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Bird's Eye View Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

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

    Cons

  • Undistinguished, blocky buildings
  • no-frills guestrooms

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Bird's Eye View Lodge 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 20 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals, all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 09-12-2013

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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.

    by bthomas, 12/15/13
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    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.

    by staceybraun, 5/19/11

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