“Hamanasi Guest Book ~ December 2015″

“You have made our stay amazing in so many ways! Every detail from friendly service to a warm smile. Perfect!”

Kevin and Brenda Walker, Boynton Beach, FL

“This place is top notch. Wonderful people, accommodations and beautiful scenery.  This ranks at the top of my vacations – just keep up the great work, I will return.”

Jon and Marissa Palmer, San Antonio TX

“Felt like we were at the Ritz Carlton. Every need was anticipated and taken care of before we even asked.”

Kathryn and Mitch Drew, Rye, NH

“What a perfect experience. Perfect balance of reef and jungle.”

Laura and John Little, Cambridge, MA

“LOVE that you are eco-friendly, that was a big reason we booked here. Great that you are expanding to solar, water collection, etc.

Jennifer and Scott Bullard, Truckee, CA

“You guys have a wonderful resort with the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Tyler and Kendal McCarty, West End, NC

“We loved how everything was! Keep doing what you are doing!

Riley and Catherine Weaver, Glenn Allen, MS

“You guys do an awesome job greeting people and knowing their names. Love their efforts and programs in place for composting and recycling.”

Jacob Hardi and Family, Camarillo, CA

“Everyone was friendly, all made me feel at home.”

Judy Cowan, Boynton Beach, FL

“I didn’t realize all the eco-friendly efforts of Hamanasi but loved reading and hearing about. The gardens all impressive, you have inspired me to be more eco-friendly. I love the water bottle concept.  The citrus basil water was so yummy.”

Krista Laperle, Worthington, OH

“Keep getting feedback from your guests and holding yourself to the highest standard. There is a reason your resort is the best!  Great service all around.”

Ariel and Jamie Dalton, Hunting Beach, CA

“You have done a great job. You mastered the resort/excursion/relaxation vacation experience. We were extremely impressed how everyone made efforts to know our names.  How special you exceed expectations!”

Amy Bender, Forthworth, TX

“Meet Our Team ~ Evan Martinez”

evanEvan, affectionately known around the dive team as “Groovy”, is one of Hamanasi’s newest snorkeling guides. A certified Belize Tour Guide, Evan joined the Hamanasi marine team in March 2014, bringin his big smile and even bigger personality with him. Coming from Hopkins village, Evan, as well as his friends, has a passion for diving and removing the dreaded lionfish from our reefs…..as well as a nice cold afternoon beer. Over the last year Evan has made a real impact on the marine team, dedicating his time to furthering his dive training, completing his rescue diver earlier this year, and is now just days away from becoming a certified PADI Divemaster.

“Hamanasi Guest Book ~ November 2015″

“Everything was perfect!”

Jim Blairs & Jenny Weyler, Shrewsburg, MA

“We were constantly amazed by the green efforts around the grounds and loved every moment.”

Anna Robinson & Nico Ager, Brooklyn. NY

“Awesome to see a resort doing everything they can to conserve this beautiful place.”

Cathy Heshmat

“We thoroughly enjoyed out visit. We were able to relax, rest and unplug.  Thank You!”

Melissa & Tom Skiavo, Alexandria, VA

“Amazing Service!”

Travis and Sina Pelleymounter, Tampa, FL

“Continue your excellent service to guests and community. We loved it here J.”

Vince Colunga, Austin, TX

“Your staff is special – it was so wonderful to be recognized by name and have our preferences remembered.”

Janet & Boyce Fender, Hockessin, DE

“Everyone is always smiling and greeting made us feel at home. Gave personal service.  Had a wonderful vacation!  Thank you Hamanasi!”

Sanjiv & Hema Bhakta, Biloxi, MS

“Quite amazing! Everything was perfect!

Margaret Kerr, United Kingdom

“Your doing such an amazing job.”

Brad & Chelsea Gruters, Flagstaff, AZ

“Lovely to know they are doing so much to promote preservation of this beautiful country and tis natural resources.”

Steve & Julia Liska, Chicago, IL

 

“Happy Hour Drink Special: Christmas Breeze”

Ambro’s Happy Hour Drink special for today is ~ Christmas breeze!

1 ounce hyper vodka,

1 ounce 1 barrel dark rum,

ambro drink3/4 ounce lime juice

shake well together with mint leaves and 3 ounce sprite with a dash of grenadine syrup.

Serve on ice, sit back, relax and enjoy!

“Hamanasi Guest Book ~ October 2015″

“There was nothing we would have changed. Hamanasi made our honeymoon the best we could have imagined.  Thank you!

Megan & Steven Reese, Rio Osso, CA

“Hard to improve on perfection. We are in the travel and service industry and we know how difficult it is to achieve what you have here at Hamanasi!”

Blane & Stephanie Henderson, Elmhurst, IL

“We were totally impressed by this resort but the eco-friendliness of this resort took it to the highest. You are doing the best, keep on doing it.”

Zahra Boostani, Moraga, CA

“It is nice to see the resort taking steps to protect the environment. It is definitely the most eco-friendly resort/hotel we have every stayed at.”

Ed and Casey Steinmetz,

“Keep doing what you are doing! We don’t want to go home.”

Stephanie Price, Philadelphia, PA

“I believe other resorts can learn from Hamanasi’s management and over all style.”

Ken and Kelly Miller, Lufkin, TX

“I honestly could not think of any way you could improve the service. I always appreciate a facility that someway encourages water conservation.”

Mark Richardson, Austin, TX

“Love it like it is. Wonderful to involve staff in community service.”

Robbie & Ronnie McGill, Queen Creek, AZ

“Thanks for a great time. I love Hamanasi!  Love all the “green” touches.  I learned how to green at home in many ways.”

Greg & Kathie Horman, Poway, CA

“You guys are super! We felt such wonderful hospitality.”

Bill & Tammy Woods, Stillwater, OK

“Everything perfect!”

Pascal & Caroline Fragniere, Switzerland

“We loved our stay and Hamanasi’s little touches that make it feel extra special. The private dinner, the massage package, the adorable ways the napkins are folded.  Wonderful service and a beautiful resort!”

Ann & Grant Fraistat, College Park, MD

“Keep doing what you’re doing! Thank you for a wonderful trip.  I really applaud all your attention to detail on the green efforts and education.  Really makes the resort stand out and puts you at the trip of the list for a return trip.”

Shelly & Miguel Gorordo, Saint Petersburg, FL

“Meet Our Team ~ Kenneth “John” Augustine”

kennethOur guests are a big part of our family, and each week our family grows. Many guests return to visit us year after year, and conversations carry on like they were never gone.

Our wonderful team is made up of so many exceptional individuals and we want to introduce just some of them to you.

This month we would like you to meet Kenneth. Kenneth, or John as some people know him, has been working at Hamanasi as a part of our bar and restaurant staff for 5 years. He can always be found sharing a good conversation with guests while he whisks up a new cocktail concoction for them.

Originally from San Ignacio in the Cayo district of Belize, Kenneth has a passion for travel and often does just that in his free time. That is, of course when he is not simply enjoying some time with his gorgeous son and step-daughter.

As like any bartender, Kenneth is always ready to offer a recommendation if you cannot quite decide for form of hydration you would like. His favourite drink is his ‘King Kong’ because, he says, it is just a deliciously perfect dessert cocktail!

“Food and Fete ~ A Celebration Of Garifuna Cuisine”

Collage 2015-11-15 19_53_11 (3)On November 13th, 2015 our Excective Chef Marcia Nunez and Sous Chef Jane Martinez both Garifuna Hopkins natives competed with Belcampo Lodge, Walucos, Aasha’s Kitchen, Laru Beya and Jaguar Reef Lodge for a culinary battle celebrating Garifuna Garinagu Cuisine to which we walked away as the Gran Price Winners.    Main course was pan seared Baruru with #lionfish along side calaloo and chaya dressed in coconut milk.  Dessert was a cassava crème brule and the drink was “Sahua” with fever crossed and a dash of brandy.

Even with the weather conditions of down pour rain, wind and limited kitchen accessories the girls kept their wits and were are so proud of you Marcia and Jane for a job well done.  Hamanasi is so proud to have in both in their team!

‘Hamanasi Guest Book ~ September 2015″

“It is great to see the commitment to keeping Belize pristine/natural.”

Brian Sullivan, Pittsburgh, PA

“The entire staff was amazing. The team at Hamanasi is exceptional. The handwork, hot humid weather, nothing stops them from being helpful and friendly.”

Steve and Angie Harwanko, Cary, NC

“This place is great. We loved our stay. Family friendly, adventures, fun, family oriented..Awesome!”

Jamie Saylor, Vienna, VA

“Your services are top notch!”

Cynthia Jevons, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

“Our stay was magnificent. Sorry it was so short. We have to come back soon.”

Cynthia Roach, Tracy, CA

“Hamanasi Guest Book ~ July 2015″

“Stay Small! This feels like the perfect size place!”

Nicole Morani and Alan Stewart, St. Louis, MO

“You’ve exceeded my expectations in every way possible! Can literally not thank you enough for this trip.”

Myriam Bara, Winnipeg, MA

“Great personalized and friendly service!”

Judie and Glen Tomaszewski, Farmington Hills, MI

“Everyone was fantastic! This place is magical. Don’t stop caring about the details.”

Susanh Hannon, Lawreceville, NJ

“You guys clearly already know what you’re doing, keep following your instincts because everything was top-notch.”

Chloe and Troy Luczynski, Concord, CA

“Hold on to your outstanding employees”

Hasina and Monty Kronenberg, Pompano Beach, FL

“The best resort we have EVER been too! Made our honeymoon dreams come true. Thank you!”

Mallory and Josh Dyer, Coolidge, AZ

‘The service couldn’t be better!”

Susan Walker and Family, Wilmington, DE

“We have never experienced this level of service, knowledge and adventure. Well done, Hamanasi!

Mr. & Mrs. Stace & B. Shanes, Whichita Falls, TX

“Best vacation we have ever had. All staff go above and beyond to make our stay the best it could be!”

Michael and Tory Edwards, Whitby, ON

“Everything was fantastic! This was THE BEST honeymoon vacation we could have ever asked for. Thank you for making it our favourite trip!”

Brooke & Kyle Smith, New York, NY

“You guys are 5 star plus, can’t be beat. You’re the best.”

Alec Gotthard, Rock Island, IL

‘Everything was absolutely divine! We loved our stay.”

Nicole and Chris Ioset, San Antonio, TX

“Excellent job! Staff well trained and obviously on board with culture of Hamanasi hospitality.”

Jonathan Lindman, Augusta, GA

“Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Your attention to your guest is truly what makes the experience very enjoyable.

“Chris Colucci and Family, Golden, CO

“Our stay exceeded my expectations!”

Eric and Clare Lyerly, Hoover, AL

“Lovely! A five star place all the way!”

Alicia Keckler, Rock Island, IL

“Hamanasi Guest Book ~ April 2015″

“FLAWLESS!  Have never felt so well taken care of at any price.  Ritz Carlton could learn from you.”

Abby Holland and Family, Orinda, CA

“Your service from all staff was very impressive.  This was by far the best service we have received anywhere.  Our return to Hamansi will be largly due to the staff.”

Lory and Mike Selleck,  Land O Lakes, FL

“The whole staff was very professional and personable.”

Dan and Teri Plaso, Street Bureau, OH

“You Have a handle on everything.”

Rich & Dee Thomas, Brookfield, WI

“It was the perfect honeymoon!  Thank you Hamanasi Staff.”

Haley and Ty Trontel, Salt Lake City, UT

“All went above and beyond.  Exceptional service from everyone.”

Austin Hammar, Brookfield, CT

“Everyone is practiced at having an open heart and a ready smile.  How do you find so many happy people?  The level of detail! Nothing goes untouched.”

David and Gennara Moore, Reston, VA

“Never stayed any place where staff was so friendly.  Really felt welcome and like family.  Everyone very accommodating.”

Joseph Garner, Cheshire, CT

 “The entire staff went out of their way to make our vacation great in a beautiful place.  It was fantastic!  Great Staff.”

Laura Dec, Montville, NJ

“Everyone was friendly and never viewed a request as a burden or impossible to do.  I wouldn’t change anything.”

Kevin and Hillary Skinner, Melisa, TX