What a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the natural world-land and/or marine. We stuck mainly to the land exploration this visit and had a great time exploring Mayan ruins, the Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve, and the Monkey River excursion. Just could not get enough of the rain forest. Our next visit we plan to do more snorkeling and add more bird watching and river kayaking to the mix. The outstanding staff is the friendliest we have ever encountered; they are genuine and very kind. My special friend Chris, the head groundskeeper, really touched my heart with his sincerity and special gift. I am very eager to see him again our next visit and will bring him a special gift from our area. Our guide for all our adventures, EMS, was truly special-a very knowledgeable, caring, and fun guide. If you enjoy seafood, you can indulge to your heart's content. Fresh baked bread comes with every meal and the key lime pie is a killer. We found the meals to be delicious, healthy, and the varied menu offered something for everyone. The wait staff of Kim, Birilla, Edgar, Melania provided outstanding service and were so charming. Ambrosio was a stalwart behind the bar; he and Kenneth (Poolside) kept the good times rolling-great guys. The front desk team of Darwin, Kimberly, Shari and Nandina ensured our reservations, etc. were in perfect order. Gary Ball, the Adventure Centre manager, is a true gem. He is passionate about ongoing training for the staff and it definitely shows. He provided excellent advice regarding our adventure tour choices. Karina Martinez, Guest Services Manager, very thoughtfully engaged us on two occasions to see how we were getting on. I had occasion to meet the Head of Security, " Boots " Rodriguez; the resort is safe and in good hands on this professional's watch. We stayed in a beautifully appointed, comfortable tree house and found everyday simply enchanting. Waking up to bird songs everyday was delightful and whiling away the late afternoon hours before dinner watching them dart about the forest was absolutely mesmerizing. We have traveled extensively throughout the world and stayed at many resorts in the process. I can say unequivocally that Hamanasi is our best resort experience to date. This is a very special place with very special people. It represents the best of Belize and is a shining example to the world what an eco-friendly and guest focused resort should be. At this point, we plan on returning not just again, but several more times.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Hamanasi Adventure And Dive Hotel Hopkins
- Hamanasi Adventure And Dive Resort Belize/Hopkins