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The Orchid Bay Beach Club is a brand new eco-friendly resort community on the Northern coast of Belize. It is a private and quiet getaway - perfect for those who need a retreat away from it all to relax and enjoy nature in style.
Our ocean front Casita is recently completed and located at the Orchid Bay Beach Club on the Bay of Chetumal. It is in a prime location in the resort and very well appointed.
The Orchid Bay Community is refreshingly different in feel and flow, much like the beautiful people and nature of Belize. Enjoy all the modern conveniences of home year round with gentle breezes that invite you to swim, sail, fish, paddle board and hike amidst Mother Nature's finest. Take a stroll through our preserved nature trails. Take a dip in the pool. Put your feet up and feel the breeze while sipping your favorite drink on our front porch, the beach, or under the Palapa swinging in a hammock. Whatever your pleasure, Orchid Bay offers an idyllic retreat from the Every Day.
The Restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and drinks for our guests from 11am-9pm 7 days a week. Most guests choose to cook some of their own meals, and grocery shop right outside the airport in Belize City before heading in to Orchid Bay. Our on site Guest Services Representative can also assist with obtaining whatever you wish.
Car or boat shuttles can be arranged to take you to the airports, Corozal Town, Chetumal, or wherever you want to go. A trip to Ambergris Cay for Cay Cauker is also a short plane ride away for the amazing diving, snorkeling, or taking in the sights of the bustling island and reef. There is information at the Welcome Center Kiosk right next to our Casita.
There are several ways to get into Orchid Bay. If coming by land, the remote location takes you over dirt roads through farmland, small villages, as well as cross two hand cranked barge bridges. Guests arriving by boat come directly to the end of our dock. Flying into Belize allows you to see the diverse landscape and waters this beautiful country has to offer.
The local currency is the Belize Dollar, and the exchange rate is pegged 2:1 to the US Dollar (so it doesn't fluctuate). Conveniently for Americans, the US Dollar is widely accepted and the native language of Belize is mainly English and Spanish.
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Mike and Nancy are from New England. 'We love spending time with family and friends while enjoying the beautiful coast of Maine.'
Nancy Baker Snowman purchased this house in 2010
'We often travel to warmer climates for business or pleasure, and have seen many beautiful places. We were invited to visit the Orchid Bay Beach Club in 2009 and instantly fell in love with the place. We knew right away that we had to buy a home there. Of all the resorts and developments we've seen over the years, this one is the most unique. It is a great place to either live, invest, or simply go for vacation. We're thrilled with our Casita, and hope those that stay there will enjoy it as much as we do.'
Orchid Bay is designed to be a peaceful community. The Caribbean Sea is always warm and inviting so you can enjoy swimming, sailing, fishing, boating, and paddleboarding anytime of the year. But the fun doesn't stop at the water! Hike through the lush tropical rainforests of Punta Alegre, home to unexcavated Maya ruins, an early 20th century chilero camp and crystal clear Barracuda Lake. Explore the Mayan Ruins at Cerros or visit the Butterfly Breeding Center at Shipstern Reserve just a few miles away. Take a stroll through our preserved nature trails or take a dip in the pool.
Wonderful one bedroom cabin, referred to as a casita. Close to the water, pool and bar area. The kitchen was better equipped than mine at home. One should have a car as the location is rather remote but access to boat taxi and shopping is available. Any problems were taken care of almost immediately. Being close to the bar is great for Internet access from the screened in porch but does make Friday evenings a little noisy but all that ends by 11:00pm. Would definitely stay here again.
We loved the bay at Orchid Bay. Beautiful water which gradually got deeper. Made it great for swimming/boating/kayaking/paddle boarding. The water is aqua, but milky from sediments on bottom. Bottom is gooey with rocks (wear water shoes.) Casita we stayed in was very nice. You have a good restaurant in Orchid Bay, and we found good food at Copper Bank Inn. Also local taco place in Consejo Shores. Be prepared for very rough roads and going over two hand-cranked ferrys on the way, which is very quaint and interesting, but allow for extra time to to get there. Try to travel in daylight secondary to road conditions and poor signage. Gas stations few and far between; plan accordingly. Go with a 4 wheel drive rental.
Owners were very helpful in providing information. I would recommend that anyone who stays and plans on seeing the local sites needs to rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle, if traveling during the rainy season. Some roads can get a bit muddy. You can hire a local driver, but it is just as cheap to rent a vehicle for the week. The resort is beautiful with a pool that looks out over the water and the restaurant/bar is close to the infinity pool. The pool swim-up bar was closed because it was the rainy season, but the waiters were there to hand you a Belikin [local beer] at a moment's notice. If you plan to cook yourself then shop before you arrive as it is an hour drive and two ferry crossings to get to Corozal.
The Casita is air conditioned and well appointed.
Stephen, the manager for the Crimson Orchid Inn Bed & Breakfast and the Orchid Bay Resort was very helpful in setting up our tours and getting anything we needed. If you like to do the B&B then it doesn't get any better than this.
The Tradewinds Restaurant changed management while we were there. Dave and Taylor are making changes in the menu, so I am sure that you will enjoy new items to entice your palate!
Orchid Bay is a residence resort that has a bed and breakfast, rents out casitas, homes and eventually condominiums [under construction]. There is no high pressure sales pitch or presentation that they try to force you into. If you ask for information they will give it to you, but it is so low key, it makes me want to go back now! The local ex-pat community, are a great bunch of folks! They welcomed us with open arms and gave us the lots of advice on what to see and do.
If you want a vacation to chill out, read a book, paddleboard, enjoy the weather, bay and the jungle, maybe take a Mayan Ruin tour or spend a day learning how the local Mennonite community lives and then unwind, then this is the place to go. While you’re there stop by the Copper Bank Inn Bed and Breakfast, on Saturday afternoon, say hi to Phil and Dove and join the locals’ dart tournament. Teams are drawn out of the hat and you will have a great time, even if you have never played before.
There is no TV, but they have DVD’s and internet. If you expect to be entertained and party hearty every night then go to Cancun or Cabo.
This is a taste of Belize that meets the needs of travelers off the beaten path, but still makes you comfortable and left with wanting more. I give it 2 THUMBS UP and 5 stars! I would go back in a heartbeat!
The beachfront casitas is beautiful and comfortable. Great food at the Black Orchid restaurant, just a short walk. Beach, dock, and nature trails are right there.
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3 night minimum stay
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