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Onsite Activities

Jungle Activities

Paint & Sip

Relax with a glass of wine (or hot chocolate) on the River Deck at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant. Our artist Jean will take you through this class and you can choose to stay within the lines or take your own creative direction. Whether a first-time painter or an avid artist, Jean’s designs will help you take inspiration from the nature surrounding you to create your own masterpiece. As an added bonus, you can either roll up your canvas once the paint has dried and take it home, or you can donate it to Marla’s House of Hope, a safe haven for children who have been removed from abusive environments. Once donated, your art will be put up for sale and proceeds will go directly towards Marla’s House of Hope.

US$45 plus tax (4pax) – US$30 for kids

Lights Out

Inspired by Earth Hour, which is a worldwide movement to encourage people and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour, The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant hosts a monthly Lights Out event. Lights Out is planned around the full moon to give guests the most magical experience at the lodge. Imagine a candle-lit dinner, accompanied by nothing but the stars, good food, and earth inspired drinks. Join us for the next full moon!

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.

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.

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.

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.

US$95 plus tax

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.

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.

Horse and 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.

US$25 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.

US$49 plus tax

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.

US$100 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.

US$75 plus tax (4pax)

Beach Activities

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Garifuna Cooking class

The Garifuna people come from a history of migration and first settled in St. Vincent. They arrived in Belize in 1802, fleeing civil war in Honduras. They brought with them their tradition, culture, and food. One of their most well-known traditional meals is hudut, which is a fish coconut stew served with plantain. In this class, you’ll learn to make your very own hudut using traditional cooking techniques. Afterward, enjoy the fruit of your labor.

US$50 plus tax

Drumming lessons

The Garifuna are a soulful people who use music and dance as language. Percussion instruments are an integral part of Garifuna music, which the Garifuna people use to tell stories of their history and culture. Two types of drums are used, the Primero and Segunda, and you can learn to play both in an unmatched cultural experience.

US$25 plus tax

Kayaking

Enjoy the stunning views around you and choose the intensity of your adventure with our complimentary kayaks. Pull a kayak off the sand and hop in. Be sure to bring sunblock because all we’ve got is sunshine. If you’re in luck, you may even spot a pod of dolphins. Paddle around the Big Dock Ceviche Bar, where you can grab drinks and snacks from after you’ve worked up an appetite.

Paddle boarding

Grab a complimentary paddleboard and test your skills on the sea – absolutely no prior experience needed. Ride the gentle waves and take in the incredible view of the mountains and the sea. We think you can consider this a full-body workout so go ahead and treat yourself to a savory meal at the Paddle House.

Hobie Cat

Set sail on the Caribbean Sea aboard our Hobie cat. You’ll be guided by our very own Captain Larry. Whether you’re a beginner or have previous experience, you’re in good hands with Captain Larry. You can enjoy the ride, learn the ropes, or even handle the sail yourself if you’re an experienced sailor.

US$25 plus tax

Private Dinner on Beach

Let us help you create the most intimate experience in paradise with a private dinner on the beach. We’ve got you covered – just bring your favorite person or people. Our staff can set up a private dinner for two or a picnic setting on the beach for a small group.

US$25 plus tax

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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