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“Magnificent”
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Ka'ana Resort
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in San Ignacio
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St. Louis
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17 reviews
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“Magnificent”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We just happened on this place as we were driving down the Western Highway and looking for lunch. It is a beautiful property where I would love to come back and stay.

The menu for lunch was lovely and served beautifully. What a surprise.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

This property is brilliantly designed and superbly executed. Come here only if you want to be treated to the very best by a spirited and well-trained staff. The approach here is "adventure by day, luxury by night" and it is truly different. There is more to do in this area than can accomplished in any one trip so plan to return. The network of local tour guides is akin to an extended family. Prices are more than fair. The food is outstanding. You will appreciate the wine list and the Cohibas,

Don't come here to hang by the pool or to get to know your fellow travelers. Come here to truly get away in an unspoiled corner of the world just waiting to spoil you.

This is my favorite spot in the Caribbean.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Caye Caulker, Belize
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

We were the first guests in the new private pool villas and will be difficult to put the experience into words. Beautiful area, amazing room, and service which surpassed any five star resort in the US in which I have visited. When staying in upscale hotels I admit I have high expectations as we all deserve value for our dollar.....I would struggle to put a price tag on this stay as the experience was over the top fantastic. Will be returning very soon to visit the new two bedroom pool villa (comes with private pool, butler and chef).....one bedroom only has private butler and pool. If you visit Belize and want an amazing and relaxing experience, do not miss this hotel. Private helicopter trip from Belize City is also a great add on. Food on the property is also excellent (ask to see the very nice organic garden on the property).

Room Tip: Any room we saw but privte pool villas are true luxury.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Beacon, New York
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

We enjoyed a great two night stay at the Ka'Ana Resort. Special thanks to the staff for making us feel welcome and for their extremely attentive service (especially Oscar - he checked up on us whenever we were relaxing by the pool, and though we didn't order any drinks, he brought over ice water with orange and lemon soaking in it - a delicious, refreshing treat).

The restaurant was good, but not the best value in the area. Luckily, we rented a car to get from the airport to San Ignacio and were able to drive to the town whenever we needed to (the hotel's suggestion was to park behind a bank next to the library in town, and LonelyPlanet suggested parking close to the police station - both spots are near one another and we didn't have problems with either). I would recommend renting a car to get here if you are staying at the Ka'Ana, as the hotel is 1-2 miles outside of town (along the Western Highway, easy to find following the hotel's directions) and other transportation options are either more expensive or more time consuming.

Our stay included a "Continental Breakfast," which was a choice of one item from the "Continental" section of the breakfast menu. This was not a huge breakfast but a refreshing start to the day and enough to leave satisfied but not stuffed (I chose the yogurt with granola and fruit both days).

We did not take any of the Ka'Ana's tours, so I cannot comment on that, but it was a very easy drive west along the highway to the Xunantunich site.

The stay here isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for, and if you want to be spoiled by luxury in the middle of the jungle, you've found the right place.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

We enjoyed our trip to Belize at the beginning of January and felt like our stay at the Ka'ana was indicative of the friendly and helpful service you will receive in most of San Ignacio. The resort is clean and lovely. The people of kind and always willing to guide you to the best that San Ignacio has to offer.
Enjoyed the Mayan ruins and the many of the local restaurants, and just wandering around. Welcome to the jungle! I just wish our camera would have not been lost at the airport so that we could have captured some of the magic.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Belmopan, Belize
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

For my husband's birthday, I arranged a weekend getaway for the two of us at Ka'ana Boutique Resort and Spa. While the excursions available at Ka'ana are first class, and well worth the prices (according to all of the new friends we met during our weekend stay,) we let it be known upon our arrival that we intended to spend the whole weekend on the hotel grounds, enjoying what they had to offer us. And it was splendid. Our King Casita room was gorgeous,with two entrances...the beautiful front sitting area, allowing a quiet place to rest, read, and simply enjoy the beauty of the gorgeous landscaping, and the back veranda, giving us privacy while still letting us enjoy the sounds of the jungle. The bed was luxurious, and the room was beautifully decorated. Of course, we appreciated the air conditioning.

The food at Ka'ana is fresh and delicious, although a bit costly. We tried several local specialties, which we loved. The pool, although small, is an intimate setting, and this is where we met and visited with several families from America and from within Belize, allowing our visit to become even more special.

The staff is amazing......Juliette, the manager, seemed to be available at all times, to ensure that our stay was perfect. We saw her several times over the weekend on the grounds, mingling with guests, checking on them to make sure that everything was going well. Marco, in the restaurant, Oscar at the pool, Jose in the kitchen....all seemed to become our friends over the short time we were there. We arranged for a massage and pedicure...and the spa is lovely as well.

My husband arrived on Friday after work, stressed and tense, after his work week. Only a short two days later, he was relaxed, refreshed and ready to go back to our work in Belmopan. We will indeed visit Ka'ana again. Even though it is more expensive than many resorts or hotels, living ion Cayo.....it took us about 45 minutes to drive to this little haven for some rejuvenation and quality time as husband and wife. Next time we visit though, we will indeed take advantage of one or two of their exursion plans.

I also am a little confused why Ka'ana was not chosen as the residence for Prince Harry when he visited Belize. In our opinion, it would have been the best choice!

Room Tip: The lower end rooms are beatiful. Each upgrade, however, adds something to make the extra cost well...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Ka'ana was a wonderful resort in Belize! We were told it was nice, but never expected it to be as great as it was! We loved it! The staff was so attentive and helpful! They did everything possible to make our stay amazing and it worked! The food was a wonderful too! It was a wonderful mix of local flavors in each dish! The organic garden there was the source of some of the food, which I loved too! The fruit was all so sweet and tasty!

I would recommend this resort to anyone!! It is NOT to be missed if you go to Belize!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ka'ana Resort
Address: Mile 69 1/4 George Price Highway, San Ignacio, Belize
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Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in San Ignacio
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Ignacio
#4 Family Hotel in San Ignacio
#5 Business Hotel in San Ignacio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ka'ana Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ka'ana Resort is Belize's first Small Luxury Hotel of the World. True to its Mayan name 'Ka'ana' meaning, 'heavenly place,' this delightful resort, set in tropical gardens, offers exceptional accommodation in charming cottages with fine dining, superb service and easy access to ancient Mayan sites and numerous thrilling activities. Enjoy the best of Belize - its people, its food, and its attractions at a world class resort. ... more   less 
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Ka`Ana Boutique Hotel San Ignacio
Hotel Ka Ana Boutique
Ka'Ana Resort Belize/San Ignacio

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