Chaa Creek is a luxurious, award-winning resort where, according to Colu Henry, the accommodations are “over-the-top” amazing. But its exceptional reputation doesn't rest solely on the “wildly civilized” rooms. Pioneers in sustainable tourism, owners Mick and Lucy Fleming quite literally carved Chaa Creek out of untamed landscape along the banks of the Macal River. Today, Chaa Creek has a 365-acre private ecological reserve where guests can hike, mountain bike, or horseback ride on maintained trails; spot Belize's beautiful Blue Morpho at the on-site Butterfly Farm; walk with a guide on the Medicine Trail; or canoe on the river. While staff doesn't discourage guests from exploring farther afield, there are plenty of good reasons to stay at Chaa Creek for outdoor adventures.