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Leaning Palm Resort

3 Miles South of Manatee Bar River On the Caribbean Sea, Gales Point Belize
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Travelers' Choice
Beyond the beaten path and steps from the water, Leaning Palm Resort's Belize vacation packages bring you unspoiled beaches and lush jungle wildlife. As a small, independent Belize hotel, Leaning Palm caters to just nine guests at a time. That means we can tailor our Belize vacation package deals to your interests, provide knowledgeable guides dedicated to your small group, heap on the hospitality and frequent natural wonders. Watch amazing ocean sunrises. Meet your fellow travelers over a creative cocktail or a cold Belizean beer. Dine on fresh, healthy Belizean-inspired cuisine as you plan tomorrow’s adventure. Let us help you plan the perfect Belize vacations at our hidden gem!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Car hire
Taxi service
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Private beach
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken


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3 Miles South of Manatee Bar River On the Caribbean Sea, Gales Point Belize
Getting there
Philip S.W. Goldson Intl Airport24 miSee all flights
Dangriga Airport15 miSee all flights
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Ben S wrote a review Oct 3
2 contributions
Hard to properly put into words how incredible Leaning Palm Resort is! My wife and I wanted a mixture of adventure and relaxation for our honeymoon and found a perfect balance of both during our stay. Owners Ken and Taunya worked with us to set up activities like cave exploring and snorkeling and coordinated transportation to and from for us. We also enjoyed a beach day sipping on drinks, sea kayaking, and lounging in beach chairs and hammocks. The bungalow we enjoyed was clean and thoughtfully decorated and the beachfront was breathtaking and private. Ken and Taunya are incredibly friendly and charming and have created a little slice of paradise in Belize. We're so glad we chose Leaning Palm and can't wait to come back again!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Irina C wrote a review Aug 2021
24 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Leaning Palm resort for 4 nights and loved it so much that we came back for 2 more nights at the end of our trip to Belize. Location is perfect for getting away from civilization and enjoying both, the rainforest and the beach. Nearby lagoons are beautiful and are definitely worth a trip. We saw manatees, crocs, many birds, and gorgeous views. We got lucky and saw a turtle come up to the beach and lay eggs right in front of the resort. Diving was only an hour away. Trips to Mayan ruins, hiking, canoeing, caves, tubing, etc. are all available to guests and easily arranged by the resort. Surrounding nature with palm trees, beach, and a picturesque dock were inspiring and peaceful. Doing yoga and meditation on the dock every morning was a mind blowing experience. Falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves was truly delightful. Playing with the owners' dogs was fun and made our experience even more enjoyable. Accommodations were comfortable and very tastefully decorated by the owner, Taunya, who is a talented artist and an amazing chef. We chose an all inclusive package and were so happy we did. Every meal was top notch delicious and creative. Taunya takes great pride in her cooking and no dish is ever the same. We haven't had this quality and variety of food in best restaurants in NY or anywhere in the world for that matter. Both Ken and Taunya are very gracious and caring hosts. They made our stay so memorable, we can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Taunya Bruns, Owner at Leaning Palm Resort
Responded Aug 7, 2021
We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and so grateful that you choose to come back at the end of your Belize travels to join us for another 2 days. Cosita is missing her Yoga buddy! Thank you so much for taking time to write a review and share your time here with others. Much appreciated!! We are looking forward to hosting you again, hopefully in the near future. ~Ken and Taunya
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Dalen H wrote a review Jun 2021
6 contributions
The food is amazing! Ken and Taunya are amazing hosts. Loved our time there, the grounds were well kept and the location was so cool! Waking up to the sunrise over the pier on the beach was incredible. The construction of the cabins was also a highlight, especially driftwood cabin.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Driftwood is rad; bushstick had an excellent breeze at night and is closest to the kitchen for...
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Response from Taunya Bruns, Owner at Leaning Palm Resort
Responded Jun 24, 2021
AWWWW! We are so thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay and especially happy you enjoyed the food. Thanks so much for making time to share your time here on our shores! Hope we get another opportunity to host you in the future. ~Ken and Taunya
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Dianne M wrote a review Jun 2021
7 contributions
Leaning Palm Resort is an amazing off the beaten path spot for those who love adventure and the ability to experience a unique getaway. A 2 hour drive south of the airport across some crazy, rocky, gravel roads -the end result is truly spectacular. Ken and Taunya have built a gorgeous cluster of bungalows on the beach with fantastic views, enjoyable from comfortable lounge chairs and cozy hammocks. Taunya’s creativity knows no boundaries, from her chef inspired meals to her eclectic artwork found throughout the resort. Ken is the consummate host, available to assist with any of your wants. If you choose to leave the resort there are many different kinds of activities within a couple of hours, but if you really just want to chill, there’s no need to leave Leaning Palm. Dog lovers get to cuddle and watch their three pups. Mimi, Pita and Cosita playing on the beach and coconut trenching. All and all, a wonderful vacation for those who can live without A/C and value a different kind of experience.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Taunya Bruns, Owner at Leaning Palm Resort
Responded Jun 17, 2021
Thank you so very, very much for taking time to leave us a review! We really enjoyed hosting you and especially chats during Happy Hour. It is so wonderful to be hosting guests again and having guests as nice as you two was a reminder of just how much we have missed it. Thanks for making the trek beyond the beaten path. ~Ken and Taunya Side Bar: That crazy, rocky, gravel road is being paved!
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Brian W wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions
Ken and Taunya have always taken the best care of us! We came back for our 4th time to see them as a break from our crazy life - and it was the best decision! They made every effort to ensure that our time was spent exactly as was important to us, and it made all the difference. Their staff are great to work with, always kind and helpful. The puppies and two new cats were an unobtrusive, and loving reminder of the fur babies we left at home. The lodgings were impeccably clean and comfortable. We'd come back again and again. Thank you leaning palms!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Taunya Bruns, Owner at Leaning Palm Resort
Responded Apr 12, 2021
And we are so glad you did come back! Repeat guests are the best and you both are in the best of the best category. Leaning Palm really does have the best guests ever and it is such a joy when guests become friends. Even the pups enjoy your time here and it is a pleasure to host you both. We are thrilled that you continue to find Leaning Palm a place to take refuge for a while from all that is crazy in life. I know that we will be seeing you 2 again, whether on our shores, or in you neck of the woods. Happy Travels! ~Ken and Taunya
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$166 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BelizeBelize DistrictGales Point
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leaning Palm Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Leaning Palm Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Leaning Palm Resort?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Leaning Palm Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Leaning Palm Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Leaning Palm Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Leaning Palm Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Leaning Palm Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.