We arrived at Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize on Thursday. It wasn't difficult to get to Belize (short flight from Atlanta) but traveling to the lodge involved a two and a half hour ride to a dirt road turnoff and then an hour ride on a bumpy, rocky dirt road. That's because Blancaneaux is in the jungle! We even stay in little huts that have thatched roofs and no air conditioning. It is hot but the breeze off the river is amazing.
The lodge is designed by Francis Ford Coppola so the restaurant serves his wine (we had the 2008 Director's Cut Pinot Noir last night) and it also has an organic garden that supplies the restaurant so the salads, herbs and vegetables are amazingly fresh.
The lodge also composts and has hens on the premises for fresh eggs. I had the spinach and egg omelet this morning and it was wonderful!