With today’s frenetic pace of life, more and more couples are yearning for those priceless opportunities to getaway and reconnect. In the past, a typical couples retreat would usually tout three primary elements: intimacy, rest and a whole lot of relaxation. But, times have changed and today’s couples also are craving an element of adventure. In fact, this growing interest in adventure travel now accounts for about 20-percent of why people embark on vacations. And for those couples searching for a destination with the perfect combination of romance and adventure, boutique eco resorts like Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, located in Hopkins, Belize, are becoming the a very popular choice. From adrenaline-pumping experiences to natural, secluded surroundings, Hamanasi harmoniously blends reef, rainforest, romance and luxury.
“We understand our customer wants romance and the opportunity to experience something new and adventurous,” said Hamanasi founder and owner, Dana Krauskopf. “When we scouted Belize for a place to build, we really wanted a beautiful beach location on the Caribbean Sea, as well as a property within reach of Belize’s inland landscapes, to allow for an environment that’s conducive to both high activity and leisurely, sensual pursuits.”
From romantic strolls on the beach to one-on-one time with Mother Nature–Hamanasi was voted Best for Romance in Central/South America by TripAdvisor® in 2010 with plenty to offer even the most discerning couples. Below is a sampling of why Belize’s first-ever beachfront property to receive Green Globe Certification, is the perfect choice for honeymooners, anniversary celebrants or romance rekindlers.
Sublime Romance Found in Nature
From the second couples arrive at the eco-chic Hamanasi, they’re instantly immersed in a sense of serenity and romance. This 25-acre beachfront sanctuary named the #1 Eco-Friendly Hotel in the World in 2009, not only exudes sensuality, but also embraces the property’s lush landscape. Nestled in the coastal forest serenaded by birds and caressed by sea breezes, lies Hamanasi’s most popular rooms – secluded, intimate Treehouseaccommodations. Freestanding and raised on stilts, the Treehouses provide the utmost in privacy and comfort. King-size beds made of Belizean barba jolote wood are romantically draped and the large shower/tub design boasts expansive windows and skylights, perfect for bird watching and stargazing. Hamanasi’s special romance touches include floral-kissed turndown service, private dining, champagne upon arrival, in-suite massage andmore.
Adventure & Relaxation
Whether a couple opts to experience adventure together or individually – Hamanasi features dozens of diverse action-packed inland excursions, as well as a full-service five-star PADI dive and snorkel facility. Some of Hamanasi’s most exhilarating adventures offer guests the best of Belize both on and offshore including snorkeling and diving the Barrier Reef and Glover’s Reef Atoll, the Cave & Jungle Adventure and Mayflower Jungle & Waterfall Hike. Additional tours include Jungle River Kayaking & Canoeing, the Magical Mayan History Tour, theCockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve and Tropical Birding.
After an adventure-filled day, couples can relax by swaying under the palms trees in a hammock, taking a stroll through Hamanasi’s lush gardens or lounging poolside where full-service cocktail service is available. Alternately, for those still wanting to be a little adventurous and explore the area by land or by sea – complimentary bikes and sea kayaks are available.
Recognized in 2010 by TripAdvisor® for Best Service in Central and South America, Hamanasi has thrived off a special service philosophy that encourages the resort’s staff to always go above and beyond, offering guests impeccable service. Developed by the resorts owners, the program includes efforts like getting to know each guest by name and attending to every need, to ensure guests–looking to unwind at the resort or explore Belize–are treated like family.
Located south of Hopkins, Belize and nestled between the lush Maya Mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Hamanasi offers guests plenty to explore, both onshore and offshore. The intimate property boasts 21 private Treehouses, luxury suites and spacious beachfront rooms, as well as an on-property Adventure Center, complete with a full-service PADI dive facility. As the first Belize beachfront property to achieve Green Globe Certification, and one of the top hotels for service in Central and South America according to TripAdvisor®, Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort is the ultimate blend of adventure and eco-luxury. For more information, visit www.hamanasi.com.