San Ignacio Resort Hotel: The Grande Dame of San Ignacio Belize
London’s Claridge House. The Plaza in New York City. Washington D.C.’s The Mayflower. All three of these legendary hotels are included on “must stay” lists for travelers eager to sojourn at iconic lodgings that offer more than just impeccable service and the magic of history.
Did you know that Belize is home to a property that is equally prestigious? The San Ignacio Resort Hotel, a small, out-of-the-way haven tucked into a jungle offers just 27 luxury rooms to discriminating guests and a fascinating history as well. Once a posh estate catering to Belize’s upper crust, this property has retained its grandeur and majesty and it’s considered to be one of the premier hotel resorts in the nation.
The San Ignacio Resort Hotel is a family affair
Like the landmark hotels mentioned above, there is a family behind the San Ignacio Hotel and a dynamic businesswoman oversees this familial legacy. Mariam Roberson joined her father in 1986 to learn the ropes and since 1998, she and her sisters have adroitly managed a property that is the very definition of unique.
The resort hotel’s Green Iguana Conservation Project, housed under roof, has remained the number one activity in Belize for more than a decade and Mrs. Roberson credits the property’s proximity to the town of San Ignacio, historic Maya ruins, and hotel amenities as but a few reasons frequent guests won’t stay elsewhere when they vacation in Belize.
Guests call this property Eden. You will too.
Interior accommodations are filled with furnishings crafted of local hardwoods and original works of art produced by local artisans and craftsmen grace the walls throughout the hotel.
But it’s what is outside the walls of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel that delights guests most. While the Green Iguana Exhibit draws visitors from throughout Belize, only guests have access to jungle trails and gardens on the former estate where around 119 bird species have been recorded by delighted guests.
Onsite activities are just as unique and include a fascinating tea-tasting medicinal tour on the grounds, access to the tennis court (rackets and balls are complementary), and a nighttime adventure offering guests opportunities to strap on headlamps and prowl the resort’s 17 acres to spot nocturnal wildlife.
For guests who wish to experience more of the excitement and beauty Belize has to offer, the onsite Cayo Gial Tour Desk is your conduit for cave tubing, bird watching, hiking, canoeing, and other adventures for which the nation is best known. Guests can also book cultural tours that range from visits to historic sites to festivals, celebrations, and other events staged throughout the year. These tours always include transport and guides.
Extras you’ll appreciate
Rather than having to visit a spa to receive health and well-being treatments, those services come to you. Massages, beauty treatments, and more are delivered by skilled staff within your accommodation, so you don’t have to lift a finger to be pampered.
Gourmet dining is elevated to an art. Resort chefs are selective about the products they choose from local growers, beef is raised at the family’s farm, herbs are carefully tended and everything about dining at the Running W Restaurant is a culinary delight.
Service is impeccable. The wine list is too – and there’s even a menu designed just for children, so whether you intend to make it a solo, couples or family holiday, everything about your stay is guaranteed to delight. You won’t be the first guest to send your compliments to the chef!
Save money and time by booking soon
Travelers for whom rest and relaxation is a primary goal know that the best way to minimize stress and boost pleasure is by choosing an all-inclusive vacation that includes everything one needs to have an idyllic experience – lodgings, meals, onsite activities, and more.
San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s Belize vacation package menu offers guests a choice of options that best suit their interests. Whether your idea of the perfect stay includes seeing as many ancient Mayan ruins as time allows, you’re all about birding or you like to mix it up, there’s a package for you.
Depending upon your travel schedule, you may also wish to take advantage of specials that reward you for acting quickly since the limited number of accommodations at this boutique resort tend to fill fast.
Expect the royal treatment from the moment you arrive
Having already told you that a stay at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel is no ordinary experience, you won’t be surprised to learn that Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, were recent guests, but rest assured, every person walking through the front door of this spectacular resort hotel feels like royalty.
When you think about the ideal 2023 summer vacation, this is it, but reservations at this epicenter of elegance fill fast, so start making your plans now. Visit the booking page to secure your dates. You’ll be glad you acted so quickly!