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A boutique resort nestled between lush mountains and the warm inviting Caribbean Sea, Hamanasi is located in the south a short flight from Belize City.

Accommodation is in elegantly furnished tree-houses raised on stilts in the lush tropical gardens, or beachfront rooms with breathtaking ocean views. All feature air conditioning, an en suite bathroom and private porch. The heart of the property is the ‘Great House’, reminiscent of a plantation home, where the restaurant, bar, reception and gift shop are located. Other facilities include an infinity swimming pool, hammocks and a 19 kilometre stretch of beach on which to walk or relax. We recommend the ‘Reef & Rainforest’ package as the best value for money to enjoy diving, inland excursions and adventures.

There is much more than diving and snorkelling to be appreciated from this well-situated resort. Onshore excursions include Magical Mayan History Tour, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife & Jaguar Preserve, Mayflower Waterfall Hike, as well as opportunities for kayaking or canoeing on jungle-rivers. Alternatively go cycling or swim in the curved, freshwater, infinity pool, or simply stroll through the fishing village of Hopkins.

Hamanasi Gold Palm Dive Centre

The on-site PADI 5-star Gold Palm facility offers a wide range of courses. Daily boat dives operate to the Southern Barrier Reef, Glover’s Reef Atoll, Turneffe Islands and Lighthouse Reef Atolls offering up to three dives depending on destination. This is the best location for whale shark encounters (Apr-Jun). Marine life is prolific along the walls and around the pinnacles with plenty sightings of turtles, barracuda, eagle rays, southern stingrays, and a myriad of reef fish. Nitrox is available.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Guatemala & Belize

These two fascinating Central American countries combine well to offer Mayan ruins, colonial architecture and tropical rainforests blended with stunning coral reefs and sandy beaches.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
This accommodation is located in:

Southern Belize

The south of Belize is the least populated region of the country, and is characterised by pristine rainforest dotted with intruiging Mayan ruins, paradise tropical islands, beautiful beaches and idyllic cayes surrounded by pristine coral reefs.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, bull shark, common dolphin, green turtle
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Diving & adventure