Deep Blue Resort - Honduras

Seven-Night Stay with Daily Meals and Scuba Diving at Deep Blue Resort in Honduras

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Diving Resort on Remote Caribbean Island

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world and one of the most mysterious. Its lifespan seems to fall somewhere between 70 and 150 years, and it has never been observed mating or giving birth. But one thing's for certain: the creatures are exceedingly docile. In fact, they're usually so focused on gulping up plankton that they pay little attention when divers swim alongside them. You can see these gentle giants for yourself on a seven-day retreat to the PADI Five Star–awarded Deep Blue Resort, located on a remote island in Honduras where whale sharks can be found year-round.

Each day of the trip, trained scuba experts lead three Caribbean Sea boat dives setting out from some of the 90 dive sites scattered throughout the island. These extended trips are your best chance to spot whale sharks as well as dolphins, manta rays, and schools of colorful fish. Expeditions from the north side of the island focus on exploring the huge barrier reef located just off the coast. It's distinguished by sheer wall drops of more than 3,000 feet and is home to a wide array of marine life. Among the snapshot-worthy inhabitants, there are seahorses, frogfish, and tons of clownfish all riding in one tiny car.

Surrounded by coconut palms, fruit trees, and wild orchids, Deep Blue Resort sits on a private beach accessible only by boat. Between the day’s dives, you can refuel with complimentary meals provided in the resort restaurant. Chefs create homestyle dishes to accommodate all tastes, and they stock a selection of fine wines. The clubhouse lounge is outfitted with a full-service bar and a pool table.

Utila, Honduras: Secluded Caribbean Diving Destination

One of the three Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras, Utila is best accessed by ferry from its more developed neighbor, Roatan. Mangrove forests laden with orchids carpet 90% of Utila, which is also the only place in the world where you'll find the swamper iguana. Deep Blue Resort offers boat rides to the island’s only town, which hugs a natural harbor to the southeast. The small Caribbean hamlet is filled with markets, shops, and oceanfront bars perched on stilts.

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

What You Get

Seven-night stay for one in a king or two-double room with daily scuba diving. Check in Saturday. Valid for Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay a solo supplement fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

  • $699 without equipment provided (a $1,200 value)
  • $799 with equipment provided, including regulators, buoyancy compensators, and shorty wetsuits (a $1,350 value)

Book by: 12/21/12
Arrival window: 12/1/12–2/23/13

Solo Traveler Fee: $400

Included in all options:

  • Three full meals per day
  • Welcome drink and all coffee, tea, water, and iced tea

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

Amenities

  • Three boat dives per day, plus PADI courses
  • Three meals a day
  • Daily boat shuttles to and from town
  • Social clubhouse with WiFi, bar, and pool
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/21/2012 or promo value expires
  • Valid for check-in 12/1/12-2/23/2013
  • Valid for Saturday check-in only
  • Limit 2/person + 1 as gift
  • Limit 2/visit
  • All cancels subject to $66 fee
  • 90 days cancel notice req'd or $116 fee; 61 days or fee of 50% of Groupon price; 31 days or fee of Groupon price
  • Credit card req'd at booking
  • Must be 18+ to check in & to consume alcohol
  • Must be 12+ to stay
  • All-inclusive pricing does not include alcohol
  • SCUBA certification req'd
  • $400 fee required for solo travel
  • $4 reef fee per day per guest, $35 Honduran departure tax, & 16% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Private balcony with Caribbean views
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: not available
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Age restrictions: must be 12 or older to stay
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

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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