched cottages, including an Orchard and Spa Villa and a Tree Top Suite, all with a Jacuzzi,” and goes on to mention other attributes and activities.

Since 1981 Chaa Creek has been Belize’s most consistently recognised and awarded eco-resort, with accolades from industry leaders such as Conde Nast, National Geographic Adventure, Travel and Leisure magazines, the Zagat Survey and was  rated by as the “Best Eco Resort in the Caribbean” for four years running by a Caribbean Travel & Life Readers’ Poll.

“It just proves that being responsible to the environment doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice comfort or luxury,” Ms Fleming said.


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