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Nestled between the lush Maya Mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Hamanasi is a special place from which you can explore the best of Belize on and offshore. A secluded, intimate boutique resort located on the beach south of Hopkins, Hamanasi sits on hundreds of feet of Caribbean Sea beachfront surrounded by tropical flora on the finest stretch of beach in Belize. Let the warm tropical breezes melt away your hectic life for the laid-back pace of Belize!

Your daily adventures will begin and end in the casual elegance of Hamanasi Dive & Adventure Resort. You'll be able to kick back and soak in the ocean air in the Great House or by the pool. If you fancy take a swim in the warm Caribbean waters or enjoy a tropical cocktail at the bar. The friendly staff will greet you with warm smiles and attentive service. Of course, Hamanasi's Adventure Center, housing the dive & snorkel center will service you on-premises.

Hamanasi features:
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms with casually elegant decor, hardwood furnishings and Central American folk art. 9 intimate, private treehouses raised on stilts are set in a coast forest surrounded by orchids and birds. 2 honeymoon suites and 12 beachfront and beachfront deluxe rooms boast breathtaking ocean views.
  • King or double queen beds with comfortable mattresses, plush linens, air conditioning, ceiling fans, private porches and colorful Mexican tiled bathrooms in all rooms.
  • The Great House, reminiscent of a plantation home, which is the heart of all activity. Here you will find the lobby, reception, gift shop, restaurant, bar and wrap-around veranda.
  • Dining indoors or on the veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea. A delicious menu is rich in fresh seafood, healthy, light dishes and international cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Fresh bread and pastries are baked daily. Scrumptious desserts served.
  • Cozy bar with comfortable furnishings ideal for relaxing. Fine wines, champagne, spirits and fresh tropical drinks available.
  • Curved, freshwater infinity pool with brick decking. Beach chairs, hammocks and beach towels provided.
  • Lush gardens bursting with tropical flowers, shrubs, orchids and fruit trees. Enjoy hummingbirds and butterflies playfully darting amongst the explosion of colors.
  • Full-service Belize scuba diving and snorkeling center with a full line of rental equipment and boats.
  • Professionally trained guides eager to unlock Belize's many mysteries and wonders for you!
Hamanasi, a Belize eco-resort, promotes responsible, sustainable nature based eco-tourism! The hotel is nestled in 21 acres of rare coastal forest teeming with birds, flora and orchids.

Hamanasi is located on a 12-mile stretch of beautiful beach near the village of Hopkins, Belize from which you can explore more reef and more inland attractions than any other place in Belize. There is no better place in Belize to experience the culture and access more of the country from one location!

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You will slumber in a stately four-poster king bed made of Belizean hardwood or two mahogany queen beds, each with a sustainable organic Savvy Rest mattress. Every treehouse has air conditioning, louvered windows, ceiling fans, and full-size sofa that can be made into a double bed. The spacious bathroom has double vanities and a shower with a 5-foot window and skylight. Relax on your porch in comfortable mixed hardwood chairs or a hammock. The primary attraction of the treehouse is privacy. Each is freestanding without a room above, below, or directly beside it. Because of the surrounding trees, you may see up close a plethora of birds.
Deluxe Tree House Bed
Deluxe Treehouse
The en suite bar area has a dining table, stocked mini-bar, coffee maker, and bottled water. Tiles adorn the commodious bathroom, which boasts double vanities, plenty of storage space and his and her robes. You will enjoy views of tropical vegetation through the expansive window in the huge shower with twin shower heads. In a separate room is a draped king bed with an organic Savvy Rest mattress. Unwind on lounge chairs or in the jacuzzi on the wrap-around veranda serenaded by tropical birds.
Beachfront room
These rooms have either a king bed or two queen beds handcrafted of Belizean hardwoods, each with an extremely comfortable organic Savvy Rest mattress. Additionally, all rooms have a sofa that can be made into a full size bed. You can enjoy the refreshing Caribbean cross breeze through louvered windows, or revert to using the ceiling fan or AC. The colorfully tiled bathrooms have plenty of space to store your toiletries. Lounge in the hammock on your private porch where you'll have a view of our beach, dock, and infinity pool. You'll enjoy sunrise and sunset from our Beachfront Rooms!
Beachfront Suite
The large bedroom has a romantically draped four-poster king bed made of Belizean Barba jolote wood and an organic Savvy Rest mattress. The room opens into a comfortable sitting area with a sofa and chairs. Walls are painted in soothing, tropical tones and the ceiling is vaulted with exposed barba jolote beams. Kick back in mixed hardwood deck chairs or a cozy hammock on the porch with views through lush foliage to the Caribbean Sea. For a honeymoon in Belize or just a romantic getaway, with so much space, comfort and romance, you'll never want to leave our Beachfront Suite!
Beachfront Plus
Enter to a room with a mahogany king bed and a table and chairs. In the adjacent room, there are two twin beds. You’ll slumber peacefully on the organic Savvy Rest mattresses. Both rooms have their own entrance to the shared bathroom. The beachfront plus rooms are conveniently located near the Great House, swimming pool, and beach. Kick back in the porch hammock and enjoy the sea breeze and sounds of nature!


Life in an underwater world

Hamanasi Adventure

5-8 Day Itinerary
  • Snorkel & search for marine life
  • Explore the rainforest & ruins
  • River tube in a wildlife sanctuary
  • Choose from a menu of activities
Archaeological Site Visits, Fishing, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
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Diving excursion

Hamanasi Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Hike around a mountain lake
  • Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kayak down the Sittee River
  • Snorkel at Glovers Reef Atoll
Archaeological Site Visits, Fishing, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
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Snorkeling among the coral reef system

Hamanasi Adventure

5 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the jungle and Mayan ruins
  • Set your own schedule
  • Snorkel and look for wildlife
Archaeological Site Visits, Fishing, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Tour Details

The Hamanasi Adventure Center

There is a lifetime’s worth of adventures to be had during your vacation in Belize. Not sure what to choose? No worries, that’s where we come in! At Hamanasi you’ll have access to our full-service Adventure Center. Our experienced Belizean team will work with you before and after arrival. We’ll make sure you find and schedule the right adventures for YOUR interests and craft the perfect Belize vacation. Our highly trained guides can’t wait to share the wonders of Belize with you, and we’ll make sure that you arrive with any needed forms and certifications for all your planned adventures. Our goal is for you to have a hassle-free, vacation experience of a lifetime!

Explore Pristine Rainforest and Ancient Ruins (Our Inland Adventures)

Step back in time and discover ancient Mayan archeological sites. Listen to a cacophony of birds as you hike in the Jaguar Preserve. Drift past crocodiles and egrets while spotting iguanas lounging in trees. Explore mysterious caves hidden in the rainforest. With Hamanasi, experience these inland adventures and so much more.  And don't worry, you can decide what you want to do after you arrive!

This selection of our most popular inland tours are included in Hamanasi's packages at no extra cost.

Mayflower Jungle & Waterfall Hike - Just a short drive from Hamanasi is a thrilling hike through the rainforest leading to a waterfall. The Antelope Falls hike is a very rigorous, steep trek to a nearly 1000-foot waterfall with an incredible top view all the way to the Caribbean Sea. Further up the falls is a dipping pool perfect for cooling off.

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve -  Near Hamanasi is the world's only jaguar preserve, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Ringed on three sides by the Maya Mountains and towering Victoria's Peak, the Basin's 128,000 acres is also home to jaguarundi, margays, ocelots, pumas, deer, howler monkeys and tapirs.

Cave & Jungle Adventure - Attention cave lovers, hikers and birders! You won't want to miss this adventure! Traveling past citrus orchards on the gorgeous Hummingbird Highway you will reach St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park. This park is in one of Belize's oldest jungles dense with large, hardwood trees. The main feature of this adventure is St. Herman's Cave, one of three sacred caves at the park filled with stalactites, stalagmites and ancient Mayan pottery shards.

Tropical Birding - Attention birders! From Toucans to Parrots to Laughing Falcons, you will have the opportunity to view some of the 600 species of birds in Belize. Never gone birding before? No worries! Our guides will introduce birding to you and possibly make a birder out of you! Avid birder? Perfect! Belize has many species waiting to be added to your life list!

Red Bank Birding (Seasonal) - The Scarlet Macaw is one of the most magnificent -- and threatened -- birds in the parrot family. Just one hour south of Hamanasi is the Mayan village of Red Bank where in February and March it is the winter home for nearly 100 Scarlet Macaws. During these months Hamanasi guests have the opportunity to observe and enjoy these wonderfully colored birds in the wild - definitely one for a birder's life list!

Jungle River Canoeing - From its origin deep within the Maya Mountains the Sittee River snakes its way to the sea with its mouth just south of Hopkins. Our trip starts near the Creole village of Sittee River and slowly heads towards the ocean.

Magical Mayan History Tour - If you ever wanted to learn a lot about the Maya here is your chance! After a scenic drive along with the Hummingbird and Western Highways, we first explore the Mayan ruin of Xunantunich (pronounced Shu-nan-tu-nitch), or Stone Maiden. Located near the Guatemalan border, a hand-cranked ferry will take you across the Belize River to this major ceremonial center situated high on a limestone ridge with a panoramic view of the Cayo District. The main pyramid, El Castillo, has detailed stucco friezes and steps that you can climb all the way to the top.

Jaguar Preserve Night Hike - Visit the natural habitat of some of Belize's nocturnal animals in the world's only jaguar preserve! Your chances are good at seeing some fresh wild cat tracks. If you are very lucky, you may even see an elusive jaguarundi, puma, jaguar, or ocelot. Other animals you are likely to encounter on a night walk are foxes, opossums, kinkajous, agoutis and coatimundis. Do you like creepy crawlies? Here's your opportunity to see scorpions, spiders and snakes. There is something captivating about experiencing the rainforest at night!

Explore the World's 2nd Longest Barrier Reef (Reef Adventures)

Belize boasts the longest stretch of coral in the western hemisphere and has 3 of the 4 Caribbean atolls. Whether you are a diver, snorkeler or angler, there is a part of the Belize Barrier Reef that will appeal to you - and Hamanasi can take you there!   Best of all, you can decide what you want to do after you arrive -- less stress!  Our experienced guides and staff will make sure you find adventures you'll love, and show you the world-class service that ranks Hamanasi #1 in Belize on TripAdvisor.

Our popular Belize Barrier Reef tours are included in Hamanasi's packages at no extra cost.

Southern Barrier Reef Diving - Hamanasi dive trips explore areas in and around the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, the largest marine reserve in Belize, spanning from just north of Tobacco Caye to a cut five miles south of South Water Caye called Grand Channel. The trip out to the Southern Barrier Reef is ten miles and it takes 30-40 minutes to get to the first dive site. This pristine southern section of the reef sees few divers and is typically a wall dive that is interspersed with sand channels and spur and groove sections. With literally dozens of dive sites, Hamanasi divemasters will show you a wide variety of this area.

Barrier Reef Snorkeling - Belize boasts the Western Hemisphere's longest continuous barrier reef, approximately 185 miles of coral formations with a large variety of marine life. The pristine Southern Barrier Reef offers several different snorkeling sites for beginners and experienced snorkelers. With visibility usually ranging between 60 ft/18/m to 100ft/30m snorkelers love Belize's shallow reefs, channels, and gentle currents where they often have close encounters with eagle rays, tarpon, cleaner fish, stingrays, octopus and even dolphins.


Hamanasi Facilities

Elegant Rooms
Your daily adventures will begin and end in the casual elegance of Hamanasi Dive & Adventure Resort where our friendly staff with greet you with warm smiles and attentive service. Unwind in spacious, comfortable accommodations with a casually elegant décor featuring handcrafted hardwood furnishings and Central American folk art.  Sleep amidst the jungle canopy in our private treehouses or enjoy the breathtaking ocean views from beachfront rooms.

The Great House
You’ll be able to kick back and soak in the ocean air on the veranda of our Great House, reminiscent of a plantation home, which is the heart of all activity. Inside you will find the lobby, reception, gift shop, restaurant, library and bar. For incredible panoramic views of the Caribbean and the Maya Mountains climb to the Lookout on top of the Great House — perfect for sunrise and sunset!

Freshwater Pool
Lounge beside our freshwater infinity pool with a tropical cocktail and a good book.  Beach chairs, hammocks and beach towels are provided.  If you prefer to take your swim in the warm Caribbean waters, it’s just stepping away.

Decadent Dining
At Hamanasi tantalize your taste buds in our Singanga* restaurant. Choose to dine in casually elegant surroundings either under the magnificent trusses inside the Great House, on the veranda or al fresco on the deck. The many cultures of Belize inspire our cuisine. Every effort is made to source the finest local ingredients and have them delivered from the farm to your table, pure and fresh. Organic produce is used from our edible garden, which you are welcome to tour.

In Hopkins, you can enjoy a friendly game of pool or dance to a punta beat. Check out the Lebeha Drumming Center where you can learn to drum Garifuna style. In the bar, we have a variety of board games and a chess table. In our library, we have a host of documentary films for your viewing. During the day if you are not out on an adventure, explore the area on one of our bikes or try out the waters in one of our sea kayaks or paddleboards. We have a mini reef growing under our dock which is great to snorkel, but watch out! Don’t do it when boats are coming & going.  And, of course, you can mingle with other interesting travelers in Hamanasi’s bar!




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