Family vacations can be a huge hassle to coordinate for even the most seasoned planner. Between the cost to take everyone and finding activities for the kids to do, it often feels like a task more overwhelming than it’s worth. Luckily The Belize Collection has you covered this summer with a bevy of activities and spaces for the whole family to enjoy at both The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant and The Lodge at Jaguar Reef when you book the Family Summer Getaway package.
At The Rainforest Lodge, kids have a wide variety of objects for passing the day that’ll get them off the screens and out into the resort’s lush natural surroundings. Featuring a wide range of domesticated animals onsite, including rabbits, ducks, and turtle ponds, a visit to The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant provides plenty of opportunity for kids to observe and sometimes interact with these animals. They’ll laugh as the ducks traipse around the waterways, waddling about without urgency.
There’s also the option to take the kids horseback riding, an activity included in this limited time package. For both longtime and first time riders, The Belize Collection’s expert horse wrangler Sherman is a trove of great instruction and information on the various horses that live onsite at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant. Kids can experience the lodge’s grounds on horseback as they and their horse make way under Sherman’s direction through orange groves and trails that border the rainforest. For even further high-octane thrills, visitors are welcome to use complimentary bikes and kayaks and explore the many trails that course throughout the grounds.
Is your kid seeking even more adventure? Then sign them up for the 3-day Jungle Rangers program where outdoor wilderness experts will teach kids the fundamentals of wilderness survival in a safe and controlled environment. Kids will learn wilderness navigation, how to start a fire in the wild, how to set up a tent, wildlife track spotting, and plant identification. Participants who complete the program will be awarded a jungle ranger certificate, granting them bragging rights in addition to fundamental outdoor skills.
Once the rainforest portion of your itinerary is through, the vacation continues at The Lodge at Jaguar Reef where you and the kids can play all day on the beaches of Hopkins and in the Caribbean Sea. The lodge features two onsite pools with Charlie’s Pool Bar featuring a swim-up bar where you can enjoy a brilliant cocktail while the kids splash around.
Water activities also extend to the sea where paddleboards and kayaks can be used to traverse the blue of the Caribbean. The kids will get a kick out of their use, and past guests have often spent entire afternoons moving along the shore and taking in the sites at this historic village. When it’s time to relax, kids are welcome to take a rest at the Big Dock Bar’s shaded lounge areas that also offer the thrill of jumping into the sea via our secured rope swing.
The villas at Jaguar Reef also provide the perfect rooming arrangement for families with a primary bedroom for adults, and a secondary bedroom for kids. You’ll get your much deserved alone time and your kids will have the space to play and relax at your discretion.
This summer, take the family vacation you’ve long delayed and visit The Belize Collection for a ‘Family Summer Getaway’. Offer dates are June 1 to September 30, and includes 2 nights at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant and 3 nights at The Lodge at Jaguar Reef, and ground transportation in addition to offers exclusive to each resort.