Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tours from Hopkins, Belize

The think about Hopkins, Belize and Beaches and Dreams is that we are so centrally located on the coast of Belize, that the entire country is at our front door so that we can visit virtually any of the vast destinations for tours on any given day.Fishing, Snorkeling, Diving and sailing on the sea right from our dock are options for marine tours. Cave Tubing, Zip Lining, Mayan Ruins, Rainforest Hiking, Birdwatching, Culinary Tours,  
and so much more are available for daily activities and our tour company at Beaches and Dreams
can help you explore all of Belize from a single destination and on a budget.

Our guides are personable local Belizeans who have a passion for what they do. Our fishing is extrodinary and we ofer all types:
fly Fishing, trolling, deep sea fishing and family fun trips that allow kids to drop fish on ultra light gear for 1-10 pound snapper, grouper, jacks, barracuda and a plethora of other fish. we love to have families and never put you with a giant group unless you are alrady part of that group. Snorkeling, and fishing can even be combined so that you and a significant other are the onoy ones on pone of our skiffs on a private full day trip wtrih fabulous shore lunch. I always tell a couple, you own the boat for the day. if you want to fish more, then fish more. If you are enjoying a spot for snorkeling with giant queen angelfish schools, then stay and do that. it is your once in a life time vacation and you shouldn't be at the whim of what others in a large canned group tour may want to do. We offer complete customized packages so that you can get an all inclusive Belize vacation just to suit you desires.

Two great parks are only a half hour away offering amazing jungle experiences like zip lining and waterfall rappelling. wild life abounds at Cockscomb Basin Jaguar preserve. this park has over 7000 acres of protected rainforest. Peccaries, Howler Monkeys, Deer, and all of the large cats of Belize all live in this park, which goes nearly to the Guatemalan border. Birdwatching in these 2 areas is some of the best in the world. Indeed Hopkins is surrounded by natual wonders encompassing many different eco systems in a 10 mile radius. Coastal Mangroves and Beach lead to a savannah wetlands that lead to the Mayan Mountains. The coast leads out to the worlds second largest barrier reef and unlimited island playgrounds.

Belize's natural wonders are all open to you fom a single destination.Explore Mayan ruins or go deep into the Earth at one of the cave sites on a once in a lifetime guided trip.....YOU"D BETTER BELIZE IT!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Belize Beachfront Rooms now with a view

All rooms in our brand New Boutique Hotel at Beaches and Dreams feature Poll and Seafront views

Well, after 10 months of the construction zone, we are happy to announce the opening of our brand new Boutique Hotel Rooms. we've been in operation for 10 years with our fantastic beach front cabanas and tree house, with a total of 5 rooms in open airy construction located just steps to the beach and in the last year , we have expanded on the lot to the south and have added 6 rooms in a 3 story building with 2 beach and pool front rooms on each level. Add to that a fantastic roof top area for private parties and lounging and comforting jacuzzi overlooking the sea, and we've managed to keep our small Mom and Pop feeling with a touch of luxury.
All Rooms have giant Verandas with tables and chairs and loungers, a private get away over looking the sea.
These rooms are built for comfort and feature  a queen and double in each room, with 2 of the rooms with a single bunk above the double for families or couples traveling together. We are also catering to groups to come and rent the entire building, which is always a fun time. Our grand opening was a group of 24 people for a Belizean wedding that took the whole place over in late June and we had a blast!
The 2 rooms on the middle floor , the Orchid and the Butterfly , both have an additional single bunk above the double
These rooms also have AC/ Cable TV/ Mini Fridges. They are also built to take the breeze. Open up the screened in front door and the side windows and back door and you get the sound of the ocean and the breeze through the palms and the AC is not really necessary as you are
Tastefully appointed bathrooms
lulled to sleep by the sound of the Caribbean Sea.

 We are now booking these rooms for the upcoming winter and are offering 20% off on rooms staying 6+ days.
Not to take away from the original fantastic Beachfront Cabanas, still a great place to stay!
Get a group together and join us in our little stretch of beach here in Hopkins, Belize. The cabanas still have access to the fantastic pool and Jacuzzi as well as the rooftop. bring your group and we'll plan a roof top lobster fest just for you. You'd better Belize It!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New Boutique hotel at Beaches and Dreams Seafront inn in Hopkins, Belize

Well, the cat is out of the bag. we are nearing completion of our brand new Boutique Hotel at our existing beachfront inn and they came out fabulous. we've already commissioned a painter for a set of artwork to use in each of our 6 all beachfront Rooms.
Artwork for the Jungle Canopy Room
The Sea Turtle room

The Jaguar lair Room

Introducing Beaches and Dreams brand new Boutique Hotel, located next to our Beachfront Cabanas.
We’ve added a pool and 6 all beachfront rooms in a 3 story Boutique Hotel.
Each floor has 2 side by side rooms, all with a fabulous view of the sea, generous seafront verandas, AC, Mini Fridges, Wireless Internet and TV and access to our roof top deck, with views of the sea to the East and the Maya Mountains to the West.
These deluxe accommodations will be available beginning in July and we are offering a fabulous unbeatable 25% OFF for a 7 night stay through November 15th.  Each room is 500 square feet and boasts a queen bed and a double bed, with 2 rooms having a single bunk over the double bed, making them a great spot for families or couples traveling together. There is extra space and furnishings on the 12 foot by 20 foot veranda on each room. Relax in the breeze and read your favorite book. We will also be running some great all inclusive packages from our new boutique hotel, you can always email Tony and ask him for a quote to put together a great couples get away or family adventure Email tony at .
We offer group discounts for groups wanting to rent the entire complex or all of our Beachfront Cabanas. Just ask Tony! These rooms are available for booking on our site already and are currently labeled by floor and are tastefully decorated in our surrounding themes:  Floor 1, our Sea Turtle and Coral Reef Rooms;  Floor 2, our Orchid and Butterfly Rooms,  Floor 3, our Jungle Canopy and Jaguar Lair Rooms.  A rooftop area with stunning views of both the Sea and the Maya Mountains complete this new addition. Come watch the sun set behind Victoria’s Peak or schedule a sunset wine and cheese gathering for your group.

Of course we still have our roomy beachfront duplex cabanas, built to take the nearly constant ocean breezes and these rooms now have use of our pool and Jacuzzi as well as all of the other niceties that has made Beaches and Dreams a favorite spot on the Beach in Hopkins. We are offering a special rate on the Beachfront Cabana rooms for the summer as well with a weekly rate of $550, you can’t go wrong. Pool and roof top areas are for all guests of Beaches and Dreams, so come and make this summer special with a great family or group get away at our little spot of Paradise in Hopkins, Belize on the Caribbean Sea.

The Coral Reef room
We will post pictures of the new rooms as soon as we can, stay tuned.
The Orchid room
 Until Then.....You'd Better Belize it.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Belize Romantic Vacation Get Away

Mediteribbean Seafood Stew, served with a romantic view....the only thing missing, is you.

Belize has long been known for its adventurous travel....Adrenalin charged Zip Lining, Waterfall Rappelling, Scuba Diving the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere and cave tubing underground in the Mayan gateway to the underworld land and just about any type of hiking you want. But Belize is also a fantastic romantic destination. Honeymoons, weddings and anniversaries are all a great reason for planning a trip to Belize. An all inclusive vacation to Belize encompassing just the right amount of adventure and romance, which of course includes intimate dining, are pretty easily attainable and can be customized to your interests. I recently had a couple married for 25 years coming for their anniversary. Both were avid birders and i was able to put together 10 perfect days that included 3 different types of birding days, romantic meals on our dock, a sunset river cruise / wine tasting and then to Anderson Lagoon to observe the phosphorescent plankton and some night birds as well. We added in a couples massage and a trip to the Mystical Xunantunich ruins coupled with all transports and meals which left a very stress free couple ecstatic and planning a return in 2015 already.

Beaches and Dreams is still that little intimate place where we as owners, interact with guests daily and the favorite part of my job is corresponding with people before the trip down to see just what it is that they want to achieve from the trip.

There is nothing like an 8 course tapas tasting dinner coupled with wine and served on our dock or a beach picnic with shrimp cocktail, smokey chicken pasta salad and crunchy sourdough bread to make memories that will last forever.

Just take a look at all of the fantastic things there are to do right from our centrally located little beach spot in Hopkins, Belize.

Your 10 day all inclusive Belize Romantic vacation:
Day one:
Transfer from Belize International Airport to Dangriga by plane (15 minute flight) and a half hour ride to Beaches and Dreams Seafront Inn for  welcoming cocktail and room sign in.

Dinner at the Barracuda Bar and Grill./  Mediteribbean Seafood Stew, all our fresh seafood served in a seafood, wine and tomato herb broth with linguini  marinara. Or  Tuscan Beef Tenderloin Bruchetta, 2 medallions of beef tenderloin with tuscan spice crust served over garlic Crostini and topped with ripe tomatoes and basil in olive oil, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes. You won't be able to choose any one of Angela's fabulous dessert so she will agree to make you a dessert sampler for 2.

Day 2...Decompress with a couples massage out on our deck. Hang out by the pool and have a lunch of Seafood salad and a glass of Pinot Grigio. Take a long walk on our perfect beach and browse a few gift shops. Back for another extraordinary dinner.

Day 3 Take a private boat with just you and a captain/ guide to explore the reef while snorkeling along the barrier islands. Enjoy a cozy picnic lunch in the sand at Bread  and Butter Caye and a little more snorkeling before returning and enjoying a little more beach time before your 8 course tapas tasting dock dinner.

Day 4 . Rise early to make the drive to the Ruins of Xunantunich where you will have a guided tour of the ruins, then lunch at one of the local hotspots and shop for Mayan carvings and handicrafts. Stop at the Blue Hole national park on the way home, getting back in time to shower and another award winning meal that Barracuda Bar and Grill

Day 5- Down day to explore the quaint village of Hopkins on bikes or kayak around the point of Sittee To see if you can spot some manatees. Visit some of the many local artisan shops in the village and have beer at the local watering holes. An early dinner and a champagne sunset cruise on the Sittee river, then spot crocodiles and night life by spot life as the nocturnal creatures awake for the evening.Cruise through the cut from the River to Anderson Lagoon to see the mysterious "Burn Water", a bio luminescent glow given off by plankton when they are disturbed. Back for dessert after the cruise and enjoy a glss of wine on our deck while you watch the moon over the waves abnd the whispering of the wind through the palms.

 Day 6-Culinary Day...You will leave at 10 am to visit Miss Emma's Farm for a fram tour that will show you more varieties of fruit in one location than anywhere in Belize. Miss Emma herself will show you her orchard and botanical gardens that are the envy of any gardener. she will personally explain the variety of fruits, many imported from her native Philippines, then make you an astounding lunch from her farm made products. Then on to visit a working Spice Farm and  you will excite the olfactory senses as you smell and taste an amazing varieties of native Belizean spices as well as Indian spices brought here by the East Indian developers of this property.  Back to the beach to enjoy the rest of the evening and a roof top 3rd story appetizer and wine tasting while we watch the sun set over the mystic Mayan Mountains and Victoria's Peak. Visit and enjoy each others company, then enjoy another fabulous gourmet feast.

Day 7-Open day to do as you wish or get caught up on some afternoon naps in the hammock. Go to the Marina and rent some kayaks to check out the Sittee river during the day if you like.

Day 8-Catamaran Sailing- we've signed you up for a full day trip to snorkel or just relax aboard the luxury Catamaran Utopia for a day of cruising, lunching and cocktailing. Another great meal and late night walk on the beach.

Day 9- A guided waterfall hike to one of the waterfalls at Cockscomb Basin jaguar preserve and ajungle picnic lunch followed by a leisurely half hour tube float while you cool off .Back for another best of Belize dinner at the Barracuda Bar and Grill and then maybe an evening swim.

Day 10- Start planning your return trip to Hopkins Belize, the perfect destination for a romantic'd better Belize it!

A sunset stroll on the beach in Hopkins , Belize 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

A Day on your Belize Vacation at Beaches and Dreams, Hopkins

Get up and grab a cup of fresh coffee, always ready at sunrise, and head out to the dock for a beautiful sunrise

Watch the The Morning fisherman as he heads out to catch the days fish for the villagers
First he'll catch some bait
Then back up to beaches and Dreams Outdoor dining Deck for a Great Breakfast.....of
Angela's Fresh Baked Banana Bread........

....Fresh Fruit

And Frittata
And off to Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve for an early morning hike.
To a fantastic Waterfall
Where you can take a refreshing dip
And see some wild life like this black faced Howler Monkey

                  ..................................... AND LOTS OF BIRDS

Just in time for the kids to go home from school for lunch
So you stop at Innies for a great local lunch yourself
Then back to Beaches and Dreams
For some quality hammock time

while absorbing the acquiescence of a Belizean Afternoon
Still some time for a little kayak

And see that the other guests have been successfully fishing
And play with Ruger for a little while
So you ask tony to book your own boat for tomorrow morning
Then its time for Happy Hour and a Shrimp Cocktail at the Barracuda Bar and Grill
Followed by a Seafood Sampler Platter
Or Surf and Turf
And Chocolate Mousse torte for Dessert
And after a fabulous sunset
You can retire to your room

And then, up the next morning to see what the new day will bring.......

You'd better Belize it!

Now offering sizzling summer features from June to November, stay for a week with breakfast for $550 for 2 persons or stay in our new deluxe Beachfront Boutique Hotel rooms for $699 per week with breakfast.