The Lodge At Chaa Creek
3 Miles Chial Road/Benque Viejo Road
San Ignacio Town, Cayo District, Belize

 

 

Distance from hotel to town, 9 miles (15 kms). Distance from hotel to airport, 75 miles (121 kms).  

Welcome to Chaa Creek, rated one of the world's best Eco Lodges & a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981. Wildly civilized sums up the philosophy of their award-winning Belize Jungle Resort, located in the heart of Maya civilization. Since Chaa Creek's inception in 1981, owners Mick & Lucy Fleming strove to coexist with nature while creating a true jungle experience & the result is an exquisite blend of natural beauty & man-made comforts. They are proud that Chaa Creek continues to win recognition as one of the Caribbean region's best examples of sustainable, Green tourism.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Activities
  • Activities Desk
  • Aerobic Classes
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rentals ($)
  • Boat Rentals ($)
  • Business Center
  • Children's Activities
  • Concierge
  • Conference Rooms
  • Currency Exchange
  • Front Desk
  • Front Desk (24-hour)
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf (nearby) ($)
  • Hospitality Desk
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Massage
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Porters
  • Restaurants
  • Rooms (23)
  • Safe Deposit Boxes (front desk)
  • Security (24-hour)
  • Spa
  • Suites (8)
  • Tour Desk
  • Tours & Excursions $ ($)
  • Trail (hiking)
  • Watersports (non-motorized)
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Wedding Site
River ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 2:00 pm Check-out-time: 11:00 am  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Child age break is 16 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2018 Cottage Collection - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Garden Suite - 2 adults.  

• Garden Jacuzzi Suite - 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Tree Top Jacuzzi Suite - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Complete Garden Suite - 5 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.  

• Orchard Villa - 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.  

• Macal Cottage - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Spa Villa - 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.* Ix Chel Luxury Villa Junior Suite - 2 adults.  

• Ix Chel Luxury Villa Master Suite - 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Ix Chel Luxury 2 Bedroom Villa - 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.  

 

*Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the Spa Villa.  

2019:  

• Cottage Collection - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Garden Suite - 2 adults.  

• Garden Jacuzzi Suite - 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Orchard Villa - 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.  

• Complete Garden Suite - 5 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.  

• Tree Top Jacuzzi Suite - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Macal Cottage - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Spa Villa with AC Three Bedroom - 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.* Ix Chel Luxury Villa Junior Suite - 2 adults.  

• Ix Chel Luxury Villa Master Suite - 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Ix Chel Luxury 2 Bedroom Villa - 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.  

*Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the Spa Villa.  

The Cottage Collection(*), Chaa Creek's Cottage Collection is carefully tucked away amidst lush tropical gardens along the verdant banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the ancient Maya Mountains. Individually designed thatched cottages reflect an atmosphere of elegance where charmingly decorated rooms and suites offer fine fabrics, furnishings and antiques. The spacious accommodations include private sun deck verandahs for viewing wildlife and interacting with nature. Staffed by professional individuals who value your stay as much as you, and with only 23 distinctive spaces, this romantic little lodge blessed with understated Belizean charm and a spectacular jungle setting guarantees a unique and truly intimate experience.  

Garden Suite(*), (GES) 1 queen bed and 1 daybed that converts from a couch to a single bed. Private screened verandah.  

• Bedding: 1 queen bed and 1 day bed.  

Garden Jacuzzi Suite(*), (GSJ) For those looking for an extra luxurious rainforest stay. Imagine a spacious thatched roof cottage surrounded by private tropical gardens, affording an extra measure of comfort and a beautiful, quiet ambience.The Garden Jacuzzi Suite is furnished with a four-poster mahogany bed, fine linens, Guatemalan antique armoire, a spacious bath with Jacuzzi and a private screened verandah with jungle garden.  

Orchard Villa(*), (OAV) was designed with families in mind but it can comfortably accommodate two couples be they relatives or friends, or simply individuals that are looking for a lot of space within a tropical setting. This large thatched building transforms into a comfortable sleeping and lounge area with the potential to accommodate a family of six. Two queen-size sleeping bays are separated by closeted walls, a full bathroom and a winding staircase. The loft upstairs has two single beds and its own private bathroom. A screened in sitting room offers lovely views of its surrounding tropical gardens and it overlooks the orchard situated along the Macal River Valley.  

Complete Garden Suite(*), (CMG) Chaa Creek now offers the Complete Garden Suite for those looking for an extra luxurious rainforest stay. Imagine a spacious thatched roof cottage surrounded by private tropical gardens, affording an extra measure of comfort and a beautiful, quiet ambience.  

• The cottage consists of two separate suites (one with a private Jacuzzi) with a connecting door. (A combination of a Garden Jacuzzi Suite and Garden Suite).  

Tree Top Jacuzzi Suite(*), (TTJ) The new Tree Top Suites at Chaa Creek appear to defy gravity as they stand eye level amongst the upper most branches of the majestic hardwoods that surround them along the steep forested banks of the Macal River in Belize's Cayo District. The large and airy suites combine elegance with a unique sense of adventurous design as they compete with nature for a panoramic birds-eye view of the encircling jungle landscape.  

The full amenity one-bedroom suites, with their own private Jacuzzi perched upon stargazing verandas, offer the perfect romantic setting for the honeymoon couple. The suites can also easily accommodate family groups with comfortable sleeping arrangements for four. The tree top suites, under an enormous canopy of thatch, extend an extraordinary experience to nature lovers who want to take part in the many rainforest activities that award-winning Chaa Creek has to offer in a graceful and unparalleled style.  

Macal Cottage, (MAL) Perched on the edge of a grassy knoll overlooking the sleepy Macal River, the cottage blends stylish simplicity and elegant furnishings to create a romantic ambiance in a stunning rainforest back-drop. Nestled amidst tropical gardens, the spacious accommodation with its king sized bed, oversized day bed and leisure furniture also includes two private terraces for relaxing in hammocks or enjoying the outdoor Jacuzzi al fresco. Naturally perfect for families this charming cottage colony is just as popular with couples.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed and 1 single day bed.  

12/14/2017 - 12/13/2018 Spa Villa(*), (SVA) The new two bedroom Spa Villa is set within a tropical hillside garden in the foothills of the Maya Mountains features a master bedroom with king size bed, a second bedroom with a queen and single bed and two en suite bathrooms.  

Guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the lush jungle surrounds of the Macal River Basin from the spacious glass walled living room and large wrap around veranda with Jacuzzi. A private spa room provides the comfort of professional massage treatments in the privacy of one's own lodgings.  

The air-conditioned Villa contains a full kitchen, stocked with breakfast fare and snacks. Guests also have the choice of ordering a variety of delicious meals prepared by the lodge's resident chef at the Chaa Creek restaurant.  

Cocktails are offered all day long at Chaa Creek's verandah bar while guests can also enjoy beverages available in the villa's own fully stocked bar.  

With other amenities including fresh flowers, tasteful art, a quality sound and media system, the new Spa Villa raises Chaa Creek's international reputation for jungle luxury to a new level.  

12/14/2018 - 12/15/2019 Spa Villa With Ac Three Bedroom(*), The spacious three-bedroom Spa Villa is set within a tropical hillside garden and features a master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite bathroom. A second bedroom containing a queen and single bed and a third bedroom with a queen canopy bed share a full sized bathroom. Guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the lush jungle surrounds of the Macal River Basin from the generous glass-walled living room and large wrap-around veranda with outdoor Jacuzzi.  

Ix Chel Luxury Villa Master Suite(*), Catering to those discerning travelers looking for the highest level of comfort in an unspoiled natural setting; blending contemporary design with stunning views of a pristine Belizean rainforest. The villas which are situated on a forested bank overlooking the Macal River Valley offer tranquillity, privacy and convenient access to all onsite amenities and activities.  

• They offer gorgeous 180 degree views of the surrounding jungle habitat, luxuriously comfortable interiors and amenities not usually found in such an idyllic setting. Ix Chel guests also enjoy the unobtrusive yet attentive service of a personal butler who will coordinate room service, housekeeping, food, beverage and laundry services and look after each visitor's every requirement. In-room massages and treatments from the Hilltop Spa are also available and experienced babysitters are on hand to provide responsible child minding. The master bedroom suite that includes a sitting room lounge with convertible furniture to accommodate two extra sleepers. An expansive veranda with al fresco shower, private pool and Jacuzzi affords beautiful views during the day and a lovely candlelit ambience accented by the gentle natural music of the river and surrounding jungle during the evening.  

Ix Chel Luxury Villa Junior Suite(*), Catering to those discerning travelers looking for the highest level of comfort in an unspoiled natural setting; blending contemporary design with stunning views of a pristine Belizean rainforest. The villas which are situated on a forested bank overlooking the Macal River Valley offer tranquillity, privacy and convenient access to all onsite amenities and activities.  

• They offer gorgeous 180 degree views of the surrounding jungle habitat, luxuriously comfortable interiors and amenities not usually found in such an idyllic setting. Ix Chel guests also enjoy the unobtrusive yet attentive service of a personal butler who will coordinate room service, housekeeping, food, beverage and laundry services & look after each visitor's every requirement. In-room massages and treatments from the Hilltop Spa are also available and experienced babysitters are on hand to provide responsible child minding. The Junior Suite bedroom offers a king-sized bed. An expansive veranda with al fresco shower, private pool and Jacuzzi affords beautiful views during the day and a lovely candlelit ambience accented by the gentle natural music of the river and surrounding jungle during the evening.  

Ix Chel Luxury Two Bedroom Villa(*), Catering to those discerning travelers looking for the highest level of comfort in an unspoiled natural setting; blending contemporary design with stunning views of a pristine Belizean rainforest. The villas which are situated on a forested bank overlooking the Macal River Valley offer tranquillity, privacy and convenient access to all onsite amenities and activities. They offer gorgeous 180 degree views of the surrounding jungle habitat, luxuriously comfortable interiors and amenities not usually found in such an idyllic setting. Ix Chel guests also enjoy the unobtrusive yet attentive service of a personal butler who will coordinate room service, housekeeping, food, beverage and laundry services and look after each visitor's every requirement. In-room massages and treatments from the Hilltop Spa are also available and experienced babysitters are on hand to provide responsible child minding. The two Villa plazas contain 2 suites each a master bedroom suite that includes a sitting room lounge with convertible furniture to accommodate two extra sleepers and a junior bedroom suite with a king-sized bed. An expansive veranda with al fresco shower, private pool and Jacuzzi affords beautiful views during the day and a lovely candlelit ambience accented by the gentle natural music of the river and surrounding jungle during the evening. The unique Plaza layout allows the suites to be offered as combined or stand-alone bookings ideal for accommodating a range of guests from couples to larger groups and families. Families and groups of friends will enjoy quiet get-togethers they'll remember forever, and for couples and honeymooners it's a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime experience.  

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.  

All accommodations include: maid service, ceiling fan, alarm clock and kitchen (full).  

Refrigerator In Spa Villa  

Air Conditioning In Spa Villa.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Chaa Creek Bar, Serves cocktails.  

General Opening Days: Open daily.  

Chaa Creek Restaurant, serving Caribbean and Latin American cuisine, open daily. Other Info: Traditional Maya Farm on-property provides freshly harvested organic fruits and vegetables.  

Cuisine: Caribbean.  

General Opening Days: Open daily.  

• Breakfast Hours: Open 7:00am until 9:00am.  

• Lunch Hours: Open 11:00am until 4:00pm.  

• Dinner Hours: Open 7:00pm until 8:30pm.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

 

2019 Bonus Features:  

• Travel Dates: 12/14/2018 - 12/15/2019  

• Complimentary Full Breakfast.  

• Entry to 365-acre Rainforest Reserve.  

• Guided tours of Natural History Center and Butterfly Farm.  

• Access to Ruta Maya Trail System.  

• Canoeing Upstream Macal River.  

• Use of Swimming Pool.  

• Early Morning Bird Walk with Naturalist Guide.  

• Guided interpretive tour of Maya Medicinal Plant Trail.  

• Wi-Fi Internet Access.  

2018 Bonus Features Travel Dates: 12/14/2017 - 12/15/2018  

• Internet access  

• Full Breakfast Daily  

• Entry to 365 acre Rainforest Reserve, guided tours of Natural History Center and Butterfly Farm, access to Ruta Maya Trail System, Canoeing Upstream Macal River, Early Morning BirdWalk, with Naturalist Guide and interpretive tour of Maya Medicinal Plant Trail.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Location This hotel is located in the San Ignacio area.  

Local Attractions (back to top)

Tourist Attractions Nearby:  

• Caracol Mayan Ruins  

• Xunantunich Mayan Ruins  

• Chumpiate Cave at CheChem Ha  

• Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins  

• Barton Creek Cave