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Sun Creek Lodge

Punta Gorda, Toledo

Hotel Description
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).

History & Owners
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.


Private BathHot Water
24-hour ElectricityInternet on Site
Camping AvailableSnack/Gift Shop
Children Allowed


Can ArrangeReferences Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
12 Miles, San Antonio Road, Punta Gorda
The Lodge is located at Mile 14 on the Southern Highway about 2 miles from the junction known as ?Dump?. Look for the red signs for ?Sun Creek? posted on the highway. Coming from PG, turn right onto the dirt road and take the first left, less than 1/4 mile off of the Southern Highway. (If you start to see thatched houses and cross a bridge you have gone too far). From this turn, the Lodge is located on the left about 1/8 mile ahead. When you see a neat, thatched-roof house with lots of tropical plants outside, you have arrived at the owner?s house! It?s also easy to get here by taking any bus going to or coming from Punta Gorda Town. From the highway, the lodge is less than a five minute walk.

Local Flavor

Music, Art & Interesting People:

Melissa Kuppinger
Interesting Person - Renowned Cook
In addition to hosting guests at the lodge, Melissa 'invents' and adapts recipes using local ingredients. She substitutes plantains for regular bananas resulting in an equally-great treat!

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Name: Bruno Kuppinger
Telephone: ++(501)604-2124/630-1914
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 121
Punta Gorda Town
Toledo District

  • Peace & quiet
  • Service & hospitality
  • Value for money

Price Range in US $
Less than $30, $31 to $60, $61 to $99, $100 to $149
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Credit Card, Other, Travelers Check
By phone or email
# of Units
Less than 6
Can Accommodate
8 to 12 Guests

  • Breakfast included in the price (based on 2 people)
  • Additional meals can be arranged upon request
  • If there is no answer by phone, leave a message with a phone number
  • Vehicle rentals available from Lodge
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