Vanilla Hills Lodge

3.0 star property
Riverfront hotel in San Ignacio with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Vanilla Hills Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Hill View (Villa Vista)
Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden View (Orchid)
Daily continental breakfast (USD 7 per person)
Superior Tree House, 1 King Bed, Garden View (Gumbo Limbo & Guanacaste)

Overview of Vanilla Hills Lodge

10.0 out of 10 Exceptional
10.0/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
VANILLA HILLS RD, San Ignacio, Cayo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Hill View (Villa Vista)

  • Hill view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden View (Orchid)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed

House, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View (Coconut Tree House)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Bungalow, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen, Garden View (Hibiscus)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Superior Tree House, 1 King Bed, Garden View (Gumbo Limbo & Guanacaste)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • San Ignacio (CYD-Town Airstrip) - 18 min drive
  • Belmopan (BCV-Hector Silva) - 55 min drive
  • Philip S. W. Goldson Intl. Airport (BZE) - 114 min drive
  • Belize City (TZA-Belize City Municipal) - 120 min drive
  • Orange Walk (ORZ) - 159 min drive
  • Independence and Mango Creek (INB) - 61.9 miles/99.6 km
  • Corozal (CZH) - 95.4 miles/153.5 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Ko-Ox Han-Nah - 6 min drive
  • Tolacca Smokehouse - 7 min drive
  • Bennys Kitchen - 13 min drive
  • Bambu Tea + Coffee (Santa Elena) - 9 min drive
  • The Guava Limb Café - 7 min drive

About this property

Vanilla Hills Lodge

A great choice for a stay in San Ignacio, Vanilla Hills Lodge features an airport shuttle. Guests can indulge in massages or mani/pedis, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights.


English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Tourism Gold Standard (Belize)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are couples treatment room(s) available. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.


3 Senses - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 47 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Tourism Gold Standard (Belize).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Vanilla Hills Lodge Hotel
Vanilla Hills Lodge SAN IGNACIO
Vanilla Hills Lodge Hotel SAN IGNACIO

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vanilla Hills Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Vanilla Hills Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Vanilla Hills Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Vanilla Hills Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Vanilla Hills Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Vanilla Hills Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Vanilla Hills Lodge and nearby?
Vanilla Hills Lodge has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Vanilla Hills Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, 3 Senses.
Does Vanilla Hills Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Vanilla Hills Lodge like?
Vanilla Hills Lodge is located by the river. Popular attractions include San Ignacio & Santa Elena House of Culture, which is 6 minutes away by car.







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10/10 Exceptional

An absolutely amazing stay in the jungle. Comfortable, gorgeous, excellent restaurant, and stellar customer service.
Sharee, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful experience and will have long lasting memories of a fantastic location, really enjoyed the delicious meals while watching the wildlife surrounding us.
Mark, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff members were all welcoming. Helped us get our taxi for excursions. The owners were working very hard and came out and spoke with us. I highly recommend staying here. We will be back. Thank you for a wonderful experience.The pool is so relaxing. The tree house highly recommend as well. We love Belize..
Michael, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Vanilla Hills Lodge is simply outstanding. My wife and I were treated with such gracious hospitality. The location is lovely and the staff is incredibly helpful. There are so many good things to say about this place and its wonderful owners, Claudia and Franklin. They did everything they could to make sure that we had an amazing experience during our time here. Accommodations were clean and incredibly comfortable. Setting is simply lovely. We found the dining experience to be superb with excellent wait staff and superb cuisine. We look forward to returning here.
Joe, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Danielle, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Had an excellent stay at Vanilla Hills. The treehouse was amazing! I also liked the pool and the food was tasty. Staff was very friend and helpful if you needed anything or to arrange tours.
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10/10 Exceptional

bradbury h f, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay at Vanilla Hills was wonderful. Stay here. You will completely enjoy it. Vanilla Hills is in a great location that is only a few minutes out of San Ignacio. It is like staying in a nature preserve. Pool is gorgeous and the restaurant and staff are top notch. Carina at the front desk was a joy to interact with. She also brought us drinks down to the pool after a day of exploring the ATM cave and was our waitress that night as well. She was so wonderful and friendly. The owner went over and above to help me fix my glasses that had broken by loaning us a small screw driver. Felt like we were staying with family. WONDERFUL place and stay!!! Highly, highly recommend.
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10/10 Exceptional

First time in a tree house surrounded by jungle. Also, 1st time in an outdoor shower. Food was gourmet but at a reasonable price. Owner was very friendly and helpful.
Douglas, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We really enjoyed are time at Vanilla Hill Lodge. Great Hospitality, great food and very peaceful.
Clay, 3-night trip with friends
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