The Resort and Rooms, Sleeping Giant

Cayo District

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The lodge’s origins were born in 1991 when the property was developed as a private country lodge. Built around natural spring fed creeks, the original rustic detailing has been carefully preserved and is visible in the log beams, wood floors and thatch roofs, where all the material was gathered or harvested from the property.

In 2004 the process of converting the family gathering place into a lodge began and since that time the property has seen the careful addition of modern amenities without sacrificing its stylistic heritage.

Located along the Sibun River and resting in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, some of the most sought after Belize excursions are located in close geographical proximity to the lodge, including Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Caves), horseback riding, kayaking, cave tubing, the Black Hole Drop cave rappel, jungle hiking and more.

Located off the Hummingbird Highway, 17 miles south of Belmopan, Sleeping Giant is just over an hour by land transfer from the International Airport, making the journey seamless and swift. With the added benefit of the airstrip in Belmopan and 3 scheduled light aircraft flights daily to Belize City and San Pedro, you can be on the beach in 2 hours door to door, so eliminating lengthy transfers and a perfect location for what we call a “Green and Blue” itinerary.

A range of Spa services are available and can be enjoyed in the comfort of your room, veranda or by the pool including a range of massages, scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures.

When not adventuring off site, on site activities include kayaking on the Sibun River, bird watching, hiking and jungle night hiking.

With just 13 guest rooms on the property, Sleeping Giant is an intimate resort and the accommodation options make it ideal for varying group requirements, whether for couples, families or groups of friends. The room types are as follows:

Garden View Rooms

Located on the ground floor of the main lodge and opening onto the tropical gardens, each of the 5 rooms has a king size bed, local mahogany artisan detailing, 3 piece bathroom, air conditioning and local and regional arts and crafts

The rooms can also be set up with an option of 2 single beds or two bunk beds on request, sleeping up to four guests.

Spanish Casitas

The seven Spanish style casitas are stand-alone buildings offering luxurious and expansive interior and exterior space, with plenty of privacy. They are set up with a king size bed, however can have the addition of a bunk bed for families, or 2 bunk beds for groups of 4 friends. Choose from a Creek Side casita and relax to the sounds of the natural waterfalls, or a Hill View casitas, which offer spectacular views of the mountains.

River House

Located about 100 yards from the main lodge building and over looking the Sibun River, the River House is the perfect retreat for families and groups of friends. Each room has a queen bed, plus a bunk bed can be added to each room on request. The master bedroom also features a Jacuzzi tub. The house also benefits from a kitchen, living room and deck for those who want a more private social scene.

The hacienda style lodge is the hub for the social scene. The Creek Side lounge is on the second floor, where you can relax with an early morning coffee or sundowner cocktail whilst enjoying the open-air surroundings.

The dining area is on the third floor with commanding views of the mountains and rainforest. The menu is a testament to the melting pot of cultures within Belize and serves a delicious blend of Belizean, Central and North American cuisines.

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Room Type All Year Rates 60% Discount April 7 – Aug 31, 2015 50% Discount Sept 1 – Dec 20, 2015
Garden Rooms
1 bedroom
$299 $299 $119  $299 $149
Spanish Casitas
1 bedroom
$499 $399 $179  $499 $225
River House
2 bedroom
$749  $499 $299 $749 $369


Room Type All Year Rates 20% Discount Jan 5- Aug 31, 2016/ Nov 1 – Dec 20 40% Discount Sep 1 – Oct 31, 2016
Garden Rooms
1 bedroom
$299  $299 $239 $299 $149
Spanish Casitas
1 bedroom
$449  $449 $359 $449 $225
River House
2 bedroom
$749 $749 $599  $749 $369


PEAK SEASON: All Year Rates Apply

Rates applicable for 2015 -2016
Discounts do not apply to existing reservations and are subject to availability.
All rates are based on double occupancy.

“Having stayed in other rain forest resorts in Central America, I was not left wanting by our stay at the Sleeping Giant. The grounds are incredibly well kept, the pool superbly designed. We stayed in Casita 4 which provided a lovely sense of privacy and seclusion all the while being in close proximity to the pool and easy walking distance to the bar and restaurant. The staff were friendly and always helpful-this was a sense of warmth and interest that felt quite natural. The day trip to Guatemala to see Tikal was perfectly planned and we were very well looked after. The help of the Sleeping Giant staff at the border crossing was invaluable and truly worth the cost of the excursion. The casita was airy, well designed and wonderfully comfortable. The outdoor tub provided the perfect spot for a bit of romance under stars. We had a relaxing and romantic experience. The bar and restaurant are intimate-my only words of critique were that by the end of our stay we were ready for a more variety in our food and drink. You will however, find Swift to be a more than capable and charming bartender and the food always well cooked. The views from the open air dining area at breakfast and lunch are beautiful.
We would definitely return to Sleeping Giant and recommend to friends and family.”

Exceeded our expectations. Warm friendly staff, good food, and the nicest room we have ever had. The casitas are incredible. A few rooms in the lodge are like regular hotel rooms, but our casita was beautiful, and the service of all the staff and the GM, Eugene, was incomparable. Adventure package included a great cave tubing experience, cool visit to two interesting Mayan ruins and horseback riding thru the jungle. All guides were very professional and knowledgeable. Beautiful pool and bikes and kayaks available.” 

“I had an amazing time while at the Sleeping Giant. The staff made us feel welcome and apart of the family. The food was A+. And the Sleeping Giants grouds are kept up very well. There were plenty of outdoor activities to choose from around the area.”