Many of the 20 spic-and-span rooms, all with air-conditioning and all recently refurbished, at this modern concrete hotel have views of the lagoon. There's a two-story main building and an annex next door, covered with bougainvillea and other flowers, and you'll find that the friendly service is consistent with Belize's down-home reputation. The best rooms are the deluxe doubles on the second floor of the original building. Camping is available (BZ$20). The hotel's appealing dining room serves filling Creole and American fare. The lodge also offers many kinds of tours, including a "birding-by-boat" early-morning cruise on the lagoon (BZ$50 per person, if there are at least five going), horseback riding (BZ$30 an hour), and a croc-spotting night safari (BZ$200 for up to three). Transportation from the international airport is BZ$150 for up to three persons.
Bird's Eye View Lodge, on lagoon, Crooked Tree, Belize