We, a family of three, travelled to Hopkins last January and were absolutely blown away by the natural beauty and unspoiled, laid back atmosphere. Staying in a two bedroom suite was perfect for us. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a little patio overlooking the pool and the gorgeous beach!
We loved the fact that it was not like any of the other hotels because it gave us the chance to shop at the local market and get a taste of what was available for locals. Even though the rooms are very simple, they had everything we needed and the staff made sure our villa was always clean and fully stocked with towels, bedding and kitchen/bbq utensils.
The pool is awesome... not that big but always clean. It was most fun swimming at night time under the stars and in the rain! The beach is also small, but very private and was great for swimming because the water was mostly calm and kept shallow for quite a ways before dropping off over your head.
It's almost too far to walk to town from Sarkiki, but we had a car so we didn't mind driving in (it's only about 5 minutes into the main part of Hopkins). I would definitely recommend renting a car, as it's hard to get a taxi and too far to walk to town or Dangriga.
Yes this property is simple and doesn't have the amenities of some of the other resorts, but it was absolutely wonderful and we would go back again in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our property proudly sits on 3 acres of lush, fully landscaped Caribbean beachfront. Your 2 or 3 bedroom villa sits poolside and beachfront and comes with a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor living space to maximize a tropical lifestyle. Tours to the rainforest, river, reef and ruins are easily arranged. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sarkiki Reef Hotel Hopkins
- Sarkiki Villas Belize/Hopkins