Upmarket Belize hotel offers anniversary bargains

The San Ignacio Resort Hotel in San Ignacio, Belize, is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a family owned property by offering guests the opportunity to experience its newest luxury accommodations at a 30 percent discount through the end of June.

Opened in September 1976 by local businessman Escandar Bedran, the hotel has been accorded numerous honors over the years, including being chosen as the venue for hosting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in February 1994.

The intimate 24-room deluxe hotel showcases a contemporary and Mediterranean style lobby with marble columns and floors along with an exotic hardwood staircase. The resort has recently undergone a major remodeling which included a new air-conditioned Baroque themed Lobby Bar, a formal dining room, and an extended outdoor seating area.

Royal Suite Master Bedroom, San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Belize
Royal Suite Master Bedroom

Centrally located within a 17-acre private estate in a lush tropical setting on a hillside along the Macal River, the resort offers the unique feature of providing luxury at "the only jungle in town." The property is just a five-minute walk from downtown San Ignacio. It is also just a short walk from one of Belize’s ancient Maya temples known as Cahal Pech.

It has earned honors from the Belize Tourism Board, which gave the hotel the Hospitality Award 2015 and named it the Hotel of the Year in 2012. It is considered a three-and-a-half star hotel and has earned a rating of four and a half of a possible five points from the readers of TripAdvisor.

During the anniversary special the hotel is offering deep discounts on its two recently introduced luxury suites. The Royal Suite, which sleeps up to four people, can be booked for $462 per night through the end of April, and for $416 per night for stays in May and June.

The Master Suite, which sleeps up to three people, can be booked through April for a rate of $392 per night and for $353 for stays during May and June. Rates are valid for minimum two-night stays and do not include applicable taxes and fees.

Master Suite Living Room, San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Belize
Master Suite Living Room

In addition to the reduced rates, the “Suite Deal Special” includes complimentary on-site tours, butler service, breakfast each morning, a Green Iguana Conservation Tour, a Medicinal Trail tour and early morning bird-watching.

San Ignacio is a small town in western Belize located on the banks of the Mopan and Macal Rivers in the country’s Cayo district. The inland town is approximately 70 miles west of Belize City and about eight miles from the border of Guatemala. The area offers activities including tours of nearby Mayan ruins, jungle tours and cultural tours as well as outdoor activities including caving and tubing, water adventures and zip lining.

The country's major airport, Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City, is served by direct flights operated by American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) and United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) from the U.S. and WestJet from Canada. San Ignacio is approximately a one and a half hour drive from BZE.

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