My now husband used his wonderful research skills by typing into google 'honeymoon in december' and Belize was at the top of the list and a place we did not know much about. Once we started looking into Belize we got more and more excited and in-love we became with the idea of going there.
We found Belizean Dreams on Tripadvisor and with the photos available it was decided! Honestly when we arrived I didn't really know what to think of Hopkins as it is a simple little village but after our first walk through the main (and one of the only streets) I felt so comfortable and was in-awe of the people within the town! All are friendly, the restaurants and cafes serve absolutely amazing food and local freshly squeezed juices (which I truly miss!) Two of our favourite souvenir places were 'Alex's Seashell Shack' and 'someones (sorry forget the name) woodcarvings' friendly people and amazing skills with their art!
Now onto the resort, absolutely stunning! We could not have been looked after better! Nothing was ever too much and everyone was always friendly and smiling! The best things about Belizean Dreams was arriving at catering times (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) either a little early or just on time and having a good chat with the staff who are all locals and can recommend the best places to go and things to do but also give you a great insite into life in Belize!
We spent a number of days just lying by the beach or the pool but the majority of our 10 day stay was out and about seeing the attractions. It seemed like we were the only ones who were getting out to see things so a lot of our tours were not on the designated days and ended up usually being just us and the tour guide. Our top recommendations were ATM Cave Tour (wear enclosed shoes and we would recommend wearing a singlet if the weather allows because if you fall in the river that you have to cross you will be quite cold for the next couple of hours), Monkey River (we were lucky enough to see Manatees! Wear long sleeve shirts, light material, the lunch in the local village is AMAZING!!!) Mayflower trek (If you have a spare half day, be prepared for many stairs but a rewarding view at the end and if possible a swim in the waterfall at the top! We went on quite a humid day and had applied sun cream and bug repellent, as we discovered you are in the shade for the majority of the trek so we highly recommend giving the sun cream a miss and just applying extra bug repellent... We ended up basically sweating all of ours off which left a not so lovely sweaty picture at the top of the waterfall) We also went snorkeling (on a cloudy day so not as much to see but was still fantastic!! Saw an octopus, lobster, barracuda and amazing types of fish!)
Back to the resort, we cannot recommend Belizean Dreams enough! We were lucky enough to be placed in one of the front Villas by the water and it was absolutely incredible! We got a couple of days where the weather was cold and rainy where we spent our time reading books and hanging out (no TV in our room just FYI although I believe there were TVs in the 'family' Villas) and venturing out for food where we spent sooo much time! Again we cannot recommend Belizean Dreams enough! The staff were fantastic! Always friendly and willing to go out of their way for us! If it had not been for them we would not have had such a good time, we made some lovely friends and were so sad to say good bye. We will definitely be coming back to Belizean Dreams for our anniversaries :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small, intimate Belizean owned and managed resort nestled on the coast of Hopkins Village, southern Belize. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belizean Dreams Hotel Hopkins
- Belizean Dreams Hotel Dangriga
- Belizean Dreams Dangriga
- Belizean Dreams Resort Belize/Hopkins