Picnics, Waterfalls, Secret Pools, and More: This Private Reserve is Perfect for a Valentine’s Day Lovers’ Retreat

by Khaila Gentle

With its hidden waterfalls, secluded nature trails, and luxurious eco-resort nestled inside Belize’s only pine forest, Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge is a choice destination for couples, and it’s easy to see why.  Having been the setting for countless engagements, weddings, honeymoons, and “just because” lovers’ retreats, the lodge, which sits on a 7,200-acre private reserve, beckons to any couple craving the right blend of adventure, relaxation, and romance. And with their recently launched February Special for Two, Hidden Valley is easily a dreamy destination for a Valentine’s Day escape. 

A Romantic Nature Escape for You and Yours Awaits

Tucked away inside the Mountain Pine Ridge area of Belize, Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge feels like it was plucked from a postcard. It’s worlds away from the hustle and bustle of life and even farther away from any frequently visited tourist traps. On-site, wooden signs point the way to a myriad of adventures. Whether by foot, by mountain bike, or guided in a UTV, explore the reserve to your heart’s content alongside your special someone. 

The property boasts 90+ miles of trails, surrounded by nature and punctuated by babbling brooks, cascading waterfalls, and stunning vistas. Those like the Tiger Creek Falls trail are brief and brisk, ending in breathtaking views. Watch as the namesake waterfall plummets 700 feet into the valley below, the sound of the rushing water as relaxing as the scenery is mesmerizing. 

Work up a sweat hiking to Butterfly Falls together. Encounter lush greenery and flowing streams before arriving at your destination. The 80-foot cascade tumbles down into a gorgeous blue-green pool of water that makes for a refreshing post-hike dip. Surrounded by the forest, it’s blissful, private, and utterly picturesque. 

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If you’d like, choose to turn the romance all the way up with a private picnic beside a waterfall. Combine delectable eats – courtesy of the lodge’s onsite restaurant – with stunning views that have certainly compelled many to get down on one knee. 

When the Day is Done 

If it gets chilly, cozy up by the fireplace in one of the cottages at Hidden Valley. Photo courtesy of property.

At the lodge itself, luxurious accommodations offer a blissful respite after a day of exploring together. Hidden Valley’s Garden Cottages in particular are charming and cozy, boasting wood-burning fireplaces, locally made mahogany furniture, luxury linens, and soothing spa amenities. 

Meanwhile, the onsite restaurants, Slate and Sap, offer nature-based, conscious cuisine that features locally sourced ingredients and provides guests with a truly authentic taste of Belize. Helmed by celebrity chef Sean Kuylen, the two eateries serve up culturally rich foods that are sure to delight the tastebuds. 

Enjoy Hidden Valley’s February Special for Two This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, treat the nature lover in your life to a romantic escape at Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge. Get to enjoy all that this gorgeous property has to offer for less with their February Special for Two.  

The exclusive Valentine’s package covers a 2-night stay in a Garden Cottage at $499 US (+ taxes and fees. It also includes welcome drinks, a private candlelit 5-course dinner crafted by chef Sean, and a complimentary bottle of wine. Plus, enjoy a complimentary pick up and drop off for a couples’ hike adventure. 

Say yes to romance and adventure this February with Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge. Book your couple’s escape by contacting the property at  (+501) 832-8055 or  (+501) 666-3363. Or, send an email to [email protected]

Featured Photo courtesy of Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge

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