According to investigative reporter Linda Kinstler writing for “The Guardian,” TripAdvisor.com is no ordinary travel website. Around 456 million people use the services of this essential resource monthly to undertake some aspect of their travel planning.

That’s “one [person] in every 16 people on earth,” notes Kinstler; a remarkable accomplishment since TripAdvisor has only been around for a little over 20 years.

“When a respected service provider like TripAdvisor began awarding us Certificates of Excellence over the past 10 years, we knew that we were doing something right and we used these annual awards to showcase our commitment to excellence,” said Douglas Thompson, Managing Director of Belize’s Black Orchid Resort. 

“Being named to TripAdvisor’s 2019 Excellence Hall of Fame is icing on the cake. A majority of our guests rely upon TripAdvisor for guidance when planning their vacations year-round, so we understand the enormity of this honor and are proud to add it to our other accomplishments, not the least of which is being consistently rated as the #1 hotel/resort in the Belize District,” he added.

First established as a small, luxury haven for guests seeking a secluded retreat in the heart of Belize that’s also in close proximity to the Philip Goldson International Airport, Black Orchid Resort’s small size appeals to travelers in need of relaxation that is also close to the nation’s wealth of natural and activity hubs.

With just 16 rooms, 7 luxury suites and 2 villas on site, travelers have no need to leave unless they want to. Onsite gourmet dining, a swimming pool, gift shop and conference center are all provided to guests as well as access to tours that include scuba diving, snorkeling, Mayan ruin tours, cave tubing and jungle trekking.

“As Black Orchid’s spokesperson, I can assure you that our staff is most responsible for every TripAdvisor award we’ve been proud to hang on our walls,” said Thompson. “Their dedication and willingness to go the distance for every guest staying at our resort is nothing short of remarkable. Guests rave about our service, cleanliness, safety and the beauty of their surroundings. Without our personnel, this recent Hall of Fame designation wouldn’t have been possible.”

For more information about Black Orchid’s TripAdvisor honors or to receive additional information about the resort’s accommodations, amenities, and tours, please contact the staff at +501 225-9158.