We visited Moonracer Farm for two nights with our two year old child; had we known just how wonderful it was, we would have planned to spend most of our week long trip to the Cayo District there. The property itself is spacious and the lodgings far exceeded our expectations - completely refurbished construction, more interior room that we expected, outdoor porch with hammock, very nice bathroom, impeccably clean. Incredible value for the price charged.
Tom met us at the Belize Zoo, where he happened to be staying the night before. Because we were Tom's "people" we got the royal treatment and a personal tour from the Zoo's founder. We drove with Tom to Moonracer Farm. Along the way, he guided us to a great, kid-friendly restaturant and then to a Mayan ruin, all at no charge. We arrived in the late afternoon to find a batch of butterscotch cookies in our room that Marge had freshly baked (in a container that was refilled to the brim each day of our stay). As if that were not welcome enough, Tom asked if we'd like anything to drink, like a beer or a rum cocktail. How could one refuse?
Every meal we had was fantastic and plentiful. Marge is a wonderful cook, and was happy to accommodate us as vegetarians and it was clear she caters the meals closely to guest requests (one night when other guests were there, she made a meat dish for them and a vegetarian version for us, not wanting the other guests to have to eat vegetarian as well!) What stood out most was the freshness of everything - fruits grown on the farm or locally purchased, fresh baked breads, home made yoghurt (best youghurt I've had), home made granola. Marge also did a great job accommodating our two year old child, who is a picky eater.
Tom helped us arrange great tours. We had our own vehicle. One day we went off on our own, following his advice. Another day we were accompanied by Selwin, a certified guide who works with Tom and Marge. We paid a very reasonable fee, much lower than any commercial tour. In two days we got in canoeing, two caverns, natural waterslides, jogging in the area (Tom told us where to go), and our son even took a forty minute gentle horseback ride with Selwin - the highlight of his trip.
The property was rusticly beautiful, typical of the entire area. Great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small jungle lodge located just outside the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve and Elijio Panti National Park. One two room cabin with two adjoining rooms, each with two queen beds, which may be rented together or separately. These rooms each have a private full bath with hot water shower. Three Camping Casitas with in-room toilets and shared shower with choice of queen or two twin beds. Meals served family style, alcoholic beverages available. Shared kitchenette also available. Hiking from the lodge. Limited internet access, limited electricity. Discount for rentals of entire 2-room cabin. ... more less
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- Moonracer Farm Lodging & Tours Hotel San Ignacio
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