My husband and I stayed at Hamanasi for 10 days in October 2012... We had never been to Belize before and it came down to choosing Hamanasi or staying at Robert's Grove, but some internet research indicated that the diving would likely be a bit better in this area. We are so glad we chose Hamanasi and are looking forward to bringing our kids on our next trip, when they are a little older.
Hamanasi was a fantastic resort on all levels. Customer service is second to none, with a staff that knows your name and goes above and beyond to help you with anything you need.
We had an all-inclusive package and the menu is varied and the food is delicious - especially the wonderful soups. Our "adventure tours" were led by friendly, experienced guides who taught us so much about Belize. Special thanks to Lorenzo and Francisco for being such excellent guides.
The Dive Center is first-rate, and all the diving and snorkeling guides, boat captains, and deckhands were terrific. On the reef dives and snorkels, we saw a wide variety of fish (of course), barracuda, eels, rays, octopus, squid, nurse sharks, jellyfish, and my husband saw sea turtles. You can snorkel right off the beach where I saw sea stars, rays, fish, barracuda, and jellyfish. My husband dived Blue Hole. The add-on excursions are great, but they are pricy and add up fast.
There are so many things to do... then you return from your outing and kick back at the beach to enjoy a happy hour cocktail. We met other couples on the adventures and sometimes would meet them for dinner, so you really have a chance to meet new friends and enjoy good company.
That the staff and management truly care about the quality of your experience is what makes Hamanasi really special. Whether it's about your comfort or safety, everyone lives this commitment plus is really friendly and nice.
Bring your best BUG SPRAY for when you do any adventures in the jungle areas. The bites I got took WEEKS - I'm not kidding - to stop itching and heal up. There were no kids at the resort when we visited - but tons of honeymooners and couples without kids.
- 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