The Best of Roatan: Marinas
Roatan, as any other island in the Caribbean that has developed into a tourist destination, has several options to dock your yacht during a visit. Choices range from anchoring off the island in a pre-approved designated area, to full service marinas. Following is our selection of the best Roatan marinas where you and your boat can expect to dock that are comfortable and safe. Because of the limited number of wet slots available, you should make sure you have reservations with one of these Roatan marinas in advance.
Barefoot Cay Marina
Located on a small Cay just off the main island of Roatan, Barefoot Cay is truly a boutique marina. It features a charming small hotel that consists of beautifully designed cabanas that blend into the Caribbean atmosphere of Roatan. This Roatan marina offers full service to yachts, sailboats, and cruisers, with the option for those onboard to sleep on their yachts or to spend the night in the comfortable and inviting boutique cabanas. The resort also offers a five star PADI dive center for those interested in scuba diving among the reefs. Roatan’s reefs are part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system, the second longest in the world!
The Marina can accommodate vessels up to nine feet of draft, regardless of their length. The services provided by the marina are: fuel at the marina; power: 120V/30A – 240V/50A; water: purified; provisioning; wireless internet; laundry and hot showers; restaurant and bar service; and immigration clearing service.
For more information, contact the Barefoot Cay Marina at the following; Cellular Phone: 504-9967-3642, (Office) 504-2455-6235; via E-mail: Info@BarefootCay.com; or see them online at http://www.barefootcay.com/Marina/
Parrot Tree Marina
Located at the Parrot Tree Plantation Resort, this is the largest marina on the island. Designed for a total of 130 slots, the first 20 are completed and in full operation. The Marina has a capacity for vessels between 30 and 180 feet, providing electricity, fuel, water, restaurant and bar service for cruisers. A five star resort with a private beach area, refreshing swimming pool and studio suites operates on the premises, and provides full comfort and security for cruisers. The Marina is conveniently located mid island on the south side of Roatan and is easy to get to. Phone: (From the US) 1-713-234-1477, (From Honduras) 2449-0108; Email: info@ParrotTree.com; Web:http://www.parrottree.com/dock-plan/
Gibson Bight Marina
The newest first class marina on the island, Gibson Bight Marina is located on the northwest end of the island, in Gibson Bight. This new marina offers a fantastic natural port to protect vessels from the onslaught of bad weather. The marina can accommodate boats with drafts up to 8 feet. The Marina offers services such as fuelling, electricity, water, clean restrooms and showers. For more information, contact (504) 9784-2224. An added benefit is the relative proximity to the community of West End, where you will find many different small restaurants and bars to enjoy yourself and compliment your vacation in Roatan! Phone: Jim 970-290-0654, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: http://www.gibsonbightmarina.com
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