Fantasy Island Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
All we needed was cleanliness and a minimum of comfort.We moved out the next day. FILTHY, NEGLECTED, RUSTY, SMELLY (built on a swamp). The food was also way below average.Dont be fooled by the heavily photoshopped pictures.
We traveled to Fantasy Island Resort in July. Wonderful resort, beautiful beach and amazing tropical fish. The resort is going through a renovation, we had a renovated room, very nice furnishings, bright colors, we talked to several staff including the manager, Ivan, and they all said the renovations would be done by this December. The new front area has amazing murals which really pop out and catch your eye. Workers were working day and night. We snorkeled but did visit the Dive Shop to rent fins and we were impressed with the equipment they had and the dive boats, next time my husband will dive. We plan on returning in 2018, we really liked the resort, staff, food, accommodations, beach, ocean, and can't wait to see it when the renovations are complete. We were told they are building more rooms too. We will definitely be back, we expect to rate the property excellent when we return.
Beach is beautiful but that is the ONLY good thing. No hot water to shower. Stayed 2 nights an BOTH nights NO water at all in room. 3 of us staying in room and no water to flush toilet or wash hands. Staff could care less. Hotel is in dire need of repairs. Food was somewhat acceptable at best, low quality filler foods. Staff for the most part very indifferent and could care less about guests comfort. I did not expect luxury however even the basics were quite lacking. For the price charged I was very disappointed. I don't think it is asking for much to have a hot shower and available water 24 hours a day to flush toilet. Seems like owners are aware of issues but don't care as long as people keep spending their hard earned money to go there. Another family member made reservations for our stay. I would NOT have chosen this place. I am very easy to please however I do expect certain basics. I would NOT ever recommend this place as the owners do not even care to provide water for sanitation purposes. When staff told at 1 am that there was no water in my room they said maintenance staff not on duty and will come to work at 6:30 am. REALLY ?????? Second night same problem NO water and again told staff and was told same thing. Maintenence staff come at 6:30 am. I told them that it was unacceptable for guests to have to wait hours for water and to please call supervisor to get water issue attended to immediately for sanitation issues and that I paid a lot of money to come here and I expect water. Staff lied and said they called supervisor and maintenance would come right in to restore water. No one came and water never restored until 7 am. So again their guests simply do not matter. I do not know if they purposely turn water off at night to save money or system is in need of repairs. Either way they don't care. Refusing to address the problem is unacceptable and unfair to paying guests. Sliding glass doors in room broken, unable to open to go outside and enjoy the weather and view. Bathroom floor floods when shower used. Refrigerator in room not cold. Thankfully the air conditioning in room worked well. Very dated and basic room. No dresser so live out of suitcase. Common areas all in need of repairs. Rotten wood planks, pool in need of repairs, swim up bar closed in need of updating, WiFi only available in a small area in lobby and service signal is very weak constantly dropping WiFi service. Sad that people get taken advantage of. Again I do not recommend this place.
For me this was a dismal hotel resort and a bit of a joke, but I can see how it might work for some. On the good side the surrounding water and reefs are beautiful and excellent snorkeling can be had just by walking over to the gazebo. There is also a nice swimming area and beach and the grounds are teaming with animals. The rooms and the food however and "institutional" at best. The staff is pleasant and somewhat indifferent. The whole place is run down and falling apart. There is no hot water and debris from either construction or demolition (hard to tell which) is abundant all over the grounds. Limited wi-fi is available in the lobby only. The buffet will keep you from starving and won't make you sick, but it is on par with what you might expect at a school cafeteria.If a roof over your head, a full belly and a pretty nice bit of coast line are all you need, this will work. If you like things like hot water, fresh towels, attentive service, interesting or fresh food etc. then pass.
This was our 4th trip to Roatan. We thought we would give this resort a go and try something a little different from West bay. This place is on its own island so how bad can it be, right? Well.... anything people have to say that is negative (about pretty much anything in life) I always take with a grain of salt as I believe that you can't please all the people all the time. So my wife and I went in with low expectations hoping to walk away smiling. We didn't. The resort itself needs a lot of money input to restore it to its former glory. The food at best was a 5 out of 10. Most of the staff were ok, but some were down right rude. The bar situation was a joke. Thankfully we were prepared and brought some duty free drink with us. The island itself is a beautiful place and quite different from most locations we have been to around the world. Now, normally I would take the time to write a lengthy review with all kinds of informative information. But this place is not worth my time. Back to west bay we go.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- 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
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Carretera Pavimentada Ppal, French Harbour, French Harbour, Roatan IB3110 Honduras
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