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Reviewed 11 February 2014

My elderly friend and I did not have a 4x4 vehicle, first mistake; went during the rainy season, second mistake; kept driving after nearly sliding off the road, third mistake. The food was just so-so; we were stuck in our room the entire time which was way big enough for 2 people; it slept 9; and there was construction going...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Since you were a last minute booking and you stayed in the only space we had left, you can hardly blame us for the room being too big or for the unseasonal weather. Most of visitors leave the rental car behind and ride with us which turns out to be less expensive and our driver/guides have...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2014

A group of six of us stayed for a week. We lived in a huge house with 12 beds -- a little over the top! It rained almost every day but that didn't stop us. The teenagers loved the horseback riding and canoeing and caving -- lots of adventure. The adults enjoyed the botanic garden and the fantastic birdwatching. And...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of duplooy's. I'm glad you had a good time in spite of the unseasonal weather. The rains only stop you from doing things when there are flood situations and of course, it's impossible to predict weather anywhere any more. At least it's not cold here! We are now back to sunshine with just enough rain to...

Underhill, Vermont
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We stayed 10 days at duPlooy's and loved it. We stayed in a bungalow, which was roomy, quiet, and had a nice kitchenette; wonderful porch (with hammock) overlooking the Macal River, where we spent a lot of late afternoons. Even the pouring rain (unusual this time of year) couldn't dampen our spirits. The birding was outrageous, from our porch, from...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad that you got to go to the Women's Coop. It is one of the few coops that truly work and we have seen it evolve from a few craft items to what it is today. Well worth supporting. I know that the continental breakfast which consists of coffee or tee, fruit or juice and...

Canada
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We spent 4 fabulous days at duPlooy"s and it was just not enough time. Every staff member was well-informed and friendly yet unobtrusively professional. They proudly educated us about their country and shared their different cultures with us. We were fortunate to stay in the Tree House, in a little world of our own. We were well looked after on...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Uh oh! I just got my responses mixed up and put yours on someone else's review. This is what you get for taking too long chatting with guests on the deck and then hurrying through other "work" Thanks for your review and for visiting us. As always, we are very proud of our caring, knowledgeable staff and the way we...

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stayed at duPlooy's for 4 days and wish I had spent my whole week in Belize at duPlooys. The owner was a great hostess and the staff are outstanding. I really felt I was in the jungle. The lodge is on top of the small mountain and overlooks the river. toucans came and visited us every evening and it...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments. Of course, it doesn't hurt us to be able to live in what is, in our biased opinion, the best part of the country where the people take pride in their history and their work. And really care that you have good food. Judy duPlooy

Mt. Pleasant, SC
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Everything about the lodge is comfortable and welcoming. Our cottage was comfortable and equipped with everything we needed including a hammock on the screened porch. An ideal perch for listening to the birds and watching hummingbirds feed on the ginger and birds of paradise plants growing everywhere. The staff was so friendly and felt like family by the time we...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I remember you as a very gracious Southern Lady on her first jungle adventure, willing to try it all. Your comments mean a lot. Judy duPlooy

Reviewed 16 January 2014

What a great staff and good food! Phillip met us at the airport. Learned he had been at the lodge 17 years. He was typical of the low turnover and loyalty. Judy keeps staff employed in the off season; hence the loyalty. Soon everyone knows your name and you become family. We came back with lots of receipts for food...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing duPlooy's and for your positive feedback. Did you ever think that it's the guests who inspire the staff treat you the way they do and the guests who make me want to hang around and chat for hours. I enjoyed your visit immensely. Judy duPlooy

Santa Maria, California
Reviewed 10 January 2014

My four friends and I had a wonderful time at DuPlooy's Jungle Lodge. If you want to be treated like family and be fed wonderful gourmet meals, this is the place for you. Judy, the owner, is constantly making sure her guests get the best experience possible. The drivers, guides, cooks, guest assistants are fantastic. We highly recommend a visit...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Our staff, particularly your guides, Philip and Victor, enjoyed your company as much as you did theirs. A fun group of adventurous "girls". You make it all worthwhile. Judy PS Victor was grateful for being able to learn how to ride a horse. (LOL)

Texas City, Texas
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We spent several days @ duPlooy's in October. It was low season which was great for us because we had the entire place almost completely to ourselves. It was the perfect place to really relax, unwind & get away from it all! Our comfy bungalow had a wonderful covered porch with seating & hammock swing. Wonderful place to enjoy a...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Shhh! Don't tell anyone how quiet it is here in October or they will all come then too and the next time won't be so quiet. But don't worry because if they do, you will enjoy their company because we are sure that we have the best guests here. Thanks for your review. Judy duPlooy

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I am not sure where the negative review stayed but we stayed at a great resort which felt isolated in the forest. Food fabulous and the service outstanding, excursions wonderful. Our cabana very unique, clean, just great! But you are in a forest not in a condo, so u are living with the forest. Negatives were occasional loss of water,...

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Cayowoman, Owner at duPlooy's Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your defense! And for visiting us. We always say that duPlooy's is not for everyone, but for those who enjoy this type of vacation, it is truly a great experience. We are proud of our all-Belizean staff who are the ones who really work hard to ensure that you have a good time here. Judy duPlooy

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
duPlooy's Jungle Lodge Resort, on the Macal River, an organic property since 1988, now powered by the sun, may just be the Eco-Lodge you are looking for.duPlooy's offers the original "Create Your Own Vacation' package as well as set packages for individuals and groups and custom packages which include other locations in Belize. Whatever you are looking for, we offer a great venue for your Belize Vacation for Families,Romantic Getaways and Honeymoons, Adventure Holidays and more. There is excellent Birding on and around the property as well as many on-site activities.Included with your room: continental breakfast, entrance to adjacent Belize Botanic Gardens, access to trails, use of canoes and tubes from our beautiful Macal River Beach,incredible bird watching from the deck with complimentary morning coffee, delicious meals from locally-sourced meats, eggs and produce. ... more   less 

Additional Information about duPlooy's Jungle Lodge

Address: Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Price Range: €160 - €329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — duPlooy's Jungle Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“La Casona for large families/groups...and plan enough time to enjoy it!!”
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  • The master suite, with spacious private bath and built-in desk...
  • The upstairs sitting area, with kitchen, dining area, parlor, full bathroom, and schoolroom
  • One of the VERY spacious upstairs bedrooms...shared a Jack-n-Jill
  • Another of the downstairs rooms, this one with 2 twin beds...
 of 5 bubbles shannanj2015, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choice of bungalows or multi-room "cabins" with shared bathrooms. All are good choices.”
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