Hamanasi in the Community
At Hamanasi we want to be more than just the best resort in Belize
- we strive to be stewards of the land for generations to come and to be a positive influence in the community of Hopkins village and in Belize as a whole. We hire 99% Belizeans and offer extensive training and opportunities for advancement, and many staff trained at Hamanasi go on to positions at other top resorts in Belize. Hamanasi is especially active in the community of Hopkins Village where we have a number of ongoing initiatives including donations of library books and a campaign to spay and neuter local dogs and cats. Read below about all of our work in the community - we always welcome both volunteers and donations - you can make a huge difference in this wonderful place - all while you stay in the Belize hotel of the Year
The Hamanasi Green Team participated at the Holy family School Fair March 2013. This energetic team had 1 goal in mind, to create as much awareness about our environment and the impact we have on it, and to achieve this they set out to impart their knowledge to the local Hopkins residents.
They had a fresh supply of Lion Fish Ceviche for sale – and gave out interesting facts of what damage this fish does to our reef system and how we can help by eliminating or at least decreasing the numbers. Less than 20% of residents did not know that lion fish is edible and so tasty!
Fresh produce like lettuce, bok choy, cabbage and herbs from Hamanasi’s organic garden were on display and the team encouraged the benefits of backyard gardening and composting.
They also talked about the goals of each department within Hamanasi Resort and all the eco-friendly products that are used at the Resort.
The team also had lots of fun giving out some Prizes; all you had to do was answer an easy question to win a Hamanasi t-shirt, water bottles or a lunch voucher for the restaurant. 100 coconuts plants were given away to be planted. The feedback from the public was very positive and refreshing. Overall is was a successfully event for everyone
On March 16th, 2013 Hopkins village had it’s 9th Annual Kite Fest and over 100 children participated between the ages of 6 – 14. The kids came out with different sizes, colors and design kites and all were very creative. It was another successful year and all the participants were awarded a small gift for participating along with a snack. Most donations were done by the local business and resorts in Hopkins. The winner was Tyrell Roches and his prize was a new beach cruiser bicycle.
The day was full with fun, local food and music.