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almond beach resort - luxury boutique resort in belize

Jenn Explores

Almond Beach Resort is definitely not one of those resorts where every room looks the same. Their attention to detail in creating unique, special accommodation types is one of my favorite things about the resort. And can we talk about one of the most gorgeous, relaxing, fun over-water bars ever?!

Sleeping Giant Rain Forest Lodge - Romantic jungle gateway in Belize

Jenn Explores

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 resort, we didn’t want to leave! The weather was perfect for cuddling up in our gorgeous suite and enjoying the (covered) outdoor plunge pool. What a view!

The Perfect Belize Itinerary: 7 Days with the Belize Collection

Travel Worth Telling

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 providing its guests with an excellent vacation experience and can arrange a variety of activities for you.

Our 10 Favorite Excursions To Do In Belize

Travel Noire

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 and off the runway.

Black Girl Explores Belize On First International Trip

Travel Noire

Before going to Belize in June 2022, I had put off getting my passport for years. Ever since I was a little girl, I’d fantasized about traveling abroad. When I went to college, I had plans to study internationally and had all of these expansive ideas about being a political analyst and covering international stories around the world. 

 

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

The List

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-weddings, couples want to go big when it comes to their special day. A recent survey by David’s Bridal (via Destination I Do) found that 55% of respondents plan to pull off a destination wedding instead of staying local.

Read More: https://www.thelist.com/964278/why-couples-are-flocking-to-belize-to-say-i-do-exclusive/?utm_campaign=clip

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

Travel Noire

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. It is scheduled to be opened this fall. Bookings are open for travel starting November 15, 2022.

The Travel Guide: Discover Belize

The Travel Guide Worldwide Travel

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, English is the primary language used throughout the country followed by its unique dialect called Creole, which is a treat for travellers passing through the region. Golden beaches, crystal-clear waters, lush rainforests and mountainous ranges make up the terrain of a country less than quarter of the size of England. 

The Belize Collection To Launch New Residences This Fall

Travel Agent Central

The Belize Collection has announced the debut of new luxury villas at its Jaguar Reef property this fall. The Condos at Jaguar Reef offer vacationers a taste of Caribbean beachfront living in Hopkins, Belize. Bookings are open for travel starting November 15, 2022.

The Belize Collection+ Weddings In Paradise

The Style Bouquet

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 Collection resorts are located in breathtaking areas of Belize, featuring acres of rainforest, pristine beaches and more. For more information on The Belize Collection, visit thebelizecollection.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

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

LA MAg

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. 

Belize beyond the Blue Hole

Independent Premium

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, a Mayan archaeological site with plaster friezes, and the so-called Ceremonial Cave – an enormous cavern filled with evidence of human sacrifice.

SI Swimsuit 2022 Destinations: Belize

Sports Illistrated Swimsuit

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 BockHunter McGradyJasmine SandersLeyna Bloom and Natalie Mariduena, all photographed in Belize.

How to make belize vacation planning a breeze.

Travel Pulse

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!

Complete immersion in Belize

City A.M.

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, hammocks swing by gurgling creeks and peacocks prowl the grounds. There’s even a poolside rum shack so you don’t miss out on a bit of holiday indulgence. Though really, you’re unlikely to spend much time sipping cocktails.

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge: A Date with Mother Nature.

Luxuriate Life

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 serenity and the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge rises to the challenge, creating an unparalleled experience deep in the Belizean rainforest.

Read more on how the Belize Collection can make your vacation planning a breeze!

The Complete Guide to Planning a Destination Wedding in Belize

The Knot

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 known for its exclusive private islands, Mayan ruins and vibrant and rich snorkeling options.

19 Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts with the Finest Dining

MSN Hit

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is located in the lush jungles of Belize, and guests can book an array of all-inclusive vacation packages that pair stays with other properties in The Belize Collection. This hotel features stunning views in a natural setting, along with fine dining options at The Grove House, which was named Restaurant of the Year in 2018 and 2019 by the Belize Tourism Board. Popular dishes include BBQ pig tail, carne asada, and butcher’s cup rib chops, to name a few delicacies you can enjoy.

Rainforests, Maya Ruins & Beautiful Beaches

USA Today

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 providing guests an authentic experience just slightly off the beaten path

The Belize Collection Adds Umaya Resort to its Portfolio.

Travel Agent Central

The Belize Collection, Belize’s premier boutique resort group focused on authentic Belizean experiences, recently added Umaya Resort located on Maya Beach in Placencia to its growing portfolio.

Better Belize it - You don’t have to choose between surf or turf fun

New York Post:

In the town of Hopkins, Jaguar Reef, for instance, offers swish rooms with private plunge pools, an airy open restaurant, a stunning overwater bar (the national drink is an evocative little cocktail called the “Panty Dropper”) and activities (if you must) galore. Suites with private plunge pools start at $399.

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Dinner

Appetizer

BBQ Pig Tail
US 11 | BZ 22

Smoked salt-cured pork tails, brushed with house barbecue sauce and served with a warm,
hand-made flour tortilla and pickled habanero-onion sauce.

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.

Entree

Herb Tomato Pasta
US 18 | BZ 36

Al dente linguine pasta tossed in a slow-roasted tomato sauce with fresh herbs,
tossed in fresh Country Barn ricotta cheese.

Pollo Asado
US 18 | BZ 36

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.

Oregano Pork Ribs
US 20 | BZ 40

Tender, slow-smoked pork ribs simmered in an all spice-oregano barbecue sauce.

Cocoa-Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank
US 27 | BZ 54

Locally raised lamb shank, slow braised in a rich, fresh ground cacao and red wine
broth, served with a side of warm, home-made bread.

Creole Oxtail Stew
US 27 | BZ 54

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

Latin American Carne Asada
US 31 | BZ 62

Local beef tenderloin, pan-seared in garlic butter, brushed with home-made
chimichurri cause and served with sides of the evening.

Citrus-Achiote Chop
US 21 | BZ 42

Seared 1″ butcher cut rib chop served with smashed potatoes, grilled zucchini
and slathered with our signature citrus-achiote gravy.

Camarones en Crema de Coco
US 24 | BZ 48

Fresh farm shrimp simmered in hand-pressed coconut milk with organic, reigonal
vegetables, herbs and habanero peppers, served with a side of coconut rice and creole
bread rolls.

Soups

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.

Chicken Escabeche
US 13 | BZ 26

Organic chicken cuts, pan fried and simmered in Tia Blanca’s sun-dried oregano, jalapeño, lime,
onion broth, served with warm hand-made corn tortillas.

Salads

Citrus & Arugula Salad
US 13 | BZ 26

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.

Peanut & Ricotta Salad
US 15 | BZ 30

Toasted local peanuts and crumbled ricotta cheese on baby spinach, purple
onions and, tomatoes, served with your choice of our honey balsamic dressing or
our Grove House signature citrus vinaigrette.

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 GST.

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.

Desserts

Traditional Vanilla Icre 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 GST.

Breakfast

The Little Donkey
US 9 | BZ 18

Breakfast burrito of warm handmade flour tortilla stuffed with re-fried beans, scrambled eggs, crispy
pork bacon, farm vegetables and fresh Mennonite cheese.

Belizean Stuffed Jack
US 10 | BZ 20

Golden fried flour tortilla, stuffed with re-fried beans, sauteed vegetables,
habanero flavored sausage, scrambled eggs, and Mennonite cheese, served with pickled habanero curtido.

The Giant Pancakes
US 10 | BZ 20

2 giant pancakes dusted with cinnamon sugar, topped with tropical fruit chutney, served with a side of grilled habanero flavored sausage.

The Village Breakfast
US 11 | BZ 22

Farm fresh eggs scrambled with onions and tomatoes, accompanied by
coconut refried beans, crispy bacon and Belizean fried jacks.

Chef's Farm Omelette
US 10 | BZ 20

2-egg omelette filled with sauteed organic vegetables, served with toasted
baguettes and fresh Mennonite ricotta cheese

Continental
US 12 | BZ 24

In-house baked goods, locally grown fruit, Mennonite yogurt and coffee.

All prices are subject to 10% Resort Fee.

Time to book your stay

1512 Chemin de Stramousse, 06530
Grasse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Antoine Lavoisier – managing director