Vacation Planning for Hopkins/Sittee Belize Beaches
The beaches in this Belize vacation destination are near Southwater Marine Reserve, a marine protected area, and Hopkins Village, a small Garifuna coastal village that is interesting for a day tour, or for an evening out for authentic Garifuna cuisine.
Dangriga is the largest town in the Hopkins/ Sittee/Dangriga area and is about a 30-minute drive from Hopkins.
The roads in this Belize beach vacation area are in pretty good condition, with only small portions still unpaved.
Therefore, it's very easy to travel between the coast and western and southern attractions such as Xunantunich Mayan ruins, Blue Creek Cave, Cave's Branch, San Ignacio, the Belize Zoo, etc. (The Hopkins/Dangriga/Sittee Belize beach vacation destination is the only coastal area where renting a car might make sense, especially for larger groups and families.)
Southwater Marine Reserve, a marine protected area, lies off the Hopkins/Dangriga/Sittee coast, providing very good snorkeling, and excellent fishing, particularly fly fishing for permit. Plus, a few small islands, such as Southwater Caye and Thatch Caye give travelers the opportunity to experience Belize Caye life with very good snorkeling right off the beach.
Resorts in this area also provide the most all-inclusive beach vacations in Belize.