I stayed at Kismet for xmas holiday. This was my 8th trip to Belize in the last 2 years. My first stay at Kismet was in 2009. I have stayed in a few of the other places in Hopkins. I am a low budget traveler, so I have stayed in the other cheaper places in Hopkins. I have found that I have the best time when I stay at kismet. Trish and Elvis are great hosts and will do anything to make your stay an enjoyable one. I have been there *many* times when a guest from one of the high end resorts in the area stops in for a one of trish's home cooked meals and says it was a better meal than what they had at the resort. Many times I have seen the same guests come back for other meals. Some end up changing their vacation plans and staying at Kismet. Kismet is directly on the beach and I can say that nothing beats waking up in the morning to trish's fresh brewed coffee and going to lay in one of the hammocks to stare out at the calm sea. Talk about relaxation!!! Kismet has HOT showers unlike most of the other lower budget places in hopkins. I have stayed in the culture house for a week. It has a stove and a small refrigerator. My girlfriend was able to cook up some special meals she had wanted to cook.
I have stayed in the "suite" off the veranda. It has 2 private bedrooms, both with nice comfy beds. In the front room there are another 2 beds and a table/chairs. I have stayed in 2 of the rooms downstairs that open up to the beach. They are great too! I have taken the tours of the reef that have been offered and had a really enjoyable day. We were able to catch some nice fish that Elvis cleaned and trish cooked them for our dinner. There are bikes to use to tour the village on, or a quick trip to the grocery store. Best of all there is FREE WIFI!!! Internet is not a easy thing to find in Hopkins, and it is really nice to shot off a couple emails to my family back in the states to assure them I am fine!! lol
I love Kismet!!! For the money, you cannot beat it. Its laid back, no worries, I *always* meet interesting people from all over the world. The food is great. The fresh brewed coffee in the morning is great, and the beers are always cold! And I have found it to be a very romantic place, not sure what thats about, but hmmmmm it brings out the best in me!!! lol Kismet, meant to be!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kismet Inn has beach front property located in the North end of a predominantly Garifuna fishing village called Hopkins in Stann Creek District Belize. It is an eclectic Inn on the beach with 2 private cabanas, with complete kitchen and all with private 1/2 baths with fans, and mosquito nets.$50US, all prices need to add a 5% GST. The family cabana has 2 separate dbl bedrooms and 3 single beds in the day room or, it can be a dorm at $15 us a person. Kismet has other private rooms with double beds $15 US per person. 1 with a dbl bed and a single bed. It was designed to look like a ship looking out the large port holes viewing the beach. It is one of the most affordable accommodations available in Hopkins. We are well known for our Vegan, Vegetarian, Seafood, Pizzas and Caribbean cuisines. The restaurant is always open. Belize Times quoted "Best food in all of Belize and affordable!" We provide free bikes and WIFI. Due to the increase of crime in Hopkins. Kismet has added surveillance cameras, motion lights, room decors, burglar bars on the windows and as always lock boxes in all rooms. At junction we offer free pick up if you call. Visit our web site for reservation with quick confirmation , or email. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kismet Inn Belize/Hopkins