Cotton Tree Lodge - Belize

Four- or Seven-Night Stay with Guided Tour and Daily Breakfast at Cotton Tree Lodge in Belize

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Sustainable Cabanas Surrounded by Lush Jungle

When Chris Crowell and Jeff Pzena opened Cotton Tree Lodge in 2007, they set out to create a “magical place where visitors could get in touch with the land, the people, and themselves.” Connecting with the land is easy: the resort’s sustainable, solar-powered cabanas blend in almost seamlessly with the jungle. You’ll also have a chance to learn from the people of Belize during visits to local villages. And if you're looking to just relax and enjoy the scenery, you can head out to the hammock on your own private balcony.

Hailed by O, The Oprah Magazine and the New York Times for its sustainable design, Cotton Tree Lodge aims to live in harmony with its tropical surroundings. The resort occupies 100 densely forested jungle acres in southern Belize. Elevated boardwalks connect thatched-roof cabanas, which are propped up by stilts near the banks of the Moho River.

Chefs prepare the daily breakfast from freshly grown fruits and vegetables harvested from the resort’s onsite organic garden, which is run by Sustainable Harvest International. The nonprofit group supports local farmers throughout Central America and also takes Cotton Tree’s guests on daylong service projects; in the past, volunteer groups have planted organic gardens at schools and built stoves that aim to conserve wood.

Belize's Toledo District: Hidden Caves and Mayan Ruins amid Unspoiled Jungles

Located on Central America's eastern coast, just south of Mexico, Belize is covered with tropical jungles and fringed by Caribbean beaches. Cotton Tree Lodge is surrounded by the primeval forest, but if you travel about 15 miles, you can find Punta Gorda, the capital of the district. It's a seaport where you can go snorkeling or kayaking or just lounge at the beach.

Another way to experience the landscape is by joining one of Cotton Tree's guided tours (included in the package). The resort schedules up to three excursions each day, and the trips may take you through nearby villages, Mayan ruins, or caves. Belize's tropical lowland climate is also ideal for growing cocoa; on the resort’s chocolate tour, you’ll get to learn how chocolate is produced, how to make your own batch, and how to eat it without using silverware.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a deluxe cabana with one guided tour for two, daily breakfast, and ground and boat transport to or from Punta Gorda Airstrip

  • Option 1: $529 for a four-night stay (up to a $1,210 value)
  • Option 2: $799 for a seven-night stay (up to a $1,819 value)

Book by: 12/7/12
Travel by: 7/15/13

Included in all options:

  • One boat transfer to or from Punta Gorda Airstrip
  • One ground transport to or from Punta Gorda Airstrip
  • Daily breakfast
  • One guided tour for two

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Private balconies with hammocks
  • Guided tours of local villages and parks
  • Restaurant and full bar
  • Organic garden
  • Horseback riding onsite
  • Hiking, biking, swimming, and kayaking onsite
  • Pottery studio
  • Private bathrooms
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 12/7/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 7/15/13
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Not valid 12/22-12/31 and 3/30-4/6
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required
  • All cancellations subject to $100 fee
  • 60-day cancellation notice or fee up to 25% of Groupon price applies; 30-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Valid only for Deluxe Cabana
  • 11% tax and 10% service fee not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Cabana

  • One or two queen beds; additional bedding in bunk beds may be available upon request
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $40 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; $20 per night for each additional kid 12 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) and a domestic flight to Punta Gorda Airstrip
  • By car: about 163 miles (262 km) from Belize City

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • In addition to included breakfasts, lunch ($12) and dinner ($24) are available at Cotton Tree's restaurant with set menus that change daily.
  • WiFi is available only in the main lodge.
  • Select excursions may be unavailable due to weather conditions.

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