Loved this place! We only stayed for one night, but wished we could have stayed for many more. The hosts were so pleasant and kind. The accommodations were excellent! Very comfortable beds, the cabanas are well kept and beautiful. The main cabin was great, we sat and played cards at night and it was also where breakfast was served. Was a little worried because it was so close to the airport- that is why we stayed there, but it was fine. Only heard one plane. Can't say enough nice things about this place.
Alan, Tony and Ludi (sp?) were great hosts, with pickup from the airport as scheduled, simple but fresh breakfasts and private comfortable cabanas. As advertised, it is very close to the airport, but there were not many large planes coming and going. It does feel a bit isolated, being across the river from anything else, and well outside belize city with limited restaurant options nearby. But we had two good dinners at a nearby diner (the Croc Pot, featuring mostly north American style food, but with Belizean specials) and the gentlemen were available to shuttle us across the river as needed. There were friendly dogs onsite, as there seemed to be everywhere we went. The back yard pretty much goes into jungle and was good for bird watching in the mornings. Alan was helpful in setting up daytrips and taking phone calls from the drivers picking us up so that we could meet up with them across the river at the right times. Overall, I'd say it is a good spot for a couple of nights particularly when arranging airport pick ups/drop offs.
My wife and I enjoyed our day room after arriving on a redeye flight at 6:30 a.m. and leaving at 2:00. The River Bend cabana #4, where we stayed, is large, very comfortable and well appointed (fridge, stove, lots of drawers and closet space, 5 gallon drinking water dispenser, shampoo, etc. etc.). During the day there is noise from planes taking off, but at night there are no flights so is quiet. Although it would be perfect for someone working in the area or sightseeing during the day, I knocked it down a star for the daytime noise. The two minute river crossing by boat safely isolates the well appointed cabanas from any crime worries. We were met at the airport for pickup, and taken to our boat in Belize City for a very reasonable price (much less expensive – and more comfortable – than a taxi).
Cleanliness, helpfulness, and view were superb. I would return. It is just a few blocks from the airport. You drive to the parking area and the landlord, Alan comes to get you by boat and drives you to cabins. Especially loved the 2 hammocks on the lanai.
Wanted a getaway with some girlfriend's. We wanted someplace to relax . We choose Riverbend with its amazing location close to the Airport and beautiful Cabanas on the River. We were treated like Queens! We reached out prior to our arrival with a list of the excursions we wanted to do. Alan Deeks the onsite Manager made sure we were scheduled with the Best Tour Guides. Major Tom. We also wanted to spend a day snorkeling and this was also pre arranged with a great Captain Pedro. We felt very safe and welcome our entire visit. We were greeted each morning with a complimentary breakfast. And we elected to pay additional to have our dinner prepared for us. Every meals was amazing! (however there are full kitchenettes in each Cabana). It was truly one of the best vacations I have been on! There are not enough words to say about this resort. Truly one of a kind!
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