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Blancaneaux Lodge

Island Luxe

Mountain Pine Ridge 
Cayo District,
Belize

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Overview

Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge offers 20 guestrooms all individual dwellings with thatched roofs. Here 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 and amenities including an on-site spa with outdoor hot pool, a swimming pool, two restaurants, horse stables and an extensive organic garden. Guests can also explore the ancient civilization of the Maya, which still endures in the sacred sites throughout this magical region. Adventure travelers won't want to miss touring the ceremonial caves along the white-water rivers of the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve to stalactite caverns and the vast ruins of Caracol deep within the lush rainforest.  Travelers with the environment in mind will be aligned with Francis Ford Coppola's vision of creating one of the first eco-lodges, with energy supplied by a hydro system using the river adjacent to the lodge and conservation practices throughout the resort. 

Exclusive Amenities

  • Full Breakfast for two daily at Montagne. Also available through room Service
  • $100 credit (applicable to tours only)
  • Complimentary WiFi
The following amenities are subject to availability at time of check-in:
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out
  • Upgrade

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

Accommodations

Number of Rooms: 20

Honeymoon Cabaña

Perched over a Privassion Creek waterfall, the Honeymoon Cabaña at Blancaneaux Lodge offer the ideal getaway for a romantic Belize honeymoon. Our honeymoon cabaña has huge private decks overlooking the falls.

Riverfront Cabaña

All Riverfront Cabañas at Blancaneaux Lodge feature expansive deck with wrap-around walkway ensures a spectacular view of the Privassion River. Our Belize luxury accommodations are elegantly themed with native art and local textiles, each cabaña offers a queen-size bed and hand-painted tile bath.

Gardenview Cabañas

Nestled in our beautifully manicured gardens, the comfortable Garden Cabañas showcase native arts and antiques, plus a large screened-in porch with hammock. Our luxury garden rooms in Belize will transport you to an exotic, tropical oasis.

Deluxe Cabañas

Surrounded by lush vegetation and just a stone's throw from deep pools and tumbling waterfalls, the two Deluxe Cabañas offer a secluded setting at the far eastern end of the property overlooking Privassion Creek. The cabanas also feature a private infinity plunge pool, walled garden with outdoor shower and expansive hardwood decking.

Family Cabaña

A queen-size bed and a pair of twin beds highlight this spacious Family Cabaña. A large screened-in porch overlooks the beautiful gardens of our Belize family resort, which can also be enjoyed while idly swaying in the room's hammock.

Two-Bedroom Villa

Skirting Privassion Creek, the roomy 1,600 square foot villas feature a large comfortable open-air living room with a small kitchen. Off the living room are two luxurious bedrooms, each with its own full bath.

Francis Ford Coppola's Villa

Enjoy dramatic views from the elevated open-plan living area, take a dip in the private plunge pool or relax on the hardwood sun deck set in a lush tropical garden. The Villa features a small kitchen with Delonghi espresso machine, fridge and wet bar. A hand carved antique dining table with seating for up to 14 overlooks the tumbling waterfalls and deep rock pools of Privassion Creek.

Accommodations include two large bedrooms each with a spacious bathroom featuring showers with hand-painted tiles and Japanese tub. The eclectically furnished Villas combine regional antiques, Guatemalan fabrics, artisan masks and hand carved figurines’. Francis’s personal art and antiques are displayed throughout adding a personal touch to an already comfortable and stylish environment.

The Coppola Villa also features luxury in-room amenities including monogrammed bathrobes and wine glasses, locally produced organic bath products, goose down or hypo-allergenic pillows, iPod docking station, WiFi Internet access and a Shellphone intercom system linked to the resort’s front desk. The Coppola Villa has a full-time attendant to anticipate your every need or to arrange an evening bar-b-q next to the pool. The attendant is on-call using a walkie-talkie radio system. Book Francis Ford Coppola's Villa for an unforgettable luxury vacation in Belize.

Enchanted Cottage

Blancaneaux Lodge’s ultimate retreat. Reflecting Francis’s desire to create a haven to reflect, write and create, the cottage sits atop a steep forested bluff offering panoramic views over the tumbling waterfalls of Privassion Creek and the distant jungle clad Maya Mountains.

With an emphasis on luxury, the cottage features a bedroom with a king-size bed, writing desk and fireplace. The bath house provides understated luxury with its under floor heating, open fire, shower, Japanese tub and steam room. The cottage has a spacious kitchen that includes a wine cooler, Delonghi espresso machine, a breakfast bar and a heated slate floor. Adjacent to the kitchen is an airy day room with queen-size sofa bed, large coffee table and comfortable armchair. Screened doors open onto the hardwood deck and the infinity pool. The Enchanted Cottage is secluded and surrounded by lush tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. After you explore Belize activities, unwind in your personal hammock.

Guests at the cottage enjoy monogrammed bathrobes and wine glasses, locally produces organic bath products, goose down or hypo-allergenic pillows, iPod docking station, WiFi internet access and a Shell phone intercom system linked to the resort's front desk. The cottage also includes a full-time attendant to light fires, cook breakfast, prepare cocktails and anticipate your every need. The attendant is on-call using a walkie-talkie radio system. Guests of our Belize boutique hotel are provided a robust four-seat golf cart for driving around the property and visiting the main lodge and restaurants.

Guest Services

Laundry Service

Multilingual Staff

Facilities

Gift Shop

High-Speed Internet Access

Horseback Riding

Bar & Coffee Shop

Bicycle Rentals

Bird Watching

Boutiques

Canoeing

Fitness Trail

Horse Stables Nearby

Off Road Driving

Poolside Services

Spa Treatments

Sun Deck

Yoga Studio

DINING

Montagna Ristorante

Classic Italian cuisine in a romantic tropical setting. Our menu features traditional Italian dishes with a special focus on the Coppola's private family recipes, drawn from their history in the southern region of Basilicata. Pastas, fresh fish, and braised or grilled local meats are all prepared with organically-grown herbs and vegetables from our own garden. Our Belize restaurant also offers made-to-order pizza, cooked in an authentic brick oven.

Our intimate dining room sparkles from candlelight and is decorated with handmade wooden furnishings, colonial era antiques and Guatemalan fabrics. An open veranda offers moonlit views of Privassion Creek.

Guatemaltecqua Restaurant

Our poolside restaurant specializes in the cooking of Guatemala, a mildly-spiced cuisine that draws on Mexican, Caribbean and Mayan traditions. Local favorites include Salpicon, shredded beef salad flavored with sour orange and cilantro, Jocon, chicken cooked with green herbs and spices, and Rellenitos, a delicious dessert consisting of plantains filled with sweetened black beans.

Jaguar Bar

After a day of Belize vacation tours and activities, the Jaguar Bar is a perfect place to relax. The hand-carved slate bar, ceiling fans from the set of Apocalypse Now, framed pictures of local archaeological digs and handmade furnishings create a truly eclectic atmosphere. Our Belize bar offers a selection of fine wines and classic cocktails including favorites such as mojitos and daiquiris, as well as our very own Jaguar Juice, a potent concoction of local craboo liqueur, aged rum and fresh pineapple juice.

Garden Spot

For a truly unique dining experience, join fellow guests for a “convivial dinner” offered twice weekly in the organic garden.

The experience starts with cocktails offered upon arrival at the garden to sip and savor while touring with the head gardener to learn about the organic farming practices and to see all that uniquely grows here in our verdant environment.

Then join other guests at a communal table located on the open-air porch of the thatched roof kitchen within the organic garden. There you will dine on a three-course meal that is completely vegetarian featuring a soup course, salads and stir fry dishes. Even omnivores have expressed that they fell in love with the vibrant flavors found in the freshest of ingredients harvested minutes before serving. The only decision to make is what wine to have pre-ordered to enhanced this delicious meal shared among new friends. (The garden spot dining experience is also available as a private experience: please ask our concierge for more details while on-site).

Attractions

Privassion River

Tumbling directly through Blancaneaux, the Privassion River thoughtfully leaves crystal clear pools along the way that are ideal for swimming. The more adventurous can traverse a length of the river in search of a private riverside.

Organic Gardens

Our impressive organic garden features acres of vegetables and herbs, plus fruit and nut orchards. This garden provides up to 80% of the produce for both Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn. Additionally, our carefully maintained chicken coop provides fresh eggs daily.

Adventures through Mayan Ruins and Beyond

Adventures abound in the surrounding 300-square-mile Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve and beyond. Some of the most extensive Mayan ruins in Central America are a short drive away. Walk, horseback ride, or bile in the steps of the ancient Mayans or explore pristine rivers by canoe.

Tikal
Travel over the border into Guatemala to visit the most impressive Mayan sites in the Mundo Maya. Experience the Guatemalan area customs and culture.

Xunantunich
Once a ceremonial center in the Mayan classical period, with a spectacular view from the top of El Castillo, the main pyramid. The frieze on the eastern wall of the pyramid is one of the finest Mayan sculptures in Belize.

Caracol
Accessible only by 4-wheel drive vehicle and located deep in the Chiquibul Forest, Caracol is the most extensive Mayan site in the country. On the way, drive through rain forest, home to several species of car, as well as such rare birds as the keel-billed motmot, toucan and aracari.

Horseback Tours
Explore the surrounding area by horseback. Take a short ride to hidden waterfalls (perfect for beginners and children), explore a nearby rainforest at sunrise, view the surrounding mountains and forest at sunset, or pack a lunch and your swimwear and go for the entire day.

Barton Creek Cave
An exciting canoe trip traveling two miles deep into a remote cave, once used by the Mayans as a burial site, and for ceremonial purposes. The caves are adorned with stalagmites, Mayan pottery and bones.

Mountain Pine Ridge
Mountain Pine Ridge is the largest and oldest of Belize’s national parks, with an extensive network of waterfalls, white-water rivers, Mayan ceremonial caves and sweeping views. Bring swimsuits to swim in the Rio On Pools.

Blancaneaux Flower Tour

Map / Location

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Directions through Belize City (Alternate directions through Burrell Boom given below)

  • As you leave the airport parking lot take a left and travel along this road about two miles which then ends at the Northern Highway.
  • Take a right onto the Northern Highway and travel for 9 miles until you meet a large Round-about with many flags - this will be inside Belize City. (NOTE: There will be two smaller roundabouts before this which you go straight through but remember to yield to traffic that is already in the round-about. Then when getting close to the large one there will be an overhead walkway so get into the right lane as soon as you see that.)
  • Take a right at the round-about which will put you on Central American Boulevard and travel about half a mile to another Round-about.
  • * Take a right at this roundabout which will put you on the Western Highway and travel for 65 miles. (Note: You will go straight through a round-about in about 14 miles - do not take the road that goes to the right. Then at about 49 miles you will meet the intersection for Belmopan - keep going straight here also.)
  • At this point take a left into the Pine Ridge Road. There will be signs that say Barton Creek, Pine Ridge, Caracol. (Note: a half a mile or so before this the road is briefly line with very tall palm trees. At this intersection there will also be a sign will the triangular Blacaneaux logo - shown below.)
  • Travel along the Pine Ridge Road for 14.5 miles and then take a right.
  • There will be a brown and white wooden Blancaneux sign. (Note: There will be a couple intersections on this road but just go straight through them. Also there are Blancaneaux signs with the triangular logo to help.)
  • Go for half a mile and turn left into the Lodge which is marked by a stone entrance that has the triangular logo.

Nearby airports: Belize City [Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport], Belize
Distance: Approximately 85 Miles

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