Sarkiki requires a little explanation. It is not a resort nor is it a hotel. It is a building of attached condo apartments. Each unit is mulitple stories tall with private balconies and roof top space. The apartments are huge with a kitchen, washer/dryer, A/C etc. You need to have your own supplies, not even a starter set of shampoo/soap is provided, but again this place is designed for indepent travelers who want the experience of shopping at the local market.There is no restaurant, no bar, no lobby etc..but there is a live on site manager who can help with whatever you need, book trips etc. She and the rest of the staff are very friendly and go out of their way to see you have fun (one even came running to get us from our room when he heard that there was a tapir in the village! the manager gave my daughters a good bye present of shells). The location is nice, right on the beach and across from the lagoon. It is not in the village nor walking distance really so a car is a must. it is about a 5 minute drive to Hamansi and the other big name resorts, another 5 min drive or so to Hopkins itself. As others have noted there are sand fleas (true everywhere on the coast) so bring bug spray. The beds are firm but we like firm beds and found them comfortable. The pictures are a little misleading: there are no flowers on the nightstand or bed (in fact no pictures/decorations on any walls, beach/pool chairs are provided but they are not the fancy colorful set in the pics, and the rooftop balcony is not covered with a thatched roof - it is completly uncovered - great for seeing the beatiful night sky, a bit bright for sitting out a reading a book though. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would go back in a minute. If you are looking for a self catered trip you will enjoy Sarkiki, if however you want a hotel setting and services this is not for you, head to Hamansi if you can - it was beautiful and the dive shop fantastic. Parrot Cove was nearby and nice as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our property proudly sits on 3 acres of lush, fully landscaped Caribbean beachfront. Your 2 or 3 bedroom villa sits poolside and beachfront and comes with a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ and outdoor living space to maximize a tropical lifestyle. Tours to the rainforest, river, reef and ruins are easily arranged. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sarkiki Reef Hotel Hopkins
- Sarkiki Reef Resort Belize/Hopkins