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Santa Barbara, California
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I stayed at Caves Branch as a return guest and why would you not? There were a few others who had stayed previously and we were all excited to be back. Tree houses, jungle, a botanical garden and a super friendly staff that help make your stay wonderful. Activities for the adventurous or just base here and explore. The guides...

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SW Missouri, USA
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Last Christmas holiday was our first trip to Belize. Not really knowing where to go or what to do, I did a little research. This eventually led me to an exchange of information with the fine folks at Cave's Branch. First of all, they were exceptionally helpful in arranging our ENTIRE visit, not just the portion we stayed at Cave's...

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear bisbeebuzzard, I have to admit that your review had us all smiling from ear to ear... The description of your entire visit is as accurate as can possibly be! From the room, to the screens, to the food to the adventures- everything you described is sure to give other readers their money's worth in terms of value for every...

netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the tree houses....i have nothing to add. Just admiration for the place and being there. The botanical garden is sheer joy with all birds and butterflies. Personnel is very friendly and the food very rich and ample....

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi hansNetherlands, It was a delight to host you during your recent visit... We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we certainly hope to have you back very soon for a return visit. When you do so, please take full advantage of our Jungle Rewards Loyalty Program!

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved everything about Caves Branch. The staff were all fantastic: friendly and knowledgeable. Our treehouse suspended over the river in the jungle made for the best views of sunrise and sunset. Gong to sleep to the sounds of the jungle and waking up to sunset over the river was one of the highlights of our stay! We did the...

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michela149, Thank you so much for your kind review... we are SO happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. We too would recommend a second visit- to take advantage of the other amazing and worth-while adventures that you were not able to do on your first time! Trust us when we say that these must be experienced to...

New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed in a canopy treehouse for 2 nights in November. It was the highest they had and the view was amazing! A lot of steps to get to the treehouse but worth every one. The staff and tour guides were excellent. They came around each night at dinner to ask which excursions each person wanted to...

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear kablake, It was a pleasure to have you and your family visiting with us...We too wish you had stayed longer. So happy to know that you enjoyed your short visit all the same and please plan on a longer stay next time! (Hope you did get to hear the monkeys?!?) Best wishes from all of us!

Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge 2 years, back to back. This is the most amazing, friendly, wonderful place to stay. As stated on their website, Caves Branch is not for everyone, but it is definitely for the nature lover and those wanting to experience a trip of their lifetime. We will most certainly return to this...

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear patriciakaye2016, IT WAS WONDERFUL to meet you again and be your hosts during your second visit.... Thank you for confirming that our lodge is NOT for everyone but certainly for those who want something different in terms of a vacation experience; something "off the beaten path" and something authentic. We would LOVE to have you return and please remember...

Indian Springs, Alabama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 6 nights in a canopy treehouse and really loved the experience. We went more for relaxation and the treehouse experience, than for the adventure aspect-but we will return for more of that part. Though not a true ‘treehouse’, I think the overall experience is similar, and this gives you more amenities and options. The large space and design...

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear joe s, Thank you so much for your kind review of your stay and our services... You mentioned some really important points that we want to take just to moment to amplify for our readers...The Treehouses- as you correctly pointed out, are not "real" treehouses...they are built however with some of the rooms actually having a real tree growing...

Florence, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

God help me, it's a beautiful place, but Ian can't be dealt with, he has radical opinions and he shares with everyone.. please.. go someplace else.. ! He is abusive and violent with his opinions.. not a good place to get away from the US in my opinion

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IanAnderson, Owner at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Hello .. I would like to start by saying that I am so sorry that the writer felt the way she did.. it is never our or my objective to make anyone uncomfortable, Let alone insult them. Quite the opposite .. Caves Branch sets an environment of fun, excitement, pushing the limits in adventure and personal growth.. and sometimes hving...

Seattle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My finance and I took our second trip to Caves Branch for 4 night from October 28th to November 1st. We stayed in tree house #16 and enjoyed it even more than our first visit in 2015. The adventures we took were the 7 mile cave float with zip lining; the waterfall cave exploration; and the trip to the local...

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Matt B, We are so happy that you visited us for the 2nd time and found your stay to be everything you had hoped and more... Thank you for taking the time to offer your review! Going the all-inclusive way gives folks the leverage of having all of their meals and locally produced bar drinks at a discount rate...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a jungle bungalow and had a fantastic time! The staff was INCREDIBLE, the grounds were beautiful, and the food was amazing. We got a tour of the Botanic Garden with Ella and found the flora and fauna to be incredible. We took a Cave Tour and a day trip to see the Maya ruins at Tikal, and...

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Rhoda G, Director of Sales at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Janna S, We are THRILLED to know that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please come back soon and remember to invite your family and friends to visit too- referrals could earn you another fantastic visit and this time, either cost you less or NOTHING AT ALL! See you soon!

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the lush rainforest of central Belize, Caves Branch Jungle Lodge offers visitors the opportunity to immerse in a culture of mid-range to extreme adventures. From the guest rooms that are open to the sights and sounds of the jungle, some of which are thatched in the ancient style of the Maya to our luxurious Treehouse suites, your experience should be something that must be experienced to be believed and once experienced, truly-never forgotten! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Address: Mile 41.5 Hummingbird Highway | P.O. Box 356, Belmopan, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > Belmopan
Price Range: $213 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“I've seen most of the room locations and whether you are up in the trees or snuggled in the jungle, I think you will be happy.”
  • The view from my deck
 of 5 bubbles Heligypsy, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The treehouses are amazing and have outdoor showers and a bathtub on the deck.”
 of 5 bubbles Michela149, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Canopy treehouse #22 has an amazing view”
  • bedroom area
  • view from outdoor shower
  • living room
  • View from upper outdoor deck of canopy treehouse
  • Bathroom
  • indoor shower
 of 5 bubbles kablake, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Jungle Tree House”
 of 5 bubbles patriciakaye2016, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I really like the tree houses because you have the amazing views.”
  • view from room 16
 of 5 bubbles mattbZ7585VK, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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