Fantasy Island Beach Resort
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We were not picked up at the airport and when we finally arrived the girl at the front desk acted liked she really didn't care. This was the same girl that told me beer at the bar cost $5.00 us per can, which was completely wrong. When we started to check out, the front desk told me because I booked through Expedia, they didn't know when we would arrive. Our departure flight was at 2:51pm, but the last shuttle was at 12:00 noon, so the young lady said if we wanted to wait for later transportation, we could call a taxi. The room had a very nice A/C, easy to use safe, good bed, small frig where your drinking water was kept and a TV with reception so bad you couldn't watch. We were in room 103, which was close to the bar and lobby and next to the pool. Of course being this close to the bar we were able to hear the battle of the drummers at 1:00am, but the chlorine smell from the pool helped kill the sewer smell from the lobby. Food was served buffet style and was good, especially the fish dishes. Diving was from a large boat and with only 7 divers there was plenty or room. You handled your own equipment from set up to changing tanks to removal and storage in a locker. Water temperature was 78 F and visibility 20-40 feet. The coral was outstanding on the walls. I saw a Midnight Parrotfish, 3 terminal phase Rainbow Parrotfish, several Lionfish and all of the other fish you would expect. There were no WOWs like a shark, a turtle, a ray, an ell or any large groupers. During the week I had 3 dive masters, two of which only lead the group and told us when to turn around and return to the boat. There are too many good places for diving to waste your time at Fantasy Island.
We booked this independently from our carnival cruise ship excursion offerings and I was extremely happy with this location. Very relaxing and our 3 girls enjoyed the monkeys on the island! I would return again
If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, relatively inexpensive vacation, this is the place for you. The bar is open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. As others have said, the place badly needs some TLC. We were on the first floor and the rooms leave a lot to be desired. The best part of this resort is the beach. So if you're a beach person, you'll love it - lots of chairs and not a lot of people. Just don't set your expectations too high.Pros: The food is good - not spectacular but tasty. There wasn't a huge buffet but enough variety that you would never go hungry. We had coffee the first day but not again as it wasn't very good. The beach is awesome - lots of chairs and shade. They sank a boat on the right hand side of the beach for the people who don't want to snorkel out to the reef. There's lots of different fish to see around it. The bartenders are not shy with the alcohol in the drinks. For the most part, the staff are helpful and friendly. The guys who look after the grounds do a great job! There are lots of English channels on the TV but if the weather is not good, the satellite doesn't work so well.Cons: The rooms can use some updates. The bed in room 100 was very hard and uncomfortable. The Beach Grill is not open so if you miss the buffet for any reason, you're out of luck for food. If you're a pool person, go somewhere else. The pool was seldom used when we were there and didn't look too inviting. They put a jug of water in your fridge and that's it. If you want bottled water, they sell it at the bar for $2.00 US each. Getting hot water in the shower is hit or miss. The roosters will wake you up very early in the morning and if they don't, the bug fogger will. Watch out for the monkeys - they like to steal your stuff.Tips: Bring a bubba cup for your drinks as they serve them in small plastic cups at the bar. Take a tour to the west end and stop at the grocery store in French Harbour for snacks, bottled water and any alcohol you want to take home as it's cheaper there. There is no duty free at the airport.
This resort has a great location with a fantastic beach. With that said here is whats wrong. Sounds like ownership that will spend no money fixing up the deteriorating resort. Water running or not. Depends on the day. Hot or cold. Never know. Never beach towels. The staff i experienced were fantstic. The best part of the resort. In room 204 my maid was amazing. Very clean rooms. Monkeys were fun to interact with. Management and ownership were the biggest problem with this resort and they will run it into the ground.
The employees were nice and our room was clean. The best part of this Hotel is the beautiful ocean, and the monkeys. This is a very simple place. Our safe did not work. That's about all I could say. Overall good.
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- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Unlimited domestic drinks from 11am to 11pm
- Non-motorized watersports including snorkeling & kayaks
- Daytime tennis
- Daily activities & nightly entertainment
- 109 rooms
- Buffet restaurant
- Tennis courts
- On-site dive centre (fee)
- Internet facilities
- 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Bathroom with tub or shower
- Balcony or terrace
- Maximum occupancy per room is 4
Resort Location Map
Fantasy Island Beach ResortHonduras,Honduras
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Carretera Pavimentada Ppal, French Harbour, French Harbour, Roatan IB3110 Honduras
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