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Onsite Activities

Onsite Activities

At the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, there are countless activities that simply require stepping out of your suite. Hike our best known trail to visit the gazebo and take in stunning views of the Sleeping Giant. Grab a complimentary kayak for a scenic paddle down the river. Explore the rope bridges hidden in the rainforest or visit the orchard for fresh fruit. Yearning for more? Take a Mayan Cooking Class or explore the 600 acres via horse and buggy. Discovering Belize calls for nothing but sturdy shoes and a sense of adventure at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant.

$100.00 USD plus tax (4pax)

The Cliff

The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant is filled with breathtaking views. The most breathtaking of all, however, can be found up on the Cliff. Currently, the Cliff can be reserved for intimate breakfasts and dinners. Take in the entirety of our property with a 360° view. Mountains rolling beneath you, endless greenery and foliage, the meandering river and the giant himself, gently asleep before you.

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

Complimentary

Gazebo Hike

The Gazebo Hike is our most popular hike. It takes about 20 to 25-minutes and leads you straight up to the gazebo. Combine adventure with relaxation on this moderate hike that allows you to soak up everything around you. Don’t worry about the rustling of the foliage – that’s just someone letting you know they’re there. The path is a little steep as you climb up with the help of ropes and cement steps to get you to the top, but the reward is priceless: a view of the 650 acres of our property and more. You’ll be able to see the Hummingbird Highway snaking down below, the river, the orchards, and the giant himself.

Guests paddling in their kayaks on the Sittee river during their kayak tour

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Kayaking

Grab a complimentary kayak and paddle down the lazy Sibun River. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, critters, and creatures in the water and trees around you. You’ll likely spot iguanas lounging in the trees, herons slowly strolling on the banks, and maybe even a toucan if you’re lucky.

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

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Rope Bridges

Four rope bridges can be found on the property, nestled within the trees in the rainforest with the river streaming below. As you start your journey, these bridges will take you over the river to continue your hike up the Maya Mountains.

A basket filled oranges from the Orange Orchard at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

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The Orchards

The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant began as an orchard. It’s only fitting that the orchards remain a huge part of the property today. The source of freshly squeezed juice, the zest added to meals at the Grove House, and a hand-picked treat, the orchards provide nourishment and a place to explore. You can simply walk through the orchards or visit them via other onsite tours like horse and buggy or horseback riding.

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

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The Nest

An adult’s treehouse, the Nest is two levels built directly into a tree. Enjoy the view from the lower deck or climb up to the netted level above as sunrays cascade onto the mountains before you. You can even arrange to have a private picnic on the Nest or use it as a vantage point for bird watching.

The horse and buggy passing through one of the shallow creeks at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

$25.00 USD plus tax

Horse & Buggy

Perfect for families and all visitors, our horse and buggy ride will take you through the orchards, past the yoga deck, and to the rope bridges where you’ll stop off to take a swim in the cool, refreshing creek. We offer endless ways to explore the property and the horse and buggy ride is definitely a family favorite.

A guest riding a horse at The Sleeping Giant Horseback Riding Adventure

$49.00 USD plus tax

Horseback Riding

Explore the trails with your newest companion who’s rearing and ready to go. Horseback riding is excellent for riders of all ages and experience levels. Let your guide know what you’re comfortable with, and he’ll be sure to teach you how to have a steady and safe ride. Your horse is already familiar with the jungle trails that she’ll take you through so just hold tight and look forward to the ride. You’ll cross two creeks so your horse can stop and take a drink and enter a clearing where you can walk, trot, or canter – whatever your preference may be.

The entrance to the ceremonial cave at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

$105.00 USD plus tax

Mayan Ceremonial Cave

The Mayan Ceremonial Cave is an intense adventure that starts with a hike and leads you to the underworld of the ancient Maya. Located behind the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, the cave is reserved exclusively for guests of The Belize Collection. You’ll get an intimate look into the past lives of the Maya civilization through the pottery, tools, and even skeletal remains left behind by the Maya who used the cave for religious ceremonies. The cave is a haven of geological finds, filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and crystal curtains formed thousands of years ago. Enter the cave believed to be the portal to the underworld for a life-changing experience.

A Maya woman hand pressing tortillas during the Maya cooking class the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant Resort

$75.00 USD plus tax (4pax)

Mayan Cooking Class

Immerse yourself in culture and learn how to make a classic Mayan dish. You’ll be taught techniques from direct descendants of the ancient Maya using fresh, local ingredients. Be prepared to use some elbow grease as you knead tortillas the way we still do today. After you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy your meal with a refreshing glass of horchata, a sweet drink made with rice and cinnamon.

A guest using a complimentary bicycle at The Rainforest lodge at Sleeping Giant

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Bicycles

Hop on a bike and let the jungle adventure begin on our fantastic trails! Explore the orchard, swing by the rope bridges, and soak in the fun along the way.

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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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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