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Eco jungle Resort for a true Belizean experience

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs1
Property type estate


About the property

Kantara Ku, means bridges to, and is named for the ease urban visitors are transported from the hustle and bustle of the city into the relaxed and tranquil lifestyle of the rain forest.

Our jungle estate is situated off the Hummingbird highway at mile marker 34 and offers some of the most scenic views of the majestic Maya Mountains. Belize is blessed with some of the most well-preserved and accessible rain forests in the world with a medley of the jungle, rainforest, and mountains. Plus it is only 50 minutes to the Caribbean Sea.

At Kantara Ku, we seek to indulge our guests with the very essence of Belize. The hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, insects, animals, exotic plants, flowers and orchids exclusive to this part of the word, makes time stand still.

LODGING: In our Belize lodging, our cabana's feature decor handmade by local craftsmen.

Be a guest of our Belize vacation rentals and experience the serenity of the tropical forests.

Since 2009 Kantaru Ku has been welcoming guests to an idyllic and undisturbed ecosystem. Visited by vacationers seeking a rain forest retreat, we provide an authentic Belize experience with service to match.

Enjoy meals prepared from the fresh produce and herbs from our gardens and rooms furnished with furniture designed by local artisans. Kantara Ku is an unforgettable experience for families, nature seekers, students and teachers.

The lodge offers guests a choice of accommodations ranging from an entire 3 bedroom villa, a 3 bedroom cottage, or fun and simple cabana/palapa style accommodations.

In addition, we will provide lunch and dinner for an additional cost.


Prices per day:

Main Villa: Upstairs honeymoon suite with private bathroom = $150 per night

2 Downstairs bedrooms of Villa + 1 bathroom = $75 per night per bedroom (downstairs Bedrooms can be configured to sleep up to 6)

Cottage has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom = $75 per bedroom ($75- $150). Sleeps up to 6

2 Cabanas with electricity, and shared bathroom/shower = $35 per person can sleep up to 4 people

More Details

Conrad McGinnis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Both of Conrad's homes were well maintained and had all the amenities advertised and more. The ladies at Kantara Ku provided great food and were extremely friendly. On the island, Shane had us all hooked up with bikes, canoes, a golf cart, and great recommendations for activities. Casa Nirvana was a beautiful place, extremely clean, and perfectly located for privacy and near the beautiful Secret Beach. I have already recommended this particular property owner to several interested friends, and our family is strongly considering a return visit next year. Conrad really set us up for what turned out to be our best family vacation ever.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Stann Creek in Belize

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Cottage - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Villa - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs full tub/shower. Downstairs standing shower
    Cabana - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , shared bathroom for cabanas
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Cottage #3 - 2 Double Bed
    Cottage #1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Villa Downstairs #2 - 2 Double Bed
    Villa Downstairs Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs Villa - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cabana #1 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Cabana #2 - 2 Single Bed
    Cottage #2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • water tubing


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Eco jungle Resort for a true Belizean experience
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful grounds and the pool is wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Karen cooks wonderful meals and the breakfast, which was included in the price was really delicious. She makes the best "jack bread" (I think it is called) from scratch. Everyone was friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

We found the property to be very beautiful! Here are the things we liked : Alex was very hospitable when we first arrived and we enjoyed meeting all the animals. Karen was a fantastic cook and we enjoyed all of her meals. (Plan to have her make your dinner because there aren't many places to eat nearby.) Omar was recommended to us by Conrad (the owner) as a tour arranger and he was fantastic! Conrad was very accommodating as well. We enjoyed the lookout on the hill and it is worth the 5 minute hike.

The things we feel could be improved or would be good to know: Bring and use bug spray! We took our first tour of the property without it and I have lots of souvenir bites to prove it. The wifi isn't wired and is reliant on 4G cell service, which was minimal while we were there, so don't plan 100% on having it and you will be fine. (Apparently it's usually better than that but that was just our experience.)

Overall, we really enjoyed our time here and we appreciate Conrad, Alex, and Karen's hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mt juliet, TN

It was awesome. Jungle experience

  • 5 of 5

A jungle experience. The excursion in the jungle cave experience was the best ever!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Kantara Ku is the perfect location to serve as a home base for inland tours. Conrad is very helpful when it comes to offering advice about what tours to do as well as what areas to check out throughout Belize. His staff at the property are very kind and accommodating, and the food is EXCELLENT. My only criticism is that the cottage room had a loud mechanism that would click on and off any time water was used. Honestly I would have rated the place a 4.5 if I could, and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. The clicking noise that you heard is a pump that pressurizes the water . Since we are out in the jungle we do not have the conveniences of city water like we would if located in the city. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and my staff.
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Tropical Vacation Perfection at Kantara Ku

  • 5 of 5

When my mother first asked me to meet her in Belize for a “girls” vacation, flying all the way from Michigan alone, I was filled with anxiety. Landing in a foreign country, staying in a jungle, no Wi-Fi! All the classic traveling abroad worries flooded my head…

When we finalized the vacation details, I couldn’t believe how secure I suddenly felt; Conrad is nothing short of amazing! He took the time to ask us about which excursions and sights we were interested in, created and itinerary, made sure all of our traveling was taken care of by his driver (worth the expense to travel safely and conformably,) and even gave us a idea of what to pack. He even arranged for his driver to wait for both our arrivals at the airport, making our travel worry free. He even came prepared with cold water!

The drive through the jungle to the Kantara Ku property was something ill never forget. His driver was extremely informative and made sure to answer all of our questions about Belize.

The landscape is absolutely gorgeous- and only gets better around the grounds. There is a (very clean) pool, various animals (I fell in LOVE with his kinkajou,) clean and comfortable rooms, Wi-Fi available, various cabanas for lounging, and a beautiful lookout you can take a short hike to. His chef Elsie- not only cooks fresh Belizean cuisine to die for, she is super sweet and accommodating (anything extra you crave can likely be found at a nearby market.) We wished we could take her home! At the end of the evening we enjoyed cocktails under the stars, opened up all the windows, and slept like babies to the jungle sounds (super cool.) I’d should add that bugs weren’t even an issue that time of year- something we worried about.

Outside of the property we chose to go zip lining, cave tubing, and spent our last day on the mainland doing the famous Mayan ATM cave tour. The zip lining was probably the most fun and adventurous thing I’ve ever done. Cave tubing is super relaxing and scenic, and they even have a tiki bar if you need a refreshment. We saved the best for last, the ATM cave tour. You MUST do this. To sum it all up our Belize jungle adventure was perfection. Conrad’s property is beyond beautiful and accommodating, the excursions are unforgettable, and most importantly, the staff and stay was more than I could ever ask for. I would definitely recommend Kantara Ku to anyone and everyone planning to stay in Belize. You won’t want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Amazing Jungle Adventure at Kantara Ku

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Kantara Ku was much more than I could have imagined! The grounds were lush and beautiful! The pool was gorgeous and inviting, I only wish we had stayed longer to really take advantage of it! We slept with our windows open and although it was hot outside, we slept with fans on and the sounds from the jungle lulled us to sleep! Elsie, our chef, made us home made Belizean food. The food was amazing and Elsie was as sweet as anything! Loved her! Conrad, the owner, had everything arranged for us, from the transportation from the airport to the excursions we chose. We went zip lining, cave tubing, and did the ATM cave tour. Everything we did was memorable, exciting, and just an overall great time! Everyone we encountered was gracious and made our adventure fun! We hiked up to Gunnar's Ridge where there is a large observation deck to relax. The view from Gunnar's Ridge is breathtaking! If you have time to spend, I recommend at least 4 days so that you can really enjoy the property and the many excursions that will truly make for an adventure of a lifetime! Can't wait to go back and I know where I will be staying!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Dangriga or Hopkins
Car: not necessary

Located in the Mayan mountains and just off Hummingbird Highway, one of the most scenic highways in Central America, Kantara Ku is a private jungle estate, preserved to allow our guests to savor the serene ambiance of the rain forest while reveling in the traditions of the Caribbean. Founded in 2009 we have been indulging our guests with the one and only experience.

When you visit us at Kantara Ku, you:

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the natural rain forest with is myriad flora and fauna

See incredibly diverse species of birds, animals, insects, plants and flowers, some of which are only native to Belize

Stay at Belize vacation rentals, visit St. Herman's Caves, the Five Lakes and take a dip in The Blue Hole, a twenty-five feet deep pool at the base of a karsts sinkhole

Visit Xunantunich, the Maiden of the Rock, impressive and covered with Mayan hieroglyphs, and admire the six plazas, surrounding palaces and temples built dozens of centuries before

Visit other jungle covered and excavated Mayan sites and climb to the top of the highest Mayan temple in Belize

Have access to hundreds of snorkeling and diving locations along the longest barrier reef north of the equator

Relish authentic local dishes prepared from the vegetables, herbs and fruits from our organic gardens and orchards

At Kantara Ku we will assist you in creating an ideal vacation plan while you are staying with us in a villa or cottage in our Belize lodging. Equally enthralling for families, corporate get-together, photographers, hikers, cyclists, students and teachers, Belize and Kantara Ku is the perfect rain forest vacation.

Visit Kantara Ku, Belize.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Rates for the Villa are per room $150 for Upstairs Suite,$75 per room for two downstairs villa rooms, Cottage is $75 per room ( $225 for all 3 rooms ) and Cabanas are priced per person at $35 per person ( 2-4)

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50% due at time of reservation, Balance due no later than 30 days prior to check in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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