We stayed in Villa #4 which is the highest on the hill which has a lovely view of Lake Peten Itza. Our wonderful hostess, Jessica, wisely suggested that we should walk down to the dock across the highway to view the last 20 minutes of the sunset. and it was spectacular. The setting of the hotel is truly great. The grounds are immaculate. The flowers and shrubs are so abundant and varied it betters some the named botanical gardens we saw in Belize.
We are from Colorado, and unused to high humidity, so we found it best to have an A/C equipped room even in the supposed "dry" season. Please check the availability of hot water when you check into your room rather than waiting until your retire as we did. The water heaters are on timers, and due to some power outage problems, our suite and also that of our traveling companions did not have hot water at appropriate times. Also the pools had not been cleaned and as far as we could tell do not recirculate, so we decided not to use them even though they looked so inviting. We got there too late and left too early to get to see the peafowl walking around the grounds, but we saw them in their pen.
Four of us spent one night there and there was only one other couple there at that time. We all had dinner and breakfast together in the open-air dining room/reception area. The food was delicious. Jessica and her staff were super accommodating and were really sorry for the hot water inconvenience. Overall it was a great experience in a boutique nature hotel. BTW, I was told by our guide that the name of the hotel has to do with the Resplendent Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala and important in Mayan mythology.
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