Friday, May 30, 2014

Belize vacation, May 2014

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Hubby and I enjoyed a week stay in Belize..The first four days we stayed at the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge near Belmopan and the last three nights were on the coast near the village of Hopkins. The Sleeping Giant was a wonderfully run lodge, with friendly employees and a great tour desk.

Belize is located on the Northeastern Coast of Central America. It is the only country in the area that English is the official language. Belize is bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the south and west and the Caribbean Sea is on east coast.  From 1862 to 1973 Belize was called the British Honduras and was part of the British Empire.

Our room for 4 nights and yes the air conditioning was running the whole time we were there.  You could choose a garden view room for two people or they have the Casitas (little cottages that stand alone and sleep up to 4 people).

 The pool was recently added, it is pretty. A nice hot tub was close by too.

This was our view in the morning for breakfast.. I was always seeing birds moving around the tree with the purple blooms.. It was a treat for me to have fresh squeezed orange juice in the mornings.. There is an orange orchard and farm adjacent to the resort.

The resort was beautifully landscaped with bougainvillea, flamboyant trees and gorgeous exotic plants.  

This walkway led to the river, the resort offered the use of inflatable kayaks and tubes.

The walkway led to this pretty view of the Sibun River and the mountains in the distance.. During each visit to the river we would see one or two Green Kingfishers. 

It was nice to come back to the room after a tour to see our cute towel critters.  This one is a dragonfly. 

The is the garden view outside our room, I was happy just to see the hummingbirds hanging around all the flowers.. 

I would recommend the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Resort for a good time in Belize..

Thanks for stopping by and  I wish everyone a happy day!

I hope you enjoyed my travel and scenic post.  I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.  

 Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by to see my post and thanks to Gemma for hosting Scenic Weekends. also thank to Alma the host @ The Tablescaper
And Keryn from Friday Postcards


  1. How GORGEOUS and Exotic "Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge"is♡♡♡ Fresh squeezed orange juice at the place like that must be heavily feeling♪ Thank you very much for the wonderful picture tour with you, I enjoyed the tropical atmosphere very much.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  2. An enchanting resort. Lovely yellow shade in the first photo.

  3. Sounds like such a perfect getaway week . . .
    Lovely vistas!

  4. Good morning Eileen!!Belize is a very beautiful and interesting place!!I can imagine how it was staying in the resort!!Gorgeous pictures!Amazing nature!!Thank you for sharing!!Have a happy weekend!!Hugs!

  5. All the scenes look so familiar to me.

  6. Such a lovely getaway. I am always amazed by the different ways a towel can be presented :-) Beautiful shots xx

  7. oh my goodness. what a great trip. i love it all ... i enjoy the hotels creative. reminds me of our honeymoon & how they were so creative at Disney World. from towels to soaps ... it was so fun! great share. ( :

  8. you must have had a marvellous time. I'm so happy for you.

  9. Days like yours in Belize could be endloss ... Looks like a dream, really!
    Thanks for joining with us!

    And also thanks for leaving words on my blog ... Frauke

  10. I enjoyed your post. I've often wondered about travel to Belize and though I know many travellers I've never met anyone who has been to Belize. Your photos are lovely and the resource sounds and looks so relaxing and beautiful. xx

  11. Fantastic photos,Eileen!I wish I could be there too!

  12. This is a little known area in my part of the world, although recently there have been many advertisements bringing its beauty to light. It was nice to get your perspective on it. :)

  13. Eileen this looks wonderful. And the bids you share in your other blog make a visit to really enjoy.

  14. °º。✿✿彡
    É muito agradável ver belas paisagens e um lugar tão bonito.
    Ótimas fotos de recordação.

    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.✿º°。

  15. Lindo lugar para férias! Ótimo domingo e semana nova! beijos,chica

  16. In the tropics, you really need the airconditioning to sleep.

  17. So lush and beautiful!
    Great photos and narrative.


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