Black Orchid Resort, located on the banks of the Old Belize River in the idyllic village of Burrell Boom, has once again received a number one rating from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel information website.

In 2018 alone, more than 618 travelers from around the world rated Black Orchid Resort favorable with glowing reviews. Based on this enthusiastic feedback, TripAdvisor has declared that Black Orchid is, once again, the #1 highest rated resort in the Belize District of Belize.

“We are extremely happy to be awarded this distinction from TripAdvisor,” said Douglas Thompson, owner of Black Orchid Resort. “Every day, we work hard to make sure our guests are cherished and treated just like family. We are very grateful that so many of our guests have written such positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

Some of the recent reviews that helped Black Orchid earn its #1 ranking include:

“This place is awesome. It’s away from the busy city right on the Belize River. The staff is very friendly and helpful, especially our tour guide Walter. He is very nice and personable, with lots of local knowledge. The food is fresh and delicious. The rooms are clean and spacious. I would most definitely stay here again.”

“The Black Orchid has become our pre-dive go to place when we arrive in Belize. We’ve now been to Belize a number of times and started staying here about 8 years ago when it was suggested to us. The purpose of our trips have been dive travel and the Black Orchid is the perfect place to stay prior to heading out to one of the atolls. We make arrangements ahead of our travel and the shuttle driver is always waiting for us at the airport. Our luggage is taken care of and a short drive later we have a peaceful and safe place to stay outside of Belize City.”

Black Orchid Resort opened its doors in March 2006. In 2006, the resort was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, a distinction that has continued unbroken every year since. Founded, owned, and operated by Belizeans seeking to provide a superior guest experience, Black Orchid Resort caters both to international travelers and the local market. It’s onsite restaurant, Pan Di Riva, is a popular eating spot with locals and visitors alike and regularly hosts special events and live music performances.

TripAdvisor was founded in 2000. More than 500 million reviews have been written by more than 315 million members on its website.