Hopkins Belize



Hopkins is a Garifuna village on the Caribbean coast of Belize, in the Stann Creek District. Hopkins is considered to be the cultural center of the Garifuna population in Belize. The town hosts its own national holiday, Hopkins Day, and welcomes people for their celebration on Garifuna Independence Day as well, they do this with drum ceremonies that can last till early hours in the morning.

Hopkins is surrounded by the Maya Mountains and the Cockscomb Range to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. It is also very close to the Sittee River. The village was created in 1942 to replace the village of Newtown, which was devastated by a hurricane.

Hopkins is a small but vibrant community. The people live mostly by farming and fishing, and in more recent years, from the growing tourist industry. The residents are known for their friendliness and genuine hospitality, and welcome visitors to their village.

Restaurants - Cafés - Bars
Bahay FiestaFilipinoSittee River Rd664-7000Daily: 7 am to 9 pmWeb
Barracuda Bar & GrillFine diningLot 1, Sittee River Rd523-7259Daily: 7 am to 9 pmMapWeb
Chef Rob's Gourmet CaféGourmetHopkins Village Rd523-7225Tue-Sat: 5 pm to 9 pm MapWeb
Driftwood Bar & PizzaPizzaNorth side beach667-4872Daily: 11 am to 10 pmMapWeb
GeckosCaribbeanHopkins Rd/North Rd629-5411Wed-Mon: Noon to 9 pmMapWeb
Innies RestaurantGarifuna191, South Rd503-7333Daily: 7 am to 9 pmWeb
Iris’s Sunny Side UpBreakfastHopkins Village664-1410Daily: 7 am to 9 pmWeb
Loggerheads Pub & GrilleAmericanSittee Point650-2886Wed-Mon: 11 am to 10 pmMapWeb
Lucky Lobster Bar & GrillSeafoodLot 6, Sittee River Rd676-7777Wed-Sun: Noon to 10 pmMapWeb
Thongs CaféMediterraneanSouth Rd662-0110Daily 7 am to 3 pmMapWeb
Miss Bertie's LibraryHopkins VillageWeb

Hopkins Beach