October 30th, 2013
Inspiration at Ka’ana comes in many forms. One of our favorites is the large collection of art strategically located throughout the resort for the pleasure of our guests. These incredible works of artistry allow our guests to appreciate Belize’s indigenous and colonial heritage, with our hand-selected collection of original paintings, sculptures, carvings, dangles and touches that are all uniquely Ka’ana.
Take pleasure in the one-of-a-kind antique masks and handwoven seagrass baskets overlooking our dining room as they set the ambiance for a meal filled with conversation and enjoyment.
April 17th, 2012
We’ve been working with New York-based designer, Cara Araneta, to upgrade the interiors of our Balam Suites, King and Queen Casita Suites. Her vision was to combine Belize’s colonial heritage and indigenous crafts with expedition influences, scattering antiques like vintage binoculars, cameras, telescopes, and old, military medals. Also, placing English colonial portraits adjacent to local artists’ artworks and using warm, local textiles and patterned accents. Each suite is personally styled. “I wanted every room to tell a story – and feel personal.” Here are some work-in-progress snapshots.
Balam Suite – Detail
Bar Shelving – Expedition Finds
Beaded Shakers – Add Attitude To Headboard
Casita Suite – Queen
Casita Suite – Queen – Detail
Casita Suite – King
Casita Suite – King – Detail
Master Suite – Detail
Master Suite – Private Outdoor Deck & Shower
April 16th, 2012
When we were in Guatemala, we had the pleasure of meeting talented artist, Guillermo Maldonado. He carves his designs into wood and makes limited edition prints that combine bold and graphic colors with an indigenous feeling, but still manage to be contemporary; so fitting for us at Ka’ana: combining modern with an ode to local history. You’ll be able to see his work throughout the resort and his exclusive pieces in the Villas.
A Few Of His Pieces: