What We Love
- A beachfront room on the Caribbean, with welcome cocktails and use of kayaks and bikesHaving direct access to one of the best beaches in Hopkins Village
- Relaxing in the heated infinity pool – and enjoying a drink at the swim-up bar
- Staying in a beachfront room, so you can wake up to beautiful Caribbean views
What To Know
- Book the bioluminescent night tour to take a boat through nearby mangroves and catch the jellyfish as they light up in brilliant blues
- Enjoy complimentary bike and kayak access
- The pool bar has a great happy hour
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Villa Margarita in Hopkins (Sittee River), you’ll be close to Anderson Lagoon and Hopkins Pier. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Wee Wee Caye Marine Lab and Twin Cayes.
Make yourself at home in one of the 6 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Our family Christmas vacation to the Jaguar Reef Resort was spectacular. It's a bit of a schlep to get there if you choose to drive from Belize City, but so worth it! (We did decided to fly back from Dangriga.)
The facilities were lovely, but what really made the place stand apart were the staff.
Stacy was our waitress most days and she was fabulous!
Noelle and Luis ran the adventure center/activity desk and were a wealth of knowledge.
Patrick helped us into our room and made sure that we had everything we needed the whole time we were there.
Larry and Dennis were there most enthusiastic, warm and friendly staff of all time. Upon request, Larry would bring out his machete and Dennis would climb a coconut tree, toss a few down to Larry, who would promptly slice off the top for you.
Would highly recommend the full day snorkeling excursion. We enjoyed the cave tubing at St. Herman's. It's also great to just spend time at the resort with the clear water, hammocks, pool bar, stand up paddleboards and kayaks.
It was a little tricky for us to find Villa Margarita initially since it is part of the larger Jaguar Reef resort, which has many separate buildings within it. However, it turns out that was mostly due to the fact that it is fairly remote within the larger resort, which was ideal for the 2nd half of our honeymoon trip to Belize. The room was really spacious, with a very wide open living room/kitchen area (which included a beautiful wooden sliding wall which most likely opens up to create a giant shared space so that you can you have the entire floor to yourself if reserved as such). Room included large balcony with comfy furniture. Honestly, the space was almost too big for the two of us - would be perfect for a family or small group of close friends. We also had access to a pool and hot tub set aside only for this villa, which meant that we had it entirely to ourselves for the duration of the visit. (We went right at the start of the peak travel season so only saw one other person at our building.) Space, overall, was clean and bright and lovely. The resort also helps set up tours, which is really convenient and, with which, we had a really good experience. Hopkins was wonderful! Lovely beach view although getting into the water there was tricky due to the sargassum (seaweed), but we've since heard they are doing things to limit its impact on the beach. Only regret of the visit was that the separate swim-up bar, located at the resort but down the beach from Villa Margarita, closed down for repairs before we were able to try it. Looked really nice, though.
Where do I begin? I wish I could add +++ beyond the 5 stars. We stayed at Villa Margarita, which is one several places in the same hotel group (vivabelize.com) and area.. Everything about this place is beyond exceptional, especially the people, Ana at the desk, Briceno, the bartender whose drinks are a work of art, Stacy the tour director and "Dennis the menace", who set us up with a Hoby Cat for sailing, waiters at the Paddle House Restaurant, Alex, Ruben, Jason and the amazing Chef Rahim (forgive me if I forgot someone or spelled your names wrong). We were treated as friends, always referred to by our names, and often asked how our snorkel trip, cacao tour etc was, remembering what we were doing. Because of their exceptional service and friendliness, their personal attention, I believe it rubbed off on all the guests. We met many people and chatted with them while there, unlike most Caribbean resorts we have been too. The accomodations could not have been any nicer. New, beautiful, spacious and beyond any expectations we could have had. We took an all inclusive package which included 3 meals, all soft drinks, and rum drinks, 2 excursions from the beach and 2 from Sleeping Giant Jungle Resort a partner resort, where we went next, shuttle from the airport to Hopkins, then to Sleeping Giant, and then back to airport. Unlike many all inclusive we ordered our food from the wonderful menu at the Paddle House. We will likely not get all-inclusive the next time we go because it was too much food! So good but big breakfast, 2 course lunch and 3 course dinner! Food at the Paddle House was very reasonable if we didn't have the all-inclusive. We didn't eat in Hopkins but many said the food there was good and even more reasonable. Do visit the little fishing village of Hopkins and visit with the residents selling their handmade items on the street. If you are looking for wild nights and steel drums and crazy tourist places, this is not for you. We went at the end of the rainy season but were blessed with all beautiful sunny days and not a lot of people. We have been to many places in the Caribbean but we want definitely to be back here! I have also never written a review on trip advisor but had to do one for here! Belize, we miss you!!!
Beautiful, beautiful place and wonderfully-cared for accommodation. From the personal greeting and cool tropical drinks on arrival to the painstaking details put into providing a clean, private and relaxing yet fun stay, to the warm and easy check out process on departure, we enjoyed the absolute best in hospitality.
We had a wonderful time, the room and grounds are immaculate. The Paddle House dining is 5 star, absolutely some of the best meals we've had. The drinks at the bar are tasty and perfect. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return. Thank You!!