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Mableton, Georgia
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98 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

On a recent trip to Belize to scout out the area as a potential site for college student study abroad opportunities, two colleagues and I stayed at Monkey Bay. Matt and Marga Miller, the owners and caretakers of the wildlife sanctuary, picked us up at the airport and provided transportation for us through the week long stay. Monkey Bay is... More 

2 Thank Barbara K
Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at Monkey Bay two years in a row on a service project. The food is amazing, the staff are dedicated and very kind and professional. The area has been transformed to be a beautiful eco-friendly place to experience Belize. The bedrooms are all very humble and simple, but they are clean and comfortable. Monkey Bay is a... More 

1 Thank travelvida5
Belize District, Belize
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2015

This was an excellent option for our family since we wanted to trail the Ruta Maya River Challenge, visit the Belize Bird Rescue Centre, Guanacaste Park and visit the Zoo. THis was a great location and the kids enjoyed it.

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Stayed here for two nights as a single traveller. Fiona the manager and Matt the owner and family were lovely to me, taking me along to the zoo, and looking after me when I was sick and lending me a charger when I forgot mine! Room was comfortable, had fan, desk and big bed, and the site was good too.... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

I had the honor and privileged of meeting Matthew Miller the founder of Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. He and his wife are early pioneers in ecology and environmental studies determined to protect their wildlife sanctuary along the highway to Belmopan and Sibun river in Belize. As a not-for-profit education and training center Monkey Bay is well known for its early... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Matthew could not have been nicer to our kids - they are still talking about the animals a year later. Excellent adventure, even though they had flown all night. Such kindhearted people - even returned them to the Savanna Guest House afterward.

1 Thank shoot4moon
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

More for group and students, we've been there as individual during the low season. We and the little wood house, the most beautiful room of the resort. The room was not so clean (dead frog and a lot of ants for example), I think it was the room was not used too much on that time. They should may be... More 

1 Thank Sebas72201
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

My colleague and I accompanied 14 college students to Belize for two-weeks. MBS seemed conveniently located to a few things we were interested in doing (Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belmopan, and the Belize Zoo), so we arranged to stay at MBS a few days. Once you added up costs, including meals and programs, we were pushing the limits of our budget.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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197 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is an amazing place to stay while doing research, community service, or exploration of Belize. They can arrange for any experience that you can dream up; the food is great; the personnel are accommodating and amazing. Accommodations range from basic to comfortable, but all are very clean, comfortable, and bug-free. The focus is on sustainable living featuring recycling, composting,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

From the outside Monkey bay just appears to be a campsite, but on the inside its a very special place. The staff are fantastic-very kind, welcoming, and curious to learn from you. They want you to enjoy your experience and do their best to ensure an amazing time. When reading reviews about the food, I had to try it out... More 

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Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is an environmental education center offering Belize Study Abroad experiential learning programs and training opportunities while serving as a model of conservation land Stewardship. Our goal is to guide our guests and students in experiencing the natural wonders of the tropics and life in a developing country, recognizing the diversity of human potential through other cultures. We do this from a peaceful natural setting within a 1070-acre private protected area at our Monkey Bay campus where we experiment with sustainable living technologies and conservation land management ... more   less 

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Address: Western Highway, Belmopan, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > Belmopan
Number of rooms: 72
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“Check with managers as to whether a student group will be present at the same time decide on how distant or close you want to be located.”
 of 5 bubbles KariC680, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in one of the newer dorm rooms downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles morningstar1953, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Mountain View Cabin has best scenery as long as you don't need air conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles 2395Deb, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The Mountain View cabin has a beautiful view of the Belizean Mountains. All rooms are quiet.”
  • Office on lower level; dorm above at Monkey Bay
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraK385, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms looked appealing to me after staying at a less than desirable cabana in Stann Creek district.”
 of 5 bubbles morningstar1953, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
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