Welcome to "Our Jungle"
The Eco-friendly riverside lodge offers 21 rooms in a combination of private and family-style accommodations, providing an intimate setting for nature lovers of all ages. The grounds are set on 20 acres of lush tropical vegetation. Adjacent to the resort grounds is the 45 acre DuPlooy's Belize Botanical Gardens, which connects to an additional 37 acres of tropical broad-leaf forest, where you'll find an extensive system of Hiking Trails, which continue on to destinations beyond the property, including the Maya archaeological site Xunantunich and Flour Camp Cave. The Macal River is just steps away with the best beach around, where you can swim, relax, and enjoy unlimited use of tubes and canoes.
Our engaging staff, experienced and knowledgeable tour guides and great tasting healthy meals are just some of the reasons that make the lodge so much more than your typical corporate-style resort.
We recommend that all guests purchase The Package. The Package includes all meals, beverages, access to the Botanical Garden, Hiking Trail access, round trip transportation from the International Airport, and use of river tubes, canoes, and bikes.
The tap water comes from a 200 ft well and is perfectly safe for bathing, brushing teeth etc. We also have filtered water available inside the Treehouse Bar and Front Office. There are water bottles provided for each guest upon arrival. We do not sell water in plastic containers.
The lodge is powered by 110v current, the same as in the United States (with the same plug fittings). Our off-grid power is supplied by a combination of the sun and generator. There is plenty of power to keep your fans and lights running and your cameras and other electronics charged. Please try to minimize electricity consumption by turning off lights, and fans when leaving the room and by unplugging electronic items when fully charged.
Sweet Songs does not currently have AC. We do plan to add it in the future, so please check back! At certain times of year Belize can be quite hot and humid. Normally this is not an inconvenience for our guests simply because the overhead jungle canopy and cooling tropical rains keep our rooms quite comfortable, throughout most of the year, with just an overhead ceiling fan. You'll be lulled to sleep by a cacophony of tropical sounds or waking up to the calls of Chachalacas and the screeching sounds of Yellow-headed Parrots, underpinned by the cooing of White-tipped Doves, which are all a part of an authentic jungle lodge experience. If you would like an additional fan we would be happy to provide you with an upright fan, which will be put to good use during the dry-season, which normally runs from early April through May. Remember you can always cool off with a refreshing dip in the Macal River or enjoy a cold drink at the Treehouse Bar!
A laundry service is available for a fee. Laundry is washed, dried and folded. Just use the laundry bag provided, leave it by the door by 9am and your clean clothes will be waiting for you after 4pm. In an effort to conserve energy, cut down on water waste, and lessen our impact on the environment, we ask you to hang your towels up if you wish to keep them awhile longer. When you want fresh ones, just toss the used ones on the floor so our housekeepers will know to replace them. Bed linens are changed every other day.
Phone & Internet
WiFi is available at the bar and around the office. If you do not have phone service here, ask an office staffer to help you make your calls.
There is a service charge of 10% added to room and food and beverage prices. This is divided among staff from grounds keepers to servers (drivers and guides are not included). Additional tips are welcome and appreciated. If you had a positive experience and have some extra cash in your wallet, then you may want to leave an additional tip.
There is a 12.5% sales tax on any purchases you make for tours, restaurant, bar and gift shop.
We love it when we get return visitors to the lodge. To encourage this, the lodge would like to offer you a special discount. If you are among those who think they didn't stay long enough, it's an opportunity to catch up on all of the activities you missed the first time.