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Roatan Latest Info.

By SY Mary Ann — last modified Dec 17, 2013 10:12 PM

Published: 2013-12-17 00:00:00
Countries: Honduras

After our 6 months in Rio Dulce, we are now in Roatan, Honduras (Bay Islands).

Clearing was easy, at a cost of 5 USD/person.

A few pointers on the island:

We are staying at Fantasy Island marina, alongside a very good dock (some boats are Med moored, some
alongside). The place is fairly clean, and is just completing 2 new bathroom/showers. Jerry, the dock-master, is extremely helpful, will guide you in upon request, and organizes quite a dense social scene (happy hours, jam sessions, etc...).

Cost is 9 $/foot/month if one stays more than 14 days, which includes water (somewhat salty), and the use of all resort facilities (good pool, very nice beach and restaurant, all within 100 meters from the reef).

The marina distributes free of charge a very complete guide of services available on the island.

Provisioning is OK, but requires a trip to French Harbor town, about 10 minutes by car (the marina arranges for a bus on a regular basis).

Technical stuff can be found at 3 different hardware stores, one of which (Parker's) has a limited stock of boating equipment. Prices are not very much different from most locations (US prices + freight).

Decent diving all around the island, and in particular just outside the reef in front of the marina.

Olivier
SY Mary Ann

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Questomaniac Juan Capuano
Questomaniac Juan Capuano says:
Jan 15, 2014 07:15 AM

Por favor, si alguna vez necesitan servicio de transporte en Roatán en el que puedan confiar, les puedo personalmente y en nombre de 11 miembros de mi familia, recomendar a un buen amigo: Josué Cristóbal Leiva (Acá su página de Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josue.leivaramos?fref=ts (Teléfonos: +504 9943 4593 OR +504 2455 7226) un hermano, un amigo con una excelente fibra moral, educadísimo, servicial, de rápida respuesta, alguien en quien poderse apoyar con tranquilidad, nada caro, linda camioneta o van no sé mucho de tipos de carros pero cupimos los 11 y como 20 piezas de equipaje, nos ayudó por 15 días en total en dos viajes a Roatán e incluso llegamos a conocer a su hermosa esposa Sra. Gina e incluso almorzamos en su casa en El Esfuerzo, así que creanme que sabemos de lo que estamos hablando y recomendando. Por favor dense la oportunidad de conocer a éste hermoso y noble ser humano y de paso le damos buen trabajo porque personas así merecen que todo el mundo sepan de su existencia y además es más de lo que tu dinero puede pagar. Gracias Cristo por todo tu cariño, apoyo y ayuda esos quince días y esos dos viajes. Hiciste nuestra estadía en Roatán una excelente experiencia. Incluso tu fuiste quien me consiguió los mejores hoteles esas dos ocasiones. Abrazos de toda nuestra familia Hermano a quienes etiqueto en esta publicación (sólo falta mi suegro que no tiene Facebook y yo por supuesto que no puedo auto etiquetarme) y quienes pueden dar fe de que lo escrito es la verdad y nada más que la verdad.

PLEASE: IF YOU NEED A TAXI DRIVER, ISLAND GUIDE IN ROATAN that you could trust, I can recommend a very good friend: Josué Cristóbal Leiva (Here is his Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/josue.leivaramos?fref=ts (PHONE: +504 9943 4593 OR +504 2455 7226) a brother, a friend with the highest moral fiber, highly educated, servicial, prompt to respond, someone to rely on, not expensive, nice family van (he helped us for 11 days the first time 4 days, so 15 days of service and we were 11 people in total) I even got to know his beautiful wife Mrs. Gina and had lunch at his house in El Esfuerzo, so again, I know what I am talking about) please give yourself the opportunity to know this beautiful and noble human being and give him work, it's more than your money could pay.

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