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Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Hopkins
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 August 2008

The staff at this resort is the friendliest I have encountered at any hotel, and the food, especially at dinner, was consistently some of the best I have eaten. They were very accomodating of different dietary needs. The grounds and the rooms were much nicer than the pictures posted on their website.

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Reviewed 22 August 2008

A FEW Examples of Five-Star Service:

1. Our driver spotted an adult Red-Rump Tarantula crossing the road on our ride from Dangriga Airport to Hamanasi Resort. He stopped the van and waited for everyone to take out their cameras. When my boyfriend hadn't gotten a good shot yet and the tarantula was almost across the road and hidden by grass, our driver hopped out of the van and shoo'd the tarantula back onto the road. Brian got a great picture of it facing the camera!

2. Not only do they handle all of your luggage for you so that you don't have to lift a finger, but the boat crew for SCUBA excursions take care of all of your gear for you as well. Including attaching your BCD and regulator to the tanks before each dive.

3. Your bed is made twice in one day. Once in the morning after you wake up and then it is turned down for you while you are at dinner.

4. Two hours into our drive to the Mayan Ruins, a three hour trip one-way, a second Hamanasi van quickly pulled up behind us. We stopped and the driver from the other van carried over a huge container of juice for lunch that we had accidently left behind. By the way, we already had one container loaded...so this was extra juice. And gas was $12.50/gallon. Even if that was in BZE currency, it still equals $6.25/gal!

The resort was very private, especially the tree house rooms! No one to either side of, on top of, or below you and you can barely see the neighboring treehouses. A family staying in the beach houses asked us where the treehouses were even located!

The staff was delightful and did a good job of remembering who you were whenever you engaged in conversation.

Our trip could not have been any better!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jetsetter332
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Reviewed 17 August 2008

We (husband, wife and 17 year old daughter) spent a week at Hamanasi in August 2008.
We had just received our SCUBA open water certification and did 4 dives, had an amazing tour/hike of a Mayan cave and a tour of Mayan ruins.
The staff was superb, food very good and the location is quiet and charming.
There were a lot of honeymooners so we were the unusual family but we were busy with our dives and jungle trips and were welcomed by all.
The beach isn't great for swimming at the hotel so taking a snorkel or scuba trip is required to take advantage of the clear ocean. The pool and hammocks were very nice.
We used bug spray and didn't have any problems with the bugs.

We did the 6 night/4 adventure package which included all meals and our 2 days of diving and 2 jungle trips.

If you are looking for a quiet vacation with the opportunity for lots of activities, a gracious staff and introduction to Belize culture, we HIGHLY recommend Hamanasi.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank jmmwashingtondc
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Reviewed 12 August 2008

We had such a good time on our honeymoon here. The staff is WONDERFUL and the activities are very memorable. You can do many inland tours or marine tours. They take divers and snorkelors out everyday and have very knowledgable guides.
We went on an inland tour everyday we were there, they were very flexible on what tours we went on and made accomadations if we wanted to go somewhere off it's "scheduled" day. We went to ATM (cave), did some snorkeling on the reef, hiked to the Mayflower waterfalls, visted the Mayan ruins, and did some kayaking in the ocean. They had a adventure kayaking on a river, but we didn't go.
We would go back in a heartbeat and actually wish we were still there.
If you are going to Belize, check this place out. We stayed in the treehouses and had a FANTASTIC time with everyone there.

THANK YOU SO MUCH HAMANASI for making our trip so great!

Kim and Josh

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Reviewed 7 August 2008

Our stay at Hamanasi for our honeymoon was truly a great one! We loved the accomodations- floral turndown service every night in a beautiful treehouse- plus outstanding food for breakfast, lunch out on adventures, and dinner.
The inland adventures were awesome- swimming under wateralls after a nice hike, rappelling into a 300ft sink hole and looking for jaguars- and the guides provided great information about the local flora and fauna as well as Mayan history and culture.
The water adventures were spectacular- diving was amazing- turtles, sting rays and so many fish, kayaking down the river and a special fly-fishing/snorkel adventure just for the two of us was great.
We both highly recommend Hamanasi- the accomodations, the trips, the water, and most of all the amazing generosity of the staff made this a memorable honeymoon- we'll be back!

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Thank mtngal33
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Reviewed 26 July 2008

My husband and I just returned for a one week honeymoon at Hamanasi and could not have had a better time- the week was the perfect combination of romance and adventure that we were looking for.. We decided on Hamanasi after reading all the incredible reviews on this website and our hopes were high when we arrived at the resort- this resort was above and beyond our highest expectations! The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The trips were top notch- we did the Monkey River tour (awesome, but bring a bottle of bug spray- dont miss out just because of the mosquitos!), cave tubing and zip lining at Jaguar Paw, mayan ruin tour, and 2 days of snorkeling. We were a little nervous about not being divers, as this is what the resort is known for- but this snorkeling was the best we've ever done. We saw 30 sting rays in one morning alone! We didnt realize how much driving was involved in getting to all the adventures, but we saw the countryside and the towns in Belize which was worthwhile. Our Inland tour guide on multiple adventures was Hartfield- he was so proud of Belize and taught a ton about the culture, economy, and history during our drives to and from the resort. The food was also memorable- we were always excited to go to dinner and see what new menu was offered each night. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite, which was so beautiful and romantic, and we would absolutely pick that option again.

We had the best vacation we could imagine, and plan to go back again for an anniversary down the road!

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Reviewed 19 July 2008

After speding a week in some scary places in Costa Rica this month, I can really appreciate the amazing beauty, incredible service, and wonderful people in Belize. Hamasi made all of our honeymoon dreams come true. The lack of TV and telephone was a welcome break that allowed us to really spend time together, without other distractions. Our tour guides were informative, personable, and even willing and eager to make unscheduled stops that added to the experience. Everyone should have to opportunity to come to Belize and stay at Hamanasi.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort

Address: Hopkins/Sittee River Road | Hopkins Village, Hopkins, Belize
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Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Hopkins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Hopkins
#1 Family Hotel in Hopkins
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hopkins
#1 Green Hotel in Hopkins
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hopkins
Price Range: £128 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the best of Belize on and offshore! Hamanasi is a secluded, casually elegant eco-resort. Unwind in spacious tree houses, beach front rooms and suites with AC, private porches and gorgeous hardwood furnishings. On property has a full service restaurant, bar, pool, lush gardens and a Gold Palm 5 star PADI dive facility. Onshore, explore Mayan ruins, Jaguar Preserve, caves, jungle rivers and rain forest waterfalls. All inclusive packages, Honeymoon and romance packages available. ... more   less 
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