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Jade Jungle Resort

Pook's Hill

Jade Jungle Resort (formerly Pook's Hill) is a remote rainforest lodge in the Mayan Mountains of Belize, with just a handful of thatched cabins visited by exotic birds and monkeys. relax or enjoy organised outdoor activities. 

This intimate lodge is set in a grassy clearing surrounded by dense forest and tropical foliage on the edge of Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. It’s embedded in natural landscapes: the nearest town of any size is the Belizean capital Belmopan, 20km away, while the drive from Belize City takes about 90mins.

Jade Jungle Resort is a great place to relax, absorbing the sights and sounds of the verdant scenery – howler monkeys lurk in the vicinity - or observing some of the exotic birds which visit the property. There are just 11 simple thatched cabins, each fully screened, with private bathroom. Meals are served buffet-style, taken around a large table where you have the opportunity to mix with your fellow guests.

The veranda bar and lounge (with small butterfly collection) is another popular spot to mingle. If you are feeling like a bit of exercise, wander along the extensive network of trails which reach a couple of natural pools where you can swim or go tubing. For a little more excitement, there are more challenging hikes with caves to explore, and horse riding.  The lodge is also well placed for visits to the popular Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) caves.

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What our clients say

  • Highlights:- “Particularly impressed by Belize lodges - obviously higher price but well equipped for activities we enjoy such as bird/animal watching, canoeing etc 

    GW, Chinnor
  • We knew nothing about Guatemala and Belize before our trip and had not visited Central America.  We relied on JLA understanding our interests and the resulting recommendations proved very successful.

    NW, Wells
  • Local flights were amazing enabling us to really see and appreciate the country.  In three weeks we only met 3 other British couples as most travellers appeared to be from…

    CT, Horley
  • Brilliant holiday, Chan Chich was superb and we really enjoyed Victoria House. We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring…

    RW, Usk
  • Local flights were amazing enabling us to really see and appreciate the country....The diversity of the local cultures and cuisine were a wonderful surprise and experience.

    CT, Hortley
  • We went mainly for the scuba diving in Belize which didn't fail to impress - truly world class.

    AA, Market
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Our Expert's Opinion

The idyll surroundings of this property were a favourite to relax and watch nature. It's simple but well appointed with a great atmosphere.

Mary
Mary Anne Nelson Travel Expert Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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