- Category: Visiters Comments
- Published on Monday, 12 September 2011 15:33
- Written by Trys
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My girlfriend and I stayed at Orchid Garden for 6 days and 5 nights during the rainy season in July. We enjoyed our stay here immensely and would recommend it to anybody.
At the beginning of our trip, we missed our plane flight because our original flight was canceled last minute, and we tried to catch an earlier flight but didn't make it in time. Christine and Jason were able to accommodate the change of plans and shifted back the activities by one day without hesitation.
The food at the resort was wonderful. We had home cooked meals every day and loved to chat with the company of other guests staying at the hotel. The meals have an oriental flavor to them as the owners are Asian, but I'm sure they could fix up the meal any way you wanted it. I love the fresh juice and fruits that were served on a daily basis.
The service from the employees was magnificent. We did not have a single issue with the housekeeping, drivers, or the waitress. In fact, they went out of the way for us. One morning, when it was raining, someone came to our room before breakfast to make sure we had umbrellas. Another time, we received a flashlight to make sure we could see the path on the way back to our room.
The drivers on the trip were very knowledgeable and friendly. Alfredo and Alvaro both made us feel welcome and at home. Once, we made a pit stop for some ice cream in town, and another time the driver bought a bag of mangos for us from a roadside stand. On the 2nd to last day there, we wanted to buy some souvenirs, so the driver drove us out of his way to town where he waited on us while we shopped around!
The rooms were not fancy, high class suites, but were simple and elegant. It suited our needs just fine after a long day of adventure.
As for our excursions, we participated in an eco tour, went ziplining, went cave tubing, explored a local Mayan cave(ATM), visited Mayan ruins, enjoyed a jungle cruise on a speedboat, and visited the zoo as well as a baboon sanctuary. Let me say that all of these activities were super fun and adventurous! If you're into outdoor activities, you will enjoy the activities Belize has to offer. All of our guides on these excursions were helpful and took care of us.
If you do come in the summer, do bring bug spray, and possibly long pants/shirt to sleep in. The occasional mosquito followed us in the room.
Finally, we were sad to leave the paradise of Belize and Orchid Garden. If we had the opportunity to stay there longer, we would have. Overall, we highly recommend this place. I high expectations of this place based on it's reviews from Trip Advisor, and it did not fail to disappoint.
Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple