11 December 2016

 
 
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Blancaneaux

Blancaneaux 5 Star

from £250 per room night

 
 

Location

Blancaneaux Lodge used to be Francis Ford Copolla's private retreat in the rainforest of the Maya Mountains. It is now a small eco-friendly resort consisting of several thatched villas and cabanas dotted along the bank of the River Privassion. The Lodge has its own airstrip in the jungle but you can opt for the, rather bumpy, 2 hour drive from Belize City.

Rooms

The villas rise from the jungle on stilts and have soaring hardwood and hand-woven thatch ceilings. Furnishings for each villa are from Mexico and Guatemala, the mahogany furniture on the decks and in the restaurant are hand-crafted in San Ignacio - the closest town to Blancaneaux. Luxurious tiled Japanese baths come with a view of the jungle sky and local herbal soaps to wash away urban worries. The end result is both soothing and stimulating in its exoticism.

Activities

The 300 square mile Mountain Pine Reserve offers miles of hiking and mountain biking (bikes are complimentary) trails for you to explore, you can even do this on horseback as the Blancaneaux Lodge has its own stables. The Privassion River provides crystal clear pools along its path, perfect for a refreshing dip! The more adventurous can travel the length of the river to find an ideal picnic spot. And a fleet of Land Rovers can take you to remote Mayan ruins or on shopping trips to Guatemala.

Dining

The food at Blancaneaux is as unique as the decor. Guests can start their day with freshly squeezed orange juice, bread baked that morning and plates of fresh fruit. Virtually all the produce and fruit come from the large garden on the property. The restaurant boasts the only wood-burning pizza oven in the country, and Coppola imported both an espresso machine and coffee roaster. The menu features many Coppola family recipes and proudly reflects his Italian heritage.

Hotel Address

  • Mountain Pine Ridge Area
  • Cayo District
  • Belize

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