Where to stay in Belize
Hamanasi Eco resort in exotic Belize is in a prime location, half way down the country’s coastline. It is situated on the picture perfect sandy beach of the Hopkins village area, .
The hotel, although owned by Americans, is all about preserving the environment of this paradise destination. Open for nearly two decades, this beautiful high end resort is still expanding with plans for new deluxe rooms to be built. The gorgeous two bedroom suite we stayed in had a beach and pool view. A hammock on the porch was shaded by the jungle trees.
|Beach house bunk up|
The rooms are luxurious with tiled bathrooms, eco products and colourful artwork. There were flower petals on the bed and a personal welcome message written on a tree leaf!
|Tropical dreams await!|
The hotel is a peaceful tropical haven but guests are encouraged to explore. On its doorstep are all the wonders of the coast, countryside and culture this little gem of a country has to offer.
|Welcome to Hamanasi|
Stay Belize and have an avdenture!
Hamanasi has its own Adventure Centre. It caters for guests wanting to dive or snorkel off the stunning barrier reef. the reefs here are teeming with colourful fish, corals, turtles and rays.
If water sports aren’t your thing you can go bird watching or horse riding. You can even try zip wiring through the jungle canopy or visit the nearby Mayan ruins. This special hotel even has its own sustainability manager Seleem Chan.
|Healthy eating at Hamanasi!|
Hamanasi – eco resort
Seleem showed us around the organic garden which grows vegetables for the hotel restaurant. They also have an extensive composting scheme. Recycled bottles from the hotel are used to line the edges of the paths. They are also crushed up and mixed into cement to make the flagstones through the gardens and around the grounds.
Seleem also works with every department of the hotel to set sustainability targets for each part of the business, and staff are encouraged to come forward with ideas.
The hotel also supports other eco schemes. Hamanasi supports pack with a purpose, where travelers save some space in their luggage to bring in supplies needed for local community projects. They also support the local school where supplies are distributed to the children once a month.
|Caribbean colour show|
Belize – stunning seascape
The Hamanasi hotel has its own small pier. We headed out in a group on the ‘Adventure Belize’, to go snorkeling on the South water Caye marine reserve.
Friendly staff look after the guests extremely well from start to finish and make sure everyone has the best experience possible.
|Sail out to sea with the Hamansai team|
The water is myriad shades of blue and green and clear as glass. Colourful fish and sea life abound here because of the extensive reef system. Most of this coral wonderland is still pristine.
Stay Belize – rest at the Hamanasi eco resort
Back at the hotel, the elegant restaurant and reception area have handcrafted hardwood furnishings and quirky central American folk art. You can chill here or on the veranda with some snacks and a cocktail while checking out the free Wifi before dinner.
If you want somewhere a little different to sleep there is the option of some private tree houses as well as the beach front rooms.
|Hang out at Hamansai|
Here, the sea meets the skyline in a seamless stripe of clearest blue. That infinity landscape, is one of the most beautiful views in the world to wake up to.
|Fall in love with Belize|
If you live in the US it’s only a short flight to Belize from Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami or New York. If you live further afield I can assure you – it’s worth the trip
|The end of the pier show|
When you head to the jungle stay at the Parrot Nest Lodge in a fabulous tree house!