Dorothy and Jabbar seemed like nice people, but after 3 nights here I was ready to move on. I stayed in the thatch cabana that was part of the drumming center (not the beach cabanas.) A mini fridge and a mosquito net were provided. For budget accommodation, it wasn't too bad overall. However, it felt strange for me to basically be in their yard - their friends, sometimes drunk, would come and go and most the time I either felt like I was a little too much in their space or they were a little too much in mine. The room appeared mostly clean, but I was provided with only about a fourth of a roll of toilet paper, and a mostly-used bar of soap that didn't look too appealing. They just seemed a bit spaced out here - I got the sense that this wasn't exactly their highest priority.
I did really enjoy the drumming lessons though! And Hopkins is absolutely lovely - I loved the food at Thong's, Innie's, Yugadah's, and King Cassava's. The guidebooks warn you that there is no ATM and that ground coffee is really hard to find BUT an ATM was recently installed and you can find coffee at Dong Lee Supermarket.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cabanas on beautiful sandy beach sleep three, or with kitchen and hot shower sleeps five. Cabana and sleeping huts at Drumming Center sleep two. All cabanas have fridge, coffee maker, and ceiling fan. Bikes available. Just a few steps up the beach to restaurants. Five nights stay with three days scuba diving package available. Close to Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve, closest mainland village to Barrier Reef. Located in Garifuna seaside village with easy access to shops. Snorkeling or jungle tours, windsurfing, kayak rentals arranged. Quiet, laid-back atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lebeha Drumming Center & Cabanas Belize/Hopkins