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 Fiesta||Filipino||Sittee River Rd||664-7000||Daily: 7 am to 9 pm||Web|
|Barracuda Bar & Grill||Fine dining||Lot 1, Sittee River Rd||523-7259||Daily: 7 am to 9 pm||Map||Web|
|Chef Rob's Gourmet Café||Gourmet||Hopkins Village Rd||523-7225||Tue-Sat: 5 pm to 9 pm||Map||Web|
|Driftwood Bar & Pizza||Pizza||North side beach||667-4872||Daily: 11 am to 10 pm||Map||Web|
|Geckos||Caribbean||Hopkins Rd/North Rd||629-5411||Wed-Mon: Noon to 9 pm||Map||Web|
|Innies Restaurant||Garifuna||191, South Rd||503-7333||Daily: 7 am to 9 pm||Web|
|Iris’s Sunny Side Up||Breakfast||Hopkins Village||664-1410||Daily: 7 am to 9 pm||Web|
|Loggerheads Pub & Grille||American||Sittee Point||650-2886||Wed-Mon: 11 am to 10 pm||Map||Web|
|Lucky Lobster Bar & Grill||Seafood||Lot 6, Sittee River Rd||676-7777||Wed-Sun: Noon to 10 pm||Map||Web|
|Thongs Café||Mediterranean||South Rd||662-0110||Daily 7 am to 3 pm||Map||Web|
|Miss Bertie's Library||Hopkins Village||Web|