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3 Star
Rooms
5
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
PADI dive center
Onsite
House reef
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Resort Highlights

  • Tropical island resort on Isla Major, Cayos Cochinos Archipelago
  • Intimate atmosphere with only 5 rooms!
  • 10 acres of lush grounds and direct access to the sea
  • Set within Cayos Cochinos Marine Park
  • Restaurant and bar with sunset views
  • Hiking, kayaking, island touring

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 210 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 189 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 189 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Turtle Bay Eco Resort is located on the tropical island of Isla Major in the Cayos Cochinos archipelago, Honduras. 

The resort is set over 10 acres and offers direct access to the Caribbean Sea. The resort offers private diving, dining, hiking, kayaking, island touring and much more. It is am ideal place to enjoy a cocktail as you watch the sunset over the bay.

This is a great choice for divers looking to ‘get away from it all’ in an intimate, natural setting. The resort has just 5 rooms, so can offer a personalised service and chance to get to know the staff during your stay.

The marine life found meters from the shoreline comprises part of Cayos Cochinos Marine Park, a portion of the the world’s second largest barrier reef. Look forward to turtles, nudibranchs, barracuda and hundreds of colourful reef fish!

Explore diving around the Turtle Bay Eco Resort

What to see

At the healthy reefs off Roatán, expect to find a myriad of colorful reef fish like parrotfish, angelfish, surgeonfish and also large black grouper. Along the reef amongst gorgonian sea fans and other soft and hard corals, look for moray eels, crabs and lobsters. Keep an eye out for resting nurse sharks around the reef or eagle rays passing in the blue. For more pelagic marine life, head out to Cayos Cochinos to see schooling barracuda, trevally and snapper along with Caribbean reef sharks, sea turtles and sometimes stingrays.

At Útila, whale sharks are the main draw during the right season but don’t look past the sea mounts and walls which are teeming with activity. Guanaja is also known for more pelagic marine life and you might find more sharks and sea turtles in this area. Dive sites closer to the island feature critters like nudibranch, crustaceans and seahorses.

Dive Center

Description

Turtle Bay Eco Resort is a PADi Dive Resort located within the Cayos Cochinos Marine Park. 

The dive center offers daily 2 tank dive trips and top notch unguided shore diving. All trips depart on the 42ft dive vessel- Melissa. Melissa recently underwent a complete overhaul and now has space for 30 divers, a shaded area, a shower, large dive ladder and is stocked with fresh fruit and ice cool water.

Almost all dive sites have little to no current, offer great visibility and water temperatures always hover around 80 degrees. There is over 70 sites to choose from including stunning reefs, big drop offs, caverns and caves, swim throughs, sea mounts and even a plane!

A full range of PADI recreational and pro-level training is available. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi Green Star Award

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Island Hopping
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Board Games

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Conservation/Environment

  • Marine Conservation Program

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Fishing

How to get there

Arrival

  • The resort is accessible exclusively via boat in the mornings, to avoid unsafe sea conditions.
  • The resort offers a complimentary service from La Ceiba's Muelle de Cabotaje at 9:30am every Wednesday and Saturday morning. A resort rep will be available to meet and greet you in La Ceiba. 
  • Transportation on any other day is available, but is charged at $150.00 per lodge.
  • The ride to Cayos Cochinos can be as quick as 35 minutes in perfect seas, but can take as long as 75 minutes. As travel is done by boat, there is the potential to get wet.
  • The transfer occurs in a 28' "Panga" style vessel, which is standard practice in Honduras, with a 2017 115HP Yamaha Outboard. The captain - Tin - has had over 20 years of experience in marine transfers and you will find no better man to bring you safely and comfortably out to the islands.
  • Check in time is 10am.

 

Departure

  • For those who are taking the complimentary transfer on Wednesday or Saturday, check out time is 6:30am.
  • Transportation on any other day is available, but is charged at $150.00 per lodge.

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