Lamanai Outpost is one of only a very few of Belize’s jungle lodges to have been repetitively featured on shows such as Wild Things, Discovery, Animal Planet, World Gone Wild and National Geographic Explorer. Voted Belize’s Hotel of the Year for 1999/2000, the Outpost is consistently utilized by numerous high-end travel companies and is widely recognized as one of Belize’s finest jungle lodges.Perched on a hillside overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the New River Lagoon adjacent to the spectacular Maya ruins of the Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, "The Outpost" is one of Belize's special places where adventure, education, and leisure come together in a magical blend. Don't be surprised if you see Black Howler Monkeys in the trees while you're learning about some of the best Maya ruins in the country. And with more than 375 species present, Lamanai is a great place for birding. There's plenty to do and see here, but there's also plenty of time to get away from it all. You can relax in what have been called "the best hammocks in Belize," or swim off the end of our 140' dock. At the end of the day you can enjoy the sunset while sipping a cool drink from our fully-stocked bar, indulge in some of the finest cuisine in Belize, and fall asleep in your comfortable private cabana. We offer a wonderful atmosphere with attention to detail. Each of the Outpost's cabanas offers rustic elegance while blending in with the lush tropical gardens. The cabanas are handcrafted of local hardwoods with a palm thatched roof and feature: Lots of screened windows for an open, airy, feel; Powerful ceiling fans; Private bath with hot and cold running water; 24 hour electricity with standard outlets; Purified water; Daily housekeeping; Available laundry service; And a verandah overlooking the lush tropical garden or lagoon Our open air restaurant and bar afford panoramic views of the New River Lagoon and the ever-changing garden. You will also find a reference library and lounge area to relax with a cold drink before dinner. The highly praised daily menu is a blend of Belizean and North American cuisine featuring tropical fruits, vegetables, and other locally grown products. We will be happy to provide for those with special dietary requirements.