I cannot give Hamanasi a higher rating across the board. My wife and I spent a week there in July 2009 on our honeymoon and just had a delightful stay. It is a beautiful spot, with great accommodations, excellent food (!), awesome nightly drink specials and within striking distance of many of the best things to see and do. Hopkins Village is a great town, too, a short bike ride from Hamanasi, with some nice eating spots, stores, bars, a drumming center, etc. Definitely make the time to engage this wonderful place and the people who live there. Hopkins is the center of the Garifuna culture, the Afro-Caribbean community in Belize. Be sure to check out some Garifuna music and to stop by Rosie's restaurant to get a personal history lesson on this rich and proud culture!
What makes Hamanasi the best resort in all of Belize, though, is the staff. From the management to trip guides, to the folks who work at the restaurant, to the cleaning and grounds staffs, EVERYONE is just amazingly friendly, positive and helpful. Not only did we feel like we got A+ service, but we made many personal connections with staff members and came to think of them as our friends by the end of our stay... King, Mark, Julie and so many more that we could never list them all here. Hamanasi is a very special place. VERY SPECIAL!
Oh, yeah, and stay in one of the treehouses!
We spent the week after our time at Hamanasi in a nice resort up the coast from San Pedro (which is fun, but a lot more touristy) and while we had a good time there, it was nothing close to the experience we had at Hamanasi!
Thank you to everyone at Hamanasi Eco/Adventure Resort. You made our honeymoon a delight... We will be back!
Patrick and Drea
- 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