My wife and I stayed here for our 10 night honeymoon in September of 2011. We had nothing but great experiences with
Who helped us book the trip. I called back numerous times to ask different questions and try to find out as much as I could about the resort and village itself. After I felt confident that this was the place for us, and that my package was sufficient, we booked.
Arriving at the small airport and the ride to the resort was an experience in itself. The bumpy roads, and small villages were great! This is not like some tropical destinations where u are in a beautifully air conditioned passenger van and experience shopping malls and million dollar homes.... The ride to the resort lets u see how the villagers truly live, and let's you experience Belize for the beautiful country it is. Our driver ( and later tour guide) Ian, is very friendly, knowledgeable of the area and will answer any questions you may have.
Upon arriving to the resort we had a welcome cocktail, and were shown to our room. Because it was slow season and no one had booked the 2 bedroom suite with full kitchen underneath us, they let us have both rooms which was amazing. The rooms were clean and roomy. I only wish that the ac got cooler, and that the wifi worked. Beautiful ocean views from anywhere, and great balconies!
We were an all inclusive package which included all meals, snacks ($500 towards alcohol) and excursions. Excursions were great. We did snorkeling, fishing, a jungle hike to a waterfall at jaguar preserve where we swam in a waterfall, Mayan ruins tour, and a cave tour where you explored caves and swam through cave rivers. Ian also brought us to Guatamala for a day bc we thought it would be fun! It was a blast!
The water at the resort is like bath water which was great! Clearer water is a ways out and a boat can pick you up at the resort which brings you about ten miles out to crystal clear water and their sister resort for lunch.
Although it was hurricane season when we went, we were only rained out completely for one day. Usually it poured in the early morning and at night, then cleared up for us during the day. Don't let this time of year scare you away.
We had massages at butterfly spas next door which was great as well. We had full use of the resort golf cart which we used to go into town (a 3 min golf cart ride). We bought some woodcarvings from David's wood shop and unfortunately driftwood was closed so we were unable to eat there!
The resort restaurant was pretty good. The menu is very small and you cannot be picky. There were nightly "specials" which meant that was what you were having for dinner, like it or not. For the price, I would not go all inclusive again. In town you can eat for 7 American dollars a person, and at the resort was at least $40.00 per person and you didn't get to pick what to eat. If the cook had the ingredients, he would do what he could to make you something else. Point is, if you go all inclusive, you feel stuck bc you already paid for everything, and you dont want to eat out and spend additional money elsewhere. Go to this resort, but don't go all inclusive! Book trips through them as well bc they were great, but try to work out a deal where you do not have to eat every meal there. My biggest complaint once again was the small options for food, inconsistency in how the food was prepared that you ordered, and how nothing was done for us when we conplained about the lack of options for the good money we had already paid. As part of our package they set up a table and chairs for us on the beach, made us a fire and cooked whatever we wanted. What a meal and experience that was! Good job everyone!
Staff was excellent and very attentive. We had fun at the bar and LOVED the pool! I actually loved the teak chairs so much that I asked if I could buy 2 and bring them back to the states. Right before I jumped in the truck to be brought to the airport we packaged them up and I flew them back. I had to have a little piece of Belizean Dreams to bring home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small, intimate Belizean owned and managed resort nestled on the coast of Hopkins Village, southern Belize. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belizean Dreams Hotel Hopkins
- Belizean Dreams Hotel Dangriga
- Belizean Dreams Dangriga
- Belizean Dreams Resort Belize/Hopkins