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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#11 of 17 hotels in Hopkins
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Set along the exquisite azure waters of the Caribbean Sea in Hopkins, Belize and developed in 2014, is a well-appointed, intimate Belize Beach Resort called Villa Margarita. This Beachfront Resort offers the charm of a picturesque Caribbean Village accompanied by refined accommodations, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, offering the utmost in beachfront relaxation and seclusion.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Fishing
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
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Romantic
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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15Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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mar wrote a review Sep 2022
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We loved our stay with Villa Margarita. We booked the entire second floor and had a great view of the pool and ocean. We have 2 little ones and Jaguar Reef accommodated our rooms with 2 cribs for them. Even though there is no phone and the Villa is a little secluded from the resort - Raquel from the Conceierge services was amazing and helped us with everything we needed via WhatsApp. Even after we left, we found out that we forgot 2 valuables in the room and she called the lodge we were staying with and organized with them how to get them back to us. We truly appreciate that and the service we received. We did get locked out of our rooms once due to not having the right key but they tried to fix that and also compensated us with a complimentary breakfast. Overall I really recommend staying here! It was amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Candice C wrote a review Jul 2022
Ontario, Canada2 contributions
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We loved our stay in our huge room with amazing views of the sea. The staff were all so friendly, helpful and professional. Dinner wasnt so great. We made a 7.30 dinner reservation for Saturday night. There was garifuna drummers and dancers playing so loudly in the restaurant that we couldn't eat. The vibration and noise was so loud that it went through your body, caused headaches, and certainly wasn't a dining atmosphere. There were few choices on the menu for vegetarian dining. We left and found another place to dine. Our room doesn't have a phone to contact the front desk ...our door lock broke and we couldn't open the balcony door to the beach. We called over our balcony to the security for help but nobody came. Later that day a maintenance man came and replaced the door knob with new key after we told another employee. Our air conditioner wasn't working and management generously gave us a complementary snorkling trip...very generous of them. As well they compliminated us with breakfast. The only tv is in the bedroom so when our company came to chill and watch some shows at the end of the day our only choice was to invite everyone into our bedroom! Of course we decided to pass on that idea! Lol Our friends had no tv or phone in their beach villa either. Even though we encountered a few glitches, the overall environment is beautiful.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jake H wrote a review Jan 2022
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The view from the 3rd floor is gorgeous . The rooms were more space than my family of 5 needed and it was sparkling clean. From the moment we got left the airport and met our driver/guide (Jonathan), we felt super welcomed. Shanelle was at the front desk when we checked in. She gave us the lay of the land and was very helpful, professional and friendly during our stay. Captain Larry graciously opened coconuts for us to drink on the beach and also made us feel very welcome. Chris and Shakira went above and beyond to help us plan our adventures during our stay. We did snorkeling, ziplining, river tubing and ATV to waterfall. Jamar, along with Captain Mike took us snorkeling. Jamar pointed out all the different corals and he educated us on all the different marine life we saw. We ate breakfast at Jaguar Reef and the food was delicious. Charles, our server, was fantastic. My family loved the stuffed Jacks. Chef Rob’s was great for dinner as well. Definitely make a reservation though. We also ventured into Hopkins for awesome lunch at Ella’s. We borrowed bikes from the resort and stopped at the grocery store and gift shops along the way. The Dock Bar was a total blast too. Bartenders were great and we enjoyed swinging into the ocean from the rope swing. The day beds were pretty sweet too. We never saw a manatee but I heard from other guests that they spotted them. Belize is a beautiful place for vacation adventures and the people we met along the way just made it even better.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Belize Collection, Sales at Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef
Responded Feb 9, 2022
Dear Jake, Thank you so much for writing this review, it is truly appreciated! We are thrilled to hear that you and your family felt right at home with us. We try to make everything easily accessible for our guests that stay with us. We are glad our tour packages were able to keep you and your family entertained, and that the food was nothing short of amazing for you all! We hope to see you all again in the near future! Tropical Regards, Villa Margarita at The Lodge at Jaguar Reef Team
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Dianne S wrote a review Jul 2021
Coronado, CA4 contributions
Fabulous villa right on the beach. Our family of 10 (5 couples) rented the whole villa, so each couple had their own private suite. Large suites with well-appointed bathrooms and kitchens. Quality construction and very clean. View of the water unobstructed. Quiet. Easy walk to 2 restaurants and cool bar at end of pier where people could jump from 2nd story into the water (and we saw a manatee swim by!) 1-2 mile walk into the village. Staff was friendly and attentive, though food service was slow... we experienced this throughout the country so it may be a cultural thing.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ann-Marie R wrote a review Apr 2021
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My 6 year old son and mother in law stayed at Villa Margarita in April 2021. We rented the whole second floor ( the villa is 3 floors and each floor can be divided into 1, 2 or 3 units depending on the need and the floor layout). The large pool and hot tub are just for the residents of the villa- which for our stay was just us and one other family! The hotel restaurant is absolutely delicious but be aware it is currently very slow to get your food ( but it will be hot, delicious and perfect when it arrives). I think the slowness is all COVID staffing related. The few staff they have are multi-tasking and doing their best. One thing we were amazed by is the personal service of the staff. We interacted a lot with Odalis, Bruno, and Chanise. All were so helpful and wonderful. They give you their what's app number so you can communicate easily for any needs. We did our tours with Get to Know Beliz and all were fabulous- especially the bioluminescence tour that I highly recommend. Too hard to describe but amazing if you get to go on a moonless night. The surrounding village of Hopkins feels very safe. We rented a golf cart and traveled all around the dirt roads of the villages and to local restaurants. The little Italian restaurant by the hotel is fabulous as is Chef Rob's which is directly adjacent to the villa. I highly recommend the area for a tourist who wants the comfort of a resort, yet the ability to get out and meet locals and have of the beaten path experiences. There is a FiWe supermarket store in Hopkins village you can stop at on your way in to get provisions. Things to know- until COVID 19 kinks are worked out, food and room service may be slow, but they are doing their best. Make sure to have WhatsApp downloaded on your phone and get contact info of Hotel staff to communicate that way Surrounding area feels very safe and family friendly
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Rent a golf cart to explore Hopkins!
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Michael27 wrote a review Jan 2021
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida16 contributions22 helpful votes
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Visited Belize in late Dec for a trip with family and friends. Villa Margarita exceeded expectations and what made it truly special was the staff at Jaguar Reef. Special thanks to Odalis, Chef Rahim, Denis, Chef Abel, Bruno and Jason for going above and beyond to make our stay amazing. Don’t forget to visit the Big Dock bar when you visit. Thank you all so much!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 11, 2021
Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you had a wonderful vacation and were treated to some of the warm hospitality that is Belize. We are blessed with amazing staff who believe that guest satisfaction is of the highest priority. Looking forward to welcoming you back with us again.
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Bri D wrote a review Apr 2020
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Though the Jaguar Reef Resort and adjacent Villa Margarita are a short 5 minute drive from town, it is well worth the oasis you arrive at. The main lobby and restaurant offer tranquility and panoramic ocean views. All of the guest services staff and servers, most especially Shakira, helped make our stay wonderful. The Villa is beautiful and private. Feels so grand an luxurious when you walk in. The views are everything you would want in a Caribbean vacation. If you can't handle walking a few flights of stairs or walking down the beach for breakfast, this place isn't for you. If you want to peace and relaxation, stay here. Make sure to go up to the top of the Big Dock for a cocktail. The atmosphere can't be beat. Thank you to the staff for making our stay so wonderful. If we come back to Hopkins, it will be to see you all!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Jul 3, 2020
Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you had a wonderful vacation and were treated to some of the warm hospitality that is Belize. We are blessed with amazing staff who believe that guest satisfaction is of the highest priority. Looking forward to welcoming you back with us again!
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Holly W wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas200 contributions67 helpful votes
There was three of us sharing a spacious room. I recommend the 3rd floor(if you can do stairs) for best ocean view. You’ll walk up a winding staircase looks like a big tree. You walk into your room and have a large living room, bathroom and small kitchen as you walk in. The main bedroom has a massive bathroom that includes a jetted tub. Outside is a patio with beautiful ocean views. There is also another sitting area outside for jungle type views. You have a pool and hot tub to share with the other rooms, most of the time we had it to ourselves. The best part is the beach is just a couple steps away. Breakfast was included in our package and was great portions. Each day Walter made great drinks either at the pool bar or big dock. I felt the drinks were high quality compared to other resorts I’ve been to. Everyone honestly always took good care of us. If you want to see manatees goto the big doc bar, they sometimes like to hang around there. Also, snorkel south water reef. It’s a nice half day trip with lots to see and some of the clearest waters in Belize. One thing I’d recommend if being prepared for sand flys. Regular insect repellent does not work well for them. Lemongrass oil is supposed to deter them. It’s there’s a breeze they won’t bother you! Truly a great place for relaxation and adventure!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 3, 2020
Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you had a wonderful vacation and were treated to some of the warm hospitality that is Belize. We are blessed with amazing staff who believe that guest satisfaction is of the highest priority. Looking forward to welcoming you back with us again.
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Junice J wrote a review Mar 2020
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This spot was wonderful! A friend and I had the whole second floor to ourselves-the space was clean and quiet and we had full access to all the amenities at the Jaguar Reef resort. The resort was clean, well maintained and the staff were the staff were very friendly and helpful. especially for meals with my friend's very strict food allergies. They took excellent care of us and I would definitely come back and/or recommend to anyone looking for a nice, quiet beach getaway.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Jul 3, 2020
Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you had a wonderful vacation and were treated to some of the warm hospitality that is Belize. We are blessed with amazing staff who believe that guest satisfaction is of the highest priority. Looking forward to welcoming you back with us again.
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Kim H wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada18 contributions31 helpful votes
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My husband and I visited Belize for the first time in January and can’t wait to return. The second floor room was beautiful and had a stunning view of the sea. Villa Margarita is a quiet little building in the resort - which has every amenity you could need available. The restaurant has nice food, albeit a bit on the pricey side. The wait staff and all resort staff are friendly and accommodating. Hopkins is such a cool place to visit. We ate most meals off the property as we wanted to experience all kinds of food on our holiday. The food in the hotel beside Villa Margarita by chef Rob was probably some of the best we had all holiday. His steak is truly incredible - and I am from Alberta so I know steak. There were lots of eating places in Hopkins and the hotel zone this resort is at, so we did that. Only one was really awful - Peers Place - definitely don’t recommend that one. We did a few excursions, although most were booked with an excursion company in town. My husband went reef fishing and caught a ton of fish. The chef at the main building cooked it up for us although we still had to pay for dinner (weird). Still, it was fun. We had 2 snorkel excursions through the downtown company (can’t remember the name but it was operated out of a sea-can downtown Hopkins). These excursions were incredible small group trips. The tour guides were awesome and the experience was the highlight of our holiday. The one thing we were surprised about Belize is how expensive everything is. We wanted to pick up a bit of liquor and snacks for our room and were shocked at the cost of everything. Alcohol is at least as expensive as at home and snack food was ridiculously priced. A bag of potato chips worked out to be about 7 $ CAD. Restaurants are similarly priced to home as well, so bring lots of money! All that being said, we fell in love with Belize. The people are lovely, the scenery is breathtaking, the vibe is relaxed. Villa Margarita and in fact all the Jaguar Beach resort is beautiful and service is perfect. We can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 3, 2020
Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you had a wonderful vacation and were treated to some of the warm hospitality that is Belize. We are blessed with amazing staff who believe that guest satisfaction is of the highest priority. Looking forward to welcoming you back with us again.
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$207 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BelizeStann CreekHopkins
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef?
Nearby attractions include Caribbean Village (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hamanasi Restaurant, Chef Rob's Gourmet Cafe, and Oasis Fitness Gym & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Villa Margarita at Jaguar Reef have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.