“Hamanasi Guest Book – November 2011″

From the Hamanasi Staff & Management to all of our guests that visited this past month, thank you for coming.  We hope you had a great time, and we can’t wait to have you back! Below is a selection of comments from real guests at Hamanasi this November.

“Keep up the great work – the way ALL employees interact with the guest (remembering names, asking how we are doing) is amazing.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Sara and Curtis Smith, Onancock, VA

“Best service we’ve ever had – great job!”

Greg and Jalyn Brungardt, Houston, TX

“Every0ne was friendly, professional and open.  Indeed it is the staff that makes this a 5 recommendation.  There is such a warm, friendly atmosphere at Hamanasi.  Getting my Open Water certification was a big and important step, thanks for this big success.”

Deirdre Lavrakas, Alexandria, VA

“Excellent!  Literally the beset I’ve experienced anywhere.”

Robert Lieb, Hopewell Junction, NY

“Just about perfect!  Clearly this is a very well managed and process driven business highly trained and motivated staff.  Great job!”

Charles and Molly Carey, Palm Coast, FL

“Thank you for doing your bit towards saving the planet.  Wish more were like this place.  Stay as you are.”

Rebecca and John Sanders, Dursley, England

“Really could not ask for better staff. All so wonderful.”

A. Black and C. Swain, Pacifica, CA

“Y’all did a great job.  We loved how we were “Becca and Kurt” and not room 6 or credit card #.”

Kurt and Becca Jostes, New Orleans, LA

“We say improvements each day.  I am rethinking how to be even more eco-friendly myself.   Great job!”

Johnathan & CJ Noe, Pikeville, KY

“Entire staff was exceptional and made us feel very welcome.”

Andrew and Fawn Curran, Cohasset, MA

Hamanasi Guest Book – June 2010

“Thank you” to all of our guests for June, 2010!  We hope your Hamanasi and Belizean adventures were everything you imagined and more!  Below are some of the comments from guests that visited during June.  We hope to see each and everyone one of you yet again.

All the best from the Management and Staff of Hamanasi ~

“Best vacation of our lives!  Couldn’t have picked a better place to honeymoon”

Robert and Caitlin DeStefano, Woburn, MA

“Beautiful surroundings!”

Vicki and Eric Batterton, Delaware, OH

“It’s so beautiful here.  Every night the walk to our room was fragranced with the perfume of tropical flora.  We relaxed in hammocks strung between coconut laden palms.  Perfect honeymoon!”

Lindsay and Scott Gaspari, Woodstock, IL

“We had the best honeymoon ever!  thanks for the GREAT memories!”

Adam and Leanne Fleet, Pittsburgh, PA

“The family had a wonderful vacation.  The trip of a lifetime.  Thank you!’

Sharon and Les Arnold, Memphis, TN

“Thank you to all the Hamanasi staff!  This experience has been amazing and so personal!  Everything has been perfect and you have made our honeymoon so memorable!”

Chris and Andrea Clark,  Worcester, MA

“Every meal left us stuffed!  It was better than anywhere I’ve ever been!  The staff was better than anywhere else in the world!  We got to know each one, which is very unusual!  I will miss them all!”

Lexie and Dick Graf, Selah, WA

“You should be very proud of your eco efforts.  There is such pride in Belize and it shows.”

The Phillips Family, Fairplay, CO

“I was amazed that everyone knew our names, were genuinely sincere and care, and took care of our every need!”

Terry and Susie Campbell, Fort Collins, CO

“Every meal was outstanding!  Being greeted by friendly, smiling faces that truly cared and calling us by name really made us feel special.”

Amy and Rich Welch, Irmo, SC

“Food was excellent, service outstanding!  Everyone made us feel special.”

Ed and Kathy Fowlkes,  McKinney, TX

“Beautifully maintained tropical setting.  very respectful to the environment, very personal service!”

Andy McGahee, U.S.A.

“You have created a very unique resort experience.  Excellent dive staff!”

Rick and Yvonne Brusky, Palm Desert, CA

“It was paradise – thank you!”

Brooke and Ross Davis,  Manchester, MD

“Incredible level of service, warmth and humor in the staff.  We were blown away by the food & service!”

Dick and Kathleen Fine, San Francisco, CA

“Everything was perfect!  We are very sad to leave.”

Mike and Kristen Russo, Cleveland, OH

“Wonderful!  Felt like I was living in the rain forest but in luxury!”

Aimy and Brandon Wiley, Austin, TX

“This is the best resort we have ever been to – we will be back & will tell all of our friends!”

Lindsay Cohen and Pat Fagen,  Richmond, VA

Hamanasi Guest Book – May 2010

Below is a selection of comments from guests at Hamanasi this May. From the Hamanasi staff to all of our guests this past month, Thank you for coming. We hope you had a great time, and we can’t wait to have you back!

“This was a trip of a lifetime!!”

Steve Eckhart, Camas, WA

“Keep doing what you are doing – taking great care of your guests and making them feel welcome. Much appreciated! “

Mike & Shannon Novakovich, Pasco, WA

“Hamanasi is just fantastic. We had a great time and hope to be back soon!”

Tim & Karen Fox, Lanexa, VA

“Everything was PERFECT… “detailed to perfection”

Darwin & Shonda Darr, Tyler, TX

“Thanks for a wonderful honeymoon and the experiences of a lifetime!”

“Waimar & Miguel, Washington, DC

Hamanasi Guest Book – March 2010

Below is a selection of comments from guests at Hamanasi this March.  From the Hamanasi staff to all our guests this last month, thanks for
coming, we hope you had a great time and we can’t wait to have you back!

“Everything is absolutely wonderful & friendly.  We loved it!!”

Eric and Ada Schaffer, San Antonio, Texas

“Wonderful location, excellent, helpful, knowledgeable friendly staff, terrific package and options!”

Sherry Perlstein and Mark Tilley, New Fairfield, Connecticut

“Thought it was fantastic.  Most eco-friendly resort we have stayed at.”

The Marcon Family, USA

“Everyone made us feel special.  This was a fantastic vacation.  We love it here.  Thank you!”

Maureen and Matthew Abelson, Wellesley, Massachusetts

“All of the guides were great!”

Jason and Lana Zerrer, Columbia Missouri

“We saw 58 species of birds!”

The Cullen & Reynolds Families, Corvallies, Oregon

“Hamanasi goes to great lengths to protect & conserve the environment.”

Jim and Lynn,  Glendale, Arizona

“Everyone was incredibly happy and friendly all of the time – we loved them”

Jerry and Rachel Resposito, St. Louis, Missouri

“Loved the cinnamon rolls!”

Trystan Reese, Canada

“Extremely impressed with service – best I have seen in my travels!”

Terri Grobe and Mark Dupuis, New Ipswich, New Hampshire

“Best service we have ever had – REALLY!!! The staff here are amazing – what a wonderful vacation experience.”

Adam and Jen Levitt, Whistler, British Columbia

Hamanasi Gets a New Look…On Our Blog!

Hamanasi is very excited to announce the launch of our new blog “Hamanasi Happenings”!  The new and improved look is beautiful, user-friendly, and you can send interesting posts straight to Facebook and Twitter and see a spectacular photo gallery in Flickr.  So check it out and spread the word!

                                   The Hamanasi Team

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, Hopkins Village, Belize

Hamanasi Guides work with Students for the Love of Birding!

Hamanasi guides, Golden and Pedro, work with students from the local school to show them another side of nature!  The guides took the students birding in the Hopkins and Sittee River areas and to Red Bank Village to see the Scarlet Macaws.  These students have volunteered for the workstudy with the guides to learn more about birds in the surrounding area and their habitats.

Doctors Donate Dental Supplies for Smiles in Hopkins!

Centre de Santé Dentaire de Shippagan, Dr. Henri Thériault and Dermalaser Clinic, Dr. Chantal Chiasson.

“Hello to everybody”, from Henri and Chantal.  It was a great pleasure for us to spend quality time in Belize. We will be back to Hamanasi sometime in the future.”

Thank you Henri and Chantal for the donations!  The school supplies and dental supplies are wonderful!  And thank  you to the staff at the Centre de Santé Dentaire de Shippagan, Dr. Henri Thériault and Dermalaser Clinic, Dr. Chantal Chiasson!

Hamanasi Guest Book – February 2010

Below is a selection of comments from real guests at Hamanasi this February.  From the Hamanasi staff to all our guests this last month, thanks for
coming, we hope you had a great time and we can’t wait to have you

“Hamanasi helped introduce my family to the Garifuna & Maya people of Belize.  Everything is so close – the mountains, caves, waterfalls, animals, ruins – this is such a peaceful country with rich culture and a people that cares about the environment.  What a hidden gem!  Thank you!” 

Kim, Ian and Baker Morton,  San Francisco, California

“Everyone and I mean everyone was wonderful.  Nothing you asked of them was too much!” 

Pamela Redmond, Wilmington, DE

“We loved everything!” 

The Liffitons, Buffalo, New York

“A really great eco-resort!” 

Sandi Draude, U.S.A.

“Thank you for your eco efforts.  Keep it up.  Our world appreciates it!” 

Marlene Denis and Tony Kovacic, Woodbridge, VA

“Keep doing what you’re doing.  It works.  Hamanasi, we love you!” 

Anne and David Lakoff, Canada

“Best service we’ve ever experienced at a dive resort.  Many thanks to all the staff!!!” 

Shanna Hanson & Peter Moyer, Minneapolis, MN

“ All staff – meal, activity and service are the best we’ve encountered in all our travels.  Our thanks to them for helping make our time here a wonderful visit.” 

Michael and Patti Davis, Altamont, NY

“Just wanted to say this has been the best experience we have had.  Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcomed.  We will truly miss you all.  You have all spoiled us so much.  Thank you!”  

Ken and Kathy Friday, Oregon, WI

“Everyone did a great job!  Very friendly and outgoing.  Lots of great smiles.  They love this place as much as we do! “  

Lisbeth Weinheimer, Northport, AL

“One of the best features of our stay was the staff’s anticipating our needs and taking care of things in advance.  We didn’t have to think ahead, because you did it for us.  Thank you so much!”  

Michael and Mindy Bryan, Fairbanks, Alaska

“We appreciated the respect for the environment that is exhibited by all.” 

Bill and Claudia Lutz, West Bloomfield, MI

Hamanasi Guest Book – January 2010

“This trip was exactly what we were looking for!” 

-The Borries Family, Raleigh, NC

“Keep up the good work! We loved our week at Hamanasi!”

-Debbie and Doug Shearer, Stow, OH

“Beautiful grounds, wonderful staff, made us feel so welcome and at home!”

-Mark and Stephanie West, Lake Zurich, IL

“This vacation was absolutely perfect. It was the right balance of adventure and relaxation!”

-Cheri and Steve, Burlington, CT

“Everyone went beyond the call of duty to make our trip more enjoyable and pleasant. Everyone is so friendly!”

-Mallory and Terri Christianson, San Diego, CA

“Everyone was warm, gracious and accommodating. The people here are well-schooled in the care of guests. The here was a large part of our experience, and they were all excellent!”

-Vickie and Tim Ganahl, Scottsdale, AZ

“The entire staff was friendly and eager to help. Tour guides and Dive Masters were GREAT!”

-Ralph and Kari Cade, Dallas, TX

“This was our honeymoon and we had the best time ever! Better than we even imagined. Belize is amazing, but on a vacation, the people make the difference. The staff (& guests) made this a trip of a lifetime for us. Thank you!”

-Katie and Mike Bumgarnerm, Glenville, NC

“Everything exceeded our expectations. We appreciate everyone’s hard work and pleasant attitudes!!”

-Chuck and Kristen Berkshire, Cypress, TX

Every staff member is fantastic – friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. Thank you all for a wonderful vacation!!”

-Doug and Anne McGill,

“It’s great to find a place that cares about their surroundings!

-Ben and Shawndel Spader, Cotton Grove, MN

“Hamanasi is a very special slice of heaven!”

-Kekoa and Chelsea Renaud, Whitby, Ontario

Hamanasi Guest Book – December 2009

“Overall level of management coordination and team orientation really shows – congrats! How you keep track & remember everyone’s name is amazing.”

-J Stan Malos, San Jose, California

“Excellent work put into informing guests about saving water, towels and to be nice to the environment and the reef. We just had our dream honeymoon!”

-Nicole & Glen Hendrickson, Canada

“We appreciate your eco-friendly efforts and awareness!”

-Erica Marintez & Stewart Neilson, Sterling, Virginia

“I don’t see how you can improve. Trip Advisor rates you as #1 for 3 years in a row. I believe!”

-Mitchell & Rhonda Stuve, Hughson, California

“I work for a hotel in the States, and seeing the amazing customer service and “service with a smile” blew me away. All of your workers give their all and their efforts did not go unnoticed – WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for everything.”

-Megan Speice, U.S.A.

“This is one of the best experiences we’ve had. Loved the mixture of adventure tours, luxury accommodations and amazing staff! We’d recommend Hamanasi to anyone!”

-“Jay” Geneske, U.S.A.

“Thank you all for making our wedding and stay so memorable! Keep doing what you’re doing – the personal touches are amazing!”

-Philip & Sarah Gaudin, Jersey, UK

“Thank you for taking time to get to know us & for letting us get to know you!”

-Dina Holbrook, Canada

“I have never seen a resort so dedicated to the environment. Thank you! Please keep everything as is. You are perfect! The best vacation ever!”

-Anne Krzywicki and Duncan McCallum, Glen Ellen, California

“Never have we stayed in a place where we felt more welcome. We will truly miss Belize, but we will truly miss the folks who make hamanasi special.”

-Alan and Terri Eastman, Hanover, New Hampshire