A few months ago I stayed at The Lodge at Chaa Creek for two really amazing nights. From canoeing to the crazy night hike, from divine food to a massage (or two) to remember, I really had THE BEST TIME. The huge, attentive staff is the best in Belize.
Chaa Creek is an incredible labor of love built and perfected by the two owners over the last 30+ years. From a farm in the middle of nowhere to a luxury lodge that even Prince Harry (I will NEVER get over that I stood two feet away from him last year, NEVER) can enjoy…it is incredibly impressive.
My visit was in August and before I headed over to the lodge I got a bit of sneak preview of the new cafe that Chaa Creek was about to open in San Ignacio town. (The lodge is about a 20 minute ride away.) My friend showed me around and it was beautiful but not quite ready.
So when I went to San Ignacio for one night on my way back from Placencia (well…just a small detour), I decided to stop for lunch and see the final product. And…it’s beautiful. Just like everything that Chaa Creek does. Down to the hand crafted Belizean hardwood chairs and tables from the Lodge’s wood shop.
The inside of Guava Limb Cafe.
School kids in a circle holding hands? Seriously? (I apologize for the drunken lilt my pictures now have…the view finder thingy on the back of my camera has shifted a bit…)
The details are impeccable…from paintings to old farm implements. This place is sososo cute.
And my favorite breakfast server from Chaa Creek…Rosanna.
At Chaa Creek in August.
And the pretty sangria.I had a few hours to hang out so, as I do in many places, I spread out a bunch of stuff and got on my computer. I started with a cappuncino.
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