Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards - Top 15 Resort in Central & South America, 2007-2010, 2012
“Blancaneaux is the kind of place that makes you feel as if you were being put up by your rich, eccentric uncle. Of course, he's merely your figurative uncle—unless you happen to be, say, Nicolas Cage. Yes, Francis Ford Coppola is the proprietor in question, and his tastes and travel loot pervade the place, where he's blended Central American textiles, Mexican curios, a Thai spa (with some of the best massage this side of the Mekong), and most recently, a Guatemalan restaurant to supplement the Italian fare already on offer at Montagna. The mix works beautifully..."
Essential Travel UK - Blancaneaux is #1 Honeymoon Destination
Francis Ford Coppola, the director behind The Godfather trilogy, proves his creative talent goes beyond movies with the Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize. The resort's jungle and Privassion riverside was apparently inspired by the lush Philippines landscape of his film Apocalypse Now. Feel like you're on a film set in a luxury villa or cabana and fill your days with cocktails at the jungle bar or explore by bike, foot or on horseback.
“(Francis Ford) Coppola’s ten elegant cabins and seven rustic villas are the pinnacle of Central American jungle luxury. They are built on stilts, have ceilings that soar as high as 40 feet and are equipped with Japanese soaking tubs. After a day of hiking, biking, canoeing and horseback riding, don’t forget to call down (on the conch Shellphones) to order a bottle of [Coppola] wine to your room.”