Entry Requirements: To enter Honduras, you must present a U.S. passport with at least six months of validity. U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a visa; however, you must provide evidence of return or onward travel. For other nationalities, it is your responsibility to ensure your visa requirements. No refunds will be awarded for customers denied access for lack of a proper visa.

Special Entry Requirements: When traveling to Honduras, it is mandatory to complete the online Honduras Immigration Precheck and the Honduras Customs Declaration form electronically. Please refer to the Honduras Entry Requirements page for details.

Special Requirements for Minors: Under Honduran law, children under age 21 traveling unaccompanied or with only one parent must have written, notarized permission to travel from the non-traveling parent(s). If notarizing a permission letter in the United States, the letter should be apostilled by the U.S. state registrar where the notary is registered. Honduran immigration authorities may also accept permission letters notarized at a Honduran embassy or consulate in the United States. If there is no second parent with legal custody of the child (e.g., the second parent is deceased, one parent has sole custody, etc.), travelers can provide copies of the relevant paperwork such as a court decision, birth certificate naming only one parent, death certificate, etc.

Planning Your International Flights:  There are direct flights into Roatan from Miami, Atlanta, and Houston, all subject to change. Please make sure you book incoming flights that arrive in Roatan no later than 2:00 pm. Likewise, your connecting flights out of Roatan should be booked no earlier than a noon departure.

Dietary Restrictions: Due to our small size and remote location, we offer a limited menu and must provide it in advance for our guests. Therefore, guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions must notify us of their circumstances well in advance. This and other information can be provided to us via the guest questionnaire.

Dive Gear Rental: If you opt not to bring your own gear, we have well-maintained rental BCD’s in a variety of sizes as well as new regulators with computers, full-foot fins, masks, and snorkels. We also have wetsuits, but in limited quantity, so you may wish to consider bringing your own. Be sure to tell us in advance of any dive gear rental requirements on the guest questionnaire.

Cash for Tipping: A small amount of cash will come in handy for tipping baggage handlers and masseurs and the $10.00 in cash needed for the Environmental Fund for the Protection of Guanaja Island. You are welcome to add dive and resort staff gratuities to your room charge, paid by credit card. 

Packing Considerations

If Taking the Ferry: Guests are allowed up to three checked bags at 50 lbs each included in the ferry price.

If Flying Into Guanaja: Airline luggage restrictions are constantly changing. Be sure to check your airline’s website (s) for the most current information on baggage allowances and restrictions.  Space is limited on the inter-island planes as there are NO overhead compartments to stow luggage that normally qualifies as a carry-on. You will most likely be allowed one small carry-on bag. Pack one change of clothes, flip-flops, and a bathing suit in your carry-on, just in case luggage is delayed. Other “trip essentials” to carry with you should include your diving C-Card, DAN or other dive insurance card, medicine, sunglasses, or anything you consider necessary to begin enjoying your stay the moment you arrive.

Clothing: Dress at the resort is very casual, so pack whatever makes you most comfortable; shorts, t-shirts, lightweight tops, pants, skirts, or dresses. No reason to overpack as the resort offers complimentary laundry service! Water shoes and/or light hiking boots are not necessary, but nice. A windbreaker or rain slicker should be considered.

Toiletries & Sundries: We provide shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and hair dryers in the bathrooms. Towels (including beach towels) and all linens are provided.

Gadgets: The electric plugs in your room are the standard US 110 V plugs. European visitors will need to bring their adaptors. Don't forget the camera! Binoculars and a flashlight are always a good idea. Divers might also consider bringing an underwater magnifying glass for a closer look at all of our macro life and any macro lenses needed for underwater cameras! 

Bug Spray: Due to our island location and rocky shoreline, we are generally not bothered by mosquitoes and sand fleas to the extent mainland locations are. However, you will likely want to visit mainland Guanaja or other cays during your stay, so we still recommend you pack insect repellents such as OFF or Cutter. Also, consider packing Hydrocortisone cream or other anti-itch cream and Benadryl Tablets.

Sun Protection: Be sure to pack a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen. Sun shirts are nice to have as well.

Motion Sickness: Although most ferry crossings are relatively smooth if you are highly sensitive to motion,  you may want to have something on hand that your doctor recommends for seasickness.

Batteries: Your devices and dive equipment might require special batteries. Some batteries are difficult to obtain on Guanaja. Please bring your own spare batteries with you.

Restrictions: You may bring items that are for your personal use including up to 2 liters of alcohol without paying import duties assuming the items are appropriate for your trip. The items may not be for commercial use such as goods for resale. Scuba divers should not bring spear guns. They are prohibited on the Bay Islands and will be held at the airport until you leave the country.

Pack for a Purpose: Should you find when packing for your trip that you have a few pounds/kilos of space in your suitcase, please consider bringing a contribution to the Pack for a Purpose project we support.  In doing so, you'll make a priceless impact on the lives of our local children and families. If you opt to bring a sizable donation, we highly recommend placing it in a separate piece of luggage bearing a tag, labeling it as Pack for a Purpose. In this way, should you fly into Guanaja, the Airline will know to prioritize guest baggage over the Pack for a Purpose baggage, which can be delivered later. Knowing that the luggage is for Pack for a Purpose and the local community's benefit may also prevent the Airline from imposing any overweight charges. For more information on how you can help and a list of supplies needed, please visit https://www.dunbarrock.com/pack-for-a-purpose/

Trip Insurance

The COVID-19 Virus has lead to many changes in travel and trip insurance.  Please be sure to purchase Trip Insurance either through our trusted provider or your insurer of choice! At present, our recommendation is to purchase either the Travel SE Plan or the Travel LX Plan with our trusted insurance provider,  IMGlobal®.

Both plans include a Travel Delay benefit should you contract COVID-19 while on your trip and be required to quarantine in Guanaja.  Both plans also include Emergency Medical Evacuations coverage, however, only the Travel LX Plan includes a "Cancel for Any Reason" benefit.

 

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