Coco View dive resort was a pleasant surprise. Have to admit, I went into this adventure with husband and four friends, with very low expectations. I say that as the resort flyer indicated that we need to bring bug spray and shampoo, I thought to myself even Motel 6 provides shampoo! So my expectations were low. We arrived at the airport and was met by the transfer van and took about 25 minutes to reach the Coco View dock. Then ferried over to the island. Yes it is a separate island, no director access from the main island. Our room #13 was spacious, wood floors & ceiling detail, good, cold AC and king size bed. Each room has their own balcony with seating. No TV nor phones in the rooms. Meals were served buffet style with good, plentiful food. Different menu each day. Bar drinks are not included and we found very watered down, suggest that if you like stronger drinks to get doubles or bring your own bottle to fortify. Unlimited shore diving is included with the "house reef" not too far away featuring the sunken Prince Albert ship and some airplane parts. The diving was a little different that we were used to consisting of a one tank boat dive at 8:30 am with optional 2nd tank drop off at the house reef where you swim/walk back in. Second dive is at 2:00 again with one tank boat dive and drop off. The drop off dive was OK although murky water as it is in an active, busy harbor and between the numerous boats and tides, the visibility is not that great. We booked a tour on Friday to see some of Roatan, Barbra with the Camera Shop was our guide and a very informative, delightful guide. Overall our group enjoyed our stay, comparing it to a live aboard dive experience, but better as your not stuck on a boat for a week! In my opinion good place for diving experience, not so much for non divers. Be sure to catch Doc's island history program!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CoCo View dive and snorkel resort on Roatan is perfectly situated for the ocean lover - tucked behind extensive shallow coral formations and spectacular open water drop-offs. 29 air-conditioned over-water bungalows, over-water cabanas, and oceanfront rooms. Oceanfront clubhouse with dining areas, briefing room and game room, free wireless internet, PADI 5Star dive shop, 50 foot dive / snorkel boats, retail boutique and a private cay for picnics, barbecues, and entertainment. Spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving is right out the front door and accessible 24 hours a day. Access to the resort is by short boat ride from the main road. Meals are included with all CoCo View packages. All Roatan attractions are easily accessible. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coco View Hotel Roatan
- Coco View Roatan