Surrounded by the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve in Western Belize, Blancaneaux Lodge is a luxury retreat owned by the Francis Ford Coppola family.
The resort’s 20 guest rooms are set within the manicured gardens or along the riverfront and all feature carefully-curated antiques and thatched roofs (some even offer plunge pools). The two-bedroom villa includes a small kitchen and an open-air living room, while the Enchanted Cottage has stone walls, a Japanese soaking tub, and a fireplace.
Montagna Ristorante serves classic Italian food, Guatemaltecqua serves local dishes poolside, and a weekly dining experience is offered in the organic garden. Make sure to visit Jaguar Bar for cocktails, including the signature Jaguar Juice made with local craboo liqueur, aged rum, and fresh pineapple juice.
Guests can unwind with a Thai massage in the Waterfall Spa, go on a horseback sightseeing tour, take a dip in secluded swimming holes, and cool off in the freshwater infinity pool.