Hidden within the rainforest in the foothills of the Maya Mountains is a nature reserve and resort that attracts those who prefer to be surrounded by trees than towers. Throughout the expansive property, visitors get to experience the best of Southern Belize presented in rivers, waterfalls, hills, and numerous trails to guide you through it all.
With some nice facilities, The Farm Inn might be the perfect fit for visitors envisioning themselves relaxing poolside. Taking a breather by the pool is just what the doctor ordered following an afternoon out 'n' about.
Set in San Antonio, The Farm Inn happily welcomes travelers who are interested in staying in or near this hamlet. It is northwest of the center of Punta Gorda.
There are four en suite rooms in the inn overlooking a creek, each named after birds commonly seen at The Farm Inn, such as Mot-Mot, Kiskadee and Hummingbird. There are three rooms on the upper floor with shared access to the large sitting room and view veranda.
The lower floor has one suite, Montezuma, with a private entrance and large private veranda with hammocks. This suite can be taken as a self-catering unit with a two burner counter top stove in the spacious kitchenette. In the garden there are also two en suite rooms, Woodpecker and Toucan, both also featuring small kitchenettes for self-catering purposes. Each of these rooms has a lovely garden view and a private veranda with guest parking close by.
The Farm Inn is a very small property featuring a grand total of 6 units. Travelers who prefer a quiet setting over distracting details will fall in love with the sheltered setting at this compact location. This lodge has been given a rating of 3 stars, based on several factors, including features on-site, amenities, and more.
A list of the in-room conveniences available for visitors at The Farm Inn is provided below.
Please keep in mind that specific amenities can vary by room, so if you want to confirm exactly what comes with your room, check with the lodge before you arrive.
Among other things, the inn is a working cacao farm of over 3000 cacoa trees, that houses a collection of animals that roam freely on the property. Guests are welcome to tour the farm, and children especially love interacting with the animals.
The 52 acre property was originally a secondary jungle and care has been taken to keep as much of the jungle growth undisturbed as possible to provide refuge for a large variety of bird species and quite a few animal species as well.
Being members of the Toledo Cacao Growers Association, they are committed to organic farming. They have quite a variety of medicinal plants growing around the property. They arrange traditional chocolate making demonstrations on site as well as guided walks where the various trees and their properties are discussed, along with a guided walk through the cacao fields.
They are also members o=f the Belize Audubon Society and welcome bird watchers, accommodating the very early risers with early morning coffee before they set off on walks along their easy trails. A 14 foot bird watching tower provides great views of the canopy birds in the early morning and late afternoon.
Although there is a good new modern road which runs past the property, they are not on the electrical grid and so power is mainly supplied by solar panels, augmented by a generator which is run for short periods to allow for hot water for showering at night and some lights around the property mainly for guest comfort. They also have a swimming pool which runs off solar power.
To view general activities and amenities available to guests, check out the following list:
If you want to know exactly what to expect upon arrival, don't hesitate to call with questions just in case some of the amenities vary. Visit this page to go to a comprehensive article about the specific recreation and activities that The Farm Inn offers.
The on-site restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with a nice blend of African and Belizean fare, just be aware the reservations are required for dinner. The restaurant is mainly for guests and breakfast is included in the price. Light lunches are available, and dinners are normally cooked outdoors over an open fire.
They use fresh healthy ingredients and their prices are reasonable. They have a small kitchen garden to supply the restaurant and all produce is organic. Their layer hens are free range and once they become spent, are humanely retired to live out the rest of their lives doing what chickens love to do most: scratch in the dirt.
Besides what's available on-location, visitors looking for more culinary diversity should also check out some of the other local dining choices. It's a good idea to find out if there are suitable options in the area, though The Farm Inn provides some tempting choices of their own. For an in-depth look at this area's options, click here.
The services available at The Farm Inn, including the one below, may help you get the most out of your time here.
Guests will encounter many attractions near The Farm Inn. Plan a vacation outing to some of the closest attractions like Tiger Cave, a cave.
One closeby area of interest from the lodge is Punta Gorda. To get even more out of your stay, have yourself a side trip to a neighboring city and see what they're all about.
To learn more about what else is in the vicinity of The Farm Inn, click here.
Location: Southern Highway, San Antonio, Belize
Phone: (501) 732-4781
Secondary Phone: (501) 604-4918
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