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Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa in Hopkins, Belize

Belize is a place where tropical waters and pristine beaches meet an ecological paradise on land, and Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa is a perfect place to enjoy the best of it all. This laid back luxury retraet is located a mile south of Hopkins Village, directly on the Caribbean shore, within easy reach of the fantastic natural attractions of both jungle and sea. Cabanas and suites provide spacious and private accommodations, accessed by sandy pathways flanked in tropical vegetation. Bright and welcoming rooms feature private porches or balconies, purified water dispensers, air conditioning, and modern necessities like wireless internet and televisions with DVD and stereo. Unique and individual decor graces the well-appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, while palm trees and ocean views can be had from relaxing outdoor living spaces. Unwind and refresh in the resort's two beachfront swimming pools and deluxe whirlpool, or head straight to the crystal clear Caribbean waters for some of Central America's best swimming and sun. Unlike other areas of Belize, Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa's beaches and coast have little vegetation grasses in the shallow waters, making for ideal swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, and more. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon in a sun lounger or hammock, and allow the resort staff to make your time in Belize a true delight.

The pleasures continue at Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa with its world-class dining experience. All meals are served on the scenic outdoor patio, and the chefs and servers are there to ensure your every need is met. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, many from organic farms, provide bright flavor to the fresh menu, and daily selections keep your choices abundant and exciting. A full-service bar, as well as a swim-up bar, offer delicious tropical beverages and the signature Jaguar Juice cocktail, in addition to local beers and a variety of wines. When it comes to indulgence of the sensory kind, Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa is ready to pamper you with an array of luxurious spa treatments and massage therapies at Butterflies Spa. From the Jetlag Defrag special to ease you into vacation mode, to thoroughly soothing sessions in the Serenity Room, blissful sanctuary awaits. Opt to get active with seemingly limitless activities, tours, and recreation options, many on-site or within a short distance of the resort. Dive in to some of the world's best snorkeling and scuba diving along the Western hemisphere's second largest barrier reef, or stay on land for a rainforest trek and zip-lining through the canopy. Birdwatching, fishing, sunset cruises, and more are just a few of the additional choices, so no matter what your taste or desire, there is something fun and exciting to fulfill your days. Take in the beauty of Belize from a relaxed yet refined location, at the award-winning Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa.

Location of Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa

Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa
Hopkins, Belize

Nearest Airport: BZE

Amenities for Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa

  • General Information
  • 14 Cabanas and Suites
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • 2 Bars
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Organic Cuisine
  • Dining Room
  • Vegetarian Cuisine
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Hiking Trails
  • Laundry Service
  • WiFi
  • 2 Pools and a Children's Pool
  • Beach Access
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Infinity Pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Players
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Televisions
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Radio & CD Players
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Kitchenettes
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cultural Classes
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Nature Walks
  • Boat Excursions
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Zip-Lining
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Beach
  • Inns
  • Lodges & Ranches

Reviews for Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Jaguar Reef and Almond Beech Resort are one and the same so don't be fooled.... We arrived after a long flight from London albeit with a stopover in Houston to be shown an amazing room in the new part of the hotel. All looked good but clearly it was recently finished and no one had stayed in it before as lots was not really working well and took ages to sort out. The floors were dusty and whilst they were swept they needed a good wash! The fridge had ice put in it but it was not switched on, the Wi-Fi did not work and took 2 days before someone actually came and replaced the router, the bedside lights were both operating from 1 switch so if one person wanted to read then both lights were on, finally there was a lack of hot water and pressure presumably when any other occupant of the "villa" was using it. Belize does mosquitos well and sadly whilst someone thought to put nets on the back windows they decided not to at the front. The downstairs rooms had a plunge pool at the back which had running water all night which was disturbingly noisy (so you could not hear the ocean) and meant we had to shut the windows. The new rooms are in a very open area and with time will feel more protected but currently are quite exposed. The rest of the hotel was good and the rooms looked good from the outside anyway. As to facilities the spa was good and staff generally helpful although there was quite a lot of "yes we will" and then nothing. The restaurant is lacking style and character and unfortunately offers no outside seating - which in a tropical country where the temperature leads to al fresco dining is a shame. Doors can be opened but they do create wind tunnels. However Belizean Dreams which is next door and only a 2 minute walk on the beach has a great outside bar and outside dining.

Studd2710 - Greater London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of five, including two young adults and a teenager, rang in the New Year with fireworks on the beach at Jaguar Reef and spent five more days using the resort as a base to explore Hopkins and the surrounding area. Loved it. This small property is a very special place, thanks to the terrific staff, the onsite Paddlehouse restaurant, and beautiful beach with mountains in the distance. There is nothing fancy about Jaguar Reef, but just about every wish for a beach resort is granted (including a very comfortable bed). Dennis, Darwin, Larry, Shakira, Hendri at the swim-up bar and all the restaurant staff, especially Jason, were perfect hosts. Everything was very clean and very well maintained by attentive and friendly staff. In fact, everything from our first email to Cathy at Viva Belize, to reservations, to check-out was smooth, efficient, friendly, and professional. Although we spent quite a bit of time in the plentiful hammocks, beach swings, and chaise lounges, Jaguar Reef is located on a very walkable swimming beach, with plenty of paddle boards and kayaks to balance the lounging. We kayaked for more than an hour one morning, visiting a nearby inlet with countless pelicans fishing in calm waters. At the resort's adventure desk, we signed up for the Jaguar Adventure trip with the excellent guide Sipriano, and highly recommend it for amazing river tubing and waterfall hike in the world's only jaguar preserve. A separate tour for fishing, snorkeling and fresh-caught fish and lobster lunch at Bread and Butter Cay with Happy Go Lucky Tours was outstanding, even on the worst weather day of the week (anyone up for a rainy, chilly fishing trip? Meds and Lemon were! And made us believers, too). Roam Belize smoothly handled our airport transfers, providing an educational and scenic drive on a long, windy highway through the countryside with a stop at the small, endearing, and totally-worth-it Belize Zoo on our return. I wish we had more time to enjoy another trip to the barrier reef and take the Mayan chocolate tour, all high-quality, high-value tours available through Jaguar Reef. Although there are not a lot of shops in the area, lovely Mayan crafts are available from men and women who travel long distances to bring quality items to the resort (my favorite: boho-style necklaces with tiny handmade clay beads and a small, smooth wooden bowl). A couple of practical items: Bring insect repellant. Like many tropical beach locations, you can get a ton of itchy bites near the beach and in the jungle. Extra cash is also a good idea, although Jaguar Reef is helpful in allowing credit card charges for cash. We took full advantage of the on-site restaurant The Paddlehouse, and found it both fresh and delicious (made-to-order eggs for breakfast, sorrel-infused pasta with lobster for dinner, delicious) and a good value, satisfying for two carnivores, one vegetarian, and two pescatarians. We loved being able to sit at the pool bar at the sister resort, Almond Beach, for lunches (yucca fries with avocado dipping sauce!) and afternoon cocktails. We also enjoyed a bunch of spots within walking distance, including the Chicken Shack across the road, Lucky Lobster, The Barracuda, Chef Rob's, and Loggerheads for the most perfect pina colada. Hopkins is a sleepy place, but the genuinely kind, friendly people and laid-back beach vibe make it the perfect place to relax, recharge, and gain a bit better perspective on life. Bottom line: Jaguar Reef is a lovely resort in beautiful Belize.

AliciaC760 - Indianapolis, Indiana

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a week here December of 2016 and loved it so much we wanted to bring our 3 kids so they could experience this amazing place. We visited the exact same week in December of 2017. Our expectations were high because of how much we enjoyed it the first time. As baffling as it is our expectations were exceeded in every way! A fantastic menu was improved, new villas in place of where we stayed last year, and great excursions. What keeps us coming back and why we are already planning our next trip there is the staff. These guys have figured out the secret sauce of treating you like family. Within hours they are addressing you buy your first name and treating you like you have been there a month. Our kids loved getting to know Dennis, Captain Larry, Blaine, and Chef Rahim. They sailed with Dennis, fished and snorkeled with Blaine, and ate everything Chef Rahim brought them. Captain Larry checked on them often and made sure they were watched over. We also spent a couple of days at Sleeping Giant and had the same incredible experience in a mind blowing environment. I will review that separately.

Golfscout2 - Little Rock, Arkansas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked through Viva Belize and stayed 3 nights as part of a Jungle Sea All Inclusive Vacation package. Check-in/Transfer: Easy breezy! Room: We had booked an Oceanfront Room and were thrilled to be checked into the brand new Beachfront Villa B. Gorgeous! Vaulted, beamed ceilings. Tiled floors throughout. King sized poster bed with romantic draping. Double sinks and shower. In room water cooler, fridge, iron/board, hair dryer. Outdoors- your own personal, heated plunge pool overlooking the beach. Rocking chairs and corner couch outside were comfy too. Restaurant: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along with drinks were included in our package. Miguel at Rico's Bar made the best cocktails and had lots of heart! Jason was our server most of the meals. He had a warm heart and gave me the best hug at check out made sure I was okay when I didn't feel well the night before. Service: Outstanding all around! From lobby, to bellhops, to grounds crew, to housekeeping, to activities desk, to security (Dennis & Dennis's mentor), to waitstaff- fantastic. Everybody was welcoming and introduced themselves. The people at the resort are what made this vibe translate instantly. Way to go! Activities: Snorkeled- the best reefs and fan coral I've ever seen. Lots of colorful things to see even in the overcast day we went out. Jaguar Preserve- hiked to Ben's Bluff (no jaguars spotted, but we did see Toucan). Afternoon Wildlife River Cruise- was restful; saw lots of colorful Iguana, Toucan, and Heron. Overall: Great stay! Exceeded our expectations.

doecdoe2018 - Michigan

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to write this review while I’m still here so the memories are fresh enough... The resort: it is a small resort. Rustic. Quiet. Peaceful. Not many people and most of the guests come here to relax and don’t do much. There is a nice central lobby where you have your meals, two small pools, one jacuzzi and two bars (one bar at one of the pools). The resort is on the beach. The beach is small, narrow (there’s enough space though) and the sea is not transparent like in Mexico/Cuba but it’s nice for activities like kayak or paddle board. The sand is thick so might hurt your feet if you are all day walking bear foot. There are no amenities like a gym or sauna. You have complimentary kayaks, paddle boards and a volleyball and a soccer ball. Excursions: every day there will be a sign with the excursions available the following day. We did a half day of snorkelling which was very good and it cost 85 usd per person. We also did parasailing (pic attached) at close by resort which was great and the price was 75 usd per person. The rooms: most of the rooms are facing the beach so the the views are stunning, the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore, always a bit of wind that makes the heat more bearable, very very nice. You don’t hear a beep during the day or at night, except for the many beeps from our own children :p Our room has a full equipped kitchen, one tv (not the best signal but you can watch a game, a movie or cartoons for the kids) and wifi only in the living room (better for a good sleep). My brother with his family are staying in the room next to us and they have wifi in the room. Anyway, wifi is good for Netflix but overall very slow. You also have a water dispenser that they change on demand since the water is not purified from the sink. Bathrooms and showers are nice and they work well. The weather: Caribbean weather. Windy since you are close to the sea, might rain like crazy for an hour and then the sun will come up very strong. Most of the days were about 26-27 (beautiful). The surroundings: there’s a village close to the resort and also a few restaurants steps away. If you pay 20usd you can rent a small golf cart (for 30usd you can rent a better cart in front of the resort for 2 hours) and drive to a supermarket where you can buy basic food and load your fridge and kitchen. It is very safe. We went for dinner a few nights and it was great. Children: we came with 4 children (6 to 10 years old). They are fine playing among themselves, they love the jacuzzi, and spend most of the day in the pool. We are fairly active too so we play soccer in the beach or volleyball in a nearby court from a resort next to ours. The food: this has been the only issue but quite a big one. In particular for us since we are picky eaters. Breakfast is very limited. No fruits, no natural juices, no bacon. Just a few breads, a few cereals, and an omelette you can ask with different options. And coffee or tea, of course. Lunch and dinner: a very limited menu and all plates are very small. I’m not a big eater and I’d be hungry after most of the meals. Every day is the same menu (6-7 plates). If you come here for more than 2-3 days might get challenging. Every day there’s a different special meal so that helps. Prices are not cheap. Breakfast is 10USD aprox, while lunch and dinner could vary between 25 and 35 Belize dollars (2 Belize dollars, 1 USD dollars). You need to add tax (12.5%) and resort fees (10%) to all meals. The staff: everyone is very friendly and try to make the best out of your day. You need something and they are there for you. You have a question and they will get you the answer as fast as possible. Everyone is very nice. Most of the staff speaks English and Spanish. Service at the restaurant is OK (a bit slow for our taste). Overall, we are having a great time.

Rafa R

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