Table Rock Jungle Lodge
What We Love
- Hidden jungle retreat for relaxation, romance or high-octane adventure
- Friendly owners and enthusiastic staffers cater to just six cabanas
- Jungle and river activities on 105 acres with nearby caves, mountains and Mayan ruins to explore
What To Know
- No TV, but you can tune in to howler monkeys and exotic jungle birds; the lodge also has a lending library with books and board games
- No AC, but cabanas have 24-hour electricity and industrial-strength ceiling fans
- Off the beaten path: it’s two hours by car from the international airport or a short flight by small plane plus land transfer
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
An eco-lodge carved into the jungle, with everything from the palapa-topped dining room to the six cabanas built by hand from native materials. There are more than 105 acres of private rain forest to explore, plus well-tended jungle trails that lead to the Macal River and its half mile of river frontage, pebble beach and iguana lifeguards. Days here are spent swimming, canoeing and tubing on the river, or exploring the owners’ farm, which is planted with organic oranges, mangoes, coconuts, limes, soursop, starfruit and bananas and more.
Bed and Bath
Cabanas are individually designed, but all take inspiration from traditional Mayan designs and show off native materials such as Belizean hardwoods, river rock and bay leaf thatch. Custom-made four-poster beds are crafted from mylady wood and dressed with hand-woven Mayan blankets, and mahogany, ziricote and bamboo furniture supply thoughtful decorative accents. These jungle cabanas are rustic, yes, but they’re comfortable, with airy screened verandas and 24-hour electricity. There’s limited free WiFi (via satellite) if you must. The private bathrooms have plenty of hot water, and the showers are lined with stones from the nearby river.
Belying the remote jungle location, meals here are world class. The lodge’s chef obtain the freshest farm-to-table ingredients in the region, so be sure to make your reservation in advance. Start the evening at the open-air bar and restaurant with a cocktail made from tropical fruits and local rums (your welcome drink is free). Highlights from the ever-changing menu include plantain-encrusted grouper and organic roast chicken with vegetables from the lodge’s garden. Breakfast is a hearty spread of fresh-squeezed juices, rich coffees, free-range eggs, sausages and pancakes.
How to Get There
Our family stayed at Table Rock last week and had a blast! We purchased a 4-night package that included lodging, ground transportation to/from the airport, two full day tour excursions and 3 meals/day. We aren't usually an "all inclusive resort" kind of family, but Table Rock was absolutely amazing! The accommodations were clean, comfortable, and thoughtfully appointed with plenty of room for our family of 4. The owner, Colleen, was always around to chat and it's clear this family-owned/operated business is run from the heart. The staff was welcoming, friendly and responsive. They even knew everyone's names by dinnertime on the first night! The food was delicious and the portions were generous -- almost too generous. Many nights we couldn't finish what was on our plates, and we have two growing boys so that's saying a lot! The tours were equally amazing -- Table Rock did a wonderful job setting them up and making sure we were well cared for by the professional guides. Finally, the property was beautiful. Our family spent a full day canoeing and tubing the river on property, exploring the fruit orchards and tasting different fruits, and playing with and feeding the donkeys and rabbits. The baby donkey, Bella, was especially fun as she was always looking for a playmate. We even went birding one morning and saw a myriad of birds including toucanettes and toucans. Table Rock was the best part of our Belizean vacation. Thanks to all who made it great!
We had an amazing time here on our honeymoon. The staff is so welcoming and friendly! They helped us with anything we needed. The food is definitely delicious and since there’s not many bungalows on site it’s easier to serve everyone in a timely manner! Can’t say enough things about Cassie and Marty they were wonderful. We weren’t far from town about 25 mins. They also have a farm where you can feed the donkeys and rabbits. So cute! The trails they have are fun as well, and the new pool is beautiful! We want to go back in a few years!
Table Rock is a lovely little family run resort. The owners are from Jacksonville Florida, and live right on the grounds. They will stop and talk with you over dinner, and help address any concerns or questions you might have.
When they say Jungle Lodge, they truly mean it. There's no lack of wildlife to be seen or heard here. The iguanas are many, the birds can be heard all day and the bats all night. The howler monkeys will wake you up in the middle of the night with their growling. It's a jungle out there, really.
The options this resort offer are great, as it is located perfectly for any of the popular belizean jungle trips such as ATM, Tikal, Caracol, etc. Even if you just stayed in the resort and never left you would still have a good deal to experience. Depending on the season you'll be able to pick ripe oranges, mangoes, or star fruits from right off of their trees. They have donkeys (read big ol' friendly puppies) that either stay in their paddock or hang out in the fruit groves that you can pet/feed. It's a fun time, truly.
Keep in mind that there is no AC in this establishment, as they are an eco-friendly resort.
The ONLY complaint I have was that there was a small hole in the netting around our room, which meant that a good number of bugs got into our room.
Fantastic bungalow in the jungle (river view recommended). Feels like you are
really there - not much between you and the elements as it should be. Hear the night sounds of the jungle and wake to the birds.
My husband and I started our honeymoon in Belize at Table Rock. We will now be holding every other experience to this one as it was absolutely incredible! Everything from the fantastic staff, the food!, the atmosphere, to the best coffee I’ve ever had the privilege to taste! (And I’m a coffee person let me tell you). We simply cannot say enough about how utterly wonderful the Table Rock was! Picture a working citrus farm (complete with burros) nestled in the heart of the rainforest with adorable cabanas, open screens in your room so you can hear the sounds of the jungle from your bed, an open air dining room where breakfast with buttterflies is an everyday occurrence, and all just steps from the Macal river. It truly was the experience of a lifetime!