“Andrew’s Growing Bud”

Young Andrew Herring upon arrival discovered a bougainvillea plant next to their beachfront room broke a branch, placed in a cup with water and decided that he will let his plant grow.   He kept it in water for its roots to grow as he was determined to ensure that his plant did not die. On his departure we offered him to go and replant in our greenhouse which he was excited to do.

Mr. Desmond, one of our gardeners assisted Andrew in accomplishing his goal.  It was a pleasure to have had Mr. Clarke Herring and family with us and we are all very proud of Andrew, that at his young age he is already thinking how to nurture a living organism.  Our  promise to Andrew is to ensure that his plant gets all the nutrients and water it needs to grow and keep him updated with his plant growth!

“Vets Without Borders from Arkansas, February Clinic”

We continue to have a fantastic 2012 for the animals in Hopkins, Sittee River and nearby villages.   The Carroll County Vets Without Borders from Berryville, Arkansas, returned for their 5th visit to Hopkins! Dr. Tina Cone, Ramona Hambrick and Anita Beeson had a fantastically fun… and incredibly busy… trip to Belize.  Over the course of four days of surgery (including one day when the air conditioning went out), the team was able to complete 18 spays, 17 neuters, a limb amputation, a femoral head ostectomy, dentals, a tumor removal, and entropion (eye surgery), several lacerations and over 80 exams!  Amazing!

Tina, Ramona and Anita also made it by Saturday puppy class to help clean up the park, help hand out dog food (one of our best HBHS programs) and hand a few kids treats they had brought along with them.   Hamanasi contributed once again to the HBHS program with accomodations, lunches and allowed the vets to take some time off from their busy schedule and go on one of our snorkeling trips to the Southern Barrier Reef.

Every time the Carroll County Vet team visits Hopkins, things go well. Old friends are reacquainted, and new ones made.  As always, we look forward to their next visit.

“Hamanasi Guest Book – February 2012″

On behalf of Hamanasi Staff and Management, we want to thank everyone that visited us for the month of February.  We hope that you all have a great vacation experience with us and we can’t wait to have you back!

“Keep doing what you’re doing and stay true to your vision and the Belizean culture.”

Michele Carroll, Dallas, TX

“Keep up the great work.  Staff could not be nicer. “

Gail and Frank Julie, Larchmont, NY

“Our vacation was perfect above and beyond our expectations; thanks to Hamanasi ~ we wouldn’t change a thing!”

Cindy and Bruce, Calgary, AB

“Most friendly and welcoming staff we have ever experienced – Thank  you!”

John and Jane Pope, Greensboro, NC

“Exceptional, professional and friendly.   First class all the way.”

James and Martha Hannon, Colorado Springs, CO

“Staff was probably the friendliest and most eager to help of any resort I have visited – Five Stars!”

Sean and Linda Quinn, Ontario, Cananda

“Keep up the high standards.”

Ned Hickey Family, Marlborough, CT

“Absolutely excellent – friendly, accommodating, remembered names this sets resort apart from others.”

Jeff and Kristi Carius, Boulder, CO

“Overall lovedBelize, the resort and the exceptional staff.”

Barry and Maryl Featherstone, Pendleton, OR

 “Staff was helpful, energetic, enthusiastic and always happy and available.  The most impressive group I’ve ever encountered.”

Adolf and Kelli Maas, Bothell, WA

“Hamanasi Guest Book ~ January 2012″

A big “Thank You” to all our guest that visit us on January 2012. Because of you all we started the year 2012 with a bang!!! We hope that you all had an amazing Hamanasi experience! We do hope to see each and every one of you again sometime in the near future.  All the best from Hamanasi staff and Management.

“Everyone was so friendly.  Wonderful place to come to relax and get away from it all.  Thanks for making our stay an unforgettable experience!”

John & Cynthia Haynes, Magnolia, TX

“Hamanasi is perfect! Everybody we dealt with at the resort was exceptional. Thank you!”

Dylan Harrop and Brianna Israel, Ontario, Canada

“We really appreciate staying at a resort where there are efforts not only to have a small foot print but to make Belize even more beautiful.”

McPeake Family, Providence, RI

“The service here is the very best I have encountered anywhere!”

Phillip Von Mucke, New York, NY

“We love this place and will return, I can’t imagine anything being better than the experience here.”

David and Rebecca Kosmitis, Magnolia, TX

“The treehouse are built in a way that is very considerate of the surrounding nature. Very friendly and accommodating.”

Debra Brandwein and Raymond Muro, Los Angeles, CA

“Fantastic~ very friendly and great hospitality. Keep up the great work!”

Rob and Lisa Heiar, Albuquerque, NM

“Applaud your efforts to keep the environment pristine. Keep it low key and peaceful just like it is.”

Brenda and Dennis Conaway, Worthington, IN

“We enjoyed the educational experiences while being on vacation! A great time!”

Kari Sapris and Family, Decatur, GA

“Hamanasi really gives a good impression of Belize and its wonderful, safe, friendly variety of people and activates. I will encourage others to visit.”

Donna White, Bridgeport, CT

“All service personal was excellent ~ best service we’ve ever had in years of travel!”

Dean and Susi Mitchell, Leakey, TX

 

 

“Hamanasi Guest Book – December 2011″

A warm “Thank you” to all our December 2011 guest and we wish everyone a Blessed and Prosperous 2012. From the Hamanasi staff to our entire guest this month, thanks for coming and we hope you had a great time and we can’t wait to have you back!

“Keep the resort friendly an intimate the way it is right now, your staff is the best!”

Tony & Jean Caggiano, Centennial, CO

“Service is excellent, Hamanasi is excellent. We had a wonderful vacation. The best green resort we’ve ever stayed at!”

Eric and Lanita Hazard, New York, NY

“Everything is perfect.”

Rod Harp & Cathy Carter, Sierra Vista, AZ

“You really go the extra mile to ensure your guests comfort and enjoyable stay. Eco friendly efforts very commendable and well thought out.”

Brian and Nili Alben, Vista, CA

“Staff was outstanding. Traveled around the world and the staff here were most excellent!”

Anton and Tiel Litchfield, Anboy, WA

“Very well and genuinely done. Loved the overall peaceful, responsible, welcoming atmosphere.”

Theresa Anderson and Family, Tarzana, CA

“Thank you very much for all you’ve done for us this week! The most impressive eco-service I have ever seen. Great job, keep it up guys!”

Olga Yakimakho, Washington, DC

“You really feel like you’re in paradise here, everything is easy so you really feel you’re on vacation – beach right here, scuba diving so accessible.”

Scott Davis and Family, Highland Park, IL

“Everyone was wonderful. You can tell people like working here – it shows in every aspect of the resort!”

Mhairri Cuthbert & Curt Woodhall, Canada

“We had a great time. Perfect small resort experience, staff very good, fun bonding with other guests, great excursions and eco-emphasis!”

Doug & Magda Kertscher, Altanta, GA

 

 

“Hamanasi Guest Book – September 2011″

Thanks to our entire guest that visited us for the month of September 2011.  It was such a pleasure to have had you all with us and we hope that you had a great Hamanasi experience.  We hope to see each and every one of you yet again.  All the best from the Hamanasi Staff and Management!

‘Love everything about the resort.  Nature is at your doorstep and love the environment friendliness of the resort.”

Savitha Sathyan and family, Jersey City, NJ

“Keep doing what you’re doing – don’t change the food!”

Jamie Riegel and Brian Stephens, Richmond, VA

“After a recent loss of my husband/dad in February, this trip was what our family needed to be able to start the healing process.  Everyone went above and beyond our expectations!  Not only did my boys and I become closer, the healing process for all 3 of us began.  Thank you so much!”

Teresa, Cody and Caleb Young, Double Springs, AL

“It was excellent!”

Thomas and Andrea Messinger, San Dimas, CA

“We wished we could have stayed longer. The service was perfect.”

Gail Sigel and Charina Chatman, Hanover, MD

“It was just right, and for someone like me I felt so welcome.  I look forward to returning as soon as I can!”

Austin Kuhrmeyer, Allston, MA

 

“Hamanasi Guest Book – August 2011″

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

“The service was the best we’ve ever experienced at any resort.”

Brian and Marybeth White, Louisville, KY

“Your people are the reason why we are talking about coming back.  I have been around the world and your staff is the best of the best.  If you stick to your current standards and philosophy you can’t go wrong.

Cameron and Andrew Jeter, Chicago, IL

“Every staff member was EXCELLENT!”

John and Claire Warren, Pearland, TX

“Keep up the personnel attention. Thank you for the perfect honeymoon.”

Zachary and Joanne  Koops, Harrison Burg, VA

“Stay small and service oriented. Staying at Hamanasi was like being with an extension of family! Everyone remembers your name from the first time they meet you.  Very impressive!”

Herbert Sharp and Family, Chandler, TX

“Service was top-notch!!”  Thank you for an amazing unforgettable trip!”

Sarina and Phyllis Meissel, New York, NY

“A wonderful resort that is a hidden treasure!’

Allison Thompson, Orinda, CA

“We had a truly wonderful time and the staff was wonderful.”

Joel Palesfsky, Redwood city, CA

“We had a wonderful visit – thanks so much for your hospitality.”

Craig Early and family, Durham, NH

“Hamanasi Guest Book – May 2011″

A warm “Thank You” to all our May 2011 guest!  We hope that you all had an amazing Hamanasi experience!  Below are some of the comments from guest that visited  in May.  We hope to see each and everyone of you yet again.  All the best from Hamanasi Staff and Management.

“Everyone was great!  Excellent service and personable, so friendly! Loved every minute of it.”

Lindsay Jones and Mark Edmonds, Birmingham, AL

“Keep the folks you have and keep the great + friendly attitude!”

Leo and Pat Dioguardi, Apollo Beach, FL

“It was perfect.  We had a wonderful time, fantastic staff, good food and great beer (Beliken)!”

Aimee and Alex Jungman, Peaks Island, ME

“Every staff member we encountered went out of his/her way to inquiry about how we were doing and what we needed – it was remarkable, really!”

Elizabeth and Ken Coswell, Tampa, FL

“Really appreciated the “green” emphasis, we are happy to be able to lessen our travel footprints.”

Tiffany and William Dietrich, San Luis Obispo, CA

“Everyone was very dedicated to making sure we were enjoying everything. Thank you Hamanasi for a 20 year anniversary that we will never forget.”

Kimberly and Jacob Bozeman, Seattle, WA

“All have been very lovely – service has been outstanding.  We are impressed, could not be more pleased.”

Heather Hazelwood and Becci Menhini, Madison, WI

“Hamanasi is truly and Oasis.  We thank you for making our wedding magical, intimate and memorable!”

Ken and Sabrina Washington, Berkeley, CA

“You guys have a wonderful staff.  This place is magic and very beautiful.  Pleasant staying!  Loved it!”

Gigi and Todd Fontenot, Lafayette, LA

“Recycling is a passion for me and love what is happening here.  Really special customer service, keep doing what you’re all doing, its brilliant!”

Steve and Naomi Arnold, Missoula, MT

“All staff seems to be giving 100% effort and enjoy working at the same time – everyone was fantastic! Thank you!”

Daniela and Kevin Dawson, London

 

“Hamanasi Guest Book – April 2011″

Seremei (means THANK YOU in Garifuna) to all our guests that visited us in April.  We hope your Hamanasi and Belize experience was everything you imagined and more!  Below are some of the comments from guests that visited during the month of April. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

“Customer service was beyond excellent and extremely consistent among all employees.  You must have detailed training!”

Barbara Wilson, Silt, CO

“The whole staff exceeded our expectations.  Above the norm of destination experience.”

Deb and Bill Barum, Cleveland, OH

“Everyone was great.  We’ve never stayed anywhere where we’ve been made to feel so universally welcome.  Everyone was friendly and helpful.”

Thomas Haglund and Family,  Sherman Oaks, CA

“You can’t improve perfection!”

Thomas Boreen and Family, Canada

“My visit was personal from the minute I arrived. How do you remember everyone’s name!  Diverse adventures available each day with very knowledgeable guides and beautifully attended grounds.  Have never been any where that each person/staff were so friendly, which for a woman traveling alone made it very comfortable.”

Karen Keir, Mount Forest, ON

“Everyone has been amazing, I feel like part of your family.  A big thank you from the bottom of my heart to all.  You rock this world!”

Alexandra Smithie, South Africa

“Nice harmony with nature.  Professional, friendly, warm and willing to go the extra mile to make it happen. Thank You!”

Todd Weekly and Family, Idleyld Park, OR

“The entire staff was absolutely wonderful.  Just continue with the wonderful customer service.  We had the most fantastic honeymoon.”

Cooper and Jessica Campbell, Rockville, MD

“The staff talent was solid. What strikes me most if the quality and genuine culture.  Nice reminders and sense of pride and ownership.”

Mike Dempsey and Family, Oshkosh, WI

 

Hamanasi Guest Book – February 2011

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

“Honestly, I don’t know what would have made our stay more enjoyable, since I can’t think of a team better than PERFECT or FLAWLESS.  We search for an eco-friendly vacation and Hamanasi exceeded our expectations.  Hamanasi lives by their mission statement and every employee showed they truly believed in the mission statement.”

Paul Jacobs,  Brunswick,  ME

“Service was great, we were taken care of.  Good eco-friendly examples, more should follow.”

Cindy McGowin and Family, Sag Harbor, NY

“I really think Hamanasi is outstanding! We can’t fault you, and we travel a lot.  Your service and the atmosphere really made the experience.  Your staff are the best ever!!”

Brent and Barbara Callaghan, Mountain View, CA

“Keep it as it is!!!”

Chris and Cara Kirkwood, Manlius, NY

“Continue what you are doing.  Absolutely wonderful place to visit.”

Karen and Stephen Dale, Roseville, CA

“Just keep doing what your doing!  You’re saving the world.”

Richard Hitchcock and Family, Attleboro, MA

“Overall ~ just an excellent stay!”

Andrea and Dana Paff, Madison, WI

“Kidnap us ~ some can stay longer!  Loved it!!! Wonderful, quiet and relaxing place to stay.”

Kathy and Ralph Blanco, Wheaton, IL

” Service is excellent, very well organized – no suggestions.”

Theresa and Bob Doble, Alberta, Canada

“All experience here was just about perfect.  It’s hard to imagine a better resort, or a better vacation.  Very  happy to know the resort is so eco-friendly”

Ryan and Heather Levin, Los Angeles, CA

“Everyone went out of their way to see that our stay was remarkable.”

Waymond and Cindy Gauntt, Denton, TX