PRICING AND HOTEL SUMMARY
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Golf Course: No
All Inclusive: No
Family Friendly: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
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Kismet is a beautifully rustic Inn located at the north end of Hopkins Village, Belize. Hopkins, Belize is a wonderful small Garifuna beach town where shirts and shoes are optional and the people are friendly and warm. Hopkins has yet to be taken over by commercial tourism - so you can enjoy Belize in its purest form. At Kismet Inn one comes as a guest and leaves as family.
Hopkins is a coastal town in eastern Belize. Hopkins is a Garifuna village on the coast of the Stann Creek District in Belize. Hopkins is considered by some Belizeans 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.
The village is separated into two parts; the Northside (Baila) and the Southside (False Sittee). Hopkins is surrounded by the Maya Mountains and the Cockscomb Range inland, and the Caribbean Sea on its shore. The village was created in 1942 to replace the village of Newtown, which was devastated by a hurricane further up the coast.
Today Hopkins is a small but vibrant community of approximately 1,000 villagers. The people live mostly by farming and fishing, and more recently many have found work in the growing tourist industry. The residents are known for their friendliness and genuine hospitality, and welcome visitors to their village. Hopkins has a selection of gift shops, restaurants and small bars. Hopkins was recently voted "The Friendliest Village in Belize" by Belize First Magazine.
No two days at Kismet are ever the same. Snorkeling on the world's second largest coral reef or fishing in the nearby lagoon are just two things you may find yourself doing. But there always seems to be a hammock nearby just waiting for you to lay back, rest and listen to the sounds of the Caribbean Sea.
Close by is great hiking trails in our jungles, Cockscomb Reserve to the south of Hopkins and North is Boca Weena falls Antelope falls Mayflower ruins with the longest zip-line, a great way to see it all.
The one thing that is consistent is the fact that Kismet is the perfect place to find peace in a beautiful natural environment. "Come as a Guest leave as Family".
Kismet has a full Kitchen featuring Caribbean Cuisine. Our prices are very affordable! She cooks to budget for family and groups.
Seafood and Vegetarian is our Specialty and we have local fisherman on property who fish daily to guarantee you fresh Fish, Lobster, Conch and Skate. We also have a variety of vegetarian delights for those with special diets and can cater to any special dietary needs. Fresh crisp salads served with aged mango vinegar dressings.
All meals are served with fresh salads and homemade breads. They are creatively delicious and served with a gourmet style that will beat any high end restaurant. We serve family style sharing the same dinner table creating a warm ambience of conviviality for all to socialize better. We use fresh fish and other gifts from the sea as well as indigenous seasonal fruits and vegetables of Belize. We serve filtered water, wine, beer, soda, fresh local juices, teas and freshly ground coffee.
Your host and cook, Tricia has been a 5 star restaurateur, and Jazz club owner for 24 years in the States, with a great reputation that follows her. She is often told that this was the best meal they had while here in Belize. Never mind the best bread! Belizean Times quotes: Kismet Inn "Best food in all of Belize, affordable, where no one leaves hungry!"
Private full kitchen beach cabanas.
Daily rate in US$60 - $150
Kismet has a relaxed atmosphere while dining at the large dinner table where the guests are happily mingling while telling tales of their daily adventures, sharing photos, and making plans for the following days Kismet has 2 Private Beach Cabanas that have full kitchen. The Cultural House and Cool Spot. We also have double rooms, a large family cabana with 2 double bedrooms and 3 single beds in the day room or hostel rooms available.
We now have added The Garden Room, sleeps 3, a double bed on bottom, single bunk on top. The room has a 2 burner stove and a small refrigerator, a barbecue area with a Garifuna fire hearth under the thatched Cook House next to it.
Things To Do
Relax Lounge in the hammocks or on the padded beach chairs while reading and swimming on our beach. We have a library with well-known and obscure titles sure to interest any reader. We also have a book exchange so if you have a book, leave one and take one that suits your fancy. EXPLORE Discover our grounds. We have beautiful lush gardens one can walk through or sit in. Climb the observatory and take photos or watch for manatee and dolphins all with a sunset and sunrise view of the ocean and Maya Mountains. Take a trip in the 17 mile lagoon, swim with a manatee, a hugh bird sanctuary, see pink spoon bill flamingos, go fishing catch Snook, Groupers, a peaceful heaven in our rental Canoe a $15 for the day. We offer free bikes for around the village and WIFI.
We are located on the coast of the beautiful Caribbean Sea, in the Stann Creek District. 3 hours south of Belize City by car or local bus. 15 minutes by air from International airport on Tropic or Maya Air for $79. If you take the Hopkins by from Dangriga it leaves twice a day. 10:30AM and 5:00PM the bus takes you all the way north thru the village, just 3 roads away from Kismet's entrance.
Location: North Hopkins. Follow the signs.
Kismet Inn - Stann Creek District Hotels
Amenities: Canoe and car rental available
Land or sea tours available
Nearest Airport: Dangriga
Distance to Nearest Airport: 20 miles
Location: Stann Creek District, Belize
Hotel Type: Guesthouse/Inn
Phone 1: (501) 523-7280
Phone 2: (501) 651-9368
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