Savannah Homes at Jaguar Reef is located south of the Garifuna Village of Hopkins in the Stann Creek District of Belize, and South of Dangriga Town. Considered by many to be the cultural center of the Garifuna population, Hopkins has been named as “The Friendliest Village in Belize“, and welcomes visitors with warm hospitality and a safe environment. Many of the residents of Hopkins are happy to share the history of the Garifuna and their local customs. This small community houses restaurants, small bars, gift shops, a variety of affordable hotel accommodations and an impressive collections of high end resorts on the southern end of the village center. Roughly 1,500 residents call Hopkins their home and work in the fishing, farming and hospitality industries. The relaxed, laid-back lifestyle may make living here seem like your on a permanent vacation, however, neighbouring areas still provide all the necessities for families living here year-round, such as schools, hospitals, and places of worship. The village is also a launching point for a wide array of small islands and cayes in Southern waters off the coast of Belize.
Some of Belize’s most captivating attractions are just minutes away…
A short boat ride or drive down the road you can experience much of Belize's cultural and ecological diversity. You can enjoy flats, fly or reef fishing as well as diving or snorkeling along the largest Barrier reef in the western hemisphere… a scuba divers paradise just minutes away from your home. Southern Belize also means you're a stone's throw away from pristine rivers, waterfalls, rainforests, the world's only Jaguar Reserve in what was once the centre of the Mayan empire.
South Water Caye in among hundreds of islands just off our coast. It is a small semi-private, 15 acre island about 12 miles off he coast from Hopkins Village. Less than one mile in length and 160 yards at its widest point, this charming island features two full service beach resorts and direct access to snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving the pristine reef at nearby atolls.
Just 15 miles away from you Savannah Home you’ll discover the small women’s coop where the women of the Maya Centre still sell their crafts. Or, meet Mr. Saki who still makes chocolate the way his ancestors have for centuries. It doesn’t take you long to remember that Belize in 800 AD was the centre of the Maya Empire.
Rainforests, Rivers and Reserves
Savannah Homes sits in the center of it all. As if the world’s second longest barrier reef being only 12 miles away wasn’t enough … you’ll only be 5 minutes from the Sittee River and minutes from the Cockscomb nature reserve among other life altering experiences. Do nothing … or do everything while here – your choice.