After two full days running around western Belize following HRH Prince Harry during his Royal Visit it was truly a heavenly experience to kick back and relax in the natural surroundings of the Cayo District. It was my turn for the royal treatment as the magnificent door of my personal mansion opened up and greeted me to Mahogany Hall Luxury Boutique Resort.
The newly opened luxury boutique hotel is truly a jewel of the jungle as it sits on the banks of the Mopan River and boasts eight unique colonial-style rooms that take you, as they say, “back to the comforts and services of an era long past”. And truly, my breath was taken away by the sights and sounds from the viewing deck as I stepped through Mahogany Halls huge front doors.
You can clearly hear and see the Mopan River as it cuts through the lush tropical jungle. The best part of it all is that you can enjoy the sights and listen to the soothing sounds of the rolling waters of the river from wherever you are in the resort. From the rooms to the bar, pool and two dining areas there is nothing but spectacular views all around; the eco-friendly resort is peaceful, quiet and really magnificent.
Oh Yeah! The Monkey Room! Well I got the hookup from my good friend Jonathan Cariddi (Big Up to Mr. Greedy’s Pizzeria) and was booked in the only room available at the moment which was the Honeymoon Suite, aka the Monkey Room.
The suite offers old world charm and elegance, featuring tropical hardwood floors, high ceiling, a king size (hand carved) mahogany bed, ceiling fans, local art & handicraft from Belize, Guatemala & Mexico. If you look closely at the bed you will know why they call it the Monkey Room, plus it’s the “Honeymoon Suite”.
I also got some time to relax under the warm sun on the wooden deck before jumping into the river that is just a few steps down from the resort. This is such a plus for Mahogany Hall and makes it that much special and a fantastic place to stay in Cayo. Mahogany Hall is located at Bullet Tree Village just outside San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District. Click Here to view their website.
Enough of me rambling; I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.