We stayed in cabana number 11- which was absolutely beautiful- the private plunge pool was amazing and much larger than the photos depict! I would recommend, if you have the choice, to select cabana number 12- their plunge pool had a better view of the rainforest as it's set a bit higher than number 11(we were able to see on the internet). Although the car ride was quite long and bumpy from Belize City Airport, our driver was very knowledgable and was able to answer all our questions about Belize on the way. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed/greeted with drinks and felt instantly at home. Stick with the local cuisine- the ceviche was amazing and we had it almost every meal! The staff was incredible and super attentive. They asked us almost nightly if we wanted to book excursions for the next day, but never in a pushy way. We were encouraged to take a walk around the property and explore the garden/stables. We did finally tear ourselves away from our private pool- which I have to warn- is very hard to do. The shell phone makes it too easy to enjoy the room/surroundings!!! The organic garden is not to be missed nor is the stable. The garden is lush and someone was there to take us around to explain the crops while encouraging us to try fresh vegetables- neither my husband or I ever had a raw tomatillo- it was absolutely incredible! We then walked up to the stables and saw the beautiful horses! You could tell that the stable was immaculately well cared for. We got to pet many horses and again, the staff was very knowledgable. We booked a sunrise horseback ride for the next morning. Our guide, I believe his name was Carlos, was AMAZING! The ride is rough so it's not for the faint at heart but Carlos was always very calm and the horses never stepped out of line. It was an awesome thing to do and I highly recommend! We were back at the resort by 8:30 so had plently of time to have breakfast and sun at our pool. I would also recommend getting a massage- I was a bit weary at first coming from NY and having great massages- this was definitely up there in the most relaxing setting and skilled masseurs. I could go on forever, but all in all- this was one of my best resorts I have ever visited. One last tip- if you are staying at both Blancaneaux and Turtle Inn- forego the car ride to the beach and splurge on the plane. It's more expensive but well worth it. It was one of the most memorable things we did!!! We will be back for sure!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge. For more than a decade the resort was used as a family retreat before Francis opened his tropical paradise to the public in 1993. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury resort where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. Its remote mountain setting makes it a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blancaneaux Hotel San Ignacio
- Blancaneaux San Ignacio