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Gaia River Lodge is a peaceful sanctuary retreat in Belize’s Mountain Pine Ridge, perched in the natural beauty of pine forest overlooking spectacular waterfalls in the lodge's grounds.
There are 16 private cabanas which vary in size and location, each individually decorated in traditional Belizean style with baby leaf thatched roofs, mahogany interiors and luxurious Matouk and Frette linens.
The restaurant is situated directly above the water falls, and has a large veranda, creating a perfect setting for dining, or an evening cocktail. The Chef serves up a great selection of international dishes, sourced from locally grown fruits and vegetables, with local flavours to tantalise the taste buds. Guests can also enjoy fresh seafood from the nearby Caribbean Sea.
This is a great place to get in touch with nature and explore the surrounding areas. There are tours to see wildlife a plenty, as well as adventurous excursions to Caracol, Belize's largest Mayan ruin. Hiking, biking or horse riding may be more appealing, which can be enjoyed throughout the Pine Forest Reserve, or the jungle. Canoeing, cave tubing and zip lining, however, may be ones for the thrill seekers.
Why we love it
Guests can swim in the fresh water river, which is only a stone's throw from their cabana.
Will, Original Traveller