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Hopkins Bay Resort
Hopkins Bay, BelizeEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Hopkins Bay Resort
The family-friendly all-villa tropical escape sits on a powdery western Belizean beach close to spectacular snorkeling sites.
Get away from the everyday bustle to this secluded 19 rough-luxe villa resort on Hopkins Bay. Grouped in triplex pitched-roof buildings, the villas are sleekly Caribbean in design with large picture windows, high ceilings and carefully curated artifacts. Creature comforts include air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and satellite channels, DVD players and iPod docking stations. All villas are situated close to either one or the other of the two outdoor pools. Hopkins Bay Resort keeps guests busy with a fleet of beach cruisers and kayaks. Hire one of the local Garifuna guides to take you around the area's natural wonders. Kids are thrilled to go in search of the legendary 'Dragon's Mouth'- according to lore it is the entryway to the Mayan underworld. In an emphasis of the resort's connection with the village community, chefs at the Beach Side restaurant cull locally grown produce and just-caught fresh seafood for dishes inspired by native recipes.
You have always wanted to cast your net in Caribbean waters? Head out on a fishing trip (booked through the resort) and later savor your catch cooked up by your guide on a private island.
Do not miss diving or snorkeling the world's second largest reef, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. It is only a 20-minute ride away from the resort.
Arrive at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) which is approximately 86 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 2 hours of travel time.Hopkins Bay, Hopkins, Stann Creek District, Belize
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Direct Beach Access
- Beachfront Pool
- Beach Toys
- Scuba Diving + Tours
- Concierge Service
- Private Villas
- Balconies or Patios
- Air Conditioning
- Gourmet Kitchens
- Living Rooms
- Satellite TV
- DVD Players
- Outdoor Dining
- 2 person max occupancy in the 1-Bedroom
- 4 person max occupancy in the 2-Bedroom
- 6 person max occupancy in the 3-Bedroom
- Complimentary wireless internet and use of bicycles
Why We Love Hopkins Bay
Blessed with beautiful beaches and within close proximity to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the small fishing village of Hopkins Bay is a slice of laid-back authentic Belize.
191 South Hopkins, Belize.
Where to Drink: Tap your foot in time to the rhythmic Garifuna drumbeats on Saturday nights at King Cassava. Located in the middle of Hopkins Village, be certain to order an ice-cold Belikin - the Belizean national brew or a pi&ntiled;a colada. Drinks for two $10.
Best Day Trip: Take a three-hour drive from the hotel and visit the historic structures and plazas of the ancient Mayan cities of Xunatunich and Cahal Pech. Sprinkle in a bit of adventure when you cross the Macal River via a hand-cranked ferry en route.
Outdoor Excursion: Ask your guide to arrange the 35-minute boat ride to the Southwater Cave Marine Reserve on the Belizian portion of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Then, snorkel the crystal clear waters and keep your eyes open for sea turtles and dolphins.
Why Go Now
August 7-9, 2014
International Costa Maya Festival
Music, dance, as well as foods from Belize and neighboring countries - followed by a very popular beauty pageant.
September 21, 2014
Celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Belize's independence with parades and lots of merrymaking.
November 19, 2014
Garifuna Settlement Day
Commemorating the day that the Garifuna people reached Belize after their exile from the Grenadines.