Luba Hati means “House of the Moon” in the local Garifuna language, and all of the rooms have names that represent ‘moon’ in some exotic tongue.
The owners’ sense of style gives a graceful air to the resort; from an elegant swath of white lace draped over a bed as a canopy, to a “four-poster” bed made of jungle twisted hardwood, to the colourful handmade bathroom tiles, each uniquely designed guest room has a refined charm. The amenities include direct-dial phones, plenty of hot water, overhead fans, reading lights, a personal safe, and a semi-private balcony or terrace overlooking the courtyard. Although Franco prefers the natural state of the courtyard vegetation, some selective pruning of the trees would improve the view of the sea from the balconies. However, the rooms on the end do have a partial sea view. The four casitas are very large, and right on the beach. Casita amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator and a gas stove.
In keeping with the indoor/outdoor living style of Belize, the entire center portion of the second floor is a wide, covered terrace through which the Caribbean breezes blow. Many a peaceful afternoon could be spent here with a good book, good conversation or a hammock.
From here a stairway climbs up to the rooftop platform, perfect for morning bird watching, evening sunsets, or simply admiring the fabulous panoramic view. One morning, I spotted some bright yellow orioles, many warblers and flycatchers and some birds of prey on the distant shore of the lagoon side of the peninsula.
The day begins with a bountiful, complimentary continental breakfast, delivered to your room each morning, offering tropical fruits and freshly-baked breads and muffins.