New Year, New Villas: A Fresh Way To Vacation in Hopkins with The Lodge at Jaguar Reef

by Carolee Chanona
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There’s a new, ultra-luxurious destination to the Lodge at Jaguar Reef in Hopkins, a southern gem that’s considered as close to paradise as it gets. Meet the latest addition: two-bedroom villas offering direct beach access and a sea view penthouse, complete with its own private pool. As if gourmet food, close proximity to eco-adventures, and a beach for every thalassophile weren’t enough to beckon you into The Belize Collection’s embrace, the attention to detail and sheer comfort of these new open-space concept beach villas in Hopkins will. 

A HotSpot On The Southeastern Coast

A stunning collection of the very best resorts, restaurants, and residences in Belize, The Belize Collection is owned and operated top-to-bottom by Belizeans. Despite their novelty, these villas are deservedly loved, as is the up-and-coming tourism hotspot of Hopkins. Eight miles south of Dangriga and four miles off the Southern Highway, luxury here comes not in the form of uber-flashy hotels, but of wide, open, unspoiled landscapes and quaint enclaves serving up delectable small plates. There’s authenticity in the air, which swirls with the village’s rich and resilient culture—boisterous giggles of barely adolescent Garifuna drummers just before sundown is a gentle reminder of that.

It’s here that TBC’s beach strip houses–among other amenities–The Lodge at Jaguar Reef, Almond Beach Resort, The Colonial Inn, Villa Bella Vista, Villa Margarita, two restaurants, a golf cart rental, and an upcoming residential community. On the southeastern coast, soft white beaches are the frontier to jungled cliffs, waterfalls, and vine-hidden Maya sites. 

About The Villas

Truly the kind that makes you gasps, sand-guided pathways lead through tropical bougainvilleas and dug-out canoes directly to the sea-facing villas. Tuck into the dazzling scenery, viewed by your private plunge pool, with both the 2-bedroom Penthouse or Seaview Villas of the three-story structure. Exclusive, the ground-floor layout includes an intimate private garden extending from the master bedroom, featuring a private plunge pool and sensational outdoor shower. The second and third-level layouts include a beachfront balcony with a private pungle pool and plush day beds.

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It’s close enough to tropical beach bars for mojitos or ceviche tastings (cue: Big Dock Bar), top-rated restaurants (like its very own Paddle House), and sandy beaches to stay busy indulging your cravings. Yet, it’s remote enough to press pause on time, for vacation on your own terms. Each of the three villa tiers is styled with common artwork to tie it in, ranging from warm golds and beach-chic cool pastels to Garifuna Jankunu stretched onto canvas in its open-concept living space. Floor-to-ceiling glass and local touches like woven banana fiber baskets bestow natural glamour.

As for your private plunge pool or outdoor shower, it’s a VIP seat to Hopkins Beach’s stunning scenery. Get to wash off long days tramping offshore or inland the minute you dip in. After, watch glinting sailboats glide by and birds flit between trees, before meeting the stars as they arc ahead. Indeed, these are the new beach villas at Jaguar Reef.

Plus, A Deal To Indulge With

Get 10% off stays and a $50 Resort Credit when you book The Lodge at Jaguar Reef’s new beach villas in Hopkins, now through November 30, 2023. Plus, a complimentary Continental Breakfast, and a Bottle of Champagne. Travel dates are valid now through December 16, 2023! 

All images via The Belize Collection.

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