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Festive calendar

2023

Festive Calendar

Our event calendar is brimming with festive fun for you to join in and make lasting memories!

This December, The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant is hosting events to warmly embrace the spirit of the season. The festivities begin with a magical Tree Lighting Ceremony, setting the stage for joyous moments. Explore our festive calendar below, and let’s come together to create lasting memories amid the spirit of the season.

December 3rd, 2023
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tree Lighting
Experience the magic as the silent night comes alive with enchanting Christmas carols and the twinkling brilliance of Christmas lights.
December 3rd, 2023
7:00pm - 9:00pm
December 20th, 2023
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Movie Night
Movie: Home Alone
Prepare for a heartwarming adventure filled with laughter, mischief, and the true spirit of family.
December 20th, 2023
7:00pm - 9:30pm
December 24th, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Christmas Eve Dinner
Enjoy a delectable three-course dinner while a Violinist fills the air with enchanting musical notes.
December 24th, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
December 25th, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cookie Decorating Workshop
Unleash your culinary creativity and sweeten your morning at our Cookie Decorating Workshop.
December 25th, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm
December 25th, 2023
6:00am - 8:00pm
Christmas Day Dinner
Indulge in a specially crafted three-course dinner by Chef Rahim, perfectly complemented by the captivating musical artistry of Cindy Burgos - violinist and guitarist.
December 25th, 2023
6:00am - 8:00pm
December 26th, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Boxing Day
Continue the festive cheer into Boxing Day with specially crafted delectable meals offered for both lunch and dinner.
December 26th, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
December 31st, 2023
4:30pm - 5:30pm
New Year's Eve at the Cliff
Raise a toast to the New Year at The Cliff as fireworks and the enchanting melodies of the String Quartet create a magical atmosphere against the breathtaking view of the Sleeping Giant.
December 31st, 2023
4:30pm - 5:30pm
December 31st, 2023
4:30pm - 6:30pm
The Cliff - Wine & Cheese Pairing
Join us at The Cliff where the harmonious melodies of a String Quartet serenade the mountains, creating a magical ambiance. Enjoy the perfect complement to this experience with a delightful Wine and Cheese Pairing at the heart of the event.
December 31st, 2023
4:30pm - 6:30pm
December 31st, 2023
6:00pm - 9:00pm
New Year's Eve Dinner
Enjoy a special New Year's Eve dinner at Grove House, accompanied by the enchanting melodies of a String Quartet.
December 31st, 2023
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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A close up view of the sleeping giant sculpture at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Qawa Ki'ché

artist: Marcelo Patiño & Gabriella Giusti

Qawa Ki’ché is Qʼeqchiʼ Maya and translates to God of the Jungle. This is the artists’ attempt at capturing and preserving the spirit of the iconic Sleeping Giant that The Rainforest Lodge is known for. The Maya giant is a nod to the Maya Mountains the lodge is nestled in and its surrounding communities. Ancient, revered, and adorned in jewelry, he sleeps peacefully in the jungle he created and protects.

A wooden sculpture of woman holding a toucan in the forest at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

las tres marias

artist: Lucia Meyers

Sculpted with a chainsaw, this piece is dedicated to womanhood and freedom. Las Tres Marias consists of 3 women sculpted out of purple heart wood. Each represents a phase of womanhood. The symbol of freedom forms part of two of the sculptures in the form of Pajaritos Que Vuelan which translates to Birds Who Fly. Ultimately, this piece may be interpreted as an individual woman achieving independence or the feminist movement acting as a catalyst for all women.

An aerial view the sculpture "El Garrobo" at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

ah puka'an garrobo

artist: diego haretche

Ah Puka’An Garrobo directly translates iguana below the ground. The largest installation from the 2023 Artist in Residence program, this piece represents the spikes on the iguana’s back. Inspiration was also drawn from imagery in the poetic and beloved story The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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jungle unwind

massage

Aromatherapy

$75

Benefits include increased circulation, improved flexibility, and purging toxins from the muscles. 60 minutes

Deep Tissue

$80

This therapeutic massage is ideal for those who suffer from old injuries or chronic pain. 60 minutes

algae

$75

Restores elasticity and revitalizes the skin. Relieves stress, and purges toxins while increasing circulation.

nails

spa manicure

$35

Hands are soaked and exfoliated in a warm bath. Nail shaping and gentle cuticle treatment will keep your nails looking their best. Finish with a moisturizing lotion massage and the polish color of your choice.

spa pedicure

$40

Feet are soaked in a warm bath and exfoliated. Nails are shaped, cuticles pushed back and conditioned followed by a complete foot massage for relaxation, finishing with the polish color of your choice.

body spa

Tropical Fruit Scrub

$55

A blend of pineapple, mango, papaya, honey and an infusion of essential oils is massaged into the skin for a soft, silky and radiant glow.

Seaweed Scrub

$60

Rich in minerals, this body exfoliation, purifies the skin while stimulating new cell growth.

Honey Polish

$55

Organic cane sugar and honey works as a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin, detoxify, and stimulate your skin to heal and renew.

mud mask

$70

This mask uses special components of essential minerals and vitamins that help to strengthen soft tissue to achieve a toner looking body.

facials

spa facial

$55

Our range of facials detoxify, tone, and revitalize tired and stressed skin using all organic products. Skin is left clean, refreshed and revived.

For last minute bookings contact the front desk at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant.

All our services can be enjoyed in the comfort of your room, balcony or on the river deck

All prices are in USD and subject to government sales tax of 12.5% and resort fee of 10%

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Drinks

Hot Beverages

The Groves Cacao Hot Chocolate
US 4 | BZ 8
Regular/Decaf Americano
US 2.5 | BZ 5
Cafe Cubano
US 4 | BZ 8
Espresso
US 4 | BZ 8
Double Espresso
US 5 | BZ 10
Cafe Cortado
US 5 | BZ 10
Double Cortado
US 6 | BZ 12
Macchiato
US 5 | BZ 10
Mayan Mocha
US 8 | BZ 16
Cafe Latte
US 6 | BZ 12
Cappuccino
US 6 | BZ 12

Cold Beverages

Bamboo Bar Cold Brew
US 2.5 | BZ 5
Iced Coffee
US 5 | BZ 10
Cappuccino Frappe
US 9 | BZ 18
Iced Fevergrass Tea
US 3.5 | BZ 7
Ginger-Mint-Lime Garden Slushy
US 4 | BZ 8

Natural Juices

Orange
Grapefruit
Watermelon
Pineapple
Sorrel
Tamarind

Favorites

Tamarindo Michelada
US 7.50 | BZ 15

Tamarind Puree, pineapple, spices, lime, Belikin beer

Jalapeno-Cilantro Rumarita
US 8 | BZ 16

Jalapeno-cilantro indused rum, lime, simple syrup

Colada de Maiz
US 8 | BZ 16

Sweet corn, coconut cream, Kuknat rum, cream

Roasted Pineapple Colada
US 8 | BZ 16

Roasted pineapple infused Kuknay rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, hiboscus syrup

Mojitos

Cucumber-Basil
US 9 | BZ 18

Mint infused rum, lime, simple syrup, basil, cucumber, club soda

Hibiscus
US 9 | BZ 18

Mint infused rum, lime, simple syrup, hibiscus petals, mint leaves, club soda

Hibiscus
US 9 | BZ 18

Mint infused rum, lime, simple syrup, hibiscus petals, mint leaves, club soda

Cinnamon-Nance
US 9 | BZ 18

Nance & cinnamon infused rum, lime, simple syrup, mint leaves, club soda

Roasted Pineapple & Kunat
US 9 | BZ 18

Roasted pineapple infused Kiknat Rum, lime, simple syrup, mint leaves & club soda

Ginger-Mint
US 8 | BZ 16

Ginger slices, mint leaves, mint infused rum, simple syrup and ginger ale

Specials

Jungle Fevergrass Tea
US 8 | BZ 16

Fevergrass tea, roasted pineapple infused rum, lime

Sorrel-Rum Cooler
US 8 | BZ 16

Sorrel puree, sparkling water, lime, white rum, simple syrup, vanilla, orange juice

Lemongrass Gin
US 9 | BZ 18

Local gin, lime, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, cucumber

Mango Capirhinha
US 9 | BZ 18

Local cane rum, mango puree, infused mint rum, orange juice, hibiscus syrup

Nance Rumchata
US 9 | BZ 18

Nance and cinnamon infused rum, house horchata, coconut cream

Mayan Cocoatini
US 9 | BZ 18

Mayan chocolate puree, vodka, homemade rum, coffee cream, chocolate shavings

Bamboo Room Fusion
US 9 | BZ 18

Passion fruit puree, mint infused rum, orange juice, hibiscuss syrup

All prices are subject to 12.5% GST and 10% Resort Fee.

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the Rainforest lodge at Sleeping giant

wood fired pizza

don tonito's pizza
9 Inches: US 25 | BZ 50

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Black Olives, Onions, Sweet Pepper, Pulled Pork, and Fresh Pineapple

margherita pizza
9 Inches: US 20 | BZ 40

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Oregano, Fresh Basil, and drizzled with Olive Oil

pepperoni pizza
9 Inches: US 24 | BZ 48

Tomato sauce, Mozzarella, and Pepperoni

hawaiian pizza
9 Inches: US 24 | BZ 48

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Ham, and Fresh Pineapple

meat lover's pizza
9 Inches: US 29 | BZ 58

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Bacon, Ham, Sausage and Pepperoni

arugula pizza
9 Inches: US 21 | BZ 42

Mozzarella, Parmesan, Ham, Cheese, Garlic, Arugula, drizzled with Olive Oil and Balsamic Dressing

Ortolana Pizza
9 Inches: US 23 | BZ 46

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Roasted Tomato, Purple Onion, Sweet Pepper, Black Olives, Mushroom and Fresh Basil

garlic shrimp pizza
9 Inches: US 24 | BZ 48

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Basil, and Garlic Shrimp

extra toppings

add to pizza
Jalapenos
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Mushroom
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Black Olives
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Sweet Pepper
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Pineapple
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Purple Onion
US 1.5 | BZ 3
Pepperoni
US 1.5 | BZ 3

tapas

breadsticks with cheese
US 7 | BZ 14
caprese salad
US 10 | BZ 20
mini steak pizza
US 16.50 | BZ 33
bruschetta
US 7 | BZ 14
garlic shrimp
US 10.5 | BZ 21

All prices are subject to 12.5% GST and 10% Resort Fee.

Dinner

Appetizer

Mozzarella Sticks
US 17 | BZ 34

Seasoned, black olive crusted mozzarella cheese sticks, deep fried to a golden finish, served with a yellow corn vinaigrette, pickled green papaya and our own tomato jelly.

Pork Tail Tostadas
US 13 | BZ 26

Creole shredded pigtail served with crispy wonton and marinated leeks accompanied by a citrus yogurt dressing.

Beetroot Paté
US 12 | BZ 24

Smooth beetroot paté, chimichurri sauce, and  fresh paneer cheese served with garlic herb crostini.

Yellow Corn Ducunu
US 9 | BZ 18

Fried local corn ducunu served with a tomato and bacon jelly and topped with crema de queso.

Entree

Pollo de Cobánero Chile
US 18 | BZ 36

Chicken in a sauce of roasted spices with citrus-zested creamy rice and carrots infused with cinnamon herb butter.

Citrus Chicken Breast
US 19 | BZ 38

Free-range chicken breast seared in a citrus recado sauce with a side of sweet pan fried ducunu and green beans sauteed in bacon fat.

Paneer Steak and Eggplant Pilaf
US 30 | BZ 60

Chimichurri paneer steak served with creamy eggplant pilaf, cinnamon roasted carrots and our house red bell pepper sauce.

Red Pepper and Spinach Penne Pasta
US 18 | BZ 36

Penne pasta, dehydrated mushrooms tossed in olive oil, and organic spinach cooked in a roasted red bell pepper sauce, finished with grated parmesan and black olive powder. Served with a side of garlic herb crostini.

Prawn and Morcilla Sausage Carbonara Pasta
US 46 | BZ 92

Grilled prawns served over linguine with red bell pepper carbonara sauce and crispy morcilla sausage topped with parmesan and black olive powder. Served with a side of garlic herb crostini.

Camaron en Crema de Yucca
US 43 | BZ 86

Prawn served in crema de yucca with lime-zested rice and sweet arugula. served with a side of garlic herb crostini.

Tamarind Molasses Pork Chops
US 22 | BZ 44

1” pork chops marinated with Chef’s tamarind-molasses marinade served with roasted cinnamon carrots and sweet arugula.

Cardamom and Yogurt Lamb Chops
US 26 | BZ 52

Succulent lamb chops grilled to perfection served with a cardamom yogurt sauce, sesame arugula and fried ducunu.

Citrus Herb Fish Fillet
US 38 | BZ 76

Fresh fish fillet in a citrus marinade with a side of creamy citrus rice, roasted tomato, and red pepper sauce, and sauteed spinach.

Sorrel and Orange Short Ribs
US 19 | BZ 38

Local beef ribs glazed with a sorrel and orange sauce served with a potato puree and arugula salad seared in sesame oil.

Peppercorn and Cardamom Beef Tenderloin
US 44 | BZ 88

Beef Tenderloin drizzled with a peppercorn and cardamom sauce, served with bacon fat sauteed green beans and potato puree.

Soups

Kak’ik Chicken Soup
US 11 | BZ 22

Traditional Q’eqchi’ Mayan chicken soup with citrus micro cilantro and a side of handmade corn tortilla.

Tomato and Black Bean Soup
US 8 | BZ 16

Fried wontons stuffed with blue cheese served in a black bean and tomato soup simmered over a traditional fogón served with a side of garlic herb crostini.

Salads

Guava Spinach Salad
US 17 | BZ 34

Organic baby spinach, guava ribbons, onions, tomatoes, and farm fresh ricotta cheese, topped with salted toasted pepitos and a soursop vinaigrette.

Arugula and Black Olive Salad
US 16 | BZ 32

Fresh arugula topped with dried olives, Parmesan cheese, and infused cherry tomatoes drizzled with a yellow corn vinaigrette.

Lemon Grass Carrot and Green Papaya Salad
US 17 | BZ 34

Pickled lemon grass infused carrots tossed with farm fresh lettuce, pickled green papaya, infused tomatoes, and toasted pepitos with a lime zested yogurt dressing.

Vegan

Grilled Cauliflower & Chickpea Puree
US 13 | BZ 26

Fresh organic cauliflower drizzled in pressed coconut oil, grilled and served over roasted cherry tomatoes and a cumin chickpea puree.

Ginger Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steak
US 14 | BZ 28

Grilled bean curd glazed with fresh ginger and soy sauce, accompanied by spinach and cumin chickpea puree.

Sweet Potato & Crostini Soup
US 11 | BZ 22

Slow roasted potatoes in coconut milk and spices, served with freshly toasted crostini.

Sweet Potato & Coconut Creamy Pasta
US 13 | BZ 26

Locally harvested sweet potato served in coconut milk and assorted spices, tossed with al dente linguine pasta and basil leaf.

Farmers Vegetable Lasagna
US 14 | BZ 28

Hand selected farm vegetables over our classic tomato sauce, topped with Mennonite cheese, before being baked to perfection. Served with a bowl of coconut white rice.

Desserts

Coconut Caramel Flan
US 7 | BZ 14
Mayan Chocolate Cake
US 9 | BZ 18
Soursop Cheesecake
US 9 | BZ 18

All prices are subject to 12.5% GST and 10% Resort Fee.

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.

Vegan

Chickpea Curry & Peanut Pasta
US 10 | BZ 20

Al dente linguine pasta tossed in chickpeas and peanut sauce, served alongside a warm, toasted baguette.

Coconut & Ginger Tofu Stew
US 12 | BZ 24

Ginger shredded fresh over coconut milk, herbs and bean curd, served with white rice and fried plantains.

Sundried Tomato & Bean Soup
US 9 | BZ 18

Stewed red kidney beans and crushed sundried tomatoes, spiced to perfection and topped with garlic croutons.

Teriyaki Vegetable Rice Bowl
US 11 | BZ 22

Hand selected market vegetables stir-fried in soy sauce, served with our coconut cilantro white rice and freshly grated ginger and spices.

Black Beans Empanadas
US 8 | BZ 16

Hand pressed yellow corn tortilla stuffed with refried black beans, fried golden brown and served with pickled purple cabbage.

kids menu

Mini Chicken Fingers
US 10 | BZ 20

Seasoned chicken tenders breaded with spiced panko, deep fried until golden crisp served with potato fries.

Mini Brisket Quesadillas
US 10 | BZ 20

Cheesy corn tortillas stuffed with smoked pulled brisket with a side of pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.

kids beef sliders