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The Knot

The Complete Guide To Planning A Destination Wedding In Belize

If you desire a tropical locale that’s a bit more off-the-beaten-path over, say, the usual Caribbean experience, a Belize destination wedding beckons. Belize, a Central American country on the Caribbean sea, features an incredible range of terrain and gorgeous beaches. Belize is

A woman sitting on a rock watching the sunrise from behind the mountains at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

USA Today

Rainforests, Maya Ruins & Beautiful Beaches

All that adventure means that having a comfortable place to restore your energy is very important. If you’re looking for an entire package of accommodations and experiences, there are a number of eco-lodges that cater to adventure travelers. These properties specialize in

The watchtower overlooking the mountains and property at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Luxuriate Life

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge: A Date With Mother Nature.

The sleeping giant rock formation in the Maya Mountains in Belize looms over the valley of the Sibun River and its here that Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge sits at the foothills of the mountains. The giant is an ancient, constant and commanding presence ordering rest and

One of the swinging rope bridges at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

City A.M.

Complete Immersion In Belize

The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge in Blue Hole National Park is a dream for any budding Indiana Jones’. A handful of wooden cottages dotted through the jungle without TV, WiFi or phone signal, it’s a blissful retreat from reality where outdoor baths are shaded by banana trees,

Two guests sitting in a shallow rocky stream at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Travel Pulse

How To Make Belize Vacation Planning A Breeze

Planning a trip to Belize? Dig into the details, and you’ll soon uncover an array of challenges that make visiting this Central American nation — and getting the full experience — more complicated than it seems. Read more on how the Belize Collection can make your vacation planning a breeze!

A sports illustrated model on a rope bridge at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Sports Illistrated Swimsuit

SI Swimsuit 2022 Destinations: Belize

Belize is a remarkable paradise full of beaches, toucans, and some of the best scuba and snorkeling in the world! Between jungles, lagoons and desolate islands with stunning waters, agriculture and wildlife, you will have plenty to explore on your trip to Belize. The 2022 Swimsuit Issue featured models Kate Bock, Hunter McGrady,

A guest standing on top of "El Pillar" at the Xunantunich Maya Site

Independent Premium

Belize Beyond The Blue Hole

The one question everyone asked when I mentioned I was going to Belize? When (not if) I’d visit the Blue Hole, as if it was inconceivable I’d leave without checking out its famous dive site. In reality, the spots I had my eye on were ones most people I spoke to hadn’t heard of: Xunantunich

Natalie Mariduena standing in a creek at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

LA MAg

How Natalie Mariduena Went From David Dobrik’s Assistant To Sports Illustrated Model

This year, the 25-year-old got an opportunity to travel to Belize to be photographed at The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge. Mariduena still feels “honored” when she looks at the final image, and hopes her female empowerment voice shines through

A married couple looking at each other with love at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

The Style Bouquet

The Belize Collection+ Weddings In Paradise

The Belize Collection is a premier boutique resort group with a focus on sharing the culture of Belize with guests from around the world. The resorts use Belizean-made furniture and spa products, hire local Belizeans, embrace the Mayan history, food and culture to deliver the most authentic travel experience to guests. The Belize 

A couple walking up the steps to the Gazebo Lookout at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

The Travel Guide Worldwide Travel

The Travel Guide: Discover Belize

Ever heard of Belize? This small tropical country is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea to the east. Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. Belize is a member of both the Caribbean and Central American communities. Known for being a melting pot of cultures,

Travel Noire

Belize Collection To Launch New Luxury Villas In The Jewel Of The Caribbean

Good news for those who love Belize; one of the most favorite destinations in the world – and want to experience a luxury environment while visiting the country. The Belize Collection has announced the debut of new luxury villas at its Jaguar Reef property. 

A wedding setup at the cliff at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

The List

Why Couples Are Flocking To Belize To Say 'I Do' - Exclusive

After having to put weddings on hold due to living through the COVID-19 pandemic, couples are now ready to say I do in record numbers. In fact, The Wedding Report has estimated that 2.5 million weddings will take place in 2022, the highest number the U.S. has seen since 1984. And after almost two years of elopements and micro-weddi

A guest sitting at a picnic table at the cliff watching the mountains at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Travel Noire

Our 10 Favorite Excursions To Do In Belize

Recently, my boyfriend Joe and I were able to spend five days in the tropical Central America country of Belize. This was my first time traveling outside of the United States, and I was full of excitement as the plane landed at Phillip S.W. International Airport and we walked down the steps

A couple sitting in the net hammock at the top of the treehouse at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Travel Worth Telling

The Perfect Belize Itinerary: 7 Days With The Belize Collection

The Belize Collection is an award-winning boutique resort group with properties in some of the country’s most desired locations, all of which are absolutely stunning. They offer luxurious amenities, privacy, and a warm and welcoming staff. The Belize Collection prides itself on

A couple taking a dip in the plunge pool outside their room at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Jenn Explores

Sleeping Giant Rain Forest Lodge - Romantic Jungle Gateway In Belize

A definite highlight to our 2022 honeymoon in Belize was our visit to Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge. We stayed at Sleeping Giant during the start of the rainy season (June), and we indeed received a LOT of rain during our visit, but honestly, it was perfect – because once we arrived at the

The riverview rooms at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

enRoute

The Winter Getaway Guide

Why enjoy an unspoiled view from afar when you can be immersed in it. Located at the edge of a 10,00- acre reserve, and on 600 acres of its own this 31-room boutique hotel offers a variety of different hyper-private accommodations woven into the natural landscape.

A group of guests riding horses through the jungle trails at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Drift Travel

Belize: Exploring The Main Land

From the costal villages of Placencia and Hopkins, to the depths of the jungle at Sleeping Giant, Belize’s mainland is filled with many adventurous treasures. Proudly protected by locals as an eco-first country, the unspoiled destination boasts a landscape with distinctive ecosystem, a

A guest standing on a rope bridge at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle

Recharge The New Year With The Belize Collection's Now Or Never Solo Package

As the world kicks back into high gear after a tumultuous last couple of years, self-care is sought-after now more than ever. Where we crave just one tranquil night in with a cup of wine, or maybe an early morning hike with

Feathers and Goldbear

Sustainable Accommodation

At the end of the little Caribbean village of Hopkins, this little gem of a resort deserves a mention. With direct ocean access, a private beach, a dock with a onsite bar and a restaurant that has a separate vegetarian menu with loads of vegan options this place is heaven on earth.

A couple having breakfast at the cliff at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Travel Noire

5 Romantic Caribbean Vacations For Valentine's Day

The most romantic day of the year is almost here. We’ve rounded up six Valentine’s Day deals for tourists seeking a romantic Caribbean trip. These beautifully tailored packages in these Caribbean retreats

A couple sharing a glass of wine at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

I Love CFL

9 Romantic Caribbean Retreats for Valentine’s Day

Check out these 9 irresistible Valentine’s Day offers for travelers looking to soak up some romance and sunshine during a dreamy Caribbean getaway. These lavishly curated packages offer some of the most extravagant

A couple having breakfast at the cliff at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Millennium Magazine

25+ Romantic Retreats for Valentine’s Day

As the most romantic day of the year is right around the corner, we wanted to share 25+ irresistible Valentine’s Day offers

A couple kissing on a rope bridge at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Resident

27 Valentine’s Day Travel Experiences

Ranging from domestic escapes to an international destination, these lavishly curated packages offer some of the most extravagant experiences including private yachts, helicopter rides, luxury accommodations, five-star cuisine,

Modern Luxury DC

Discover Belize

Belize. A small tropical country with dense jungles and pristine waters that surround its entire coastline. No longer Mother Nature’s best kept secret, but now her best told story. Known for being a melting pot

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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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May Getaway

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