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Everything was great and the restaurant was amazing

A stellar resort in every way. The restaurant is excellent, the grounds are spotless, the staff are friendly and attentive. And it's so reasonably priced. Could not recommend more.

Great property and great staff! Loved out stay there. Local community is safe and people are great.

This was our first trip to Belize. My family and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at Jaguar Reef in Hopkins. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the Jasmine condo style room which was exceptional. Highly recommend.

Clean facilities, clean beach, relaxing vibes, great staff!!

Amazing hotel on the beach. Quite pool, great staff. Family oriented. Located in a small town with local restaurants that have great food. Restaurant at the hotel was also amazing. It was a great vacation and would visit there again.

Our rooms were literally on the beach. We were immediately upgraded to the suites with plunge pool. The room itself is very roomy and romantic-- recommended for couples. The staff is very hospitable. They made sure that my party was comfortable at all times. It was four of us in two separate rooms. They made sure that we were close to each other. Numerous times, we missed breakfast and they still made it for us. One night, we arrived back to the hotel late past dinner time and they still cooked and delivered food to our rooms. It was a humbling experience. Besides the beauty of the village, the staff is what made our stay much much more enjoyable.

Hotel is beautiful and right on the water. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food is good, but not great mainly due to limited options day to day. My only complaint is around the restaurant. The biggest problem is the restaurant is not air conditioned and they cook using a grill directly in the room. It is so outrageously hot, it's ridiculous. All other restaurants in the area feel great with open air and the ocean breeze. Stop cooking directly in the room and it'll be a lot better. But everything else is top notch.

We stayed here for a week in January. We stayed here 16 years ago. A lot has changed in 16 years, but Jaguar Reef retained a lot of it's original charm.

Proximity to the beach is great. The beach's sand is a little more coarse than I prefer, but we got used to it. The hotel staff is excellent. I'd describe them as very friendly, helpful, attentive, professional and polite. The Cabana we stayed had a more comfortable than normal bed, and working A/C, but the construction seems a little "sub-par", or in need of renovation: floor cracking (especially the connection to the walls). Our group occupied 6 Cabanas, all with the same cracking. A cockroach, and a scorpion got into one of those rooms, we suspect perhaps through such cracks. The tile work in the bathroom, and the calking was obviously done by amateurs. It seemed apparent there was little if any insulation in the walls / ceiling, as the A/C ran almost non-stop.

Hotel was a bit run down and the meals were overpriced. A 10% resort fee on top of the 12.5% tax is charged to all meals. Activities require a 4 person minimum so not ideal for single travelers who want to explore. No medical or first aid kit on hand in case of minor injuries either. Very off the beaten path so don't expect any miracles of excitement.

The cabana was nice and the staff was friendly. Each cabana had two rooms, we were expecting a cabana to ourselves but it wasn't bad. Kayaks and paddle boards were available for free use but the paddle boards were a little beat up. The cost of everything there was in American dollars which got expensive. Hopkins village is nearby and less expensive food was available. The excursions were awesome but pricy as well. The hotel charges taxes, service fees, and a gov't tax on everything. We did a few excursions, zip lining and repelling was 170/person plus the taxes ended up to be about 190/person just for an idea on how it adds up. All together the trip was awesome. Bring heavy duty bug repellant and if you are renting a car be prepared for a bumpy ride.

What a cool place! The adventure starts when you travel to Dangriga then to Hopkins... You are definitely out of the way! So relaxing and such an attentive staff you can't help but enjoy this place. We stayed in the beach cabana and they are exactly what they are built up to be.. Nice room, hammock, cool breezes,good food and lots of time to decompress. Do it... You won't be sorry.

We loved everything about our stay. The beach is beautiful and quiet. We were alone on our comfortable lounge chairs. The infinity pool was right on the beach with a swim up bar. Our room was huge and comfortable. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The location is central for site seeing. We rented a car and drove across the country and back in a day. The kids enjoyed the free kayaks and inner tubes to play in the ocean with. We had massages on the pier. We walked to many wonderful restaurants at night. Hopkins is small and friendly. We snorkeled and scuba dived from the hotel pier pick up. Everyday we had their special rum drink at the pool . I highly recommend the Jaguar Reef!

My son and I stayed at Jaguar Reef Lodge from July 8-15, 2014. I have nothing but nice things to say about the staff and accommodations. We stayed in a casita, which is half of a single building located steps from the beach. The room was large, quiet and very comfortable. There is a restaurant with very nice, although a little overpriced, food. The location is close to the city of Hopkins, which has some quite excellent local restaurants. We were even able to order pizza to our room. The tours available were reasonably priced and well guided. We were determined to take the ATM cave tour and the tour administrator at the resort worked to make that happen. Overall, an excellent experience. I loved the small size of the resort and the excellent staff.

If your looking to the perfect getaway spot for couples of family you will not belive this resort and supporting resorts. So perfect that I'm buying property in the area.

Hotel was very nice with a friendly staff. Beautiful setting with adventure activities close by and easily booked (snorkeling, jaguar reserve/waterfall hike, and Zip-Line were all incredible). Don't expect a resort like feel in the town of Hopkins, which is a short distance away. Quite a bit of poverty, but some nice restaurants scattered about. Only disappointment was the beach. Though beautiful from afar, there is trash that washes ashore every morning along with seaweed. Whether it's the trash flowing in from the river or from cruise ships, it's still pretty disgusting. Mainly appears after a big rain. Stick to the swimming pool and take a boat to the reef for snorkeling if you want to get wet. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves, especially our 7 year old son who made a lot of friends with other kids.

Hopkins Village Hopkins

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Anderson Lagoon is within 2 miles (3 km) of The Lodge at Jaguar Reef while other popular attractions such as Hopkins Pier are within 3 miles (5 km). This 3.5-star resort has 24 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of The Lodge at Jaguar Reef's 24 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.


Property features

The Lodge at Jaguar Reef features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for BZD 99 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Seaview Villa with private plunge pool

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Seafront Villa with private plunge pool

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

2 Bedroom Beachfront Suite

1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for The Lodge at Jaguar Reef

Everyone (9) Couples (4) Family (5)
5
Family

Everything was great and the restaurant was amazing

By on Jan 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2020

Thank you for your great review! We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us and that you enjoyed everything about us! We hope to have you visit with us again!

5
Partner Couples

A stellar resort in every way. The restaurant is excellent, the grounds are spotless, the staff are friendly and attentive. And it's so reasonably priced. Could not recommend more.

By on Dec 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 24, 2019

Thank you for your 5 out of 5 rating. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us. Chef Rahim and his team will be happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals with them. Thank you for your recommendation.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 12, 2019

Thank you for your 5 out of 5 rating, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future.

5
Family with small children

Great property and great staff! Loved out stay there. Local community is safe and people are great.

By on Jun 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to your return visit :) Viva Belize Management

5
Family

This was our first trip to Belize. My family and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at Jaguar Reef in Hopkins. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the Jasmine condo style room which was exceptional. Highly recommend.

By on Jun 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 17, 2019

That is the kind of experience we want to give all our guests on their first trip, exceed expectations and make their experience, memorable. Do come back!

4
Everyone

By on Dec 1, 2018

5
Everyone

Clean facilities, clean beach, relaxing vibes, great staff!!

By , from Washington D.C. on Nov 25, 2018

5

great hotel on the beach

Everyone

Amazing hotel on the beach. Quite pool, great staff. Family oriented. Located in a small town with local restaurants that have great food. Restaurant at the hotel was also amazing. It was a great vacation and would visit there again.

By , from New York on Aug 1, 2018

5

on the beach! amazing staff

Everyone

Our rooms were literally on the beach. We were immediately upgraded to the suites with plunge pool. The room itself is very roomy and romantic-- recommended for couples. The staff is very hospitable. They made sure that my party was comfortable at all times. It was four of us in two separate rooms. They made sure that we were close to each other. Numerous times, we missed breakfast and they still made it for us. One night, we arrived back to the hotel late past dinner time and they still cooked and delivered food to our rooms. It was a humbling experience. Besides the beauty of the village, the staff is what made our stay much much more enjoyable.

By , from Oakland, CA on Jun 21, 2018

4
Everyone

Hotel is beautiful and right on the water. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food is good, but not great mainly due to limited options day to day. My only complaint is around the restaurant. The biggest problem is the restaurant is not air conditioned and they cook using a grill directly in the room. It is so outrageously hot, it's ridiculous. All other restaurants in the area feel great with open air and the ocean breeze. Stop cooking directly in the room and it'll be a lot better. But everything else is top notch.

By on Jun 6, 2018

The Lodge at Jaguar Reef

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