We were looking for a small quiet place to relax while exploring the area. We were so pleased with this choice. The cottages were beautiful, immaculately clean and so peaceful. A short stroll from the main house and nestled in gorgeous foliage, you get the feeling you are a million miles away.
There were three adults in our group and the cottage was perfect; a private bedroom, but also separate living quarters with privacy inlaid doors that could be closed, creating an additional bedroom. Kitchen with everything we needed, coffee pot, fridge, dishes and utensils. There was nothing we needed that was not provided.
A wonderful deck/porch with hammock and chairs to enjoy the afternoon breeze. We walked through their orange orchard to the river, in which Franklin informed us of their plans to build a deck near the river.
The location was a short five minute drive from town, making the shops and restaurants easily accessible, as well as numerous activities; water falls, tubing and the beautiful Mayan Ruins.
Our stay was unfortunately only two days, our only mistake was not allowing for a longer visit.
Claudia and Franklin were so gracious and friendly, eager to answer any questions about the area and their journey in building this wonderful piece of heaven!
We enjoyed breakfasts each morning at the lodge. Unbelievable! Fresh orange juice from oranges just picked from their orchard. Claudia's talents in the kitchen are remarkable. Fresh baked breads and homemade jams were to die for.
They recommended places in town for lunch and dinner, of which we were very pleased.
We have traveled extensively; Jamaica, Hawaii, Europe and numerous places in the Caribbean....
This was by far, the best.....location, food, hosts and accommodations!
You will not be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vanilla Hills Lodge is situated in the rolling hills of Cayo on a wooded lot on the banks of the Mopan river. Although only five minutes from San Ignacio Town, the tourist center of Western Belize, the lodge is surrounded by peaceful nature. Vanilla Hills is your ideal starting point for a multitude of tours. From here you are within easy reach of famous Maya sites, impressive cave labyrinths, the tropical jungle and many more day tours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vanilla Hills Lodge Belize/San Ignacio