Cozy studio cabana on private property between the village of Hopkins and the resort area. Short walk to the ocean, to the village and to restaurants and bars. The owners live on site and are available to provide assistance and information as required. We are not a resort, instead we offer budget accommodations so that more of your money can be spent on your activities, which means we don't have all the amenities you would find in a resort. But then you aren't paying resort prices.
“Wendy's place is great. It's just outside of Hopkins, 10 minutes walk to the centre. You will find everything you need, restaurants, ATM, supermarket and you can have your laundry done. Unfortunately we were not so lucky with the weather and were stuck in the accommodation for 3 days because it was raining. But nothing better could have happened to us than being stuck here because the accommodation has everything you need. Very clean, great kitchen, comfortable bed, Wendy even organized a bike for us, which we unfortunately couldn't really use. For the price it is unbeatable, we recommend it to everybody.”
Three purpose built guest rooms downstairs from my home. They share a veranda with two hammocks for each room. We are located on a lovely beach with shady palms - in the Garifuna fishing village of Hopkins. Hopkins is a village that gives you access to kayaking, snorkeling, diving the barrier reef, jungle treks, and Mayan ruins. Open your room door. Step right out onto the beach. Step into the Caribbean sea.
“This place is incredible. You wake up every morning with the most beautiful view of the beach and if you’re lucky, you’ll see manatees in the ocean. Tricia’s house is tucked away from the center of the village but it is walking distance to everything. To reach most of the restaurants, it’s around a 5-10 minute walk. Tricia and Doug were by far some of the most pleasant hosts we’ve experienced while traveling. They live on the property, so they’re easily accessible. The space is perfect for solo travelers or couples. Tricia also provided us with a lot of great restaurant and hiking recommendations, but our favorite one was Elta & Jem’s restaurant just two doors down (not found on google maps because it just opened). I can’t express enough how serene this place is and how accommodating and kind the hosts are. If you’re looking for a beachfront property in Hopkins with wonderful hosts, I strongly urge you to book with Tricia and Doug!”
White orchid villa is a one of a kind property sitting on the bank of the Sittee River minutes from Hopkins and the beach just up River from the marina.Surrounded with lush rainforest with a large species of giant trees as well as a variety of wildlife for your entertainment.
“White Orchid Villa sits right on the bank of the Sittee river, just a few minutes drive from the town of Hopkins (which is on the coast of Belize). I will break my review up into four sections: directions/communication, check-in/first impressions, stay/amenities, and checkout. directions/communications: Rupa emailed us a couple of weeks before our trip with directions *so* precise that it was impossible for us to miss the place. And it was a good thing, as we ended up arriving at night (around 8:30pm), and the impeccable directions ensured that we hit every proper turn and knew exactly what to look for. Once we arrived, I put the printed out email from Rupa on the coffee table. Anytime anyone in my party had a question about something, I just told them, "read the email... it's in there." check-in/first impressions: The pictures don't do this place justice. IT IS GORGEOUS. As we were driving down the unpaved road in the dark, we were a little uncertain, but as we pulled up to the property, all doubts vanished. Peter came to the gate immediately, introduced himself, and warmly welcomed us. He promptly tied the dogs up when I mentioned that my daughter was a little skiddish around them. He gave me two keys, explained how to enter and exit, and left us to get settled. When we walked in, I was immediately struck by how clean and spacious the villa was. The open floor plan really works for a larger party like ours (four adults and two kids). The view overlooking the river from the balcony deck is breathtaking, especially on a clear night at dusk. In short, we were all blown away. stay/amenities: This was my first airbnb adventure, so I seriously had no idea what to expect. We had stopped at a supermarket in Belize City before we started our drive to get food to cook, drinks, etc. Everything else we needed was provided in the fully stocked kitchen. Even down to things like cooking oil, coffee pot, cutting boards... Everything was there. There were plenty of linens, pillows, towels and wash cloths. Most of Belize uses an electric system to provide hot water. This place was no different and the system worked reliably. You just need to remember to turn it on slowly and be patient with it. Hot showers were not a problem. The balcony was my first destination, but it turns out that sand flies are a scourge in Hopkins around this time of year. If your body doesn't have defenses against the bites, I recommend covering up or using the screened porch until you acclimate. Mosquito repellent was not particularly helpful. Thankfully there *is* a screened porch, and I enjoyed sitting in it and reading every evening. There's a TV, but honestly we never turned it on (who goes on vacation to watch TV???). During our stay we spent time cooking, reading, chatting, fishing and doing some traveling to and from Hopkins and Dangriga. After one day, my daughter started to refer to the villa as home ;-) check-out: Super easy. Peter was on-hand as we finished cleaning up and loading our van. Rupa emailed me about my stay a few days later to make sure everything went well. White Orchid Villa was perfect and we plan on returning when our travels bring us back to the Hopkins area.”