Great place for a real jungle experience.
Posted Aug 28, 2016
Let me start by saying if you are looking for a posh, sterile, first world hotel experience, read no further, press the back button and choose another place to stay. You'll be miserable.
If you're looking to stay in Belize and experience it, then this is the place. The rooms are fine for sleeping in. That's all you're going to do there. There is so much to do in the local area that you will only be in your room to sleep, shower, and change clothes. The rest of the time you're going to be out and about climbing Maya ruins, floating down a river, exploring the jungle, etc. Or, you're going to be in the lodge's restaurant eating some of the excellent food made with fresh, local ingredients and talking to other travelers.
The grounds are like a miniature botanical garden with trails and things to explore. They make for a good morning walk.
The staff is excellent, friendly, and very helpful. We only took one tour arranged by the lodge (we prefer to explore on our own) and the drivers and guide were friendly and knowledgeable. For people who like arranged tours you can't go wrong with one arranged by the lodge.
We had originally planned to eat our meals while we were out, but the food is so good at the lodge we ate every breakfast and dinner there.
So to wrap it up, no frills authentic jungle experience, great staff, great food. If this is what you want, look no further.