You probably know Francis Ford Coppola as the director of the greatest gangster movie of all time. You might even fondly call him The Godfather. But did you know that, in addition to being an acclaimed director and owner of his winery in California, he's got five exclusive resorts in Italy, Argentina, and Central America?
Yep, and the godfather of them all, you might say, is Blancaneaux Lodge: A 20-cabana rainforest paradise nestled in the remote mountains of Belize that once served as the family retreat.
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And that same private hut, but at dusk, and romantically tricked out with candles and rose pedals. What, you're vacationing alone? Ohhh, sorry. Let's move along.
Maybe a few late-night laps before bed, then? Or, better yet, join the other guests for a sweet pool party before catching a puddle jumper out the next morning -- from the resort's personal landing strip, of course.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. When packing for this trip, she would recommend you leave the gun, take the cannoli. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.