Our family of four, which includes two boys aged 12 and 14, loved our stay at Hamanasi. This is the perfect place for people looking to unplug from their media-saturated routines and enjoy jungle and beach activities while learning about different cultures. We thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling and several of the jungle tours. All of our guides were knowledgeable about the local area, courteous, and accommodating. The same can be said for all of the staff at Hamanasi. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were given exceptional customer service.
The thing we loved most about the resort is its tranquil beauty. It is secluded and does not boast the whirlwind party atmosphere of some resorts or resort towns. That is exactly what we loved about staying there. We were so tired after days filled with various activities that the lack of t.v. and WiFi in the room didn't bother us at all. We were content to relax by the pool or in hammocks under the palm trees after a day of adventure.
We really liked the food served at Hamanasi. Many vegetarian options were available at every meal, which I appreciated. It was nice to try so many of the local foods and dishes. There was plenty standard American fare too, like mac & cheese and hamburgers, which our boys devoured.
We stayed in two treehouse rooms, one standard and one deluxe. They were both immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. The deluxe treehouse room included a bathtub on the porch. When we filled the tub little frogs would gather on the side of the tub right at the water line. Very cool!
The only down side to our trip was the presence of biting insects (mostly sand flies). However, this factor is completely out of the resort's control. Plus, the resort website prepared us for this eventuality so we had plenty of bug spray.
Overall, we would highly recommend Hamanasi to anyone looking for a more authentic Belizean experience.
- 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