Roatan Vacation FAQ’s
Answers About Our Roatan Island Resort
The resort opened for guests December 20, 2007.
Currently, all amenities except for the following are available to guests:
- Spa & health club (coming soon!)
The expected completion date for the spa and health club is the first quarter of 2015.
The exchange rate currently is $1.00 US is equal to 21 lempiras and has been at that rate for some time. Many visitors to the island don't even bother to exchange dollars into lempiras, as most all businesses on the island take the dollar at the standard exchange rate.
While more and more businesses are beginning to accept credit cards (of course we do), the banking system in Honduras is a little bit behind the times in terms of credit card processing, so they are not universally accepted. We recommend bringing sufficient cash to pay for most meals and some planned activities.
There are several airlines offering great schedules and rates for travel to the island. An expedia search is a good place to start, but if you want to go direct to the airlines, we recommend United, Delta, American Airlines and Taca as the best place to start. You'll find that Roatan is an easy one-day commute from most US markets.
Saturday to Saturday is the most common itinerary although there are now Sunday flights as well. Travel during the week usually involves an additional connection through San Pedro Sula, so it takes a little longer, but it's still pretty easy for a Caribbean destination.
Due to current security measures, you'll need to allow more time for check-in, security screening and boarding flights. Please check with your airline prior to departure for the latest recommended arrival times and security guidelines. It is also recommended you have a government-issued picture ID available at all times, as well as a printed itinerary if you're using an electronic ticket.
U.S. and Canadian citizens are required to have a valid U.S. or Canadian passport. Please make sure your passport is valid at least 6 MONTHS from your return travel date. This is a new rule and they will not let you board if your passport expires within six months of your return date. Residents of all other countries should check with the Honduran Embassy/Consulate prior to leaving for specific entry requirements.
Normally the airlines are pretty good about delivering your luggage on time. However, there are occasions where luggage gets delayed and while the resort will do as much as they can to accommodate for equipment and other items, it is a good idea to carry in your hand-luggage the following:
- Extra pair of clothes
- Medication, contact lenses, prescription masks, etc
- C-card: You cannot dive if you do not have that.
Yes, please set aside U.S. $39 per person for airport departure tax from Roatan. Cash only is accepted.
While the temperature is normally in the 80's year 'round, many guests like to have a long sleeved shirt or light sweater for evenings. The dress on the island is very casual, with Hawaiian or golf attire being the standard for "dress up" occasions and beach attire the standard for daytime activities. The people in the photo gallery will give you a look at how people dress.
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