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



Hamanasi Guest Book – September 2010

A warm “Thank you” to all our September 2010 guest!  We ended our season with a bang and we are glad that you all were a part of it.  Here are some comments from guest that visit us during September.  Hope you all return to visit us here at Hamanasi sometime in the future.

~All the best from the Hamanasi Team

“Staff was very helpful in every way.  Inland guides had a vast knowledge of trees, plants, rocks and History.”

Maria Gaglio, Arlington, VA

“Everyone was exceptional-literally!  We have been to many properties in  many different places and we can honestly say that we have never met and entire staff so professional and talented.”

Matt and Linda Brennan, Burke, VA

“Stay the way you are!”

Jack and Connie Trybus, Cedar Hill, TX

“We’ve been splitting hairs trying to find improvements all around.  This place have been and incredible relaxing and simultaneously trilling vacation.  The people we’ve  met and things we’ve done have been fantastic.  This is a great little vacation community.”

Adam and Kim Taylor, Portland, OR

“Wow, this resort takes it’s eco-efforts SERIOUSLY!   Nuff said!  Well Done!”

Alan Irons, Columbus, OH

Eco Friendly Efforts – “EXCEPTIONAL!  One of the attractions I felt made my decision to come to Hamanasi! We love Hamanasi.”

Suzanne Coleman and Ardin Hogue, West Sacramento, CA

“Hamanasi obviously does all it can to preserve the nature beauty of Belize. Obvious 24/7 attention paid to all details.”

Lisa Simoncelli, Washington, DC

“Everyone was wonderful.  Loved it.”

Shari and Paul Hohos, Howell, MI

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 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
back! 

“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

Hamanasi Guest Book – November 2009

“I wouldn’t change a thing. It was all wonderful.” 

-Sarah & Chad Teachout, Texas

“This was a perfect vacation!”

-Amy & Steven Rogers, Washington, DC

“Probably one of the best places I have stayed in and I have traveled all over the world”

-Rod Wechsler, Canada

“Hard to improve on perfect!”

-Creig Danyleyko, Canada

“The staff’s friendliness and ability to remember names is unrivaled – we can’t say enough good things.”

-Nell & Stephen Green, Vancouver, WA

“Everything was amazing. Thank you staff at Hamanasi!!”

-Brenna & Nick Zinevich, Scottsdale, AZ

“The most impressive aspects of this first-class resort were the staff & the food. Really exceptional service!”

-Barbara Butler & Jeffrey Bendis, Woodstock, VT

“We loved it!”

-Christine & Ed Collet, Minneapoli, MN

Hamanasi Guest Book – August 2009

“Everyone was extremely friendly and courteous.  Everyone made the honeymoon wonderful.  We were always a name before a number.  Service is perfect!”  

-Bryan Berry and Rebecca Green, Knoxville, TN, USA

“This was such a unique trip – we were expecting GREAT things from reviews on line, and you exceeded our expectations!  Thank you!” 

-Frank Siano & Dana Orkins, Norwalk, CT, USA

“We have been so comfortable and happy here.  Our 10-year anniversary couldn’t have been better spent anywhere else.  Thank you so much!” 

-Aaron & Jennifer York, Gregory, MI, USA

“I have never been to a place where people are so genuine and thoughtful.  Amazing and unforgettable experience!  Hamanasi is a truly amazing resort & the staff is what makes this place so great!” 

-Katie Loewen, Houston, TX, USA

“We have travelled many places in the world but have never experienced service as friendly and helpful as at hamanasi.  You have received the Best Resort in Belize award – we think that you deserve Best Service in the World award!”

-Murray Family, Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

“I have traveled to a lot of places and Belize has the friendliest staff & managers.” 

-Dianne  and Dale DeNardo, Phoenix, AZ, USA

“We like the resourcefulness & smart green use of energy.”  

-Carla Rollandina & Mike Dzatko, Annandale, VA, USA