New on the market is a 25 acre jungle lodge situated just off the scenic Hummingbird Highway, a special property that offers the privacy of a remote location within 30 minutes of the Caribbean Sea and 45 minutes of the capital city of Belmopan. Originally planned to serve as an informal church-related meeting and vacation center, the property has been developed beyond that point to where it is poised to offer a variety of accommodations for persons seeking to vacation in a natural setting suitable for individuals and families, those seeking only relaxation and those wanting to experience all that Belize has to offer.
Accommodations currently available in this interesting property include:
• A 40’ x 40’ Lodge Building with six bunkbeds in a communal setting and one private bedroom, a large den, huge kitchen and dining area and two bathrooms;
• A replica of an ancient Scottish Castle with three bedrooms and one bath up and reception area, office and one bedroom down, and a large veranda in the rear;
• The colorful 20’ x 30’ cement Heliconia House with mahogany trim has one bedroom, bath, kitchen and eating area and a covered porch;
• Bear Grylls: a single bed in a more remote wooden cabin;
• Treehouse: a quaint 10’ high wrap-around porch with one bedroom and bath.
Other features that make this property special include:
• The keep of the Scottish Castle is topped by a large multi-purpose open area with sweeping views of the surrounding jungle and Maya Mountain foothills;
• A network of wide trails include a wooden bridge over a year-round creek and cement stairs climbing a hillside to the rustic treehouse;
• Landscaping includes a number of coconut trees, shrubs and a variety of flowering plants;
• Access from the Hummingbird Highway is less than a quarter-mile yet the site is imbedded in a private jungle setting with forest on three sides and a small citrus farm to the rear;
• The first stage of a six-phase zipline system that would traverse the undeveloped parts of the property;
• Electricity is provided from the national grid while water is sourced from a high mountain dam that serves only the properties along a one mile stretch of the Hummingbird Highway;
• A storage building and garage houses all vehicles, equipment, tools and supplies;
Caretaker services are provided by a husband and wife who live on-site in a house they built. Between them they provide cooking, housekeeping, groundskeeping and security support to the Lodge.
The option exists to purchase the limited liability Belizean company that owns the Lodge at its only asset. The property is licensed by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and satisfies all standards for service in the tourism industry.
Its central location makes this property ideal for the tourist who wants to experience the tremendous variety of attractions in Belize. Within 30 minutes driving time are the following locations:
• Waterfalls (Angel, Antelope, Billy Baquedier, Bocawina, Davis and Tiger Fern);
• National Parks (Bocawina-Mayflower and Blue Hole);
• Caves & Cave Tubing (Caves Branch and St. Herman’s);
• Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (the world’s first jaguar reserve);
• The Garifuna village of Hopkins;
• Dangriga (the “Culture Capital” of Belize and home of the Gulisi Garifuna Museum);
• The great Central American rainforest on all sides; and
• The Caribbean Sea with boating, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and access to a variety of cayes and the second longest barrier reef in the world.
This property has received a great deal of care and attention by its owners and developers over the last 10 years and it now awaits the introduction of new and imaginative ownership to take it to the next step where it provides quality service to the increasing number of people who are making Belize one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central American and the Caribbean.