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Ransoms Seaside Garden Cabana

Hopkins Village, Stann Creek

Hotel Description
Imagine waking up in a lush, tropical garden, listening to the waves of the Caribbean Sea and basking in the fresh sea breezes. Ransom?s combines the best of both worlds, the shade of a tropical garden along with a beach setting, which is a rare combination to find in Belize. A two-room wooden cabana with two outside sun decks is completely furnished with a full kitchen, bath and TV. There are also a lot of ?extras? including a library, extra linens, hammocks and use of bicycles and kayaks. The owner has an artistic eye for beauty that is reflected throughout the property by the use of different color combinations and textures. The clean, well-kept, sandy beach is just 50 feet from the door of the cabana. In the heat of the day, the cool, shaded cabana is the perfect retreat for an afternoon siesta.

History & Owners
The original owner, Mr. Ransom, opened the first hotel in Hopkins in 1979. In 1984, Mr. Barry Spawn acquired the property, kept the original name and has since made this place his home. As a budget to mid-range traveler himself, Barry is aware of the ?little extras? that help to give guests a pleasant stay and he strives to do that for his guests. In addition to being an excellent gardener, he is quite an artist and painted the many signs for the cabana that can be seen throughout Hopkins.


Fan in RoomTV in Room
Private Bath24-hour Electricity
Laundry ServiceChildren Allowed


References Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
4th Lane South of Center, Hopkins Village
From the Southern Highway, turn at the junction for Hopkins and travel approximately 3 miles to the village. Upon entering Hopkins when the road dead ends at a T, turn right towards the south. At the fourth lane to the sea you will see the sign for Ransom?s Cabana on the left. Follow the lane up to the beach and Ransom?s is on the beach to the left. If Barry is not there, he leaves the cabana open and guests can come in and make themselves at home with the instructions provided on the kitchen table.

Local Flavor

Ransoms Pate Ole

Music, Art & Interesting People:

Barry Spawn
Arts & Crafts, Interesting Person - Conservationist, Interesting Character
Barry does concrete sculptures, making creative planters for the extraordinary collection of botanical plants that adorns his property.

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Name: Barry Spawn
Email: Ransom'

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 114
Dangriga Town
Stann Creek District

  • Amenities- bikes, kayaks, cable, seaside lobby
  • Natural environment of the garden
  • Kitchen - people love making their own breakfast

Price Range in US $
Less than $30
Seasonal Rates Available
Group Rates Negotiable
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Travelers Check
By email
# of Units
Less than 6
Can Accommodate
6 Guests

  • Rates begin at US $15/night.
  • Furnished kitchen & library.
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