Sun Creek Lodge
A blend of traditional and creative ways of rustic living in the tropics combined with modern conveniences welcomes guests this “Naturalist’s Paradise.” Round, thatched cabanas are dotted throughout this “Garden of Eden,” far enough apart that there is privacy. The spacious cabanas, made of hardwood walls and traditional thatch, are elegantly furnished with hardwood furniture, lots of windows (complete with screens and curtains) and colorful linens.
The owners love to do things differently and even the outdoor showers have plants adorning them, making guests feel like they are showering in a waterfall in the jungle. It is an ideal place to stay inside and relax or to make as a home base to further explore the many “jewels” of Toledo District (or Belize).
The Lodge was completed in 2001 but Hurricane Iris came and wiped out the property the day before they officially opened. While many people would have given up, Melissa and Bruno Kuppinger continued to pursue their dream and have since rebuilt the accommodation which opened in 2004.
The Lodge got it’s name from the combination of the hot and dry sun and the creek that runs through the property, thus making it Sun Creek Lodge. Melissa, who is Belizean, loves flowering tropical plants and has incorporated her love of gardening into the landscape of the property. Bruno, originally from Germany, has a love for both business and the outdoors. Running the lodge and tours gives both Bruno and Melissa the opportunity to balance their creativity, hospitality, personal interests and formal training into one of the top accommodations off-the-beaten path.