Friday, March 11, 2011

WOW - Another amazing visitor at Kanantik!

Jaguar Visits Kanantik!
While some resorts claim to be located in a pristine, natural environment, Kanantik truly proves it once again! During the evening, a Jaguar walked along the southern edge of Kanantik, and then directly along our beach, in front of our cabanas! These beautiful and elusive animals are very endangered, and we are lucky to have them in our area.
We are very lucky to be located in this area, and we are very fortunate to have these amazing visitors.

Monday, March 7, 2011

River Otter Pays a visit to Kanantik

A very rare sighting at Kanantik yesterday!! A River Otter (real name: Tropical Otter) was seen walking along the beach at Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort. These endangered animals are very rarely seen now, and yesterday's visit was a wonderful surprise.
We think it may have traveled along the creek that runs from the jungle to the sea, and it walked along our beach. These River Otters are small mammals that live in fresh water, and eat mostly fish. This is a beautiful creature, and it was a very special treat to have seen one.

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Visitor at Kanantik

We have had a surprise visitor lately at Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort - a Baird's Tapir. These animals are not usually found near Kanantik because of our proximity to the ocean, however since we are surrounded by a lot of water, they have been visiting us! The Baird's Tapir is the national animal of Belize. Can you guess the national bird of Belize that can also be seen at Kanantik? If you guessed Toucan, you are correct!
The Baird's Tapir is also known as a 'mountain cow'. The image above may be misleading as to its size - these animals can grow to 800 pounds! Not bad for an animal that forages on leaves and fallen fruit.
We first saw footprints of the Tapir two weeks ago, near our access road, by our kitchen, and by the beachside near the cabanas. So, if you wake up one morning, step out of your cabana onto your wraparound deck, and see our friendly Tapir, don't be alarmed. Just realize that you are lucky to have seen Belize's national animal.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Agoutis at Kanantik

A Hungry Agouti visiting Kanantik

Kanantik has lots of visitors - even very small ones! Agoutis are small rodents, related to guinea pigs. They live in a small family, and their lifespan is up to 20 years! The mother and father Agouti are mates for life.
These vegetarian animals eat fruits that drop from nearby trees. They particularly enjoy the local coconuts, as their strong canine teeth are able to make a hole in the cask allowing them to drink the water and eat the pulp.
Our friendly local Agouti, which tend to be quite shy, are now used to our guests at the resort, and often pose for photos - like this one! Agoutis are but one of the many species of wildlife guests can witness firsthand at Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kanantik - Named Best of the Best

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort

named to

Conde Nast Traveler

Gold List 2011

Conde Nast Traveler magazine has just released its super-exclusive Gold List, and Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort has been recognized as one of the Best of the Best for 2011. This ultimate list of the Best Places to Stay in the World, was selected by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler.

The Gold List was carefully chosen based on data collected from the magazine’s anual Readers’ Choice Survey. Among the criteria used for grading the resorts included Rooms, Location, Design, Service, Activities, and Food. With an overall score of 90.4, Kanantik was the only resort in all of Belize to be chosen for this prestigious recogntion.

Roberto Fabbri, Kanantik’s Managing Director and Owner, comments “All of us at Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort are honored to have been recognized in such an exclusive list by the world’s preeminent travel magazine. There are literally thousands of hotels and resorts worldwide, and Kanantik was selected to be amongst the very best. It is a true testament to the hard work of our amazing staff and their personal attention they give each and every resort guest. We simply could not be more proud to receive this tremendous recognition, and we are honored to be voted Belize’s premier resort.”

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort is located on 300 acres in the Stann Creek District of Belize, a short flight, to a private airstrip, from the capital city. With only 25 beachfront Cabanas, Kanantik provides a truly relaxing and truly authentic Belizean holiday. The Belize-inspired individual cabanas at Kanantik are fully air-conditioned, and feature thatched roofs, spacious outdoor decks, four poster beds, large private bathrooms, and soaring ceilings. Easy access to the Resort’s 1,300 feet of private, palm-fringed sandy beach allow guests the opportunity to relax in luxury and seclusion.

Many exciting adventures are available at Kanantik, including pristine scuba diving with the onsite dive operation, wildlife tours including birdwatching and visits to the neighboring Jaguar preserve, trips to ancient Mayan ruins, kayaking, river canoeing, snorkeling, and so much more.

For more information, please contact Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort at:

Toll Free: 877-759-8834

Friday, January 14, 2011

Kanantik a GOLD LIST Resort!

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort was named to the very prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine's Gold List for 2011!

The 2011 Gold List is the most exclusive, exotic, and amazing hotels in the world as chosen by Conde Nast Traveler.

As the only resort in Belize chosen for this prestigious list, Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort is recognized as being amongst the Best of the Best in the world.

There are six categories by which the Gold List nominees were judged, and out of a possible score of 100, Kanantik scored a remarkable 96.2 on the quality of the Rooms. The Design of Kanantik, as well as its amazing location, scored an amazing 92.3.

Roberto Fabbri, owner of Kanantik, states, "Being recognized as one of the Best resorts in the world is a tremendous honor for all of us at Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort. While our location, individual cabanas, traditional design, and amazing activities make us special, it is the friendliness of our staff and unsurpassed service that truly delivers that incredible Kanantik experience. The entire team at Kanantik is truly honored to have received such a prestigious award and recognition."

CLICK HERE to view Kanantik's listing on the 2011 Conde Nast Traveller Gold List.