Fodor's Expert Review Maxhapan Cabañas

55 Av. Pueblo Nuevo, Caye Caulker, Belize District, Belize Fodor's Choice

This sandy hidden gem, which is shaded by a century-old breadfruit tree (mazapan in Spanish), is off the water but still an utter oasis––and hands-down the island's best value. Butter-yellow wooden cabanas house the three rooms, which feature hardwood furnishings and hammock-slung verandas, as well as microwaves, purified water, and other amenities. The spacious grounds feel like a tropical secret garden. You can picnic outside or mingle with other guests at the raised palapa (bring your own Belikin). The co-owner Louise Aguilar ("Miss Louise," as she is known) is a delight to speak with and offers a trove of knowledge about her native Belize. Reserve early: this inn is almost always fully booked (despite the fact that bookings must be done over email).

PROS

  • wonderful Belizean owners
  • darling cabanas and beautiful grounds
  • such a bargain

CONS

  • not waterfront and no pool
  • sometimes buggy
  • no restaurant on-site

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
FamilyGreen
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 226--0118
Website:

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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