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Belizean Dreams Resort, Hopkins

Welcome to Belizean Dreams Resort

We welcome you to our beautiful haven, where dreams become a reality. After years of taking care of our guests and as one of the only locally owned and managed all inclusive resorts in Hopkins, we’ve thought of just about everything to make your honeymoon, vacation, reunion or business getaway one to remember. Every member of our staff is here to make your time in our resort and Hopkins Village an unforgettable experience.

Our goal is to create one of the finest resorts in Belize. We take pride in our facilities – from our landscaping to our top notch restaurant to our elegant villas. Our dedicated staff members will show you why Belizean Dreams Resort is named one of the Top 10 Hotels for Service in Belize by TripAdvisor. In short, we intend to provide you with the very best hospitality in this tiny country called Belize – home to the second largest living Barrier Reef in the world and historic Maya Archaeological Sites situated within Belize’s pristine rainforest. As our guest, you are our top priority. Your suggestions for improvements are welcome and encouraged. If there is anything we can do to make your stay even more extraordinary, please let us know.

We are truly delighted to have you as our guest and we welcome you with open arms to our Belizean Dreams family! Relax, everything is taken care of and nothing is left out. Create those moments you’ve dreamt about and memories you’ll cherish forever.

Share your photos using the hashtag #BelizeanDreamsResort and be sure to find us on social media to keep up with us when you leave. Upon your return home, you will have a chance to assist other travelers in making the right choice by telling them about your experience at your newly found Belizean home through a wonderful TripAdvisor review.

Yours in service,
Management & Staff of Belizean Dreams Resort

About Hopkins & Belize

As the only locally owned and locally managed all inclusive resort in Hopkins, Belizean Dreams aims to provide unsurpassed customer service with authentic Belizean hospitality. From customized adventure tours to delicious food and drinks at our ocean view restaurant and bar, you will surely have the vacation of a lifetime.  

At any point during your stay feel free to ask any of our staff members questions or requests. We are here to help and sincerely want you to have a memorable experience with us.

If this is your first visit or a return trip, you will unquestionably agree that our beautiful village has much to offer to vacationers from around the world. We invite you to explore our local community and get to know the friendly residents of Hopkins Village.

Hopkins is a quaint fishing village on the coast of the Stann Creek District in Belize and is considered the cultural center of the Garinagu people. Most Hopkins residents speak fluent English, as well as their native tongue (a mixture of Arawak, African, French, English, and Spanish). While many people travel to Belize in search of crystal clear waters and an untouched rainforest, the chance to experience Belize’s Afro-Caribbean culture provides for a life changing vacation. In Hopkins, it is the smiling faces and picturesque scenery that will make your trip to Belize one to remember. People who travel to Hopkins often rave about the friendly locals who welcome people from all walks of life and enjoy sharing their history and local customs through dancing, singing, drumming, and of course, food! The village hosts several annual events throughout the year including, Hopkins Day, Mango Fest, Kite Fest, Easter Fair, and always celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day on the 19th of November, a national holiday honoring their arrival to the Belizean shores.

Hopkins residents  have  traditionally lived  mostly by farming and fishing, but more recently many have found work in the growing tourism industry. Hopkins has a selection of gift shops, restaurants, and small bars for you to visit. The residents are known for their friendliness and genuine hospitality, so much so, that Hopkins was recently voted “The Friendliest Village in Belize” by Belize First Magazine.

As in all tropical climates, mosquitoes and sand flies are prevalent. Please be sure to use repellant, especially on inland tours. We have items for sale in our gift shop.

Driving in Belize is safe in the more populated areas where the roads are paved. Consider renting a four-wheel-drive vehicle if you plan to explore the countryside. Driving from Belize City to Hopkins is quite safe; 90% of the roads are paved and a vast majority of the drive is on the scenic Hummingbird Highway.

We would like advise you that driving in Belize is not like driving in the USA on the freeway / highway because the vehicles travel in alternate directions. We apologize in advance for the broken pavement, poor signage, and unmarked one-lane bridges on our highway. Please make sure that you bring your driver’s license. We strongly recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle that is insured. Please avoid driving at night.

Drinking: While the tap water technically is safe to drink, we do not recommend that you do so. Belizean Dreams Resort provides bottled water in all of our rooms. Please stay hydrated.

Swimming: It is safe to swim, kayak, or snorkel the Caribbean Sea in front of Belizean Dreams Resort.

Belize is a safe country; however, like everywhere else, you should exercise caution. Do not wear flashy jewelry and carry large amounts of cash. Do not travel on dark roads in the nighttime.

Did you know that you can upgrade your room during your stay with us? See Front Desk for your options.

If you’ve booked a room only reservation, you are able to convert your stay with us through purchase of our supplemental all inclusive packages. This is only available on the day of check-in or the day proceeding your check-in with us. See Front Desk for rates.

The currency of Belize is the Belize Dollar (BZ$). Belize widely accepts US Currency. The dollar notes are accepted countrywide at a universal exchange rate of BZ$2 to US$1, but keep in mind that the notes must not be mutilated in any way or they may not be accepted. Please note that the US coins are not accepted, therefore we suggest that you bring smaller denominations as all change will be issued back to you in Belize dollars.

Most hotels, resorts, restaurants, and tour operators accept US currency in form of notes, traveler’s checks, and credit cards. Belizean Dreams Resort accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. You may also use the ATM with your international credit or debit cards to withdraw cash while in Belize. ATMs can be found in the International Airport in Belize City, Dangriga Town, and Hopkins Village near the entrance. Kindly be advised that all charges to credit cards will be processed in Belize dollars.

Like Belizean Dreams Resort, most companies in Belize will not be held responsible for any currency rate of exchange variances applied by banks or for any international processing fees that may be charged by your credit card company.

English is the official language of Belize, although a number of dialects are spoken among the country’s 350,000 citizens. This is the result of Belize’s rich and multicultural heritage.

In Hopkins Village you may hear the locals speak their native tongue Garifuna; however a majority of the locals speak English as well.

Time observed year round is the same as United States Central Standard Time. Belize does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Belize uses 110-volt alternating electric current, the same standard as the US. If you are coming from the US, converters are not necessary.

Resort Amenities & Services

After an exciting day of adventure, unwind with one of our spa services. The certified staff of our onsite spa, Bliss Spa, is happy to pamper you and make you feel good from head to toe. Rates are listed on the Bliss Spa Page.

MASSAGES
Indulge your body and senses with one of our relaxing massages. Release all the tension built up in your muscles and forget about the stress of the day. Couples massages available upon request.

FACIALS
Enjoy a rejuvenating treatment and put your best face forward!

WRAPS
Think of the peaceful waves of the Caribbean as you lie in a completely blissful state, feeling the rich, therapeutic herbal wrap cleanse your pores, increase your circulation and relax your muscles.

SCRUBS
With our natural scrubs you will experience a renewal of both your mind and your body. Allow yourself to relax as our scrubs leave your skin feeling baby soft and beautiful.

HAIR STYLING/HAIRCUTS
While windblown may be your look of choice for the majority of your vacation, for those special evenings or just for fun let us pamper you with Bliss salon services.

If you are planning a romantic evening then have your hair blown dry and styled. Need to trim your locks? We’ve got you covered. Planning a day on the beach, swimming or snorkeling? Be adventurous and try braiding for the authentic Caribbean look! You’ll return home looking sun-kissed and beautifully coiffed.

Mani/Pedi
Have ten beach-ready painted toenails as you leave your cares behind and get ready to soak up the sun!

Call or visit our Front Desk to book. Rates are listed on the Bliss Spa Page.

Our rates already include a 8.5% service charge which is distributed equally among ALL our staff as we believe everyone plays an important role in your stay with us.

Additional Gratuity / Tips:

  • Should you wish to leave an additional gratuity for exceptional service, this is completely left to your discretion, there is nothing too small or too big.
  • Because we are all inclusive property, we advise against tipping individually on a daily basis so that you do not have to worry about carrying cash/credit cards with you while you are enjoying your vacation. Instead, we strongly suggest that you finalize your tips at the front desk upon checkout where you are able to write your specific instructions regarding your tip amount and how you would like it to be distributed along with your signature.
  • Utilizing the front desk as the contact point is essential to ensuring that tips will be sent to our accounting department, which manages proper and transparent distribution through the staff’s bank accounts.

Babysitting services are available upon request. Prices start at USD$15 per hour.

Bicycles are free for our all guests. Golf carts rentals are US$20 for the first hour and US$10 for every hour after that.

There is one computer located in the Promenade Building lobby area available for our guests. Inquire at the Front Desk for photocopies and mail.

Our check-in is at 3 pm and check-out is at 11 am.

Our promised check-out time is 11 am.

As with check-in, we know how convenient it is when travelers are afforded flexibility on check-out. When the schedule permits, we are very happy to grant you a later departure time. This will be subject to the schedule of the arriving guests and our housekeeping team. Since we often receive last-minute bookings, we can’t guarantee a late check-out until the evening prior to departure. Please confirm with front desk the evening prior to departure should you wish to request a late check-out. Again, this is not guaranteed but we will do our best.

In the Case of a Fire: For your safety, fire extinguishers have been placed in every villa. Please familiarize yourself with their location. If you detect fire or smoke in your villa, please do not put yourself and your family in jeopardy. All guests are required to evacuate the building immediately on the outbreak of a fire.

Before you leave your villa, feel the door. If it is cool, open it slightly to see if the balcony is clear of smoke, and then proceed away from the building. If the door is hot, DO NOT open it. Locate another safe exit and repeat the previous safety measures. In the case where the exits from the villa are blocked, remain in your villa and hang a blanket over your window to notify rescuers of your presence in the villa.

In the event of heavy smoke, seal the door with wet towels. Once you have safely exited your villa, please inform the front desk or our security guard about the situation. Stay far away from any structure, trees, or bushes as they can catch on fire rapidly.

In the event of a fire, listen for instructions from resort personnel, remain calm, and follow the directions given. Please make your way to the meeting point located in the parking lot.

In the Case of a Power Outage: Power outages are a reality in Belize so Belizean Dreams Resort is equipped with a generator to ensure our guests with safety and comfort at all times. If the electricity does go out it takes approximately fives minutes for the generator to be in full operation. The generator will provide adequate power for lighting to all of the villas. The generator is not designed to provide power for all regular activities; however it will provide ample lighting to facilitate in response to any emergency situation and to ensure the safety of our guest and employees.

We ask for your cooperation in reducing your power consumption during the power outage. Please turn off all non-essential electrical equipment including the air conditioning (use the ceiling fans instead) during the power outage.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The Health Clinic in Hopkins Village is open Monday -Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. A registered nurse is there daily while the doctor is in four days of the week. For emergencies, the Southern Regional Hospital is located in Dangriga. It is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Wireless Internet Service is available at Belizean Dreams Resort which is offered free of charge to our guests.

Our Wi-Fi Signal is the strongest in our common areas, such our front desk lobby (where there is actually a guest computer), our infinity pool / tiki bar area, and our Dining Area. We do not advertise the accessibility of Wi-Fi in our rooms since the signal varies for consistent connectivity.

Our Wi-Fi connectivity is dependent on the service we receive from our National Telecommunication Provider since we rely heavily on them. We have also independently launched a 100 feet antenna geared at improving the internet signal at our resort. Please keep in mind that Belize is a developing country which means that our telecommunication technologies are far from optimal.

If you would like any of your clothes laundered, you will find laundry bags in the armoire. Place your clothes in the bag and call front desk to request laundering. Please allow for a 48 hour turnaround time. Prices start at USD$10 per item and upwards depending on the items and quantity.

We do not have a gym on site. In Belize, everything involves either hiking, biking, or walking and our guests usually take advantage of the long stretch of beach in front of our resort which offers them a natural and peaceful running environment. Guests also enjoy early morning or evening swimming laps in the Caribbean Sea or in our infinity pool.

Recently, a gym opened within walking distance of the resort and our front desk assistants will be more than happy to assist you with booking the gym during your stay. Some of the available equipment include: chest press, treadmills, bikes, kettlebells, Olympic bench, stretching mats, rowing machine, elliptical machine, leg machine and free-weights.

Current prices are as follows: US$15 -1 Day, US$36-3 Days and US$50-7 Days. (Please note that these rates are subject to change)

If you would like to have your meal delivered to your room, we ask that you request this 24 hours in advance at the front desk.

Safes are located in the armoire in every room. Directions for operating the safe are on the safe.

Thinking about surprising a loved one? Whether you are trying to plan an engagement or you want to surprise your friend or family member with a special treat during their vacation with us, we consider it our job to help make our guests have a memorable vacation and we would be more than willing to help. Arrangements include cakes, tropical bouquet of flowers, fruit platters, local Garinagu dancers, and private candle light dinners. The opportunities are endless!

Contact the Front Desk for more details.

Belizean Dreams Toll Free: 1-800-456-7150

Belizean Dreams Local Numbers:
+501-670-2251 (Front Desk) Simply call the front desk from your in-room phone by dialing 200 should you have any questions. Dial 209 to reach to restaurant directly.
+501-522-2400 (Reservations Office)

7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Bar Snack Menu

  • 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Happy Hour

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Belize is well known for its terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity and together we plan to keep it that way. With Belize’s extensive barrier reef system and dense rainforest preserve, it is important to be mindful when exploring various parts of Belize.

Here at Belizean Dreams Resort we invite you to join us to conserve water and energy. In order to conserve energy, water, and heating gas, feel free to use your linens and towels more than once. Please place the towels you would like to have washed on the bathroom floor when you need clean towels. This will prevent us from washing towels unnecessarily. Towels not placed on the floor will be folded and replaced on their respective rack. Kindly turn off all lights, television, radios, and air conditioners when not in use or prior to leaving your room. When using the air conditioner, please check that all of the windows are closed tightly. Please report noisy/leaky faucets and toilets.

THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, transportation schedules and availability may be altered. Please contact the Front Desk for more details.

Our vans may be reserved for transportation to various destinations. Please allow extra travel time during inclement weather, holidays, and special events. Shuttle Transportation into the villages of Hopkins and Sittee River, as well as other towns can be arranged. The Front Desk is happy to assist with travel arrangements and reservations.

We are able to offer you two transportation options to Belize International Airport as follows:

  1. One Way Flight & Grounds Transportation: (Time: 45 Mins) Local One Way Air Transportation (Between Philip  Goldson International Airport in Belize City & Dangriga) and then One Way Ground Transfer (Between Dangriga & Belizean Dreams Resort in Hopkins) for your departure.
  2. One Way Complete Shuttle Transportation: (Time: 2.5-3hrs) Our company transportation would drop you off at the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City for your departure.

The airport transfers depart from Belizean Dreams based on your international flight departure time.

Note to guests: Please be aware that all visitors to the country of Belize are subject to a departure tax to be paid at the airport upon departing. The fee is USD$35.50 per person (subject to change). Some airlines include the tax in your ticket price, but we suggest you check with your airline for further details.

Bus Schedules: The Hopkins Bus is available for transportation to Dangriga. Every morning the bus leaves from Hopkins to go to Dangriga at approximately 7:00AM and returns to Hopkins about 11:00am. In the afternoon the bus leaves for Dangriga at 2:00 pm and returns around 6:00 pm. All times are subject to change with little notice.

Driving in Belize: Rental vehicles are available from Hopkins Village, Dangriga, or Philip SW Goldson Airport. There are three major highways in Belize, all radiating from Belize City. The highways are in decent condition, but there are numerous speed bumps around small towns. Many other roads are unpaved and bumpy, and a 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary. Be sure to fuel up before long trips, since gas stations are limited. Please ask the Front Desk for assistance in renting a vehicle.

Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) are free for all guests.

Breakfast

  • 6:30 am – 10:00 am

Lunch

  • 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dinner

  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Share Your Experience

Would you be willing to share your pictures of Belizean Dreams? We enjoy spreading the word about our resort and pictures really help with that effort because they capture the experience of being at Belizean Dreams.

Simply upload your photos to Dropbox, you don’t need a Dropbox account to use the link. If you have a choice of image size/resolution, the bigger the better.

We also have a short photo release online form, kindly submit it here.

About Adventure Tours

Kindly Note: Tours and services are scheduled and billed by the Front Desk. Prices and tour minimums can be found on our website page for each tour or service.

The Front Desk will confirm your tours upon checking in, as they are scheduled by the Front Desk.

Belize is located in the jungle tropics, known for its melting pot of diverse cultures and pristine one of a kind landscape, architectures, flora and fauna. It is also one of the most visited tourist destinations. However, acts of nature are sometimes beyond our control and may temporarily hinder the natural path and attractiveness of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Our local guides accompany guests on all tours. Depending on the time of the year, you may experience consecutive days of rainy weather. Please be prepared with adequate rain gear and a positive attitude! Trip alterations may occur due to inclement weather or factors beyond our control.

  • All rates are subject to change without notice.
  • All rates are in USD and includes all taxes / fees.
  • All rates are per person.
  • Package tours must be chosen according to our daily tour schedule.
  • Tours arranged on days other than our scheduled tour days are subject to an upgrade fee per person.
  • Any tours or additional services cancelled within 24 hours are non transferable and non refundable. The Deep Sea Fishing tour adheres to separate tour policies see the Deep Sea Fishing page for details.
  • Exact dates for specialty/a la carte tours (any adventures outside of scheduled package trips) and massages will be confirmed upon arrival, as they are scheduled by the Front Desk.
  • Unused portions of a la carte items are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Tour rates are subject to change without notice.
  • All boat itineraries and activities are weather and conditions permitting at resort’s discretion.
  • We cannot guarantee the clarity of the ocean at all times as a result of weather.

Scheduled tours that are part of the all inclusive packages are offered on certain days. If you would like to go on a scheduled tour that is not available on a day you will be at our resort, we can arrange for you to participate in that tour on a different day. Contact the Front Desk for applicable fees.

If you would like to go on a specialty tour that is not included in your package, we can arrange for you to participate in that tour in place of a scheduled tour. Contact us the Front Desk for applicable upgrade fees.

Dive & Snorkeling Tours

Our experienced guides will take you on a 30 minute boat ride to the Southern Barrier Reef which offers several different snorkeling sites within the marine reserve for both beginners and experienced snorkelers. With visibility ranging from 60 to 100 feet, snorkelers often have close encounters with eagle rays, sea turtles, a wide variety of exotic fish, and even dolphins or friendly nurse sharks!  After snorkeling various hotspots along the Belize Barrier Reef, experience unspoiled island life on Bread & Butter Caye where you can relax, unwind, and have a picnic lunch in a pristine tropical island setting.

Timetable: Tuesdays & Fridays

Travel Time: 30 minutes each way

Departure Time: 8:30am

Return Time: 1:30 –  2:00pm

What to Bring: swimwear, sunscreen exposure protection, camera, Dramamine, extra change of clothes

Included: snorkeling gear, transportation, packed lunch, taxes & fees

Note: 2 person minimum on Tuesdays and Fridays only; 4 person minimum requirement for out of scheduled day

This is a scheduled tour: This tour is included in the all inclusive Mayan Jungle & Beach Vista Package, the Inland & Private Island Package (discontinued on 9/1/2022) and the Honeymoon/Romance Package.

What to Expect: The islands along the Belize Barrier Reef are too numerous to name. They include three of the four coral atolls in the Caribbean: Lighthouse Atoll, Turneffe Atoll, and Glover’s Atoll. Each atoll is known for its unique cut-offs, coral formations, and diversity of marine species. Dives to an individual atoll are considered as one dive tour.

What to Bring: dive certification card, sunscreen, hat, swim/dive wear, underwater camera, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Tour Pricing & Availability: Dive tours and courses are contracted out by a third party dive operator and can be scheduled upon arrival with our front desk/concierge. Costs for Belize dive tours and courses vary depending on the dive site, minimum number of divers required, and rental equipment needed. Our front desk/concierge will work closely with you and the third party operator to ensure a smooth Belize dive experience.

Each dive tour can be substituted for a snorkeling tour upon request with upgrade costs.

What to Expect: Check this off your bucket list as you dive the Belize Blue Hole in Lighthouse Reef Atoll! A rare and wonderful dive, the Great Blue Hole is a perfectly circular hole surrounded by coral edges and filled with stalactite and limestone cave ridges to depths as deep as 400 feet.

Travel Time: 2.5 hours each way

Departure Time: 6am

Return Time: 4pm

What to Bring: dive certification card, sunscreen, hat, swim/dive wear, underwater camera, Dramamine, and power/granola bars

Tour Pricing & Availability: Dive tours and courses are contracted out by a third party dive operator and can be scheduled upon arrival with our front desk/concierge. Costs for Belize dive tours and courses vary depending on the dive site, minimum number of divers required, and rental equipment needed. Our front desk/concierge will work closely with you and the third party operator to ensure a smooth Belize dive experience.

Each dive tour can be substituted for a snorkeling tour upon request with upgrade costs.

Fishing Tours

What to Expect: Belize’s shallow waters are home to plentiful flats perfect for playing catch and release with the elusive permit, bonefish, and tarpon. Our knowledgeable guides will transport you to outstanding fishing grounds near our Belize islands. Whether you are an avid, intermediate, or novice fisherman, our guides are ready to take you on the trip of a lifetime where the guides can be as hands-on or as relaxed as you need them to be.

24 hours notice required

Travel Time: 30 minutes each way

Departure Time: 6am

Return Time: 3pm

What to Bring: favorite tackles & flies, sunscreen, camera

Included: fishing gear, transportation, packed lunch, taxes & fees

What to Expect: Journey to the many fishing spots along the Belize Barrier Reef. Start by catching fresh bait with cast nets near the mangrove formations. Venture further along the reef to the drop-offs ideal for catching king mackerel, barracuda, grouper, jacks, and a variety of snapper. Catch them if you can with our experienced guides! Our chef will be more than happy to cook your catch to your specifications upon return to the resort.

24 hours notice required

Travel Time: 30 minutes each way

Departure Time: 7am

Return Time: 3pm

What to Bring: favorite tackles & flies, sunscreen, camera, Dramamine

Included: fishing gear, transportation, packed lunch, taxes & fees

Mayan Ruin Tours

What to Expect: Journey west where you will cross the Mopan River on a hand-cranked ferry to access the large Maya archaeological site of Xunantunich (pronounced shu-nan-tu-nitch), translated as the Stone Lady or Maiden of the Rocks. This fascinating pyramid boasts several plazas and a large selection of classic stelae. Those ambitious enough to hike the top of El Castillo, the tallest structure on site, will be rewarded with panoramic views of both Belize and Guatemala.

Timetable: Wednesdays

Travel Time: 3 hours each way

Departure Time: 8:00am

Return Time: 5:00 pm (approximately)

Duration: Full day

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, lunch, and taxes & fees

Note: 2 person minimum on Wednesdays only; 4 person minimum requirement for out of schedule day

This is a scheduled tour: Our Xunantunich Mayan Ruin Tour is part of the all inclusive Mayan Jungle & Beach Vista Package as well as our Honeymoon/Romance Package.

What to Expect: Venture to Belize’s southernmost district, Toledo, the least developed region of Belize. You will visit two Maya archaeological sites and take a tour of the Belize Spice Farm and Botanical Gardens. Nim Li Punit has a total of twenty-six stelae. Lubaantun, the largest archaeological site in southern Belize, is known for its unusual style of construction; no visible mortar binds the limestone blocks together!

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Travel Time: 2 hours each way

Departure Time: 8:00am

Return Time: 5:00pm

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, lunch, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: Our Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit Mayan Ruin Tour is not part of the all inclusive packages.

Hiking Tours

What to Expect: Located in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park, our friendly guides will lead you to a pristine hike through the Belize jungle and to the top of Antelope Fall. As you get deeper into the lush rainforest look for orchids, birds, and exotic animals. The hike to the peak is truly worth the effort. As the 1,000ft fall cascades down the massive rock face, take in the expansive views over the jungle and out to the Caribbean Sea. End your hike with a refreshing swim in the oasis at the top of the waterfall.

Timetable: Thursdays

Travel Time: 35 minutes each way

Departure Time: 8:00am

Return Time: 2:30pm

Requirement/ Restrictions: This tour can be very challenging and all participants must be fit and agile. It is not recommended for those with knee and back related issues.

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, swimwear, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, and taxes & fees

This is a scheduled tour: This tour is included in the all inclusive Mayan Jungle & Beach Vista Package, the Inland & Private Island Package (discontinued on 9/1/2022) and the Honeymoon/Romance Package.

What to Expect: Hike into the dense tropical rainforest of the Cockscomb Basin, which has a total protected area of over 120,000 acres. This sanctuary is home to jaguarundis, margays, ocelots, pumas, deer, howler monkeys, and tapirs. Jaguar and other wildcats are nocturnal so it is unlikely that you will see them, but you can spot fresh tracks while hiking in the Belize rainforest. Our guides will lead you through several nature trails, including one ending at Ben’s Bluff which has spectacular views of the entire basin and leads to a waterfall. Cool off with a much-deserved swim and soak in the river, and depending on the water level you may be able to river tube!

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Travel Time: 45 minutes each way

Departure Time: 8:00am

Return Time: 2:00pm

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, swimwear, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: This tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

Caving, Zip-lining & Rappelling Tours

What to Expect: Traverse from treetop to treetop, 80 feet above the forest floor, dangling from the steel cables of the zip-line. This tour includes five platforms ranging from 100 to 500 feet of flying! After working up a sweat with our zip-lining excursion, take a refreshing tour of Belize’s cooling rivers and extensive cave system while cave tubing.

Timetable: Mondays

Travel Time: 90 minutes each way

Departure Time: 8:00am

Return Time: 5:00 pm (approximately)

Requirement/ Restrictions: Zip-lines can hold up to 250 lbs. The waist of an individual must not exceed 48 inches. For cave tubing, an individual must be 40 inches in height.

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes or tennis shoes, swimwear, an extra change of clothes, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, lunch, and taxes & fees

Note: 2 person minimum on Mondays only; 4 person minimum requirement for out of schedule day

This is a scheduled tour: This tour is included in the all inclusive Mayan Jungle & Beach Vista Package, the Inland & Private Island Package (discontinued on 9/1/2022) and the Honeymoon/Romance Package.

What to Expect: ATM Cave, also known as the cave of the crystal sepulchre or Xibalba, is located in a karstic limestone terrain. Your tour starts with a 45 minute hike in the cool tropical rainforest where you will cross three streams and eventually enter the cave’s hourglass shaped mouth for a 30 foot swim in water that reaches depths of 15 feet. Journey into the cave in search of the remains of Crystal Maiden. It is not-so-common to find human remains within the cave systems so it’s truly a one of a kind experience!

Travel Time: 2.5 hours each way

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Departure Time: 8:00am

Return Time: 5:00pm

Duration: Full day

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, an extra pair of socks, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, packed lunch, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: The ATM cave tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

What to Expect: Located in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park, our friendly guides will lead you to a pristine hike through the Belize jungle and to the top of Antelope Fall. As you get deeper into the lush rainforest look for orchids, birds, and exotic animals. The hike to the peak is truly worth the effort. Later, you will head to the Bocawina Zip-line, which offers two and a half miles of zipping with three traverses as high as 2,300 feet. This is considered the longest zip line in Belize.

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Travel Time: 35 minutes each way

Departure Time: 8:00am

Return Time: 5:00pm

Requirement/ Restrictions: Zip-lines can hold up to 200 tons. The waist of an individual must not exceed 48 inches. This tour can be very challenging and is not recommended for those with knee and back related issues.

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, swimwear, towel, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, packed lunch, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: The Jungle Zip-lining and Waterfall Hiking tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

What to Expect: Journey to the Bocawina zip-line, which offers two and a half miles of zipping with three traverses as high as 2,300 feet. This is considered the longest zip line in Belize. Looking for even more adventure? Bocawina National Park is also home to several waterfalls, including Bocawina Fall and Antelope Fall. The Bocawina Fall rappel is family friendly, consisting of a 20 minute hike to the top of the 100ft waterfall and an energizing rappel down. The Antelope Fall rappel is for more experienced hikers as it requires a rigorous 1,000ft hike and rappel to the bottom.

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Travel Time: 35 minutes each way

Departure Time: 8:00am

Return Time: 5:00pm

Requirement/ Restrictions: Zip-lines can hold up to 200 tons. The waist of an individual must not exceed 48 inches. The difficulty level of this tour is moderate to challenging.

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, swimwear, towel, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, packed lunch, and taxes & fees.

This is a specialty tour: The Jungle Zip-lining and Waterfall Rappelling tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

What to Expect: A strenuous hike through the Maya Mountains leads you to the mouth of the cave. Our professional guides who are experts in maneuvering the cave will rig a system of rappelling ropes for your descent. Get suited and be ready for the drop of a lifetime!

Timetable: 24 hour notice required

Travel Time: 50 minutes each way

Departure Time: 7:00am

Return Time: 5:00pm

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, packed lunch, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: The Black Hole Drop Tour is not included in our all inclusive packages. The difficulty level of this tour is moderate to challenging.

Horseback Riding Tours

What to Expect: Our half-day Jungle Horseback Riding Tour begins with a short fitting and riding lesson with the horses. Guides will partner you with a horse that matches your size, temperament, and experience level. Spend time getting to know your horse and prepare for the journey ahead! Set off through fragrant orange groves and continue into the mysterious greenery of the Belize jungle. A new world envelops you as you ride under the rainforest canopy accompanied by the call of exotic birds. Arrive at a sandy riverbed and enjoy a refreshing swim in the Sittee River. Continue your ride through the rainforest and back to the starting point.

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Travel Time: 25 minutes each way

Departure Time: 8:00am or 1:00pm

Return Time: 1:00 or 5:00 pm

Requirement/Restrictions: Horses can carry a maximum of 250 lbs. All participants must be a mature 7-years old and older.

What to bring: Long pants. sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, swimwear, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: The Jungle Horseback Riding Tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

Wildlife & Scenic River Tours

What to Expect: Travel the Monkey River via boat to explore this extensive mangrove and wildlife habitat for monkeys, manatees, dolphins, tropical birds, and the occasional crocodile. Don’t be startled when you hear the bizarre sounds of the Black Howler Monkey as they communicate with each other to declare their territory. Nothing you read could ever prepare you for hearing these monkeys for the first time; you just have to experience it!

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Travel Time: 60 minutes each way

Departure Time: 7:00am

Return Time: 4:00pm

What to bring: bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes or tennis shoes, water bottles, and power/granola bars, and money for souvenirs

Included: transportation, certified guide, lunch, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: The Monkey River Tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

What to Expect: Travel on one of the longest and deepest rivers in Belize as you spend time with your soul mate while listening to the chirp of birds and sounds of other wildlife. Bask in the cool Caribbean breeze and watch the sinking sun’s colors fade away as your captain guides you along on your sunset cruise. Simply relax in the arms of your loved one while guzzling on fresh fruits and snacks while sipping wine, all served by your own waiter.

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Travel Time: 10 minutes each way

Departure Time: 5:00 pm

Return Time: 7:00pm

What to bring: bug repellent, camera, towels, and water bottles

Included: transportation, bottle of wine, crackers & cheese, private waiter, fruits, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: The Sittee River Romantic Cruise is not included in our all inclusive packages.

What to Expect: Start your day off by driving to the Belize Zoo to enjoy a close-up view of our local fauna in their natural surroundings which include over 150 animals such as jaguars, monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, tapirs, snakes, and many more. Feel free to take pictures and ask our professional tour guides any questions you may have. Proceed to the Blue Hole National Park along the Hummingbird Highway on your way back to Hopkins. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the sapphire blue waters of the Inland Blue Hole, a sinkhole fed by an underground river. This sinkhole was formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. The pool itself lies at the bottom of this large depression in the jungle. From ground level it drops about 100 feet to the surface of the water and after which the water drops to 25 feet into an underground cave system. A thrilling yet refreshing swimming experience, you don’t want to miss visiting the Inland Blue Hole!

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Travel Time: 110 minutes each way

Departure Time: 7:00am

Return Time: 5:00pm

What to bring: bug repellent, hat, camera, sturdy hiking shoes or tennis shoes, swimwear, towel, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, packed lunch, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: The Inland Blue Hole and Belize Zoo Tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

Bird Watching Tours

What to Expect: Just before daybreak, venture to Sittee River to observe some of Belize’s most exotic birds. A birder’s paradise indeed, the lush vegetation of Sittee River attracts a majority of the 500 known species of birds in Belize. Situated along the riverbanks between the Caribbean coast and the mountainous rainforest, Sittee River’s location makes these diverse habitats easily accessible to serious and novice bird watchers alike. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will be sure to point out a variety of species.

Travel Time: 15 minutes each way

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required

Departure Time: 5:00am

Return Time: 7:00 am

What to bring: bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes or tennis shoes, bird identification book, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: The Sittee River Bird Watching Tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

What to Expect: Depart from Belizean Dreams Resort and drive down the Southern Highway to the Mayan Village of Red Bank. Begin with a hike along Belize jungle trails while keeping a sharp eye out for the vibrant and extremely loud Scarlet Macaws! Their raucous cry can be heard over long distances. From the valley, the path turns up a steep hill where these beautiful birds can best be seen feeding in the nearby trees. Continue your journey to a beautiful river, ideal for swimming.

Travel Time: 60 minutes each way

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required (available December through February)

Departure Time: 5:00 am

Return Time: 11:00am

What to bring: bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes or tennis shoes, swimwear, towel, water bottles, and power/granola bars

Included: transportation, certified guide, and taxes & fees

This is a specialty tour: The Macaw Birding Tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

Resort Policies

  • All charges to international cards are processed in Belize and will be in Belize Dollars. Standard Exchange Rates of US$1 is equivalent to BZ$2 applies. Belizean Dreams Resort is not responsible for any currency rate of exchange variances applied by banks or for any international processing fees that may be charged by your credit card company.
  • Credit and Debit cards are accepted from Visa, Amex, Discover and MasterCard. All our rates include 8.5% service charge and 12.5% general sales tax.
  • Unused portions of Packages (meals and/or activities etc.) / Trips shortened as a result of or due, but not limited, to airline delays, strikes, world events, no-shows, premature departures, personal issues, inclement weather, pandemics such as COVID-19 and/or acts of God including hurricanes are NON-refundable and NON-transferable.
  • All additional meals, transportation, drinks and/or tours etc. will be billed to your incidentals and  should be paid for at check-out or the resort reserves the right to charge your credit card on file.
  • Belizean Dreams Resort cannot accept responsibility for any delay, inconvenience, damaged possessions, sickness or additional expenses incurred which may be caused either directly or indirectly by events outside our control such as weather, late arrival of flights, pandemics such as COVID-19 or acts of God.
  • All guests acknowledge and agree that they are fully aware of the contagious nature and effects of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume that risk and responsibility and further agree that they will release, indemnify and hold harmless Belizean Dreams Resort, and their respective parent corporations, affiliates, subsidiaries insurers, directors, officers, employees, managers, successors, assigns, agents and representatives, against any claims and/or damages whatsoever, including legal fees relating to any infection, transmission, health condition influenced or otherwise impacted or complication by COVID-19.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations due to being placed into quarantine for medical issues including pandemics such as COVID-19. Rescheduled stays will be subject to rescheduling cost and policies.  
  • If you are placed into quarantine, our cancellation and rescheduling policies still apply. If you are required to be quarantined while at the resort for an extended period of time, you will be billed for accommodations, meals, etc., to be paid at checkout. Kindly note this is pending availability and may involve a room change. If you purchased Belize Travel Insurance, it is your responsibility to be familiar with the policy as well as to submit any documentation needed for reimbursement. We are not affiliated with Belize Travel Insurance.
  • The bartender reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who has clearly exceeded their limit. The hotel management declines all responsibilities for valuables left in the room after check out.
  • Additional specialty tours to the jungle and to the reef can be arranged for a fee, please contact the Front Desk.
  • Guests are NOT allowed to switch between Coco Plum Island and Belizean Dreams resorts during their stay with us. Guests must cancel with us in writing (adhering to our Cancellation Policy) and then book with our sister resort. Room only reservations include accommodations only. Please see our policies page on the website for further details.
  • More policy details can be found on the Policies Page.
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