From the Barrier Reef and idyllic Islands to mysterious Mayan Ruins and and jungle waterfalls, Belize holds an unending opportunity for the adventurous tr
In Casual Comfort
Go to sleep at night listening to the breathing of the sea and the singing of wind in the palms in one of our 5 spacious rooms situated only 66 feet from the Caribbean Sea. We are the “last resort” on our beach and you can enjoy the feeling of seclusion while being walking distance to other resorts and the Garifuna Fishing Village of Hopkins.
With World Class Dining
Foodies Welcome at the highly acclaimed Barracuda Bar and Grill, serving world class Mediteribbean Cuisine on our open air dining deck only 30 feet from the sea. Fresh Lobster, Shrimp and Fish daily prepared with a Mediteranian flair. Pizza and pasta and our famous smoked dishes round out the menu, but save room for our award winning desserts. 2 for one rum drinks during happy hour every day!
Angela and Tony Marsico purchased Beaches and Dreams in 2005 and took over operation of the facility full time in 2007 after selling their fine dining restaurant in Alaska. After gaining a reputation as one of the top dining establishments in Alaska, the Marsicos sold the 135 seat restaurant, Two Rivers Lodge, where Tony was chef and Angela the front of the house manager and pastry chef for nearly 30 years.
They began looking for a small beachfront place where they could embrace their passions for cooking and gardening and give a personalized experience to small amounts of guests and Beaches and Dreams fit the bill perfectly. After extensive landscaping and major room renovations, the 5 room hotel and 30 seat restaurant, The Barracuda Bar and Grill, stand out as a little jewel on a perfect stretch of Belizean Beach in the small village of Hopkins.
With no growth aspirations for Beaches and Dreams, your host and hostess will give you the personalized experience of all that Belize has to offer. Hopkins enjoys a central location to all the adventures that Belize can offer. Reef, River and Rainforest are only minutes away. Let Tony and Angela show you Belize as only a small, personalized resort can.
From Alaska to Belize? You’d better Belize it!
Starting at just $499 USD for two adults and up!
Beaches and Dreams offers a few preplanned packages , but our specialty is customizing a package to suit your individual tastes. Email Tony and let him know your interests and he’ll put together a package of your dreams or choose one of our adventure or romance packages below. Our tours are small individualized experiences, not group canned tours. We offer truly all inclusive packages, room with breakfast only and everything in between. Let us put together a package just for you or your family.
Belize’s natural wonders are an adventurer’s delight. Our central coastal location makes all of her treasures available from the front porch of your beach front cabana.· Take a day trip to· nearby Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve to hike, bird watch, and swim underneath the waterfalls. Mayflower Bocawina National Forest is also only 10 miles away and offers a look into a vast rainforest, still literally wild as ever. The Sittee River, a quintessential jungle river teeming with wildlife such as manatees and crocodiles, flows into the Caribbean Sea only a mile south of our beach as it culminates its journey from the mystic Maya Mountains to the west.
The azure waters of Caribbean Sea whisper while the palm trees sway on the shoreline while you enjoy a bottle of champagne at a private dinner on our dock. Romance abounds at the quiet beachside location of Beaches and Dreams. Our romance packages plan the perfect 3, 5 and 7 night all inclusive packages with just the right amount of activity and intimacy. Enjoy a relaxing soak and couples massage at the world renowned Butterflies Spa, take a private boat out to the Cayes for the day to snorkel, fish or just cruise and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with shrimp cocktails and lobster salad.
Basic Vacation Packages
Our basic packages provide a fantastic foundation to build your trip as you go or to explore Belize on your own, great for people who like a more spontaneous experience when they travel. Offering 3 to 10 day discounted stays which include taxes, gratuities and trips to the reef, you can base all or part of your Belizean experience while staying in one place on a budget. Great beachfront rooms, centrally located on the Belizean Coast, all of the natural wonders of Belize are at your front door all you have to decide is what you want to do today.
Casual & Clean Rooms right on the beach in Hopkins Village, Belize
All of our rooms at Beaches and Dreams featured fully tiled bathrooms with hot and cold running water, tiled floors and indigenous hardwood accents. Natural ocean breezes, ceiling and floor fans assure comfort in all weather. Comfortable King beds with enough room to add a twin or bunkbeds we are perfect for couples or small families. All rooms have ocean views and you will drift off to sleep from the sound of the waves nightly.
Sea Breeze Room
Room 1: Featuring a king bed, this spacious room with tile and hardwoods throughout is tastefully appointed with colorful paintings of some of Belize’s most flamboyant birds. Look out your front door at the sea only a few yards away. Read a book on your front porch in the hammock chair and wake in the morning to the sounds of parrots announcing a new day in paradise.
Room 2: Tou-can stay in the Toucan room in our luxurious King size bed. This room offers an uninterrupted view of the sea and is shaded by coconut trees. Featuring colorful Toucan paintings and world class views, you can take in a sunrise on your front porch while enjoying the wonderful breeze of the Caribbean.
The Scarlet Macaw
Room 3: You’ll enjoy the ambiance of a beautiful garden and beach setting in the Scarlet Macaw. Enjoy a peaceful nights sleep listening to the sea from the comfort of your king sized bed in this room decorated with scenes from the jungle featuring the Scarlet Macaw. Situated merely 75 feet from the Caribbean
Room 4: Beautiful jungle paintings adorn the walls of this room surrounded with beauganvilla , gardenias, hibiscus and a plethora of tropical flora. Situated merely 75 feet from the sea, watch hummingbirds visit every morning with the coming of a new day. Let the symphony of the sea and wind sing you to sleep at night in your comfortable king sized bed.
Bird’s Nest Tree House
Room 5: Capable of sleeping a family of five (5), this room features a double bed downstairs and 3 twin beds upstairs in a full loft. We built this unit for families wanting to enjoy the wonders of Belize together. Elevated to capture the ocean breezes and tastefully decorated with colorful paintings, the tree house is a perfect fit for your family or even 2 couples. Nestled near the giant mango tree, watch birds visit from your window.
Catch Our Current Specials!
July 1st – Nov 15th, 2012 – 7 Nights for Only $499!
Get Better Discounts
We offer discounts for extended stays, multiple room bookings and return customers. Stay six nights or more and get a 10% discount. Talk to Tony for longer stay discounts.
|June 1 – Nov 31||Dec 1 – May 30|
|Bird’s Nest Treehouse||$85||$129|
|Garden View Room||$75||$129|
|Scarlet Macaw Room||$75||$129|
|Sea Breeze Room||$85||$129|
|Toucan Stay Room||$85||$129|
All rates are in U.S. Dollars, per room, per night, with two adults
Extra Adults & Children
Additional adult guests (10 years and older) are $30.00 USD per night with additional children (under 10 years) being a one time charge of $30.00 USD. The only exception is our Treehouse where additional adult guests (10 years and older) are $20.00 USD per night with additional children being an additional $10.00 USD per night.
Included and Not Included
Our rates at Beaches and Dreams include continental breakfast, use of kayaks, and bicycles.
Price do not include a 9% hotel tax.
World Class Dining Served Casual Belizean Style!
Tony and Angela together comprise over 60 years in the fine dining food service industry with Tony acting as Chef and Angela preparing some of the finest desserts found anywhere. Freshness is the key to their fantastic culinary creations. Fresh fish lobster and shrimp daily, purchased from local fisherman, often right from their dock.
We grow a large variety of herbs organically on premise and fruits and vegetables are delivered by farmers to our door daily to round out the freshness theme. We have an onsite smoker for smoked chicken, ribs and jerk delicacies and prime beef steaks from local butchers complete an always innovative and diverse menu. Angela sources chocolate and cocoa from the south of Belize and has become renown country wide for her famous desserts.
The Barracuda Bar and Grill has launched into one of the premier fine dining establishments and with our open air dining deck only 30 feet from the Caribbean Sea, the ambiance can’t be beat. Enjoy a special dinner for 2 on our dock table and ask for one of Chef Tony’s famous tasting menus, a 6 course gastronomical performance, sure to become the culinary highlight of your trip. Dietary restrictions are no problem as Tony and Angela carry the theme of personalized service into the dining room as well.
We offer meal plans for our guests or simply come and order ala carte. Happy hour daily from 4-6 pm is a great way to start off an evening with 2 for 1 local drinks and discounts on appetizers daily features.
Take in some Garifuna drumming or other local entertainment weekly and absorb the acquiescence of a dining experience that only the Barracuda Bar and Grill can offer. We’ll see you at the Barracuda Bar and Grill at Beaches and Dreams.
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