My boyfriend and I stayed with Madi at the P.A.W animal sanctuary for 2 weeks in April 2012. I volunteered with Madi, helping her take care of all the cats that she has rescued. This is an incredibly huge job, but equally as rewarding. Madi has dedicated her life to giving these animals a second chance, and it is truely inspiring. It is easy to see that Madi loves what she does, and cares deeply for each individual animal. Madi also has an incedible family - a wonderful mother who rakes the lawn every day with a huge smile on her face, and a cousin Alex (Sandy) who was more than happy to teach us about Belizean culture, and cut us fresh coconuts down from a tree on the property. The accomodations that Madi provides are clean and spacious. Even if you are not volunteering, this is a perfect place to stay. It is better than a hotel or hostel because you get a much more unique and genuine Belizean experience, and 100% of the money goes towards Madi's cause. The incredible sunsets from the dock don't hurt either. I would HIGHLY recommend this accomodation to ANY traveller.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pause Accommodation offers guests a unique Caye Caulker vacation experience removed from the bustle of the main tourist areas. This charming, waterfront property offers a variety of different accommodations with something to suit an array of travel preferences. Our Garden Suite has a double bed, kitchenette with fridge and microwave, fan and private shower overlooking the garden. We also have A private Cabana which sits right on the water's edge, sleeps 2, with shared outside bathroom, a 10 bed & 4 bed dorm with shared bath & kitchen & a 6 bed dorm with private bath. We offer bike rentals & free kayaks, wifi & loads of coconuts for all our guests. ... more less