My husband and I also absolutely loved Sleeping Giant Lodge. It is small, beautiful and so peaceful. I can't say enough about the staff - Berta, Brian, Robert. Everyone introduces themselves and will learn your name as well. The grounds are beautiful with birds and flowers everywhere. We also enjoyed the hike to the gazebo - Erlin was our guide and couldn't have been more helpful - explaining plants and trees. We also enjoyed a stroll across the beautiful Sibun River. The hotel has kayaks available at no charge for use as well. The the new pool and hot tub are gorgeous.The food was also very good.the chef comes out to be sure you are pleased and as a vegetarian he would come out & ask what I would like. As others, have mentioned, bring your own nightcap as the bar closes at 9pm which really isn't a problem. We did the day trip to Tikal which was very well organized and though a long day (5am to 5pm) well worth it. The roads are rough but the chance to see the scenery and local life makes the time pass quickly. And yes, don't forget the bug spray. We used Off but this wasn't very effective.
We flew to Belize City where we had arranged for the hotel to pick us up and stop at the Belize Zoo along the way. The driver was right there outside the door waiting with a sign. It couldn't have been easier. The same with the 11am transfer to Almond Beach when sadly it was time to leave,
It was so beautiful and relaxing. The casitas are excellent. We had #3 up on the hill by itself with a big porch. You could hear the babbling brook at night and had beautiful mountain views. The housekeeping was beyond first rate. Fresh flowers and fruit and great towel arrangements every day. And the stars at night....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Proud member of ViVA BELiZE, the leading Hotel Group and Adventure Company in Belize for the past 20 years. Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is a full service, Jungle lodge located in the foothills of the Sibun National Forest Reserve and surrounding by over a hundred thousand acres of untouched wilderness. The lodge offers a range of accommodations, amenities, adventures and all inclusive packages. Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge - A Grand Jungle Expedition! About Sleeping Giant Lodge: -Official Base Camp for NatGeo Expeditions in Belize -Six "6" Time Traveler's Choice Award Winner 2015 for Belize & Central America -Spa Services -Complimentary Kayaks & Bicycles -Heated pool w/ Hot Tub -Gazebo Lookout Area -Sibun River- cleanest river in Belize ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sleeping Giant Lodge Belize/Belmopan