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Banana Bank Lodge

Belmopan, Belize (BCV)

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Based on 133 reviews
Banana Bank Lodge is a family run jungle lodge where you will have experiences that will take you to a place away from the "real" world and nearer to
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Chalet  - Banana Bank Lodge - 2


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$76 $50
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Chalets are in two different buildings and each room can accommodate up to 6 people in single beds. Some rooms have double beds. The second building has one room that is divided and each side of the room has four single beds.

Each Chalet has:

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Caribbean Breakfast
  • Private Bath with shower
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Standard Room - Banana Bank Lodge - 3

Standard Room

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$169 $110
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The Standard Rooms are each unique in their design and name. Decorated with things like beautiful stained glass windows and solarium bathrooms. The rooms have a reading desk and a comfortable easy chair as well as a queen bed and most of them have a single bed as well. Four of our standard rooms are in the lodge which has a communal sitting area and a small library, adjacent to a patio that overlooks the river.

All Standard Rooms have:

  • Ceiling Fans
  • A/C
  • Caribbean Breakfast
  • Fill Bath with Tub
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Cabana - Banana Bank Lodge - 1


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$176 $115
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The Cabanas with roofs made from jungle bay leaf thatch are uniquely designed and built by Banana Bank craftsmen with fine Belizean woods; they are in themselves works of art.

Each cabana has:

  • Two Bedrooms, each with queen and single bed
  • Full bath
  • Caribbean Breakfast
  • Sitting room
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Suite - Banana Bank Lodge - 4


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$230 $150
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The Chateau Brio has three suites. Two are on the third floor and the other one is on the second floor facing a beautiful rock garden with a pond full of gold fish. Suite are significantly larger than standard rooms and are equipped with a small refrigerator and microwave. They also have either a four poster queen bed or a king bed as well as room for two single beds. These rooms are perfect for honeymoons or special getaways.

Each Suite has:

  • A/C
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Caribbean Breakfast
  • Private Bath
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Banana Bank Lodge
Mile 47 Western Highway, Belmopan, Belize Belize

Nestled near the Belize river in a tropical jungle setting you have a choice between thatched cabanas,  standard rooms or chalet all here to suit any travel budget. The dining room is full of exotic presence. The tone is set by the soaring thatched roof. Carved banisters, pink gypsum stonewalls, and rich local hard wood paneling make this a beautiful place to enjoy.

Meals are served family style and are widely reported to be some of the best in Belize.  Vegetarian alternatives are available as well. The family atmosphere provides a setting for lively discussion between guests of different locations and interest. Menus vary but center around the kind of home cooking we call "grandma food" and the girls put on some of the best cuisine found in Belize. They will cater to special dietary requirements and some vegetarian alternatives as well.

Other amenities at Banana Bank Lodge:

  • All accommodations includes a full Caribbean breakfast with eggs, beans, tropical fruits, toast, fryjacks or pancakes, juice, coffee & tea
  • Over 240 species of birds spotted and identified (ask for check list) 
  • 60,000 gallon fully tiled pool design inspired by Inland Blue Hole
  • Different varieties of orchids and bromeliads
  • Fully equipped Conference Room w/ projector, screen and sound system, perfect for weddings or business meetings or workshops alike
  • Endless photo ops around our beautiful landscapes.
  • Remnants of the Mayan civilization - unexcavated house mounds & temples
  • Carolyn Carr Art Gallery and John`s Historic Collection
  • Two story birding observation tower overlooking lagoon
  • Internet and wireless connection available in Chateau Brio rooms, front desk area, Cafe Carolina, Inspiration Hall, Pool, and Lodge areas
  • Great family environment (kids love it here and don't want to leave)
  • An assortment of delightful native animals & birds right on the premises including our resident jaguar Tikatoo
  • Star gazing with a Hi-tech computerized 16" Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (see planets, nebula, galaxies, super novas, globular clusters, and more) Star gazing is on top of the roof of the Castillo Carolina.
  • A solid team of cooks, housekeepers, gardeners, wranglers, drivers and guides who will help make your stay memorable
  • All you can eat, home cooking served family style. Belizean and American cuisine. We cater to vegetarian or any other special dietary requirements 
  • Free coffee or tea and fresh squeezed orange or lime juice anytime
  • Home to over 90 horses and finest Jungle Horseback Adventures in Belize (horses are trained as per horse whispering methods). Horses roaming free and miles of trails on our 4000 acres.
  • Centrally located for short distances to ATM cave, cave-tubing, zip-line and Mayan site tours.
  • We are a family run operation which allows us to be flexible in our schedules and have the ability to better cater to your needs
  • Home to the finest horseback riding in Belize.

Based on 133 reviews
from Yellowknife, Canada
Submitted on 19-03-2016
We decided to overnight near Belmopan driving in from Placenzia and booked into Banana Bank Lodge. This was an intriguing stay. John and Carolyn Carr were friendly hosts, happy to tell the story of the Lodge and the history of the area. The accommodations provided either cabannas or rooms on the main lodge. Cabanna was clean and comfortable with full bathroom and bed netting. Food was good. We had too short a stay and would consider another night to take in horseback riding and local natural to... Read more
from NYC
Submitted on 11-04-2016
We loved it! We went for horseback riding and got plenty of it, plus more!! My husband, 8 year old daughter, and I did the 3 day equestrian express package plus one night ride. We had amazing, varied, interesting rides, - jungle, forests, farmland, fields of flowers, creeks - and then thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the pool (perfect temps) and checking out the various animals in the afternoons. The horses are AMAZING. So responsive, sure-footed, well-behaved. Our cowboys were delightful. And we ... Read more
from Stillwater, Minnesota
Submitted on 16-04-2016
Wow, tough to know where to start! Banana Bank Lodge has been on my list for many years after hearing stories from my parent's visit here so we took this trip with our two children, age 17 and 20. When we arrived in Belize and were met at the airport by Mario, our good fortune began. We immediately felt welcomed and in good hands. We discovered on our way to the lodge that Mario had amazing knowledge about birds which happens to be a huge interest of ours. He shared information about local and m... Read more
from Jacksonville, Oregon
Submitted on 18-04-2016
I spent, with my sister and niece, ten days at Banana Bank Lodge in January 2016. It was a wonderful trip. There were ample choices for activities as well as a wonderful relaxing ambiance on the grounds and by the gorgeous pool for down time. You could do as much or as little as you wanted. We enjoyed jungle walks, river boating, bird watching, horse back riding, a horse whisperer lesson from John, Mayan ruins, the Belize Zoo which only rescues abandoned animals and provides a forever home ... Read more
from West Grove, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 25-04-2016
Excellent horseback riding experience... Pool is a great place to relax. Owners are exceptional hosts. We were there visiting with friends who live right outside of Belmopan. We did not stay at the resort overnight so i do not have firsthand knowledge of the other accommodations. Next time i am there i plan on doing one of the longer horseback riding tours, 1/2 day or full day.
from Lake Forest, California, United States
Submitted on 20-07-2016
My friend and I were the only two on our horseback ride. We were picked up at the cruise ship terminal by our guide, Cesar, who drove us to Banana Bank Lodge. There, we hiked down an embankment and met up with a guy who pulled us across the river in a sturdy boat, using a rope strung across the river to the other side. Once off the boat, we walked up the hill into a beautiful, lush meadow, where we met the other guide, Lazarus, who had our horses all saddled up and ready. The ride was wonderful,... Read more
from Fellbach, Germany
Submitted on 13-08-2016
This is a magnificent spot. Nice place surrounded by the rainforest. We had breakfast in next to the river. Rooms are basics as well as food and drinks. Everything has a kind of private touch. But we liked it that way. Friendly people. The place had seen better times I guess I hope the owner will renew a couple of things.
from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 20-09-2016
John Car is a character, he was waiting for my family at his lodge and gave us a personal tour and brief history of how he came to Belize. The damage the recent weather had caused the country did detract from the horse riding however the staff the horses and John compensated for that. My only regret is I didn't have the time to talk more to him.
from Punta Gorda, Belize
Submitted on 24-10-2016
Lovely Overall experience - we were there to Horseback Ride, and were pleasantly surprised by all that we experienced while there. Horses are incomparable - so so well trained so so lovely. Pool was a great way to cool off after Ride. Food was a lovely family-style experience. Coffee is a bit weak and not on early in the mornings when the parrots are waking you up (from their enclosure) so try to sleep in a bit!!! :)
from San Antonio, Texas, United States
Submitted on 25-11-2016
This was my first trip to Central America and the Banana Bank was the perfect place to take it all in and totally relax. The mountains, the caves, the rainforest, the birds, the horses. It's an amazing place for the lovers of the outdoors. I loved the room, the staff, the guests and the night sky. Mario even took us on a night walk in the jungle, just amazing. I really appreciate the Carr's sharing their little piece of paradise ???. Thanks