When The Who sang “I Hope I Die Before I Get Old,” they obviously weren’t thinking about spending time in a tropical paradise with their kids and grandkids. There’s no better way to bring postwar progeny and their families closer together, according to the two traveling baby-boomer founders of The Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize.
Proprietor and GM Lucy Fleming said that the idea came out of her own experiences. “I realized that as we mature our growing families become more and more important, but finding the time to experience things together becomes increasingly difficult, especially in this age of social networking, X Boxes, television and all the other technological distractions.
“Sometimes you just want to get away from it all and spend real quality time to catch up with your loved ones, to take walks, explore new things together, share an adventure or just have the space to relax and talk,” she said.
Chaa Creek’s all-inclusive Belize Summer Family Adventure Vacation Package offers discounts that increase with the size of the family groups. A group of four adults receives a 10-percent package discount. Six adults get 15 percent, and eight or more attract 20 percent off the entire holiday. All packages include roundtrip transfers from Belize International Airport or Belize City; a visit to the Belize Zoo during transfer on arrival or departure; thatched-roof cottage accommodations; full breakfast, lunch and dinner; government taxes; gratuities to Chaa Creek staff; guided visits to the Natural History Museum, Butterfly Farm, and Maya Medicinal Plant Trail; canoeing on the Macal River; and guided early-morning bird watching.
Besides the aforementioned and unlimited onsite activities, the three-night Family Summer Adventure offers a choice of one full-day tour and a half-day tour on non-transfer days; the four-night adventure, a choice of two full-day tours and a half-day tour on non-transfer days; and the five-night package a choice of two full-day tours and a half-day tour on non-transfer days. Families can also customize packages with a selection of optional tours and activities. The Chaa Creek Summer Family Adventure Package runs from June to September 2011.