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Onsite Activities

Onsite Activities

At the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, there are countless activities that simply require stepping out of your suite. Hike our best known trail to visit the gazebo and take in stunning views of the Sleeping Giant. Grab a complimentary kayak for a scenic paddle down the river. Explore the rope bridges hidden in the rainforest or visit the orchard for fresh fruit. Yearning for more? Take a Mayan Cooking Class or explore the 600 acres via horse and buggy. Discovering Belize calls for nothing but sturdy shoes and a sense of adventure at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant.

$100.00 USD plus tax (4pax)

The Cliff

The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant is filled with breathtaking views. The most breathtaking of all, however, can be found up on the Cliff. Currently, the Cliff can be reserved for intimate breakfasts and dinners. Take in the entirety of our property with a 360° view. Mountains rolling beneath you, endless greenery and foliage, the meandering river and the giant himself, gently asleep before you.

The watchtower overlooking the mountains and property at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Complimentary

Gazebo Hike

The Gazebo Hike is our most popular hike. It takes about 20 to 25-minutes and leads you straight up to the gazebo. Combine adventure with relaxation on this moderate hike that allows you to soak up everything around you. Don’t worry about the rustling of the foliage – that’s just someone letting you know they’re there. The path is a little steep as you climb up with the help of ropes and cement steps to get you to the top, but the reward is priceless: a view of the 650 acres of our property and more. You’ll be able to see the Hummingbird Highway snaking down below, the river, the orchards, and the giant himself.

Guests paddling in their kayaks on the Sittee river during their kayak tour

Complimentary

Kayaking

Grab a complimentary kayak and paddle down the lazy Sibun River. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, critters, and creatures in the water and trees around you. You’ll likely spot iguanas lounging in the trees, herons slowly strolling on the banks, and maybe even a toucan if you’re lucky.

One of the swinging rope bridges at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Complimentary

Rope Bridges

Four rope bridges can be found on the property, nestled within the trees in the rainforest with the river streaming below. As you start your journey, these bridges will take you over the river to continue your hike up the Maya Mountains.

A basket filled oranges from the Orange Orchard at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Complimentary

The Orchards

The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant began as an orchard. It’s only fitting that the orchards remain a huge part of the property today. The source of freshly squeezed juice, the zest added to meals at the Grove House, and a hand-picked treat, the orchards provide nourishment and a place to explore. You can simply walk through the orchards or visit them via other onsite tours like horse and buggy or horseback riding.

A couple sitting in the net hammock at the top of the treehouse at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Complimentary

The Nest

An adult’s treehouse, the Nest is two levels built directly into a tree. Enjoy the view from the lower deck or climb up to the netted level above as sunrays cascade onto the mountains before you. You can even arrange to have a private picnic on the Nest or use it as a vantage point for bird watching.

The horse and buggy passing through one of the shallow creeks at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

$25.00 USD plus tax

Horse & Buggy

Perfect for families and all visitors, our horse and buggy ride will take you through the orchards, past the yoga deck, and to the rope bridges where you’ll stop off to take a swim in the cool, refreshing creek. We offer endless ways to explore the property and the horse and buggy ride is definitely a family favorite.

A guest riding a horse at The Sleeping Giant Horseback Riding Adventure

$49.00 USD plus tax

Horseback Riding

Explore the trails with your newest companion who’s rearing and ready to go. Horseback riding is excellent for riders of all ages and experience levels. Let your guide know what you’re comfortable with, and he’ll be sure to teach you how to have a steady and safe ride. Your horse is already familiar with the jungle trails that she’ll take you through so just hold tight and look forward to the ride. You’ll cross two creeks so your horse can stop and take a drink and enter a clearing where you can walk, trot, or canter – whatever your preference may be.

The entrance to the ceremonial cave at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

$105.00 USD plus tax

Mayan Ceremonial Cave

The Mayan Ceremonial Cave is an intense adventure that starts with a hike and leads you to the underworld of the ancient Maya. Located behind the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, the cave is reserved exclusively for guests of The Belize Collection. You’ll get an intimate look into the past lives of the Maya civilization through the pottery, tools, and even skeletal remains left behind by the Maya who used the cave for religious ceremonies. The cave is a haven of geological finds, filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and crystal curtains formed thousands of years ago. Enter the cave believed to be the portal to the underworld for a life-changing experience.

A Maya woman hand pressing tortillas during the Maya cooking class the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant Resort

$75.00 USD plus tax (4pax)

Mayan Cooking Class

Immerse yourself in culture and learn how to make a classic Mayan dish. You’ll be taught techniques from direct descendants of the ancient Maya using fresh, local ingredients. Be prepared to use some elbow grease as you knead tortillas the way we still do today. After you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy your meal with a refreshing glass of horchata, a sweet drink made with rice and cinnamon.

$25 USD per hour plus tax (2 hrs minimum)

Golf Carts

Rent a golf cart and explore the scenic grounds of The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant. Take delight in visiting the lush orchards or pause to admire the intricately crafted rope bridges.

A guest using a complimentary bicycle at The Rainforest lodge at Sleeping Giant

Complimentary

Bicycles

Hop on a bike and let the jungle adventure begin on our fantastic trails! Explore the orchard, swing by the rope bridges, and soak in the fun along the way.

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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.

Summer Escape

Book four nights or more and receive $100 Resort Credit

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.