Bay Islands

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  • CARLOS IN GUANAJA

    Feb 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I'm going
    Cons: my spelling

    Summary: Why so many controdictions about guanaja????carlos santana visited the island in 2004 and loved the experience. it seems to me there are alot of conflicting opinions about the island of guanaja. jfk jr. visited a year after his mother died and stayed for ... read more

  • Just Came Back from Roatan

    May 12, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome diving, beaches, adventure, lush, tropical, not full of tourists---great food.
    Cons: Sea Bugs (called lice) can bite you in the water, sand flies

    Summary: We love Roatan, great food and fun adventures to be found. Keep in mind, we are not budget travelers--we like the good stuff. Because there are no "luxury" accomadations on the island yet, we feel we stayed at the best places possible. Great value for ... read more

  • HERE THERE BE PIRATES ONCE, ROATAN HONDURAS

    Mar 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not over developed yet.
    Cons: That won't last.

    Summary: From the air Roatan is a study in colours. The lush green vegetation that covers the island is in sharp contrast to the pure white of its beaches and the light shade of turquoise of the shallow waters contained by the reefs that surround it. This first ... read more

  • Best Resort in the West Caribbean!

    Oct 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fabulous snorkeling, beautiful rooms facing the ocean, friendly and courteous staff,opportunity to snorkel/dive with dolphins
    Cons: you'll never want to leave!

    Summary: My husband Tim and I just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary at Anthony's Key Resort (AKR). This was a "last minute" planned vacation since our first choice (Grand Cayman) got canceled due to the devastation by Hurricane Ivan. Well as the old ... read more

  • Roatan and Anthony's Key

    Feb 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great diving, beautiful tranquil location
    Cons: Possibly boring for the nondiver.

    Summary: This was a great vacation (and resort) for a diver who wants beauty, peace and tranquility. The resort: I am glad I did not read some of the reviews on e-opinions before going. I thought the cabins at Anthony's Key Resort (AKR) were great. ... read more

  • Wastin' away again in Central America

    Nov 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dutch girls, Sea turtles, tequila (in that order)
    Cons: I had to leave eventually

    Summary: Roatan, Roatan the place I'd quite like to be. There are two islands of note in the chain of islands known as The Bay Islands,Honduras: Utila and Roatan. If you want dirt cheap learn-to-scuba dive packages and hedonistic all night backpacker ... read more

  • a week in Utila - great time

    Sep 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great diving, great scenery, low-key atmosphere
    Cons: bugs. we didn't actually see that whale shark

    Summary: We just returned from a week's stay on Utila in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. Amongst the scuba diving crowd, the Bay Islands are pretty well known. Outside the dive community, they are pretty much unheard of. I guess that is beginning to ... read more

  • Roatan for Cruise Passengers

    Feb 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some of the best diving in the world can be found here.
    Cons: Limited shore activities; some violence directed to tourists.

    Summary: More and more cruise ships are calling on Roatan, often combining visits to Belize City and Cozumel or Grand Cayman in the Western Caribbean. This "Exotic Western Caribbean" itinerary is offered seasonally by both NCL and Carnival, as well as many other ... read more

  • Second largest Coral Reef in the World!!!

    Jul 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful and Affordable...
    Cons: None

    Summary: I've been to the Bay Islands (Roatan) 4 times now, I usually stay on West End, since that part of the island is calm and not as crowded as other areas are. The moment you are landing you can appreciate from the air, the coral reef and the clear waters ... read more

  • Don't Go to Bayman Bay Club on the island of Guanaja!

    May 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap Trip
    Cons: Food, Accommodations, Diving, Island Itself

    Summary: We were severely disappointed with our recent trip to the Bayman Bay Club in Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras, November 17-24, 2000. Based on the brochure and the actual Bayman Bay Club website itself, we were expecting a lot more out of our trip than we ... read more

  • Roatan, Great for Scuba Diving but Little Else to Do

    Apr 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Scuba Diving
    Cons: Little to do if you don't dive

    Summary: We were recently on a cruise that stopped in Roatan, Honduras. I had planned to do my 3rd and 4th open water dives to get my scuba certification. My spouse doesn't dive, snorkel or swim. If you've not been to Honduras you're in for a surprise. ... read more

  • Bay Islands Beauty

    Apr 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Beaches, Friendly, Diver & Snorkelers Paradise
    Cons: Bumpy roads

    Summary: We arrived by cruise ship on March 27th of 2001. We were greeted in port at Coxen Hole by island children yelling.....they are here mom. It was very beautiful coming into the DOCK. We were not tendered in by boats. We came into port and easily found ... read more

  • roatan

    Dec 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beaches, diving, sightseeing
    Cons: Sand flies

    Summary: I have travelled a few times in Roatan for scuba diving and sight seeing in the last few years. This place is still virgin with no traffic and noise. You can see iguanas and Monkey Lala's, those funny lizards running on two feet across the road. The ... read more

  • How to Survive on the Beaches of Roatan

    Dec 2, 2000 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly People
    Cons: None if you are flexible

    Summary: We stayed for six days in the West End of Roatan at the end of November, 2000. We did a little too much homework prior to our trip. We read articles, participated in chat rooms, State Department Warnings, etc. One of the current facts about ... read more

  • What Do I Want To Do Today In Roatan?

    Dec 1, 2000 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing, Eating, Horseback Riding
    Cons: Sand fleas on the beaches

    Summary: I spent six days over Thanksgiving 2000 in the West End area of Roatan. If you ask most people visiting Roatan, what do I want to do today, 90% of the answers will be scuba dive, scuba dive, and scuba dive. At $25 a dive and wonderful things to see ... read more

  • Food in West End and West Bay

    Nov 29, 2000 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Freshly caught fish
    Cons: None

    Summary: I just returned on November 29, 2000 from eating six days in West End and West Bay of Roatan, Honduras. The locally owned Light House Restaurant behind the Baptist Church and is the house with the green roof, serves up traditional island style ... read more

  • The West End Is The Most Interesting End

    Nov 29, 2000 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Value, location, modern accommodations
    Cons: None

    Summary: I just returned from spending six nights over Thanksgiving 2000 in Roatan, Honduras. We were fortunate to have hooked up with Andres, the hands on owner of Posada Arco Iris. Arco Iris is centrally located in front of the beach in a very quiet area in ... read more

  • Bay Islands Beach Resort Review

    Sep 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great diving operation
    Cons: Bland food, small, minimal accommodations

    Summary: Review Topic:  AccommodationsOur first visit to Roatan brought us to the Bay Islands Beach Resort. I have been to Roatan several times since, but as this was our first experience, we were not sure what to expect. You know how ... read more

  • Roatan, Bay Islands Beach Resort

    Aug 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great diving, cheap, quiet
    Cons: bugs!

    Summary: I’ve traveled to much of the Caribbean and Pacific on diving vacations and still view the diving in Roatan as the best I have found. I stayed for one week at the Bay Islands Beach Resort. The resort is basic but comfortable. If you need more ... read more

  • Tropical paradise at Coco View: forget about Anthony's Key

    Jul 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great dive operation, no hassle, no hustle, total relaxation
    Cons: Merely satisfactory food, nothing to do but dive

    Summary: Most people who visit Roatan are going for the diving. And the diving is fantastic, with more than 125 named sites around this tiny Bay Island. But a lot of people get turned off by the main resort on the island: Anthony's Key. The place is like a ... read more

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