Sleeping Giant/ Belize
I visited Sleeping Giant Lodge in Cayo, Belize for the first time in August 2014 and was…blown away. I gushed. Yes I did. And you can see it all here. But the casita (larger than my apartment), the pool and the view…I’d seen nothing like it in Belize. (Please…take a look.)
This past Monday, after dropping my passport off at the US Embassy for renewal, I was picked up for transfer to Sleeping Giant Lodge. Just about 20 minutes up through the foothills of Belize’s Maya Mountains, a turn up a short driveway and…we were there. I was here to check out their newest rooms…up the side of the cliff, almost, but, again, ridiculously beautiful.
Up a bunch of stairs that are well worth it for the amazing view of the “sleeping giant”. There are some pretty amazing views in Belize – the barrier reef is certainly one. But this may be my favorite.
Let me try to do it some justice…here are my photos. From my cliffside suite to the lovely grounds.
With a bed made for napping and 10 hour sleeps. Please! Don’t judge! I love the bouquets of fresh flowers.
But, you can see a bit in the bathroom mirror, there is a HUGE shower and then just large glass windows out onto an enormous balcony. With a two person Jacuzzi…and the view…
And if the Jacuzzi view isn’t enough. You can ascend three stairs to your own plunge pool. And feel like you are suspended on a cliff face…because you actually are.
Sure…Sleeping Giant Lodge is an amazing place to go to the ATM Cave, to visit Maya sties like Xunantunich or Tikal, to tube through St. Herman’s Cave (which is amazing and actually next door)…the lodge is basically sitting on a giant cave system.
But I decided to spend my two days and nights enjoying gorgeous suite…oh and yes…the grounds.
And then down the steps to the main lodge and the main pool.