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KA’ANA BELIZE LUXURY RESORT

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Review of Ka’ana Belize: Eco-Luxury at it’s finest

If you’re looking for an eco-luxury experience in the Belize jungle zone, Ka’ana is the place for you. We chose Ka’ana because of their sustainability initiatives and close proximity to the Mayan Ruins and town of San Ignacio. However, there is also plenty to do on-site. Here is our review of this Wellness Travelled approved resort:

Sustainability initiatives:

  • onsite organic garden provides hyper local ingredients for their restaurant.
  • toiletries provided to guests in reusable containers, eliminating small plastic bottles from landfill 
  • rooms are decorated with local Belizean art
  • onsite composting
  • supporting the local community of San Ignacio: special programs to assist the local wildlife clinic, animal shelter, local school, and elderly home. 

Since we started travelling waste-free, we recommend bringing a reusable straw, water bottle, reusable grocery bag, and travel mug when going to Belize. Ka’ana made it very easy to be waste-free – for example our server at breakfast filled up our bottles each day!

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You must meet the resident sheep on the organic farm tour

What to do onsite:

Yoga

  • There is a yoga deck and they offer complimentary classes Tuesdays and Fridays
  • We did our own yoga practice on the balcony in our room

Organic Garden Tour

  • Take a tour of their organic garden and learn about the various fruit, vegetable, and herbs grown onsite. 
  • Meet the three sheep that live on the grounds 
  • Observe the happy chickens roaming in their coop. Eggs are collected and used for the restaurant. These are happy chickens that have lots of room to roam and nest.

Pool

  • Spend an afternoon at the stunning pool sipping a cocktail and reading a book 

Have a cocktail, then eat dinner at their 5-star restaurant 

  • One of our favourite culinary experiences of our entire Belize trip was at Ka’ana’s restaurant. It must have been the fresh food from the garden mixed with a creative and well-seasoned chef because we were in awe. Try the garden salad and the catch of the day. 
  • Plant-based options available.
  • hot tip: get a table close to the beautiful fire pit and ask for s’mores you can roast yourself on the fire after dinner!

Experience a Belizean Breakfast, with a side of Komboocha 

  • They serve american style breakfast but we recommend trying the Belizean style eggs with a tortilla to experience some of the Belizean culinary culture.
  • We were so impressed with the healthy drink options they had – Komboocha, fresh pressed watermelon juice, green smoothie, etc. And of course – coffee served in a French press was such a nice touch!

Take a Mayan Cooking Class

  • They offer onsite traditional Mayan Cooking classes where you can learn to make classic dishes like tamales and corn tortillas.

Helipad

  • For those who want to really live it up, Ka’ana has a Helipad – you can take a helicopter from from BZE airport to Ka’ana to expedite your travels or take a helicopter tour.

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Why have one drink when you can have 3: green smoothie, watermelon juice, and locally made komboocha!

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Rooms:

Casita Suite:

  • stunning design with art from local Belizean artisans 
  • patio for morning yoga and coffee with a view of the forest and river
  • hammock on the front patio
  • they snuck a dessert into our room in the mini fridge! It was so delicious!
  • I was really impressed that instead of plastic toiletry containers they used re-fillable containers to cut back on plastic waste 
  • only room for improvement would be to swap out the water bottles for water jugs
  • room has a TV and air conditioning but we tried not to use either to cut back on our energy consumption

Two bedroom villa:

  • 2,500 square feet
  • private pool
  • gated – highly private space
  • private dining available in the outdoor eating area
  • personal butler
  • two full bathrooms with rain showers
  • highly recommend for families or two travelling couples or a group of friends

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spend an afternoon sipping coconuts, or better yet, book the 2 bedroom villa and lounge by your private pool

What’s Nearby:

  • 10 minute drive to the Xunanchinch Ruins. 
  • 10 minute drive to San Ignacio. We highly recommend checking out the Saturday market and grabbing some fresh fruit or jewelry from the local vendors. 
  • Take a 30 minute drive to Black Rock Lodge to do their Wildside hike
  • One hour drive to the ATM Caves (named the #1 sacred cave in the world by National Geographic)
  • 2+ hours drive to the Tikal Ruins in Guatemala.
  • 2.5+ hours drive to Caracol Ruins. These were only discovered in the 1930’s and the road to get there can be quite bumpy. Drive through the beautiful Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve to get there. 

Unique items to pack for Ka’ana:

  • Water bottle 
  • Travel reusable straw
  • Fitness attire
  • Yoga mat
  • Light sweater for nighttime 
  • Natural bug spray
  • hiking or running shoes
  • bathing suit

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xoxo

Christine & Sarah

Wellness Travelled  Blog

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