What images pop up in the minds of seasoned travelers when the subject of Belize arises during conversations? The fabled Belize Barrier Reef. A coastline that is home to Central America’s most desirable beaches. Offshore atolls and an embarrassment of riches in terms of water sporting opportunities.
But for folks who love the Caribbean region but have no interest in plunging ocean depths, there’s a remarkable hideaway that’s a cut above the average tucked into a Belize jungle in San Ignacio that’s making news these days. Tripadvisor, the world-renowned authority that ranks and reviews the top 10% of the world’s hotels, resorts, attractions, and restaurants, just bestowed a 2022 Travelers’ Choice Award upon the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, a one-of-a-kind destination that has no equal.
A history that’s as remarkable as it is fascinating
Once a privately-owned estate that sprawled across 17 acres of lush tropical plantings, this lovely property is still a family-operated business where service and attention to detail are impeccable. Guests of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel love the fact that there are only 27 elegant rooms and suites on-premises, so it still feels like a private estate. Every lodging is lavished with original art and furnishings made from Belizean hardwood and sustainable mahogany.
Since the San Ignacio Resort Hotel offers accommodations with hillside, garden, and rainforest views, Tripadvisor could not help but take note of the consumer reviews focused on these unique environs plus its proximity to San Ignacio, a town that offers its own collection of charms. Further, the onsite Running W Restaurant garners accolades for culinary delights, some of which are prepared with the freshest meats raised on the ranch of the resort’s owners.
An especially well deserved designation
Because Travelers’ Choice awards are based on a year’s worth of unbiased testimonials and comments submitted to the resort’s website, there was plenty of food for thought when Tripadvisor evaluated this resort for a Travelers’ Choice nod. For example, San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s packages drew rave reviews from guests who applauded choices offered to them.
These Belize vacation package deals eliminate bothersome planning because everything guests need and want is encompassed within these comprehensive bundles. Another reason Tripadvisor focused on guest reviews to draw their conclusions had to do with onsite experiences that are not duplicated elsewhere in Belize.
From the under-roof Green Iguana Conservation Project consistently named Belize’s #1 attraction to in-room spa treatments, tea-tasting medicinal tours of botanical specimens sprawling across resort grounds to a Critters of the Night outing inviting guests to explore nocturnal wildlife under cover of darkness, these exceptional offerings are found only at San Ignacio Hotel Resort.
“You feel Like you are staying at a big Villa when you say at this hotel. Like you are a royal guest,” noted one recent guest who couldn’t wait to contribute a post-trip review that may contribute to 2023 TripAdvisor picks. “They all get to know you and treat you like a king and queen. We can’t wait to go back!” No wonder Tripadvisor evaluators took notice! You will, too.