We stayed here for 3 nights on our honeymoon - we stayed in several amazing hotels (both in Guatemala and on the Belize coast) but just keep coming back in our minds to this place as the best. It is just incredible! Our view is probably slightly biased as we stayed in one of the luxury cabanas (number 12, on the end). We had previously booked 1 night in the luxury cabana and 2 nights in a riverfront cabana, but once we had seen the luxury one there was no way we could have moved. If you're on your honeymoon they BOOK CABANA 12!!! You will never stay anywhere else so perfect. We have travelled widely and stayed in lots of great places but this place beats them all in terms of the room. The cabana is huge with an indoor bathroom as well as an outdoor walled garden with a shower in it. The private deck has 2 sun loungers and we were kept stocked with a fresh supply of pool towels. As cabana 12 is on the end it is totally private. From your deck all you can see for miles is the forest - total serene bliss. We went on a sunset horse ride and also to Barton Creek caves which were both great, but to be honest you don't even need to do lots of trips and spend lots of money. Just relax and enjoy the place and walk to Big Rock Falls for an adventurous swim, chill out in the large hot pool, sit by the pool. Just walking around the whole of Blancanauex and seeing the gardens, looking at the horses (immaculately stabled) etc can take a few hours. The food is pretty expensive but its very good - my favourite was the homemade spicy sauasage patties for breakfast. The massage area down by the pool was goregous and relaxing - book as soon as you arrive as it is very popular and dos get booked up. All in all, we wholeheartedly recommend this place. It is one of the very few times you will think wow, it was really worth spending all that money!!! Worth every penny. As a tip, if you think you will get hungry between meals take some cereal bars or something with you. Also keep your plastic water bottles as you can fill up on filtered water in the restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge. For more than a decade the resort was used as a family retreat before Francis opened his tropical paradise to the public in 1993. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury resort where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. Its remote mountain setting makes it a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blancaneaux Hotel San Ignacio
- Blancaneaux San Ignacio