The New Ix Chel Luxury Villas at Belize’s Chaa Creek
Setting New Standards in Eco-Luxe Travel
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For over 35 years the Lodge at Chaa Creek has evolved slowly and organically, growing from a few simple thatch-roofed cottages to become one of Belize’s most universally acclaimed and highly awarded eco-resorts.
Along the way we’ve taken pride in demonstrating, time and again, that environmental sustainability and responsible tourism can coexist with the highest degrees of comfort, quality and service.
And now, an exciting new addition to our wide range of lodgings is setting new standards of excellence for luxury accommodations in a natural setting.
The new Ix Chel Villas take everything we’ve learned over the years to a whole new level of understated elegance by marrying contemporary Green technology with a fresh, yet distinctively Belizean design.
Nestled on a verdant bank overlooking the Macal River Valley, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors providing private, sweeping 180° views of the surrounding rainforest, the Ix Chel Villas offer a serene sensory experience that is guaranteed to soothe the body and invigorate the spirit.
The flow between the lush forest and the rooms, where carefully selected, sustainably harvested Belizean timbers accentuate the soft neutral tones of the walls and tiled floors, creates a sense of harmony between the natural and built environment.
With understatedly elegant furnishings and furniture designed and handcrafted at Chaa Creek, and with the works of Belize’s most renowned artists adorning the walls, each room provides exquisite comfort and a peaceful connection with nature.
Complimenting the natural surrounds are amenities and services one wouldn’t expect to find in such a pristine setting.
A private butler is on hand to look after guests’ every requirement and coordinate room and other services, enhancing the carefree enjoyment of a personal plunge pool, Jacuzzi, al fresco shower and comfortable handmade furniture accentuating the comfort of an expansive veranda.
Given the peaceful tranquillity, the personal conveniences, and attentive yet unobtrusive service, you’ll be tempted to never leave your newfound paradise, but the amenities and activities that give Chaa Creek the reputation as Belize’s “Destination within a Destination” are a short stroll away.
Lovingly tended tropical gardens, a highly regarded restaurant and lounge with a staff mentored by internationally recognized chefs and restaurateurs, a refreshing infinity pool, full service Hilltop Spa and attractions such as the Belize Natural History museum add to your stay, and our adventure specialists and licensed nature guides are always on hand to help organize tours and expeditions within and away from our 400-acre private nature reserve.
With horseback and mountain bike riding along miles of a well-maintained trail system, canoeing or tubing down the Macal River, guided or self-guided birding and nature hikes, jungle safaris, river excursions and many other things to do, you’ll return to your private Eden ready to relax and enjoy incomparable jungle sunsets and dine, lounge or soak in your Jacuzzi under evening skies splashed with brilliant stars.
And you’ll sleep soundly knowing that your stay at Ix Chel actually benefits Belize’s environment and communities, with 10% of all room revenue going directly into environmental and social programs and projects through our Chaa Creek Cares initiative.
Whether reducing food miles with farm-to-table cuisine at our award-winning restaurant, emphasizing organic botanicals and other natural ingredients at our Belize Hilltop Spa, and preserving green space and reforestation within our 400-acre private nature reserve, Chaa Creek has always strived to be a model for luxurious travel within a green framework.
Paraphrasing Ralph Waldo Emerson’s belief that, “In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through us all,” we invite you to experience that wild delight along with sumptuous comfort and exquisite service we are now proudly offering at the Ix Chel Villas.
Ask your travel agent, or feel free to contact us directly and prepare to experience something extraordinary.