Fodor's Expert Review Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Lamanai, Orange Walk, Belize Fodor's Choice

Perched on a low hillside on the New River Lagoon within walking distance of the Lamanai ruins, this eco-lodge's well-designed thatch cabanas sit amid lovely gardens and have porches with lagoon views. The main lodge and restaurant is well appointed. There's a pricey, near-all-inclusive plan with all meals, transfers, and activities, such as a sunrise birding canoe ride and crocodile encounter. A room-only plan is also offered, but dining options in this remote area are very limited. The restaurant serves three-course, filling meals on a set menu, but the gracious staff will gladly accommodate any dietary restrictions. A dock extends 130 feet into the lagoon and is a good place for swimming, but keep an eye out for crocodiles. Bird-watching, croc spotting, and cultural tours, such as a Mestizo cooking class, are offered.

PROS

  • gorgeous setting on the New River Lagoon
  • easy access to Lamanai ruins
  • excellent tours

CONS

  • high rates
  • bugs can get loud in the nighttime
  • no swimming pool

QUICK FACTS

Resort
ViewsFamily
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 670--3578

HOTEL DETAILS

17 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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