4.5
Very Good 3329 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A 700-foot beach, chock-full of beach loungers and hammocks
  • The barrier reef offshore makes this beach swim-friendly
  • Drinks at the swim-up pool bar on the beach
  • Hand-carved furniture made by Belizean craftsmen in all rooms
  • The nearby Sittee River is a great place to spot iguanas, crocodiles, manatees and dolphins
  • Pair a stay at Almond Beach with Sleeping Giant Lodge, a lush jungle escape in central Belize

What To Know

  • An eight percent service charge per stay will be collected at the Jetsetter check-out
  • The hotel closes every September for renovations
  • Dining options are limited; there’s only the on-site restaurant, coffee shop and palapa bar (more choices are available down the beach or in the village of Hopkins)
  • WiFi can be slow
  • The beach is not private and is frequented by locals
  • If you’re a hardcore surfer, stay elsewhere — this beach is best for casual swimmers
  • Sand flies can be pesky depending on weather and time of day; bring bug spray

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Almond Beach Resort & Spa in Hopkins, you’ll be on the beach and close to Hopkins Pier and Anderson Lagoon. This beach resort is within the region of Wee Wee Caye Marine Lab and Mayflower Bocawina National Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 24 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and coffee/tea makers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Almond Beach Resort & Spa
Sittee Point Rd.
Hopkins, undefined Belize

Reviews

Love this place
2011littletraveler

Having such a wonderful time!! The people are the most thoughtful and go out of their way to accommodate you needs and ensure you’re having a wonderful time. Just finished a waterfall hike with Mario. He was very knowledgeable about all the birds, plants and lizards we saw. Dennis aka the coconut king climbed up a tree and got us a fresh coconut to drink from. The place is magical and the food is really outstanding. Totally awesome.

Ahh, Relax
jonathanhousing

My wife and I really enjoyed our 3 days at this wonderful resort. The staff is attentive and warm. The beach is just steps from every room. The room we had was beautiful — really beautiful, with a small courtyard and warm plunge pool and an outdoor shower (as well as indoor, which went unused).

The beach facilities are also great — comfortable lounge chairs under permanent umbrellas protect folks like me from too much sun. The water is nice. I also took out a kayak for a nice ride.

My wife and I also went snorkeling; they didn’t just take us out to the reef and push us overboard — a guide swam with us and showed us all sorts of things (an eel, a yellow manta ray, various fish and coral species) that i would have missed going by myself.

We had 2 small issues — because there is so much water-related activity, there should have been more towels in the room and,or the beach/pools. Second, for the same reason, we needed more places to hang wet towels and clothes in the room.

But these are nits on an overall wonderful experience.

One final word of advice: we didn’t do this, but take a bicycle and go into town. Friends we made at the resort had some excellent experiences, and there are a host of eating options of which to take advantage.

Vacation
Michelle H

Almond Beach resort has breathtaking views of the beach and ocean. From the moment of checking in, Minor makes you feel at home. Our room had a plunge pool in an enclosed outdoor patio. The food is amazing as well. Alex and Jason are friendly and attentive. The resort is very quiet and relaxing. Bruno at Charlies Bar is an awesome bartender and very knowledgeable about the area- a really nice person to converse with. Make sure you apply plenty of bug spray- the sand fleas can be bad.