Belize has a silent Sleeping Giant, visible along the Hummingbird Highway and even the Southern coast on a clear day. Amongst the foothills, the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is nestled between the Sibun River and 10,000 protected acres of the Sibun Nature Reserve. As a result, choose between intimate and lavish with views of jungle, mountains, creeks, and the Sibun River.
Where is The Lodge?
Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is located 19 miles south of Belmopan on Mile 36 of the Hummingbird Highway. Enjoy the ride on Belize’s most scenic highway with her gracious curves, primary broadleaf forest, and active avian wildlife. Even so, this is the Maya Heartland and the premier jungle resort at the foot of the Maya Mountains.
The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is a pristine paradise. From the highway cut-off to the check-in desk, your Belize jungle experience begins now. First, wrap yourself in the cacophony of sounds from the rainforest while being greeted with an ice-cold signature cocktail, usually featuring bright herbs from their organic garden. Far removed from the stresses of the modern world, take a note from the Giant – it’s time to relax.
Five Star Accommodations
The rooms are spacious with soothing color schemes and hand-made wood furnishings. Additionally, lavish sophistication with private plunge pools, door-side patios, and a jungle setting through every window. With family-friendly suites and villas available, your choice in amenities include AC, Wifi, Espresso machines, etc. Last but not least! In-room meal and spa service. For resting, there are no shortages of hammocks on the property. Later at night, take advantage for exceptional stargazing opportunities.
Visitors near and far have raved about the cuisine and the restaurant. As such, their on-site Grove House won 2019’s Restaurant of the Year at the BTB National Tourism Awards. It features a gourmet twist on Belizean and Central American dishes, inspired by the Mayas. Notably, produce is sourced from their 600-acre farm, plus nearby villages and local markets.
Tour opportunities and adventures are endless, especially being centrally located. On-site, the local knowledge of their guides make their nature tour an educational introduction to resident birds, plants, and wildlife. Feeling adventurous? Float down the Sibun River or take their famous Gazebo Hike, crossing three suspension bridges to the pinnacle of the gazebo and enjoy the emerald expanse below. Alternatively, the nearby St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park offers a culturally adventurous Crystal Cave tour, an exhilarating dip at the inland Blue Hole, or a refreshing cave tubing tour within St. Herman’s Cave. Altogether, Sleeping Giant Lodge is an unbelievable, dream-come-true destination; a jungle paradise you can experience with luxury and comfort.
Photo Courtesy: Sleeping Giant Lodge-Belize