My family started our Belizean vacation at Gumbo Limbo and Mike and Jenny set the bar very high. We arrived late in the evening and were welcomed with drinks and smiles. Even though we hadn't prearranged meals, there was a delicious stewed chicken supper available. Lunch the next day was equally as good - try the nachos! (Thanks Emmy and Chris!) Our room was beautiful, spotless, and had plenty of room for the four of us and all our stuff. The setting is beautiful - a lovely tropical garden on the top of a knoll, surrounded by thick jungle.
We didn't have plans for the day and we didn't have transportation, but Mike made arrangements to take us ziplining and drove us over and back, with a scenic tour on the way.
I didn't realize it when booking, but the location of Gumbo Limbo is great - short of staying right in San Igancio, which we didn't want to do, this resort is at a really excellent location for access to a lot of the Cayo attractions like Barton Creek, Calico Jack's, Xunantunich, and Caracol. You inevitably end up spending time on dirt roads in the Cayo, but this location can minimize that time while giving you a secluded place to rest in between.
The last thing I have to comment on is how wonderful the place was to have our family. The kids (ages 8 and 11) were made to feel welcome and had lots of room to run and play. They enjoyed the pool in spite of the rain, and had lots of fun in the hammocks and collecting rocks around the grounds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our resort is nestled in the jungle in the Cayo District, 7 miles from the bustling twin towns of Santa Elena & San Ignacio. Only 2 miles from the Western Highway on the Mountain Pine Ridge Rd . We are centrally located to many major Mayan archaeological sites and caves, and other attractions in Belize. The resort consists of well appointed accommodation, large spacious cabañas with en suite facilities and hot and cold water, comfortable relaxing areas with panoramic views over the Maya mountains. We are an eco-friendly resort using solar and wind power and every effort is being made to maintain the natural environment. Fully licensed bar. Restaurant. Swimming pool. Free high-speed wireless internet. ... more less
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