“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

Hamanasi Guest Book – January 2011

“All staff went the extra mile to provide the best service.”

Nancy Moore and Shannon Stanford, Apex, NC

“Keep it up ~ all prior guest comments about guest service were totally validated!”

Jason and Laura Glickman, Chicago, IL

“Hamanasi is the best ~ we felt like royalty!”

Betty Jacobs and Family, Brunswick, Maine

“Everyone as wonderful.  Resort and hotels tend to be wasteful, it was refreshing to see Hamanasi take the time to be eco-friendly.”

Haley and Darren Duquette, Jericho, VT

“All were very impressive and personable!”

John and Tim Dipietropolo, West Palm Beach, FL

“Keep on smiling!”

Laura and Kreyne Sato, Lafayette, CA

“We would recommend Hamanasi to anyone we know.  Overall ~ 1st rate experience.”

Julia and Denis Erlich, Orient, NY

“Everyone is excellent. Impressed with their knowing of names and friendliness!”

Joanne Dearth and Family, London

“Everyone who we met was very helpful.  You couldn’t have done better!”

Melinda and Sally Pullen, Chandler, AZ

“Great job on the eco-friendly efforts.  They are very worthwhile… such a beautiful and peaceful place.”

Kathy Brant and family, Cumberland, MD

“The staff was very organized and very knowledgeable about all the aspects of the resort!”

Thomas and Cathy Gibbs, Glen Ellyn, IL

Hamanasi Guest Book – December 2010

Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous 2011.  A warm “Thank you”  to all our December 2010 guest!  From the Hamanasi staff to all our guest this month, thanks for coming and we hope you had a great time and we can’t wait to have you back!

“All  your staff member are a credit to your organization.  In this day and age companies have forgotten what the meaning of service represents.  You have found the secret to a successful business model/plan.   Keep up what you are doing.  It works and thank you for a great vacation.”

Hank and Linda Herdt,  York,  ME

“Awesome job done by all!!!”

Jill and RJ Wilhelm, Tecumesh, ON

“A beautiful place through and through! Very impressive work being done here.  Continue setting a great example.”

Daniel and Dave Cremons,  Minneapolis,  MN

“Great staff.  Each and everyone always ready with a smile.  They made you feel special in their lives.  Don’t every let it change.  Best vacation we’ve had.”

Shawn and Tommy Boyd,  Genoa, CO

“All the staff were fabulous and very service oriented, not a weak player amongst any of the people we came in contact with!!

Bret Walters and Family, Ontario, ON

“It was heaven!”

Hayden and Alysia Sample,  Garden Grove, CA

“Everybody was so engaging, upbeat, patient, sweet and articulate.”

Karl and Jane Sabo, Deerfield, MA

“Beautiful resort, exceeded expectations.  Staff is awesome!”

Joe and Patricia Masarek, Roswell, GA

“The Hamanasi team is simply the best!!!  They care about you and want you to truly enjoy yourself.  I was part of the family.”

L. H., Frisco, TX

“This is my 6th Belize dive adventure in the past 18 years and my best ALL around experience.”

Pat and Britt Moore, Ashland, OR

“Kudos to the owners for maintaining as much integrity for the land and her people as they can! Keep up the great job.  We so appreciate the time, effort and thoughtfulness for planning out what Hamanasi has done here.”

Terry and Nancy Borden, Lone, WA

“It felt like a week in paradise.  The wedding package offered was perfect for what we wanted.”

Parron Family,  Cape Girardeau, MO

“It was a fantastic experience that was even better than I thought it could be.”

Alex and Lana Rich,  Morrisville, NC

“Don’t grow – you are perfect!”

Kim Corbin-Lewis and Family, Logan, UT

“This was one of the best managed hotels I have ever been to.  Everyone was great.”

Kurt Kautz and Family, Lodi, CA

“Keep doing what you are doing already.  Very relaxing atmosphere, very cordial and fun to stay here at Hamanasi.”

Richard and Justin Lynch, Anchorage, AK

“Everyone was so friendly and helpful.  The staff all tried to remember our names.  The food was great and tours were amazing.”

Andrew and Christina Ehrhard,  Old Town, ME

“We loved this place.  Everything was great.”

Sarah and Chad Teachout, Dallas, TX

Hamanasi Guest Book – October 2010

Thanks to all of our the guest that visited in October especially to those who were here throughout the unexpected weather conditions.  Thanks again for being so understanding and cooperative about it.  It indeed was an Adventure in itself.  We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

“Such a low profile place with a small footprint.  Love the use of local people, local food, energy conservation – kudos.   It’s apparent that hospitality is the culture amongst the Hamanasi staff.  We felt like family.  Everyone know our names.”

Mike & Dorothy Ewener,  Sarnia,  Cananda

“All staff were friendly, happy, perfect – extra great!”

Katenna Jones & Brett Elfstrom,  Cumberland,  RI

“Service was wonderful.  It was a highlight of our stay.”

Sue & Fred Nolke,  Portland,  OR

“Everyone was friendly and welcomi.  We loved everything. Not even a hurricane could make this trip less than amazing.  Everyone kept us feeling relaxed and catered to.”

Jenna & Caleb Lyons,  Boxford,  MA

“Everybody was super friendly and made our stay here superb + one of a kind.”

Vicky Hoe & Paul Cesar,  New York,  NY

“The entire staff was wonderful. They all really shined and made our trip even more fantastic!”

Patricia & Randy Mora, Washington, DC

“We really appreciate the eco friendly efforts.  Please keep it up – it’s the natural wild beauty of Belize that makes it so appealing! Keep doing what you are doing.”

Patrick & Eliza Murphy,  Mebane,  NC

“We love Hamanasi!  Keep doing what you are doing.  The staff at Hamanasi are the most beautiful part about his resort.  They make us feel like family!”

Chelsea & Kekoa Renaud, Encinitas, CA

“I love how the resort is build around nature – we really felt we had and authentic wilderness adventure.  Everyone was incredible helpful and friendly and knowledgeable.  Whatever we needed, staff was more than willing to provide.”

Dave & Katie Milford,  Princeton,  NJ

“The entire staff was great! Thanks for treating us like we were the only couple around even during preparations for a hurricane.  Do not change your style of service!  A+! “

Justin Costa & Stephanie Piquette, Tiverton,  RI

“All the staff were friendly and very professional.”

Vanessa & Mark DeVary,  Lavon,  TX

“All the staff rocked!”

Molly Hellmuth & Patrick Convery,  Chappaqua,  NY

“This was an amazing trip -outstanding customer service.  The staff is the best.  Everyone was truly remarkable,  outgoing, friendly, much attention to detail.

Nancy and Mike Novotny,  Woodland,  CA

” Wonderful ideas for conserving.  Great!

James & Ellin Jaffe,  Philadelphia,  PA

“We love that the resort is so eco-friendly!  It’s refreshing to have a place like Hamanasi care so much about the environment.  Everyone here was awesome!  They all made us feel like a part of the Hamanasi family.  It was wonderful. ”

Dwain & Cathy Little,  Louisville,  GA



Jeffrey Brailas Plein Art Paintings in Belize!

Painting Trip to Belize by Jeffrey Brailas

“We recently traveled to Belize, a country rich in wildlife with a strong commitment towards conservation. Belize is also culturally vibrant and diverse, and the Belizeans are extremely warm and welcoming hosts.

We first traveled to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is the world’s largest protected environment (200 sq. mi.) for jaguars. A fellow traveler spotted and photographed a gorgeous female jaguar!!! We did, however, view many species of birds with the assistance of our excellent guide, Golden, a native of the nearby town of Hopkins. Among our sightings was a wood stork and a violet saber-wing hummingbird.

We also traveled to Monkey River and Monkey Bay, where we saw crocodiles, green iguanas, howler monkeys, and manatees!!! I was the only one who saw an elusive blue morpho butterfly which served as a reminder to conserve our wild environments.

We were the guests of the Hamanasi Resort which is strongly committed to conservation. There they have reduced beach erosion by maintaining the coastal forest which is threatened by development. It was here among the coconut palms and sea grapes where I did my plein air paintings.

We toured nearby villages and developed an deeper understanding of Belize. We also were enjoyed a dance and drumming performance given by a group from Dangriga. They were outstanding!!! I am currently researching Belizean folklore as subjects for studio painting.

I will be posting my Belizean plein air paintings soon.”

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!

Romance at Hamanasi Dive Resort in Belize


 Rolfe and Shauna renew their wedding vows with Captain “Reverend” John during a beautiful dive day at the Southern Barrier Reef in Belize. Romance is one of Hamanasi’s specialties… having been recently named the #1 Hotel for Romance in South and Central America by Trip Advisor! 

Thanks for the photos, Rolfe and Shauna!
Love and Happiness always from everyone at Hamanasi xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox