We stayed at Sleeping Giant for a week in early February, with an all-inclusive adventure package. Sleeping Giant was even better than I had imagined from all the wonderful reviews & pictures. We stayed in Casita #5 which the manager said was less than a year old. The privacy & rainforest setting were wonderful. I don't think I've ever stayed in a more beautiful place, with lots of amenities - plenty of warm wood shelving to put our clothes; refrigerator; Keurig type coffee maker; double sink; shower surrounded by glass to see outside; outdoor tub; patio with a hammock that I used for reading. The brook ran by our casita & we were entertained by the ducks. Meals at the restaurant were quite good, with lots of choices. Drinks with local rum & beer were included in our package. Wi-fi was only available in the main building & it was somewhat spotty. Every morning at breakfast we bird-watched, using the binoculars & telescope provided. Tanya was quite good at spotting birds for us to look at. We used the hot tub by the beautiful new pool - for our aching bodies after ATM. We found the bed to be very comfortable.
The staff service was outstanding, as has been described by others. Brian, BB, Tanya, Berta, Erlan & Giovanni took good care of us. My husband got a gastrointestinal disturbance (likely from a restaurant on one of our trips). BB sent for gatorade for him to replenish nutrients. Others stopped by to check on us. Erlan was our guide for the hike to the tower - he is very knowledgeable about the flora/fauna & really enjoys doing this. I fell on the muddy trail so he offered suggestions about how to handle the mud. Housekeeping staff provided whatever we requested, like different pillow.
Our adventures were more challenging than I expected, particularly the ATM cave. I had trouble with the muddy trails, fording the streams (balancing over the slippery rocks), & climbing over boulders. We also went to Hopkins for snorkeling, the Belize mayan ruins, and the 7 mile cave river tubing. I was glad that we stayed our entire time at Sleeping Giant because the area is so beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Proud member of ViVA BELiZE, the leading Hotel Group and Adventure Company in Belize for the past 20 years. Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is a full service, Jungle lodge located in the foothills of the Sibun National Forest Reserve and surrounding by over a hundred thousand acres of untouched wilderness. The lodge offers a range of accommodations, amenities, adventures and all inclusive packages. Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge - A Grand Jungle Expedition! About Sleeping Giant Lodge: -Official Base Camp for NatGeo Expeditions in Belize -Six "6" Time Traveler's Choice Award Winner 2015 for Belize & Central America -Spa Services -Complimentary Kayaks & Bicycles -Heated pool w/ Hot Tub -Gazebo Lookout Area -Sibun River- cleanest river in Belize ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sleeping Giant Lodge Belize/Belmopan