Belize Hotels where you can see magnificent mountains without leaving your room

by Gisselle Hernandez
sleeping giant outlook

There’s nothing like waking up to an amazing view when on vacation, whether it’s crystal blue waters stretching for miles, thick jungle foliage all around, or – in the case of Belize – both! Perhaps one of the most underrated views is that of the Maya Mountains and undulating valleys in the Cayo District. There are quite a few luxury resorts in Belize that strive to provide that just-woke-up-in-paradise feel when guests fling open their balcony doors. For most of them, you don’t even need to leave your suite to appreciate the scenery. Here are the top hotels where you can experience the views for days for yourself. 

Blancaneaux Lodge

Blancaneaux Lodge within Mountain Pine Ridge.

The auteur Francis Ford Coppola’s resort is nestled in the jungles of the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. As a part of the Family Coppola Hideaways, Blancaneaux Lodge exudes luxury with sustainability. To fully embrace the fact you’re staying within the jungles of Belize, their Luxury Cabanas are one of the most sought-after stays at the resort. Overlooking the Privassion Creek, the suite also contains private plunge pools to enjoy the ultimate seclusion with stellar views of the creek below and surrounding valleys. 

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge

When staying at this luxury ecoresort, you can spot its namesake straight from your villa’s balcony. Named after resembling a sleeping giant, this mountain is just one of the spectacular views you can witness at the lodge. Located near the City of Belmopan on the Hummingbird Highway, Sleeping Giant Lodge is also known for its award-winning restaurant and beautiful property. Everywhere you turn, there is a sight that is bound to leave you in awe. If you’d rather stay in your tree-top villa admiring the views, at least you can do so while swaying on your own private hammock located in your suite. 

Gaia River Lodge

Photo Courtesy Gaia

Another resort that calls Mountain Pine Ridge home, Gaia River Lodge’s Mountain View cabanas show panoramic views of the surrounding rainforest and pine-blanketed hills. The room is even designed to blend in with the natural beauty of the valley, being made of palmetto sticks, local hardwoods, and traditional bay leaf thatched roofs. About an hour away from the town of San Ignacio, Gaia is also famous for being perched atop the Five-Sisters Waterfalls right on site. If that doesn’t scream romance, we don’t know what will. 

Feature image ROEming Belize Travel Agency

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