May 13th, 2011
Ka’ana Invites You To Experience, Explore, Effect Change
Book three nights in a luxury Balam or Casita and get your fourth night for only US$18.00, which will be donated to our Adopt-A-School Program. This $18.00 can pay for a local Belizean child to attend school for a full year.
Ka’ana has committed to supporting the following programs at Succotz Primary School: Bathroom Rehabilitation Project, Nutritional Meals Program, Scholarship Fund and Sports Program.
We also welcome and facilitate donations for playground equipment, purchasing of computers and the refurbishment of classrooms or volunteer work at the school.
Offer Valid For Travel Between May 1st & November 15th.
March 31st, 2011
As part of an industry in a country dedicated to minimizing the impact on the local culture and environment, Ka’ana has been founded on an enduring connection to the land as well as surrounding communities. We recognize the importance of providing our guests with honest luxury, without compromising the sustainability of the region. However, sustainability isn’t only about understanding the environmental impact we make, but about enhancing our guests’ experiences and the relationships we’ve established with local groups.
One such community outreach involves the recently adopted Succotz Primary School located in the village of San Jose Succotz – a mere ten-minute drive from Ka’ana. Of the three hundred and sixty (360) students currently attending, only a few are able to afford the US$18 yearly tuition. Rather than turning the children away, the school’s lack of resources has resulted in a fledgling sports program, inadequate cafeteria and restroom facilities including leaking roofs.
We are proud to support the Succtoz Primary School with a Bathroom Rehabilitation Project, Feeding Program, Scholarship Fund and Sports Program. We also welcome and facilitate donations or volunteer works at the school so don’t hesitate to contact us to deepen your Belize experience by becoming involved in our social initiatives!
March 29th, 2011
We are pleased to announce twenty-three year old Calvin Choco as our 2011-2013 Electrical Engineering scholarship recipient. Mr. Choco will obtain his first degree from Pen Foster’s Career School, where he will undergo training in the categories and classifications of electricity, conduit fittings and supports, residential, commercial as well as industrial electrical installation, heating and lighting practices, and conductor properties.
Mr. Choco, from Toledo’s quaint village of San Miguel, is currently an employee of Ka’ana’s Maintenance Department and has already obtained his first certificate from the Institute for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET). He has also been approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) under the Belize Electricity Act to hold his wire-man’s license. As Mr. Choco recanted his elation when he first received the news of being Ka’ana’s second scholarship recipient, he noted that he is anxious to learn the necessary skills needed to operate and “fix the modern gadgets of our new technologically advanced world”. Congratulations Calvin!
February 24th, 2011
On February 15, 2011 Ka’ana Boutique Resort was featured on AOL Travel News – a web portal committed to provide its online members and other internet users with news on travel. The article, “Five Eco Vacations Sure To Make Travelers Feel Good“, features Ka’ana as the ideal inland locale in the country of Belize for an intimate eco experience. It also highlights the resort’s furnishings crafted by local artisans, its sustainable practices such as the Trade Trees for Travel program; as well as its two-acre on-site organic garden which provides La Ceiba Restaurant with 75% of its herbs and vegetables daily.
Ka’ana recognizes the importance of providing our guests with honest luxury, without compromising the sustainability of the region, and as such we’re mandated to enhance our guests’ eco experience.
January 27th, 2011
We’re constantly reminded that a little goes a long way and this note from the lovely residents of the Octavia Waight Centre did exactly that. Short and simple, yet profound in its ability to make us feel like we’re a part of something much bigger than ourselves. The home currently serves twenty-five elders with accompaniment, food as well as shelter, striving to keep them active and healthy. Their mission is to empower their residents by providing services and an enabling environment to achieve aging with dignity. To carry out this mission, therefore, they rely on the generous assistance of community foundations and members. If you’re interested in supporting this worthy cause feel free to contact us for ideas and facilitation.
August 5th, 2008
To contribute to the current global initiative to reduce carbon emissions, Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa, a new luxury resort located in the Cayo District of Belize, has implemented the Trade Trees for Travel program for guests. The program offers guests the opportunity to plant a tree on property and offset their own personal carbon footprint.
“As a 15-room boutique resort, Ka’ana isn’t doing an extreme amount of damage to the environment, but this program gives us the chance to combat the climate crisis, while also encouraging guests to do their part,” said Nick Davies, general manager of Ka’ana and the mastermind behind the new program.
Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa sits on terrain that has been farmland ever since the Mayans once laid claim to it. The new Trade Trees for Travel program will add to the lush vegetation and fruit trees that already adorn the property by planting a variety of trees, including mahogany and ginger.The program is completely subsidized by Ka’ana.
The new Trade Trees for Travel program isn’t the only thing Ka’ana is doing to give back.The resort has been preserving the landscape and the local culture since its official grand opening in September. All of the furnishings throughout the resort are crafted locally and made with local products/wood and the unique artwork in the rooms was purchased from local artists. The resort also grows a majority of its own produce in an organic garden, which is used by Chef Manolo Castillo to prepare his signature dishes.
With a perfect balance of luxury, adventure and relaxation, Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa is a haven for travelers seeking the ultimate Belizean experience.