Welcome to Hopkins Bay, a laid-back beachfront village that boasts colorful homes, local eateries, postcard worthy beach side scenes, and the sort of centerpiece of the beach scene, the Hopkins Bay Beach Resort. Here you can sit in brightly colored wooden villas overlooking the flawless Caribbean, the entire area is just 26 kilometers from the famous Tiger Fern Double Waterfalls and about three hours south of Belize City. The resort is on the far north end of the village, several gorgeous free standing villas situated around two sparkling pools, complete with a poolside Drum Bar and main gathering space, Rhum Shack. This picture-perfect tropical bar is a true shady oasis, the type of scene that mirages are made of. The resort even lets guests use their kayaks and bikes while they are staying there, the perfect way to see the beautiful clear Caribbean or explore the one-road town.
If you just want a quick beach stop just grab a hammock, lay your feet in the sand, and enjoy the palm shaded picnic areas all around you. Join some locals in beach volleyball or swim away your worries, you can even rent a boat or kayak to really see all the local waters have to offer you. If you work up an appetite after your beach time head to the nearby Driftwood Beach Bar and Pizza Shack on the north end, the perfect spot to fill your belly! If you aren’t so hungry, head to the other side of the beach and follow the colorful signs and friendly smiles all the way to the Funky Dodo, the perfect spot to grab warm coffee or cold beer!