The Resort and Rooms, Gaïa Riverlodge
Affiliated with the multi-award winning Mata Chica Resort on Ambergris Caye, Gaïa Riverlodge (formerly Five Sisters Lodge) delivers the same quality of service, cuisine, ambience and luxury of finish. The result is first class, which is why we are in love with this property.
Each of the 16 private cabanas have luxurious touches and are all unique in terms of location, layout and decor. The lodge draws its magic from the property’s natural beauty, situated overlooking spectacular waterfalls located right on the grounds of the lodge. Take a stroll down to the water via the stairs, or hop on their hydro-powered rain forest tram, the only one in Belize. Take a dip in the clear waters of the river, just a stone’s throw away from your cabana, or relax in the sun on the tiny river-island retreat.
Located in the Mountain Pine Ridge reserve, Gaia Riverlodge is remote and and it’s a spectacular journey through the lush rainforest and pine forests to get there. For this reason, we recommend a minimum stay of 3 nights to make the most of the journey.
Getting to the resort is part of the fun – you journey through lush rain forest terrain and as you climb in elevation, witnessing the spectacular transition from rain forest to pine forest.
The 16 individual cabanas are nestled in the tropical grounds, dotted around the property. There is no air conditioning, however the cabanas are fully screened allowing cool mountain breezes and jungle sounds to penetrate.
The resort is the perfect place to explore the gems of the Belizean jungle – located close to spectacular Mayan ruins, caving, horse riding, trekking and more, the list of things to do is endless.
With design features that include Belizean hardwoods, traditional bay leaf thatched roofs and richly varnished mahogany interiors, each of the 16 cabanas are fully screened for comfort, and feature panoramic windows or a private veranda with hammock, ceiling fans, a bathroom decorated with hand-painted Mexican tiles, beds with pillow top mattresses for a great night’s sleep, and Matouk and Frette linens.
Garden View Cabanas are spacious rooms with views of the tropical Gaïa gardens, with either one king or two queen beds.
Mountain View Cabanas have views of the green hills of the Maya Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve surrounding the Lodge, with either one king or two queen beds.
Waterfall View Cabanas offer a direct view of the falls and are furnished with a king bed.
The Waterfall View Suite is a large suite over two floors for couples looking for more luxury and space. It consists of a large bedroom with king bed and private bathroom on the top level, with a living room with open deck and another full bathroom on the lower level. Both rooms have direct view of the waterfalls. For friends traveling together who prefer separate bedrooms, and for families, the living room sofa converts into a queen size bed.
The Riverside Villa is a perfect option for those seeking a quiet retreat, being located in a serene, very secluded setting on the banks of Privassion Creek, away from the main lodge. It has one bedroom with a queen bed, and a full bath with a beautifully tiled bathtub. The villa also features hardwood furnishings, its own private kitchen and living room, as well as several screened porches with hammocks and chairs offering a beautiful view of both the jungle and, of course, the river.
Located directly above the falls, the Gaïa Riverlodge restaurant and lounge offer spectacular views. The expansive veranda that wraps around the building is ideal for watching the morning sunrise or enjoying cocktails before dinner at the lodge’s bar.
The dining room is lit by lanterns at night, creating a cosy ambience to enjoy the fine cuisine, which uses locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as seafood from the nearby Caribbean Sea.
Breakfast choices include Continental, American, Belizean and Mayan options. Fresh fruit, assorted cheeses, eggs, cereal and yogurt are all available.
The lunch menu offers a variety of salads, sandwiches, and local Belizean fajitas and enchiladas.
The Lodge’s dinner menu highlights fresh local vegetables, seafood, beef and chicken, all prepared with a Belizean twist.
The rates are in US Dollars and are subject to a 10% service charge and 9% hotel tax. The rates include daily continental breakfast.
High season: Dec 16 – April 30
Low season: May 1 – Dec 15, 2017
|Dec 16 – April 30||May 1 – Dec 15|
|Garden View Cabanas (2 persons/1 bedroom)||$200||$165|
|Mountain View Cabanas (2 persons/1 bedroom)||$225||$195|
|Waterfall View Rooms (2 persons/1 bedroom)||Queen||$225||$195|
|Waterfall View Cabanas (2 persons/1 bedroom)||King||$260||$215|
|Waterfall View Suit (2 persons/1 bedroom)||$315||$250|
|Riverside Villa (2 persons/1 bedroom)||$395||$295|
Extra person in room US$ 35.00 + tax and service charge rack per night. Please note not all rooms can accommodate an extra person.
Minimum age requirement of 10 years applies for children
Please view our booking terms.
Perfect! – “Don’t be deterred by the long, bumpy road to get here. We stayed 3 nights in March and it was our favorite lodge on our 10 day trip. Landscape, room, staff, food–every detail was perfect. We had the Hopkins junior suite, which is the cabana best situated, private and overlooking the waterfalls. The sound of the falls lulled us to sleep every night. The cabana is large, clean and has a screened porch with chairs and a hammock. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner every night on the wrap around porch of the dining room–watching birds in the morning, looking at stars at night. We did their trip to Caracol–a long day, but well worth it. Also enjoyed the nature trail down to the falls and relaxing in the hammocks next to the river. Appreciated Javier’s advice and tips about the border crossing into Guatemala. We’d recommend without hesitation”.
Amazing jungle lodge!!! – “My family of 4 spent 5 nights in the Riverside Villa. I wouldn’t change a thing! Five Sister’s staff, accommodations, and food were absolutely TOP SHELF. If you decide to go, keep in mind that you are MILES out in the jungle and that every item has to be hauled for an hour down torturous, rough roads. Don’t go expecting the Ritz; but DO go. Yes, it’s hot. No, there is no air conditioning. Yes, there are lots of bugs, spiders, mosquitoes, etc. It’s worth it! The remote location is a perfect launchpad for: Caracol, 1000ft Falls, Rios on Pools, Rio Frio Cave, Big Rock, Barton Creek Cave, San Ignacio, Xunantunich, and exploring the Pine Mountain Ridge. Every day we explored far and wide. We always anticipated our return to the cool creek, relaxing in a hammock under the ceiling fans, shower, and a fantastic dinner”.
Romantic, exotic…luxury in the rainforest!!! – “This lodge is absolutely No.1!!! Not only the nice and exotic accommodation in the rainforest but even very friendly staff and very good restaurant. The restaurant is highlight, one of the best!!! Make sure you have enough time to get to the lodge (is 1.5heures from the main road). But it is on the half way to Caracol. Only 1.5 hours from the lodge to get to Caracol. The waterfall you can see directly from the lodge is lovely. To swim there in the middle of nowhere is just wow!!! 5 sister lodge is an unforgettable experience!!!!!”