The 'Apocalypse Now' director's inns set the scene for a respite by the sea or in a forest. MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE FOREST RESERVE, Belize — As Hummingbird Highway carves away from Belize's resort-laden sands, pavement dissolves into rutted dirt tracks and the dense jungle canopy starts to press it from all sides. The tallest buildings pushing through the foliage are Maya ruins, and howler monkeys and macaws lurk in the ceiba trees.
Sun, Sand And Seclusion: 10 Super-Romantic Beach Resorts - Feb 04, 2014
Even without that pesky polar vortex at home, the siren call of a tropical escape is hard to ignore. Who isn’t ready to trade their Uggs for Havianas, their multiple layers for high SPF, and their fireside hot chocolate for rum punch under a thatched umbrella?
Many are unaware that the Godfather don, Francis Ford Coppola, has a hotel line. Jade Conroy takes a lesson in how to holiday la famiglia Coppola way...Nothing beats a soundtrack of running water and chirping crickets after a hectic 24 hours of travel. The dense mountain forest and natural, deep pools of Privasson Creek were the much-awaited antidotes to a flight and stopover in Miami, followed by a short-haul to Belize City, polished off with (what felt like) a very precarious low-flying charter flight to our destination. We had arrived indeed.