Everything about Belize was absolutely beautiful, but staying at Hamanasi made it feel like home.The staff got to know our names so when we sat down for a delicious meal every morning and evening, it felt like we were at a friend's house. From the moment we arrived and got our welcome drinks to the sad day we departed to come back home, we didn't have to think about a thing! Everything was taken care of for us and the staff always went above and beyond...with a smile on their faces! Somehow, it was perfectly relaxing and adventurous at the same time. We enjoyed everything we did--cave hiking, mountain hiking to a waterfall where we went swimming, ziplining through the rainforest, snorkeling in the crystal clear water at the coral reef, horseback riding through the orange groves, kayaking and even just taking the complimentary bikes to the friendly town of Hopkins. It was a dream and we can't wait to plan our next trip ... once we're certified in scub diving!
Everyone we met from the tour guides to the drummers to the people at the grocery store in town welcomed us with a wave and couldn't wait to share their culture with us. I feel like we learned so much about Belize. I've travelled to many places in the U.S. and overseas and Hamanasi is by far one of my most enjoyable, memorable vacations yet.
I will say, if you're looking for a luxurious or ritzy location, this isn't it. There aren't shops, large restaurants or evenly paved roads, but as long as you're prepared for that, you'll love every minute of it!
- 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