The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Location: Cayo


The Lodge at Chaa Creek, rated one of the world’s best Eco Lodges & a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981. Wildly civilized sums up the philosophy of this award-winning Belize Resort, located in the heart of Maya civilization. Since Chaa Creek’s inception in 1981, owners Mick & Lucy Fleming strove to coexist with nature while creating a true jungle experience & the result is an exquisite blend of natural beauty & man-made comforts. We are proud that The Lodge at Chaa Creek continues to win recognition as one of the Caribbean region’s best examples of sustainable, Green tourism.

Set along the banks of the Macal River and reaching towards the foothills of the Maya Mountains, The Lodge at Chaa Creek has provided unique adventure travel experiences for thousands of visitors looking for an in-depth yet civilized Belizean vacation, with a focus on Belize’s ecology and natural history as well as a vibrant, varied culture that includes the rich Maya civilization and impressive archaeological sites.

The 23 palm thatched cottage rooms ensure a good night’s sleep and delightful mornings accompanied by the sing song of a rainforest waking up, and guests can choose a Complete Garden Suite, an Orchard and Spa Villa, Macal Cottage or Tree Top Suite, all equipped with a Jacuzzi for even extra comfort.

And you can rest assured that a stay at Chaa Creek contributes towards sustainable and culturally responsible tourism – we’ll be happy to point out our award winning approach towards creating a green experience

The private 365-acre nature reserve set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains is home to a number of exotic jungle dwellers including peccaries, jaguar, monkeys and many others as well as over 300 species of tropical and migratory birds.

Guests are literally surrounded by one of the most pristine ecosystems in the world, and we are committed to ensuring that it remains vibrant and unspoilt for generations to come.



  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Infinity Pool
  • Daily maid service
  • Nature Trails
  • Hot & Cold Showers
  • Horse Stables
  • Safetly Deposit Box
  • Blue Morpho Butterfly Exhibit
  • Natural History Center
  • Spa Services
  • Conference Center
  • Maya Organic Farm
  • Belize Nature Reserve


The Spa Villa

The spacious three-bedroom Spa Villa is set within a tropical hillside garden and features a master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite bathroom. A second bedroom containing a queen and single bed and a third bedroom with a queen canopy bed share a full sized bathroom.

Guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the lush jungle surrounds of the Macal River Basin from the generous glass-walled living room and large wrap-around veranda with outdoor Jacuzzi.

The air-conditioned Villa contains a full kitchen and guests also have the choice of ordering a variety of delicious meals prepared by the lodge’s resident chef at the Chaa Creek restaurant. The Spa Villa is a short walk away from the main cottage plaza, dining room and bar.


Belize Luxury Tree Top Suites

Chaa Creek’s Tree Top Jacuzzi Suites put you at the top of our Belizean Jungle world in comfort and style.

Perched high atop the meandering Macal River, these large airy treetop suites provide a one-of-a-kind Rainforest Experience in Belize’s verdant Western Cayo District. You’ll share a birds’ eye panoramic view with toucans, parrots, kingfishers and many other colourful avian species.

Each one bedroom suite contains all amenities including a private Jacuzzi set in verandas perfect for stargazing and ultimate relaxation.

They are perfect nests for a honeymoon or other special moment, and can also easily accommodate family groups with comfortable sleeping arrangements for four.

There is simply no better way to experience the jungle and wildlife after an exciting day of award winning Chaa Creek activities.


The Macal Cottage

The Macal Cottage is a starring attraction in Chaa Creek’s award winning cottage colony.

Perched on the edge of a grassy knoll overlooking the sleepy Macal River, the cottage blends stylish simplicity and elegant furnishings to create a romantic ambiance in a stunning rainforest backdrop.

Nestled amidst tropical gardens, the spacious accommodation with its king-sized bed, oversized day bed and leisure furniture also includes two private terraces for relaxing in hammocks or enjoying the outdoor Jacuzzi al fresco.

Naturally perfect for families this charming cottage colony is just as popular with couples.


Garden Jacuzzi Suite

For those guests looking for that extra bit of jungle luxury, Chaa Creek is proud to offer our stunning Garden Suite, or the even more sumptuous Garden Jacuzzi Suite. These lovely suites can be rented separately or together as the Complete Garden Jacuzzi Suite Package.

The Garden Suite is furnished with a queen-size bed and a day bed that converts from a couch into a comfortable single. This room also comes with a private, screened veranda looking out to magnificent garden and jungle views.

The Garden Jacuzzi Suite features a four-poster mahogany bed, fine linens, Guatemalan antique armoire and other carefully selected furnishings, a spacious bath with Jacuzzi and a private screened veranda with jungle garden. Both suites let out onto a large veranda with hammocks overlooking the gardens.

The fully screened rooms have ceiling fans, lamps, reading lights, comfortable amenities and tasteful furnishings. They offer a level of private, casual luxury exceptional even by Chaa Creek’s standards.

Separately or as a complete package the Garden Suites make an unforgettable Belizean Rainforest experience even more memorable while affording a level of private elegance usually not found in such pristine surroundings.


Belize Orchard Villa

We designed the Orchard Villa with families in mind, but it has become equally popular with friends and individuals wishing more space in a private garden setting.

The large villa easily accommodates two couples with two separate queen sized sleeping areas, a full bathroom, winding staircase and an upstairs loft with two single beds and its own private bathroom.

A fully screened sitting room looks out on lush tropical gardens and our orchard overlooking the Macal River Valley.

As with all Chaa Creek accommodation, the accent is on blending in and harmonising with the natural surroundings.

If you are looking for a spacious, tranquil and very green rainforest experience, you’ll want to consider the Orchard Villa.


The Cottage Collection

The Collection has grown to include something for everyone, from that long awaited family adventure vacation to couples and honeymooners looking for something special, singles seeking new experiences, or friends sharing an adventure.

Our individually designed palm thatched cottages are furnished with a tasteful, casually elegant mix of hand crafted furniture, fine fabrics and local and international art, all designed to blend in with the exquisite rainforest surroundings and local culture.

The spacious cottage rooms all feature private sundeck verandas from which to enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of the rainforest, and dazzling hummingbirds are frequent visitors.

With only twenty-three cottage accommodations, our staff can show that they value your stay as much as you do, and friendly service is always available without being obtrusive.

And at Chaa Creek, you’ll discover how we practice green sustainable practices while still offering full amenities and wildly civilised, rustic elegance.


Camp Casitas

The Macal River Camp has been designed for outdoors people who enjoy rustic accommodations in a remote setting, and does not provide electricity.

The ten casitas, or small bungalows, are set on raised platforms and have private verandas.

Comfortable beds with clean linens, pillows, towels and blankets and hygienic and environmentally safe bathrooms and showers are all provided, and the large thatched palapas is very comfortable for dining, playing games and socialising.

While vehicle traffic into the camp is restricted, we cater to special needs.