Representing an exciting new stage in over thirty-five years of evolution, and catering to those discerning travellers looking for the highest level of comfort in an unspoiled natural setting, The Lodge at Chaa Creek is now offering a luxurious new addition to our range of accommodations - the Ix Chel Villas.
All Chaa Creek lodgings reflect our commitment towards environmental sustainability while providing the very best in quality and service. The Ix Chel Villas take that commitment to a new level by blending contemporary design with stunning views of a pristine Belizean rainforest.
After selecting a location offering tranquillity, privacy and convenient access to our onsite amenities and activities, we worked with our team of Belizean designers, green consultants, artists and builders to create a collection of air-conditioned suites with gorgeous 180° views, luxuriously comfortable interiors and amenities not usually found in such an idyllic setting.
Ix Chel guests also enjoy the unobtrusive yet attentive service of a personal butler who will coordinate room service, housekeeping, food, beverage and laundry services, assist with booking your Belize tours and activities, and look after each visitor's every requirement. In-room massages and treatments from the Hilltop Spa are also available, and experienced babysitters are on hand to provide responsible child minding.
Situated on a forested bank overlooking the Macal River Valley, the Villas’ floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors offer spectacular yet private 180° views of the surrounding jungle habitat.
The two Villa plazas contain two suites each - a master bedroom suite that includes a sitting room lounge with convertible furniture to accommodate two extra sleepers, and a junior bedroom suite with a king-sized bed.
An expansive veranda with al fresco shower, private pool and Jacuzzi affords beautiful views during the day and a lovely candlelit ambience accented by the gentle natural music of the river and surrounding jungle during the evening.
The unique Plaza layout allows the suites to be offered as combined or stand-alone bookings ideal for accommodating a range of guests from couples to larger groups and families.
Ix Chel, the Maya moon goddess, was one of the most highly revered deities in the ancient Maya pantheon, and our respectful homage to the local ancient Maya culture extends to the suites, where the celestial hero Kukulcan, the sun king Kinich Ahau, Bacab, the deity of the four winds, and Yaxche, the Maya Tree of Paradise are all represented.
In addition to the Villa facilities and personal services, guests also enjoy easy access to all Chaa Creek amenities and activities, including the Mariposa restaurant and lounge featuring farm-to-table cuisine sourced from our onsite traditional Maya organic farm.
An infinity pool, internationally recognised Hilltop Spa and other amenities are all located nearby, and your butler will assist in organising onsite activities including horseback and mountain bike riding, guided or self-guided birding and nature walks, canoeing or tubing down the Macal River, and the many other activities offered within our 400-acre private nature reserve.
Our range of tours and excursions covering Belize from the Belizean Great Barrier Reef and Caribbean seacoast to the ancient Maya metropolis of Tikal in neighbouring Guatemala have earned Chaa Creek a reputation as Belize’s “Destination within a Destination.”
Families and groups of friends will enjoy quiet get-togethers they’ll remember forever, and for couples and honeymooners it’s a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In addition to exquisite comfort, our commitment towards environmental sustainability and local communities will ensure you sleep soundly. Ten per cent of all room revenue at Chaa Creek goes directly into environmental and social programs, and as our worldwide recognition and many awards demonstrate, your stay actually benefits the land and people who make visiting Belize such an extraordinary, satisfying experience.
Chaa Creek has operated under the banner of “Wildly Civilized” for over thirty-five years, and we believe that the new Ix Chel Villas have taken that description to an exciting new dimension.
Contact your travel agent or our reservations desk directly for more details and to learn how you can enjoy what is set to become one of Belize’s most luxuriously unique holiday experiences.
We look forward to welcoming you to something very special indeed.
Click on any of the thumbnails below to see a full size rendering of the Ix Chel Villas: