Casa Rana

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From the guest book:

 

Christmas at Casa Rana was outstanding!!!

We had the honor of celebrating Christmas 2014 at the beautiful Casa Rana luxury home and it exceeded all of our expectations. It was our first Christmas in 26 years away home and it was a truly exceptionally special experience in many ways but mostly due to the wonderful owners Richard and Diane. They were amazing hosts,guides,and just truly good,honest people who we feel so blessed to have gotten the opportunity to meet. From the time we arrived Richard & Diane were SO helpful with all of their local knowledge and assistance in helping us schedule the coolest experiences of fishing,catamaran rides,wonderful massages by the sea and going to Christmas church & dinner by boat. Sound magical?? Well it truly was.
The house was beyond beautiful and SO comfortable,relaxing,well stocked with towels,yoga mates,beautiful dishes,utensils and cookware,and super luxurious beds that make you feel like you’re sleeping in a dream…because you are. We would highly recommend Casa Rana to anyone who is looking to stand still in paradise for awhile.

Stayed: December 2014

 

Exceeded Expectations

Just returned from 2 glorious weeks at Casa Rana on Ambergris Caye in Belize. After months of planning with the help of Richard (the owner) we arrived at a beautiful oceanfront home to enjoy a vacation that exceeded our expectations. A 3 bedroom lovely decorated home with a well equipted kitcken, comfy beds, balconeys and decks with plenty of seating and a refreshing plunge pool. Our group, which included 3 of our adult children and 2 of their friends, took full advantage of all that was available to us. We relaxed at this wonderful home, kayaked out to Mexico Rocks to snorkel, took a daytrip on a catamaran to swim with the sharks and rays and also visit Caulker Caye, went to Mayan Ruins, had great Massages on the Palapa, and went fishing. We also had several nice Dinners at local Restaurants and one evening had two lovely Ladies come in and prepare a meal for us. Richard and Diana steered us in the right direction on all these activities, if they recommend something – take advantage, each recommendation was better than the previous one!

Great Home, Great Location, Great Owners. Can’t leave out Omar, the caretaker and Hydro, the Dog.

Stayed: August 2014

 

Great Place to Stay – Great Adventures to Experience

When it comes to our family’s vacations, we have two simple, yet firm, requirements: a great place to stay and great activities to experience, and our recent stay at Casa Rana over-delivered on both.

A great place to stay…….
Casa Rana is a unique beachfront home on the north end of Ambergris Caye owned Richard and Diana. The grounds are immaculately maintained by Omar, and “friendly canine” services are provided by Hydro (Richard and Diana’s dog). The house is beautifully decorated and we made full use of the kitchen to work around some food allergy issues we have. There was more than enough room for the four of us and the media room was great for watching World Cup updates after a long day of diving or climbing ancient Mayan ruins. The bedrooms were awesome and the bath towels felt luxurious after long days on the water.

Richard and Diana offered great help planning our stay and great support during our stay. Just like waiters in a fine restaurant, they were there when you needed them and invisible when you did not. But, it was the little things that stand out like Richard getting us fresh lobster from one of his local contacts (lobster season had just opened), or Diana showing my daughter the best places to hunt for shells (later giving my daughter several beautiful conch shells).

And great activities to experience……..
Richard’s knowledge and network of contacts on Ambergris Caye made planning much easier than if I had to do it from scratch. With Richards help, I was able to put together a plan that included a fishing trip, a tour of the Lamanai ruins on the mainland, scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing trips. I followed Richards’s recommendations on whom to engage with on all these activities, and each one was a pleasure.

Conclusion…….
I highly recommend Casa Rana as a family destination on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The house is perfect for families and you can easily use it as a base for all the activities you plan. Richard and Diana provide great, unobtrusive, on-site support, and the vendors they have built relationships with deliver quality tours and adventures.

A final thought for parents…..
Wake up an hour before your kids, have a cup of coffee on the front patio, and relax. The view is amazing.

Stayed: June 2014