It is with great sadness that the management and staff of Chaa Creek farewell a former long-time member of the Chaa Creek Team. Peter Tonti, who was with Chaa Creek for fifteen years, most recently as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, passed away on April 16th, 2015, leaving a huge void in the entire Belizean tourism industry, where he carved out a legacy as one of the industry’s pioneers and contributors to its early success.
Time to start planning a Belizean Summer vacation! Getting into the planning swing of things right now makes perfect sense. For one thing, it takes one’s mind off the slushy cold weather and waiting for March’s lion to mellow out and finally become a lamb. Secondly, it gives time to pull together ideas and start creating a summer vacation that satisfies everyone.
When we arrived at Belize’s international airport where we were met by Chaa Creek’s driver/guide – the first of the many friendly staff we soon became acquainted with. The drive from the airport went quickly and gave us our first taste of what a beautiful little country Belize is, but it was nothing compared to what awaited us at Chaa Creek.
After our vacation at Belize’s Chaa Creek earlier this year, I rave about the place all the time and have confidently steered a few friends in that direction. I say confidently because I have no doubt that no matter what their ages or interests, anyone will find something there to please and even excite them.
Belize’s The Lodge at Chaa Creek was recently honoured with a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site, according to the popular Belizean eco-resort’s owners. “It’s very gratifying to be acknowledged by such a respected travel authority as Trip Advisor, and is something the entire Chaa Creek family takes pride in. The fact that Trip Advisor’s awards are based on customer reviews makes this distinction that much more valuable to us,” co-founding owner and GM Lucy Fleming said.
As part of our commitment at The Lodge at Chaa Creek is to work with our local communities in building awareness and educating our local people on conservation and preservation of our natural environment. And in that respect, as part of our community outreach program, today saw our “Butterfly on the Road” Program when two of our Naturalist Guides packed up their equipment and visited the Sacred Heart Primary School in San Ignacio Town.