Angela and Tony Marsico purchased Beaches & Dreams in 2005 and took over operation of the facility full time in 2007 after selling their fine dining restaurant in Alaska. After gaining a reputation as one of the top dining establishments in Alaska, the Marsicos sold the 135 seat restaurant, Two Rivers Lodge, where Tony was chef and Angela the front of the house manager and pastry chef for nearly 30 years.
They began looking for a small beachfront place where they could embrace their passions for cooking and gardening and give a personalized experience to small amounts of guests and Beaches & Dreams fit the bill perfectly. After extensive landscaping and major room renovations, the 5 room hotel and 30 seat restaurant, The Barracuda Bar & Grill, stand out as a little jewel on a perfect stretch of Belizean Beach in the small village of Hopkins.
In 2014, they added a small 6 room Boutique Hotel in a beautiful 3 story building with all of the amenities and a pool. A roof top veranda on the 3rd story provides a relaxing place with commanding views of sunrises over the sea and sunsets over the Maya Mountains. A fabulous place for weddings or private parties, the new hotel rounded out the property giving guests the choice of 2 types of accommodations while still remaining small enough for individualized service from owners and staff. Your host and hostess are focused only on giving you the personalized experience of all that Belize has to offer. Hopkins enjoys a central location to all the adventures in Belize. Reef, Rivers and Rainforests are only minutes away. Let Tony and Angela show you Belize as only a small, personalized resort can.
From Alaska to Belize? You'd better Belize it!