Surrounded by a hundred thousand acres of wilderness in the Sibun National Forest Reserve in Central Belize, is nestled the Sleeping Giant Lodge a quaint Belize Jungle Lodge that is the official base camp in Belize for the National Geographic Expeditions. Offering a range of accommodations for guests, this an ideal place for adventure vacations to experience some of the best that Belize has to offer.
Although located in the middle of the rainforest, the Sleeping Giant Lodge is just 17 miles from Belize’s capital Belmopan along the beautiful Hummingbird Highway and so is easily accessible by private or public transport.
All rooms are air conditioned and are finished in local woods, marble, cane and granite and feature local arts and crafts. There are 4 Garden View rooms that can sleep 4 on the ground floor of the main lodge and a 2 bedroom River House that can sleep 6 and is ideal for families, is located 100 yards from the main lodge, overlooking the Sibun River. In addition to these there are 10 stand-alone Spanish style casitas that sleep up to 4 and provide either Creek View or Hill Views.
Food & Dinning
All meals are served on the third floor where a delightful blend of American, Central American and Belizean dishes can be enjoyed, whilst on the second floor in the Creek Side Lounge, an early morning coffee or a late afternoon drink can be enjoyed whilst watching the varied bird life.
The lodge has its own pool and massages and other spa services can be taken in your room, on your veranda or by the pool. The Sibun River is located just 100 yards from the lodge and inflatable kayaks or tubes are available for guests to use. The Toucan Jungle Trail climbs to a lookout point 300 feet above the valley floor and provides an excellent vantage point for views of the river plus there is a second lookout point, the Gazebo which is located 350 feet above the lodge and offers great opportunities for bird watching.
Staff & Service
The Sleeping Giant Lodge is the Central America 2015 Trip Advisor Award Winner for Best Service Small Hotel.
Some of the activities that can be arranged from the lodge include half and full day bird watching excursions, night treks through the Jungle to see the many animals that are active at night including armadillo, gibnut, kinkajou, wild boar, deer, quash and spider monkeys. Belize Zoo and Baboon Sanctuary Tour or horseback riding plus cave tubing, exploring waterfalls, rappelling 300ft into Actun Loch Tunich, a
Black Hole known as ‘The Mother of all Caves’ or zip lining through the forest canopy.
As the lodge is a member of the VivaBelize group you can visit ViVABELiZE.com to combine this with one of the premier beach resorts in Belize.