Considered Belize's original jungle lodge, Chaa Creek was set up over 30 years ago by two young travellers, Mick and Lucy Fleming, who took on a parcel of land and turned it into a vegetable farm. As their venture grew, they welcomed guests, and today, this genuinely sustainable eco-hotel provides luxury accommodation in a 400-acre private nature reserve. Each of the individually designed thatched guest cottages is decorated with handcrafted furniture, colourful textiles and local artwork, while the more expansive suites and Treetop Villas come with a Jacuzzi or plunge pool and the super-luxe Ix Chel Villas have private butlers. Days are spent walking or riding through jungle trails, canoeing down the Macal River or unfurling by the infinity pool, and the vibrant small town of San Ignacio is just a short drive away. The hilltop spa has spectacular panoramic mountain views where guests can enjoy a massage or facial to the soothing natural soundtrack of tropical birdsong.
Meals are served in the onsite restaurant, with ingredients either grown on the resort's organic farm or sourced from local producers. Days begin with fresh fruit and homemade yoghurt or corn tortillas, while at lunch; there is an international menu that includes pizza and pasta. Evenings kick off with cocktails in the bar before four-course set menus (there are a handful of a la carte options too) created using a blend of both contemporary and traditional Belizean cooking techniques.
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.