A world-traveled Brit named Mick and his lovely Belizean wife are the hosts at Crooked Tree. Their two (soon to be three) boys provide local color and entertainment for free. The cabanas are comfortable and pleasant with nice bathrooms. During periods of heavy rainfall the lake is very high and you won't see as many birds. If you come to see the huge storks, check to make sure the lake is very low, so that the fish are easy to catch. We are here in March and the water is high, so no storks.
The food provided by Crooked Tree is super good and healthy. Lots of salad and fruit and fresh vegetables. You will feel as if you have been invited to Mick and Angie's house for dinner. The prices are fixed:$10 for breakfast and lunch, and $15 for a 3 course dinner. Those prices are US dollars. For two days now, however, we have had a late breakfast and then skipped lunch, and had a delicious dinner.
The only drawback to CTL is how difficult it is to get to. We endured a 5-hour bus ride from Placencia to Belize City, then bit the bullet and paid $50 US for a taxi from there to the Lodge. The floods in January nearly wiped out the causeway access and they are now repairing the road, but you can only drive about 5 mph on it.
Crooked Tree Lodge does not accept credit cards and there is no ATM nearer than Belize City, so you should bring more cash than you think you need, or make sure your PayPal account is ready to use.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crooked Tree Lodge, nestled on the shore of Crooked Tree Lagoon within the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Features six stand-alone cabanas all with large (hot & cold) private bath, and balconies overlooking the lagoon. The impressive lodge building features spectacular views of the abundant local wildlife (watch the crocodiles and birds as you eat breakfast). Lodge specialty meals include Rotisserie roasted chicken, local fish and BBQ roast beef as well as traditional Belizean fare. Crooked Tree Lodge is family run and we can cater to you whatever your budget or length of stay. We look forward to seeing you. regards, Mick & Angie ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crooked Tree Hotel Crooked Tree
- Crooked Tree Lodge Belize