Stay Cool In These Belize Treehouses with Hamanasi Resort

by Larry Waight

With many amazing birds, animals, and breathtaking natural scenery, Belize is one of the best places in the world to experience nature at its most pristine. If eco-tourism is your main reason for visiting, then you might want to have your accommodations as close to nature as you can. At Hamanasi Resort, these cool treehouses found tucked away in a coastal rainforest should be just what you are looking for in Belize. 

Hamanasi’s Treehouse Rooms

There is nothing quite like experiencing the beauty of a tropical jungle from your own private treehouse, and Hamanasi Resort has ensured their treehouse rooms are the best accommodations Belize has to offer visitors. Each room is private, spacious, and raised about 12 feet off the ground, affording intimate views of the surrounding jungle. Enjoy seeing birds, orchids, and more right outside your windows. Because each treehouse is freestanding and there are no rooms above or below you, you can enjoy exclusive privacy during your stay.

Sleep in an exquisite four-poster king bed or two queen beds made from wood sourced right here in Belize. The organic Savvy Rest mattresses are both comfortable and sustainably made. Each room also has a sofa that can be pulled out into another double bed. Despite the rustic feel, you won’t have to give up convenience to stay here. Each room comes equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, iPod docks, and showers with skylights. You also get a private porch complete with comfortable mixed hardwood chairs and a hammock for maximum relaxation and comfort.

Hamanasi’s Deluxe Treehouse Rooms

For guests who want a little more, Hamanasi offers their Deluxe Treehouse rooms. These larger rooms are decorated with local art and handcrafted Belizean furniture mostly made on-site by Hamanasi’s carpenters. Relax on your wrap-around veranda to watch exotic birds at your leisure.

Hamanasi’s Deluxe Treehouse rooms come with the same amenities the treehouses do, with some key upgrades such as a private Jacuzzi and minibar. Both types of rooms come with complimentary use of kayaks, bicycles, and stand-up paddleboards locally.

About Hamanasi Resort

Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Belize is the bronze medal winner in the ‘Hotels on the Water’ category. It also finishes eighth in the overall ‘Top Hotels’ ranking.

Hamanasi is a resort located on the beach just south of Hopkins in Southern Belize. Its location makes it ideal for guests to experience both Belize’s offshore and inland wonders.

Here, guests can partake in the best activities Belize has to offer. Hamanasi makes this easy with their exclusive on-site Adventure Center. Friendly, helpful staff will help you find and schedule the activities you want to do most while you are here to create the perfect Belize vacation just for you. Trained, knowledgeable guides will make sure you have all the needed forms and certifications for the adventures you have planned. They can also answer all of your questions and tell you what to expect.


Offshore, you can explore the world’s second-largest barrier reef and the amazing marine life that lives there. Reef tours are included in Hamanasi’s packages at no additional cost. Whether you want to dive, snorkel or go on specialty adventures to some amazing locations, there is something here for everyone. Hamanasi maintains a PADI 5-star dive shop on the property to meet all of your needs.

Hamanasi guest- Elena Ollick

Photo by Hamanasi Resort guest Elena Ollick

Inland, you can explore ancient Maya ruins, view breathtaking waterfalls, search for elusive jaguars, canoe along jungle rivers, and more. Some mainland tours are also included in Hamanasi’s packages for no additional cost. Additional specialty activities, like jungle horseback riding, culture, and culinary tours, and rappelling adventures are available for an additional fee.

Recipient Of Numerous Awards

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Hamanasi Adventures & Dive Resort wins the Hospitality award.

Hamanasi has received numerous awards from a variety of respected organizations for the resort’s quality of service and for being a leader in sustainable tourism. USA Today named Hamanasi’s treehouses on its list of the best 10 in the world, while the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards named Hamanasi as the 2nd best resort in Central America. Tripadvisor has awarded Hamanasi its Certificate of Excellence and featured the resort in its Hall of Fame for multiple years running. The resort has also been the recipient of the Eco Excellence Award and featured by Travel + Leisure and the New York Times.

If you want to experience nature up close and personal during your trip to Belize, be sure to plan your stay in a luxury treehouse at the Hamanasi Resort. By choosing a resort that prioritizes sustainability, you help ensure these amazing places are around for generations to come. 

All images not captioned courtesy Hamanasi Resort. Header image courtesy Carolee Chanona.

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