On this, our third trip to Belize (our first to the South) we were once again amazed by the cordiality and helpfulness of the Belizean people. Yes, it's a tourist-based economy, but at every level, one senses that the friendliness is genuine. Almond Beach/Jaguar Reef are one in the same with the latter being the bit older of the two; travelers on the Living Social deal respond to an offer from Almond Beach but are more likely to be staying at Jaguar Reef. No matter, the rooms are huge and the suites gargantuan, and all rooms are but steps from the Caribbean. Best Beach in the world? Not at all, but very nice none the less, and the coral offshore on the reef (14 miles) perhaps the healthiest and surely most beautiful in the Caribbean.
If one is expecting St Barts, Kauai, Maui, or Santorini and think "resort", they should carefully consider whether they wish to come to Belize; there, the best of accommodations are more rustic, but for this guy, Jaguar Beach, its excellent restaurant (by Belizean standards), its many options of tours to unspoiled and frequently primitive wilderness, and... by wide margin... its terrific staff are more than adequate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Proud member of ViVA BELiZE, the leading Hotel Group and Adventure Company in Belize for the past 20 years. This beachfront resort is- A Diver's Paradise offering a unique Jungle and Sea Venture. It is an oasis of relaxation, with sunny skies, panoramic views of the ocean and just minutes away from the Garifuna Fishing Village of Hopkins. Other features of Jaguar Reef Lodge & Spa: -WINNER 2015 TripAdvisor HALL OF FAME Award -PADI 5 Star Dive Centre -FULL Service In-house Spa -Longest & Finest Beach in Belize -Pool with Swim up Tiki Bar -Kids pool -Beachfront Dining -Water Sports & Land Adventure Tour Desk ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jaguar Reef Hotel Hopkins
- Jaguar Reef Resort
- Jaguar Reef Lodge & Spa Belize/Hopkins