Life on the Sittee River: Take Things Slow in Southern Belize With Vista Real Estate

by Khaila Gentle

It’s true: the southern region of Belize has a reputation that precedes itself. Known for being unhurried and undisturbed, it’s understandable why people, whether for a quick trip or something a bit more permanent, seek out the districts of southern Belize for a truly refreshing change of pace. From Hopkins to Placencia, and everything in between, there’s a world of beauty, culture, history, and of course, relaxation waiting to embrace anyone who has their sights set on the Stann Creek District in particular. If you’re looking to settle down, there’s at least one Goldilocks location that’s sure to capture your attention for all the right reasons. Enter: Sittee River, the perfect combination of laidback life and accessibility.

Location, Location, Location

The Sittee River winds its way through the southeastern part of Belize, emptying out into the Caribbean Sea. In addition to being home to a world of biodiversity, it’s also home to some of the tallest mangroves in the entire region. This hidden gem sits tucked away in southern Belize: 15 minutes away from quiet Hopkins Village and just an hour and a half from Placencia.

Hopkins, Belize. Photo by the Belize Tourism Board
Hudut, a traditional Garifuna dish. Photo by the Belize Tourism Board
Kayaking the Sittee River. Photo courtesy of Hamanasi Resort
Bioluminescence on Anderson's Lagoon Photo by Hopkins Uncut

Nearby, a world of hidden gems lay waiting to be discovered. Enjoy spectacular sunsets at the much beloved Curve Bar, situated right on the river. Head to the historic Serpon Sugar Mill for a glimpse at Belize’s past. Or, venture into Hopkins – just a short drive away –  where culture and cuisine await, both in the village proper and in the neighboring resort area. In the dry season, book a tour to Anderson’s Lagoon for a one-of-a-kind experience: a bioluminescence tour is sure to impress!

Make Your Move: An Immaculate Private Estate along the Sittee River

Dreaming of living life in the slow lane? Relocate to beautiful southern Belize, with this immaculate private estate listed by Vista Real Estate. Mere steps away from the Sittee River, this residential estate sits on 8.88 acres with approximately 283 feet of river frontage.

Move-in ready, the main building consists of three floors with a total of four bedrooms, each with its own bath. One notable feature is the screened-in sun room, perfect for taking in the views of the surrounding landscape. There is also a two-story caretaker’s residence,  an additional store room, and a one-door garage.  Designed with both comfort and aesthetics in mind, this private estate is waiting for the right family to make it theirs.

Contact Vista Real Estate to schedule a viewing, and make your move today.

All photos courtesy of Vista Real Estate

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