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Leaning Palm Resort

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3 Miles South of Manatee Bar River On the Caribbean Sea, Gales Point Belize
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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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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Boating
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Taxi service
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English

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3 Miles South of Manatee Bar River On the Caribbean Sea, Gales Point Belize
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Philip S.W. Goldson Intl Airport24 miSee all flights
Dangriga Airport15 miSee all flights
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Neil M wrote a review Apr 2020
Oakville, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
Some of us are not ones for cruise ships or beaches crowded with rows and rows of highrise hotels. Fortunately, there is Leaning Palm Resort. Lonely Planet says "There is off the beaten path; way off the beaten path; and then there is Gales Point". And about a kilometre from Gales Point is Leaning Palm Resort. But where off-the-beaten-path could mean sketchy plumbing or stir-crazy boredom, nothing could be further from the truth here. The cottages are stunning: crystal clean with crisp white sheets and hot running water. There is nothing but beautiful ocean and beach and jungle for miles. So peaceful. Beautiful sunrises, incredible stars. Breathtaking being-at-one-with-nature experience. If you ever for a moment feel just too relaxed and even the slightest bit bored, you need only wait half an hour and there will be a delicious snack or meal or specialty cocktail served at the Wild Canes bar and grill. Don't miss happy hour! Such a treat to be invited to Taunya and Ken's special beach-side deck for gourmet snacks and drinks and pleasant conversation. It's like being lost on a desert island with only the nicest people in the world for company (and one of them a world-class chef). After dinner there is dessert served beside the campfire, hosted by one of the wonderful staff who may regale you with stories of coming face-to-face with a jaguar. Kayaking in the lagoon, going for long walks with the dogs, bobbing in the waves for hours on end with not a single person in sight, sitting back and watching the antics of the pelicans and terns on the dock, and sleeping the kind of sleep you can only get from a full day of fresh air and sunshine and peace and quiet are the memories we will hold dear forever...until we return! Special shout-out to Trenton -- kayak guide, fishing guide, storyteller, and all round super nice fellow! Thank you Ken and Taunya. You were just what we were looking for.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Taunya Bruns, Owner at Leaning Palm Resort
Responded Apr 25, 2020
WOW! We are so touched!! You have described exactly what we have planned and worked to create. We so appreciate your well-worded review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here. You were one of our last guests before the coronavirus and so we miss you both quite a lot! It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to a time when you can visit us again. ~Health and Happiness Ken and Taunya
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lulugee wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was an amazing vacation experience that my friends and I will talk about for years. Ken and Taunya could not have been more gracious and enjoyable. The bungalow was clean and unique, and the food was fantastic...Thanks Taunya, we did not go hungry (or thirsty)! If you are looking for a relaxing location with many options for excursions, check them out. You will not be disappointed. You will also love the dogs and cats who love to hang out with you. See you next time around Ken and Taunya! Save us a cold Belikin!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Taunya Bruns, Owner at Leaning Palm Resort
Responded Apr 25, 2020
Time flys. We should have responded sooner to your review as we so enjoyed hosting you and you will be locked in our memories forever. You were some of our last guests since coronavirus and that puts you in a very special group. We miss all the fun you girls added to Happy Hour and the animals have been asking when you will be back. The cats are very grateful that you thought of them and their need for cat treats. The Belikin is on ice waiting for your return. We are hopeful that it won't be long. All the best from Belize! ~Ken and Taunya
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Vsloniker wrote a review Mar 2020
Vail, Colorado26 contributions5 helpful votes
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We stayed at the Leaning Palm for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. It was a great place to spend time catching up with friends. The cabins are clean and lovely! And the food was fantastic! If you’re looking for a very quiet beach all to yourself this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Taunya Bruns, Owner at Leaning Palm Resort
Responded Apr 25, 2020
We Miss You Girls!!! Thanks so much for taking time to leave us a review and apologies for not thanking you sooner. Responding to coronavirus happens and taking care of our staff has been keeping us a little too busy. You girls were so much fun to host and we have loved going through all the photos you shared. Cosita misses her running buddies. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here and appreciate your sense of adventure in getting off the beaten path. We sincerely hope that oppurtunities to visit us again open up soon. Again, thanks for staying with us and joining the club of the "Best Guests Ever!" Health and Happiness ~Ken and Taunya
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Dave wrote a review Mar 2020
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Leaning Palm was fantastic! We spent most of our time in hammocks, just relaxing and listening to the waves. Had a fun fishing excursion with a couple of the local guides. Highly recommend this place for a relaxing vacation!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Taunya Bruns, Owner at Leaning Palm Resort
Responded Apr 25, 2020
Thank you so very much for sharing your experience here at Leaning Palm with others here on TripAdvisor. We are so happy you enjoyed your time and we really appreciate you choosing to stay with us. We will let Threnton know you enjoyed your fishing excursion. We hope to see you again on our shores someday. Health and Happiness to you! ~Ken and Taunya
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Edwin S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Beautiful setting with caring hosts. Not the easiest place to get to but well worth the effort. Ken and Taunya really care about their guests and this planet. Don't worry that there are no commercial enterprises close by. Wonderful meals are served at the Wild Canes. Don't miss Happy Hour and the Cocktail of the Day! If you want to make a day excursion away from this beautiful place, your hosts have transportation available by land and by sea. They really put their hearts into making it special for you.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Room Tip: All bungalows have gorgeous sea views.
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Response from Taunya Bruns, Owner at Leaning Palm Resort
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Thanks for making the effort to visit us and share your story here for other travelers. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the meals and other amenities. We certainly enjoyed hosting you and chatting over Happy House cocktails! Happy Travels!! ~Ken and Taunya
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PRICE RANGE
$166 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BelizeBelize DistrictGales Point
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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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.