San Ignacio, Belize
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Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, a Muy’Ono Resort
We arrived in the jungle of Western Belize after a two-hour drive from the Belize City airport expectant and excited about all we would experience in Belize. A stop to Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge was the very best way to kick off a family trip to Belize, filled with family fun. Upon arrival, we were invited for a welcome drink and the boys immediately discovered a wooden see-saw that would become one of their favorite forms of entertainment.
The Double Queen Casita offered comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations and a beautiful indoor/outdoor shower covered in gorgeous tiles and stonework. The sounds of the jungle soothed us through our night sleeps with the hymns of jungle wildlife right outside of our door. We looked forward to every meal at The Treehouse Bar, a trendy indoor/outdoor jungle oasis offering delicious banana pancakes in the morning and a fresh variety of local dishes in the evenings. We were thoroughly impressed by the quality of drinks and food at The Treehouse Bar and looked forward every morning to being greeted by the wonderful and welcoming staff there.
Our boys were on a hunt for jungle wildlife and we were all smitten to see a toucan in-person. The staff taught us all about the country’s national toucan and the varieties of toucans in the jungle and it made for a wonderful life memory. We also saw large iguanas, beautifully-colored birds and even a tarantula during our stay at Sweet Songs.
A lazy afternoon tubing down the river on-site at Sweet Songs made for the sweetest day and we really enjoyed the relaxing water just steps from our casita. Our boys enjoyed the shallow water and opportunities to go tubing, keeping their eyes to the sky looking for toucans and birds.
Muy’Ono Resorts offers several family-friendly excursion choices from Sweet Songs and we were excited to choose a trip to the local Mayan ruins, Xunantunich. This ruin, dated over 1000 thousands years old, was super impressive to explore. Our tour guide was informative, sharing all about the Mayan peoples and what they believed each area of Xunantunich was used for so many years ago. We learned about the excavation process and the boys enjoyed climbing up the ancient ruin, even seeing the borders of Honduras and Guatemala from the top.
We enjoyed two-and-a-half days at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge which was the perfect amount for our family to experience a local excursion, relax in the river and to enjoy highlights of what beautiful Belize had to offer. Belize is a beautiful, family-friendly destination, offering a melting pot of culture, religious beliefs and languages. Even though our boys had just finished school for the summer, the learning felt like it never stopped as we explored Belize. A lot of the items we saw in the Belize City airport boasted the term “un-BELIZE-able” to describe the country, and now, we have experienced why.
We left Sweet Songs to experience Hopkins Bay Resort, in Eastern Belize, another Muy’Ono Resorts property. If you’re planning a trip to Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, here are our three main tips:
And Do Good:
Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge donates $2 BZD for every occupied room night to a worthy community program, school, or non-profit organization in need of financial assistance. Each month we select a different beneficiary organization, with past organizations being Marla’s House for Hope, Liberty Children’s Home, Big Falls Preschool, Cayo Deaf Education & Farm Institute and more.
Muy’Ono Resorts believe every traveler should have the opportunity to travel better. This doesn’t just mean better experiences for the traveler, but also making the places traveled to better. That’s why Muy’Ono Resorts focus on preserving the beauty of Belize through philanthropy, sustainability, celebrating culture, and creating “WOW!”
By choosing a Muy’Ono Resort, you’re truly choosing to travel better. Your choice to stay with Muy’Ono Resorts directly makes an impact because Muy’Ono Resorts donate a portion of every night booked to worthy local charities. Muy’Ono Resorts also pledge not to use any single-use plastic and have invested in sustainable power sources, among various other initiatives.
As a whole, Muy’Ono Initiative has raised $133,382 BZD for its local community, provided 300 local jobs and saved the usage of over a million water bottles.
Use code GOANDDOGOOD15 for 15% off your stay! This code will not work over Christmas, New Years or Easter week bookings.
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I loved hearing about Sweet Song, but how did you get to Hopkins? Which resort would you suggest spending more time at if I have 7 nights?
Hey Cara! Good question. The Muy’Ono staff for a fee privately drove us from one to the next. It was about 2.5 hours and a fast ride. I think I’d spend 3 nights (one more night that we did at Sweet Songs). It was SO good and relaxing and full of nature. There is more to do at Hopkins Bay, including excursions on the boat and around town, so I’d do 4 nights there. It was my little’s favorite trip ever. I have a discount code GOANDDOGOOD15 which takes 15% off your stay with Muy’Ono. And be sure to book Flytographer there with a code DOGOOD50 to take $50 off a shoot. Check out the highlight on Instagram (@goanddogood) on all we did in Belize.