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
Nice little cabins. Very clean. The jungle ambience makes you feel you are nowhere near a city. Very quiet. Good service. Infinity pool is wonderful. Canoeing on the jungle river is great fun. You can tube as well. The restaurant and bar are well designed as is the entire resort with its pathways.
The food is above average. Not great and not so much choice.
But a great place to stay. Donkeys on premises. And lovely flowers and bushes.
We had no idea what to expect, but wanted to stay at a lodge that was laid back, devoid of the the average resort fare. Table Rock was what we hoped it would be. The food was fantastic. The staff was friendly, not patronizing. Love the off-the-grid approach and it was so fun walking along the river and hiking the nearby trails. Birding was excellent.
The excursions they arranged were true adventures and the guides were knowledgeable and friendly - love Israel!! Love the farm animals and fruit orchards.
Loved this stunning jungle lodge!
The grounds are in the heart of the Belize rainforest with lush vegetation everywhere and are beautifully kempt. Rooms are very well appointed. All villas were either individual or attached. Ours was attached but this was not at all an issue. There is no AC and the windows are screened (ie always open) but there is a fan and we were never too hot or cold. It rained most nights so was a tad humid - to be expected in the jungle. Was sunny all day everyday (Feb).
There are canoes and tubes on property to use for free to go up and down the river the property overlooks. We went 1.5 h upstream through a few small rapids and stopped at the Sweet Songs resort for lunch - great burger! Botanical Gardens there were beautiful.
At Table Rock there is an on site farm where you can visit and feed the animals. The small infinity pool was very relaxing and the hammock palapa was perfect.
Staff were lovely! We loved Cassie and Rayna and Carla.
Meals on site were delicious. Expect to eat meals there as the lodge is not super close to San Ignacio (20min drive on bumpy terrain). We ate dinner there every night (approx 30US/person app + entree) and it was always different and yummy. Lunch was while we were out exploring.
While in the area we did a tour canoeing the Barton Creek Cave and the Big Rock Waterfalls. Luis was our tour guide organized by the lodge and he was incredible! Was a really fun day - would highly recommend it if you’re not into the intensity of the ATM cave.
All in all a great place to stay for a couple. Not a large resort so really gives a community feel with those staying there. We had an amazing time and hope to return!
I travel all over the world and was looking forward to staying right in the jungle in Belize. The paths to the cabins were pebble stone and breathtaking. Don't worry! They handle your luggage for you. As soon as you get there, they take you for a tour of the property. Don't forget to go to the bar for your welcome drink, which consists of freshly squeezed tropical juices from their farm. What a wonderful treat after traveling.
The staff show you to where you are staying, which is a sight in itself. Nestled right in the jungle and hand built. You will open the door to see lots of room, comfortable beds and linen. They are set to be warm or cool if you need. A sitting area that is screened in to look at the jungle without the insects biting you. If you are lucky, you get to hear the howler monkeys down by the river. The best part, it's very private. Internet is also available in each cabin. You have to come here just to see these accommodations.
Table Rock has paths all over the property. There is one that leads to the river where you could canoe, tube or just relax on their veranda by the river. Yes, they have a toilet and shower right by the river. Maybe you want to go for a swim in their infinity pool overlooking the jungle while drinking from a fresh coconut picked from the property. Don't forget to pick the fruit on the property for a snack. I highly recommend the Valencia oranges!
The accommodations are very comfortable. Very private and well worth a visit. To be in the middle of the jungle and to hear the sounds of the animals is truly a bucket list requirement. You sleep soundly and wake up to fresh coffee waiting for you. They even come to your room to light a oil light on your porch after dinner.
The food here looks like it came right out of the Bon Appetite magazine. Truly farm to table with a spin of 5 star cuisine. The flavours that are captured in the dishes are truly exceptional. You won't want to not eat here. They even ask you about dietary concerns before your stay to make sure there are options for your diet.
If you want to organize a sight seeing tour, go through them. They have everything organized for you. They will tell you what to bring, what to wear etc. the night before so you are ready to go in the morning. All you have to do is show up. It's that easy with them.
The staff and owners here are exceptional. They are highly organized and have thought of everything before you have even. I was caught off guard a couple of times at the beginning because I was not used to such great service. When you stay here, they truly make you feel comfortable without a worry at all. Your only job is to relax.
This resort is something to experience in your lifetime. I cannot say enough good things about it. I have recommended it to family and friends and have no hesitations to recommend it to the public. I will be going back here again and soon!
Table Rock is the best! We travel a fair amount and found this small resort to be just about the best place we've ever stayed. We don't count high end flagged hotels which are nice but BORING.
From the time you enter the Royal Palm lined entry way you will be impressed with everything. The resort, the cabins, the staff, the pool, the grounds and the food. We had planned to eat in town every night but once we ate at Table Rock we changed our plans. Every meal was great and served by the best staff you can imagine. Lots to do in the area, spend at least 5 or 6 nights minimum. Don't miss the Saturday AM market in San Ignacio. Great location, in the jungle but only 18 minutes from town. Rent a car so you are not dependent on guides and taxi's. Roads are not as bad as they say. If you can stay in the Kingfisher unit do it. Howler Monkey's on our last morning was a treat we will never forget! Wife is already wanting me to plan our next trip there.