All the reviews that say this place is like heaven are true! When my husband and I arrived at Hamanasi we literally felt like we had died and gone to heaven. We spent 8 days of our honeymoon there. Some of the highlights:
--the people at Hamanasi are hands down its best asset. The staff will go to any lengths to make you feel like royalty. They pay attention to the details. (Seriously - they take regular classes on this stuff and it pays off!) We had booked the deluxe treehouse for two nights and the remaining nights in a beachfront room, to save cost. (HIGHLY recommend the deluxe treehouse. It is GORGEOUS.) When we went to arrange our move from one room to the other, they surprised us by upgrading us so that we stayed the remainder of our stay in the deluxe treehouse at no extra charge. (I was so happy I think I cried a little.) The staff is attentive, kind, they are there when you need them but they don't invade your space when you want privacy. Every single person seemed to genuinely care whether we were enjoying ourselves, and they seemed to be enjoying themselves too.
--the food was incredible. We live in the Bay Area and have had the privilege of eating in some pretty great restaurants. Hamanasi's food was just as good as any five star foodie restaurant.
--we did a lot of diving. The diving was incredible. If you get the chance to go to Glover's Atoll or Turneffe (we actually didn't get the chance to go to Turneffe Atoll but have heard such great things about it), do it. The reef is wonderful but after a few dives you've probably seen all you're going to see. The divemasters and other diving staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.
--Like I said above we stayed in the deluxe treehouse (I think it was #23). We toured the rest of the rooms and although they were all nice, I would definitely recommend the treehouses.
We were concerned after having been to Mexico (Tulum) in September 2011 that it would be uncomfortably hot. It wasn't. It was quite hot, but definitely bearable. And all the rooms at Hamanasi have A/C.
To summarize, this place is truly a gem. You feel like you're family when you're there. Although the place itself is gorgeous and very well kept with great amenities and tons of activities, the people at Hamanasi are what make it so exceptional.
- 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