Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018. 10:50 A.M. CST.
By BBN Staff: Belize, at first glance, often seems like a paradox. How can, for instance, a beautiful resort located on the tranquil banks of an ancient river be just a 15-minute drive from the bustling international airport? But that’s Belize, the only English-speaking country in Central America, just a few hours’ flying time from the United States and Canada and yet, truly, a world away.
Black Orchid Resort is located in the village of Burrell Boom, located in one of the most beautiful natural areas in the country. Just a short distance away is the Community Baboon Sanctuary, an innovative ecological cooperative where local villagers have worked to provide a safe home for black howler monkeys (called “baboons” locally) while simultaneously preserving their traditional ways of life.
Black Orchid Resort is an oasis of luxury set amidst all of this wonderful nature. With its own rooftop spa, a swimming pool, and a restaurant popular with locals and visitors alike, Black Orchid Resort is the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day of exploring Belize. Every room has its own locally-made jungle-themed art, a private patio with deck chairs, and a fantastic view of either the river or the gardens.
Black Orchid Resort is located just 20 miles from Belize City, the largest urban area in the country and the gateway to the islands on the reef, including Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. When you stay at Black Orchid Resort, you can enjoy a day of fishing, sailing, snorkeling, or scuba diving and return to the resort to enjoy homemade wine, a cold bottle of Belikin brew, and/or hearty courses of fresh-caught seafood, including lobster and snapper.
Other close-by attractions include Altun Ha, an ancient Maya city built more than 1,000 years ago. Formerly home to tens of thousands of people, today, Altun Ha is uninhabited, but visitors can explore iconic stepped pyramids and marvel at the colossal architecture built centuries before the arrival of the Europeans. Black Orchid Resort is also located close to other interesting Maya sites like Santa Rita and Lamanai.
Whether you’re coming to Belize to celebrate your honeymoon or are vacationing in Belize with your family, Black Orchid Resort has it all. Black Orchid also operates river cruises, a great way to learn more about the fantastic diversity of the country’s flora and fauna, including orchids, Belize’s national flower.
If you’re heading to Belize, be sure to book your vacation with Black Orchid Resort.
© 2018, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.