Great place to stay while in Hopkins. It's right on the beach, which was lovely. Although we normally prefer accommodations where we can make our own meals in private or common kitchens, our cabana had a coffee maker and a small refrigerator and the showers had plenty of hot water.
Dorothy and Jabbar make you feel so welcome and at home. As others have pointed out, Dorothy is a great conversationalist, so you will learn a lot about Bélize, Hopkins, the Garifuna and the Carribean world from her. She will put you in touch with tour operators, reliable cab drivers and point out things to see and do in the area.
Directly north from the cabanas, Driftwood Beach Bar and Pizza Shack is a two minute walk on the beach, where you can have delicious food (see reviews) reasonably priced drinks in a casual, relaxed Carribean atmosphere, which often heats up at night, especially on Tuesdays when it's ''Jam Night''.
In terms of diving and snorkelling, our recommendation is to go with ''Boo''. Dorothy can put you in touch. Honest, enthusiastic, highly professional, knowledgeable and above all: FUN!!!
If you are coming by bus from Dangriga, you might get dropped off at the junction of the main road and the Hopkins road (dirt and rough).When you make your booking, ask Dorothy to put you in touch with ELWIN. He also arranges tours, is honest, helpful and knowledgeable about the area, who does what, what to look for etc.
- 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