$60 per night
$60 per night
Palmento Grove, Hopkins, Belize

Palmento Grove

Hopkins, Belize - Kalipuna Island, Northend

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Description - Homestay

Located on historic Kalipuna Island on the north end of Hopkins Village in southeastern Belize, Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute is a private island retreat designed to reflect the authenticity of a traditional Garifuna village. Owned and operated by local Garifuna people of Afro-Caribbean descent that embraces a history of always being free people, Palmento Grove is one of the best places to experience authentic Garifuna Culture in Belize.

Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute in Hopkins Village, Belize that offers an amazing and enriching Garifuna Cultural & Fishing Experience with memories to last a lifetime. Welcome to our unique & Historical Garifuna Island Haven, the first & only Cultural & Fishing Institute of its kind authentically operated by Indigenous Garinagu on the northern end of Hopkins Village. Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute welcomes you to submerge yourself in the unique primitive elegance of historical Hopkins Belize to enjoy all the wonderful cultural, fishing, open dinning, gallery, kayaking, birding, bioluminescence, rainforest, reef adventure & Natural attractions.
Enjoy our primitive elegance, rustic and native exotic Cultural & Fishing Institute while being hosted by our hospitable host spanning 3 generations. Come experience Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute in Hopkins Belize located on the beautiful Fresh Water Creek Lagoon that is rich in ambiance and historical significance. Our Lodge is nestle in a quiet, peaceful, spacious and boastfully save property that is just a 5 minutes-walk off the coastline, minimum of twenty minutes from the nearest store, restaurant, bars and many attractions in Hopkins. The first Public Bus Stop is just a 15 minutes-walk from where the island is located.

Palmento Grove offer a Belize Cultural & Fishing Adventure filled with rich diversity, fly fishing, bottom trolling, Garifuna drumming, singing and dancing lessons, tasty Hopkins Belize Cultural Foods and Great Diving, Water Repelling, Ziplining, Cave Tubing and World Class Snorkelling on Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef. Let your Hopkins Belize Cultural and Fishing Experience be remarkably fun, adventurous & awesome, punctuated with greater purpose having participated and contributed to the preservation of the celebrated indigenous Garifuna Culture.
Belize's Fishing experience is known to be one of the best and Hopkins, Belize is known to be home to the most avid indigenous fishermen that is sure to provide you with your most memorable fishing adventure. Be one to brag about fishing with Belize's most elderly & respected Fly Fisherman that has over 50 decades of fishing experience. Such a trip affords you the opportunity to interact upfront and personal with this remarkable fisherman who can share with you many fisherman's folklore, history, jokes and life excitements from his unique & colorful perspective. So thinking fishing? Make Hopkins, Belize your next destination.
Traditional Early Morning Fishing:
Accompanied by a folk fisher venture out to catch traditional fishing bait (sea roach) and then paddle out to the Freshwater Lagoon and/or Caribbean Sea in a traditional dorey to catch the fish for a meal of choice.
We also make kayaking fun. Our Freshwater Culture Kayak Tour can sure add some spark to your vacation. It is a lagoon kayaking tour where you are accompanied by a fisherman in a traditional dorey who fishes utilizing traditional methodologies while you leisurely paddle enjoying the breath-taking view of the Fresh Water Creek Lagoon. The catch of the day sure makes it to the lunch table on the beach where fresh fish is stylishly Barbecued and served with our Belizean Rum Drink Panty-rippers.

Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge where an opportunity to interact with Native Garinagu excited to share their culture awaits. Your vacation can sure be meaningful and amusing. Immersing in the impressive masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity as declared by UNESCO it promises to be a memorable experience being engaged.
Garifuna Cooking Lesson: Experience the best in Belizean & Garifuna Cuisine in Hopkins when Dining at Palmento Grove in a beautiful, private and secluded lagoon setting. Cultural Cooking Experience in Belize is AMAZINGLY FUN? Palmento Grove is the place to visit. We are delighted to share with you our unique and flavourful cultural recipes and food preparation methodologies. We will engage you in your food preparation from the garden to the table that includes the harvesting of the many food items cooked to your personal taste. Take on the cooking challenge today: Select and pull your coconut off the many trees on the premises & learn to husk and grate the coconut while listening to cultural tales. Have fun peeling Banana or Plantains and being creative at preparing the Hudut, Tapou, Bundiga and other dishes. Most of all dig in and enjoy the tasty meal. Yummy, Welcome to our Cultural Food World!!! Reservations preferred... Its Belizean Garifuna Soul Food Restaurant, the only cultural open dining facility frilled with Garifuna hospitality at its best. We serve authentic cuisine for brunch, lunch and dinner. Come treat yourself to our Cultural Breakfast that includes a wide selection of our organic herbal teas. We cater for every individual INCLUSIVE of VEGANS & VEGETARIANS, couple, family and Group with a seating capacity to accommodate 40 - 50 people in our 3 native kitchen facilities.
Garifuna Drumming & Dance Lesson: Fascinated by the pulsating rhythms of the Garifuna Drums. We are pleased to share in the fulfilment of your quest to learn to play the drums and become a member of our drummers club. Guest are taught the different Garifuna Rhythms and some folkloric songs. While the Garifuna Dancing Lesson is sure to teach you how to move to the pulsating rhythm of the Garifuna songs.
Garifuna Language Lesson: Learn conversational Garifuna, learn common slogans/greetings.
Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute is your destination to enjoying an awesome & relaxing Hopkins Belize Vacation. Plan your travel today and begin to create your authentic vacation experiences with memories to last a lifetime.

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The space
  • Property type: Homestay
  • Guest rooms/units: 5
  • Year built: 2008
  • Renovated: 2016
Homestay accommodations

Lowest price available: $60

361 Isieini Anichigu 364 Areini Uwaraguni
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Homestay amenities

On Kalipuna Island you can sure enjoy the use of our Kayaks, Watch-Tower, hammocks, cultural kitchen, spiritual centre, open restaurant, herbal garden & nature trail.

Airport pickup All inclusive plan BBQ area Bar/lounge Bicycle rental Boat rental Breakfast (extra charge) Breakfast included Car rental Children permitted Currency exchange Gay friendly Gift shop Group services Historic site Laundry/valet service Linen included Live music Meal plans Meeting facilities Multi-lingual staff No curfew Parking (free) Restaurant on site Room service Smoking not permitted Sports/activities Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (extra charge)

Room amenities

Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco Cultural & Fishing Institute is your able host to enjoying a breath-taking and exciting cultural vacation at Belize's premier cultural Haven in Hopkins Belize. Our Cabanas built from a mixture of native and contemporary material offers a unique nightly experience. Our rooms are equipped with private bath, fan, 2 beds with orthopedic mattresses to surely provide you a good night’s rest after a day full of adventure.

All Cabins are hugged by lustrous forest that affords you the greatest ambiance and serenity. Cabins are securely tucked away approximately 100 feet apart each in its own provide space.

Backpacker facilities Balconies Coffee/tea maker Iron/ironing board Kitchenettes Microwave Mountain view rooms Non-smoking rooms Ocean view rooms Private bathroom Television not available Toiletries WIFI Wake-up calls


Neighborhood

Hopkins is just eight miles south of Dangriga, 20 minutes off the Southern highway, is the quaint and quiet fishing village of Hopkins. The road trip in will give you a great chance to spot the regal jabiru stork and other interesting birds that frequent the marshy landscape surrounding the village.
Spread across nearly five miles of a sandy, palm-strewn inlet, Hopkins is home to about a thousand Garifuna fishing and farming families. Time moves like a turtle. The Garifuna language is also widely spoken throughout the village.

In a vehicle? From Belize City, drive 52 miles to Belmopan via Western Highway, continuing past the monument in Belmopan and travel south along the well-marked highway for 56 mile cutoff which conncect the Hummingbird Highway with the Southern Highway, turn right. About 15 miles later you will see a turn off for Hopkins Village. Turn left, and four miles later you will be at the village crossroads. From there you can turn north to the left or south to the right.

By Bus, take the bus from Belize City to Dangriga. This takes about 2 ½ - 3 hours. In Dangriga change buses again, and get on the Hopkins bus. One bus leaves at 12 and the other leaves at 5 pm.

Hopkins is nearly five miles long so it is most convenient to get around on foot or bicycle. Its close proximity to the sea also makes it a nice place to relax or take an evening seaside stroll. By walking, you also get a chance to interact with the locals and experience a different side of Hopkins.

Enjoy our rustic and native exotic Cultural & Fishing Lodge while being hosted by our hospitable family. Come experience Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge in Hopkins, Belize located on the beautiful Fresh Water Creek Lagoon & rich in ambiance. Our Lodge is nestle in a quiet, peaceful, spacious and boastfully save property that is just a 5 minutes-walk off the coastline, minimum of ten - fifteen minutes from the nearest store, restaurant, bars and many attractions in Hopkins. The Public Bus Stop is just a 2 minutes-walk from where we are located.
Palmento Grove offer a Belize Cultural & Fishing Adventure filled with rich diversity, fly fishing, bottom trolling, Garifuna drumming, singing and dancing lessons, tasty Hopkins Belize Cultural Foods and Great Diving, Water Repelling, Ziplining, Cave Tubing, Birdwatching and World Class Snorkelling on Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef. Let your Hopkins Belize Cultural and Fishing Experience be remarkably fun, adventurous & awesome, punctuated with greater purpose having participated and contributed to the preservation of the celebrated indigenous Garifuna Culture.

Points of interest
  • Hopkins Kayaking Adventure
  • Belize Barrier Reef
  • Cockscomb Wildlife Sancturay - Jaguar Reserve
  • Gulisi Museum
  • Bocawina National Park
  • Glover's Reef
  • Austin Rodriguez Drum Centre
  • Marie Sharp Fine Food
  • Tobacco Caye
  • South Water Caye
  • Freshwater Creek Reserve
  • Commerce Bight Bioluminescence

Food and drink
Eating in house
Garifuna Soul Food Restaurant
Belizean & Garifuna Cultural Cuisines
Eating out
Queen Beans
Local Cuisine
Tina's
Local Cuisine
Laru Beya
Local Cuisine

Policies
Price details

$60 - 63 per night

All room rates for private cabins are based on double occupancy. Every additional person pays USD10.00 per night. Price ranges from USD$12.50 bed per person to $60.00 - $60.00 for private rooms

Taxes: 15.00%
Prices shown here are without tax. Tax will be added to your final payment.

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardAmerican ExpressDiscoverPayPal

Available discounts

5-20% dependent on length of stay

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

50% Deposit is required for booking confirmation to be issued via email.
50% of deposit refundable for reservations cancelled more 30 days prior to arrival.
No refund for cancellation done less within 45 days prior to arrival date specified in confirmation email.

Location - Homestay

Kalipuna Island, Northend
Hopkins
Stann Creek (Stann Creek District)
Belize  00000

Homestay website

Latitude: 16.86667, Longitude: -88.28333

How to get there

The main village is a 20 minutes walk from where we are located. Bicycles are available for rent upon request for USD10. 00 daily. Golf Carts can also be rented. Taxi when need can be called. feel free to make these requests with a staff member on premises or in the office.

Heading to the friendliest village in Belize? Hopkins is an easy destination to and once there easy to get around.
Public Parking is available nearby the docking area at the end of the road if there is a need.
From Anywhere in the country of Belize you can get to Hopkins by way of a Rentals, Private Tour Van, Taxi or Public Bus.
While in Hopkins you can explore walking, on bicycles & golf carts that can be easily rented.
From the island you can make your way across by kayak which is free or motorboat for a small fee.

Nearest airport: Dangriga Town - 21 Miles