Fodor's Expert Review Jaguar Reef Lodge
Sittee River Rd., Hopkins, Stann Creek, Belize
The original upscale resort in Hopkins, Jaguar Reef Lodge has updated its original whitewashed duplex garden and beachfront thatch cabañas and has added newer colonial suites with local artwork, salt-tile floors, and custom-made hardwood furnishings. Although the beach here is good (for Belize), there's a nice pool with swim-up Tiki bar. Meals are served in a beautiful glassed-in beachside palapa with a soaring ceiling set off by locally made basket lights. Management is by Viva Belize, which also operates Almond Beach and Villa Margarita in Hopkins along with two jungle lodges.
- attractive and well-kept grounds
- lovely beachside location
- beautiful restaurant but meals are pricey
- parking for guest vehicles is limited