Gaia River Lodge
Sleep to the sounds of the waterfall.
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It’s as serene an escape as you want it to be; the adults-only waterfall-view rooms and cabanas are the ones to get if you can, but there’s no place on the property that’s anything less than spectacular. The accommodations are traditional on the outside, with thatched roofs, the better to blend into their surroundings — inside, they’re contemporary-classic, rustic at heart but with just the right measure of luxe polish.
There’s a spa, a lobby bar, and a treehouse-style restaurant; for the most part, however, the hotel’s public spaces are the rainforest itself. There’s a natural pool attached to the river, there’s an organic garden, and off-site there’s no end of things to see and do — from tours of the Maya archaeological site of Caracol to horseback tours, hikes, cave tubing, zip-lining, you name it. You’re right in the middle of Belize’s largest national park, and if ever there’s a place for a hotel named for the Earth itself, this is it.
- 15 Rooms
- Style: Contemporary Classic
- Atmosphere: Secluded
- Free parking
- Free wi-fi
- Luggage storage
- Multi-lingual staff
- No pets allowed
- Spa treatments (on request)
- Wake-up service
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