In 2007, Chantal Gerbe, originally hailing from France, bought little Frenchman Caye and embarked on a labour of love. She personally planned and oversaw development of Royal Palm Island, known as a ‘caye’ (pronounced key) in Belize. The original intention was to simply build a nice home for her and her husband to relax away from the city lights and to have some space to welcome friends and family.
Having spent two years in Belize travelling and visiting other parts of the country, it occurred to her that most visitors to Belize will spend time between the rainforest and the beach and she went in search of suitable inland partners. A short time into this journey, she found and fell in love with a beautiful 60 acres property overlooking the Belize River nestled under the canopy of the rich rainforest. The idea to build her own inland resort was born. The property will be known as “Dream Valley” and yes, the clue is in the name. Dream Valley Jungle Resort was opened in February, 2012.
On February 25 an opening ceremony was held and our Resort was open with 4 Deluxe rooms along whit 2 Suites. Later we grew and added 2 more suites and a amazing Spa. As we are a Jungle Lodge we make nature a key in pleaseing customers so we established a Butterfly Farm and a Orchid walk along with our nature trails.You will see personal touches and attention to detail from Chantal throughout the Lodge.
Dream Valley has a wonderful resident Manager, Yaima Duany. Yaima met Chantal in Switzerland and after visiting Belize she decided to make a life changing move to make Belize her personal home. She enjoys being close to nature and the natural flora and fauna which surrounds Dream Valley jungle Lodge. Yaima who works hard to ensure that your inland adventure is one of luxury and tranquility. She wants each person to experience how dreams do come through at Dream Valley no matter how big or small.
As Chantal expresses in her native tongue “Bienvenue chez moi, je vous souhaite un agreable sejour.” – “Welcome to my home, I wish you a pleasant stay.”