Palmento Grove Cultural And Fishing Lodge
Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge in Hopkins Village, Belize offers an authentic, amazing and enriching Garifuna Cultural, fishing & boating experience with memories to last a lifetime.
Offering Immersion into our GARIFUNA WORLD, an impressive masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity as declared by UNESCO. Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge is situated on the Historic Over Johnson Island\Peninsula just a boat ride north of Hopkins Village, Stann Creek District, Belize; 39 Km from Placencia. Strategically located at the estuary where the Freshwater Lagoon that was once route for traditional commerce empties into the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
Come fully immerse yourself in all our Garifuna spiritual wellness, food, entertainment, interactive tours & accommodations. Bloom in a lifestyle of the content & peace as you interact daily with the indigenous families that inhabit the GARIFUNA HAVEN where sustainable living that includes farming and fishing is at the heart of what we do. Guests can enjoy: Garifuna cultural & culinary tours; the on-site restaurant and bar; nature & Bird Trails; view from the Only watch tower in Hopkins that spans over 40ft high; Historical trail that leads you to the historic well that is over 70yrs in existence; fishing off the dock; swimming at the estuary; Bioluminescence Tour: Crocodile spotting; kayaking and much more.
We add spark to your Belize Cultural Adventure Travel with our signature cultural enrichment experience that includes Garifuna Presentation by a member of the indigenous Community in Hopkins; Travel back in time while we journey through our Garifuna Exhibition; Punctuate your experience with our tasty Garifuna Buffet Dining while being serenaded by awesome & soulful Garifuna Drumming & Music. This is Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays for Lunch & Dinner; Also offered on reservations.
We are an eco cultural wellness Lodge providing you with a refreshing & serene vacation experience free from the every day distractions. Reset your natural clock, it's a remarkable adventure from the get go. A kayak is assigned per guest checking in for the duration of stay to facilitate crossing to & from the island to the Garifuna Village of Hopkins that is just a 5 minutes bike ride or 20 minutes walking distance from the lagoon-side. Crossing is also available by way of a 28ft Fiberglass boat. Bikes are available for rent.
All rooms caters for full privacy as they are hugged by approximately 75 square feet of plush forest space. Rooms are furnished with a double or queen size bed made of Belize's finest hardwood. Equipped with just a fan the rooms provide you with a luxurious view of the lagoon or littoral forest garden. Every room has a porch, indoor private bathroom fitted with a bath/hot & cold shower and outdoor shower to enjoy the romantic star & moonlight dates. All guests have access to our communal traditional kitchen where coffee and meals are served daily. Interest in learning more about our Garifuna Cultural, our learning centre is available with learning materials to peruse.
Explore More of Belize by taking the opportunity to engage in various other activities , such as traditional deepwater fishing, fly fishing, traditional trolling, kayaking, zip-lining, cave-tubing, snorkeling, Mayan Temples exploration, GARIFUNA food preparation lessons, Garifuna dancing, singing and drumming lessons and Garifuna fishing methods, Garifuna Drum making tour, Garifuna Cassava Baking Tour, and Mayan, Creole , Garifuna or East Indian Cultural Immersion Tours.
Vacation in Belize is truly relaxing, as we provide transportation by way of our shuttle services from any part of the beautiful country for a very affordable fee. The nearest airport is Philip Goldson International Airport, 76 km from Palmento Grove Lodge.