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Northern Belize Hotels

Bird's Eye View Lodge


  • On shores of Crooked Tree Lagoon
  • Delicious meals made with local ingredients
  • Breezy second-floor patio with great lagoon views


  • Undistinguished, blocky buildings
  • No-frills guestrooms

Updated 09/12/2013

Fodor's Review

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.

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Hotel Information


Bird's Eye View Lodge, on lagoon, Crooked Tree, Belize



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 20 rooms
  • No meals; All meals

Updated 09/12/2013

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By bthomas

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Dec 15, 2013

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I was surprised to read about the other reviewers comments regarding their stay at Birds Eye View Lodge. I would like to remind them that they were in a remote village in a small country. Those who stay at BEVL stay there for the birds, nature, experience of a new culture and wonderful people. I've stayed there 7 times, there were times when the lagoon water was low and other times when it was very high. It's a gamble just like any vacation spot.

My family and I fell in love with the people that owned the lodge. We would look forward to seeing them as much as the birds and wildlife. The food is local cooked by the local women and there is quite a variety. As for the TV and air conditioning, I would suggest a Marriott in Florida for your next vacation.

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May 19, 2011

Bird's Eye View Lodge Review

starting our vacation in belize with this hotel and the"cashew festival", using the term "festival" VERY losely, was a horrible way to begin our first trip to belize. the hotel is on a lake that has almost no water, so the canoes and boats were useless. there really isn't a town to go to, no stores, restaurants, anything so you are really stuck with what the hotel offers. over priced meals, with no selection offered, over priced wine,1 tv which is

in the lobby (with no air conditioning). i just can't say enough about how disappointed we were.

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By Jo

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Aug 2, 2005

Birdwatcher's View of Bird's Eye View Lodge

This was the most Belizean lodge our group of 11 stayed at in March 2005. The rooms were modest but clean and comfortable with A/C. The handmade quilts on the beds added to the friendly atmosphere. The staff was polite, very friendly and accommodating. Verna Gillett, the gracious owner, was on site much of the time and wanted to know if something more could be done to make our stay more enjoyable. The ethnic food was excellent and the entire group

enjoyed the change from continental menus at the other lodges. Drought made the lagoon less attractive than normal but the birding sites were close by. The river cruise on Spanish Creek was beautiful and very productive for birds. For non-birders the river excursion to Lamanai, a scenic Mayan site, was outstanding. We had two excellent bird guides, Leonard and Felipe, who located target endemics for us. They were fun people and obviously good birders.

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