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Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Hopkins
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Westchester, NY
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed May 10, 2008

We loved our stay at Hamanasi. Our room was spacious and clean, the food was delicious and the staff was always ready to assist in any way they could. Hamanasi is right on a lovely beach and the pool is very nice also. It is a very private resort, perfect for spending time with your significant other because there are no distractions. The tours are worth seeing, the tour guides are knowledgeable but the thing we enjoyed the most was the diving. The dive masters are great and they kept the trip fun and educational. We will definetly go back!

  • Liked — Privacy
  • Disliked — difficult to get to, we had to take 3 flights
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2008

I'm in trouble. My family is threatening revolt if we don't return soon to Hamanasi. We had a great week of being treated like royalty in a very friendly fashion by the staff at Hamanasi. We did 11 dives in warm clear water accompanied by the dive staff who are attentive and skilled but really fun at the same time. Our 10 year old and 12 year old are now certified and fully confident scuba divers. The food was excellent and never repetitious. We did the all-inclusive meal program and it was a great choice. The waiters and restaurant staff were like the dive team... professional but very warm and friendly. We had an oceanfront suite with a king bed in one room and a separate room with two twins for the kids. Very clean. We only did one land-side adventure, the Mayflower hike which was nice. We were too busy enjoying the incredible reefs and 83 degree water. Rough life.... breakfast... dives...lunch...hang at pool....bike ride into Hopkins...back to the pool for happy hour .... great dinner.....sleep.....repeat....If you're looking for nightlife, forget it. If you're a play hard all day and crash early type, it's a great place to spend a week.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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Frankfort, KY
1 review
Reviewed May 6, 2008

Our stay at Hamanasi ranks with the best of the resorts we have experienced. The location is beautiful, the staff is just the best, the rooms are spacious and comfortable and they offer a wide variety of activities.
As divers,(over 300 dives each) we are very concerned that the dive operation be tops and this one meets that and more. Their divemasters were attentive and, yet, had a good eye for the divers they could let off the leash. We felt attended to, but never stiffled. The reefs and the dive boats are in good shape. We felt very safe.
The atmosphere is very relaxed. You could dress up or dress casually and feel right at home. The staff nearly startled us with how quickly they knew our names. The FOOD is WONDERFUL! Did I mention that the food is just terrific?
We are such dedicated divers that we only tried one of the land adventures, the Mayan Tour, but it was great. A very worthwhile way to spend a day.
In short, worth the extra cost. Go to Hamanasi. We will go back.

  • Liked — The Staff
  • Disliked — mosquitoes
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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longmont. co
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Reviewed May 5, 2008

We just got back from Hamanasi and can not stop thinking about it.
The beautiful beach front, the service, the food and our treehouse suite was to say the least, superb. We found to the staff to be very welcoming, helpful and friendly. From Patricia at the front desk to Joe at the bar we felt well taken care of. The wait staff were professional and the food was exquisite - far beyond what we had expected. The treehouse suite was a bit like an oasis inside an oasis with the lush surroundings and the various sounds of bird and occasional visiting lizard. Offering the use of sea kayaks and bicycles to us we were able to further explore the town of Hopkins as well as the beautiful coastline. We would highly recommend staying at Hamanasi and hope to return there ourselves when the occasion arises. Craig & Alyssa Corona

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed May 5, 2008

We had a wonderful time here on our honeymoon! The staff is excellent; they make a point to learn your name and tell you theirs. Management takes time to stroll around and visit with guests. The dive and snorkling tours were excellent. Our room was spacious and nice. The continental breakfasts are great. Lots of fresh fruit, the usual cereals, plus usually a hot main dish and something sweet. And lots of fresh fruit juice.

Only downside is that if you're looking for a wide expanse of beach to lay on, the one here was a little short and steep. But the resort provides adirondack chairs and lounge chairs to use. Plus they have a nice pool.

We stayed in a honeymoon suite, but I think they get so many honeymooners that basically all of the units are "honeymoon suites." Based on what our married friends told us their honeymoon experiences were like (not here, just in general), I guess I expected a little more hoopla for us, like maybe free champagne on the first night. Although our turndown service on the first night included flowers on the bed and in the bathroom, which was nice. So I think if you want something special, just request it. They were great to work with us on anything we asked them for.

Overall, it was a fantastic trip in a beautiful paradise! I would love to go back.

  • Liked — Convenient to some of the bestdive spots in Belize, plus the Mayan ruins
  • Disliked — Beach was not what I expected
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 1, 2008

We expected a great stay at Hamanasi from all the wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor, and Hamanasi delivered. It was the perfect honeymoon. We stayed in the honeymoon treehouse, which was unbelievable. A beautiful spacious inside, with a huge deck complete with a hot tub. The floral turndown every night was a great touch. We also had a private dinner on our deck one night which was perfect. The food was amazing, and King fixes up some of the best mixed drinks I've ever had.

The whole staff at Hamanasi is top notch. From the management, to the waitstaff, to the kitchen staff, to the maintenance workers, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We took a fishing trip and brought back a big grouper and tuna, which the kitchen cooked to perfection. I have really never been to a place with such wonderful staff.

The adventures were a blast. We snorkeled, fished, did the Mayflower hike, the Jaguar Preserve, and the cabe tubing/ziplining. All the guides were knowledgeable and fun.

Hopkins is also a great town. Don't miss out on going to karaoke. It is a blast. My husband and I will undoubtedly return for one of our anniversaries. Thank you Hamanasi!

  • Liked — The friendly staff, the food and drinks, the adventures, everything!
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2008

Beach, ocean and rainforest hiking. The Myan ruins, Monkey river boating, caves, waterfalls and awesome diving. Oh, and very friendly people who speak English as a first language (thanks to the British, for better or worse). Thats Belize and that was our honeymoon and it was great. The Hamanasi is the perfect home in between it all. We had one of the tree level houses and it was awesome, great room, nice showers and awesome front porch. The food was surprisingly very good, different menu every night and very friendly bar to look forward to after a day of activity. The Hamanasi staff offers numerous day activities. One tip, have cash with you, there are no ATM's. You can put everything on your "tab" but you'll want money for tips and peace of mind. All in, we recommend Hamanasi for Honeymooners, couples in general and those who want beach and adventure, or just some peace in a beautiful place. Not recommended for singles looking to hook up. Resorts in Belize are not cheap, but overall, they deliver very good value for your money.

  • Liked — Nice rooms and very good food
  • Disliked — Nothing to put here
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 Green Hotel in Hopkins
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Hopkins
#1 Romantic 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 Resort Belize/Hopkins

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