- Calm and casual beachfront resort in the cultural town of Hopkins
- Dive Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Reef, and Glover’s Reef
- Conveniently located for cultural and nature-based excursions
- Activities for all ages, including watersports and beach games
Hopkins Bay Resort is a beautiful beachfront retreat located within one of Belize’s cultural hotspots. Surrounded by tropical scenery, this charming resort provides a peaceful atmosphere that is suitable for getaways of all kinds, from energetic adventures to care-free family vacations. And, its convenient location places guests between the mighty Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and the biodiverse Belizean jungle, guaranteeing exceptional outdoor adventures. Relax in simple style and enjoy authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences that showcase the very best of Belize - from culinary delights and cultural intrigue to some of the world’s very best scuba diving.
About Hopkins Bay Resort
Part of the Muy’Ono Resorts collection, Hopkins Bay Resort is an idyllic beachfront property located in Hopkins, a small Garifuna village on the coast of the Stann Creek District. Voted the friendliest village in Belize, the welcoming, cultural hotspot of Hopkins provides the ideal setting for an authentic and enriching Belizean experience. This location also places Hopkins Bay Resort within easy reach of the country’s main attractions, allowing guests to explore the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, climb ancient Maya cities, kayak down cascading rivers, spot birds and jaguars in the jungle, or simply relax in a hammock on the beach.
The resort features 18 beach houses with a choice of one, two or three bedroom configurations. Whatever accommodation you choose, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the beach and an unforgettable Belize vacation.
Explore the resort
At Hopkins Bay Resort guests can taste the many flavours of the Caribbean, influenced by Garifuna’s rich cultural heritage. All ingredients are harvested from Muy’Ono Farms and surrounding villages. The newly renovated onsite restaurant, Rhum Shack, features a modern open-air kitchen and a casual atmosphere. Guests enjoy the warm, salty breeze from the sea while local chefs prepare island-style dishes inspired by traditional Belizean cuisine. Conveniently located poolside, this is also the perfect place to sip a cocktail and enjoy the tropical sunshine. Of course, you can also walk to a number of restaurants in Hopkins.
Complete with private access to the Caribbean Sea, Hopkins Bay Resort invites guests to explore the surrounding waters with complimentary kayaks and paddleboards. Games such as volleyball, bocce ball, corn hole, giant jenga, and tug of war are available to keep competitive guests entertained, while the free-form beachfront swimming pool is perfect for lounging in the sun. And, to add an extra layer of relaxation to your trip, Hopkins Bay Resort offers onsite spa treatments including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Fly-fishing is an iconic pastime in Belize and can be easily organised from this resort.
Diving from Hopkins Bay Resort
This resort organises snorkelling and scuba diving trips with a selection of local operators, enabling guests to take full advantage of the stunning surrounding marine life. Tours can be arranged to nearby coastal sites, as well as iconic areas such as Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Reef, and Glover’s Reef. Rental equipment can be provided by the various operators and experienced instructors and guides are also on hand to provide advice and ensure each experience is both safe and fun.
- For an exclusive experience, guests staying in a two or three bedroom beach house can book a private Garifuna chef for the evening.
- Enjoy two for one margaritas on Fridays between 18.00-21.00 and check out the traditional Garifuna drumming on Saturday evenings.
- Take an excursion to Thatch Caye and make the most of this private island resort’s facilities.
- Hopkins Bay Resort offers an exceptional boat trip to Anderson’s Lagoon where you can gaze in awe at the plankton’s breathtaking bioluminescent display.
Hopkins Bay Resort is committed to supporting the local community and donates a portion of each booking to local charities. Guests are also encouraged to ‘pack for a purpose’ by leaving a little space in their luggage for supplies which can improve the lives of local children and families. The resort’s excursions also focus on celebrating the beautiful diversity and history of Belize.
Owned and operated by Muy’Ono, Hopkins Bay Resort strives to protect Belize’s natural beauty throughout its operations. Reclaimed materials are used for renovations and the majority of the food served is locally sourced. The use of solar power, wind power, and LED lighting have also been introduced, alongside rainwater catchment systems. Single-use plastics and styrofoam have also been eliminated.
Diving in Hopkins, Placencia and Glover's Reef
Eagle rayYear round
Whale sharkMarch - June
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round