It’s easy to see why Belize made it to the top of your vacation destination list. The flight is short. English is spoken. And summer in Belize gives you lots of space to enjoy adventures since the absence of crowds won’t require you to queue for attractions or dinner reservations at popular eateries. But, where in Belize? We recommend Hopkins – situated on the Caribbean coastline, miles away from the party scene yet strategically located close to everything you dream of seeing.
What’s so hot about Hopkins?
The list is long. Hopkins is home to members of the Garifuna community, a delightful society that warmly welcomes visitors and enchants them with their art, music, folklore, food, and hospitality. Access to Bocawina National Park offers hiking, ziplining, and swimming in waterfall pools. You can drift down the Sittee River to the sea and take a Monkey River tour to see loquacious Howler monkeys.
If primates don’t excite you, the world’s only jaguar reserve in the world will. Located in the Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, lucky visitors spot these sleek, endangered creatures during visits, and spending time in the town of Hopkins never disappoints thanks to eateries, pubs, and shops where local treasures await. There’s more. Maya chocolate and banana farm tours are guaranteed to pique your interest.
Where to stay to fulfill your list of must-sees
If the mere mention of so many activities overwhelms you because you’ve no idea how you could possibly cram all of this into your itinerary, take a breath and book a stay at Belizean Dreams Resort. A popular Hopkins property, all the places cited above are available to you via the resort’s tour menu.
Remove the decision-making process from your holiday agenda by choosing a Belize all inclusive package that includes select tours. Not only are lodgings, meals, amenities, local transport on your arrival and departure days, and taxes included in your package, but the tour schedule for package bookings could have you zip-lining on Monday, snorkeling on Tuesday, and visiting a Maya ruin on Wednesday. Prefer a more laid-back vacay, simply book the Just Chillin Package and spend your time enjoying the resort’s swimming pool, tiki bar, indoor lounge, and locally inspired meals at the on-site restaurant.
Make it your best getaway ever
Whether adventure calls, you would just as soon spend all your time in a hammock or at the resort’s Bliss Serenity Spa, you won’t find a more idyllic place to vacation and if you’re already doing a happy dance thanks to the package savings, learning that this Tourism Gold Standard property could save more money if you meet the terms of the current Belizean Dreams specials, could send you over the moon.
Having chosen Hopkins over busier, noisier, more touristy Belize towns, don’t be surprised if you join the growing universe of visitors who wouldn’t dream of vacationing elsewhere. Besides, if you are coming to Hopkins for a very short stay, you’ll want to come back down the road to check off the adventures you missed during your original visit. Don’t be surprised if the staff treats you like family when you return. That’s how they feel about frequent guests!