Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge , Belize

Discover acres of lush rainforest at Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge in Belmopan, Belize, the official base camp for National Geographic Expeditions in Belize.

The resort’s extravagant setting welcomes a myriad of opportunities for adventure.

This award winning Belize Jungle Resort, features 26 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.

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge - Belmopan, Belize

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is nestled at the foothills of the Maya mountains alongside the Sibun River and surrounded by the 10,000 acre Sibun Nature Reserve. Experience Belize … its history, its people, its food, its drink, its wildlife and all in a place that was once the center of the Mayan Empire.

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Casitas are spacious and consist of hard wood furnishings, all handcrafted and designed in Belize. They 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.

The Grove House is Belize’s 2018 Restaurant of the year and is a field-to-table eatery sourcing its ingredients from our 600 acre farm, from neighboring villages and from local markets. Our Belizean culinary team work to create a unique spin on authentic Central American cuisine.

Food inspired by the indigenous Mayan people and the Central American immigrants that migrated to Western and Southern Belize to work on these local farms.

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Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Wellness Experiences:

At the spa, you to experience relaxation as you never have before. Fully immerse yourself in Sleeping Giant's rainforest setting and allow our experts to massage, beautify and pamper away the stresses of modern life.

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Wellness ExperiencesLet your mind wander and your soul break free of daily concerns, all while you unwind under the care of our talented aestheticians and therapists. Surrounded by lush foliage, soaring mountains and trickling creeks, we provide the ultimate spa experience right in your own room or on your veranda.

Whether you crave nonstop adventure or love to lounge by the pool, nothing completes your vacation experience like a full complement of spa treatments.

Hike to the Gazebo, kayak, bird watch, mountain bike or pamper yourselves with a couple’s massage in the late afternoon, or enjoy a romantic poolside dinner as you gaze into the canopy's edge. Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is guaranteed to appease all ages.


It is a sanctuary for nature lovers looking to embark on an invigorating and rewarding retreat in a tranquil and undisturbed atmosphere.

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Rooms:

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Rooms

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.

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Creekside Cottages

All cottages feature large showers with an open-air bathtub, sitting area, electric skylight ceiling, 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.

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Riverview Rooms

Wake up to the soothing and majestic views of the Sibun River and the Maya Mountains when staying in a River View Room. Along with a breath-taking view, these rooms fuse local artwork along with contemporary design and functionality, creating an atmosphere of serenity.

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Rooms

Riverview Suites

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.

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Rooms

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.

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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.

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Rooms

The River House

The master bedroom has a king bed and the second bedroom has a queen bed and a set of bunk bed can be added to each room on request. The master bedroom has a Jacuzzi tub. The rooms share a kitchen, living room and deck. 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.

  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Activities:
  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Suite Activities

  • Sleeping Giant Nature Hike
    With more than 5,000 different species of flora in our country, this hike will introduce you to some of Belize’s most beautiful species. Your guide, Marvin, shares his passion for local plants and Mayan healing practices along the way, and a pair of binoculars adds a bit of birding interest.

  • Jungle Safari After Dark
    Walk through the jungle in search of many of Belize’s elusive animals that feed under cover of darkness. These include howler and spider monkey, gibnuts, kinkajou, wild boar, deer, quash, armadillo, tarantulas, scorpions, leaf-cutter ants and of course snakes!

  • Zip-Lining
    Gliding more than 1,750 feet above the canopy of our rainforest, this adventure gives you a unique perspective on Belize. Fun, excitement and a real adrenaline rush await you.

  • Mountain Top Gazebo Hike
    We are next door to a large citrus farm that runs along a narrow valley deep into the Sibun Forest Reserve. The creek and the transitional zone between the jungle and the open citrus is a great attraction for a large variety of birds and animals.

  • Sleeping Giant Rappelling Adventure
    The adrenaline of rappelling off our limestone cliff add to the highlight of your jungle experience and possible wildlife encounter on this adventure. Keep an eye out for scarlet macaws.

  • Garifuna Culture Immersion and Beach Day
    Enjoy a pleasant walk though the Garifuna culture, where you will experience first-hand, the privilege of wearing their traditional attire, learn about their arrival to Belize, language, food, music spiritual beliefs and religious beliefs. End your tour with an exciting drum lesson with one of Belize's best drummers.

  • Belmopan Market, Local Crafts and Chocolate Making
    Visit our local market within our capital city. The local community comes together for a day of fresh fruits, unique spices and culture interaction. We then head over to a popular stop for souvenir shopping. On your return to the lodge we stop for a lesson in the history of chocolate making and tasting.

  • Riverside Maya Cooking Experience
    Looking for a foodie experience to accompany the serenity and cultural experience that is Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge? Welcome to the Riverside Maya Cooking Class, taught by our resort's Chef along with traditional Mayan chef, Ms. Lucia.

    With their expert guidance, you'll discover the deeply flavored and traditional ingredients that have sustained the Mayan culture for thousands of years.

  • Horse Buggy Tour with our Jungle Bridges
    Great for families and kids. This adventure allows you to explore the remaining 600 acres of our property along with some fun swimming and jungle bridge crossings.

  • Xunantunich Maya Ruins and Green Iguana Conservation Project
    This full-day tour starts with a drive to the western part of our country. Your guide will share our local history, after which the tour continues to the famous archeological site of Xunantunich.

  • Sunrise Bird Watching in Belize
    With over 580 species of resident and migratory birds, Belize has rapidly become a primary destination for bird watchers of all ages. Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge offers some of the best birdwatching in Belize right at its windowsills.

  • Tikal Maya Ruin Adventure
    Tikal has remarkable structures that look like skyscrapers overshadowing the tropical rainforest canopy. Your tour to Tikal leaves Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge early in the morning.

    Once at the ruins, a professional guide will remain with you to point out many of Tikal’s spectacular archeological features and educate you about its surroundings.


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