Harnessing the Power of Culture and Sustainability at Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort

by Madeleine Guerra
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From the pristine Caribbean Sea to the lush jungle forests, home to marine and wildlife, Belize is rich in natural wonders. Now more than ever, it is important for both travelers and hosts to ensure that environmental consciousness and environmental action go hand in hand. In Belize, this mindset is paramount. Recently voted amongst the world’s ten best post pandemic ethical destinations by Ethical Traveler, Belize is known to show great respect to the environment by creating safe and sustainable travel experiences. If you’re on the quest for exploring some of Belize’s most sustainable accommodations, look no further because the Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort prioritizes sustainable luxury stays.   

The Location: 

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Hopkins Village. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

In the culturally rich fishing village of Hopkins in southern Belize lies the gorgeous Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort. Voted #1 small hotel in Belize by Tripadvisor.com and two time winner of the Eco Excellence Award for Best Eco-hotels, Hamanasi Resort is a pioneer in its efforts. 

Built in harmony and respect for the surroundings, each room is ethically designed with your comfort in mind. During your stay, you can enjoy gorgeous treehouse rooms and beach front views. Even better, here you’re one with nature. You will be joined by the beautiful and vibrant wildlife species that live on the resort. Look out for native birds and iguanas.   

Respect for Culture:  

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A twist on the Belizean onion soup: Escabeche. Photo via Singanga Restaurant at Hamanasi

Considering that Hamanasi is located in one of the most culturally rich locations in the country, Hamanasi recognizes the importance of preserving culture and indegenous communities. While visiting Hamanasi Resort you will have the opportunity to embark on several cultural experiences that will last a lifetime. We recommend taking on the Garifuna cooking class or the Che’il chocolate tour. Whichever you choose, you’ll be immersed in the beauty of the rich cultures available in Belize.   

Respect for the Environment:  

Since June 2019, Hamanasi has completely banned the use and sale of sunscreens that are detrimental to Belize’s Great Barrier Reef. Considering that much of the ingredients in these products contain chemicals that significantly harm the reef and marine species, Hamanasi has been a leader in educating and encouraging staff and visitors to make ethical choices.  

Additionally, as part of its efforts to encourage sustainable practices, Hamanasi Resort emphasizes reducing, reusing, recycling and composting throughout its property. Complimentary refillable stainless steel bottles are offered to each guest for their convenience and labeled garbage bins are placed throughout the property to make it easy for recycling.  

To make a reservation, call toll Free and direct to Hamanasi from the USA: 1-844-235-4930. If you’re in Belize, you can contact them directly between 7:00 am – 10:00 pm, Central Time: Belize Direct Phone Number: +501-523-7073. 

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