Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Hopkins, Belize

Couple in Waterfall poolWhether looking for the perfect destination wedding or warm honeymoon escape (or both), couples will find exactly what they’re looking for at Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort. Located in the quiet and charming village of Hopkins, Belize, Hamanasi Resort specializes in romance, adventure and award-winning customer service. This stylish boutique resort offers distinctive lodging; easy access to reef and rainforest adventures, and is also an ideal location for a tropical wedding and exotic honeymoon.

The property spans nearly 30 acres of stunning shoreline and littoral forest, offering 25 beautifully appointed rooms just steps away from the Great House – the main building onsite – and the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Hamanasi embodies casual elegance with displays of Belizean hardwood furniture, locally crafted art, and a warm, welcoming staff. The resort has repeatedly been named a TripAdvisor Top 25 Small Hotel, and is currently the No. 1 Small Hotel in Belize and Central America. It was also named as one of 10 Most Amazing Honeymoon Resorts in Belize by the Travel Channel.

Hamanasi offers a hassle-free Tropical Dreams Wedding Package with several ceremony sites for couples to choose from. Walk barefoot down a conch shell-lined aisle on the beach, enjoy a quiet ceremony in the garden or even tie the knot at historic Mayan ruins. The onsite wedding coordinator will handle all the details so lovebirds and their guests can relax until they say, “I do” under a traditional Belizean wedding arch.

Newlyweds will want to take advantage of the resort’s Honeymoon Seaside Romance Package and begin their life together in the lap of luxury, Hamanasi style. During the eight-day, seven-night stay, couples can sip champagne and nibble on chocolate-covered tropical fruit, enjoy a romantic duet massage, share three daily meals prepared by Hamanasi’s talented restaurant staff plus one private, three-course meal set up at the location of their choice (beachside, poolside or in-room), and embark on five adventures offered by the Hamanasi Adventure Center. Couples can choose to stay in a lavish honeymoon suite, beachfront room or private treehouse – Hamanasi was the first resort in Belize to offer unique treehouse accommodations and is still the only one to offer them beachside. All treehouses are freestanding cabanas nestled in the verdant coastal forest. You can opt for the deluxe treehouse for a larger space and wraparound porch with private Jacuzzi. Don’t forget to take in the 360-degree view of the breathtaking surroundings or enjoy a nightcap while gazing at the star-filled sky from the Great House rooftop terrace “The Lookout” – a truly romantic setting.

Hamanasi Resort is a “one-stop shop” for the very Best of Belize, on and offshore, and was just named Luxury Travel Guide’s 2015 Luxury Adventure Resort of the Year. Lovebirds will have access to everything they need to enjoy a stress-free getaway, whether they want to relax by the pool, experience the local culture or embark on amazing adventures. Tour local Hopkins Village on your own or on a bike tour, interact with villagers and learn about the local Garifuna culture. On Thursdays, Hamanasi hosts Garifuna drummers and dancers to entertain guests prior to a special dinner featuring dishes from all four cultures represented in Belize. Nature lovers can enjoy canoeing down a jungle river, hiking to secluded waterfalls, touring Mayan ruins and many other inland activities. Hamanasi is also a PADI 5-Star Resort, so couples can not only become PADI certified while at the resort, they can also take advantage of the great opportunity to go snorkeling and diving along the Belize Barrier Reef and the three Belizean atolls.

This eco-resort is dedicated to being a premier provider of sustainable accommodations in Central America and remains compliant with global sustainable tourism best practices. Last year, the resort received the CTO-TravelMole 2014 Sustainable Accommodation Award and Sustainable Travel International’s STEP Bronze Level Eco-certification among other awards and recognition. Hamanasi maintains certifications from Green Globe, Sustainable Tourism International, the Belize Organic Alliance and related organizations. In late 2014, the resort completed a 10,000 square foot renovation of its Great House to expand the available public space, providing an eco-chic design and old-world ambience while staying committed to sustainability.

Hamanasi Singanga Restaurant-Part of Daily Breakfast BuffetHamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort provides a personalized romantic escape for lovers amidst Belize’s natural environment – a true tropical paradise. For more information about Hamanasi Resort, rates and packages, visit www.hamanasi.com or call 877-552-3483.