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#19218 - 05/03/05 03:43 PM Hopkins Village
wannaBEthere Offline
Ok, phew, finally decided. The last 5 days of our time spent in Belize will be in Hopkins Village.

I did a search on the boards and got some info, but just have to ask - what are some "have to's" while staying in that area?

Favorite lodging facilities?

Where not to miss a good meal?

"The truly happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery even when he must take a detour"

#19219 - 05/03/05 04:06 PM Re: Hopkins Village
Barbara K Offline
you will get lots more response to questions about Hopkins on the Belize Forums.

#19220 - 05/03/05 04:20 PM Re: Hopkins Village
wannaBEthere Offline
Thanks Barbara, now for a silly question, do you have the link? Or a link? Just turn me around and head me in the right direction please.

"The truly happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery even when he must take a detour"

#19221 - 05/03/05 04:23 PM Re: Hopkins Village
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#19222 - 05/03/05 04:45 PM Re: Hopkins Village
wannaBEthere Offline
Thanks Jesse laugh

We're looking for a place to wind down after spending some active time in San Pedro .... a bridge to speak of, before heading back to reality.

Just read a few of the comments about Hopkins ....

I love your description... Last time I was in Hopkins, I remember thinking, while riding my bicycle : "if I go any slower, I will just fall down"... I am sure you know that feeling!
"The truly happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery even when he must take a detour"

#19223 - 05/04/05 07:37 PM Re: Hopkins Village
collyk Offline
Beaches and Dreams!
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#19224 - 05/04/05 10:47 PM Re: Hopkins Village
wannaBEthere Offline
collyk, just went back to an earlier thread where you had posted some pics and trip report. You got some great shots. I gave my hubby my "shot list" of places ... had Beaches and Dreams listed every other time. laugh
"The truly happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery even when he must take a detour"

#19225 - 05/05/05 03:14 AM Re: Hopkins Village
NYgal Offline
Beaches and Dreams used to be real nice, then it went south for a while. It's under new ownership and I've read only good things. We used to stay there each time we visited Belize.

There are several places to stay in that area, you could just go and pick one. They're never all full.

The rooms at Beaches and Dreams are large and have king size beds. They also have a great cook, so I read, from Alaska or maybe that's where the new owner is from. hmmmm....

I like that area, just be prepared for the sandflies if you are so inclined to be bitten. I was and learned to wear long pants early AM and early PM. The sandflies come out for a short time and will be ready to hit you if the wind dies down smile Then change to shorts or suits.
Mainland is soooooooo different.

Dangriga has a nice place to stay. Pelican Beach and it's like an old southern plantation feel in the rooms. Housekeepers wear uniform and are very professional while their job. It's a short distance from the airport too.
There's a horse that just walks around across the street and the flowers are always lovely.
There is a security guard on duty all night and it's gated. I love the feel of that establishment, can you tell laugh
We've been there a few times. In fact the owner is the man that has that Belize forum that Jesse sent you to read.

djean from this forum is in Dangriga I think and will have more input.

We like Dangriga for short visits.

#19226 - 05/05/05 03:21 AM Re: Hopkins Village
NYgal Offline
Beaches and Dreams and Jaguar Reef are not in Hopkins. It's 2-3 miles south in Sittee area. smile

#19227 - 05/05/05 04:01 AM Re: Hopkins Village
wannaBEthere Offline
Thanks so much for your thoughts NYgal. Always nice to get input from folks who have actually been where "you don't really know where ya wanna go yet" laugh

Hmm ... do you happen to know if there is a United Methodist Church in Dangiaga?
"The truly happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery even when he must take a detour"

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