Fantasy Island Beach Resort
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Arrived on August 29th and Fantasy Island drivers picked me up at the airport. Leaving the airport, I saw the effects of the coup on the mainland a few days before as there were Honduran soldiers eeverywhere. On the bus to Fantasy Island, I met who would be my "Personal " bar tender, Clinton. Clinton proved to be a most valuable resource as he kept …
... yourself and step outside your comfort zone. Any fear disappeared as we descended to the ocean floor. We finally understood the scuba saying, ‘same planet, different world’. In a matter of seconds we were swimming amongst hundreds of fish, stingrays and giant sea turtles with fish taking a ride on their shell. Not a worry in the world! It’s the most surreal experience breathing under water as your breathing directly influences your buoyancy. Becoming completely in ...
... for around $5 and renting a scooter for an hour is only $1! Yesterday we did my favourite excursion so far and went snorkelling with dolphins, was truly memorable. We started off meeting on particular dolphin (ours was called Anthony) then we got to snorkel with them. They are so friendly it was really quite emotional. My moral compass was also smoothed slightly when we were ...
... and encourages everyone to stay around that area. They will not let independent tours close to the dock. Ummm..
The thirty minute drive to Upachaya was uneventful with much the same scenery as Belize. We did see a Pizza Inn here. Upon arrival, we met Barbara, the owner of this small bed and breakfast. She retired at 50 and relocated in 2007. She has been building the property ever since. It is very ...
... the place to be on a Sunday since its not opened most other nights. It was rammed. When we got the food we understood. Man it was good! Grilled shrimp for me, T-bone steaks for the others. Dont know what happened to our backpacker budget that day!
Michael was up at 6.30am for his dive. I had a bit of a longer lie and then waited about for him coming back. He said he was a little bit fed up during his dives because it is ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Fantasy Island Beach Resort Roatan
Fantasy island Beach Resort, Roatan Honduras
Beach is beautiful, snorkeling is great. Service is horrible. Food comparible to cuba not much variation. No entertainment everyone goes to bed at 9 or 10. No daily activities. This is stricly a dive resort. There are day trips but they get expensive and so does anything off the resort. Drinks are domestic only and to be honest the rum compares to water.
The bugs don't hurt or itch until you get home, and once your home you will wished you went somewhere else for that kind of money.
we returned from fantasy island on feb 12 2005. all and all i enjoyed the resort. yes the bugs were bad but no different if you went somewhere camping. the beach was beautiful and the water great. the resort was clean and the food good. the staff was always friendly and very helpful. the staff was always working around cleaning and raking the beach. it is a very small resort and they seem to be working hard to upgrade it. if you are used to 5 star resorts and big buffets and fancy rooms, by al means do not got there. it is a 3 star resort not a 5 and you should not expect it to be the same as a high rise in cancun. all in all we enjoyed our trip and renting a car to drive around the island. the weather was good. it did rain a few times but only in the morning. i have read a lot of negative reviews about the resort. if you like fancy do not go. if you like clean and small with a great beach and weather do go. there is not much night life but they do have a few shows during the week.the beer was good and the rum drinks also. they only have one bar and it closes at 11 but they have frigs in the room and we bought beer in town. if you want good shopping go to coxen hole on tuesdays when the cruise ships come in. they have a good market there and a lot of vendors. any other day it is quite with a few good stores to shop in. if you like the water to dive or snorkle it is the place to go
Just returned from a week stay at Fantasy Island Resort with 19 other divers on Feb 5.....
This is the real resort from the Robin Williams classic "Club Paradise".
I am rating Fantasy Island "Terrible" based on the actual hotel, but have nothing but great things to say about the dive shop on site.
We just returned from a one week trip. Unlike other reports we found very little fish life. After travelling for the last 10 years on dive holidays I expected more life. there was the normal fish life but not in great quanities. We did see a sea horse and the other group say a turtle, again we were only there for one week. It could also be the time of year. The diving is well organized and with the direct flight out of Toronto it is a very simple trip to organize. Dive centre was excellent and meal times are around the boat dives, so you never miss a meal. Our boat allways left on time and sometimes early. Large boats with very few divers so there is lots of room. If you have never dove in the south then this is the place to start. One of the best dives is the shark dive. most dives were near an hour long. An example of how close the sites are-the boat left at 9am, we did a 62 minute dive and were back at the dock by 10:25.
I read the previous review of Fantasy Island Resort before we left on our 9 day vacation. That writer nailed it right on the head. Fantasy Island is a very mediocre resort in terms of food and accommodations. All of the existing rooms need a face lift. They are however, just finishing a new building and those rooms should be pretty decent. I imagine they'll be ready for occupation just after Jan 2005.