Testimonials

What our guests are saying about Mystic River Resort:

"...we LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Belize especially the place in the jungle: Mystic River Resort. It is 5 stars out of 5 as far as we were concerned and it is not plushy but the owners bend over backwards to take care of guests. It is customer service giving this place 10 stars out of 5. I want to make sure to go back and I usually don't say that about too many places since there is so much to see in this world. We had crappy jungle weather and still had a blast. Thank you for sending us there!"

--The Fink Family


“We came to Mystic River for adventure in the rain forest. We had our adventures but your resort was the highlight of our trip. The cabana was wonderful, the veranda overlooking the river was our favorite place to drink the coffee that magically appeared at our door each morning. The manicured grounds almost made us forget we were in the wilds of Cayo. The fireplace in our cabana and the big fireplace in your beautiful dining room were wonderful surprises for a jungle hideaway.

We really enjoyed the wonderful meals we had there 70 feet above the Macal river. Please thank your chef Rose and David the bartender for such wonderful service and gourmet dining.

But most of all thank you Nadege and Tom for being such wonderful hosts. We wish you great success entertaining the many guests we know will flock to your wonderful resort. We will return soon and often.”

-- Bill Ford


“My wife and I have made 6 trips to Belize over the years, but this was the first trip to the mainland. We decided to stay at the brand new Mystic River Resort which is located in San Ignacio.

Accommodations were in a spacious, immaculate cabana with a splendid view of the McCal River and surrounding jungle. The cabana had a fireplace which was beneficial during the cool nights.

Food was very tasty and fairly priced. The menu was varied enough so that dinning was quite interesting. We found the delivery of tea or coffee to our cabana first thing in the morning to be real classy.

The hosts, Nadege and Tom, made us feel genuinely welcome, taking some of their meals with us and keeping us up to scratch on what the region has to offer and the many activities available. They really wanted us to have a good experience while staying with them.

The staff was extremely amicable and went out of their way to make us feel at home, helping in any way they could. In fact, one went and dug some worms so I could go fishing.

There was a large number of different birds on the immediate property. While taking an hour long canoe trip through some easy rapids we must have seen over 20 different species. The McCal River contains a large number of fish with the Snook being the largest. There are also several Mayan ruins within easy driving of the Resort. We didn’t get there on this trip, but they will be there for us next year.

Mystic River Resort is definitely a destination you'll wish to visit. When you leave you will most assuredly have acquired new friends.”

-- Bob &Margaret O'Donohue
Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada


"Our trip to Belize was wonderful. Our stay at Mystic River was exceptional. The tranquility of the resort and the attention to detail from you and the staff was incredible and better than anywhere else we have stayed around the world - including 5-Star establishments. We especially enjoyed our 'little red riding hood" baskets in the morning with coffee and again in the evening with cold beers. We even saw toucans and iguanas in the forest! Our stay was too short but will be remembered for a very long time. Many thanks for a fabulous experience!"

-- Frances and Raymond


"Turned up to check Mystic River out after receiving a flyer from the Car Hire company. On arrival received a very warm welcome from Nadege. Initially decided to stay a couple of nights but fell in love with the place and stayed 8! Accommodation is fantastic: very spacious and luxurious (ours had 4-poster king size bed) with an open fire for cool evenings. We had a fabulous veranda overlooking the Macal River about a hundred feet below, where we sat every morning enjoying tea which had just been delivered to our door.

Leisurely breakfasts were enjoyed viewing the river and numerous birds from the very impressive open sided restaurant, which also sits high above the river.

Mystic River is ideally situated to allow easy access to all attractions in the San Ignacio area if you have a 4x4 and are adventurous enough. If not there are many organized tours available.

After our days out exploring we returned for cold drinks in the Palapa Bar followed by fabulous food and good company in the restaurant. A blazing fire in the large fireplace giving an extra homey feeling.

We highly recommend Mystic River; Nadege, Tom and all the staff looked after us magnificently and we were very sad to leave."

-- Steve and Jackie
Portsmouth, England


"My wife and I recently spent a couple of nights at Mystic River. We have stayed at other resorts in the area and Mystic River is the one resort we would like to return to. Five star service and ambiance on a three star budget. With its peaceful villas perched overlooking the river below you enjoy warm breezes and chatty birds. The resort is well planned, has great food and the hosts are gracious and attentive to your every need. A must stay if you are visiting Cayo and its surrounding attractions."


"My wife Penny & I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Nadege and Tom along with the entire staff at the Mystic River Resort for the personal care and attention we received during our recent stay. To say that the accommodations, meals and service were excellent is an understatement. Literally carved out of the jungle,on the edge of the Macal River, and conveniently located near San Ignacio, Barton Creek Caves, the Mayan Ruins of Caracol, Cahal Pech and Xunantunich, this resort is amazing. Best described as a quiet, pampered package of luxury and value, Mystic River offers everything from adventure tours to the serenity of exotic bird watching. One can't help but be in "Awe" of the local craftsmanship throughout this resort. A combination of a world class 5 Star Resort with the personal and friendly touch of our hosts Nadege and Tom, made our 30th Wedding Anniversary a most memorable one! Can't wait to book for next year! My apologies to all...our amateur photos don't do the resort justice! "

-- John & Penny Henderson


"We almost don't want to give this testimonial because if word gets out about this oasis in the jungle, then we will need to make reservations months in advance. I don't plan that far ahead. In fact, we stumbled into Mystic River because we didn't have a plan. After staying one night in the city of San Ignacio we knew that we had to get out of the city. So we went for a drive, we soon became thirsty and decided to turn into the next place we saw, which lucky for us was Mystic River. The bartender squeezed fresh orange juice for us and we were welcomed with smiles by all the staff. The view and serenity was exactly the Belizean experience we were looking for, and the reason we left the city which is plagued by a cacophony of barking dogs. During our short stay we canoed in the river, the staff even prepared a cooler for our travels. Our meals were superb and followed by great company around the dining areas inviting fireplace. Our private cabana was first class, and I slept so well I did not mind when the vast bird population sang their morning songs. I am looking forward to our next visit to Belize and to Mystic River, were the mountain breeze blows."

-- Dmitri and Jill
Anchor Point, AK