Caribbean Room With a View: A Rainforest Getaway in Belize


IT WAS FOLLOWING a trip to Belize that legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola decided to purchase the then-abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge in the rainforest of Belize.

Nearly 20 years after opening the resort, the 20-room boutique property remains one of the region’s great escapes. It’s one of a pair of lodges Coppola has developed in Belize, along with the Turtle Inn.

It’s located in the northwestern corner of Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, a 107,000-acre reserve in the Cayo district of Belize.
And at the top of the property’s offerings are the Honeymoon Cabañas, offering terrific views of the waterfalls that dot the property.

The Honeymoon Cabañas are all about romance, perched over a Privassion Creek waterfall.

Each cabana has its own huge private deck overlooking the falls.

Enjoy the view.

— CJ