Jaguar Reef Lodge

2 acres - US$5,000,000

Jaguar Reef Lodge is an established destination resort with a profitable track record over the last thirteen years and enjoys one of the highest occupancy rates in Belize. With fourteen luxury thatch-roof cabana style guest rooms, and four two-bedroom suites, the Lodge was created with comfort in mind. Artistically raked sand around tropical vegetation lines the tiled pathways leading to each air conditioned cabana or suite.

The resort sits on two acres with 321 feet of prime Caribbean beach frontage. Stretching for miles, the world-class beach offers fine golden sand and ideal swimming conditions as well as easy access to offshore cays, coral atolls and the barrier reef. The water is normally crystal clear and has no strong currents or undertows.

The resort has an excellent location; close to the village of Hopkins in the central coast district of Stann Creek. It is also near the Sittee River, waterfalls, Mayan ruins and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, plus many other natural attractions.

The main lodge, which features the largest thatch roof in the country, contains the dining rooms, bar, and a reception area with a connecting office. Located across from reception is the gift shop which features local art work.

Jaguar Reef Lodge also manages the four 'Colonial Suites' next door as well as the adjoining Almond Beach Resort which is a 12 room 4.5 star facility. An additional 8 rooms will come under management in Fall of 07' and an additional 10 rooms are under construction and will come under management in Spring of 08'. This will bring the total number of rooms under management to 60, making Jaguar Reef Lodge the largest resort complex in Southern Belize.

The existing accommodations and central amenities are built to an excellent standard, the facilities and services provided are highly rated by guests and the staff is exceptionally friendly, welcoming and helpful.

The new 'Butterflies Spa', adjacent to the Lodge, opened in April 07 and is truly a world-class facility. This new facility provides a wide range of spa services to the guests of Jaguar Reef Lodge as well as its 'sister' resort Almond Beach.

Due to its location, Jaguar Reef Lodge has the opportunity to sell a wide variety of tours that satisfies the broadest range of abilities and tastes. Most guests staying for seven nights go on at least four different day tours during their stay. The tours offered are based on daily outings to the reef, ruins or rainforest. The guides are friendly, well trained and certified; earning them a high level of customer satisfaction.

Staff is comprised of approximately 90 persons, although this fluctuates slightly depending on the season. Most staff members are residents of the two local villages and most have worked for the resort for five years or more. Almost all of the staff members are Garifuna, and they all, without exception, display an exceptional level of friendliness and willingness to provide good service.

The business has been in operation for thirteen years and has fine-tuned its day-to-day activities. It is a smoothly operating business with steady cash flow and a respectable and growing bottom line profit.

The owner is willing to finance up to 50% of the purchase price and will also provide full assistance with transition of ownership. Please contact us for more detailed information and to arrange a private tour of the facilities.

Sales Price US$5,000,000 US

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