San Ignacio Resort

For a convenient and luxurious base camp in the Cayo District, this family-friendly resort offers everything travelers need to make adventure easy.

from $187

Free cancellation

up to 14 days prior
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  • Check In: 3:00 p.m.
    Check Out: 12:00 p.m.
  • Free Cancellation up to 14 days prior

Travelers who want to experience life in a Belizean town get the best of both world’s in San Ignacio, Cayo’s cultural and economic hub: it maintains enough tourism to be an excellent host, but retains its rustic, local flavor. With raved-about restaurants, museums, and conservation centers – including the Green Iguana Project, where kids can play with the handsome lizards – a day in town will be an enriching cultural experience. The Cayo District’s true blessing, of course, is its jungle. The lush rainforests around the Macal River are perfect for seeing wildlife like exotic birds and monkeys up close, ziplining, horseback riding, and orchid-spotting. The Macal itself boasts some of the finest tubing and canoeing in the country.

In the heart of town is the San Ignacio Resort, a gorgeous and well-manicured hotel that boasts the “only jungle in town,” its 17-acre (8-ha) private estate. The recently remodeled main building includes a lavish Mediterranean-style lobby complete with marble columns and floors. A winding staircase made of exotic native woods up leads guests to the luxe master suites.

With a shaded dining patio overlooking the sparkling pool, this may be San Ignacio at its most glamorous. A quick stroll from the hotel brings guests to downtown San Ignacio for food, music, and cultural explorations, and another short walk leads into an actual Mayan site, the ancient temple ruins of Cahal Pach. On the property, stroll past the tennis court (lit up at night for after-dark matches) to the medicinal jungle trail, where the hotel runs their own iguana sanctuary.

Guest rooms at the resort are well appointed and offer every amenity: Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fans, hairdryers, and in-room safety deposit boxes. Private bathrooms are spacious with separate baths and walk-in showers. All furnishings are made with sustainably sourced Belizean hardwoods, including exotic mahogany. All rooms have some type of private patio or balcony, either looking out onto the garden or onto the jungle. The tropical flowers right outside of the guest room windows attract birds such as Belize’s national avian, the keel-billed toucan.

For those seeking the finer things, the spa suite includes plush bathrobes and a private massage treatment area, where staff masseurs offer their services. The master suite, with its canopy bed, breathtaking views, and local artwork, looks like a honeymooner’s dream.

An on-site restaurant called the Running W Steakhouse provides meals all day. The air conditioned, open-plan dining hall boasts views of the whole property, as well as gourmet fare including some Lebanese specialties from the owner’s family. The lobby bar serves cocktails outside in a Baroque-themed setting, and hosts live music on the weekends. The hotel spa is thoughtfully decorated for ultimate relaxation, and massage tables come with a view of the trees and flowers right outside the windows. From aromatherapy and Swedish massage to avocado and honey facials, being in the jungle never felt so pampering.

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Rooms

Royal Suite

Sleeps 5

Bedrooms: 2, 2 King beds

Air Conditioning
Cable TV
Hair Dryer
Hot Water
Jacuzzi
Mini Refrigerator
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Wireless Internet
B Balcony Rooms

Sleeps 4

1 King bed

Air Conditioning
Balcony
Cable TV
Hair Dryer
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Wireless Internet
Honeymoon Suite

Sleeps 2

1 King bed

Air Conditioning
Balcony
Fan
Hair Dryer
Mini Refrigerator
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Wireless Internet
B Regal Room

Sleeps 4

1 King bed

Air Conditioning
Cable TV
Fan
Hair Dryer
Mini Refrigerator
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Master Suite

Sleeps 3

1 King bed

Air Conditioning
Balcony
Cable TV
Fan
Hair Dryer
Jacuzzi
Mini Refrigerator
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Wireless Internet
A Garden Room

Sleeps 4

1 Queen bed

Air Conditioning
Balcony
Cable TV
Fan
Hair Dryer
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Wireless Internet
B Regal Room Queen

Sleeps 6

1 Queen bed

Air Conditioning
Cable TV
Hair Dryer
Mini Refrigerator
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Family Suite

Sleeps 4

1 Queen bed

Air Conditioning
Fan
Garden View-Balcony-Regal Rooms

Sleeps 3

1 King bed

Air Conditioning
Cable TV
Hair Dryer
Hot Water
Mini Refrigerator
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Wireless Internet
Jungle View Suite

Sleeps 6

Bedrooms: 2, 1 Queen bed

Air Conditioning
Balcony
Fan
Hot Water
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Wireless Internet
River View Suite

Sleeps 4

Bedrooms: 2, 1 King bed

Air Conditioning
Balcony
Cable TV
Fan
Hair Dryer
Hot Water
Microwave
Mini Refrigerator
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Wireless Internet

Feedback from Travelers

The resort overall was beautiful. The A/C was SO cold which was wonderful at the end of a long day outside. The rooms could use a few repairs BUT that was very easy to overlook because the staff was so friendly. We felt like guests in their home. They knew our kids by name on the second day!

- JENNIFER C, JUL 2019

Hotel and staff are fantastic!!! Especially the front desk and bartender, Kenya and Richard. They helped us prepare for all of our tours even though we didn't book with them. Great location.

- TRUPTI C, MAY 2019

Excellent Hotel! The staff was so accommodating and helpful. The restaurant was absolutely wonderful and delicious.

- ELAINE B, NOV 2018
San Ignacio ResortSan Ignacio Resort Room rates: $18738

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