Incredible Turnkey Business Opportunity Near Chunox and Copper Bank on Chetumal Bay
Act now and reap the benefits of the new road under construction between Corozal and Sarteneja that will allow significantly easier access to this well-established hotel for sale within the Orchid Bay development.
The Crimson Orchid Inn started out as a bed and breakfast but has now expanded to full hotel status offering full meal services and a full-service palapa bar on its expansive rooftop that attracts locals and guests alike for views of Chetumal Bay during the day and endless star-gazing at night. A few steps from the rear courtyard is a screened-in palapa designed to be used as an outdoor yoga studio. Large screened-in porches on both floors of the main structure provide bug-free outdoor dining and space for relaxing. A short walk brings you beachside on Chetumal Bay and the waterfront amenities of Orchid Bay, including a restaurant and bar, infinity pool, and pier.
A Waterfront 9 Suite Hotel For Sale
The hotel for sale boasts 8 standard guest rooms with ensuite baths and a single queen bed or dual twin beds. The 9th guest room is a spacious “Bridal Suite” with a king-sized bed and a massive ensuite bath with his & hers vanities, an enclosed toilet closet, a custom tile shower, and a mosaic-tiled soaking tub for two. Guest rooms have low-maintenance tile floors and locally sourced, Mennonite-crafted furnishings. All rooms have individual mini-split air conditioning units.
A well-appointed commercial-grade kitchen supports meal preparation for the hotel. With combined indoor and outdoor seating, there is sufficient dining space to accommodate a full capacity crowd of 18 guests in one sitting. Expanding to outdoor terraces and screened-in terraces on the second floor and the rooftop terrace, a significantly larger group can be easily served for special events making this a very flexible entertainment venue. A living room space adjoins the open concept kitchen and indoor dining space. Two owner/manager suites are located on the main floor, each with ensuite baths. There is also a small office. Laundry facilities and two additional outdoor accessible restrooms for use by guests and bar patrons are located on the second floor.
With 8484 sqft of interior space and an additional 5360 sqft of outdoor living, this hotel for sale has plenty of room to spread out and enjoy some space to yourself, and that doesn’t even take into account the detached 644 sqft yoga palapa located in the courtyard. The structure itself was built to last with all reinforced concrete construction. The water supply is completely off-grid with onsite catchment and water filtration consisting of 2) 5-micron filters, 1) carbon filter, a UV light system, and a massive 39,500-gallon cistern sufficient to support all of the water usages for the hotel. A backup feed from the development’s reverse osmosis system is in place if necessary.
All outdoor walkways and flat roof terraces are piped to capture rainwater to supply the catchment system. Electricity is utility supplied with a diesel backup power generator. Propane provides the fuel source for kitchen appliances and water heating needs. Wireless high-speed internet is available throughout the hotel. All flooring surfaces have been tiled both inside and out. Screen room walls are modular in nature so that panels can easily be replaced or repaired. The main entrance is a ramp accessible for guests with disabilities, and two of the ground floor rooms have been fitted with grab bars and roll-in showers.
Besides a few family heirlooms, the owner sells this property and business turn-key and completely furnished. The owner is also open to helping manage the property and its ongoing business during the transition to the new owner(s).
Ideally Suited For Active Travelers
There are many wonderful places to see around and near Orchid Bay such as Cerros ruins, Lamanai ruins, the fishing village of Sarteneja, the nearby Wildtracks Conservation and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, or simply visiting the local towns of Corozal and Orange Walk. In addition, it is also possible to visit Ambergris Caye by water taxi or plane for a day trip to scuba, snorkeling, sport-fishing, or just sailing along the reef.
On-Site Adventures Swim in our infinity edge pool that looks over the beach and bay. Enjoy beach volleyball and horseshoes! The beach offers the opportunity for paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing.
The Crimson Orchid Inn has a fully licensed bar just above the jungle that has views around Orchid Bay and across the water to the Cerros Peninsula and to the north the distant town of Chetumal on the Yucatan Peninsula. The roof deck offers guests of the Inn for relaxing sunbathing by day and stargazing by night.
Visit Lamanai, the ancient Mayan Metropolis, in the heart of Belize. Also available are fishing tours on the New River and Lamanai Lagoon.
Paddle Boarding or Kayaking If it’s Paddle Boarding or kayaking you love, we have 12 paddle boards and 2 kayaks for rent. Chetumal Bay is a premiere place to explore its natural beauty. With beautiful mangroves and calm flat waters, there is a sense of peace and tranquility. Paddleboard to the New River a few miles away or across the bay, there are many small inlets to discover as well as a beautiful untouched Barracuda Lagoon!
Paddle Board Yoga The waters of Chetumal Bay in Northern Belize are calm and flat with natural beautiful untouched surroundings, offering a superior place for paddle board yoga. We can provide you with up to 12 paddle boards for your yoga classes.