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Banana Bank Lodge

Belmopan, Belize (BCV)

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Based on 141 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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Cabana - Banana Bank Lodge - 1


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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Chalet  - Banana Bank Lodge - 2


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

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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Suite - Banana Bank Lodge - 4


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 141 reviews
Submitted on 02-12-2017
My girlfriend's first trip to Belize and we decided to stay at Banana Bank Lodge for one night. The food was amazing and all the wildlife around the property was a nice touch. Lastly the horseback riding is a must do, beautiful experience for both myself and her. We stayed in the cabana and it was nice and clean and was very quiet.
Submitted on 01-29-2017
We loved our stay at Banana Bank, it was like staying in paradise. Animals and all. It was so peaceful. Until about 7:30 when the parrots and other birds they have on the grounds woke up. I wouldn't recommend staying here if you're wanting to be lazy and sleep in. You'll miss out on too much. We had dinner with the other guests and the homemade food was out of this world. Breakfast was also incredible. I didn't give it 5 stars only because I'm frightened by birds and the several peacocks they le... Read more
from Corozal, Belize
Submitted on 01-29-2017
Thirteen in our family... we stayed in a standard room and two cabanas. They were clean and roomy, nice beds and furnishings.and quiet.. (except for us)! The staff was EXCEPTIONAL! The food was absolutely delicious, fresh and nutritious! Love love love the pool and grounds. The animals arereally well taken care of and a joy to watch! YES there really is a jaguar! The owners are extremely personable, long time residents and knowledgeable on all things Belize. Their art work and artifact displ... Read more
from Cromwell, CT, United States
Submitted on 01-27-2017
If you are looking for a luxury resort, look elsewhere. But if you want a family atmosphere with delicious home style cooking, friendly staff and owners, and lots of for nearby tours ($$), this is your place. Think of it more like a very nice camp with nice, clean rooms (some with air conditioning). The food is served at specific times each day in a large eating area. There's no menu--you get what is served, although they do allow for special diets, and if you're lucky, the owners will join ... Read more
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 01-17-2017
I have stayed here before and really enjoyed it. Don't expect New York urban refinement. This is Belize. The place is like a sanctuary with horses, a small zoo, a beautiful pool and walks along the river. The rooms are unique and very pivate. I will definitely be coming back here with my wife for the experience, value, hospitality, and facilities.
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 01-04-2017
This was our first trip to Belize so we had no idea what we were booking or where. We wanted to stay a few days inland and the last days on the beach. This was the only place that had availability in our price range and the days we wanted (actually we booked for 2 because that's all we could select only to find out we would be charged for the add'l 2 guests, but I guess that's ok). The lodge is outside of Belmopan - about 3 or so miles off the Highway. I'm glad we had private transport because I... Read more
from SW Missouri, USA
Submitted on 01-03-2017
The Banana Bank Lodge was mostly a "last minute" accommodation. Our flight schedule into Belize put us into the country in the evening, and since this was my second trip, but first time driving (heading to Placencia) I thought it might be wise to NOT try yo make the entire trip across the country in the dark. So enter Banana Bank. One night, last minute, needed to house 4 people. And bam! There they were! Great communications with the staff. They were even able to accommodate our late dinner arr... Read more
from Honolulu, Hawaii
Submitted on 12-28-2016
Belize was a port stop on our Christmas Cruise. since we've done the cave tubing we decided to Horseback ride instead. AMAZING! I booked this myself since I'm a Travel Agent vs going on a ship excursion.
from San Antonio, Texas, United States
Submitted on 11-25-2016
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
from Punta Gorda, Belize
Submitted on 10-24-2016
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!!! :)