Large functional unit 10 feet from the ocean. However the water was filled with seagrass and garbage--plastic, styrofoam,old bottles etc. The water was mud colored and very unappealing. The pool was lovely though.
We expected a luxury condo and were very disappointed that the dishes were a motley, mismatched collection of Melmac. Many of the pots were dangerous to use.
They bounced on the stovetop!
There was only one set of linens and they were polyester.
However everything worked. Plenty of hot water, excellent wi-fi and TV reception and great a/c.
We just returned from three weeks at Seiri del Mar. What a beautiful location! The condo was a two bedroom ground floor unit. Two couples were very comfortable in this space. We loved the huge veranda overlooking the grounds and the ocean. Being just steps from the beach was wonderful as we took many walk along the beach. The village of Hopkins had everything we could want. Lots of tours are available right from there. The Bioluminescent tour was a highlight. We also went snorkelling, that too was amazing. It was nice to have access to bikes and kayaks and paddle boards. It was a little too rough for us to try paddle boarding but many others did. We can't say enough about the staff here. Sergio was always available to answer all of our questions. They were all so very friendly. We loved the quiet relaxation that this resort provided us. All in all a truly memorable vacation.
We enjoyed Sieri Del Mar as our home base for many adventures during our July visit to Belize. The property and accommodations exceeded our already high expectations.
Each building contains three units - a two 2-bedroom on lower level and a 3-bedroom on the upper level. We stayed in a 2-bedroom unit that was about 20 yards from the Caribbean Coast. The unit, bedroom, kitchen and other living areas are well decorated, spacious, high-end and in new condition. Our favorite spot in the unit was probably the front porch area outside our bedroom. Coffee there in the morning, reading or simply just listening to the sounds of the waves rolling into the beach. Doors facing the sea all have sliding fan out screens that were great in the evenings for letting the breeze in. All main living areas and bedrooms have separate thermostats. Very nice!
The property is meticulously maintained and thoughtfully designed - staff grooming the beach each morning, crystal clear pool, landscaping, etc. Bikes, kayak’s and Stand Up Paddle boards were always available. There was always someone on staff outside watching over things. During our visit, we felt like we were the only ones staying at this property.
Hopkins offers other “upscale” places to stay. We visited them all during our trip. There is nothing comparable to Seiri Del Mar. It is the north most vacation rental property in Hopkins - secluded, but minutes by bike, car or even walking to restaurants, grocery and the town in general. We'll return on our next trip to Belize.
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.