Fantasy Island Beach Resort
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Snorkeling was good, food was decent (tiring by day 14 though), beach was nice (no vendors allowed on the island) and diving was good, but that was were it ended. As posted in other reviews, 1970's called and it wants its furniture back. The rooms are in dire need of an update and repairs, mildew in the showers needed to be taken care of. I could not walk 10 ft in this resort without seeing something that needed fixing. Most staff was early 20's and could careless, little or no service at meals. I am not a drinker but I am sure that I have a better selection of booze at my bar at home than their 1 and only bar. 2 snack bars and the swim up bar were closed and in dire need of repair to get them open again. there is nothing around the resort to go see, you need a taxi to go check out anything on the island.I have stayed in 3 stars before and this was not a 3 star in my opinion.FYI bring bug dope. the noseeums chewed up my wife pretty bad and we even had OFF bug spray.
I am so disappoint in this place and in Expedia. After finally checking into my room hours after is was suppose to be ready I was disappointed. I found the door lock drilled out and covered with a block unable to close. The glass was broken on the door. I booked a king and got a double bed. No hot water, no warm water only ice cold. The pictured advertised must be 20 years old. After not receiving any help from the hotel I called Expedia. They were no help either in sorting the situation. I finally went to the lobby with my luggage and demanded either a safe room that locks with a king like I paid for or a refund. After many hers the hotel told me to turn in my key and they did not have the room I paid for. I called Expedia again. They all refused to refund me. Expedia said it was beyond there control and the hotel does not to refunds. I was left with no room and being charged for it for a full week. I don't recommend this "resort". I also don't recommend booking with Expedia. They falsely advertised and took my money and left me without a safe place to stay!
Had a great time at Fantasy Island April 1-8 2017!!! Background I went by myself to scuba dive & Fantasy was all I wanted/needed. Did 21 dives-FI is on the south side of Roatan where in my opinion the best diving is. Even with the wind up & thus heavy wave action on the surface FI is close enough to the reefs that it wasn't a problem. The staff (led by Ria & Chris) did a great job-Boat Captain J.T. was great & very helpful to me.As for the resort, I stayed in room 108 (within 2 rooms of the lobby). It was clean, cable TV (got to see the NCAA final 4 game) overlooking the ocean (the only they it could use was a chair or two out on the patio). The location was great as it provided easy access to the dining room, bar, pool (and the walk to the dive shop was pretty easy also). I will not lie, the food is not gourmet but it is more than adequate (never hungry could always find something to eat). All in all had a great time & will go back.
Don't believe any of the photos. Those photos are clearly not updated. First of the staff does not care. I have never seen such bad bad bad customer service. The room was disgusting and outdated. They don't offer Wi-Fi in the room and you cant watchTV. The water you shower with and brush your teeth is salt water. I woke up one morning to no water. The beach was dirty it wasn't cleaned until the day I left. The food isn't worth it because you can go down the street and pay $5 for a better plate. Just go come here. I'm not the type of person to put bad review but omg this place is horrible. I think people should know. I ask some of the locals and they also told me this is the worst resort and that many tourist tell them the same. I would suggest Pineapple Villa, the Mayan Prince and Henry Morgan. This are places that really know how to treat their visitors. Ps The lady who plans all the excursions is so rude. She offer French Key which is an amazing place for 55 dollars just to get in. I took a car myself because I didn't want to deal with her any more. I paid 65 for entrance which included scuba gear kayaking a meal and two free drinks. The meal and drinks are big portions. I think whoever is in charge of this place should come and reevaluate their staff.
We stayed at the fantasy Island resort for a week in March. It is a very acceptable 3 star hotel. Its 20 minutes from the airport but not really close to any major tourist spots. Our room was in the 100 block with a beautiful ocean view. The rooms have been freshly painted and are basic with good air conditioning. The only complaint I have is that there was no dresser or shelf for our clothes, we made do.As mentioned in other reviews, the snorkeling off the beach is great. The cove to the left of the gazebo was awesome. We even saw a sting ray one day. There was never a shortage of chairs in the sun or shade.We took 2 trips during our week. One kayaking/snorkeling trip on the north side of the island booked through Upachaya Eco lodge (separate review to follow) and the island tour booked through our transat rep. Due to the high cost of cabs we felt the island tour was good value. It was a full day and we hit everything you would want to see while on the island (West bay, West end, chocolate factory, rum company, Mayan Eden eco park, iguana farm) and it included lunch at the famous Gio’s seafood restaurant. Our guide Jose was knowledgeable and entertaining. We walked the 2.5km to Daniel Johnsons Sloth hangout one day. Walking on the side of the main road was a little nerve wracking but totally doable and holding the sloths was worth it. Go early and preferably on Friday or Saturday when its less busy.The rest of the week was spent hanging out on the beach, in the water and interacting with the wildlife. This hotel has 3 white faced monkeys that interact with the guests, a peacock, some iguanas, a rooster and agoutis or guatusas (which are called island rabbits and are shy and harmless)There is only one bar and it closes at 10pm (which didn’t impact our visit). The staff were friendly (except for one particular bartender, mentioned by other reviewers), although there sometimes was a language barrier and we had to use our spanglish and hand gestures. The food was very tasty and it was never over crowded at the buffet, however the coffee for breakfast was terrible. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to dive or snorkel right off the beach and wanting a quiet place to spend a week.The only other recommendations I would add are, bring US dollars as they don’t take credit cards everywhere, buy your alcohol elsewhere as there is no duty free at the airport and bring your patience to the airport. It took us 1.5 hours to check in. If you fly Sunwing there is a 46 US dollar departure tax payable at the airport that you also have to line up for. If you fly Air transat this is included in your ticket price and you get a receipt from your rep at the airport. This is a 3 star hotel with improvements being made daily. Enjoy it for what it is. There aren’t many places where you have excellent snorkeling right outside your room.
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- 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
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Fantasy Island Beach ResortHonduras,Honduras
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Carretera Pavimentada Ppal, French Harbour, French Harbour, Roatan IB3110 Honduras
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