Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge
What We Love
- The wonderfully warm staff, who make you feel at home the moment you arrive
- Particularly popular with groups, but also good for families and couples
- The bar and lounge, with its lazy ceiling fans, soft leather sofas and eye-catching oil painting of a jaguar
- Freshly made soursop juice or cocktails at the end of the day
- The restaurant serves good international and Belizean favorites
- The plethora of birds makes the lodge ideal for birdwatchers
- Pair a stay at Sleeping Giant with Almond Beach Belize on the Caribbean coast
What To Know
- The lodge is 17 miles from Belmopan, the capital of Belize, but most flights land in Belize City, about two hours’ drive away; the lodge can arrange transfers
- Buses from Belize City will drop passengers off at the entrance to the lodge on the Hummingbird Highway, but from there it’s a half-mile walk to the lodge itself
- The River View Houses have two bedrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and can sleep seven, while the spacious Spanish Casitas sleep up to five, with two bunk beds; space is tighter in the Garden View Rooms
- Rooms have both air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Good Living Camp, Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is on a river and close to St Herman’s Cave and Blue Hole National Park. This resort is within the vicinity of Crystal Cave and Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.
Make yourself at home in one of the 20 air-conditioned rooms featuring espresso makers. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Relax and unwind with massages and facials. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We saw the photos but nothing quite prepares you for the jungle. As a family of four (two high schoolers) we had high hopes or adventure to entertain them. Caves Branch delivered.
Our package had several options to choose from and we decided to do the Black Hole Drop (if you've never rappeled let your fear go!), tubing in caves with the bats and some mayan artifacts, ziplining, and the unforgetable excursion to Tikal, Guatemala.
The guides are locals who share their stories with you from begining to end. All while keeping you safe and informed. Did I mention they carry and provide your lunch as well? All you need to do is enjoy yourselves. But we're not sure what was more fascinating, the excursions or the stories the guides provided along with them. We'll treasure each for a lifetime.
The nightly dinners we're great as well as you're seated with other families where we easily made friends with other families. Moms and dads heads up they turn off the WiFI at dinner (loved that) but turn it on at desert as their is no WiFI in the rooms. In our opinion that's perfect. By the way the windows in the rooms are screened, meaning no glass. This provides an amazing experience at night time while you sleep with all the noises the jungle throws at you. Quick ProTip..when you head out for dinner turn off all your lights and close all your shades. This limits the bugs from searching your room out! And they will. If you're lucky you'll have a gecko in your shower eating the bugs for you. We named ours Herman.
Also, you'll be wearing your clothes over and over again here, and they do laundry inexpensively as well so travel light!
Lastly a shout out to Ian as he invited himself to dinner with us the first night. The stories that man can tell have your questions ready. And to his wife as well (who he couldn't say enough about) as she ensured that my daughter was well taken care of on our last day (upset stomach that she recovered from later in the day).
We left Belize ready to be home. But we're definitely missing it. Bugs and all.
It was my boyfriend's birthday and they upgraded us to a massive suite that was a treehouse. The staff was incredible! They remembered our names and helped with bags. Absolutely above and beyond! We did several excursions and the guides are fun and professional and kept everyone safe. The waterfalls tour was one of the most fun adventures I have ever been on! I rarely return to the same spot to vacation but this is somewhere I could see myself going again and again! The food is family style so we also got to know several other couples and had breakfast with monkies in the branches! Highly recomment!
My husband and I went to Belize for our 25th anniversary. We stayed in 2 different tree houses, and loved both of them. Everything was very clean and beautiful. The property was well maintained as well.
All of the staff members were so friendly and helpful. We forgot to close our room safe while gone on an excursion, and all of our cash was in there. When we returned from the excursion, one of the girls came and told us that they found the safe open and took the wallet and everything to the office. Every single dollar was still there. So very honest. We felt like the staff were our family members.
We loved all of the excursions and everything about Caves Branch. Hopefully we will get to go back sometime in the future!