7 Reasons to Choose Coconut Row​

7 Reasons to choose Coconut Row in Hopkins, Belize

Let’s face it – planning a Belize vacation online can be intimidating; it’s hard to know what you’re really getting! 

There’s a variety of resorts and hotels, all with a big difference.  Are the more expensive hotels worth the extra cost?  Should you get an all-inclusive resort or try to sample other restaurants?  Is an isolated resort better for “peace and tranquility” or will you be stuck at just another generic resort and miss out on seeing the “real” Belize?  Do the more expensive hotels give a higher standard of cleanliness and safety?  Should you stay outside the village if you have children? How do the reviews compare?  

Don’t worry – we’re going to ease your anxiety and tell you exactly why Coconut Row Boutique Hotel & Resort is the choice you want, and what sets us apart from all the other resorts!

1) Coconut Row is the only resort actually inside Hopkins Village, and we’re right in the center!

We can’t stress enough how awesome this is.  Forget shuttles or bikes; here, you can stroll around the village whenever you feel like it!  

Hopkins is an awesome village, totally safe and friendlier than you will believe. You will enjoy strolling down the street, talking with locals, eating ice cream and exploring gift shops and  restaurants (TripAdvisor currently lists 60 restaurants in Hopkins.)

BUT – despite our central location, Coconut Row is peaceful and serene, and you will enjoy a completely tranquil vacation lounging on our gorgeous beach or at our pool, waving your hand whenever you’d like a drink.

Which brings me to point number 2…

Hopkins Belize Beachfront accommodations

2) If you want to relax all day without moving around, there is no better place than our own on-site restaurant, The Coconut Husk!  

Check us out – we are one of the very top rated restaurants in Hopkins, Belize, on both TripAdvisor or Google Maps. Unlike most resorts, our hotel guests are not captives of the restaurant – they can walk down the street if they’re not satisfied with our food or our prices.  All of this means that we earn our ranking the old-fashioned way: fantastic fresh food and affordable prices!  

Also, our new saltwater pool is just steps away, so the service is as effortless as the relaxation!   Finally, we’ve got the best view of any restaurant in Hopkins!  Do you agree? 

3) We don’t advertise as a “luxury resort” because we don’t have marble floors or plunge pools on your veranda, but our accommodations are beautiful and well-equipped. 

We have a variety of accommodations to suit different needs.  If you’re a couple, stay in a cabin right at the water’s edge.  If you’re a family with kids, try one of our two-bedroom suites or apartments.  If you’re on a budget, we have single rooms with multiple beds.  All of our rooms are on the beach.  Plus, our daily housekeeping is absolutely top-notch, because nothing is better than relaxing in a freshly cleaned room on vacation!

4) Still like the idea of an all-inclusive resort?  Try our inclusive vacation packages. 

They cover transportation, tours, breakfast, and lunch, allowing you to explore local dining options at night—no strings attached.

Our vacation packages are fully customizable – if one of our current packages doesn’t fit your needs, just let us know and we’ll create one to suit your needs.

We call our packages “inclusive” instead of “all-inclusive” because we don’t include dinner, specifically so that you can wander the village and sample the local flavors after the sun goes down. We’re not trying to hold you prisoner here!

Belize Reef Snorkeling

5) Another thing that sets us apart?  The personal touch. As owners living on-site, we’re dedicated to every detail of your experience.

My wife Nisha and I live on-site with our two children.  We love it here, but we’ve also found it’s a huge business advantage. as it allows us to ensure we’re giving top-notch service and attention.  

We’ve been many times to resorts that were big and beautiful, but where the service was lacking, or the food wasn’t great, or the attention to detail was off.  Nine times out of ten, that’s because the owners are living somewhere else and management is running the show.  And no matter how highly paid managers are, or how much experience they have, they rarely stress over the details like an owner would!

Here at Coconut Row, every detail of your experience, from the staff you interact with, to the food you eat, to the landscaping on the grounds, to the way we clean your room, has been set up and overseen by my wife or I.  (Mostly my wife; she’s awesome and has an amazing eye for details!)  Plus, our kids live here, so you know it’s a great place for families!

Coconut Row Cohune Cabin

6) Okay, let’s have the money talk!

Yes, let’s have the money talk! While we’re admittedly biased, we firmly believe we offer the best value among resorts in Hopkins, if not all of Belize. Allow us to elaborate. But first, take a moment to compare our prices with those of any other resort you’re considering.

Done that? Great. Now, let’s weigh the pros and cons. Luxury resorts might boast larger rooms, a more resort-like appearance, extra amenities like paddleboards or sailboats, and perhaps even cultural performances at dinner (though you will also see them in the village.) If these are priorities for you, a different resort might be the better fit.

Now onto the pros. Our location is unmatched. You can freely explore the village and dine wherever you please, though our restaurant is truly exceptional, and our pool is right at hand.  We’re very small with only 12 units, our service is top-notch and better than anywhere else (trust us), but our vibe is friendly and unpretentious.  You will absolutely love the grounds, the beach, the accommodations, and with the owners living on-site, attention to detail is second to none.   In a nutshell, we’re all about authenticity.

Consider what matters most to you for your vacation. If you think we might be a good match, take a look at our prices. Odds are, you’ll find us to be a fantastic value too!

7) All this sounds great!  But reviews are important.  How do we stack up against the competition?

Check out our reviews here and judge for yourself! While we used to dominate TripAdvisor’s “Small Inn and B&B” category, we now compete in the large hotels category, though we’re aware we won’t amass as many reviews due to our size. Still, we’re proud recipients of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award year after year and have been ranked #1 small hotel in Belize, #2 in Central America, and #20 in the world!

At Coconut Row, it’s not about being “all-inclusive”; it’s about inclusivity, freedom, and genuine hospitality. Come experience Belize differently with us!