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Lebeha Drumming Center & Cabanas

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#3 of 16 Specialty lodging in Hopkins
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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.
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Luc Alofs wrote a review Aug 2022
Santa Cruz2 contributions
Drumming the seven Garifuna rhythms at the Lebeha Drumming Centre was a real joy and a great learning experience. Not be missed by anybody who is interested in the Hopkins community, its Caribbean cultural routes and its musical tradition. This experience enriched our vacation so much.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Laura S wrote a review Feb 2020
Manitoba, Canada43 contributions13 helpful votes
Spent a week in Hopkins Belize. People there are wonderful! Very friendly and hospital. We honestly felt so welcomed. You didn’t pass a soul without a “hello”, “good morning”, “beautiful day”. Dorothy and Jabbar were our hosts at Lebeha Cabanas. You just can’t ask for someone to go over and above more than they do. Right from the start of planning, Dorothy was so helpful with all our newbie questions. She never lost patience with us, giving us many helpful tips along the way. There were a few problems with the water during our stay but nothing that would stop me from visiting again. The large deck facing the sea made up for any kind of bump in the road that we encountered. No A/C, no problem. The breeze you get from the water kept things at the perfect temperature. The beach area is kept clean and raked regularly. We had 2 cabanas rented between 4 friends. All of us had comfortable beds, including the futon in Del Playa, Grocery stores, fantastic restaurants and bars within a close walking distance. Our new friend Barry the guard dog took good care of us during our stay. The only thing that we would have changed would be that we should have rented both the larger cabanas, as they are side by side. We didn't need that much space, but our shenanigans did disturb our neighbors. Just having too much fun!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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elissaheyman wrote a review Dec 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico7 contributions5 helpful votes
I came to southern Belize for the Garifuna Settlement Day festival, and was lucky to learn about master drummer Jabbar, and that I could take a drum lesson on the beach, at his Lebeha Drumming Center in Hopkins. I learned rhythms unique to the Garifuna, and Jabbar is a wonderful teacher. I can't wait to return, and it was so fun to come home and share what I learned with friends. Jabbar told me next time to make sure to go to the Driftwood bar and club on Tuesday nights, when there's a jam of Garifuna drummers.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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LisaN88 wrote a review Nov 2019
Calgary, Canada25 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights over the Garifuna Festival Celebrations. The cabana was clean, Dorothy and Jabbar are incredible and Barry and Hero the dogs are the cutest! Walk the beach to the best food, or relax on the beach feeling like your own private getaway. The laid back feel and relaxed atmosphere make for a great place to stay. As with anywhere in Hopkins - be aware of the sand fleas when walking the beach
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ethan Perry wrote a review May 2019
Duluth, Minnesota9 contributions
My family of 3 stayed in the Del Mar cabana for 4 enjoyable days. Dorothy, who lives just behind the cabanas, was an attentive and helpful host. She even helped us pay for Noawel's snorkeling tour with a credit card so we could save our limited cash. The cabana is tastefully decorated, but also well-worn, in a way that fits north Hopkins, which doesn't have the upscale places of the southern beach. (The Del Playa cabana apparently is newer.) Everything was perfectly functional. The large deck is sunny in the morning and shaded in the afternoon. Where else can you have a private cabana with kitchenette right on the beach at this price? Hopkins is lucky to have Lebeha. There are several small places to eat within a few minutes walk, and even the center of town is not too far. The only issue we had was the morning of our tour, none of the restaurants close by were open early enough for us. Most days North Side Kitchen was open early. We also enjoyed Queen Bean and Laruna Hati. The Driftwood, which used to be next door, has moved down near the Village Store, but there is a small new bar right by the old location. The beach was great for cooling off in the heat of the day, but note that Belize and the Caribbean have a growing problem of rafts of Sargassum seaweed washing ashore. When we were there in April, we only had to wade through a narrow band to get to clearer water. Cooling off in the shower was a little harder because the Del Mar shower only has warm water. I resorted to ladling cold water from the sink over myself. (I happened to notice that the Amarillo cabana has cold water in the shower.) More powerful ceiling fans also would have been nice. The wifi worked fine for us.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Room Tip: The Del Mar no longer sleeps 5. There is a double bed and a double futon you can fold down to...
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captainmarko wrote a review Apr 2019
Delta, Canada7 contributions10 helpful votes
The Cabanas at the drumming centre are one of the more budget options while staying in Hopkins yet they did not feel like budget at all, especially with the view that they came with. They were well maintained and you can tell that there was a lot of of love and care put into the place. The owner was fantastic and offered us any assistance that she could in booking excursions as well as rides to and from the airport. These cabanas are right on the edge of town but the walk or bike ride is only a few minutes to all that Hopkins has to offer. There is a nice breeze that come off the ocean at night so the rooms cooled off nicely which definitley helped since there is no AC.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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J A wrote a review Jan 2019
Frederick, Maryland32 contributions6 helpful votes
Loved taking students for an afternoon drum lesson from Jabbar. He and his students were so patient teaching my students rhythms and techniques of Garifuna drumming, and the drum performance that night was a real treat. It's a fun and unique activity to do in Hopkins----and these guys are considered the best Garifuna drummers in Belize! Lots of fun. Never stayed there, though we were always welcomed, but the drumming was great.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Grandma Dreadlocks (Tamara) wrote a review Nov 2018
Rociada, New Mexico62 contributions7 helpful votes
WhileI did not stay at the cabanas, I did spend 3 lovely mornings learning a bit of Garifuna drumming from Jabbar. He is truly patient and attentive as a teacher. I have very limited drumming experience and to learn from such a master drummer was one of the highlights of my stay in Belize. Thank you, Jabbar, I got my drum safely home and will practice for when I gladly come back again and take more lessons. Tamara
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TheophaniaSeattle wrote a review Jun 2018
Seattle, Washington396 contributions373 helpful votes
Lebeha Beach Cabanas are well set up and have a great view of the beach, all at a very budget-friendly price. Our cabin was spacious and had just enough of a kitchenette area (blender, fridge, coffee maker) for us. The owners were friendly as were "guard dogs" Hero and Blackberry. The whole stretch of Hopkins' beach is maybe 3 miles long, split into north and south of where the main road enters the village. This "center of town" is where the only ATM is, along with a few grocery stores. The center of town is still totally walkable from Lebeha but the cabanas are on the far north end of the beach so nothing is right on your doorstep. This can be good or bad depending on what you are looking for. There are a couple of restaurants pretty close by, including the awesome Driftwood Pizza. We only stayed a couple of nights and only had one full day here. I would recommend at least one more to anyone really wanting to get some time to explore Hopkins and get a chance to see/hear some drumming.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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tracythepas wrote a review Apr 2018
The Pas, Canada77 contributions73 helpful votes
I can't say enough about this place! Stayed in the Del Mar beach cabana. It was gorgeous! Large living space, fantastic view, great beach and HUGE! Palm trees, sea breeze, sunrise, very peaceful and relaxing. Loved Hopkins. Great vibe. Neighborhood, village feel. Cabana comes well equipped. At the north end of Hopkins. More of a local feel which I love! Felt safe always. Dorothy and Jabbar make this place feel like home, not just a place to stay. Very knowledgeable about where to eat, tours, onward travels. I absolutely loved it! Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lebeha Drumming Center & Cabanas
Which popular attractions are close to Lebeha Drumming Center & Cabanas?
Nearby attractions include Sew Much Hemp (0.7 miles) and Holy Family Catholic Church (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lebeha Drumming Center & Cabanas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Lebeha Drumming Center & Cabanas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lebeha Drumming Center & Cabanas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nice Cream Hopkins, The Coconut Husk, and Driftwood Beach Bar & Pizza Shack.