Located south of the main junction in Hopkins, a few blocks past the end of the paved road, stands a hot pink bougainvillea-laden trellis welcoming you to All Seasons Guesthouse. Just past the white picket fence lies a well-manicured tropical garden complete with intimate sitting areas in an immaculately kept space. The 2 story guesthouse is tropically inviting with thatch covered porches and patios and wisteria covered trellises.
After leaving Germany (twice) and chancing it in Curaçao, Ingrid found herself seeking warmth and an English speaking country. The shores of the Caribbean Sea in little Hopkins, Belize beckoned her. Gazing at property that was purely bush, her idea to create a space where family and friends would come and enjoy the warm weather too, began to take shape. Little by little she expanded the property and with her combined business sense and imagination she has created what is now All Seasons Guesthouse. Today, 12 years later, stands a thriving and expanding business poised and ready for her guests!
The guesthouse offers 4 theme decorated rooms downstairs: Orchid Room, Butterfly Room, Jungle Room and Bamboo Room. All guesthouse rooms have a/c!!! fridge, coffeemaker, fan and private bath (with hot water).
Immediately next door to the guesthouse are two, 2 bedroom cabanas-both with seating areas and full kitchen. They are named for Stann Creek District's Nature Reserves: Bocawina and Mayflower. A 3rd cabana, Blue Hole, will be built in 2013-it will have 1 bedroom and a kitchen.
|Bocawina (yellow) and Mayflower (green)|
|Livingroom and 1st Bedroom (Bocawina)|
|Dining area and kitchen (Bocawina)|
|2nd Bedroom (Bocawina)|
If you prefer to have the option of preparing your own meals and waking to the sound of the Caribbean Sea every morning, you may choose from the beachfront apartments or offsite cabanas. Some of the offsite properties are privately owned but managed by All Seasons Guesthouse.
Almond, Beya and Cocoplum are the beachfront apartments. Almond and Beya are both upstairs, 1 bedroom (2 Queen beds) with apartment sized fridge, 1 burner, and microwave.
|View of Private Beach from Almond's balcony|
Cocoplum can be either 1 or 2 bedroom, 1 or 2 bath, full kitchen, dining and living room areas-sleeps 9.
|Cocoplum kitchen and dining area|
|2nd bedroom (can be locked out)|
The offsite cabanas are Sittee Point, Hibiscus and Buttonwood Beach House (the tallest structure in Hopkins), offering 4 separate suite configurations.
We chose the Sittee Point cabana, it's 2 miles south of the village--so a vehicle is definitely needed. But to have the sea immediately outside your door and an almost constant breeze...we could not have chosen a better location!
|Sittee Cabana, beachside view|
You might want to consider having your wedding on the beach!
From reception to housekeeping, the staff is extremely helpful, friendly and welcoming. Much of the staff speaks German, Dutch as well as English! For those wishing to explore the village, bicycles are free and at your disposal. The districtwide activities that are offered from the guesthouse are limited only by your imagination and amount of time you have to spend in Stann Creek, Belize!
|Emmie and Ingrid|
It is with profound sadness that I must write this addendum.
Ingrid and Emmie were involved in a single-car fatal accident, October 16, 2013.
She will be sorely missed.