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Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort is an all-inclusive luxury resort in the village of Hopkins on the Belizean coast, catering to travelers and families looking for adventurous outings along Belize's Caribbean coast or in the country's forested interior.

The hotel offers accommodations in its Treehouse Rooms and Deluxe Treehouse Rooms, spacious and private rooms placed atop stilts with tall windows and balconies running the width of the room looking down over the jungle canopy. Guests can also choose to stay in one of the resort's Beachfront Rooms or Suites, all of which feature a porch or balcony looking over the palm-lined coastline and are just steps from the resort's sandy shore.

Meals are served in the restaurant on the second floor of the resort's central building, which offers airy balcony seats overlooking the pool and beach or in its indoor dining area. The downstairs bar is open daily with happy hour and appetizers taking place each afternoon.

The resort specializes in offering tours and amenities for those looking to remain active on their travels. Their Adventure Center can take guests through the range of land and reef tours that are offered with their guides and outfit guests with all of the necessary equipment for these tours. The guests only need to show up at the resort's dock or lodge meeting place at the given time, and all other preparations are handled for them. Tours include family-friendly and specialty adventures, such as diving and snorkeling at the Belize barrier reef, waterfall hikes, jungle canopy zip lining, tropical birding, and Mayan historical ruins and cultural tours. In-room massages and treatments can also be booked.

The resort makes an effort at working with environmentally sound practices, with small things such as eliminating single-use plastic packaging, using locally made bars of natural soap in their rooms, and giving guests complimentary water bottles to discourage the use plastic water bottles on tours.

The most enjoyable trait of the resort is its careful attention to detail in making the guest experience the best one possible. Each member of the staff takes the time to introduce themselves, and they will greet you by name for the rest of your stay. They take the time to check in on your comfort, ask how your tours went, remember your dietary preferences at the restaurant, and personally thank you for your stay and ask if you can think of any aspect that they could work to improve. You will feel like friends with the staff, down to the landscapers and tour guides who were each beyond friendly. Rooms include details like large windows and bathroom skylights that let the natural light in, but they layout doesn't sacrifice privacy, and the secondary room checks to replenish clean towels in the late afternoon showed a tremendous attention to detail.

Hamanasi offers a fleet of bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards for free daytime use of all guests, and there are plenty of oversized lounge chairs, hammocks, and beach games along their stretch of beachfront and pool deck, which affords either privacy or a more social setting. A small rooftop deck offers amazing views of the sunsets and sunrises.

Guests can reach the resort by driving or flying into nearby Dangriga Airstrip and arranging pickup through the resort shuttle. The qualities that give the resort the feel of a uniquely boutique hotel set on a spacious and beautifully landscaped stretch of coastal jungle are recognized in numerous awards for their eco-friendly practices and overall experience. More information can be found at Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Price per night

$161+/night

Pros

Refreshing lodging experience.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Reservations possible

Yes

Reservation phone number

1 (844) 235-4930

Features

Potable water
Wi-Fi
Continental breakfast
Near lake or river
Beachfront
Electricity
Family friendly
Showers
Swimming pool
Big vistas
Bird watching
Air conditioning

Access

Vehicle

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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