San Ignacio is one of the oldest towns in Belize best known for its picturesque hills, fertile soil, and charming valleys. Having a long history as the commercial hub of the West, this vibrant town continues to attract many visitors, both local and foreign alike. Our resort has been offering quality, luxury accommodations, and services in Belize for the past 43 years. When people ask us the secret of our success, what’s made our resort one of the top luxury Belize resorts we say one, our community (San Ignacio people are some of the friendliest you’re likely to find), and the rest, well you’ll have to read on to find out.
Our resort is perched right above the town itself. All 27 luxury rooms and suites are carefully appointed and afford visitors scenic views of the resort grounds, the pool, and the hillside. Our rooms are bright, airy, and spacious; all the artwork you see is sourced from local artisans as a way to both celebrate our local art community and support its development. Likewise, the furniture is made from Belizean hardwoods and sustainably harvested mahogany.
Restaurant and Bar
The Running W Restaurant is our flagship eatery and is tied to our own family farm estate. All our meats are free-range, grass-fed, and sourced from the farm. We offer indoor and outdoor dining options, and our menu is a true gastronomic journey through all the many flavors of Belize. Since the Lobby Bar opens right out to the outdoor dining area of the restaurant, it’s the perfect spot for pre-dinner cocktails and tapas.
Luxury In-Room Treatments
Without having to leave your room, you have the option to experience invigorating in-room luxury massages and spa treatments. You choose your combination of natural oils, herbs, and minerals that you are drawn to, although we’re happy to make suggestions based on your individual needs as well. We only use all-natural ingredients and essential oils as part of our commitment to providing the absolute best in personal care and luxury treatment.
Tours That Can’t Be Beat
So far as Belize luxury resorts go, we love being in San Ignacio. Our location is within minutes of two important Maya sites, and about 5 minutes’ walk from downtown San Ignacio. That’s just the tip of it. Cayo Gial Tours is our own family-operated, personalized tour company, affectionately named after our district and the Kriol word for ‘girl’. We know Cayo and the surrounding areas inside out, drive luxury vans, personalize the experience, offer better food, take fewer people and are willing to customize tours as needed. We can arrange any activity, addressing all details, so you have zero details to worry about.
Iguana Project and Wildlife Conservation
The Iguana Conservation Project is something we started here on the resort grounds a few years ago. I suppose when you think luxury resort, you don’t necessarily think lizards. And truthfully, we didn’t realize then that it would help to educate so many people about issues around wildlife threats, poaching, and protections. It’s been voted by TripAdvisor as one of the top things to see in Belize and what can we say, we’re happy the public has been so supportive.
We offer many of the amenities that you can expect from any Belize luxury resort, and a little bit more. When you’re ready to experience all we have to offer and take in some fascinating sites, give us a call.