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.

Positioned in Central Belize, west-southwest of Belize City, Crystal Paradise Resort offers a warm welcome to guests who are thinking about lodging in this section 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 grand total of 18 units. Hence, it appeals to vacationers who prefer a unique and personalized atmosphere.

With respect to overall style, amenities, and ambience, Caribya! has assigned this lodge a rating of 3 stars. Learn more about our Caribya! star ratings, and why they are usually lower than ratings from Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

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.

The list below displays this property's facilities and general amenities:

  • Highspeed Internet
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

If you're looking forward to something in particular, it's best to check with the front desk since the specifics tend to change. To view an in-depth article about the types of recreation and activities available at Crystal Paradise Resort, click here.


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.

In addition to dining options on-location, guests hoping to find further culinary variety might also want to consider the region's other local restaurants. Those staying at Crystal Paradise Resort will find a small handful of restaurants within traveling distance. It's a good idea to decide which nearby choices your family will enjoy, even though Crystal Paradise does have dining of its own, including Crystal Paradis Restaurant. For an in-depth look at this area's options, click here.

Guest Services

Services offered by Crystal Paradise Resort, including the one named below, will help you take full advantage of the lodging and the surrounding area.

  • Housekeeping

The property also has a useful set of business amenities, which can be an asset to people who must bring along business or attend meetings in this region.

  • Phone Service


Guests will encounter many interesting sites and attractions in the vicinity of Crystal Paradise. Some of these attractions include Green Iguana Conservation Project and Cayo Welcome Center.

One of the closest areas of interest to the lodge is San Ignacio. If you want to find even more attractions and fun, have yourself a side trip to a noteable nearby town to familiarize yourself with new sounds and sights.

For the full discussion of what's located near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Cristo Rey Village, Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 834-4016

Secondary Phone: (501) 610-5593



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