Delta Sky, the airline’s in flight lifestyle magazine, has included the Lodge at Chaa Creek in a select list of the world’s top eco- tourism destinations.
The introduction to the Get Inspired – Top Ten Lists section of the current edition reads, “Treetop to seaside, we’ve picked 10 resorts that are redefining travel for a greener generation.” The list includes eco resorts from destinations such as Tuscany, the Amazon, Costa Rica, Big Sur and China.
“We know that Delta Airlines is obviously very selective in who they recommend, so this is a great honour indeed,”Chaa Creek proprietor Lucy Fleming said yesterday.
[pullquote]“Our staff really appreciate the fact that we are the only resort in Belize to receive this recognition, especially when you consider the high quality of other Belizean resorts,” she said.[/pullquote]
The Lodge at Chaa Creek, one of Belize’s first eco resorts and a pioneer in sustainable eco tourism, began life as Mick and Lucy Fleming’s small family farm over 30 years ago and has since grown into one of the region’s most highly regarded destinations. Chaa Creek now comprises a 365 acre private nature reserve with miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, birding and nature walks. A highly regarded Natural History Centre, large thatched restaurant, veranda bar, conference centre, Butterfly Farm, professional spa, pool, and other amenities compliment accommodation ranging from luxurious tree top suites and lovely cottage rooms to the bungalows of the more remote Macal River Camp.
Set along the banks of Belize’s Macal River, the resort also offers canoeing, kayaking and a wide range of eco-adventure activities and tours including the Maya Medicinal Plant Trail as well as unique Belize vacation packages including popular surf and turf packages combining rainforest adventure with Caribbean island getaways.
Situated in the recognised Heartland of the Maya, Chaa Creek was long a hub of ancient Maya culture and commerce. The reserve contains numerous Maya archaeological sites and will be a centre for the huge Maya Winter Solstice 2012 celebrations which mark the end of a 52,000 year cycle and the beginning of a new era for the Maya.
“We’re looking forward to a busy 2011 leading up to 2012, so it’s wonderful to begin the new year with such a prestigious recommendation, “ Ms Fleming said, “It’s a great reflection on all of our 135 staff members as well as the sheer beauty of this part of Belize and we’re all very grateful to Delta’s Sky for this recognition”.
For more information about the Lodge at Chaa Creek, contact the property at 877-709-8708, marketing(at)chaacreek(dot)com or visit the web site at www.chaacreek.com.