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We felt like we had a real overseas, exotic vacation, as well as a perfect, traditional Easter with all the familiar trimmings in Belize’s Chaa Creek. So, rather than fight the crowds and heat this summer, we’re taking our big vacation over the Easter holidays, spending time together and creating more memories I’m sure we’ll be talking about for a very long time.
What do you do if your family has different dreams and forms of relaxation for a summer vacation? Dad likes snorkeling and anything to do with the sea. Mom likes to be relaxing by the pool with a book and at the aromatherapy spa. The ten year old son likes the outdoors, anything to do with reptiles, animals, birds and plants. The teenage daughter likes horseback riding and cultures.
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This resort compound outside the scruffy town of San Ignacio, winner of environmental awards from the World Travel and Tourism Council, American Society of Travel Agents, Caribbean Travel & Life and others, offers 23 well-decorated, thatch-roof cottages above Chaa Creek. Most recently built are two deluxe one-bedroom “Tree Top Suites” perched in the hardwood trees above the Macal River, each with accommodations for four. Chaa Creeks’ 365-acre nature preserve also includes a health spa featuring treatments using botanicals in the resort’s rainforest, whose recipe is said to come from traditional Mayan shamans. The budget and eco-conscious Macal River Jungle Camp is where our family stayed — a rustic alternative to the cottage suites, with fixed canvas tents, cots with linens, and common bathing and dining halls. The main lodge’s stylish bar and terrific restaurant are a meeting place, even for those in the camp. The staff is wonderfully knowledgeable, friendly, and great with kids: gently placing a butterfly on our son’s wrist, pointing out a visiting scorpion, scarlet macaw or howler monkey, leading flashlight-illuminated nature walks, giving rides along bumpy dirt roads in an open pickup truck, even demonstrating tortilla-making.
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To our friends at Chaa Creek Last May my wife and I spent four, days at the Lodge at Chaa Creek, and we will be going back, but this time with my grandkids!! We were a little apprehensive at going to Belize and into the “jungle”, but we quickly found out that Chaa Creek was easy to get to and very safe. It provided us with just the right mix of adventure, activity, solitude, and …
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Chaa Creek, The Best Travel Destination
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a wonderful family vacation destination. There are so many things to do there that all ages could enjoy – Butterfly Farm, Natural History Museum, Hiking through jungle trails, Canoeing on the Macal River, Biking, visiting the Maya Medicinal Trail and also Horseback Riding.
My husband and I celebrated our 44th anniversary there. It was so much fun. We went bird watching, a creature walk at night, canoeing in the …