We stayed at Sarkiki for two weeks. The resort is a ways out of "town", therefore a rental car would be a great idea if you want to go anywhere. We didn't rent one and at times wished we had. The weather was not great a few days, and it would have been great to jump in a vehicle and go somewhere. Some of the other guests offered to take us into Hopkins when they were going so we could pick up groceries. And Deb, the manager, always came by our unit to let us know when she was heading into Hopkins or Dangriga and that was very helpful. The other staff were always very friendly and would help you out any way they could. With the bad weather came a lot of sea grass and debris from offshore, and every day the staff would rake the beach and remove the 'stuff', leaving the beach in a very pristine condition. We had stayed for a month up on Ambergris Caye and for the most part the beaches up there are terrible - not so at Sarkiki. Upon our arrival, we found our unit (#14) to be clean and as represented on the website. The small pool and ocean were just steps from our door - what a sight to wake up to each day! The larger pool was about three units away. The upper decks were great for daydreaming, reading, or looking out to the ocean beyond. Breakfast outside on our little lanai was most enjoyable. The kitchen was equipped with all new appliances and utensils, and the bedrooms and bathrooms were equipped with new towels and linens. We did all our own cooking, and would have found a few more containers to store leftovers very convenient, but that was just our unit, others may have had more. Deb, our manager, took us into Hopkins one night to listen to the drummers, then over to the pub at the marina where we met Steve the bartender who is quite a character. He invited us to sample his homemade 'bitters' - a definite MUST in our opinion. We enjoyed our time in Hopkins, but the bugs were not very pleasant. We had heard there was a big problem with them, but didn't think it would be any different than at Ambergris Caye. The resort sprays to control them, but they were still a huge nuisance, especially after dark or after a rain. Be sure to bring along lots of insect repellent and something to ease the itching, and think twice about sitting out at night. In spite of that, our stay at Sarkiki was very pleasant and we would certainly recommend it when staying in the Hopkins area.
- 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