half hour outside of Belize City, hidden along the Caribbean
Coast, lies an old Colonial Estate aptly named Smuggler's
Run Plantation. Whether you are looking for a relaxing laid-back
retreat, or are out for fun and adventure, there is something
here for everyone.
Run is a 1000 acre Plantation, bursting with verdant tropical
vegetation. The Plantation has evolved throughout the centuries,
first as Mayan Settlement, then on to become a Bucaneer
(Politically correct word for "Pirate") Logging
Camp, and more recently (1920's) a British Colonial Plantation
exporting Limes and coconuts back to the United Kingdom
for manufactoring delicate English tea biscuits. In addition
to the beautiful natural jungle surroundings, there are
a variety of rolling green, fruit orchards such as mango,
grapefruit, tangerine, lime and an exotic local variety
of apple that taste something like a cross between an apple
and a pear. (seasonal).
area plays host to a colorful array of wildlife including
many species of birds, white tailed deer, green iguanas
and much more. The Plantation affords the enthusist close
up interaction with wildlife and an array of domestic animals.
We are very aware of how important our wildlife is to the
country of Belize and the world in general, and are in the
planning stages of setting up projects to breed and release
Green Iguanas and Yellow head Parrots. We hope to continue
such projects again in the near future.
Run offers a wide variety of tours set amid the lush greenery
that is Belize. Discover the best of Belize by using tours
to include Horseback riding, river tours, and jungle bicycle
adventures, to name but a few. For the nature lover who
may want a more relaxed adventure we have rainforest trails,
Butterfly Experiences, Birding Packages and so much more.
because you find yourself in the middle of the Jungle does
not mean that you must live like a savage. Enjoy fine dining
as early English explorers once did but also use our more
modern facilities to access the services and creature comforts
of home. Essential services include equipment rentals (such
as binoculars and cameras), postal services, modern bathroom
facilities, first aid and so much more.
your rainforest, ruin, or water adventure, we make sure
that you have the opportunity to experience excellent dining
and watering destinations right here on the Plantation!
Enjoy the famous Belizean Rice & Beans, Belikin Beer
and perhaps some Key Lime pie at our restaurant and bar
facilities. Sift through our musical library find, and record
that Caribbean Song you have been wanting for so long while
you sip an expresso or enjoy "High Tea".
visit our Tours & Attractions
page for further information about things you can see and
do at Smuggler’s Run Plantation.
Run Plantation is a one-stop destination for all travelers
who are looking for adventure, relaxation, shopping, fine
dining and unforgettable memories all amid our green tropical
paradise. We look forward to welcoming you to Belize!