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“Great time even with a tropical depression”
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Hopkins Bay Resort
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Hopkins
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Great place to stay with a family. We arrived just before the tropical depression, but had a wonderful time. Our 11 year old and 8 year old twins loved the pools and walking on the beach. The bar was great as was the service. Worth the drive on 4 miles of unpaved roads to get there.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Mika P
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Hopkins R, Manager at Hopkins Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Thank you for your review! We’re glad that your family enjoyed their time in Belize and at Hopkins Bay and that the kids made good use of the pools and beach. If your travels bring you back to Belize, we hope you'll give us the pleasure of having you as our guests again. We appreciate your kind words and wish you all the best for your future travels!

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This resort was fantastic. Don't be fooled (or afraid) from the drive in, this resort is is a diamond in the rough (roads). The accommodations are gorgeous, clean and the views spectacular. The Drum must be one of the best beach bars I've experienced at a resort. So much character and the Best Pina Coladas! The staff are wonderful as are all locals I've met in my 10 years of travelling to Belize. The food is great everywhere. The restaurant on site could use a more choices, it's quite limited. Restaurants in town are fantastic, we really enjoyed Chef Robs. Is there a bad cook in Belize? I think not. The ocean here is like a lake, barely a lap, it is calm! And no turtle grass! You can walk out for miles it seems on a sandy bottom and still be up to your waist. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you to all of the staff for the tour, the fabulous hospitality and the absolute peace and tranquility of Hopkins Bay Resort. I really enjoyed the village as well, one of the friendliest places I've been. When a women sweeping the inside of her house stops to say hello to us walking down the street it completely re-defines friendliness. Take a snorkel or dive trip, the water clarity is amazing. We went 12 miles off shore and the water was like glass. see photos

Room Tip: All rooms are great, they are villa style. I loved being on the upper floor with the doors that slid...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank shannonbeyak
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Hopkins R, Manager at Hopkins Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Thank you, Shannon, for the great review! It was a fun read and we enjoyed seeing the village and resort through your eyes. It's great that you enjoyed the friendly staff and laid back village lifestyle that Hopkins has to offer. The villagers are known as some of the friendliest people in Belize and are genuinely happy to share their culture with others. Thank you again for taking the time to share your review of Hopkins Bay. We truly wish you all the best for your future travels and look forward to the opportunity to share more pina coladas with you as well the great new additions to the Beachside Bistro's menu!

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We took our family vacation to hopkins Resort is a very relaxing resort. We have two kids 11 yr old daughter and 14 year old son. We are all very active and like adventurous vacations. Hopkins village is very small and friendly. The reosrt is on the northern end of Hopkins, a small fishing village. The resort itself is away from the other resorts in Hopkins, about 2.5 miles north. We decided to rent a car and drive from Belize city. That saved us money and allowed us the freedom to go where we wanted at out liesure and not have to rely on the resort for excursions. Driving to the excursioms ypurself will save you money. Driving in Belize is easy. There are only four highways. Things move very slow in Belize so be prepared. Restaraunts and bars may not be what you would expect but all the ones we went to had good food and great service, once again not like in the US, you're on vacation relax and slow down! We noticed it was common for items that were on the menu not to be available, so dont get upset be flexible. We highly recommend trying the local Garifuna dishes. While here we did cave tubing ( Caves Branch Resort) Toured the Mayan Ruins in San Ignacio ( we did it on our own without a tour guide , you don't need one) , went fishing, snorkeling, ( found a local fisherman to take us) , also went to the Billy Barquedier Water fall ( once again on our own without a guide). We also bought food and snacks from the local markets to cut down on going out. The markets do not have a large variety so of you are picky, you might find yourself out of luck. Suck it up buttercup, you're in Belize.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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10  Thank nitvizion
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Hopkins R, Manager at Hopkins Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We’re happy to know that you had great adventures while exploring Belize and its wonders, while finding our property as a relaxing resort after an adventurous day. Indeed, one should take it slow and enjoy the modern comforts, the people and the culture while in Belize; there is no other way to enjoy it! All the best in your future explorations!

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Hopkins Bay Resort has beautiful villas that seem to all have ocean views. They are big, and clean, and cool. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating. The pool next to the bar was wonderful, and when we'd get cold from the pool and the wind, we would run down and jump in the ocean to warm up. The ocean is like bath water. Absolutely amazing.

It's a bit of a hike to get down there, but it's absolutely worth it.

PS. If you go, bring me back a bottle of Marie Sharp's Habenero Sauce, will ya? Thanks.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank TKfromVA
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was staying by myself for a week so I really got to know the staff. They were so helpful and happy to assist booking excursions or a car service. The rooms all have awesome views. The property is well maintained and beautifully manicured. I did have a little ant problem but they kept coming back to address it. The pool was clean and the service was great. Not a great place to swim in the ocean but beautiful to look at none the less. I took the kayak out one morning and really enjoyed exploring the area. I would go back again and again...

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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5  Thank Liz E
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

The resort was just fabulous. It was really really beautiful and the villas were clean, spacious and really just very lovely. The place was quiet and it just had a very comfortable vibe (and very helpful staff). The only little qualm was that the dining options weren't outstanding, but it was more than sufficient. There weren't any of the "neat" extras like cookouts on the beach or music when we were there, though. Also, the beach wasn't the best beach ever. All in all, though, we really, really enjoyed our time there and just found it a lot more luxurious and serene than our subsequent stay in Ambergis. It's a great place just to be able to relax and spend time with people you care about.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CharlesBAtl
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

My husband and I finally went to Belize in Feb. 2013 and stayed with some other family members in one 3 bdrm villa and wow, what a beautiful place! Our family has been staying at the Hopkins Bay Resort for many years. It is a beautiful villa with breathtakingly beautiful grounds. I couldn't stop taking pictures. The staff is very friendly and the bartenders make awesome drinks. Just a quick walk to a pizza place and shopping in the village. We enjoyed sitting on the deck looking out over the ocean at night and then again the morning having coffee as the sun came up. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Additional Information about Hopkins Bay Resort

Address: North End | North, Hopkins, Belize (Formerly Hopkins Bay Villas)
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Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hopkins
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Hopkins
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Hopkins
#6 Family Hotel in Hopkins
Price Range: $100 - $564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hopkins Bay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hopkins Bay is an upscale Belize beach resort ideally situated on the Caribbean Sea near the Garifuna village of Hopkins in the Stann Creek District. Our private Belize beach resort offers comfortable garden and beachfront accommodation in a lush tropical paradise. Hopkins Bay Belize is the ideal spot where couples or families can enjoy a relaxing setting. Couples can enjoy a romantic getaway in a one-bedroom beach loft and families can make themselves at home in a two or three-bedroom beach house. Whatever accommodation you choose, you'll be just a stone's throw away from the beach and an unforgettable Belize vacation. ... more   less 
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Hopkins Bay Resort Belize

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