July 23rd, 2012
Taken in the One Bed Villa, Photo By Olivera Rusu
“Exceeds Great Expectations”
Reviewed July 10, 2012
My wife and I spent the first several days of our honeymoon at Ka’ana. This Boutique Resort is one of the most delightful places either of us have ever visited. Its accommodations were private and luxurious, outdone only by the personal service of the staff and the exquisite dining experience.
Each casita, though cleverly attached to one other, seemed isolated from the total of 10 that exist on this lush canopied property. They were beautifully decorated with local yet understated flair.The big bed was dressed with crisp clean cotton sheets and a snug-able down comforter which kept us warm in our climate controlled room. Each night the bed was turned down with a personal note and a special desert that seemed to be made just for us. The view from the hammock on our veranda greeted us with exotically colored birds, flowers and other fauna. From there we rarely saw another person, which made breakfast, outside in our provided robes, that much more enjoyable.
The staff at the resort all greeted us by name and with a smile. Their attention to us and our particular taste were never wanting and oftentimes executed behind the scene but never overdone. We felt as though we were welcomed, and appreciated. Everyone seemed to take pride in their jobs and in their culture. All of our questions were answered and all of our needs were met, and then some.
The food was out of this world. Breakfast was served in our room every morning to order, and from a wide selection. Lunch was usually what the kitchen had freshly prepared to order and sent with us in a basket for a picnic. The dinners were exceptional, definitively five star, served in the candle lit dining room, usually alone, by our very own waiter. Our last dinner was a romantic, fireside, five course meal.
The activities we decided to participate in were the nature hike, Mayan ruins, cave canoeing and waterfall picnic. Each was a mini adventure filled with once in a lifetime scenery. My Wife and I were led by our very own guide, Louis, who had an encyclopedic knowledge of the fauna and flora we passed on the way, and who knew answers to almost every question about the Mayan culture.
All in all we had great expectations for our honeymoon. I personally investigated countless resorts in at least 6 different countries on three different continents before deciding to take a chance on Ka’ana in Belize. Neither my wife nor I had ever been to Central America nor had we known anyone to have visited Belize. Needless to say, when I surprised her, at the airport I was a bit concerned, to say the least, about whether it was the best place to share the first days of our married life together. It exceeded my expectations! I know one thing, I will be back to Ka’ana.
Room Tip: Number 9 and Number 10 Casita are most exclusive
Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
July 19th, 2012
Stay at our extraordinary two bedroom villa with a group of friends. Explore Belize on land and water with adventures that will transform into memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy delicious farm to table cuisine at Ka’ana and sip cocktails under the stars with your loved ones.
Watch to pack: Men’s
1. Max Bill by Junghans Stainless Steel Automatic Watch 2. Oliver Peoples Sunglasses 3. Maison Martin Margiela shirt 4. Nudie Average Joe Straight-Leg Washed Denim Jeans 5. Car Shoe suede driving shoe 6. James Perse Crew Neck Cotton T-shirt 7. Orlebar Brown swim shorts 8. Havainas flip flops 9. Miansai Utility Rope and Anchor Bracelet 10. Paul Smith striped cotton beach towel
What the pack: Women’s
1. Day Birger et Mikkelsen ferdousi tasseled scarf 2. Equipment dress 3. Illesteva sunglasses 4. Proenza Schouler clutch 5. Chloe blouse 6. Aurélie Bidermann wrap bracelet 7. ALC skirt 8. Chloe ballet flats 9. Zimmerman bathing suit 10. K. Jacques St. Tropez sandals
July 17th, 2012
We talked to Ka’ana owner / wine curator, Colin Hannan, about his favorite wines in the Ka’ana Wine Cellar. Read on to learn about his handpicked favorites.
July 14th, 2012
Here at Ka’ana we are all about providing eco-conscious luxury to our guests. We believe that keeping the environment clean is important to keep the earth around longer. We have a number of eco-conscious initiatives including our organic garden and our locally sourced building materials for our luxury villas. Below we have a list of some great eco-conscious beauty products that are just as amazing as they are green! Read on to get the details.
July 9th, 2012
Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay V1 TV is both modern and innovative. We love the minimalist design of the product and suggest you record some awesome videos of your adventurous vacation at Ka’ana to later share with friends and family on this TV. Read on to learn more!
June 26th, 2012
Learn about our favorite travel blogs and some of Ka’ana’s press!
We love Lookbooks for all of their great posts on architecture, fashion and design. This blog is always ahead of the curve!
June 4th, 2012
1. SLH iPhone App – Whether you’re looking for holiday inspiration or ready to book your next stay, the Small Luxury Hotels of the World app puts luxury at your fingertips.
2. The Night Sky iPad/iPhone App – Navigate the stars from anywhere with this handy app.
3. Google Translate iPhone App – Communication is key when traveling, so a translator is important!
4. Next Flight iPhone App – If you’ve missed a flight or wanted to see if you can catch an earlier one, then this application is for you.
5. Motion X GPS iPad/iPhone App – This app offers attractive topographical maps that can be downloaded ahead of time so you’re not reliant on spotty or nonexistent 3G coverage in the boonies.
6. Hear Planet iPhone App – Turn your iPhone into an Audio Guide to the World. Everything on the planet is an exhibit that you can hear about no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
7. GPS Trip Journal iPhone App – Capture photos and take notes tied to way points to create a rich, Indiana Jones-style journal of your adventures. This app is great for remembering details for your next trip, organizing tips to share with fellow trekkers, or just reliving your favorite trips.
8. Elevation Pro iPhone App – Tap anywhere on the map or satellite view to get an instant readout of its elevation, based on the internal GPS or USGS surveying. We found it useful for determining which trail to take, or just for our own personal edification.
9. Sunrise iPhone App – Determine the exact time of sunrise, sunset and twilight after and before each based on your precise geographical location.
10. US Army Survival Guide iPad/iPhone App – Deal with anything nature throws at you, army-style, with this thorough survival reference. Chapters on food – and water-finding skills – firecraft and join appendices on plant and animal identification to cover just about any situation you might run into.
May 24th, 2012
1. iPad – To brag – err, post about all your adventures.
2. Sunglasses – When you’re having champagne on top of a Maya ruin, it’s best to have some spectacles.
3. Swimwear – If you come across a secluded waterfall or just hanging in your private plunge pool.
4. Travel Journal – For all the dear diary moments.
5. Evian Face Spray – So we can stay so fresh and so clean.
6. Sunscreen – Jungle sun is so strong.
7. Literature – When you’re down-timing in a Casita.
8. Insect Repellent – Because we all know how annoying itchy bites are.
9. Comfortable Shoes – Let’s be real, exploring the rainforest isn’t the best in Louboutin’s.
10. Sunhat – Best accessory.