Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize in the early 1980s and fell in love with the tropical paradise. He purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge, and for more than a decade the lodge served as a family getaway. In 1993, Coppola opened the lodge to the public, inviting the world to come and discover what his own family had already learned.
The Lodge is a 20-room hideaway that is surrounded by the jungle of Belize. Waterfalls and turquoise pools make up the grounds, which are set in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. Guests can explore Mayan ruins before coming back to their own thatched roof cabanas. Each of the cabanas has a view of the garden, and showcase native arts and antiques. A comfortable queen-size bed awaits guests, or relax in the hammock of the screened-in porch. More secluded accommodations can be found in the Luxury Cabanas if desired.
There’s plenty to do—including a spa and horse stables—with many different activities and adventures. Fine dining is also available. The location is so picturesque, you’ll swear you’re in a Coppola movie, set for romance and adventure.