Hotel at a Glance: Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resort
Loggerhead turtles, whale sharks, and tuna all make their home amid the vast Mesoamerican reef. On this all-inclusive vacation, you can take a complimentary scuba-diving lesson to see the reef. It’s one of many activities available at the luxurious Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resort, in addition to kayaking and snorkeling. And if you’re not in the water, you can park right next to it—the beach is steps away from the property.
- Awards and accolades: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and 2014
- Onsite dining by the ocean: Enjoy fresh-caught seafood, international buffets, and authentic Caribbean cuisine while getting scenic views of the water.
- Beachside massages and chocolate body wraps are among the treatments offered at the resort’s Kukut Spa.
- Aquatic oasis: Take a dip in the large outdoor pool or unwind in the oversized hot tub.
- The Black Pearl: Roatán’s only 18-hole golf course, designed by Pete Dye, is located on the resort.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The best airport to fly in/out of is Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport in Roatan (airport code: RTB) and a free shuttle to the resort can be scheduled directly through the hotel front desk at +504 2445-5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 20-25 minutes one-way.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The standard occupancy of the One-Bedroom Beachfront Villa is 2 adults; however, a 3rd guest can be added for an additional $89 per night.
3. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No additional resort credits are offered with this deal.
4. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Dinner reservations are required for Luna Maya, Calkett’s and The Beach Club San Simon; however, they are not required at any of the other restaurants. If you would like to make a reservation, please visit the front desk between the hours of 8am - 1pm. All restaurants have a casual dress code.