Bananarama Dive Resort - Roatan

Four- or Seven-Night Stay at Bananarama Dive Resort in Roatán, Honduras. Four Options Available.

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Beachfront Resort with World-Class Diving Center

Just off West Bay Beach Honduran island of Roatán lies the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the world’s second-largest coral reef. Spectacular biodiversity awaits below the surface, from colorful tropical fish to giant sponges and swaying sea fans. Coastal Living recently named the waters off Roatán one of their 9 Coastal Wonders to See Now, and few places better prepare visitors for exploring it 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, well-known for its variety of certification courses and unforgettable excursions, including night dives and shark dives.

The resort consists of lush gardens dotted with private cabanas that offer some seclusion amid the action at West Bay. These cabanas channel the Caribbean with bright colors, local artwork, and hand-carved wooden doors. Garden rooms sit within a larger complex, each with its own private porch and views of surrounding tropical plants. Alternatively, those looking to for ocean vistas and easy access to the beach can stay in one of the five villas, which lie on Bananarama's sister site, Island Pearl Resort. The owner's villa is the crown jewel, with 1,600 square feet of space, two bedrooms, and a large screened-in porch.

All stays include complimentary breakfasts 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.

Use of Bananarama's kayaks is free for all guests, and snorkel gear for two is included with each stay with this Groupon. Drop by the Roatán Activities Center on the beach right in front of Bananarama to set up other 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 by pirates looting the gold of Spanish galleons, most of the popular shipwrecks were purposefully sunk for divers. But that doesn't make the many dive sites surrounding the island 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 smaller 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

Accommodations for two adults in a cabana, private garden cabana, or garden room. Up to two kids 9 or younger stay free.

  • Option 1: $249 for a four-night stay (up to a $610 value)
  • Option 2: $439 for a seven-night stay (up to a $1,015 value)
  • Option 3: $875 for a seven-night stay with a scuba-diving package that includes 10 dives for two people (up to a $1,615 value)

Accommodations for four adults in a beachfront, beachside, or owner’s villa. Up to two kids 9 or younger stay free.

  • Option 4: $889 for a seven-night stay (up to a $1,960 value)

Book by: 10/12/12
Travel by: 12/1/12

Included in all options:

  • Daily snorkel gear for two (a $70 value)

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

Tips

100% of 10 customers recommend

  • “Incredible value. Beautiful diving. ”

  • “Everything is great about this resort, just a relaxing and fun atmosphere, right on the beach, great diving!”

  • “The people, dive shop and the beautiful beach!”

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 10/12/12 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/1/12
  • Limit 2/ person +1 as a gift
  • Limit 2/ visit
  • Subject to availability
  • 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+ to check in
  • Credit card req'd at booking & check-in
  • Not valid w/ reward points
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Divers must be certified
  • $10/ person diving fee not included
  • Dive package includes weights & tanks; other equipment can be rented for $15/ day or $60/ week.

Other Details

Room Details

Cabana, Private Garden Cabana, or Garden Room

  • Bed sizes and configurations vary by unit
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night per guest 10 or older; no charge for guests 9 or younger

Beachfront, Beachside, or Owner’s Villa

  • Bed sizes and configurations vary by unit
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night per guest 10 or older; no charge for guests 9 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • 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 (13 km) 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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