December 29, 2022 -
 January 3, 2023

Roatan – Mini Vacation

New Year’s Eve in Roatan

 

Where we are diving

Roatan is located in the Bay Islands of Honduras. Just a few feet away from the shore lies the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. There you will find pristine waters and an abundance of marine life. It’s home to thick, vibrant coral, playful dolphins, and schools of tropical fish. It is also well known for its macro critters.

The island’s reefs and drop-offs are perfect for novices and experts alike. And the warm water and gentle currents make for great year-round visibility.

Roatan has approximately 35 dive sites, from West Bay to Man of War Cay to Anthony’s Key. These dive sites offer everything from shipwrecks to peaceful eel gardens. Coral walls begin as shallow as 20 feet below the surface and drop into the depths of the Caribbean. We’ll also explore Dolphin’s Den where thousands of silversides, nurse sharks, and sea hares spend their time.

 

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Trip Leader

Alexis Brooks, Phoenix Store Manager

Top 5 reasons you should travel with me to Roatan!

1. Playful dolphins!

2. Largest Barrier Reef in the northern hemisphere.

3. Thick, vibrant coral.

4. Year-round destination. The air temperature is around 72º-84º, while the water temperature is around 79º.

5. Beautiful beaches right outside your bungalow!

Resort Details

 

Where we are staying

Roatán offers something for every traveler. From palm tree beaches to tourist villages to lush jungles, you’ll taste delicious food and beverages and have plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Turquoise Bay Resort is all-inclusive and offers comfortable accommodations with ocean and hillside views. After a day of diving, relax poolside with a cocktail in hand or let the fun continue by kayaking or snorkeling. 

You’ll never go hungry at Turquoise Bay. Their Udurau restaurant serves a variety of  American, Italian, and Caribbean dishes. Enjoy fresh fish, pork, chicken, and veggies all while watching the ocean waves roll in.

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Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

Trip Details

 

Price

Ground Only

Hillside Garden View

  • Double diver: $1,460
  • Double non-diver: $1,180
  • Single diver: $1,630
  • Single non-diver: $1,330

Ocean View

  • Double diver: $1,550
  • Double non-diver: $1,280
  • Single diver: $1,720
  • Single non-diver: $1,420

    Deposit and payments

    • 1st deposit: $500 due upon sign up
    • 2nd deposit: $500 due September 30, 2022
    • Full Balance: Due October 30, 2022

    Other info

    • Prices are based upon double occupancy
    • All payments are non-refundable
    • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

    What’s included

    • 5 nights of accommodations
    • Airport transfers
    • All meals/domestic alcoholic beverages
    • Up to 3 days per day for 4 days
    • 1 night dive
    • Weights, tanks, locker, and boat transportation to dive sites
    • Free Wifi
    • Use of kayaks, paddle boards, and all other resort amenities (private beach, pool, fitness center, etc.)

    What’s not included

    Recommended equipment

    • SeaLife DC 2000 camera
    • Mesh Bag

    Recommended courses

    • Underwater Photography
    • Boat Diving
    • Nitrox

    What prior travelers say

    “From the time of booking to arrival at our destination, Diventures took care of everything. All we had to do was show up!”

    Know Before You Go

    Electricity – Electricity is 110 volts, 60 cycle AC, the same as in the United States. Visitors from countries with other electrical standards will need adaptors.

    Passport Validity You need a passport that is valid for 6 months after your arrival. You will receive a 90-day tourist Visa when you arrive. You should check to see if there are any special requirements for citizens of your country but currently, this is all that is required for the USA, Canada, UK, and European Union.

    Money On the island, US Dollars are used as much as the local currency, and most places have their prices in US dollars. Many businesses will give you change back in Lempiras even if you pay in dollars. It is best not to bring bills over $20 as larger bills may not be accepted. All major credit cards are widely accepted. In restaurants, it is best to ask before ordering, since some smaller businesses don’t accept credit cards. The resort doesn’t have any ATMs but there are ATMs in every town and at the airport. Remember that Honduran ATMs only give Lempiras. The exchange rate is approximately 23 Lempira to the US Dollar. The resort accepts Visa, MasterCard & American Express. Traveler’s checks are not accepted.

    Dress Code Shorts, t-shirts or tank tops, and flip flops is the casual attire of an islander. It is perfect for the warm days, breezy evenings, and cool nights! The Roatan climate is warm all year round except for November, December, and January, when temperatures drop from the high 80’s to the low 80’s. Light casual clothing is best and a rain jacket, sandals, bathing suit, and sturdy shoes are all important items to bring. 

    Language While Spanish is the official language, English is spoken universally. Roatan islanders speak Creole English. This broken English gets its roots in French, English, and Spanish as well as a few words unique to the Garifuna culture.

    Drinking Water – We encourage guests to drink bottled water or the purified water provided in each guest room, although the tap water at the resort comes from a local well and is safe.

    Ocean Water The water temperature in Roatan tends to stay in the lower 80’s year round, with August being the warmest month of the year. Visibility is generally pretty good between 80 and 150ft. Though it can drop lower in the rainy season.

    Weather While traveling around the island and enjoying the Roatan weather in the Bay Islands you can expect daytime highs in the mid 80’s and 90’s and nighttime lows in the 70’s. Rainy season varies from year to year, but it’s normally from October to February.

    Meals  – All meals are included at the resort. The resort has one restaurant onsite which serves all three meals per day. Breakfast is served between 7:00 am – 9:30 am. Lunch is served between 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. And Dinner 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. The bar is open from 10:00 am-10:00 pm. Service can either be buffet or a la carte depending on the resort’s occupancy level.

    Sunscreen and Bug Spray – If you plan to spend time in the ocean, we recommend bringing eco-friendly sunscreen as most normal sunscreens contain ingredients that damage coral reefs. If you cannot find eco-friendly sunscreens, they are available for purchase in some dive shops and at the Roatan Marine Park office in West End. You can also find them online. We recommend bringing 2 types of bug sprays. One containing DEET such as Off and one that is DEET free. We urge people to use the DEET free spray if they plan on entering the ocean within hours of applying the bug spray. DEET has been shown to damage coral, fish, and other marine life. A bug spray with DEET is great at evening and nighttime.

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