The Resort and Rooms, Chaa Creek
Pioneers in adventure travel, Mick and Lucy Fleming conceived Chaa Creek in 1981 and their philosophy of ‘wildly civilised’ perfectly encapsulates the vibe. Chaa Creek provides an in-depth yet civilised Belizean vacation, with a focus on ecology and natural history as well as a vibrant, varied culture.
The miles of lush, well maintained trails in the nature reserve are perfect for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking, and the licensed guides are there to help you explore Belize’s natural history including the fascinating Maya civilisation, which once thrived in this area. Canoe trips down the Macal River are a relaxing way to travel through the jungle, and with the Natural History Centre, Butterfly Farm, Rainforest Medicine Trail and numerous activities, your days at Chaa Creek are wonderfully full.
And for some serious pampering, there’s always the Hilltop Spa with stunning views and professional treatments guaranteed to soothe the spirit. We love ‘the coma’ – 90 minutes of unadulterated bliss.
The eco-friendly infinity pool was built with both adults and children in mind. Its bi-level configuration allows for swimming and paddling pools, as well as generous lounging space for dining, sun bathing and relaxation.
With a fabulously stocked bar, an al fresco restaurant, infinity pool, divine spa and a multitude of activities and adventures, you will see why Chaa Creek is one of the highest award winning resorts in Belize and Central America
Your stay at Chaa Creek includes an extensive range of complimentary amenities:
- Full breakfast in the al fresco restaurant
- Entry into the 365-acre Rainforest Reserve
- Guided tours of the Natural History Centre and Butterfly Farm
- Access to the Ruta Maya Trail System
- Canoeing upstream on the Macal River
- Swimming in the newly built Eco-friendly Infinity Pool
- Early Morning Bird Walk with one a Naturalist Guide
- A guided interpretive tour of the Maya Medicinal Plant Trail
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
Each room at Chaa Creek is uniquely furnished with a tasteful, casually elegant mix of hand crafted furniture, fine fabrics and local and international art, all designed to blend in with the exquisite rainforest surroundings
With spectacular panoramic views and perched high atop the Macal River, the Treetop Jacuzzi Suites provide a one-of-a-kind experience. Each one-bedroom suite contains a private outdoor jacuzzi perfect for stargazing or unwinding with a sundowner. The expansive suites are perfect for honeymooners or can easily accommodate family groups with comfortable sleeping arrangements for four.
The Garden Suite is furnished with a queen-size bed as well as a day bed that converts from a sofa into a comfortable single. This room also comes with a private, screened veranda with sweeping jungle views.
The Garden Jacuzzi Suite features a mahogany four-poster bed, fine linens, Guatemalan antique furniture, a spacious bath with Jacuzzi and a private screened veranda with jungle garden.
Both suites open out onto large verandas with hammocks overlooking the gardens. They can be booked separately or as a combined unit for friends or families traveling together.
Overlooking the orchard on the Macal River, the Orchard Villa was designed with families or groups of friends in mind. The expansive thatched cottage contains two queen-size sleeping bays separated by closeted walls, a full bathroom and a winding staircase leading to an upper loft, which offers a further two single beds and its own private bathroom. A screened-in sitting room offers stunning views of the surrounding tropical gardens and orchard.
The Cottage Collection
Chaa Creek’s Cottage Collection are individually designed thatched cottages furnished with a elegant mix of hand crafted furniture, fine fabrics and local and international art. The spacious rooms all feature private sundeck verandas to enjoy your own private piece of the jungle.
Perched on the edge of the Macal River, the Macal Cottage combines elegant simplicity with stylish décor to create a romantic ambiance, with a pristine rainforest backdrop. Nestled amidst tropical gardens, the spacious accommodation, with its king sized bed and oversized day bed, includes two private terraces with hammocks and an al fresco jacuzzi.
The three bedroom Spa Villa features a master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite bathroom, a second bedroom with a queen and single bed and a third bedroom with a queen canopy bed. Guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the lush jungle from the spacious glass walled living room and large wrap around veranda with jacuzzi. Spa treatments are also on offer in the comfort and privacy of the Spa Villa lodging. The air-conditioned Villa also contains a full kitchen and its own fully stocked bar. With fresh flowers, tasteful art, a state of the art sound and media system, the new Spa Villa raises the bar on jungle luxury to a new level. NOTE: Children must be over 10 years old to stay in the Spa Villa.
Ix Chel Luxury Villas
Featuring an expansive veranda with a private plunge pool, outdoor jacuzzi and al fresco shower, surrounded by pristine rainforest and married with luxurious interiors, floor to ceiling glass walls and dedicated butler service, the Ix Chel Villas are upping the anti for luxury in Belize. The flexible layout options also allow for a range of booking options and configurations, making the Villas a perfect choice for families, groups, couples, and honeymooners.
The ‘jungle cuisine’ at the al fresco restaurant combines modern and traditional cooking techniques with a wide variety of fresh local produce, to create innovative and original culinary offerings. The majority of the produce is grown at the organic Maya farm and what isn’t grown on the farm is hand picked from local producers.
The lunchtime ‘Back a Bush’ menu offers a choice of international dishes like pizzas and pastas accompanied by some regional favorites like quesadillas and tamales.
In the evenings, in addition to the a la carte menu, the chefs offer a daily four course connoisseur menu. Relish dishes such as carrot and ginger soup flavored with orange peel and lemon grass, cho cho and cantaloupe salad with mango and balsamic dressing, or fresh fish fillet wrapped in ‘Santa Maria’ leaves sprinkled with lime butter.
The veranda bar offers a wide selection of inventive cocktails and stocks one of the best selection of spirits in the country.
The rates at Chaa Creek are per person in the Cottage Collection or per suite or Villa for the other range of accommodations, inclusive of breakfast, as follows:
|Prices are Per Person/Per Night||15 Dec 2015 – 14 Dec 2016|
The Cottage Collection:
$256 per person
$180 per person
$136 per person
|Prices are Per Suite or Villa/Per Night||15 Dec 2015 – 14 Dec 2016|
|Garden Suite (Accommodates 3)||$415 (Includes breakfast for 2)|
|Garden Jacuzzi Suite (Accommodates 2)||$415 (Includes breakfast for 2)|
|Orchard Villa (Accommodates 6)||$540 (Includes breakfast for 2)|
|Complete Garden Suite (Accommodates 5)||$600 (Includes breakfast for 2)|
|Treetop Jacuzzi Suites (Accommodates 4)||$540 (Includes breakfast for 2)|
|Macal Cottage (Accommodates 3)||$540 (Includes breakfast for 2)|
|Spa Villa A/C (Accommodates 6)||$680 (Includes breakfast for 6)|
|Ix Chel Villa (Junior Suite with Jacuzzi)||$699 (Includes breakfast)|
|Ix Chel Villa (1 Bedroom Suites with plunge pool)||$899 (Includes breakfast)|
Ix Chel Villa (Complete Villa with jacuzzi and pool)
|$1,199 (Includes breakfast)|
The rates are not inclusive of 12% Gratuity and 12.5% General Sales Tax.
NOTE: Children under 10 are not allowed to stay in the Spa Villa.
Please view our booking terms.
Hospitality and service were superb – “Your place, hospitality and service were superb. We have not stayed in a place where we felt more comfortable in such a beautiful setting. The staff was attentive to all our needs. The cave tour was fantastic and will be a highlight of our touring adventures. When we return to Belize you will be on our agenda. Thank you for showing us such a wonderful time”. Steve and Donna O
We may never find anything that compares – “We have been in heaven here. We have been many places but truly, we can finally say without a doubt, which is our favorite, its Chaa Creek. We will never stop telling the world about it. Thanks so much for all the years and energy you have taken to make it exist. In our life we may never find anything that compares”. Kim Henry and Bill Niccoles, Seattle, Washington
A special place – “Just a quick note to thank you and your staff for making my first trip to Belize so special. I can’t tell you how impressed I was with the professionalism and friendliness of the staff, as well as the comfort of my accommodations. You truly have a special place there in the Cayo and I look forward to many return visits. Thanks again”. Greg Geurin, Chicago, Illinois