Top 10 reasons to spend your Family Summer Vacation in Belize!
- THE BEACH
Our location is literally right on the beach. The horizon stretches all the way to the Belize Barrier Reef and beyond and steps from any of our Villas is a wide sandy beach great for sand castles and sun bathing.
"We spent 8 wonderful days at Belizean Dreams with 2 kids ages 11 and 7. It was the most amazing family vacation we have had. The people of Hopkins were wonderful, friendly and it felt very safe. We played soccer in town, rode bikes into the village and walked into town to shop or eat. The hotel staff were warm, friendly and very knowledgeable of the area. The grounds are beautifully manicured every day....from the leaves to the combings of the beach. The suite is very clean, spacious and the deck has breathtaking views of the grounds and the ocean. They were especially patient when booking our snorkel tour. (Thank you for recommending the children practice snorkeling in the pool and ocean prior)....We chose the island hopping snorkel trip which was fabulous!! We stopped for a delicious lunch at their sister resort on CocoPlum Island which is accessible via boat only. Thanks to our tour guides for making it so much fun and educational. The bar is set on the beach and next to the pool. George will set you up with a refreshing Mosquito bite or any other drink you fancy. There is much to do in the area... zip lining, cave spelunking, snorkeling, touring the ruins... just to name a few. Our saddest day was leaving... and not because of the weather." - kimtim24 TripAdvisor review
Whether you want to go on a Belize Snorkeling Tour out to the reef or one of the atolls, or spend the day with the little ones snorkeling right off the beach and pier, there are endless areas to explore and each day brings new aquatic visitors to the area. Keep a list of creatures sighted with the kids for a fun summer keepsake!
“Belizean Dreams was truly a pleasant surprise, and we loved our vacation. The rooms were spacious and immaculate, and had canopy beds and sliding doors that opened up to the amazing ocean breeze. The grounds were beautiful. Most importantly, the staff was incredible - every single one of them from management to maintenance were always smiling, friendly, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food was terrific and we looked forward to every meal. The beach palapa bar was always busy and the bartenders were fun and personable... Miriam, George, and Charles really made our trip a lot of fun. Overall, the smaller resort meant we got to know many of our fellow guests and we felt like we made several new friends. The adventure tours were well-coordinated and ran on schedule. They were a highlight of our trip - especially the snorkeling / island-hopping and zip-line / cave-tubing tours. Great stuff. We used the resort's bikes and golf carts to visit Hopkins (the locals are equally friendly) and spent time at some of the local restaurants and bars. Excellent for families, amazing weather, really can't say enough positive things about BD and Belize in general. We can't wait to return." - BrownFam TripAdvisor Review
- MAYAN RUINS
All kids love to explore and what better place to do it than on a Belize Mayan Ruin Tour set deep in the primal rain-forests of Belize! Discover ancient bedrooms and take pictures of the kids laying on stone beds. Climb to the top of the tallest temples and get amazing 360 panoramic pics of the unending view over the treetops and to distant villages and towns.
"The vacation was perfect for us - we chose the Mayan and Beach Vista package. We wanted to be adventurous and see the entire country of Belize with as little stress as possible - this resort made that all possible. When we arrived we were given a list of adventures that would take place each day - all we had to do was the check the box that we wanted to go. We did the following tours - Cave tubing and Zip lining, Snorkeling and Island Hopping, Xuanantunich Mayan Monument Tour and the May Flower Waterfall and Hiking Tour. It was amazing. We were able to see the rainforest, the beach, the Coco Plum (sister resort) remote island and other islands for snorkeling, the caves, the Mayan ruins and hike to a waterfall and jump in a real earth-made pool without having to take out a wallet, book a tour or car - all we had to do was show up in the morning! Fantastic tour guide was awesome - for example when I told him my favorite food was grapefruit, he stopped on our travel back to the resort to let me pick one and try it! Belizean Dreams made every effort to make sure we had a great time." Chelsey K TripAdvisor Review
Belize is mostly jungle (tropical virgin rain-forests) and, with our low human population, our wildlife has thrived. Go on educational hikes with the kids. Learn about the trees and plants that provide food and medicine to man and animal alike. Stumble upon exotic mammals and birds, such as the noisy howler monkey, cute little Gibnuts, small red foxes and many others. Enjoy hearing the calls of Toucans and parrots flying overhead and many of the over 500 species of birds in Belize will be seen perching in the trees. Create a photo diary of all the different creatures you and your children spot together on your nature hikes in Belize.
"Spent spring break with our 11 year old son and 16 year old daughter. Room was perfect - two BR/2bath with tv room and kitchen literally 2 steps from the beach. Amazing porch across the entire front that had full view of the beach and ocean - perfect. Although the resort only has one restaurant we felt that we had plenty of choices especially considering daily special that was always delicious and different. The resort is small and very quiet with a beautiful beach, small pool and free kayaks/bikes always available. Half the days we were there we went on adventures (ziplining/tubing, snorkeling, monkey river) and the other days we kayaked and relaxed on the beach. The kids spent many hours hunting sea cucumbers and star fish in the sea grass beds just a small ways from the shore. Loved the mix of adventures we planned - probably covered at least 40% of the country and the resort did a great job getting you around seamlessly. If you are looking to experience the country, great food, drinks and beautiful surroundings this is an amazing choice." - 00joyful TripAdvisor review
What better way to broaden yours and your children’s culinary horizons than by visiting Belize and sampling our traditional dishes. We serve several local dishes right here at our resort restaurant, or you can visit the village to sample other authentic Belizean cuisine.
"The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The food was amazing and you could eat all day long if you wanted too. We did the all inclusive family package which I would highly recommend. We did 3 tours during our stay and loved all of them. We took golf carts to the near by village and used the kayaks at the resort as well. You never know what something will look like online versus when you show up and we were not disappointed by anything! This was a family vacation and we had a group of 8 of us, 6 adults and 2 teenagers. Absolutely the best family vacation! We made many memories for years to come!" - Audo 123 TripAdvisor Review
Learn to dive, or explore new dive sites on our Belize Diving Tours. Take the kids on an underwater adventure along the reef and discover underwater aquariums alive with coral, crustaceans and numerous varieties of fish! Spend hours enjoying the sea and its creatures and bring a go-pro or other underwater camera to capture the memories in action!
"This is a lovely place with a lot of natural beauty with very well maintained grounds. All people are extremely friendly and I constantly had a feeling that they would do anything to make sure we had a good time. Entire staff knew our names in matter of minutes upon our arrival. I have felt really welcome, really at home all the time. One day we did not know if we need a babysitter next day until 10 PM. Yet, when we have asked for one so late to be at our door at 6 am, lovely girl showed up even a bit sooner, sensing our nervousness not to be late for a dive trip. Rooms are fantastic. Large, light, comfortable. Great views. I did not miss having a TV at all. To summarize, this was lovely, eventful, and friendly vacation. Thank you Jose for a great drink with the coconut that you have knocked down with the broom from the tree next to the bar. I loved it!" - Padbsk TripAdvisor Review
- HORSEBACK RIDING
Everyone should try this at least once in their life and what better time than when they are kids? The thrill of riding and leading your horse along jungle trails, coming upon wild creatures, birds, hidden waterfalls and mountain streams, makes this Belize Horseback Riding tour fun for all ages.
"If I could give Belizean dreams 10 stars, I would. My wife and I stayed here with our 3 children, and I think the 10 year old said it best when he stated “they treat us like kings”. Putting us up in one of their beautiful Villas overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Each day we awoke to the sound of the birds chirping and the sunrise on their meticulously maintained grounds. We had a decent sized kitchen to cook in, but chose to eat at their restaurant more often than we had planned because the food was so good.Take your wife, take your family, pack light and have them do your laundry. Have them cook for you. You will not regret it!!! I cannot recommend this place enough!" - Lytech TripAdvisor review
Our Belize Fishing tour is fun and educational. Your children will learn that patience pays off, the pride they will feel when they catch their first fish, the feeling of accomplishment when they get to eat what they caught for dinner and of course the many pictures of day that will keep the memories alive for a lifetime.
“Belizean Dreams Delivers - Family of 5 including 3 generations stayed for 8 nights recently in one of the 2 bedroom executive suites with 2 well appointed bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and full kitchen with dining and living room areas. Very clean, everything worked! Large balconies with view of ocean and manicured lawns and flowering shrubs. Lots of birds and very friendly and attentive staff. A smaller, quiet property there was no line up for anything with plenty of beach space and loungers and a small pool to cool off in. Excellent food and beverages but we also took in several local eateries for variety and some local homemade cooking. Hopkins is a great central location for tripping down to Placencia for a day trip. A rental car is useful to come and go as you please. We found the barracuda and at least another dozen varieties of edible fish. The BD chefs will cook them up if you don't want to do it yourself. Staff do take time to talk and play with the kids." - George B TripAdvisor review
- OUR RESORT HAS IT ALL
Everything you need to have a fun, safe and relaxing vacation is right here on our resort grounds. You can eat at the restaurant, swim in the pool, take out a kayak or water board, play on the beach, go snorkeling, relax at the pool bar while the kids swim, or sunbathe on the beach or pier. All of this is easiest with one of our all-inclusive packages that help take the hassle out of planning your vacation. Our staff is renowned for its customer service and family, making you feel at home, atmosphere and attitude. We will take care of you like your family is our family and ensure that you have an amazing vacation.
“Best Place EVER! The staff at Belizean Dreams was not only extremely friendly, but sooo helpful in all ways. The food was terrific, the accommodations were clean and beautiful and the layout of the resort was super! We walked the beach and looked at other resorts and were glad we chose Belizean Dreams. We felt like family while we were there. Be sure you go well equipped with jokes! Eric, our tour guide/driver was always ready to hear and tell jokes. If I was ever going to do a "do over", it would be at Belizean Dreams Resort. I will recommend Belizean Dreams to any friends or family who wish to visit Belize." - SAKindt TripAdvisor Review
- SMALL COUNTRY = EASY TOURING
Whatever part of our country you want to tour can be reached in hours. Visit the ruins, rivers, villages, jungles, waterfalls or islands and return to the villas that night to relax before you get up and discover something new tomorrow!
“Beautiful place, wonderful people! - We stayed at the Belizean Dreams for 5 days while in Belize. The house we stayed in was wonderful and has plenty of room for 4 adults and two children. We were very happy with the house and having unlimited drinking water was a huge plus! The best place about this resort was the people. The first night there my two year old son kept talking about the pool. Every day there after everyone was asking if he got to go swimming that day. He loved it. Everyone knew us by name and talked to my two kids the entire time. They made you feel very welcome." slvarchetti TripAdvisor review"
All of this and more can be experienced when you book your summer vacation with us here at Belizean Dreams Beach Resort in Hopkins, Belize and our All Inclusive Family Package makes this experience easy and hassle free. Contact us to find out more about it and see you soon…!
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