Inside The Magical Wonderland of Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge

by Gisselle Hernandez

Deep within the jungles outside of San Ignacio Town lies a jungle lodge that’s sprinkled with a magical feel. Muy’Ono’s Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge is almost a secret you can’t keep once you arrive at the lush grounds at the end of a winding, jungle-shrouded road. There may be many things that keep travelers coming back to this jungle lodge. Its staff’s warm and friendly smiles, the cocktails at the Treehouse bar, or the stunning treehouse suite. But once you arrive and walk through the property yourself, you’ll know Sweet Songs is so much more

Welcome to a nature-lover’s paradise 

Hugging the banks of the Macal River, Sweet Songs is bracketed by tropical rainforest. Towering broadleaf trees offer a reprieve from the heat and the flora dotting the landscape adds splashes of color. Take a seat at a picnic table to admire the giant monsteras crowding a tree. Or smell the hibiscus flowers shyly saying hello when grabbing a drink at the pool bar. Out here, you’ll notice the stark difference between a concrete jungle you’re used to and a real jungle you’ve swiftly fallen in love with. 

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Sweet Songs Lodge also boasts a private beach on the banks of the Macal River.

Apart from having its newly added infinity-edge pool, Sweet Songs Lodge also boasts a private beach on the banks of the Macal River. Just a short walk from your room, the sandy beach area comes with complimentary tubes for floating, kayaks for exploring, and even bonfires. As if the dense foliage all around wasn’t enough nature for you, the Belize Botanic Garden is right next door

A Magnet for Wildlife 

Perhaps one of the eco-lodge’s best features is its natural affinity to attract the most interesting wildlife. Already the area is saturated with tropical birds and target species that avid birders strive to spot. At breakfast, expect to be visited by Aracari toucans munching on fruit just a few feet away from your fry jacks. Walk to the end of the Treehouse Bar’s wooden bridge for a sneak peek at some tanagers flitting by.

Don’t be surprised if a furry-faced kinkajou comes up to say hi from a nearby tree when having dinner. When exploring the property, keep your eyes peeled for agouti, iguanas, and more creatures scurrying about.

Enjoy dinner to the sounds of the Cayo rainforest at Sweet Songs.

By the time you (reluctantly)  leave Sweet Songs, you’ll have named each little mammal you’ve come across. And remember them for years to come. 

A Fairytale Stay

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One of the premier treehouses at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge.

Nothing screams magic than staying in an actual wooden treehouse, does it? Wake up in the treetops in Belize when you opt to stay in Sweet Songs Premier Treehouse. Clad with a king-sized bed, deep-soaking tub, and a swinging day bed, the suite will transport you straight into a storybook. The spacious room is at the end of a unique suspended bridge and is perfect for couples or solo travelers wanting some alone time to relax and unwind. 

Lounge in your treehouse’s day bed.

One of the treehouses also has a net suspended within the giant Guanacaste trees acting as a day bed for intrepid travelers wanting to stare at treetops. If you didn’t manage to snag the treehouse booking, don’t worry. There are more tree net daybeds flanking the infinity pool overlooking the Macal River

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The infinity pool overlooks the Macal River at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge.

The secluded hideaway that is Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge can either be enjoyed via an all-inclusive experience or a la carte. Enjoy its farm-to-table dining while admiring expansive canopy views. Once you’ve become acquainted, let the lodge take care of all your tours and experiences in Belize. 

Header image and all others captioned courtesy of Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, a Muy’Ono Resort.

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