Almond Beach Resort & Spa Guest Reviews

Planning your next vacation can be a bit lengthy and finding the perfect resort can be a task in itself. All the research into the country, location, resorts and deals are all a part of the tedious journey into planning your next perfect vacation. You’ll need a vacation more than ever after planning your vacation! We’ve decided to help you make your travel planning a bit easier as we strive to accommodate you with as much information as possible. To start off, we have put together a few of our guest reviews to give you a bit of insight into the service, location (on and off site), spa services, and overall adventures and experiences of Hopkins Village and Almond Beach Resort & Spa.

Hopkins Belize
Hopkins Belize

“Best Honeymoon!”

“We stayed at the Almond Beach Resort for 5 nights for our honeymoon. I have travelled a decent amount and I can honestly say it was one of the best trips of my life!! It was of course wonderful because it was our honeymoon, but it was even better because the employees at the Almond Beach Resort and Jaguar Reef Lodge made it amazing!!! Before even getting to Belize, we spoke to Cathy, who was extremely responsive via email & phone and answered all of our questions. She set up our transfer from Dangriga to the hotel and was just all around really helpful. She also set up a romantic dinner on the beach for my husband and I the night we arrived, which was great after a day of traveling. When we arrived we were a little surprised to see that some of the restaurants we had read about looked closed. We found out the time that we travelled is considered Belize’s slow season, but we were actually glad it was the slow season because we felt like we were able to relax more and wherever we wanted. The property is beautiful. There are two pools, lots of shaded areas on the beach, tons of lounge chairs, a pool swim up bar, a great restaurant, a cute coffee shop, and a spa on site. We really over-indulged at the spa and don’t regret it one bit! Nancy and Erin were so wonderful and you could tell they took pride in their jobs. During the day we were always spoiled by “Captain Larry.” He would make sure we had everything we needed to relax and always wrote down things that we requested so he would remember them for the following day. It was awesome! We went snorkeling with Terry & Nick who were also really great. Terry knew everything about the reef and was so much fun. We even went into town to see him a couple days later because we had such a great time with him. Charlie & Juan were our favorite bartenders! Charlie was funny and made the BEST Coco Loco’s. We are definitely missing happy hour with him. Felipe and Milky were the best waiters at the restaurant, they always greeted us with a smile and had lots of fun facts about Belize to share with us! The one thing about Belize is that the people are SO friendly and genuinely kind. Don’t be afraid to venture off the resort during the day—it is SO worth it! We loved eating at Tina’s Kitchen, Innie’s, Driftwood, and Loggerheads. The Sand Bar was also a lot of fun–we enjoyed playing pool there! We also went Cave Tubing through the activity desk at the Jaguar Reef Lodge- Edgar was our guide and he was so knowledgeable! One other thing–you have to try the Coconut Shrimp at the restaurant at the Jaguar Reef Lodge. It was out of this world and better than any coconut shrimp we’ve ever had!!! We will definitely plan a return trip to the Almond Beach Resort–it was the perfect balance of relaxing, but with lots of options for when we wanted to experience the country! Thank you to the staff for making our honeymoon one that we will ALWAYS remember and talk about!!!”

By: hollyc894
Via: Trip Advisor
Stayed: October 2015

“BEST Honeymoon Ever!!!!”

“Thank you so much Almond Beach Resort & Spa for making all of our dreams come true!!! We absolutely loved every second of our honeymoon!!! We will be back to visit again soon!!!”

By: Holly Arena
Via: Facebook
Published: October 2015

“Almond Beach Resort — Paradise on Earth!”

“This resort is the place to stay when traveling to Belize. The staff is amazing. Ed from the front desk is always willing to assist. When we asked to switch room because of some repairs being done in the room next door, Ed not only found us a breathtaking room within minutes, he also added a few “extras” to “keep us smiling”. Larry has to be one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. Even the rain couldn’t stop him from getting me a coconut. Charlie, the bartender, always made sure I had everything I wanted. Clarise, from the restaurant, is simply wonderful. The staff at Almond Beach is courteous, helpful, and attentive.”

By: Kerline L
Via: Trip Advisor
Stayed: October 2015

“Betta Belize It!”

“We absolutely loved it at this resort. The staff was super friendly and welcoming, our one bedroom suite perfectly appointed and big enough for our family, the pool beautiful with a fun pool bar and the dock was a great place for me to practice yoga every morning.”

By: Isabella098
Via: Trip Advisor
Stayed: August 2015

“Magnificent views and First-Class Service!!!”

“First, let me say that Marianne, the Resort Manager, is the best!!! We were welcomed with her joyful smile and treated like long-lost family our entire stay — even when she was off-duty! We had planned to dive out at Glover’s Atoll but the dive shop notified me just hours before our arrival that they were cancelling the dive. Before we were done checking in, Marianne had us booked with Splash (the onsite dive shop) to dive Glover’s the next day! The first-class service didn’t stop there!

We stayed four days in the Penthouse suite. It was beautifully appointed. The bed comfortable, the a/c appreciated, the refrigerator and microwave welcomed, and the view amazing! The location was perfect — close to the pools, bicycles, paddle boards, kayaks and pier. It was super easy to check out the fun equipment and our 14 year appreciated their availability. The bikes were perfect for checking out Hopkins, which is a great little village full of culture and wonderfully friendly people.

We visited the hot tub/pool every night after our adventurous days. The pool has an infinity edge facing the ocean and a swim-up bar that is fun. The drinks were delicious. We did not eat in the Resort restaurant, per se, but did get some croissants to go a couple mornings and some pasta one night. The restaurant staff was super helpful, quick, and accommodating. I also can’t say enough about the bartenders. They gave me some ice and boiled me up some vinegar, mint and honey and gave me a used Fanta bottle to soak and roll-out my injured and swelling foot (injury occurred offsite). They were genuinely caring and helpful — and knowledgeable about alternative healing.

We highly recommend Almond Beach Resort — and if you do visit — say hi to Buddy — a large and friendly iguana that hangs out on the Penthouse suite porch every morning.”

By: Marisa J
Via: Trip Advisor
Stayed: July 2015

“Beautiful Resort with an Incredible Staff!!!”

“Truly impressive!!! From the moment we arrived till the moment we left… The staff is incredible; friendly, helpful, & attentive. We stayed in Craboo and had a private outdoor jacuzzi tub, the perfect touch to an overall beautiful room. We enjoyed massages on the dock and ate a variety of local Belizean foods during our stay. Hopkins Village is convenient to get to via bikes or golf carts and worth exploring. (We opted for the golf cart.) Be sure to visit with Juan out at the pool bar!!!”

By: iamyellowjeep
Via: Trip Advisor
Stayed: July 2015

“Simply the BEST!!! You MUST stay here!”

“I truly can’t say enough about Almond Beach in Hopkins! I recently returned from a 5-night vacation with two of my girlfriends. We are in our 20′s and were looking for a nice, relaxing getaway. Almond Beach exceeded our expectations. The resort is nestled in the quiet town of Hopkins, in Southwestern Belize. It is important to mention that it is about 2.5 hours by car from the Belize City Airport. Don’t let the discourage you- it was well worth the extra time in the car. An added bonus- you get to see this gorgeous country. Belize is a beautiful, clean country with interesting culture and incredibly kind people. We stayed in the Rosewood Suite and were impressed with the quality of the suite- a LARGE bedroom, kitchenette, living room, and huge bathroom. The housekeeping staff was accommodating and attentive. The suite is literally 3 steps from the water’s edge. It was incredible to wake up each morning and see the water. I can’t say enough about the staff at Almond Beach. From the moment we stepped onto the resort, they were bending over backwards to make our stay perfect. Ian, the general manager, is accommodating, friendly, and the best. He has such pride in the resort. The new menu was delicious, and he even asked for our feedback. It was a pleasure talking to him! Indira, at the front desk, is equally as incredible. We celebrated our friend’s birthday while at Almond Beach. Indira organized a special birthday cake and Indira even gave our friend a birthday present. She is a top-notch professional in hospitality and made us feel at home while on vacation. Shelby at the main bar is hysterical and a joy to talk to. He also make fantastic cocktails! Almond Beach is lucky to have such wonderful staff members! Felipe was our favorite server and greeted us every morning with a friendly smile. We felt at home while staying at Almond Beach and will definitely be back. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any specific questions as I would be more than happy to answer them.”

By: LauraAnne B
Via: Trip Advisor
Stayed: July 2015

“Thank you Almond Beach Resort”

“Elaine Shull and I had the best vacation of our lives in Belize. The staff was incredibly gracious and took great care of us the entire time we were there. Manuel was our favorite tour guide and Gilroy was the best! -Thanks again. (Click Here for all photos – http://ephotographyshots.client-gallery.com/#/belize-2015)”

By: Eric M Shull
Via: Facebook
Published: June 2015

“Almond Beach Resort is an outstanding beachfront resort…”

“that is ideal for honeymooners, anniversaries, family vacations, fishing and diving. There is a large range of accommodations at Almond Beach, from elegant Ocean view rooms to Family Sized suites. No matter which room you choose you’ll be provided with a comfortable stay surrounded by stunning local decor all alluring you to the magic of Belize!! Come Discover Almond Beach”

By: The Chica Travelista
Via: Facebook
Published: June 2015

“Too good to be true at Casita, Almond Beach Resort, Belize but it is. Our week in April 2015.”

By: Rekha Kapre
Via: Facebook
Published: May 2015

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