Spent a week at Seiri del Mar in March. It was our first trip to Belize. We shared a two-bedroom condo with our friends and enjoyed every minute. The larger bedroom has a wonderful outdoor shower, and the second room and ensuite is equally nice. Both have air conditioning as well as ceiling fans. We stocked the fridge at the beginning of the week and made our own coffee, breakfast, and snacks in the modern, well equipped kitchen. The local grocery stores in Hopkins have everything even if they're a bit rustic. The eggs we bought were super fresh and delicious. Dinners were in Hopkins or at the Rhum Shack on site. Try Geckos for wonderful jerk chicken and icy cocktails. Don't miss the pizza at Driftwood--just up the beach. They make it fresh to order and with a couple of cold Beliken beer, it was perfection on a sunny afternoon. The resort has bikes available and it's an easy ride into town to get supplies. Caitlyn's bakery is worth a trip for brownies, bread, or banana loaf. The ocean (right on the doorstep), is warm, with a very gradual slope and sandy bottom. We were in every day and usually had it all to ourselves. The resort has kayaks to use, but the water was a bit too rough while we were there. One day we drove to Plancencia--about an hour away. The roads are pretty good but the speed bumps are numerous and require a complete stop. We also took a little snorkeling excursion with some locals near Bread and Butter island. Saw an amazing assortment of fish and sea life. All in all all a very enjoyable trip. Can't wait to return.
We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. Well, I guess we could have if we had had our family and friends with us to share the experience, but that will be next time! Seiri del Mar is an oasis of relaxation from which to enjoy the wonderful weather and beautiful surroundings. If you're up for activity, there's the village and many other things to see and do within a short radius. The condo units are gorgeous and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We especially liked the private outdoor showers and all the excellent culinary options in the village! We've just returned home and already we're looking forward to going back.
Seiri del Mar is a beautiful development sitting on the far north side of Hopkins.
We stayed in H3, which is a 3 bedroom second-floor beachside (literally) unit. It was beautifully appointed, extremely comfortable and absolutely wonderful in every way. Being able to cook for ourselves as often or as little as we wanted was much appreciated. Having in-unit laundry was super helpful to our group of 6.
The grounds crew worked their tails off every day. The property manager, Sergio, is accessible and very helpful.
A few things to know about Hopkins that will make your trip better:
* have a rental vehicle
* this is not Ambergris Caye or Placencia; it's far more authentic Belize
* we enjoyed a number of restaurants in town -- Innie's (wings and hudut), Lucky Lobster (everything), Barracudas (happy hour), Driftwood Pizza, Loggerhead's (burgers) . . . don't judge the book by the cover
The locals are warm, friendly people who are very interested in interacting with you. Put yourself out there and you'll be welcomed into their community.
Bottom line: stay at Seiri del Mar. It's a great location, it's super comfortable and has everything one needs to have an enjoyable trip to Hopkins.
We will definitely be staying here again if we return to Hopkins, Belize.
Where do I begin? The grounds, condos, beaches are amazing. We love the staff. Sergio and Julien took great care of us. Answered all our questions about the village. We have stayed here twice in 6 months and can't wait to come back. Our kids 15 & 17 love the village and the locals. This is my idea of heaven on Earth.
Every day is beautiful at Seiri del Mar. The ever-changing sky, sea views and palms swaying in the gentle breeze create an enchanting backdrop to colorful gardens, well-maintained pathways, and the delicate mosaic of the pool area. The pool is a good length for lap-swimming and the warm water of the sea is just feet away. There is a shallow pool for kids or kids at heart, and a large, comfortable hot tub. We loved our stay in the spacious two-bedroom condo, with a lay-out that afforded everyone their own private space, and with a large and well-sheltered wrap-around balcony. We were never without a beautiful sea view, whether inside or outside the condo. Seiri del Mar is well-maintained by friendly, attentive staff. It gave us a safe, warm haven from the cold. Will definitely return as soon as we can.
You couldn't ask for anything more in a vacation rental. Stunning! Very warm and helpful staff; very well kept beach area that is just outside your door; excellent pool area; and beautiful floor plan in the condo. Very well worth a stay!
Seiri del Mar is a beautiful set of beachfront condos located on the far north end of Hopkins. The condo was very comfortable, clean, with nice kitchen and great porch that is literally 10 steps from the ocean! Hopkins is very low-key authentic village community - so not the best place if you are looking for night life or big resorts. The Rhum bar is a fantastic small, open air restaurant that is next door, lots of additional restaurants south of town (you should definitely rent a car!). The bird life was amazing! The ocean temperature was bath water with very soft sand. One of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had - can't wait to go back!