This visit to Hamanasi was my second this year. My first time was the best vacation I had ever had. This time I was part of a group from Mississippi coming to assist the nearby village with pet overpopulation and health problems.
I find myself wanting to get choked up writing about the experience. Hamanasi as a whole was so supportive of the effort. Never have I had the pleasure to work with a group of people that were more helpful. The atmosphere of care and love that the staff shows spreads like warm water over the guests at the resort, and before you know it, you've made friends with everyone - staff and guests - at Hamanasi.
The feeling of support for the vet team I was with (The Jungle Vets, as we were nicknamed) was amazing. Guests supported our efforts with donations not only of their money, but with their time. One guest spent an entire morning with us volunteering at the vet clinic while he was on his vacation, and another couple -on their honeymoon!- spent a few hours volunteering at the clinic, all of them providing much needed help.
When we weren't working, we enjoyed the excursions Hamanasi has to offer. And they offer so many, you will find yourself wanting to return again and again. I have seen Mayan ruins, gone cave tubing, hiked a mountain to swim in a waterfall (Mayflower hike - not for the weak of heart !), gone down the Monkey River, snorkeled and spent a day on the Toucan Play catamaran... and I still have a list of things I want to do when I return to Hamanasi.
If you are looking for a vacation with a lot of people, loud night life, HBO and Showtime, and a business center-- this is not your vacation. If you are looking for romance, beauty, adventure, great food, outdoor fun and a chance to meet some fabulous people that always have a smile on their face, I cannot recommend anyplace in the world more than Hamanasi.
- 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