My girlfriend and I loved this charming and rustic lodge situated on the border of the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. The lodge, while simple, had an attention to detail that was very impressive. The proprietors, Vicky and Ray have obviously taken great pride in building a place that works with the surrounding forest, instead of against it. The cabanas were clean and comfortable, and could easily have won a design award, or appear in some style magazine. The pristine grounds are surrounded by dense sub-tropical forest, which has marked paths to a nearby river and swim hole. We were greeted in the morning by the calls of monkeys, and spectacular birds flying above us were the norm. The food was exceptional, and was the best we had Belize.
Pook's Hill is truly a world gem, and worth a trip to Belize in its own right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pook’s Hill is a small eco-lodge situated within the primary rainforest of Western Belize. It borders a 7000 acre reserve and the Roaring River, and is only 4 miles from the ATM cave. Eleven thatch cabanas surround an ancient Maya site and look out over the jungle canopy. Each has a private bathroom with hot water and 24 hour electricity. Pook’s Tours offers a full range of day tours to attractions in Western Belize as well as transportation services to or from any destination in Belize and Tikal in Guatemala (it is a two hour drive from Belize City). Pook’s Hill provides visitors with truly unique jungle experiences in a breathtaking natural setting and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the treasures of Western Belize. All management and operations at Pook’s Hill are carried out according to sustainable business practices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pook`s Hill Hotel Belmopan
- Pooks Hill Hotel
- Pooks Hill Cayo
- Pook's Hill Lodge Belize/Belmopan