If you are looking for a secluded and private place to unplug, watch nature, enjoy dark star filled skies, and relax next to Belize's most beautiful lagoon - come visit Honey Camp Ranch - where you will be the only tourist you see.
Our Cabana is made from local hardwoods with thatch roof, floor to ceiling screen front to catch the breeze, two full size beds, two hammocks, and full tile private bathroom with hot water shower. Note: The review below that said we didn't have hot water may have not noticed that the shower controls are backwards. ;-)
If you have friends or family traveling with you we have more options available in addition to the Cabana. These are only available if you book this Cabana. At Honey Camp Ranch you will always have the entire 9 acre property for yourself. See our official site "Honey Camp Ranch" for more details on extra room for your friends.
We can accommodate to your diet. Vegetarian? Free range no hormone chicken eggs? Seafood? No problem. Meals range from $5us (chicken or vegi) up to $10us max (steak or seafood). Drink are about $1us each. All your meals & drinks are paid for when you check-out. Luciano also loves to show people how to cook Belizean meals. Meals are made to order when you are hungry - There is no need to watch a clock when at Honey Camp!
There are plenty of activities to enjoy in and around Honey Camp.
Listed here are just a few of our favorites.
Hang-out at Honey Camp Lagoon!
• Bird watch
• Go fishing
• Joke around with Sandfly & Luciano
• Walk our boundary trail (¾ mile)
• Canoe to the Maya Island (½ mile)
• Ride bikes around the lagoon loop road (9 miles)
• Visit nearby Doubloon Bank Lagoon (3 miles)
• Visit some nearby hidden Maya ruins!
• Master the fine art of hammock napping
Other treks in our vicinity:
• Orange Walk Town
• Maya ruins of Lamanai
• Maya ruins of Cerros
• Banquitas House of Culture
• Maya ruins of Cuello and Cuello Rum Distillery
Your caretaker Ernesto (also know as "Sandfly") and his son Luciano will fill your belly with their delicious Belizean cooking and help you with your every need.
We are in the Northern section of Belize - Orange Walk District - Off the beaten path! - About 1 hour from the Ocean on a large fresh water lake called Honey Camp Lagoon.
The name "Honey Camp" comes from pirate folklore. Pirates were rumored to hide gold here and neighboring Doubloon Bank Lagoon. While we haven't seen of any evidence of pirates, much has been found that suggests Maya had occupied the lake for over 500 years. Now the lake serves as a picnic spot for locals and a private vacation spot for you! You will be the only tourist you see and the locals are very welcoming and friendly.
Most our guest take the bus from Belize City and we pick them up at the Orange Walk Town bus station. The bus from Belize City takes about 1 hour and cost about 3 bucks. Some bus in from the Yucatan Peninsula area (Cancun and such). Many rent a car and drive themselves to Honey Camp. Driving in Belize is fun and easy. We can even arrange for a friends small local car rental business to pick you up at the airport, show you the ropes of driving in Belize, then turn the car over to you for your trip. Your current home country drivers license is valid to drive in Belize and all road signs are in English.
Wake up to a cacophony of birds, and let the sunset draw you into a peaceful slumber. Enjoy the natural beauty of Honey Camp Lagoon and the surrounding bush, visit the friendly community of Orange Walk, or take a trek to revel in some Mayan ruins.
Staying at Honey Camp Ranch you will have a unique and personal "off the path" and "off the grid" experience with a close connection to peace and nature.
We provide pick-up and drop-off for Free in Orange Walk Town at the beginning and end of your stay.
OWT To/From HCR: Each Way = $30bz ($15us)
Pick-up or drop-off between Orange Walk Town area and Honey Camp Ranch in our Land Rover.
Private ride anywhere else in our Land Rover for guest is $2bz ($1us) per kilometer (the odometer in our Rover is in kilometers).
For longer trips - We highly recommend taking advantage of the efficient bus system Belize has available - it's fast, cheap, and better for the environment.
Also, if you wish to have your own car, we can also assist in connecting you with a small family run locally owned business that does car rentals in Orange Walk Town. They can even pick you up at the BZE airport.
Please feel free to contact us or visit our official site "Honey Camp Ranch" for more info - but come back and book here - We love how neat and organized AirBnB makes things. Thank you!
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We didn't get to stay at Honey camp because of the heavy rains and flooding that hit Belize, however Matt and the guys at Honeycamp were amazing at keeping us informed on the status. We were alerted as soon as the rains became an issue and decided to delay our stay by one week. From there on we received continual updates as the heavy rains persisted, eventually we decided to cancel our stay. I can't say what the stay is like here, but the commitment to quality and service that they have is phenomenal.
Had an incredible experience with Luciano as my helper and cook.
The cabana is incredible and was built by Luciano and his father with a few other helpers.
Definitely stay there!
This Cabana is lovely, neat and clean. My only disappointment was the water was cool and not as hot as I expected. This was minor as for the days were warm and cool showers in the large bathroom were refreshingly appreciated. The Cabana's craftsmanship was also impressive. A heavy downpour occurred during my visit, and not a drop was seen inside.
Luciano and Papi Sandfly are wonderful ambassadors for Honey Camp and Belize. Their hospitality, knowledge and respect for the environment is unparalleled. Delicious seems too small a word to describe the meals that Luciano prepared. Fresh fish, chicken, eggs and vegetables, rice, peppers and sweet plantains...I especially enjoyed the Fry Jacks with honey for breakfast. The fresh juices and Horchata, a sweet refreshing drink made from rice were also a delight. Papi Sandfly always arrived jovial and with fresh Papaya to which their sweetness had no end. Not to be outdone in the hospitality area, we're the three sweet dogs especially Hercules, who kept a vigilant eye at my door during the evenings.
I went for rest and relaxation so most of my days (and nights) were spent on a hammock listening to peaceful sounds of birds, insects and water flowing through the lagoon, watching fish and other random wildlife make appearances, sunsrise, sunsets and stars. Honey Camp is a great place to reconnect with your senses and nature. Honey Camp met my expectations therefor I highly recommend and will return.
My wife and I had a wonderful time at Honey Camp Ranch, when we arrived to Orange Walk Town it was Sunday and everything was closed. We called Luciano and he picked us up within 5 minutes, it's about 10 miles to the Ranch and it was such a beautiful sight of the countryside, the cane fields, birds, lagoons and fresh fruits everywhere.
Before we had even arrived at Honey Camp Ranch Luciano was such a Great host, we got out to pick fresh Mangos and grab some fresh green Coco's fro the trees.
The first day we stayed at the Ranch just to rest up from our travels and we had our first meal prepared by Luciano, WOW what an amazing cook. Each meal was incredible and way more than filling, the portions were huge, fresh juices and Veggies.... My wife finally loved a bean dish, Thanks Luciano. The Property was amazing and full of wonderful sights to see, the logo on was just like taking a bath, a bit murky but great nonetheless. Sandfly (Luciano's Father) was cracking jokes with me the whole time, what a great sense of humor and very down to earth. Luciano was always ready to cater to us an d help with anything. By the second day Luciano was hanging out and eating every meal with my wife and I (I had invited him to eat with us). We really got to relax after being on Caye Caulker for 4 days and it was a nice change of pace, we spent one day in Orange Walk Town and the people in the town were very friendly and interested in who we were.
BTW (lots of tiny Mosquitos at night so brings lots of Tea tree or repellant)
Thank you Matt for opening up your beautiful property..
We really enjoyed our stay at Honeycamp Lagoon. Luciano was amazing as a host (Matt was away on holiday) and we learnt so much about the area - shown the different kinds of bush in the region and many different plant types explained and experienced. I'd never eaten cashew fruit before! We were told of the long history of Mayan inhabitance - Overgrown mayan ruins seem to lie under every raised bit of land in the area. The ruins' history was explained as fraught with looting of artifacts - from opportunistic foreign pirates in centuries past to opportunistic Belizeans and tourists in more recent years. The threat of unchecked development to this site's rich history was apparent - we observed a lengthy private road paved with the bull dozed limestone bricks of what was once a sizeable pyramid. It was a priceless to see and learn of these things.
Luciano is a passionate and inspired chef. It was wonderful to sample the good of the region so masterfully prepared: big mouth bass, cassava, caucau(?), coconuts, habaneros, mangos, plantains, sweetsop. Very tasty and good value meals.
We cannoed out to several islands in the area with amazing jungle, mangroves and orchids; spent a night in another cabana surrounded by jungle; and we were kindly Invited by Sandfly (Luciano's dad) to his spot of beach next door, which was the best swimming spot with solid ground and a fresh current ( with which we seem back to our ranch palapa for lunch).
Whilst it sounds like we did a lot, the main thingwe actually did in our four days was to lie in hammocks swinging in the breeze, gazing out at the lagoon and playing with the lovely and good natured dogs - especially the cute puppy, Hercules; the older, fiercely scarred but adorable matriarch, Lala; and Ruff, who would hold out his hand to shake when you say, 'manito, Ruff!'.
This was certainly a highlight of our time in Belize and our time spent with Luciano was the best opportunity we've had to gain an insight into the richness of contemporary Belize culture. Thanks!
This is the most beautiful, unique and special destination I've visited in my life. I would recommend Honey Camp Ranch to anyone. The cabana is a lovely blend of quaint perfection mixed with wholesome charm. We woke up feeling refreshed, overjoyed and ecstatic to be there. Matt has done an incredible job capturing and preserving the essence and beauty of the lagoon. I had a purely positive experience at Honey Camp and will return in the future.
Luciano and the dogs made this a priceless experience. Great cooking, jungle walks and a very relaxed ambience. Highly recommended!
Honey Camp was absolutely AMAZING! My husband and I stayed for 12 nights and had our wedding ceremony right on the lagoon. We traveled all over Belize and happily returned to Honey Camp each night. The Cabana is incredible and very cozy. Luciano and San Fly are the best hosts. The food is YUMMY, mostly gathered from the garden and orchard! So much to see and do. We will definitely return. I also fell in love with every single dog!!
Honey Camp Ranch was a great base for us in Belize. Sandfly and Luciano were amazing hosts. The dogs are the best. The food was top notch, and there's no shortage of things to keep you occupied right there....but there are also lots of amazing sites in the area, including a day trip to Lamanai.
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