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The Rainforest Lodge at

Sleeping Giant

The Rainforest Lodge at

Sleeping Giant

Welcome to The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Belize’s premier Jungle Lodge is nestled at the foothills of the Maya mountains alongside the Sibun River and surrounded by the 10,000 acre Sibun Nature Reserve. Experience Belize … its history, its people, its food, its drink, its wildlife and all in a place that was once the center of the Mayan Empire.

Our award-winning resort features uniquely lavish accomodations, with unparalleled attention to detail. Immerse yourselves in the authenticity that is Belize and in its primary growth rainforest while sipping on Antiguan espresso and enjoying your personal plunge pools. Choose between intimate and lavish with views of jungle, mountains, creeks, and the Sibun River.

Rest

A pristine paradise in the Mayan heartland

The resort’s extravagant setting welcomes a myriad of opportunities for adventure, placing Mother Nature right outside your front door.

With rooms nestled into jungle greenery, abutting dramatic cliff faces and overlooking the ancient “giant” formation after which we were named, you’ll never forget this encounter.

This award-winning Belize Jungle Resort features 31 exceptional accommodations, designed for your comfort and relaxation: A perfect way to unwind after a day’s adventure. The organic design of each air-conditioned room mixes the vibrant, earthy colors and textures of the jungle with contemporary sophistication. You’ll enjoy spacious dimensions and hardwood furnishings, all handcrafted and designed in Belize. All rooms are unique and designed with NO TV to give you an exclusive and refreshing experience of being at one with nature.

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Mountain View Penthouse
The most stunning views in Belize
Averaging 1,235 sq. ft and boasting a large outdoor patio area with your very own private plunge pool, this unit creates a sense of grandeur while maintaining a relaxed ambiance throughout. Stunning and uninterrupted views over the Sibun River Reserve and a feeling of seclusion from the outside world. This penthouse suite reflects the true essence of the rainforest; having local mahogany wood, and furnished with a canopy king bed, a spacious bathroom, and an outdoor area perfect for appreciating those emotive Belizean sunsets.
Mountain View Suites
Romantic & splendidly secluded
The master bedroom showcases a plush king-size bed adorned with premium linens and sliding glass doors that open to a private porch with an adjoining private crystalline heated plunge pool. This is a perfect spot for a romantic dip and to be immersed in the solitude of the deep greenery that surrounds the suites. These units reflect the vibrant colors of Belize with its décor of local mahogany wood, touches of a local grown cane on the ceilings, marble, granite and regional arts and crafts.
Owner’s Jungle House
A Jungle Haven for Families & Friends
The Owner's Jungle House is often rented as a two bedroom by groups or families of four or more, though each room can be rented separately to accommodate couples or solo travelers. The master bedroom features a king bed in the master bedroom and a pair of twin beds in the second room. A set of bunk beds are available upon request. The rooms share a kitchen, living room and deck.
Riverview Suite with Plunge Pool
Serene Retreat: River & Rainforest Views
Themed to embrace the sights and sounds of the lush rainforest, our Riverview Suites boast 1,030 Sq. Ft. of air-conditioned interior space and enclosed outdoor space. In addition to being luxuriously appointed, these units offer a balcony complete with a personal plunge pool and sitting area that overlooks the Sibun River below and Sleeping Giant Mountain Range beyond.
Jungle Cottage with Plunge Pool
Unwind Together: A Family Cottage
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind cottage that offers the seclusion of a jungle cottage with a favorite feature: the private plunge pool. The Jungle Cottage with Plunge Pool is spacious with an open layout and comfortably fits a family traveling with children. This cottage is conveniently located near the lobby and onsite restaurants while still feeling nestled in the jungle. Sip a morning coffee on the large deck while listening to the rainforest songbirds.
Creekside Cottage
Perfect for honeymooners
These cottages offer stunning views of the gardens, hills and a spring fed creek that runs through the property. They are all set up with a king size bed but provide the option of adding a single bed or a set of bunk beds on request. All cottages feature large showers with an open-air bathtub, sitting area, and espresso machine. Outside, strategically-placed hammocks that are the best possible vantage point for taking in the natural world all around, or maybe just the best place for enjoying a good book or a glass of wine.
Riverside Room
Quaint and cozy, accompanied by nature's sounds
Designed with the active traveler in mind, our Riverside Rooms offer 416 sq. ft. of interior space and includes a private terrace that opens to landscaped native bush gardens and a stunning view of a massive wall of thick rainforest that cascades down a mountainside opposite the Sibun River. Inside your front door you’ll find a luxuriously appointed king-size bed that caters to a serene, restful night’s sleep. This room allows you to soak up the quiet sounds and invigorating scents of the rainforest.
Riverview Room
Wake up to the soothing and majestic views
Wake up to the soothing and majestic views of the Sibun River and the Maya Mountains when staying in a Riverview Room. Along with a breath-taking view, these rooms fuse local artwork along with contemporary design and functionality, creating an atmosphere of serenity. A duplex-style designed room with units that features a coffee maker, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, an open air tub and a step-out balcony. Furnishing includes a king bed, marble bathroom and an outside coffee sitting area.

Indulge

A Field to Table Eatery

The Grove House is Belize’s 2019 Restaurant of the year and is a field-to-table eatery sourcing its ingredients from our 600 acre farm, from neighboring villages and from local markets. Our Belizean culinary team work to create a unique spin on authentic Central American cuisine. Food inspired by the indigenous Mayan people and the Central American immigrants that migrated to Western and Southern Belize to work on these local farms.

The view from the treehouse showing the sun and mountains in the distance at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Feel

Our All Inclusive Belize Vacation Packages provide a variety of options for relaxation, romance and adventure!

Belize is well known as a diverse vacation destination in Central America. With a variety of amazing adventures, combined with exceptional accommodations, great services and facilities in stunning settings, you can have an awe-inspiring experience, while on vacation in Belize. We take the worry out of planning so that you, your family and friends can focus on having a lifetime of memories together, guaranteed to bring you back for yet another visit to Belize.

A guest having breakfast at the Cliff at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

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Every storyteller is different and we want to know more about you so that we can create a personalized relationship with you. Please fill out our form and be as detailed as possible. All applications will be reviewed and vetted. We are eager to work with Luminaries based on their creativity and quality of work.

A close up view of the sleeping giant sculpture at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Qawa Ki'ché

artist: Marcelo Patiño & Gabriella Giusti

Qawa Ki’ché is Qʼeqchiʼ Maya and translates to God of the Jungle. This is the artists’ attempt at capturing and preserving the spirit of the iconic Sleeping Giant that The Rainforest Lodge is known for. The Maya giant is a nod to the Maya Mountains the lodge is nestled in and its surrounding communities. Ancient, revered, and adorned in jewelry, he sleeps peacefully in the jungle he created and protects.

A wooden sculpture of woman holding a toucan in the forest at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

las tres marias

artist: Lucia Meyers

Sculpted with a chainsaw, this piece is dedicated to womanhood and freedom. Las Tres Marias consists of 3 women sculpted out of purple heart wood. Each represents a phase of womanhood. The symbol of freedom forms part of two of the sculptures in the form of Pajaritos Que Vuelan which translates to Birds Who Fly. Ultimately, this piece may be interpreted as an individual woman achieving independence or the feminist movement acting as a catalyst for all women.

An aerial view the sculpture "El Garrobo" at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

ah puka'an garrobo

artist: diego haretche

Ah Puka’An Garrobo directly translates iguana below the ground. The largest installation from the 2023 Artist in Residence program, this piece represents the spikes on the iguana’s back. Inspiration was also drawn from imagery in the poetic and beloved story The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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jungle unwind

massage

Aromatherapy

$75

Benefits include increased circulation, improved flexibility, and purging toxins from the muscles. 60 minutes

Deep Tissue

$80

This therapeutic massage is ideal for those who suffer from old injuries or chronic pain. 60 minutes

algae

$75

Restores elasticity and revitalizes the skin. Relieves stress, and purges toxins while increasing circulation.

nails

spa manicure

$35

Hands are soaked and exfoliated in a warm bath. Nail shaping and gentle cuticle treatment will keep your nails looking their best. Finish with a moisturizing lotion massage and the polish color of your choice.

spa pedicure

$40

Feet are soaked in a warm bath and exfoliated. Nails are shaped, cuticles pushed back and conditioned followed by a complete foot massage for relaxation, finishing with the polish color of your choice.

body spa

Tropical Fruit Scrub

$55

A blend of pineapple, mango, papaya, honey and an infusion of essential oils is massaged into the skin for a soft, silky and radiant glow.

Seaweed Scrub

$60

Rich in minerals, this body exfoliation, purifies the skin while stimulating new cell growth.

Honey Polish

$55

Organic cane sugar and honey works as a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin, detoxify, and stimulate your skin to heal and renew.

mud mask

$70

This mask uses special components of essential minerals and vitamins that help to strengthen soft tissue to achieve a toner looking body.

facials

spa facial

$55

Our range of facials detoxify, tone, and revitalize tired and stressed skin using all organic products. Skin is left clean, refreshed and revived.

For last minute bookings contact the front desk at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant.

All our services can be enjoyed in the comfort of your room, balcony or on the river deck

All prices are in USD and subject to government sales tax of 12.5% and resort fee of 10%

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Enjoy 30% off when you book with us between now and May 15.

the Rainforest lodge at Sleeping giant

wood fired pizza

don tonito's pizza
9 inches: US 28 | BZ 56

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Black Olives, Onions, Sweet Pepper, Pulled Pork, and Fresh Pineapple

margherita pizza
9 inches: US 23 | BZ 46

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Oregano, Fresh Basil, and drizzled with Olive Oil

pepperoni pizza
9 inches: US 27 | BZ 54

Tomato sauce, Mozzarella, and Pepperoni

hawaiian pizza
9 inches: US 27 | BZ 54

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Ham, and Fresh Pineapple

meat lover's pizza
9 inches: US 32.5 | BZ 65

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Bacon, Ham, Sausage and Pepperoni

arugula pizza
9 inches: US 24 | BZ 48

Mozzarella, Parmesan, Ham, Cheese, Garlic, Arugula, drizzled with Olive Oil and Balsamic Dressing

Ortolana Pizza
9 inches: US 25 | BZ 50

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Roasted Tomato, Purple Onion, Sweet Pepper, Black Olives, Mushroom and Fresh Basil

garlic shrimp pizza
9 inches: US 27 | BZ 54

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Basil, and Garlic Shrimp

extra toppings

add to pizza
Jalapenos
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Mushroom
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Black Olives
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Sweet Pepper
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Pineapple
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Purple Onion
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Pepperoni
US 1.5 | BZ 3

tapas

breadsticks with cheese
US 7 | BZ 14
caprese salad
US 10 | BZ 20
mini steak pizza
US 16.50 | BZ 33
bruschetta
US 7 | BZ 14
garlic shrimp
US 10.5 | BZ 21

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Dinner

Appetizer

Mozzarella Sticks
US 17 | BZ 34

Seasoned, black olive crusted mozzarella cheese sticks, deep fried to a golden finish, served with a yellow corn vinaigrette, pickled green papaya and our own tomato jelly.

Pork Tail Tostadas
US 13 | BZ 26

Creole shredded pigtail served with crispy wonton and marinated leeks accompanied by a citrus yogurt dressing.

Beetroot Paté
US 12 | BZ 24

Smooth beetroot paté, chimichurri sauce, fresh paneer cheese, and black caviar served with garlic herb crostini.

Yellow Corn Ducunu
US 9 | BZ 18

Fried local corn ducunu served with a tomato and bacon jelly and topped with crema de queso.

Entree

Pollo de Cobánero Chile
US 18 | BZ 36

Chicken in a spicy red sauce with citrus zested creamy rice and carrots infused with cinnamon herb butter.

Citrus Duck Breast
US 45 | BZ 90

Free range duck breast seared in a citrus recado sauce with a side of sweet pan fried ducunu and green beans sauteed with bacon bits.

Paneer Steak and Eggplant Pilaf
US 30 | BZ 60

Chimichurri paneer steak served with creamy eggplant pilaf, cinnamon roasted carrots and our house red pepper sauce.

Red Pepper and Spinach Penne Pasta
US 18 | BZ 36

Penne pasta, crispy mushrooms and organic spinach cooked in a roasted red pepper sauce, finished with grated parmesan and black olive powder.

Shrimp and Morcilla Sausage Carbonara Pasta
US 46 | BZ 92

Grilled prawns served over linguine with red pepper carbonara sauce and crispy morcilla sausage topped with parmesano and black olive powder.

Camaron en Crema de Yucca
US 43 | BZ 86

Prawn shrimp served in crema de yucca with lime zested rice and sweet arugula.

Tamarind Molasses Pork Chops
US 22 | BZ 44

1” pork chops marinated with Chef’s tamarind-molasses marinade served with roasted cinnamon carrots and sweet arugula.

Cardamom and Yogurt Lamb Chops
US 26 | BZ 52

Succulent lamb chops grilled to perfection served with a cardamom yogurt sauce, sesame arugula and fried ducunu.

Citrus Herb Fish Fillet
US 38 | BZ 76

Fresh fish fillet in a citrus marinade with a side of creamy citrus rice, roasted tomato, and red pepper sauce, and sauteed spinach.

Sorrel and Orange Short Ribs
US 19 | BZ 38

Local beef ribs glazed with a sorrel and orange sauce served with a potato puree and arugula salad seared in sesame oil.

Peppercorn and Cardamom Beef Tenderloin
US 44 | BZ 88

Beef Tenderloin drizzled with a peppercorn and cardamom sauce, served with bacon fat sauteed green beans and potato puree.

Soups

Kak’ik Chicken Soup
US 11 | BZ 22

Traditional Q’eqchi’ Mayan chicken soup with pickled cilantro and a side of handmade corn tortilla.

Tomato and Black Bean Soup
US 8 | BZ 16

Fried wontons stuffed with blue cheese served in a black bean and tomato soup simmered over a traditional fogón served with a side of herb garlic crostini.

Salads

Guava Spinach Salad
US 17 | BZ 34

Organic baby spinach, guava ribbons, onions, tomatoes, and farm fresh ricotta cheese, topped with salted toasted pepitos and a soursop vinaigrette.

Arugula and Black Olive Salad
US 16 | BZ 32

Fresh arugula topped with dried olives, Parmesan cheese, and infused cherry tomatoes drizzled with a yellow corn vinaigrette.

Lemon Grass Carrot and Green Papaya Salad
US 17 | BZ 34

Pickled lemon grass infused carrots tossed with farm fresh lettuce, pickled green papaya, infused tomatoes, and toasted pepitos with a lime zested yogurt dressing.

Vegan

Grilled Cauliflower & Chickpea Puree
US 13 | BZ 26

Fresh organic cauliflower drizzled in pressed coconut oil, grilled and served over roasted cherry tomatoes and a cumin chickpea puree.

Ginger Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steak
US 14 | BZ 28

Grilled bean curd glazed with fresh ginger and soy sauce, accompanied by spinach and cumin chickpea puree.

Sweet Potato & Crostini Soup
US 11 | BZ 22

Slow roasted potatoes in coconut milk and spices, served with freshly toasted crostini.

Sweet Potato & Coconut Creamy Pasta
US 13 | BZ 26

Locally harvested sweet potato served in coconut milk and assorted spices, tossed with al dente linguine pasta and basil leaf.

Farmers Vegetable Lasagna
US 14 | BZ 28

Hand selected farm vegetables over our classic tomato sauce, topped with Mennonite cheese, before being baked to perfection. Served with a bowl of coconut white rice.

Desserts

Coconut Caramel Flan
US 7 | BZ 14
Mayan Chocolate Cake
US 9 | BZ 18
Soursop Cheesecake
US 9 | BZ 18

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Lunch

Appetizer

Country Barn Mozzarella Sticks
US 13 | BZ 26

Seasoned, breadcrumb-encrusted mozzarella cheese sticks, deep fried to a crispy
golden finish, served with jalapeño tartar and a
sweet/spicy tomato habanero sauce.

Shrimp Habanero Fritters
US 14 | BZ 28

Farm-raised shrimp tossed in Belikin beer batter with farm vegetables, habanero
peppers, golden friend and served with roasted garlic aioli dipping sauce.

Entree

Grove House Smoked Brisket Skillet Nachos
US 13 | BZ 26

Shredded slow-smoked local brisket over crisp corn tortilla shells, topped with
re-fried beans, 2 cheeses, and fresh lime cured salsa.

Pollo asado
US 16 | BZ 32

Tangy herbed chicken cuts grilled to perfection and topped with fresh Mennonite
cheese, served with a warm flour tortilla, re-fried beans, guacamole, and house
pico de gallo.

The Giant Burger
US 18 | BZ 36

Toasted home-made burger bun with grilled ground stead patty, topped with melted
cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and a honey plantain mustard cabbage slaw,
served with potato fries.

Sandwich de Cochinita Pibil
US 14 | BZ 28

Slow-smoked pork leg, shredded and served on a freshly made bun, topped with Belizean
style coleslaw and served with potato fries.

Lamb Salbutes
US 15 | BZ 30

Locally butchered free-range lamb grilled to perfection on a golden fried yellow
corn tortilla, topped with marinated cabbage and tomatoes then
drizzled with mint pesto.

Soup

Farmer's Bean Soup
US 10 | BZ 20

Slow-cooked red kidney beans, crowned with crispy chicharrones and pico de gallo,
accompanied by crispy seasoned corn tortilla chips.

Creole Oxtail Stew
US 13 | BZ 26

Free range oxtail cuts slow-cooked in a rich Creole tomato sauce with farm
vegetables, served with coconut cilantro rice.

Salads

Herb & Watermelon Salad
US 12 | BZ 24

Mennonite harvested watermelons, diced and tossed with organic greens, fresh
mint, basil and ricotta cheese with your choice of honey balsamic dressing or oue
Grove House Signature citrust vinaigrette.

Citrus & Arugula Salad
US 12 | BZ 24

Dehydrated orange segments, with fresh arugula, farm vegetables, and sliced
hard-boiled eggs, served with your choice of honey balsamic dressing or our
Grove House signature citrus vinaigrette.

Vegan

Chickpea Curry & Peanut Pasta
US 10 | BZ 20

Al dente linguine pasta tossed in chickpeas and peanut sauce, served alongside a warm, toasted baguette.

Coconut & Ginger Tofu Stew
US 12 | BZ 24

Ginger shredded fresh over coconut milk, herbs and bean curd, served with white rice and fried plantains.

Sundried Tomato & Bean Soup
US 9 | BZ 18

Stewed red kidney beans and crushed sundried tomatoes, spiced to perfection and topped with garlic croutons.

Teriyaki Vegetable Rice Bowl
US 11 | BZ 22

Hand selected market vegetables stir-fried in soy sauce, served with our coconut cilantro white rice and freshly grated ginger and spices.

Black Beans Empanadas
US 8 | BZ 16

Hand pressed yellow corn tortilla stuffed with refried black beans, fried golden brown and served with pickled purple cabbage.

kids menu

Mini Chicken Fingers
US 10 | BZ 20

Seasoned chicken tenders breaded with spiced panko, deep fried until golden crisp served with potato fries.

Mini Brisket Quesadillas
US 10 | BZ 20

Cheesy corn tortillas stuffed with smoked pulled brisket with a side of pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.

kids beef sliders
US 10 | BZ 20

Shredded slow-smoked local brisket over soft garlic butter mini buns, and melted cheese.

Mini Pepperoni Pizzas
US 10 | BZ 20

A kid-sized authentic Don Tonito’s pizza topped with traditional tomato sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni slices.

Kids Pasta
US 10 | BZ 20

Linguine pasta tossed in a slow-roasted tomato sauce with fresh herbs, topped with grated parmesan cheese.

Smoked Chicken Sandwich
US 10 | BZ 20

Sliced milk bread topped with cured smoked chicken breast slices, cucumbers, and tomatoes drizzled with cream cheese dijon aioli.

Tonito’s Baked Cheese sticks
US 10 | BZ 20

Gooey mozzarella cheese stuffed inside a thin crust with a side of basil tomato sauce.

Kids Desserts

Mini Chocolate Cream Tarts
US 7 | BZ 14
Mango Mousse
US 7 | BZ 14
Cookies & Ice Cream
US 7 | BZ 14

Desserts

Traditional Vanilla Ice Cream
US 5 | BZ 10
Nance-infused Caramel Flan
US 9 | BZ 18
Ayote en Miel with Vanilla Ice Cream
US 9 | BZ 18

All prices are inclusive of 12.5% GST and subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Breakfast