3 independent reviews for Belize holidays, tailor made

Reviews for Belize holidays, tailor made

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review 8 Dec 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Snorkelling with a guide from a boat

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be firm with the agent on the type of accommodation you require.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

good

review 29 Feb 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

This might be boring for some travellers but the highlight for me was photographing a Potoo in the rainforest above the Macal River at the Chaa Creek eco-lodge. I add here my thanks to David, my guide, and to the owner who understood joint problems and provided me with a guide/driver and vehicle.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be aware that menu prices (and, I guess some accommodation tariffs)do NOT include a 12.5% Government tax and an optional 10% service charge. There is also a 'gratuity' space on credit card bills for you to add even more. I have no problem with the service charge especially when explained by the Chaa Creek management (they allocate 'shares' to all their staff and divide money twice a year to them all to enable the gardeners to benefit as much as the front of house staff) but it does hike the prices up when - maybe - you weren't expecting it.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Absolutely. I talked extensively to the staff at Chaa Creek and some of them had to walk an hour each way from their village to their job but they were happy to do so. They felt they had good, well-paid work and were working to support the environment. Chaa Creek is especially eco-friendly and their recycling programme would put most of us to shame.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Brilliant. My husband and I both thought it one of the best holidays we'd been on. Superb destination. Fantastic people. Great culture. Stupendous wildlife. I think I've overdosed on superlatives. I'm not giving 5 stars because I haven't finished exploring yet!

review 20 Nov 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Black Rock Jungle Lodge. Picturesque, welcoming, fascinating. 2. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment? Yes. 3. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? Fantastic, up there with the best.

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