Longing for a trip where the monkeys swinging around your terrace aren’t your monkeys? Feeling drawn to a getaway that immerses you in a pristine natural habitat without marring it in the process? Then a vacation to one of these awesome eco-resorts—with activities to thrill everyone in your tribe—is for you. Read on for a deep dive into nine terrific resorts that embrace the environment, fun, and families, too.

Table Rock Jungle Lodge

This hundred-acre reserve on the ancient Macal River in Belize places families front-row for the sights and sounds of the jungle, with days filled by exploring archeological sites, hiking, swimming, canoeing, and birdwatching. With a working fruit farm on property—guests are invited to help themselves as long as they eat what they pick—electricity generated by battery and solar power, and running water that's supplied in large part by rainwater, you'll hardly leave a footprint in this tropical paradise.

For the Wee Wild Ones: Take the kids cave tubing in the crystal clear waters of Jaguar Paw, or on an aerial zip line adventure throughout the jungle canopy for maximum thrills. Once you get them back to Table Rock Jungle Lodge, they'll be ready for the pebbled swimming beach!

Mile 5 Cristo Rey Road
San Ignacio Town, Cayo District, Belize
Phone: 501-672-4040
Online: tablerockbelize.com

photo: Table Rock Jungle Lodge

Have you been to any of these eco-resorts for families? Don’t be shy! Tell us all about your visit in the comments section below. 

—Shelley Massey