But over the years, the ViVA BELiZE Resorts have evolved from more rustic Adventure Camps to our most recent highly Awarded Full Service Resorts with all the comfort modern Travelers are looking for. Here are some of our Hotel Group Historic Milestones:

The Lodge at Jaguar ReefOpens

The Lodge at Jaguar Reef opened its doors in 1991 along the Central Coast of Southern Belize, near the culturally rich village of Hopkins. Venture off the beaten path and immerse yourself in its beautiful beaches, friendly people and untamed nature.

The Lodge at Jaguar Reef – An Adventure traveler’s dream is born!

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The Lodge at Jaguar Reef1994

Colonial Suites is open

David & Patricia Hayles are looking for land to build their private beach house. They explore beyond the Garifuna Village of Hopkins and find a beautiful colonial style beach house that they renovate and name it Colonial Suites. The Hayles open Colonial Suites with his Jaguar Reef team manage the property onsite.

Colonial Suites

Almond Beach Resort Opens

David & Patricia Hayles together with Charles & Pat Hayles (David’s father & Step mother) purchase the land next to Colonial Suites and develop beautiful Almond Beach Resort. The team at The Lodge at Jaguar Reef is again contracted to also manage this new resort for the Hayles family. By now, the 3 resorts in Hopkins are under one management team.

“A Haven For Romance & Wellness”

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Almond Beach Opens

Almond Beach Resort opens "The Butterfly Spa"

In an effort to deliver top services and amenities to guests, the Butterfly Spa is built, making the ViVA BELiZE Resorts in Hopkins, the only resorts to feature a full service, in-house spa.

Spa Services

Coffee Shop at Almond Beach Resort opens

Pat Hayles opens the first Coffee Shop at Almond Beach Resort. At any time of the day enjoy a coffee, latte, expresso or capuccino, made from the best shade grown coffee bought from the seven countries of Central America.

Outdoor Coffee at Butterflies Coffee

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Opens

The first private residence and citrus farm of David & Patty Hayles is renovated and transformed into the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge. Within only three years time, this new flagship of ViVA BELiZE, will make it to the Top Belize Jungle Lodges, winning 6 National and 3 International TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.

Ranked #1 Jungle Lodge in Belize since 2014.

“Grand Jungle Expedition”

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Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge Belize Above

Villa Margarita Opens

Another beautiful David Hayles development is introduce to the market. This Belize Beach Resort will elevate your senses into an overdrive with caressing sea breezes, inviting turquoise waters and exotic sunrises and sunsets.

“A Tranquil Beach Hideaway”

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Villa-Margarita-Belize

Villa Mirador Opens its Doors

Awaken to stunning sunrises and relax to the gentle sound of waves lapping onto the smooth sand at your doorstep. Enjoy the luxuries of Villa Mirador while surrounded by the pristine beaches Hopkins is renowned for.

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