Crystal Paradise Resort

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Crystal Paradise Resort

Crystal Paradise Resort is one of the few resorts in Belize that is still owned and managed by a Belizean Family, the Tuts. It is located in the lush jungle and alongside the beautiful Macal River, a secluded location surrounded by tons of fruits trees among many other species of trees; these trees serve as home to over 200 species of birds within a 3 mile radius. With over 20 years experience in birding, the Tut brothers make this resort a paradise for birders.

Situated in Central Belize, west-southwest of Belize City, Crystal Paradise Resort welcomes customers who are thinking about lodging in this area of Belize. If you're wondering, the center of San Ignacio is to the northwest.


All Cabanas at Crystal Palace Resort are fully screened, have private bathrooms, and personal verandas with deck chairs and hammocks.

Regular Rooms

Regular rooms are the most economical choice for guests. They do not have he signature thatched roofs and private porches, but still have hammocks and deck chairs.

Valley View or Garden View Thatched Cabanas

These cabanas feature views of the Macal River Valley or the immaculately kept gardens of Crystal Palace. The rooms contain either a queen-sized bed, a double bed, or two single beds.

Garden View Loft Family Cabanas

Four of the thatched cabanas feature upstairs lofts, which allows more space for a family to reside. These rooms have additional beds, allowing up to eight people to stay in the room.

Beyond Paradise Timber Frame House

This unique timber frame house is the resort's newest offering. It is the perfect place for couples, families, or friends that want a real encounter with nature. It has a master bedroom upstairs with a queen and a twin bed and a relaxing area with two hammocks, it also has a full bathroom with an amazing jungle view. Downstairs is fully furnished with a huge rustic dining table that sits up to eight people, and a kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal. There is a full bathroom downstairs, a washer and dryer, a queen size bed, and a leather sofa set, one of the sofas is big and comfortable enough for an adult to sleep. It has a loft with hammock and also a fully screened porch with hammock and clam chairs. The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden, it has all the privacy you need in a fenced yard and a private parking area.

Crystal Paradise has a total of just 18 units, which makes it a small option. Because it's a cozy and charming place, it is popular with travelers who enjoy a less commercialized atmosphere. This lodge has received a rating of 3 stars, based on numerous measures, including on-site features and overall experience.

Activities and Amenities

The Tut brothers are always available to go the extra mile. They enjoy taking guests on tours of the surrounding area, including historic sites and natural habitats. Some of the features of the property include a 10 minute trail to the river and a medicinal trail.

For this location's general amenities, take a look at the following list:

  • Highspeed Internet
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

If you're looking forward to something in particular, it's best to contact the lodging because these details are often in flux. Visit this page to read our in-depth discussion about the activities available at Crystal Paradise Resort.


Home-cooking is the name of the game at Crystal Paradise Resort, where guests are served meals overseen by the matriarch of the Tut family. The open air dining room overlooks the jungle, making each meal all the more enjoyable.

Besides what is available on-location, guests hoping for more culinary variety might also think about some of the region's other local restaurants. Visitors staying at Crystal Paradise Resort will discover a limited but good selection of restaurants close-by. It's never a bad idea to learn which choices are available nearby, despite the fact that Crystal Paradise offers some dining of its own, including Crystal Paradis Restaurant. Click here for a more detailed discussion about food in this area.

Guest Services

Guest services at this property, including the one below, will help you take full advantage of the lodging and the surrounding area.

  • Maid Service

Also provided are a couple of business amenities, helping to keep the visit productive, if one must bring business along while attending this area.

  • Phone Service


You will find lots of attractions situated near Crystal Paradise. Some nearby places of interest are Green Iguana Conservation Project, Cayo Welcome Center, and Belize Botanic Gardens.

Among the closest notable areas to the lodge is San Ignacio. For a fun way to fill your day, escape for a day trip to a nearby town to explore the sights and sounds they have to offer.

To see the full article about what else is near Crystal Paradise Resort, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Cristo Rey Village, Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 834-4016

Secondary Phone: (501) 610-5593



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