Rainforest Spa Wellness Vacation
Chaa Creek, Belize
The Lodge at Chaa Creek presents its new vacation package - the Maya Rainforest Wellness Retreat. This muti-day package incorporates Maya temple sites, eco-adventure, jungle spa treatments, guided-naturalist experiences, organic food, and luxurious accommodations in a tranquil, rain forest atmosphere that promotes the healing and healthy aspects of this pristine eco-system. The minimum 4 night package can add additional days and be expanded to 7 nights.
Located within a 365-acre private nature reserve along the verdant banks of the Macal River, where over 70 ancient Maya archaeological sites have been discovered, Chaa Creek connects the mysteries of the past with the present. It is a landscape that radiates the spiritual harmony of the ancients, and is a hotspot of biodiversity that could include sightings of rarities such as Howler monkeys , kinkajous, and Keel-billed Toucans.
The Rainforest Wellness Retreat is designed with the physical, mental and spiritual being in mind and takes guests to new levels of core inner health and well being.
One of the retreat highlights is a trail ride on horseback to the onsite Maya ceremonial temple, Tunchilen. Here guests will learn of the history of this site, and about the Maya who occupied this area in 950 AD. Also on property is the Rainforest Medicine Trail, conceived by Dr. Rosita Arvigo and featuring a variety of herbs, plants, flowers and trees used by native Shamans to treat and heal villagers. At the resort’s Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm, a naturalist will explain the stages of development for these rare butterflies that are released into the rainforest on a daily basis.
The Rainforest Wellness Retreat package includes luxurious treatments at the spa, which is decorated daily with exotic Torch Ginger, Heliconias and Birds of Paradise, plus intricate mosaic designs of fresh flower petals. Some treatments here use locally-made hand-pressed aromatic oils infused with lemongrass or ylang-ylang. Maya chocolate is also incorporated into a number of treatments, from the Chocolate Fondue Wrap to the Cocoa Massage, Maya Chocolate Polish and Lovers Peppermint Chocolate Pedicure.
The package includes a facial, body wrap, massage, manicure and pedicure. Guests can book outdoor massages in a thatched palapa overlooking the Macal River Valley, and be soothed by the ever-present sounds of the tropical rainforest. Private yoga lessons are also available on request.
In addition to spa treatments, guests will enjoy such guided jungle experiences as a sunset canoe ride on the Macal River, morning bird walks, nighttime safaris, horseback riding and mountain biking on miles of forested trails within the reserve.
Healthy cuisine is ensured at Chaa Creek by the on-property organic Maya farm where vine-ripened produce is harvested daily. The open air, thatched roof restaurant serves Caribbean, Mexican and Belizean specialties. Always available at the lodge is homemade and flavorful Flor de Jamaica ice tea which is full of antioxidants. The chef will be happy to design a menu that caters for personal dietary requests for the breakfast and dinner options available with the package.
This wildly civilized Belize resort offers accommodations in one of 23 luxury, thatched-roofed whitewashed cottage accommodations set above the river in lush tropical gardens. Each artisan-made cottage is unique, offering an assemblage of outdoor showers in walled gardens, Jacuzzis built into the verandahs, treetop canopy views and charming individual spaces. All are all furnished with custom mahogany furniture by local woodworkers, hand-loomed bedcovers and rugs, original artwork, native pottery and carvings. Upgrades are available to the new spa villa, which offers two bedrooms, a kitchen, separate spa treatment room and a Jacuzzi on the verandah.
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