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hamanasi resort, part 3 by alex and julie

Hamanasi balcony

One of the things we loved most about Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort was the fantastic setting of the resort. We spent every afternoon in Belize at the pool, which offered amazing and much-needed relaxation after all of our activities. We loved spending time reading in the lounge chairs while being shaded by palm trees. Drink service and food service was offered at the pool—we even had ice cream delivered there! One of our favorite times of day at Hamanasi was Happy Hour from 4-6PM every day when the resort provided delicious snacks for guests. During this time we got to try lionfish tenders (an eco-friendly snack because lionfish destroy reef ecosystems!), ceviche, and chips and dips. The snacks and drink specials varied every day so we never got bored.

Hamanasi arch

Hamanasi also offered a number of complimentary activities for times when we wanted to be more active at the resort. Alex loved playing corn hole on the sand, and we saw lots of guests using the kayaks and paddle boards in the ocean every day. The ocean itself was as warm as a bathtub and definitely had some waves which made swimming a fun adventure. Hamanasi is located on a long stretch of beautiful beach which was great for walks and exploring the nearby resorts. While we didn’t have a chance to use them, guests could also borrow free bikes to ride into the town of Hopkins which we were told was only about five minutes away.

Hamanasi food

Another major highlight at Hamanasi was the food. Breakfast is complimentary for all guests, and includes not only a buffet but also a large menu of made to order dishes. We enjoyed different types of eggs everyday along with something sweet like pancakes, French toast or waffles. We also loved the many types of fresh, delicious juices available. Lunch always began with a delicious tropical fruit salsa and chips—I wish we had salsa that good at home! Dinners were also great at Hamanasi, and the menu had different specials each day which kept things interesting. Our favorite dinner was the Singaga seafood platter for two, a seafood feast of grilled shrimp, fried calamari, and blackened fish.

Alex at Hamanasi

The element that made Hamanasi stand out the most was its fantastic staff. Every single staff member we encountered went above and beyond in helping guests have perfect stays. Whether it was opening tomato sauce for calamari dipping at dinner (guilty) to providing ice to keep our water bottles cold, the staff continuously went out of their ways to make our stay great.  Each staff member took the time to remember our names and we loved being greeted by everyone as we walked around the property!

Thanks to everyone at Hamansi for the fantastic experience, and we hope to have the chance to come back soon!

Comments

  1. It’s true that great staff really makes the vibe of a place sing. This sounds lovely.

  2. Oh this place looks heavenly!
    A quiet afternoon by the pool sounds like a perfect way to spend a day.
    I am going to have to do a little more digging and see if this is a possibility.

  3. Melanie says:

    It sounds like the perfect amount of relaxation and activity. I could definitely the drink service after a fun day kayaking.

  4. Wow! I’ve never been to a place where the included free breakfast was more than just a buffet! I love that it also offers a menu.

  5. What a lovely resort. I am most tempted by the food options. I hope then have enough vegan dishes on their menu. For me, the most important factor in any service sector is the attitude of the staff. I am glad you found good ones in Hamanasi. Cheers!

  6. It looks lovely. I’ve never been to the ocean. Hamanasi looks like a great place to visit

  7. What a beautiful place. I am so jealous I want to be here relaxing in the sun. Adding this to my must visit places. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous place.

  8. The food can be great and the scenery can be great but sometimes the resort/hotel staff makes a trip so much more enjoyable. It sounds like they were on top of things. P.S. Belize is on my bucket list!

  9. Your trip sounds wonderful and reminds me of a sailing trip I went on in the Grenadines several years ago. I love that area of the world.

  10. Ice cream at the pool? Sold!
    Belize is one of my favorite dive spots! Have to check out this resort!

  11. What a beautiful place looks so quant and tranquil the type of spot I would love to vacation. We visited Belize but we were only one day and we loved it. We must plan a come back soon and stay for few days.

  12. Kristin says:

    What a gorgeous resort! I can see why you’d want to go back!

  13. Lois I. Van Dahm says:

    Lois, this sounds like an ideal place for a Lois Club convention!

  14. Wow, this place looks beautiful! I’d love to be able to go someday. So relaxing!

  15. Seems like a really lovely property especially for the one who want to relax and have fun at the same time. Beautiful pictures 🙂

  16. What a fabulous place, perfect for weekend getaway. I love such resorts, that focuses on catering to every need of its guests. Even I would be considering going back again when the place is so lovely.

  17. İt seems nice place and you had fun. Good shots about place. I really love seafood so your comments on them are charming. Grilled kalamari and shrimps taste good. Thanks for sharing ()

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