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Villa on Dunbar Rock

4 star hotel
Sandy Bay, Guanaja, Honduras
11 rooms
FREE Internet

Dunbar Rock Divers

PADI dive center
Onsite
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Stay on a private cay with glorious views and easy access to 50+ dive sites
  • Lounge on your spacious balcony or stroll down to the private white sand beach
  • Don't miss Happy Hour! Sip on the drink of the day and admire the world-class sunset
  • With only two PADI dive centers in Guanaja, enjoy preferred access to dive sites
  • Relax in the Great Room - complete with a flat screen TV and indoor dining area
  • Tuck in to homemade tortillas for breakfast, then freshly-caught fish for dinner
  • Make use of the on-call masseur for some relaxing, rejuvenating pampering
  • Explore the shallow house reef, fantastic for night diving especially!
  • Dive highlights include the wreck of the Jado Trader, walls, mazes and swim-throughs and reefs that are vibrant, lively, colorful and above all very healthy
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 3, 2020

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As a Villa built on a rock off the coast of Guanaja, which is off the coast of Honduras, social distancing comes naturally. Avoiding crowds comes easy as well, since we have only nine rooms and 2 suites on property. All of the rooms and suites have a separate outdoor entrance, and more than ample air circulation options with air-conditioning, ceiling fans and windows. Most of our public spaces are also open to the fresh air. During the months we have been closed, we have studied the many operational protocols suggested for the "new normal" for the hospitality industry, and have trained our staff to ensure that they deliver a safe experience for our guests and themselves. The Global Safety Stamp of Approval on the right signifies we have adopted the health and hygiene global standardized protocols outlined by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Please note that while the protocols take into account current World Health Organization and CDC guidelines, they are living documents which we will update as new information becomes available about COVID-19. Below are some of the measures we will be taking once we reopen, and we will continually update these: RESORT - Public areas will be cleaned and sanitized regularly. We will increase the sanitizing of all high-touch areas, such as front desk, handrails, doorknobs, bathrooms. - We will provide sanitizing stations throughout the resort. Guests can request face coverings or bring their own. - All back of house areas will be cleaned and sanitized regularly, including storage areas, laundry room, and staff accommodations. - Guest rooms will maintain a consistent cleaning schedule or limited at guests’ request. All surfaces in the guest rooms will be sanitized daily, including doorknobs, towel racks, and furniture - Staff temperatures will be checked daily, prior to starting work, and will be required to wear face coverings, wash hands, and sanitize regularly. FOOD AND BEVERAGE - We are extending meal hours and are providing additional spacing between tables to adhere to Social Distancing requirements. - All staff will be trained in CDC, NRA, and OSHA regulations to ensure a safe and hygienic environment. - We require all staff to wear face coverings at all times. - All kitchen and dining areas will be cleaned and sanitized after each meal. DIVE BOAT - Divers will be spaced farther apart on boat - Reduced Diver Capacity on Boats - Community mask bucket will be removed - Hand Sanitizer will be available - Surface interval snacks will be served or individually wrapped - High use areas will be sanitized throughout the trip GEAR RINSE - All Regulators, Mask, Snorkels and BCD Inflators will be sanitized according to CDC Guidelines - Guest will be given new mouthpieces with each Rental Regulator CLICK HERE to download a copy of these protocols.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 10%
  • 75 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made 52 days or more prior to arrival will receive a full refund. Cancellations made 52 and 37 days prior to arrival will forfeit the deposit. Cancellations done less than 37 days prior to arrival date and/or no shows: The full amount of the reservation is due.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS : Valid for reservations booked prior to October 31, 2020: • Cancellations made 45 - 30 days before arrival will receive a refund less the deposit. The deposit is non-refundable but may be applied to a future reservation. • Cancellations inside of 30 days remain non-refundable and non-transferable unless the cancellation is the result of governmental travel restrictions or discontinuation of flights into the Bay Islands. In such cases, the reservation may be rebooked without penalty for future travel prior to July 30, 2021.       New reservations made between now and October 31, 2020, may cancel up to seven days before their planned arrival date without penalty. • Valid for travel now through July 30, 2021.

Explore diving around the Villa on Dunbar Rock

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Explore the local protected marine reserve, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
  • Diving in Guanaja offers a great deal of variety - pinnacles, walls, shallow coral reefs and wrecks
  • Experience a dive concierge service- leave the lifting, hauling and packing to the dive team
  • Guanaja’s fringing reef is an ideal spot snorkelers as well as divers
  • Boat rides vary from 20 – 30 minutes for dives along the south to up to 45 minutes for dives along the northern coast
  • There are 50+ named Guanaja dive sites, another six or so “kept secret” by the dive staff for their guests only

Description

Enjoy uncrowded diving on some of the most virgin reefs in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System.  

With few dive operators on the island, guests always get their pick of the best, rarely visited dive sites. Concierge dive services guarantee a relaxed experience on each of the three daily dives. 

The friendly and professional staff pride themselves on not just being your guides but your dive concierges, so please plan on leaving the lifting, hauling and packing of all the diving gear to them!

The team will carry your gear onto the boats, prepare it for the dive, change it over for the second dive, and rinse and store it at the end of the day. Your only task while on board is to do your buddy checks, then sit back and enjoy the ride.


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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

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

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Dvd Library

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Pool/Snooker

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Converted from a private residence, Villa on Dunbar Rock is an intimate resort perched on a private cay and offering glorious views of Guanaja, the open ocean and nearby Cays. 

Located off the mainland island of Guanaja, this resort offers access to 50+ dive sites offering a diverse mix of vertical walls, pinnacles, lava tunnels and wrecks. The on-site dive center is one of only two active PADI-affiliated dive center on the island, so guests can explore the best, rarely-visited sites at their leisure.

Accommodation is split across four floors, with all rooms featuring air conditioning, private bathrooms, balconies and free WiFi. Those looking to lounge by the sea or pool will love the private white sand beach and elevated infinity pool. The Great Room offers a spacious seating area with comfy sofas and a flat screen TV, as well as an indoor dining area. For those seeking a bit of peace and quiet, there are plenty of relaxation areas to escape to, away from other guests. 

Receive three gourmet, locally-sourced meals per day as well as snacks. Some highlights include homemade breakfast tortillas and freshly-caught fish for dinner. Happy Hour runs every evening, just around sunset giving you the perfect opportunity to sip on the drink of the day (new flavour combinations offered each day) and watch as the horizon blends into shades of red, pink and orange. 


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How to get there

Arrival:

  • Arrivals are accepted on Saturday for seven night stays. Shorter stays or mid-
    week arrivals will be considered for travel dates within 60 days of booking, based on availability
  • You can fly direct to Guanaja from Roatan every Saturday with well-timed onward connections from direct US flights.
  • There is a direct flight from Roatan to Guanaja at approximately 2:30 pm on Aero Caribe.
  • Incoming flights should arrive in Roatan no later than 2:00 pm.
  • Guests arriving at the Guanaja Airport are warmly greeted by our staff and escorted not to a parking lot and shuttle van (no parking lot, no road!) but to a dock and transfer boat for the 10 minute boat transfer to the cay.
  •  Once docked you can leave all your luggage behind for delivery to your room

Departure: 

  • The return flight leaves Guanaja for Roatan at approximately 10:00 am. Connecting flights out of Roatan should be booked no earlier than 1:00 pm.

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