Belizean Dreams Resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Belizean Dreams Resort in Hopkins, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Hopkins Pier. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Anderson Lagoon and Mayflower Bocawina National Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 27 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 188 km.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a beach bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Our last 3 trips to the caribbean have been to the large all inclusive resorts with hundreds, if not thousands, of co-tourists. We decided this time to choose a smaller, more serene resort. Belizean Dreams turned out to be an excellent choice!
The grounds are small, but beautiful, and the service is excellent. We got the feeling that all of Belize is focussed on making the tourist happy. We chose the all inclusive package; there are no buffets - you order off a menu - but the food is VERY good and plentiful. The bar 'snacks' are more like heavy hors d'oeuvre; and very good also.
The best part is we felt like we (almost) had the place to ourselves. We rarely had more than one other couple with us on the beach, or in the pool!
We tried to get a 2nd floor with balconey right on the beach, but it was not available; we ended up in 2A. As it turned out we consider this spacious room to be the best there; it has a great view of the grounds and sea (see pic).
On the downside: the A/C in 2A struggled late on the hot afternoons. It kept the large high ceiling unit cool, but at 4PM, not cold. Also, the room could use a bit of updating; nothing serious, just some wear is showing.
After many weeks of searching we chose Belizean Dreams for our honeymoon.
It did not disappoint at all.
The rooms were nice and large and air conditioned and the alcoholic drinks were strong and perfect in the bar by the beach.
We met many other travelers at the bar.
The tours offered were also great.
I would and will recommend this resort to anyone!
We stayed at Belizean Dreams for 6 nights and the reviews are all accurate. The staff at the resort are so nice and friendly and call you by name from day 1.
Arrival: the hopper plane from Belize City to Dangriga is a fun experience in itself. I am not usually a fan of small planes but this seemed very safe and the flight was smooth, approx a dozen people on board, with an obviously experienced pilot who goes back and forth many times per day. The ride is only 15 minutes and you can get a clear view of how much undeveloped land there is in that area. Once in Dangriga, we were met by the Belizean Dreams van, and within 30 minutes were at the resort. The check in was very smooth, and they took us to the seaside bar for a welcome drink on our way to the room. I had my first Mosquito Bite of the week, which is a great frozen drink and one of their specialties. Our room was lovely; we had chosen the ocean front suite so we were right on the sand, and also next to the pool and pool bar area. The room had high ceilings and lovely beams, and nice wooden built in cabinets. The king bed was great, very comfortable with big soft pillows. We slept great every night. The room also had a coffee maker and a small frig, which we only used once when we had some wine and champagne to finish, from our private dinner (more on that later). The air conditioning in the room worked great, we actually turned it down a bit as it was cool. The bathroom had the lovely painted ceramic sinks, walk in shower, and plenty of storage shelves. The water pressure was great, and there was plenty of hot water. We had a nice patio with 2 chairs in front. The service for the room was excellent, the room was very clean, and we had lovely towel animals on our bed every day, very imaginative and fun. Verna took care of our room and she was great.
The grounds of resort are lovely with lots of shrubs and flowers, and obviously very well cared for. The beach is raked every day. Unfortunately (and we did not know this before arrival), apparently in parts of March and April, they have sargassum seaweed, which blankets the coast. We have seen this on other islands before but other reviews did not mention it so we were very surprised. For the majority of the week, the sea was not swimmable, as the water was full of seaweed, and the beach was covered by feet of it, Apparently the prior week it had been even worse. What is remarkable is that by Friday, almost overnight, the seaweed disappeared, apparently due to winds, and the water was clean again. We were so happy to have been able to swim in the sea before going home. Clearly this is no fault of the resort, however it only fair to mention in the review so others are not surprised at this time of year. We have been told that it has occurred the last 4 years or so and could happen for a short time during any of the spring months. The pool at the resort is very warm, and lovely to swim in in, with plenty of chairs, as well as palapas and chairs on the beach.
The pool/seaside bar was awesome with a large palapa and was a central gathering place for guests. Given the small size of the resort, it was easy to become friendly with the other guests and hang out. Merriam and Charles were great bartenders and very friendly. The restaurant was also next to the pool with inside or outside dining. The food was very good. The breakfast and lunch menu was static daily with plenty of choices. We are big eaters and did not go hungry. The all inclusive package included 3 meals plus a bar snack, and we could not eat that much every day. The breakfast choices included a traditional Belizean breakfast of stewed chicken with eggs, cheese, and fry jacks which were a triangle shaped puffy fried dough, tasting similar to an english muffin. Very delicious. Other choices included omelets, pancakes, french toast, yogurt and granola, quesadillas etc, plenty of choices. All breakfasts were served with a fruit plate which varied day to day. The lunch menu offered specials every day and we enjoyed everything we tried. The dinners were varied every night and offered multiple courses, appetizer, soup or salad, main course (3 different choices each night) and dessert. The food was great every night, and we enjoyed local fish several nights. On Friday, they had filet mignon which was great. All in all, the food was excellent. Our servers throughout the week were fabulous and remembered various things that we liked. Glendy, Sandy and Devi were so fun, we really enjoyed them.
The excursions were fabulous - we felt like we got to see the real Belize with all the varied experiences we went on, and particularly with the resort staff who were our guides. I can’t say enough about the staff. George is the absolute best and absolutely amazing in his knowledge of Mayan history. He took us on a mayan ruins and spice farm tour that so so phenomenal. The sites themselves were fantastic but additionally during the ride back and forth, George gave us lots of local information and Mayan history which was amazing. I can’t say enough about the Belize Spice Farm and Botanical Gardens, which is off the Southern Highway. We had a tour on a golf cart with an employee from the farm named Mike, who was so knowledgeable, professional and fun. He showed us all the various aspects of how various species grow, how they pollinate vanilla and let us smell and taste so many varieties including raw cacao which was a treat.Another great tour was the Monkey River tour. We had another great employee from the resort, Salvyn who drove us down to Placencia (about an hour) and gave us local information all the way down and back, and additionally stopped along the road and picked fruit for us and showed us local trees etc. He was a super nice, professional guy who went out of his way to give us information. Once we were in Placencia, we boarded a nice boat with our tour guide Jeremy and another couple from another resort. Jeremy grew up in Monkey River village and he and his brother own several boats and do tours. The boat ride itself from Placencia to the mouth of the Monkey River as so fun, going through channels in the mangrove and seeing the coastline. The boat was very comfortable with bench seats and a cover for shade. We saw an amazing amount of wildlife, including lot of large birds, bats on trees, crocodiles and an amazing fer de lance viper curled up on the rocks on the river bank (one of the most poisonous snakes in the world). Also amazing hanging birds nests over the river. And of course the howler monkeys of which we saw several troops. On the way back to Placencia went on a manatee watch which I thought would be a minor part of the day but ended up being so much fun and beautiful to see the gorgeous manatees come up for air and dive. We saw several groups of them including a mother and baby; they were adorable. All in all a fabulous day!
The snorkel tour offered by the resort is amazing. We have snorkeled all over the Caribbean and Hawaii and have never seen such a pristine reef as off the coast of Belize. The size of it and the variety and good health of the coral was amazing. The tour boat itself was full, but was a fun gorgeous ride to Coco Plum resort, the sister resort of Belizean Dreams, which is 12 miles off the coast on its own island. George was again our guide as well as another gentleman whose name I didn’t get but he was also remarkable in his strength climbing in and out of the boat with no ladder! These guys are fit! Completely gorgeous.fish, rays, fantastic snorkeling. Another great day!
We had purchased the romance package which included a private dinner on the beach or your patio. Our room was right on the beach so we had it set up on our patio, and it was so pretty. The servers decorated with bouquets of flowers and we also had champagne delivered because it was my husbands birthday.
As part of our package we had the use of a golf cart for the day so on on of our days with no excursion we took the golf cart and went into Hopkins, which is a small village with some nice shops, some restaurants etc. We had been told about a local guy named Alex who had a shop where he made gorgeous wooden objects from local wood. We bought several bowls as well as some black coral jewelry, and he engraved his name on the bottom of the bowls for us. He had some lovely carved sting rays, boats etc, many larger wooden carved items, that were too big for us but really nice.
Additionally I need to mention Henry, who is a manager at the resort and really is the pulse of all the activities. He was everywhere, checking on everything, making arrangements for everyone and making sure that anything we wanted was taken care of. There was no detail that was left unchecked by Henry. He is a super nice guy who obviously cares about the people and his job and went above and beyond for us several times. Henry made sure we were aware of our departure time and made sure we made it back to Dangriga for our hopper flight, which was very smooth, back to Belize City. We hated to say good bye to the staff who we felt like were our friends by the end of the week. We would definately recommend Belizean Dreams and would like to go back.
My adult daughter and I just returned from a wonderful vacation at the Belizean Dreams Resort. The facilities were immaculate and the food was delicious. The staff was amazing, both friendly and helpful. There were many sightseeing tours available or we could relax poolside or on the beach. It was a perfect vacation for us. I recommend this resort and give it a perfect score!
Several great days in early May to relax, eat a lot of great food and explore Hopkins. The snorkeling day trip was really good, I personally could have used a bit more time in the water but the reef (Tobacco) was very active. Tons of marine life, fish and rays were abundant. One Nurse Shark. The guides were very conscientious about protecting the reef which was nice to see given the current overall decline of coral everywhere. The outing included a few hours and lunch at Coco Plum Cay, their sister resort. Wow - definitely worth checking that place out. The Dreams staff were excellent and we had many pleasant conversations and encounters during our stay. The food was great - I think we ordered whatever the special was each night and it was always great.
The only minus in my book for this trip - seagrass / seaweed. It's not something controllable by the resort so I don't fault them for it - all of the other properties we walked by up and down Hopkins had the same issue. But if you like to frolic in the surf or have kids that want to build sand castles, those things would be fairly unappealing in my opinion -- try to find out about usual conditions for when you want to travel. We've been to other places along the Belizean coast in late May and December and there was always some that washed up each night but would be raked up first thing in the morning. No chance of that happening given the amount of it this year. The overwhelming consensus of the locals in Hopkins we talked to was that it's an especially bad year. Fortunately there's a nice pool, bar, hammocks and loungers nearby to help console you. Try the Mosquito Bite.