My wife and I just completed an 8 day stay at Hamanasi, our first at this location. We based our decision to stay primarily on the overwhelmingly positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Frankly, we were a bit nervous, thinking that the reviews were too good to be true. Our reticence was without merit as our stay met and exceeded all of our expectations.
The friendly, attentive and exceptional service was at least equal to anything we have experienced on previous vacations. The food was outstanding, with great variety. The only downside was trying to fit into my wet suit as the week progressed proved increasingly challenging. Our adventures - diving, snorkeling, kayaking and visiting the Mayan ruins in western Belize were all outstanding. The guides were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful.
As a reasonably recently minted diver, I found the diving exquisite. Three days of diving, each with new experiences. Coral and fish along the southern barrier reef are amazingly varied. Swimming face to face with turtles, watching rays fly underwater, and seeing huge lobsters run across the coral are indelibly etched in my memories. The rental gear was very good and the dive team were absolutely first rate. On my first dive, one of the guests had a medical issue at the end of the dive. The crews response showed excellent training as they quickly gathered up all the divers, rushed to the town of Dangriga and had arranged by radio to have a doctor waiting. As an anesthesiologist, I was most impressed by the team's professionalism. The guest recovered without event and returned to the resort the next day.
We enjoyed this trip so much, we have already arranged to return later this year. Truly a first class resort that should be a consideration for anyone visiting Belize.
- 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