The Garifuna culture makes up just 4% of the Belizean population, however the majority live in the Toledo and Stan Creek areas, along the coastline of mainland Belize. A mix of African and Arawak Indian cultures, the Garifuna language is a mixture of Arawak, African, French, English and Spanish and was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009, along with Garifuna music and dance. Many of the residents of Hopkins Village are happy to share the history of the Garifuna and their local customs, making Hopkins a rich cultural base for a Belize vacation.
Hopkins Bay is located on the outskirts of the village and comprises a collection of stand-alone beach houses in a horseshoe formation, meaning every villa has unobstructed vistas of the ocean. The resort has the amenities and services of a luxury hotel in an idyllic, casual Belize beachfront setting. Highlights include 2 infinity swimming pools, organised kids activities and games, the Rhum Shack Bistro, Drum Bar, bikes and kayaks.