Where to Stay in Hopkins

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Aerial view of Hamanasi Resort in Hopkins, Belize

Despite being a small region, Hopkins Village is home to a number of great lodging options. From modest guesthouses to sprawling luxurious beachfront hotels and resorts, Hopkins is a great place to make as a home base for your Belize vacation.

Related: How to Spend 3 Days in Hopkins & Dive the South Water Caye Marine Reserve

The award-winning Hamanasi Resort offers luxurious beachfront rooms and treehouses along with their own on-site 5-star PADI dive center, while Buttonwood Guesthouse offers more modest condo-style accommodations for those interested in a budget vacation. Budget travelers can also consider staying at White Horse Guesthouse, which is rated as one of the best value hotels in Hopkins.

5 Best Hotels and Resorts in Hopkins Village, Stann Creek
1. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort
2. Coconut Row Resort
3. The Lodge at Jaguar Reef
4. Buttonwood Guesthouse
5. White Horse Guesthouse

Top Hopkins Hotels, Resorts & Guesthouses

Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Hopkins Belize

1. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort

Hamanasi is the perfect base for travelers seeking an eco-friendly resort in Hopkins with rustic chic elegance. The resort specializes in scuba diving but its prime location in the southeastern coast of Belize makes jungle day trips to Mayan ruins and caves easy. Of course, the main highlight of Hopkins is the unique Garinagu culture.

Coconut Row Guest House downtown Hopkins, Belize

2. Coconut Row Resort

Located in downtown Hopkins, Coconut Row offers stand-alone beachfront cabins and two-bedroom apartments with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar, and private beach area with coconut trees and hammocks.

Jaguar Reef Lodge in Hopkins, Belize

3. The Lodge at Jaguar Reef

Set on a beautifully manicured beach, Jaguar Reef offers luxurious accommodations in Hopkins. Guests have the option of staying in bungalows or villas with gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea. Other amenities include a beachfront pool, restaurant, and an over-the-water bar.

Buttonwood Guest House in Hopkins, Belize

4. Buttonwood Guesthouse

Buttonwood is located near the center of Hopkins and offers clean and elegant beachfront rooms with views of the Caribbean Sea. Along with private outdoor space, guests have condo-style amenities such as a dining room, living room, and kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee machine.

White Horse Guest House in Hopkins Belize

5. White Horse Guesthouse

White Horse is one of the newest additions to beachfront accommodations in Hopkins. It offers guests comfortable rooms, suites, and bungalows equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, a microwave, a coffee machine, and a private shower. White Horse is considered one of the best places to stay in Hopkins for value.

What to Do in Hopkins

Big drop falls at Bocawina National Park, near Hopkins
Big drop falls at the Bocawina National Park
  1. Dive or snorkel the South Water Caye Marine Reserve. Alternatively, go on a fishing adventure.
  2. Learn about the Garinagu culture through cooking, drumming and dancing lessons
  3. Spend the day exploring the Bocawina National Park
  4. Visit the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Reserve
  5. Book a day trip to Belize’s top Mayan sites

When to Visit Hopkins

Garifuna Settlement Day in Hopkins

The best time to visit Hopkins is from December to May, which is during Belize’s dry season/high tourism season–you can expect sunny days and clear blue skies. But honestly, things in Belize are not that different during the slow tourism season and a plus is that many travel discounts are offered.

As for a specific day that is the best time to be in Hopkins, this is possibly during Garifuna Settlement Day. Every year on November 19 the village comes alive with travelers from all over Belize converging to experience local music, drumming, traditional food, and the annual Garifuna Landing reenactment ceremony.

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