Naturally Belize Customer Comments
"We would definitely recommend Belize as a holiday destination. Just wish we had more time there to explore other parts
of the mainland. At Lamanai we were allocated our own ‘guide’ when we arrived and he accompanied us on all 6 trips during our stay. He was very good and had
excellent knowledge of the local wildlife, plant life and Mayan Ruins. We also went on a half day snorkelling excursion to Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
The guide was very good and it was a great snorkelling experience. Both Lamanai and Xanadu accommodation exceeded our expectations. The staff at Xanadu
were excellent, couldn’t do enough for us while we were there.”
Jo and Richard - April 2017
"We had a great time and the itinerary you put together was fantastic, a great mix, including a bit of luxury right
at the end. Highlights were undoubtedly the ATM Cave and an Eagle Ray at Glovers Reef, but we enjoyed it all. Thank you for your amazing organisation
of our trip. Everything worked like clockwork. People at every stage were so friendly and helpful. Vicky at Pook’s Hill is great.”
Andy and Ruth - March 2017
“It was a really fabulous holiday! We would definitely recommend it at a destination. It’s an attractive country,
plenty of variety (we loved the combination of jungle/Mayan ruins and then the beach) and still relatively unspoilt. Also fabulous snorkelling and delicious
food i.e. lots of fresh fish, fruit and vegetables . And the Belizean people are so nice! In the hotels, on the tours and even the restaurants and shops they
were so friendly and helpful. All the accommodation was excellent. Very well appointed, clean and comfortable. Very impressive settings and garden/beaches.
Yet pleasantly relaxed and easy going. We thought the variety between the three locations (Lamanai Outpost, Chabil Mar and Matachica) was perfect.”
Karen and Richard - February 2017
"Thank you – you laid on a superbly varied and excellently organised itinerary for us. We love to be active and there was the perfect volume of different things to keep us interested. Every single transfer went exactly on time and as planned, allowing us to savour every moment of a special two weeks we will never forget. Lamanai Outpost and Black Rock Lodge were truly special locations. It was amazing to get away from the big smoke and into the wilderness albeit in serious comfort with no lack of facilities. Likewise Belizean Nirvana was immaculate, just metres from the sea. Xanadu was also very good. Would definitely recommend it; we loved the variety between the experiences from the wilderness in the jungle to the laid-back relaxed seaside venues – a far cry from the bustling, over-crowded European beaches. It was heaven on earth."
"From Lamanai we did the night-time river safari, medicine walk, sunrise kayaking, sunset cruise, Lamanai ruins, visiting local village for cooking demo, bird-walk – Brenda, our guide, was so knowledgeable and we saw so many different animals and birds species."
"San Pedro – snorkelling at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley was great, got up close and personal with sharks and rays as well as a large volume of fish."
"Black Rock we did a night-time nature walk; kayaking, ATM Caves and summit hike. The ATM Caves was a unique experience with a memorable guide (Manuel) whose dry delivery and humour were a highlight to light up a fascinating underground tour. Again, very knowledgeable guides throughout, especially when just idleing away hours in the main restaurant area, watching birds at the feeders."
"Placencia – organised a snorkelling trip by ourselves to Laughing Bird Caye – incredible! Didn’t organise a tour with the hotel but did use their kayaks
for a jaunt around into the mangroves!”
Stephen and Nicola - January 2017
“The holiday was amazing - it surpassed our expectations. We were very impressed with the package you put together for
us and the service and support you offered. There were no nasty surprises just lovely ones. I would highly recommend you!”
Sarah and Andrew - January 2017
“We would recommend Belize and even more so Black Rock Lodge. Black Rock Lodge wasn’t just any break it was extremely special.
I think it was a good call to do the active part of the holiday first then the relaxing part second. Even with Ambergris Caye being so special we missed
Black Rock Lodge. The rooms at Victoria House were immaculate and pleasing to come back to after a day out and about. Going around on golf carts was so much
fun and gave us the freedom to explore San Pedro. It was excellent! The roads further afield are not as good but went venturing and took us to some stunning
places like Secret Beach (where we spent the entire day) and Rojo Beach Bar and Lounge. It is a unique experience which we will remember for many many years.
Belize is wonderful and we really enjoyed the cultural and people. You’ve done very well indeed! We had a fab time.”
Michael and Tharene - December 2016
“We are just back from our amazing trip that you organised for us to Miami and Belize and just wanted to let you know how smoothly the whole trip went. Your organisation of all the various parts to the trip were absolutely spot on and the hotels that you chose for us suited us perfectly . The Tides was in just the right position as we only had one night there but were able to get out and about very easily. The arrival by boat to the Lodge was very "James Bondish"!!"
"Our guide Levi at Lamanai was fantastic and so helpful and full of knowledge -the Lodge was incredible and all the staff charming. It was quite an experience and all the activities we went on with Levi were fantastic and on the last morning we had time to make a trip to the Mennonite community which was fascinating especially being driven around the community by Mr Cornelius even having a snack made by his wife at their house."
"Victoria House was the perfect place for us to relax and again the staff were charming and we hired a golf buggy in order to discover the rest
of the island. All in all it was a fabulous trip which went without any hitches, organised beautifully by yourselves and we will certainly recommend
you to people.”
Linda and Nigel - December 2016
“We had an amazing holiday in Belize. The itinerary you put together was a perfect blend of everything and we enjoyed it very much. So a huge thanks to you for organising our holiday and making it so easy to travel from place to place and for suggesting excursions all of which were good quality. All the tours were very good. The guides at Blackrock and Hidden Valley were exceptional, very amiable, great communicators and highly knowledgeable. The snorkelling tour was also very good but mainly due to the amazing location rather than the guides, they did not seem to be as knowledgeable or didn't impart their knowledge as well as the other guides.
"Belize is a great holiday destination especially if you like an active holiday and appreciate wild flora and fauna.
There's a wide range of tours and a great variety of destinations to choose from. We would definitely recommend it.”
Margaret and Andrew - December 2016
"We had an absolute amazing time!!!! Words cannot explain how brilliant it was. Once again thank you
very much for helping us. Everything was spot on; accommodation, food, people etc I got to live my dream of swimming with turtles."
Charlotte and James - November 2016
"We would thoroughly recommend Lamanai Outpost Lodge in all respects.
Great way to experience the jungle without being overly arduous or challenging. Fantastic range of excursions included with the holiday.
We are all still buzzing with excitement about this part of our trip. We are also very pleased with all your expert help, advice and
arrangements from Naturally Belize and won't hesitate to recommend you to our friends and families. Thank you!"
Jill and Tony - August 2016
"Better than we could have imagined! We loved having the opportunity to see both the jungle and beach parts of Belize too as they were like 2 different worlds. The jungle lodges were authentic and close to nature and the beach hotels were relaxing and luxurious.
We did loads. Pooks - Canoeing, Xunantunich, The Zoo. Victoria House - Snorkelling. Lamanai - Spotlight Safari,
Sunset Cocktail Cruise, Sunrise Canoeing, Nature Walk. Almond Beach - Zip-lining & Waterfall rapelling. All tours were great and
very different, which is good as we were looking for variety. If I had to pick I would say zip-lining was my favourite but it's a
tough choice. We also had a couples massage on our last day at Almond Beach which was lovely! The locals are all so friendly
(big shock to miserable Brits like us who aren't used to that!) and everyone and everything is so relaxed that you just can't help
feeling relaxed yourself! Thank you Naturally Belize for making our honeymoon so fabulous and memorable!!"
Sarah and Michael - August 2016
"We were delighted with all the bookings you made for us, particularly Lamanai and Hatchet Caye- they were both excellent, 5* accommodation! We thought it was the best and will definitely return! Everyone we met was friendly, helpful and charming. We would give it the highest recommendation- and urge the Belizean people to keep conservation near the top of their agendas- it's a wonderful country.
First, we thought that NB provided an excellent service during our planning and booking for the trip. Second, we were in
the Cayo District when Hurricane Earl made landfall, and were very grateful for the excellent service and support provided by NB.
You quickly found us alternative accommodation when ours wasn't available for a few days, and couldn't have been more supportive
and helpful throughout- many thanks!"
Fiona, Richard, Ben, Eliza, Hugo and Olivia - July 2016
"Naturally Belize put together a number of itineraries which exactly matched our initial request and
fine tuned the final itinerary to our requirements. The detailed itinerary and local information given to us prior to our departure was
excellent and every detail was pre-arranged including the tours and everything went smoothly. Ka'ana Boutique was exceptional,
it exceeded our expectations. The hotel itself was beautiful, the food excellent, but it was the management and staff who we shall
remember for many years to come, they were friendly, helpful and couldn't do enough to ensure our holiday experience was amazing.
They really went 'over and above'. All tours were excellent and the Ka'ana tour guides were extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable."
Jayne and Keith - June 2016
"Mark and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Belize. It was our first time in this country and it far
exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was perfect for our needs and I liked the fact that we went to Lamanai first.
From the moment we stepped off the plane the people could not do enough for us. All the transfers were on time and the boat trip along the river to Lamanai was a great start to the holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed all the activities provided in the hotel package. We sat at the top of the temple, listening to the howler monkeys at dawn, seeing the mist over the tree tops and watching the sun rise over the river. This memory will stay with us forever.
There was a bit of a delay from Placencia to Hatchet Caye but this turned out to be a bonus as we were taken to the beach resort of
Placencia for lunch and here Mark and I experienced the laid back feel of Belize which prepared us for the relaxed atmosphere of Hatchet Caye. The accommodation on Hatchet Caye was lovely and the uninterrupted view from the duplex was fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and all the staff were very friendly. We spent time snorkelling and went on a couple of boat trips, the first to try and see a whale shark and the second to swim with turtles, nurse sharks and rays. Unfortunately we didn't get to see a whale shark but that didn't deter from the trip as it was a brand new experience snorkelling in the deep sea as opposed to coral and reef beds.
All in all we had a terrific holiday and would like to thank you personally for planning it for us. Mark and I would definitely recommend your travel company and Belize to family and friends."
Deborah and Mark - May 2016
"Well, we are back from the most fantastic holiday we have ever had! Everything worked incredibly
smoothly on the trip - all transfers were perfect, all locations amazing. We really couldn't fault a thing. Thank you for putting
together the itinerary for us - it was absolutely perfect and completely met our requirements."
Sam and Family - April 2016
Thanks for organising what was a trip to remember - we had the best time - everything went very
smoothly and all our accommodation was super. Your suggestions were spot on and Black Rock lodge in particular stood out as somewhere
we would have spent an extra few days at if we'd had them. Best trip - the night spotlight safari at Lamanai with our guide Ruben who
was brilliant. So atmospheric, with a clear night so we had the stars above and all the wildlife around us. Thank you for a well
organised and very happy trip - what a great country with so much to see and do and very friendly welcome everywhere."
Sascha and Family - March 2016
We were expecting it to be good but it exceeded our expectations - the people are friendly and
welcoming, environmental issues are clearly important to most of the population. We felt that we achieved a good balance of the
things we wanted - the jungle wildlife, luxury beach chilling and the hippy vibe/beach life at Placencia. We would definitely
recommend it. Overall though a fantastic holiday and your advice and organisation was much appreciated."
John and Brenda - Feb 2016
Belize is an excellent holiday destination, as one can easily combine the rain forest with the marine
life off the coral cayes. Took many tours, found they were all small groups, with very knowledgeable guides. Would most definitely
recommend it and Naturally Belize."
Leslie and Cynthia - Feb 2016
Thanks for arranging the holiday. We had a great time and loved Belize! The accommodations at the
Lamanai Outpost Lodge and at Matachica lived up to our expectations. We enjoyed them both: stunning locations and helpful and friendly
staff. From Lamanai we visited the Mayan ruins, kayaked at sunrise kayak, did the cocktail cruise, jungle dawn nature walk. We couldn't
do the night walk because there was a storm that evening. The guides (Levy and Brenda) were excellent. Had some great bird sightings.
From Matachica we snorkelled Hol Chan and shark ray alley: well-organised, excellent guides. Loved it. We also kayaked out to the reef
by the hotel and borrowed bikes to cycle into San Pedro. We definitely recommend Belize as a holiday destination; it's a beautiful country. It's not spoilt by tourism and has such interesting history, cultures and amazing wildlife. Thank you for the first class service provided by Naturally Belize, we will definitely recommend you!
Laura and Michael - Feb 2016
"Thank you so much for your organisation of our recent Belize trip. You were recommended to us by our daughter and son in law who booked their honeymoon with you in 2013.
You were so patient and helpful, and provided so many options every time we came up with another idea. All three resorts we stayed in were delightful in their own different ways, from the " rustic " feel of Lamanai, then successively more luxurious as we went to Hamanasi via Chaa Creek. All the travel arrangements you made went without a single hitch.
Belize has so much to offer, wildlife, history, beaches, diving, we would most definitely recommend it."
Brian and Patricia - Feb 2016
"Wow. Just Wow. What a country! The people, the food, the locations, the flora and fauna. And it's eco! A country that really seems to care for it's environment and the other creatures that live in it. We could learn a lot from them. Can't thank you enough for all your help and arranging. We would highly recommend Lamanai, Bocawina Rainforest Resort, Belizean Nirvana and Pelican Pouch. Would go back to each of the places in a heart beat! "
Daisy and Jack - Jan 2016
"Naturally Belize, means naturally brilliant. Short and sweet but says everything." Sue, Jim & Wills - Jan 2016
"We had a truly amazing time in Belize. Thank you for all your work getting us out there given the relatively short notice.
Chaa Creek and Matachica were both brilliant in their different ways, what was common between them was how genuine all of the staff were and
how they truly did seem to want to ensure we had a great holiday. The guides at Chaa Creek were excellent, we did a raft of things while there,
and they were very passionate about nature, the environment and their homeland and clearly clued up on the subject in hand (be it Xunantunich,
bird watching, their horses etc). We are very sad to be back and left wanting more, which is a great thing."
Edward and Katharine - Dec 2015
"We had a super time in Belize! Pook's Hill was gorgeous. The setting, guides, food and gin all super!
We tubed and swam most evenings in the river, bird watched every morning with before breakfast and enjoyed all trips. We absolutely
adored the ATM cave, had an amazing guide! We shall remember this day forever as very special indeed. (Well recommended)! We visited
the ruins at Xunantanich, which were so impressive and the boys particularly loved the ferry and howler monkeys. Same day Pook's Hill
treated us to lunch at local restaurant "Benny's" and we all ate Pibil washed down with Belikin, with our guide who was so interesting
and brilliant - we were expecting a packed lunch! Pook's is very special and a real gem!
En route to Hatchet we swam in the Blue Hole sink hole and saw many sights on the Hummingbird Highway. Hatchet Caye again was so relaxing and a very special place. Staff were first class as was food, snorkelling, sailing and accommodation. We couldn't believe how reasonable for such a private and exclusive resort! We would definitely recommend not only these two fabulous places but Belize as a super destination to all our friends as it was truly magical and so unspoilt. We were so well looked after and really couldn't say anything negative at all. Your details were very thorough and everything ran like clock work, first class! - thank you! Belize was one of the best destinations and experiences we've had!"
Heather and Benjamin and family - Dec 2015
"What a fantastic destination. Something for everyone. People lovely. Felt Safe. Food good. Well put together itinerary. Karen listened to what we like to do and really hit the mark with what was organised. Great information pack to take with us. Very happy!"
Lavinia and Family - July 2015
"Young James and I had the trip of a lifetime! It was all wonderful, if I had to pick a favourite leg of our adventure it would be the jungle and Hatchet caye. Truly truly magical places with the nicest people on resort to look after us. Top marks to you and everyone involved. We will most certainly see Hatchet Caye again one day."
James and Family - August 2015
"Really really recommend Belize, beautiful, lovely people and we felt really safe and looked after for the whole trip. It was the best holiday I think we've ever had! Thank you sooo much for organizing it."
Kali and Family - June 2015
"Belize has loads of variety to offer in a small country, English spoken widely which removes some of the angst. We only met friendly, helpful people. Accommodation at Caves Branch was not super luxury in an absolute sense but top class for a jungle lodge. From Caves Branch we went on a jungle walk, river tubing trip, tour of Mayan Ruin and a birdwatching tour. All were of the highest quality. Hatchet Caye was very special - made us feel like millionaires."
Eileen and Bruce - June 2015
"Belize was truly delightful and the two centre holiday a real joy. We chose to stay at Chaa Creek and Matachica and felt it was excellent value for money. All tours were very good, small groups, informed guides with a strong safety culture. I would thoroughly recommend Belize, the two centres and your company. It was first class, a treasured memory."
Robert and Helen - May 2015
"We had a lovely holiday and with your help, we got the balance of destinations just right.
Lamanai was a great place to stay in the jungle with the mix of Mayan ruins and nature. One highlight for us was the boat trip to get to the lodge. A fantastic start to the holiday. We were lucky that for most of the activities we were the only people and had Brenda, a very knowledgeable guide, to ourselves. We loved the night walk, the ruins and the spotlight safari on the boat. Food here was good. I very soon learnt to ask for small portions as I just could not manage the amount of food we were given.
Hatchet Caye was a good choice for a few days on a quiet island. Dave enjoyed diving from here and I went on a snorkelling trip. We were lucky to see nurse sharks, sting rays and turtles. Quite an adventure! The staff at all three resorts were very good but at Hamanasi they seemed to go the extra mile. Everybody was friendly and knew our names within a day. The treehouse accommodation was fantastic. We would certainly recommend Naturally Belize. A first class service giving us a memorable holiday."
David and Lorraine - April 2015
"What can I say!?..........What an amazing trip and adventure. A part of Belize has come back home with me. Just wanted to say thank you for organising a first class trip with memories my children, my husband and I will remember for a very long time. The service was impeccable. The people amazing and having Lamanai at the end of the holiday was the icing on the cake. Utterly beautiful. I want to go back tmrw please :)"
Nathalie - Apr 2015
"We have just come back from the best holiday we have ever had visiting Guatemala and Belize thanks to the brilliant organisation of Nicola at Naturally Belize.
We can not praise the company enough. Our holiday included 6 flights, 4 road and two boat transfers, stays in 4 different hotels/lodges and 2 guided tours and 4 day excursions. At no time were we worried that our itinerary would go wrong, we were confident that Naturally Belize had it covered!
Naturally Belize had recommended the lodges and they were perfect for our needs. Pook's Hill being one of the most memorable and welcoming places we have ever stayed at. Snorkelling off the beach at Pelican Pouch was another highlight and the Mayan ruins at Tikal and Caracol were unbelievable. So many experiences in such a short time.
Thank you Naturally Belize!"
Penny, David, Rowan and James - March 2015
"Thank you Karen for your recommendations they were brilliant and each place so different, the places you have on your books are exceptional. Everywhere we went our transport and transfers went like a dream shame it can't be so outstanding here. Loved Lamanai and all the staff and guides.
Black Rock so pretty and again wonderful staff and guides.
Shame about the biting insects at Hidden Valley which could ruin your holiday despite every prevention and insect repellent under the sun, but makes up for it with the lovely rooms, nice staff and guides and the gastro dining.
Loved Pelicans Pouch and our little house 'Herons Hideaway' was just a shame the weather was not at its best whilst we were there but still idyllic and again lovely welcoming staff.
Mark snorkelled with nurse sharks which made his holiday.
Victoria House was just the perfect end to our holiday able to relax and reflect on all we had done and to also have the opportunity to integrate a little more with local life.
Flying into to Belize City from Ambergris we had Tapir's at the end of the runway what an ending, you don't get that at Manchester airport!
All in all a wonderful experience put together by you so seamlessly by you."
Sue - Feb 2015
"Just a note to say thank you for a wonderful holiday - it started brilliant and then just got better and better. People great and organisation went like clockwork."
Barrie - Feb 2015
"Just a big thank you to Karen, for being so patient and helpful. Talking to someone who knows the place was really useful and I can't think of anything that I would have done differently. It has just whetted my appetite to go back and visit other places in Belize."
Desna - Feb 2015
"Would definitely recommend Belize as a destination. It was a long journey, especially on the way back but a culture we hadn't experienced before and a beautiful destination."
Mark - December 2014
"Once again we had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed Belize. We loved Chaa Creek, plus the 4 days at Chabil Mar. The organisation from your end was superb, all ran well and truly the holiday couldn't have been any better. Many thanks again, we will recommend Naturally Belize to others without hesitation."
Caroline - December 2014
"Thank you for tailoring a wonderful holiday for us. We will treasure the memories for years to come!"
Andy - July 2014
"Belize is very friendly, easy to navigate and get around. The Tropic Air service is very useful and makes life very easy. Lovely people and all very helpful. Unspoilt country (not sure for how long!) Definitely recommend it."
Nick - July 2014
"Enormously impressed with Naturally Belize. The itinerary ran like clockwork, and we had the trip of a lifetime. Have and will continue to recommend Naturally Belize for their sterling service and recommendations. Thank you!"
Simon - April 2014
"We would like to thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday for us in Belize and Costa Rica. All our travel arrangements, which included nine flights and nearly as many transfers by land, went like clockwork. The various lodges we stayed in were all very comfortable, served excellent food and the staff were helpful and friendly. The guides who took us on hikes through the rainforests were excellent and knowledgeable. This was a very memorable trip."
Di and Bryan - November 2013
"Belize was wonderful as ever. As with last year we were amazed at how friendly and informative all the people were in the lodges and hotels. This really makes a fantastic family holiday."
Helen - July 2013
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us experience the most wonderful holiday in Belize. It is a beautiful country with so much to offer and the people are so friendly, welcoming and helpful. We loved it. From the exquisite bird and animal life and the Mayan ruins at Lamanai, to the fantastic snorkelling at Mexico Rocks, to the wonderful horseback riding through the jungle and aromatherapy at the Spa at Chaa Creek, to the rest and relaxation finally at Placencia. So well worked out. We couldn't have asked for a better holiday."
Linda and Bill
"We are extremely grateful to you for your recommendations we had an absolutely fantastic time."
Robert - June 2013
"Thank you for organising a great trip, we will be recommending Belize and indeed Naturally Belize in the future. Belize is a brilliant place to visit. I think more British travellers knew how much there is to see and do in Belize it would be more popular. We have visited over 70 countries and Belize is already in our top 5."
Ronald - May 2013
"Many thanks for what was a perfect holiday. Everything went as planned and your suggested itinerary was spot on for the mixture of experiences we were are after."
Mark - April 2013
"We would definitely recommend Belize as a holiday destination, in fact we have already been telling friends and family that they should visit! We felt that it offered everything that we wanted from a holiday - wildlife, beach, good food and sunshine. The staff and local people were very friendly and we felt safe walking around on our own. We would love to go back again sometime soon.
James - April 2013
"We had a wonderful time, just such a shame it went so quickly. Thank you for all the organisation, it all went really, really smoothly. We would recommend Belize to people who love snorkelling and diving."
Sally - March 2013