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.

Set in Central Belize, west-southwest of Belize City, Crystal Paradise Resort offers a warm welcome to travelers who are thinking about staying in this area of Belize. It's southeast of the center of San Ignacio.


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 just 18 units, so it's no mystery that we classify it as a moderately small property. Travelers who are trying to avoid big, commercial resorts will relish the simple ambiance at this location. This lodge has earned a rating of 3 stars, for many reasons, including features on-site, amenities, and more.

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 gives this property's facilities and general amenities:

  • Highspeed Internet
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

However, it's best to contact the lodging to make sure the particular activities you have in mind are available. To see more information about the recreational opportunities 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.

Besides what's available on-site, travelers hoping to find extra culinary diversity may also be interested in some of the other local dining establishments. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will discover a limited but good selection of restaurants within traveling distance. It's a good idea to learn which choices are available nearby, though Crystal Paradise does have on-site dining, including Crystal Paradis Restaurant. Click here for more information on this area's dining choices.

Guest Services

This property's guest services, including the one named below, could prove pretty valuable during your stay in Belize.

  • Maid Service

This lodging option also has a useful set of business amenities, so it's considered ideal for those who must bring along business or attend meetings in this region.

  • Phone Service


There are lots of interesting sites and attractions located near Crystal Paradise. Some of these attractions include Green Iguana Conservation Project, Cayo Welcome Center, and Belize Botanic Gardens.

One of the nearest areas of interest from the lodge is San Ignacio. For a fun way to fill your day, take a day to travel to a neighboring city and see what they're all about.

To learn more about what you'll find 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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