Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Akron,OH

Paradise in Belize

Posted 28-Aug-2014
Pros: The Hotel is beautiful right on the beach very quite even when fully booked.
Cons: Improvements to the road system in Belize.
The resort, amenities and staff were wonderful! The excursions were top notch and the best snorkeling trip we have been on in the Caribbean! The locals were very friendly and helpful we found the best dinner spot right on the beach at Chef Rob's a great 4 course meal right on the beach, exceptional.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Indiana

Picture Perfect! Like a PostCard.

Posted 20-Aug-2014
Pros: I liked that they had 2 pools. one for adults and one for kids.
Cons: They could use new mattresses!! It seems as if whenever I go on vacation the mattresses are not good so I don't sleep as well.
Location: You are actually pretty secluded, so you need to take the planned trips. All were well worth the money. Much more than I expected.
We had an awesome trip. We went the 1st week of August. Lounging around on the beach was nice. Snorkeling was a lot of fun but my favorite was the Zip Line in the jungle. AMAZING!! Everyone was very nice.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Houston

Nice, Quiet Place

Posted 06-Aug-2014
Pros: The staff were incredible, especially the bartenders.
Cons: Food at the hotel isn't great.
Location: Remote location, but Hopkins is a great little town. The locals are awesome. Snorkeling is great.
Small place, nice beaches, great staff. Love the bartenders. Food at the resort isn't great, it's overpriced and bland. But it's not far down the beach to Chef Robs, or into town to grab something yummy. Nice weekend getaway for us. Snorkeling was fantastic, and beautiful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Oklahoma

Beautiful accommodations close to the ocean.

Posted 28-Jul-2014
Pros: I enjoyed how large my room was. It was very comfortable. The AC and fan were great and kept me cool. There was plenty of closet and drawer space.
Cons: I could have used a reading lamp. However if I had asked for one they might have been able to get it for me. They were very accommodating.
Location: It was located less than a mile from Hopkins, a very small village. We flew into Belize City and opted to drive the 3 hours to the resort.
Vacationing at the Jaguar Reef Resort and Spa was one of the most wonderful trips I have taken. Everything we could possibly need or want was provided cheerfully. We were greeted with classical island drinks on our arrival which were greatly appreciated because it was very hot. While we had our drinks we were guided around the property to orient us to the entire property. We located the pool with the swim up bar. The bartender, Michelle was so friendly. It was my birthday and she treated us and 4 other people to "shots" for the celebration. The people who stayed at Jaguar Reef were so friendly. It was like I had arrived at a reunion of good friends. The rooms were very large and had a comfortable bed, air conditioning and fans. There are also windows that can be opened to take advantage of the cool ocean breeze. Great shower!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Florida

Super Friendly Staff

Posted 28-Jul-2014
Pros: Its staff, its location on the beach and its amenities.
Location: Bicyles are free and the village of Hopkins is only a few miles away if you want to explore. By boat there is easy access to the barrier reef.
The resort is right on the beach and has all of the amenities you could want including a full restaurant, 2 bars, 2 pools, tour desk and a super friendly staff, from managers to housekeepers to landscapers, wait staff and bartenders, who make the best pina coladas of any resort I have been to in the tropics. Side trips and adventures are easy to sign up for and include snorkeling, horseback riding, birding, Mayan ruins tours, to name a few. This property is an excellent value, but requires transport from Belize City airport, best accomplished by small plane to Dangriga, 50 miles to the south. The hotel reservation desk can arrange all that for you. The food is excellent, 3 meals a day, but there are other restaurants within walking distance if you want to venture out in the evening.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Wonderful

Posted 20-Jul-2014
Our stay at Jaguar Reef in July 2014 was beyond our expectations. The location is beautiful, the staff is great and the nearby town, Hopkins, is so inviting. This place is like a hidden secret. Would definitely stay again. Miss it already!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by belizetraveler from San Francisco

Great hotel. Great setting.

Posted 10-Jul-2014 on Hotels.com
I stayed there with my family last week: me, wife and 2 young teens. Had a great time. It's on a killer beach, has two nice pools, one with a bar. Restaurant was hit and miss but there were two great restaurants including one called Love On the Rocks a few hundred yards down the beach. Google maps gave me a slightly wrong location, it's about a half mile south (not north) of the town center. Very friendly staff, set us up to go ziplining at Bocawina which was mind bogglingly cool. Some good piers to swim out to, bikes to go into town. Hopkins and this hotel was the favorite of my few stops in Belize (we all liked better than Placencia), which is a great country to visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Pennsylvania

Nice location for a stay by the ocean.

Posted 10-Jul-2014
Pros: Comfort of the two bedroom suite. Pools, hammocks, chaise lounges by pools and beach, kayaks. Overall feel of the resort was very nice.
Cons: Food prices were too high.
Location: Activities nearby-snorkeling, river kayaking, nature preserves.
We enjoyed 4 nights at Jaguar Reef. We had already spent 6 adventurous days in western Belize and were looking forward to slowing down and relaxing by the ocean. We enjoyed the pools, hammocks on the beach and some activities in Hopkins. We had a very comfortable two bedroom family suite which enabled us to spread out and have leisurely breakfasts in our own room. We took advantage of some of the tours offered by Jaguar Reef, but also went exploring on our own.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Grown kids Mom from Houston

Fantastic experience

Posted 20-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
My grown kids, daughter-in-law, and I stayed at Jaguar Reef and we had a wonderful time. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Everything was really clean. We enjoyed ourselves so much.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Sarasota, Florida

Friendly and nice hotel close to the beach.

Posted 18-Jun-2014
Pros: The central location of the hotel in the country offers you good access to some attractions especially in the East and South like Maya Ruins and towns
Cons: There is nothing important what needs improvement.
Location: Things to do include diving, snorkeling, hiking, river cruises and exploring Maya Ruins and cave tubing.
We stayed eight days at the Jaguar Reef Lodge. We choose the hotel for it's central location and reasonable prices. Reading the reviews I was convinced to make a good choice and we were not disappointed. The hotel, right on the beach, was clean, the hotel staff very friendly, the suite was spacious. There was no problem with sleep comfort besides the birds early in the morning. The AC worked fine. The restaurant was very good, also. If you did not have a rental car they would organize a great variety of tours for you. Other restaurants are in walking distance.Very much to recommend Chef Rob's Gourmet Cafe. The hotel offers live music and Garifuna dance shows during the week.