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Yugadah Inn

Hopkins Village, Stann Creek

Hotel Description
Located on the beachfront, guests staying at this accommodation will get firsthand experience in Garifuna food and culture. The family of sisters who runs the hotel and caf? lives downstairs from the rooms for guests. Their big smiles and open arms make guests refer to this Inn as a ?home away from home?. The four rooms have a shared bathroom. The rooms are clean, neatly furnished (even down to handmade rugs) and windows provide ample breeze to stay comfortable. The central area of the Inn is like a mini-museum displaying many of the traditional utensils and tools used by the Garifuna. Also on the property are the caf? and a stand-alone kitchen for the family cooking which is typical of many Garifuna homes. Next to the beach, there is a palapa with hammocks for folks to kick back, relax and enjoy the view and breeze of the Caribbean Sea. All rooms range from US $10-15.

History & Owners
This family-run hotel, opened in 1997, is named after the Garifuna word meaning ?coastal village?. The sisters pride themselves at giving quality service to make their guests happy. One sister (Grace) was a part of the former Sandy Beach Women?s Cooperative. Joy, another sister, is a teacher who loves to teach and impart knowledge whenever she can. These two women, along with their mom, Rosie and other family members all pitch in to run the business. They are a wealth of information (and enthusiasm) about Hopkins and the Garifuna culture. Grace also makes homemade Garifuna dolls. These ladies work hard, cook scrumptious food and want their guests to relax and enjoy being in Hopkins!


Fan in RoomHot Water
24-hour ElectricityPhone on Site
Laundry ServiceMeals Available
Camping AvailableSnack/Gift Shop
Children Allowed


References Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
Southside, 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. Yugadah Inn is located about ? mile on the left. You can?t miss their creative sign that is painted on an old dorey (dugout canoe)!

Local Flavor

Bimecacule (Sweet Rice)
Bundiga (Banana Balls)
Cassava Pudding
Coconut Bread
Coconut Buns
Gugudey (Banana Porridge)
Hudut (Baruru)
Journey Cake
Porridge (Letu)
Pumpkin Pudding

Music, Art & Interesting People:

Joy Nunez
Arts & Crafts, Interesting Person - Renowned Cook, Interesting Character
Joy is a well-known cook, teacher and otherwise creative person. She has a collection of Garifuna artifacts and instruments used for making cassava bread.

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Name: Alfonsa Joy Nunez
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 501-503-7089/7255
Mailing Address:
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Hopkins Village
Stann Creek District

  • Rooms are clean & comfortable
  • Courteous service
  • Located on the beach - hammocks, sun, sea, breeze

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

  • Restaurant on site