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The Rainforest Lodge at

Sleeping Giant

The Rainforest Lodge at

Sleeping Giant

Pink sunrises glistening along the river and afternoons spent curled up in the cool embrace of iridescence—at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, relaxation knows many forms.

Spend your days engulfed in the fresh, unrefined beauty of the world around you, and your nights sunken into a comfort that could swallow you whole if you let it. Allow your every surrounding to be seen for exactly what it is, at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant.

Jungle Accommodations

Unplug and Reconnect

This award winning Belize Jungle Resort, features 31 exceptional rooms, designed for your comfort and relaxation: A perfect way to unwind after a day’s adventure. The “Organic Design” of the air conditioned rooms mixes the vibrant, earthy colors and textures of the jungle with contemporary sophistication. They are spacious and consist of hard wood furnishings, all handcrafted and designed in Belize. Casitas feature stylish showers with open-air bathtubs, espresso machine, rooftop electric opening skylights and balconies with hammocks. All rooms are unique and designed with NO TV, to give you an exclusive and refreshing experience of being at one with nature.

Creekside Cottage
These cottages offer stunning views of the gardens, hills and a spring fed creek that runs through the property. They are all set up with a king size bed but provide the option of adding a single bed or a set of bunk beds on request. All cottages feature large showers with an open-air bathtub, sitting area, and espresso machine. Outside, strategically-placed hammocks that are the best possible vantage point for taking in the natural world all around, or maybe just the best place for enjoying a good book or a glass of wine.
Mountain View Suites
The master bedroom showcases a plush king-size bed adorned with premium linens and sliding glass doors that open to a private porch with an adjoining private crystalline heated plunge pool. This is a perfect spot for a romantic dip and to be immersed in the solitude of the deep greenery that surrounds the suites. These units reflect the vibrant colors of Belize with its décor of local mahogany wood, touches of a local grown cane on the ceilings, marble, granite and regional arts and crafts.
Riverview Suites
Themed to embrace the sights and sounds of the lush rainforest, our Riverview Suites boast 1,030 sq. ft. of air-conditioned interior space and enclosed outdoor space. In addition to being luxuriously appointed, these units offer a balcony complete with a personal plunge pool and sitting area that overlooks the Sibun River below and Sleeping Giant Mountain Range beyond.
Owner’s Jungle House
The River House is often rented as a two bedroom by groups or families of four or more, though each room can be rented separately to accommodate couples or solo travelers. The master bedroom features a king bed in the master bedroom and a pair of twin beds in the second room. A set of bunk beds are available upon request. The master bedroom has a Jacuzzi tub. The rooms share a kitchen, living room and deck.
Riverside Rooms
Designed with the active traveler in mind, our Riverside Rooms offer 416 sq. ft. of interior space and includes a private terrace that opens to landscaped native bush gardens and a stunning view of a massive wall of thick rainforest that cascades down a mountainside opposite the Sibun River. Inside your front door you’ll find a luxuriously appointed king-size bed that caters to a serene, restful night’s sleep. This room allows you to soak up the quiet sounds and invigorating scents of the rainforest.
Mountain View Penthouse
Averaging at 1,235 sq. ft and boasting a large outdoor patio area with your very own private plunge pool, this unit creates a sense of grandeur while maintaining a relaxed ambience throughout. Stunning and uninterrupted views over the Sibun River Reserve and a feeling of luxurious seclusion from the outside world. This penthouse suite reflects the true essence of the rainforest; having local mahogany wood, locally grown cane on the ceilings, furnished with a canopied king bed, spacious bathroom and an outdoor area perfect for appreciating those emotive Belizean sunsets.
Riverview Rooms
Wake up to the soothing and majestic views of the Sibun River and the Maya Mountains when staying in a Riverview Room. Along with a breath-taking view, these rooms fuse local artwork along with contemporary design and functionality, creating an atmosphere of serenity. A duplex-style designed room with units that features a coffee maker, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, an open air tub and a step-out balcony. Furnishing includes a king bed, marble bathroom and an outside coffee sitting area

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Farm to Table Dining

Perched high up where the sky is something of a confidant, we offer Central American cuisine crafted with a diligence and passion of which only the finest of meals are ever born. Dine in the open air, amongst the trees and distant mountains, at the Grove House.

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woodfire artisan pizza

Dough raised in the doting flames of the fogón, bright tomato sauce smoothed into place, and toppings in every shape and color you could possibly imagine—at the Belize Collection, we know pizza for all its regality, and all its esteem. Dine in the scattered glow of the setting sun through the trees, and experience pizza at its finest, at Don Tonito’s.

Jungle Activities

Scarlet Macaw Tour
From December to March, you have the unique opportunity to see Scarlet Macaws in the wild. These magnificent birds migrate to southern Belize during this time for year for the rich food source the mountains above Red Bank village provide. Take an hour-long drive down to Red Bank village and the Swasey River for a chance to see these birds, as well as several other colourful species. Take a dip in the refreshing river whilst your guide prepares breakfast on an open fire, and return to birding for as long as you wish.
$100.00 usd

per person

Xunantunich & Inland Blue Hole
Take a scenic drive along the Hummingbird and Western Highways, before exploring the Mayan ruin of Xunantunich (pronounced Shu-nan-tu-nitch), or Stone Maiden. Located near the Guatemalan border, a hand-cranked ferry will take you across the Belize River to this major ceremonial center, situated high on a limestone ridge, with a panoramic view of the Cayo District. The main pyramid, El Castillo, has detailed stucco friezes and steps that you can climb all way to the top. The tour guide will stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and you’ll get to enjoy the fresh dip at the inland Blue Hole on your way back.
$190.00 usd

per person

Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve and River Tubing
Located in Southern Belize is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world's only jaguar preserve. Surrounded by the Maya Mountains and the towering Victoria's Peak, the Basin's 120,000 acres are also home to jaguarundi, margays, ocelots, pumas, deer, howler monkeys and tapirs. The park offers a wide variety of hikes, including a waterfall hike where you can dip in the refreshing waters. Our knowledgeable guides identify the numerous birds as well as the flora and fauna of the pristine rainforest along the way. With over 290 recorded species of birds, this park is ideal for birders as well. As jaguars and other cats are nocturnal, it is not very likely that you will see them, but you will be able to spot fresh tracks. Bring your binoculars and trek through this rainforest of abundant beauty!
$130.00 usd

per person

Actun Tunichil Muknal "ATM Cave"
The adventure begins with an hour-long hike through the 6,700-acre Tapir Mountain Nature Preserve. Crossing three shallow rivers to the cave’s entrance, you get the chance to take a dip in the spring-fed pool before wading up the subterranean river. You will encounter several large caverns, including one known as the “Cathedral”, where a number of undisturbed Maya artifacts are visible—including a soaring altar, carved from the native stone. The cave is known by many names, one of which is “The Cave of the Stone Sepulcher”, due to this magnificent piece of religious artistry. See the intact skeletons of the people whose lives were sacrificed in a desperate effort to appease the gods during one of the most turbulent and difficult times in Mayan history. This adventure requires the visitor to be able to hike, swim, climb through tight spaces, and traverse large stone steps up to the inner sanctum.
$225.00 usd

per person

Maya Ceremonial Cave
Enjoy a scenic drive through the Maya Mountains, down to the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, where you’ll ride through open citrus orchards by horse and buggy. The cave, located behind the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, is reserved exclusively for guests of The Belize Collection. Very few people ever enter the cave, making it the ultimate, intimate tour experience. The cave features spectacular geological formations—rim stone dams, stalactites, stalagmites, crystal curtains and columns. The cave was once used by the ancient Mayas for religious ceremonies. Left behind as evidence of these mysterious ancient ceremonies are hundreds of artifacts, making Sleeping Giant Cave a natural museum. From Mayan skeletal remains embedded in crystal, to tools, to firepits, to pottery, this is experience is one like nowhere else in the world.
$195.00 usd

per person

Monkey River Tour
Explore the southern coast by boat, where you will get the opportunity to see a variety of different bird species—and maybe a dolphin or two—in their natural habitat. Stop in at the village of Monkey River to place your lunch order and take a short drive upriver—look out for crocodiles on way! Hike trails through the rainforest to view families of Howler Monkeys and several species of flora and fauna (including medicinal plants) with an experienced guide. On your return downriver, you’ll have your lunch in Monkey River village, after which the captain will take you through mangrove estuaries at the edge of the lagoon, home of the manatees.
$110.00 usd

per person

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Contact Us

Office Hours:


Mon to Fri: 8:00AM to 5:30PM CST

Sat to Sun: 8:00am to 3:30PM

Resort Direct:

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 12.5% GST and 10% Resort Fee

Time to book your stay

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

Antoine Lavoisier – managing director