- Its location: on the beach in Southern Belize (go beach combing as the sun comes up), near reef and rain forest jungle, exotic flowers, birds and wildlife
- Its size: a small boutique spa where every guest feels special, and yet it will be large enough to offer a full range of treatments with our six friendly therapists
- Our adventure experiences: snorkel, dive, hike, kayak, fish, Mayan culture, are carefully integrated in to our relaxing therapeutic services
- Our accommodation: luxury air conditioned rooms and suites, where you can pamper yourself and feel safe and relaxed
Butterflies Spa Treatments:
Massage: You are on vacation, so why not aim to add at least one different massage to those you have tried before. We offer:
- Butterflies Signature Massage - $85
- Hot and Cold Stone Massage - $110
- Deep Tissue Massage - $95
- Sole Escape Foot Reflexology - $45
- Sunset Duet Massage - $225
Consult with our Spa Specialist to make sure that the massage you choose is the right one for you. Have a massage for two and end with a relaxing soak in our elegant sunken tubs, a glass of wine, soft music and candle light.
Wraps: Think of the butterfly as you lie in your own blissful, thermal, cocoon, feeling the rich, therapeutic mud or herb wrap cleanse your pores, increase your circulation and relax your muscles. We will help you choose the Butterfly Cocoon Wrap that will fit your needs, leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed. From $85-$95.
Follow with a shower or aromatic soak in our sunken Tub, and finish with a gentle massage to leave you floating back to your room, like our signature Butterflies.
Scrubs and Polishes: A refreshing way to cleanse, rejuvenate, exfoliate and revitalize the skin, with our range of natural salt and herb scrubs and polishes. Enjoy the removal of the product with warm towels, and then relax as we apply a moisturizing body lotion that leaves your skin feeling soft as a baby and as beautiful as a butterfly. From $85-$95.
Facials: Our range of facials detoxify, tone and revitalize tired, stressed, skin. Skin is left clean, refreshed and revived. Ideal after a day spent in the warm southern sun, snorkeling the reef, climbing Mayan Temples, or exploring the tropical rain forest jungle of Belize. From $70-$105.
Hydrotherapy: Our elegant sunken tubs add to the Butterflies Spa experience. Guests may choose to start their spa treatment with an Ocean Detox Bath or other relaxing, preparatory treatment, or end their spa experience with a glass of wine, candlelight tranquility and an aroma fusion bathe.
Since Greek and Roman times the benefits of a tranquil bathe, have been recognized as soothing to the mind and contributing to the general well being of body and spirit.
Experience our Belizean foot bathe, take the time to indulge yourself with a full body soak, or as a couple experience the delight of "an aromatic tub, a glass of wine, and thou" for the ultimate experience. From $30-$50.
Jetlag Defrag: With air travel the way it is today we hate to see guests arrive feeling stressed and scratchy. We have the ideal solution with the Butterflies Jetlag Experience, a gentle but effective pressure point massage on your head, neck and shoulders, a relaxing and refreshing moisturizing treatment for face and eyes, and a gentle massage to take away stress and strain. Guaranteed to ensure a good night’s sleep and a relaxing beginning to your vacation - $35.
Hair Style/Recondition: Wrap your hair in our signature hair reconditioning treatment after exposure to sun and sea.
- Have your hair gently blown dry and styled for your romantic dinner
- Be adventuresome and try braiding for that Caribbean look
- Return home with silky hair, sun-kissed highlights and elegant styling. From $35-$50.
Check out our special Bridal Package to make sure your hair fits your romantic beach wedding fantasy. Bridal hair and makeup $85.
Pedicures: Have ten beach-ready painted toenails, and smooth legs, as you leave winter behind and get ready to soak up the sun. Your feet vacation in a fizzing mineral soak and are cleansed by a warm sugar scrub to gently exfoliate and smooth the skin. A moisturizing volcanic clay foot mask deeply hydrates in preparation for a relaxing foot and calf massage. Choose an exotic nail coloring that reminds you that you are truly Caribbean-ready to enjoy your vacation! From $35-$45.
Manicures: Have fingers and toes to match with exotic colored nails, which shriek “I'm on vacation!” Prefer the buffed look? Relax with a hand and arm massage with eucalyptus mint, and enjoy having your nails shaped and buffed!
Or maybe this is the time to have an elegant French nail polish to fingers and toes. You are on vacation – your choice is our pleasure. From $28-$40. PS: If you break or chip a nail drop by the Spa and we are happy to help.
Yoga and Meditation: We are located on a quiet and beautiful, ten mile beach. We already offer Yoga as the sun goes down, and as the year goes by we plan to offer Meditation and other relaxing experiences to our spa services Our Butterflies Spa Serenity Room is a wonderful place to take time to relax and think of who you are and what you want out of life – go home with the techniques that will help you cope with all the pressures and stresses of everyday life.
Butterflies Boutique: Butterflies Boutique is now open, offering a wonderful range of vacation “must-haves”, and economical skin, hair and body care products.
Check out our swim suits, wraps and sandals, and elegant, Central American, jewelry, hair clasps and ornaments.
Or just drop by to see what Butterflies is all about and spend a peaceful few minutes drinking our Signature Fruit Smoothie in our flower filled courtyard.
Mayan Ruins: Our tour starts with a 3-hour drive up the Hummingbird Highway to the Cayo, Belize's most Western district. The Hummingbird is considered to be the most scenic drive in Belize, as it winds its way through the Maya Mountains. On our journey we will pass many small villages as well as the nation's capital, Belmopan, and the bustling market town of San Ignacio, which sits high above the Macal River. We stop here to view the ruins of Cahal Peche, which have been partially restored and provide excellent examples of classic period structures. You will enjoy lunch at one of a selection of restaurants along the way. Our journey continues West and brings us within a mile of the Guatemalan border. Here we will cross the Macal River in a hand cranked ferry to access the large Mayan site known as Xunantinich (shoo-nan-toonich). This fascinating ruin has several plazas and a large selection of classic period structures. Those ambitious enough to hike to the top of El Castillo, the tallest structure on the site, will be rewarded with panoramic views of Belize and Guatemala.
Reef Snorkel: We begin our journey with a tour through the Belize Cayes and proceed through the cayes to the barrier reef. The Belize Barrier Reef is the longest unbroken barrier reef in the world, stretching some 200 miles, spanning the entire length of Belize. See a multitude of coral formations and swim amongst a wide variety of brilliantly colored tropical fish on this full day of snorkeling and swimming adventure. Your guide will make several stops along the reef enabling you the opportunity to snorkel in warm, crystal clear waters filled with a multitude of fish and coral. Your guide will swim along with you and point out the many sea creatures that inhabit this massive reef system including lobsters, eels, nurse sharks and several varieties of rays.
Jaguar Preserve Hiking: After breakfast we set out from the Lodge and proceed through pristine wetlands on our way to the Southern Highway. On most days the air will be clear enough to see the majestic spire of Victoria Peak (3,675 ft.) and the distant Maya Mountain Range. We soon arrive at Maya Center and the entrance to the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve. We stop briefly to sign in and to view the beautiful hand-carved slate plaques, baskets, clothing and jewelry made in the village by the local Mayan Indians. We then continue into the dense tropical rain forest of the Cockscomb Basin, which has a total protected area of over 100,000 acres. Your guide will then take us on an established trail and as you walk, the guide will interpret the flora and fauna that makes this park such an amazing place. The preserve is believed to have the world's highest density of Jaguar as well as several other cat species. You will end your trip with a hike up to a beautiful waterfall and natural pool where a quick dip will provide a refreshing experience.
Birds of Paradise: We depart the Lodge at daybreak and drive a short distance to "Toucan Sittee", a small guest house located on the Sittee River. The drive will take you to areas where they are large trees that attract many species of birds including aracari, parrots, toucans and parakeets. Toucan Sittee borders the Sittee River where there are many large trees known to attract birds. As you view the bird life here you will be served a delicious breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, juice, coffee, and fresh baked breads. We will make our way through Sittee River Village to the site of the Serpon Sugar Mill ruins. The trail down to the Sittee River will take us through pristine rain forest, across several small streams and past giant stands of bamboo. The river is home to many species of birds, so you will want to stop here to observe the proliferation of bird life that abounds in this area.
Jungle Horseback Riding: Our tour begins with a brief ride through a fragrant orange grove. Then the trail takes us into the mysterious greenery of the tropical rain forest. A new world envelops us as we ride under the canopy of vine-entangled palms accompanied by the call of exotic birds. 350 different species of birds have been counted in this area which is directly adjacent to the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve.
Caves Branch River Tubing: This amazing tour begins with a two hour drive up the Hummingbird Highway and originates at Caves Branch which is an area well known for its many caves and limestone mountains. Here we will acquire our inner tubes and headlights and proceed down a path to the Caves Branch River. The 30 minute hike takes you through the rain forest and is full of interesting sites. A tour guide will explain the flora and fauna that you encounter on your way to the the river. Once at the river, we begin the floating part of our adventure and during the next hour or so will drift slowly down the river entering and exiting several huge caves. These caves are fascinating geological formations and contain several species of cave dwelling animals including cave spiders and bats. At the finish of this tour through the depths of the earth you will be treated to a delicious barbecue lunch.
All of our rooms are air conditioned and are equipped with a safe for your valuables, a fridge, water cooler, coffee maker, hair dryer, CD player and ceiling fan. The Owners Suite has a full kitchen, three bedrooms, four baths with additional sleeping accommodation in the library and media room.
Nearby attractions and activities:
We are close to a number of Belize's national parks, Mayan ruins, and world famous diving and fishing.
We are located in the Stann Creek District, South of Belize City on the mainland coast of Belize. Our resort is located just one mile south of Hopkins Village.
Ultimate Adventure Spa Week
Held only four times in 2008, our Ultimate Spa Experience is limited to eight guests who share a seven night, eight day, Ultimate Adventure Spa Week they will always remember.
Your spa experience combines unlimited spa treatments with a private, guided, introduction for each group to the magic of the Belizean and Mayan culture, and the natural world of reef, rain forest, river and lagoon.
The locus for activities for the Ultimate Adventure Spa Week is the luxurious Owners Suite. A 3,400 square foot luxury retreat, overlooking the beach with a panoramic view of beach and sea. Here you can choose to start your day with morning Yoga, before a breakfast of fruits and proteins, served by your own chef on the veranda or Owners Suite dining room.
Chose a spa vacation where your biggest decision is which spa treatment you have first, and whether you first go for a gentle swim, a stroll along the beach, or a more energetic jog?
Your spa treatments each day are interspersed with the opportunity to experience Belize. This will include a snorkeling or scuba outing to the reef, a morning bird watching trip, or sunset cruise, up the Sittee River. Jungle horseback riding or a visit to the worlds only Jaguar Preserve. A visit to a Mayan Medicine healer and a walk along her medicine trail, before visiting the Mayan site of Xunantuanich, and perhaps your choice of a river tubing through Mayan Caves or Horseback Riding through the jungle.
Each evening you will meet a local expert who will give you a short background to your next day's Belizean adventure. Learn more about the Mayan and Garifuna culture, the brilliant coral of the undersea reef, or jungle flora and fauna.
Ultimate Adventure Spa week guests will each have their own room (unless they choose to share with a friend) in our three bedrooms in the Owners Suite, one of our two Beach front Veranda Suites, our Spa suites or Beach front Casita's. They will be able to watch the sun and moon come up over the Caribbean from our large, 40' by 15' veranda, and watch the sun go down over Victoria Peak from our back veranda. Meals are served on the veranda or in our first floor living/dining area. Our Owners Suite also has a library with internet service, and a Media Room with Satellite TV and DVD. All rooms are air conditioned with hot and cold, filtered drinking water, coffee makers and fridges.