3 Top Treehouse Stays in Belize

by Carolee Chanona

Let your inner child live and get your dose of greenery up close, thanks to a secluded stay suspended above a treehouse in Belize. We’re spotlighting a handful of Belizean resorts where you can sleep in a treehouse that’s almost entirely found within a rainforest setting plus one stand-out location that’s even on the beach. Although, this isn’t exactly the type of ‘sleepover’ that your 8-year-old self may have fantasized about in a treehouse: there’s no flashlight needed, and room service isn’t just food that your parents bring you. These are full-blown resorts where many, if not all, feature air-conditioning, king-sized beds, and luxe amenities inside as award-winning hotels and eco-lodges.

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort

Awarded one of the Top 25 Hotels in the World in the 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, Hamanasi’s treehouses are tucked away in a lush coastal forest just steps from the beach on Hopkins. Their two treehouse options double as their most spacious and private stays at the resort; Belize orchid-lined paths lead you to the Deluxe Treehouse, boasting a wrap-around porch, dual-headed showers in window-laden bathrooms, and even a private Jacuzzi. Meanwhile, the Individual Treehouses stand 12-feet above the ground, its draped beds and handmade local art inside beckon against stargazing opportunities from its porch’s hardwood chairs or hammock. This eco-resort’s options are hard to beat, so why would you?

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Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge

One winding drive from San Ignacio Town, and you’re suddenly in the heart of the jungle⁠—sleeping amongst the treetops at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge. Nestled on the bank side of the Macal River, guests can choose between their two available Premier Treehouses or their multi-level Treehouse. The Premier’s suspension bed leads you to a swinging outdoor day bed, freestanding tub, and a screened porch; the individual Treehouse spans two levels with panoramic views of the resort, including a netted day bed. And when you’re hungry, head to the Treehouse Bar for a bite + up-close experience with the local wildlife.

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Copal Tree Lodge

This option fits slightly outside the treehouse category, but Copal Tree Lodge’s Signature Canopy Suites deserve an honorable mention. An electric tram from the lobby brings you above the jungle canopy to four stand-alone suites that share a private rim-flow infinity pool for stunning views from the Maya Mountains to the Caribbean Sea. Bounce between Copal’s most luxurious accommodations day bed, private veranda, standalone tub, or even its walk-in showers with floor-to-ceiling jungle views.

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