Great location but some slight misrepresentations
Submitted: June 7, 2012
Stayed: February 2012
My fiance and I visited Roatan at the beginning of February with another couple. We stayed for 2 weeks and were very happy with the location and accomodations. The area is quiet and the locals quite friendly, and there are a few little markets nearby for basic supplies. If you don't need to be at the center of the action, you will love this place. We spent days watching the dolphins next door and watching the other tourists watching the dolphins. We also enjoyed watching the local kids playing in the ocean and having a sense of ownership over their island despite the tourist economy. Dave the caretaker was incredibly helpful and always available to answer our questions. We did not rent a car, just took a cab into town every few days for grocery shopping or to dine out. We don't really feel you need a car. We dove with TranquilSeas a 5 minute walk down the beach. They have a great program, but are a little pricey. We felt it was worth it to not have to get to town for diving and no more than 8 people on a boat ever. The restaurant at Tranquilseas is also very cool, definitely worth checking out. If you're not a diver, the snorkeling is fantastic as well.
When we were there, the wifi that was promised was not yet set up which was unfortunate for our friends who had been told it would be available. Also, one of the things we were very excited about was the boat in the pictures. We asked multiple times before arriving if the sail boat was in good working order and were assured it was so. When we arrived, we were told that the boat didn't exist and had not been there for as long as anyone could remember. Also, we were told that we were to give the deposit to the caretaker upon arrival but then the owner charged the deposit to our credit card without notice and we had to follow up after vacation to make sure we got the deposit back. The kitchen equipment is adequate, but we would not characterize it as well appointed. The coffee maker was one of those mini ones that makes 2 mugs at a time. We also asked if there was some kind of a docking station to play music, which there was, but only 1 for the entire property, so other guests didn't have a way to play ipods without us giving ours up.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 2/2
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