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Ruthie's Cabanas

Dangriga Town, Stann Creek

Hotel Description
Ruthie?s Cabanas offers authentic Garifuna hospitality along with the privacy of your own beachside cabana. The simple cabanas each have their own private bathroom, veranda, fan, and TV and can sleep from 1 to 4 persons. Behind the name and the cabanas is the energetic owner, Ruthie, who welcomes guests by saying ?My home is your home!? Her openness and hospitality can make staying here more like a homestay than just a hotel rental, or if you need quiet and space to relax, the place is ideal for that too. Guests can enjoy meals at her kitchen table and get a feeling for what living in a Garifuna home is like.

History & Owners
Ruthie decided to open the cabanas in 2001 and with the help of her husband, Meeto they constructed the thatch cabanas from mostly local materials. Ruthie has a huge, unforgettable smile and laugh that welcomes her guests with Garifuna hospitality and makes them feel like family. She is a great cook who loves traditional Garifuna foods, especially hudut (fish cooked in coconut milk and served with beaten green plantains), which she makes every Saturday. Her coconut bread and rolls make a delicious breakfast and you can be sure that you will not go hungry when you stay here! Ruthie stays busy by cooking, doing laundry, hopping onto her bicycle to do errands and keeping the cabanas and her household running. Meeto builds boats, loves to fish and taking people on tours. They have several children, some at home and some with their own families, who often stop by making this household a hub of activity.


Fan in RoomTV in Room
Private Bath24-hour Electricity
Phone on SiteCamping Available
Children Allowed


References Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
Dangriga Town
The Stann Creek Valley Road (end of Hummingbird Highway) comes to a dead end in Dangriga at the Drums of My Fathers monument. Turn left onto St. Vincent Street. (The bus station is located ? block up on St. Vincent Street). Shortly after the bus station you will go over the small Havana Creek Bridge. Take an immediate right. Follow this sandy lane to the end and bear left (the only way to go). Take the first right and Ruthie?s is located right at the beachfront.

Local Flavor

Bundiga (Grated Banana)
Fry Jacks
Johnny Cakes
Rice and Beans
Stew Beans and White Rice
Stew Fish


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Name: Ruthie Flores
Telephone: ++(501)502-3184
Mailing Address:
#31 Southern Foreshore
Dangriga Town
Stann Creek District

  • Great package
  • Feel at home-my home is their home!
  • Location-on the beach

Price Range in US $
$31 to $60
Seasonal Rates Available
Group Rates Negotiable
Type of Payments Accepted
By phone
# of Units
Less than 6
Can Accommodate
10 Guests

  • Bike rentals available
  • Homemade meals available upon request
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