Hopkins is a quaint but picturesque traditional fishing village in the Stann Creek District of Belize. It is located off the Southern Highway, approximately eight miles south of the town of Dangriga, and home to more than a thousand friendly Garífuna people with a rich culture in drumming, dance, and music.
It is easy to get around Hopkins, as the predominantly English-speaking village comprises a single street that stretches along the beach for a mile and half. A range of accommodations—hotels, cabañas, and resorts—can be found lining the beach, mostly on the southern end, while the more populated north sees local bars and restaurants serving Garífuna and Creole dishes as well as international cuisine.
Surrounded by the lush Maya Mountains, Cockscomb Range inland, and the azure Caribbean on its shore, Hopkins makes an excellent base for exploring the many cayes, reefs, and islands found eastward, and the jungles, nature parks, and mountains to the west.
Enjoy diving or snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef; horseback riding, sportfishing, or birdwatching; visiting Maya ruins; exploring caves, jungles, and rainforests; kayaking on the lagoon just north of the village; canoeing down river; zip-lining in Mayflower Bocawina National Park even; or taking off on a day trip to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Back in the village, you can see a performance of traditional music at the Lebeha Drumming Center (or try your hand at a lesson), visit the several artist workshops around the area, shop for handicrafts and wood carvings, or just soak up the relaxed Caribbean scene on the beach.
Nestled between the lush Maya Mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Hamanasi is a special place from which you can explore the best of Belize on and offshore. A secluded, intimate boutique resort located on the beach south of Hopkins, Hamanasi sits on hundreds of feet of Caribbean Sea beachfront surrounded by tropical flora on the finest stretch of beach in Belize. Your daily adventures will begin and end in the casual elegance of Hamanasi Dive & Adventure Resort. You’ll be able to kick back and soak in the ocean air in our Great House or by the pool. If you fancy you may take a swim in the warm Caribbean waters or enjoy a tropical cocktail at the bar. Our friendly staff will greet you with warm smiles and attentive service. Of course, Hamanasi’s Adventure Center, housing our dive & snorkel center will service you on premises. We offer an exceptional, all around Belize resort!
This beach destination is the ideal spot where couples or families can enjoy a relaxing setting. Couples can enjoy a romantic getaway in a one-bedroom beach loft and families can make themselves at home in a two- or three-bedroom beach house. Whatever accommodation you choose, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the beach and an unforgettable Belize vacation. By combining the comforts of home with the unparalleled adventures of a unique destination, Hopkins Bay curates experiences that offer life-altering memories of an authentic vacation. Our relaxed beach property offers every opportunity to enjoy jungle and marine tours while being immersed in the local culture and cuisine of Hopkins.