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Palmento Grove - Hopkins

Hopkins Village, Stann Creek

Hotel Description
Palmento Grove is an Eco Cultural Tourism Resort that offers its guest the opportunity to submerge themselves in the Garifuna Culture offering the best in adventure & pleasure with a cultural flavor. Guests are welcome to submerge themselves in the ambiance of the environment, home for a wide variety of flora & fauna that nature has to offer while enjoying the hospitality that the people of Hopkins have to offer. Palmento Grove is located in a secret tranquil haven on the north-western periphery of Hopkins Village surrounded by 2 bodies of Lagoons and pristine mangrove forest overlooking the beautiful Maya Mountains. The ground is blanketed with white beach sand that is breath taking. The management and staff of Palmento Grove are flexible and stands willing, ready and able to make your Belizean Vacation a fun filled adventure, whether it be planning your inland or sea tours or your cultural activities we are there to make sure your stay is a memorable one. Palmento Grove opens its doors to every guest who is looking for that special place to call their "home away from home" It is a one stop vacation paradise in Hopkins, first and only such business owned and operated by a native Garifuna Family in Hopkins. It is all inclusive offering a wide array of services. You name it we have it, if we don't we'll sure to find it or make it happen. It is where your can be sure to enjoy yourself. Our Cultural Immersion Product offering is great for student groups that are looking for a great intercultural experience. Come learn to produce pulsating rhythm with a Garifuna Drum, cook native Garifuna cuisine, and speak the language, part-take in cassava baking and early morning fishing.

History & Owners
The name Palmento Grove was derived from the main vegetation of the land that is palmetto trees and mangrove. It was decided to tweak the name a bit and came up with Palmento Grove. The Palmetto Tree was our main focus as it represents the tenacity of the Garifuna owners, be determined, sturdy and ready to whether the challenges of the business world and determine come out successful and stronger as a local native business owners upping our game at every stage in order continuously enhance our customers' experiences . Eugene Martinez - Avid businessman who enjoys being of service to others. His passion and drive is to always make everyone feels that they are special. Uwahnie Martinez - Is the daughter of the avid business man Eugene Martinez who has been self-employed for the last 25 year. She is proud to take up the task of making Palmento Grove a success story and a memorable place where every visitor to Hopkins would like to stay, have a meal, party, do business or simply have a conversation. A banker for 9 years and an aspiring successful entrapeneur in the tourism industry that would like to make the experience in Hopkins and Palmento Grove a Unique and pleasant one. Wilfred Martinez: Banker of 10 years whose passion is to provide excellent customer service always ensuring that the customer gets nothing less than professional, well timed serviced at an affordable cost. The Martinez family stands firm with the wealth of experience to ensure that our guest has a fantastic time at Palmento Grove - Hopkins.


Air ConditioningFan in Room
TV in RoomPrivate Bath
Hot Water24-hour Electricity
Phone on SiteInternet on Site
Laundry ServiceMeals Available
Camping AvailableSnack/Gift Shop
Children Allowed


Can Arrange

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
Hopkins Village
Northwestern side of Hopkins, take the street in front of the Police station and proceed northwards, take a turn on the seventh road running westward towards the lagoon that feeds off the main road. Palmento Grove signage is clearly visible at the entrance of the road. Proceed due west on the road until you past a long concrete fence. Immediately beyond the fence is where Palmento Grove is located.

Local Flavor

Grill Fish


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Name: Uwahnie Martinez
Telephone: ++(501) 636-3247/661-6039
Fax: ++(501) 523-7312
Website: www.palmentogrovelodge.c om
Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 120
Dangriga Town
Stann Creek District

  • Great hospitality ensuring that each and everyone of our guest feels special
  • Great price/affordabilit
  • Our prime location: in a seclude, private and beautiful 25 Acres property blessed with the ambiance of many flora & fauna, lagoon and breath taking view of the Maya mountains.

Price Range in US $
$31 to $60
Seasonal Rates Available
Group Rates Negotiable
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Credit Card, Other, Travelers Check
By phone or email.
Deposits Required
# of Units
Less than 6
Can Accommodate
11 Guests

  • No smoking permitted in the cabanas.
  • 50% of payment refundable for reservations cancelled 1 month or more prior to arrival. 25% for cancellation done 2 - 3 weeks prior to arrival. No refund for cancellation done less than 2 weeks prior to arrival.
  • 50% discount available for reservations (on rooms only) made 6 months in advance. 25% discount available for reservations (on rooms only) made 3 months in advance. Other discount programs available.
  • Foreign currencies e.g. USD, CAD, EURO & GBP accepted.
  • Coming soon accommodations to host parties of 25 persons and more at once - dormitory style.
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