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“The BEST VACATION ever!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hopkins/Sittee River Road | Hopkins Village, Hopkins, Belize   |  
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Miami, FL
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“The BEST VACATION ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I initially discovered Hamanasi right here on Trip Advisor and was very impressed by the wonderful reviews. It's hard to imagine how a resort can get it all so right, but Hamanasi does! We booked the romance package for 7 days, 6 nights, 5 excursions and stayed in a treehouse. The accommodations are beautiful with not a detail left behind. I've never slept so good in my life! The staff treat you like family (maybe even better than family) from the moment you arrive (actually at the airport) to the moment you depart. In our case the love continued even after we left and went on to a second week at another place which did not meet our expectations. The staff helped us get back to Hopkins, found us a place to stay as they were at full capacity, and welcomed us back with open arms for another 1/2 week of diving, fabulous food, and great people.

My husband and I are both divers which was our main motivation of this trip. The dive crew are fun, professional, and experts in what they do. We enjoyed 7 days of diving and were very glad to take part in the Ultimate Dive which is one of their special excursions.

The meals are served in the restaurant at the main house and every server takes the time to chat with you, know a little about you, and share their own personal stories. Breakfast is a great buffet, and lunch and dinner are both table service. We enjoyed every dish and had great variety as they have a rotation of the menu. Dinner is a 3 course meal with an appetizer, entree, and dessert. The food is delicious and well presented.

This is not a resort that is constantly trying to make money off of you. We were fortunate to meet the owners who were at the resort during our stay and the amazing service based culture starts with them. If there is any doubt in your mind, put it away and book this resort immediately. We are already discussing our plans to return.

Room Tip: I definitely recommend the treehouses as they are just as luxurious and more private than the oceanf...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I have been very lucky to be a diver and to visit many fabulous dive resorts around the world. Hamanasi was just amazing!!! The staff made us all feel like part of their family and did whatever they could to make us feel comfortable and appreciated! They all knew our names from the minute we arrived until the minute we left!! Truly amazing!! They really went beyond that 110 percent regarding customer service!!! The accomodations were great --- an ocean view, clean and comfortable! The food was great and they "catered" to our requests.The diving was some of the best I have experienced with experienced and expert dive masters. Thank you for many wonderful memories and I shall recommend this resort to everyone!! Hope to see you again in the near future. Charla

Room Tip: Ocean view was fabulous!!!!! I had no problem with noise and I was next to the restaurant ---- first...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Our stay with Hamanasi was exceptional in all respects. From our first interaction while booking our stay until the final sad goodbye the thoughtfulness, professionalism and friendliness of the staff is off the charts exceptional. Hamanasi takes the eco in eco-tourism very seriously with small and large brush strokes - large natural grounds, reusable water containers, notes on broad leaves, no motorized vehicles on the grounds (and lots of wheelbarrows). Belize has lots of natural beauty and history to explore - fantastic reefs for diving or snorkling, jungle adventures, Mayan ruins, 75 bird species in one afternoon with a Hamansi guide. We ate every meal at Hamanasi and had no desire to go anywhere else (and our group had high expectations). Once you arrive at Hamansi you won't want to leave!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We spent our honeymoon here and all the reviews about their level of service are accurate. Tropical Storm Barry hit the first two days we were at the resort and all excursions were cancelled, but the staff went out of their way to make sure everyone was still having a good time. They brought in the local drum band, extended happy hour and helped us make a last minute massage appointment at the local spa. They very easily could have said, "sorry, we can't control the weather", but they proactively made a tough situation enjoyable. When the weather cleared, we continued to enjoy amazing meals and top level service. Ocean conditions only allowed us to go diving once, but visibility was great and the crew was top notch. Ziplining, Mayan Ruins and the Monkey River Tour were all a lot of fun and we enjoyed the opportunity to just take the resort's bikes and ride into town. We've already started talking about our next trip back to Belize and Hamanasi is at the top of our list to stay again.

Room Tip: We were in a second floor beachfront and loved the view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Hamanasi is an extremely special place.
1. SERVICE.
It has the most outstanding service I've ever encountered. They greet each of you in your party by name as you arrive and continue to remember (and use) your name during your entire stay. They will get you anything you ask for, cheerfully and creatively. My husband wanted some weights for working out. They made him "kettle bells" out of bags of sand, and dragged them up to our treehouse.
2. ACCOMMODATIONS
I'm a bit of a hotel snob and this fit the bill. The treehouses were magical, the sheets divine and the outdoor spaces were so relaxing.
3. ADVENTURE
If you are active, this is your spot. While you can certainly lounge, there are activities for all. For example, our group went on a dive, hiked through a cave, snorkeled and enjoyed the sea kayaks. There are Mayan ruins, zips lines--all sorts of exotic options. Friendly drivers from the hotel escort you to off-site activities, the staff packs a delicious lunch
4. FOOD. Outstanding. Enough said.

Room Tip: The treehouses are quieter and are so cool. They don't looks at the water, but I think, are stil...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Stayed here for our honeymoon and it was an incredible experience that we would highly recommend to anyone, including our closest friends and family. The staff was very friendly, the resort was clean and the adventures were a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You get the bet of both worlds, the forest and the beach/ocean. We would highly recommend staying in one of the tree-houses, as it is an incredible experience. The food was fantastic too!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed at hamanasi for 4 night in November, and we loved every minute of it. We stayed in the luxury tree house which was completely worth the splurge. The staff was amazing and attentive to our every need from the moment we arrived. We went on the mayan adventure and had a great time. Our guide Pedro was great. I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: We stayed in tree house 13 for the first few nights and it was quiet and beautiful. It was book our...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Location: 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 On the Beach Hotel in Hopkins
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hopkins
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Hopkins
#1 Family Hotel in Hopkins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Hamanasi Adventure And Dive Hotel Hopkins
Hamanasi Adventure And Dive Resort Belize/Hopkins

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