Bananarama Dive Resort - Honduras

Four- or Seven-Night Stay at Bananarama Dive Resort in Honduras

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Beachfront Resort with World-Class Diving Center

Just off the Honduran island of Roatán lies the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef in the world. Spectacular biodiversity can be found at this site, ranging from colorful tropical fish to giant sponges and swaying sea fans. Coastal Living recently named the waters off Roatán among 9 Coastal Wonders to See Now, and few places better prepare visitors for exploring the area than Roatán’s Bananarama Dive Resort. Located just a few feet from the reef on West Bay Beach, Bananarama's dive center is one of the island’s best, known for its variety of certification courses and unforgettable excursions, including night dives and shark dives (additional fees required).

The resort grounds feature lush gardens dotted with private cabanas offering some seclusion amid the action at West Bay. Interiors channel the Caribbean with bright colors, local artwork, and hand-carved wooden doors. Garden rooms sit within a larger complex, and each room has a private porch with views of the surrounding tropical plants.

All stays include complimentary breakfast at the beachfront Thirsty Turtle Bar and Grill, which also serves seafood specialties for alfresco lunch and dinner dining. For a more intimate atmosphere, head to the Vintage Pearl Restaurant, where you can pair Caribbean cuisine with an impressive selection of international wines. Drop by the Roatán Activities Center on the beach right in front of Bananarama to set up excursions in and out of the water, including fishing trips, dolphin swims, and zipline tours.

Roatán, Honduras: Diver's Paradise with Dense Jungle Interior

Though Roatán—the largest of Honduras's Bay Islands—used to be plagued with pirates looting the gold of Spanish galleons, most of the popular shipwrecks in the area were sunk on purpose for divers. But that doesn't make them any less appealing. Walls of coral and more than 800 species of fish have turned them into natural wonders. Starfish, sea turtles, and eels are common sights during scuba-diving and snorkeling trips. The crystal-clear waters contain a wealth of Mayan, Paya, and Garifuna artifacts as well.

Farther inland, dense jungles and grassy hills stretch across the surface of the island. From the secluded bays of Roatán's East End, you can get a change of scenery by taking winding dirt roads to small villages. The towns of Coxen Hole and French Harbour in particular provide a taste of local culture in the form of street vendors, an iguana farm, and shrimp fishers working the docks.

What You Get

Stay for two adults in a cabana, private garden cabana, or garden room

  • Option 1: $259 for four nights, valid 11/13/12–12/21/12 (up to a $560 value)
  • Option 2: $455 for seven nights, valid 11/13/12–12/21/12 (up to a $980 value)
  • Option 3: $312 for four nights, valid 1/3/13–1/31/13 (up to a $560 value)
  • Option 4: $549 for seven nights, valid 1/3/13–1/31/13 (up to a $980 value)
  • Option 5: $419 for four nights, valid 2/1/13–4/30 (up to a $560 value)
  • Option 6: $735 for seven nights, valid 2/1/13–4/30/13 (up to a $980 value)

Book by: 12/17/12 for Options 1–2; 1/11/12 for Options 3–6

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Caribbean restaurant and pizzeria
  • Beachfront bar
  • Private cabanas
  • PADI five-star dive center
  • Activity center
  • Balconies in some rooms and cabanas
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 1/11/2013 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 11/13-12/21, 1/3-1/31, or 2/1-4/30 based on option purchased
  • Not valid 12/21-1/3 or 3/23-3/31
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $50 fee; 30-day notice required or customer will be issued voucher from the vendor equal to Groupon price minus $50; 8-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • $2/day charity fee not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Cabana, Private Garden Cabana, or Garden Room

  • Bed sizes and configurations vary by unit
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest 10 or older; no charge for guests 9 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: not included, $15 for the week or $5 per day
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: smoking allowed on the property, but not in rooms
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: 8 miles from Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB)

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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