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Roatan, Honduras Travel Tips

What To Bring – Plan Your Dive Trip

  1. Please check with your airline prior to departure for the latest recommended arrival times and security guidelines. It is also recommended you have a government-issued picture ID available at all times, as well as a printed itinerary if you’re using an electronic ticket.
  2. A passport that is valid for 6 months after your arrival date is all that is required for US, Canadian, UK and European Union citizens. Check with your travel agent or Honduras consulate if a VISA is required for other nationalities.
  3. Make sure your personal information is on all pieces of baggage as well as inside your luggage. We do not provide luggage tags.
  4. Unfortunately the airlines do not always deliver your luggage on time. Do not lose your baggage claim ticket as this is very important to file an accurate claim. We suggest carrying in your hand-luggage the following:

    • Extra pair of clothes, bathing suit
    • Toothbrush
    • Camera, cell phone, video camera and all chargers
    • Medication, contact lenses, prescription dive masks and other items that you require that are not easily replaced
    • Scuba Certification card (you cannot dive without it)
  5. When you arrive at the airport look for a person holding a Turquoise Bay sign outside the luggage claim. They will give you information about the shuttle to the hotel.
  6. Currency & Payments: The Honduran Lempira is the official currency on Roatan, but most businesses and taxis will happily accept US dollars and Euros at the current exchange rate. The resort has limited abilities to make change in US funds. We do not suggest bringing bills over $20 USD. Incidental charges such as gift shop, tours and restaurant/bar can be charged to your room if a credit card has been provided. The resort accepts Visa, MasterCard & American Express. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted.
  7. A $37/person USD departure tax is due at the airport in cash when departing Roatan for International travellers. A 37 LPS/person departure tax is due at the airport in cash when departing Roatan for Domestic travellers.
  8. We suggest travel insurance. Inquire with your travel agent or airline for more information.
  9. Beach towels are provided by the resort.
  10. Insect repellent is recommended and is available for sale in the gift shop. We suggest bringing anti-histamines to relieve itching you may experience from insect bites as it is much more effective than any topical cream.
  11. Pack light-weight, comfortable clothing. Casual clothing is acceptable throughout the resort. Hats and sunscreen are recommended.
  12. Snorkel gear can be rented from Mayan Divers or many vendors on West Bay Beach. Dive gear can be rented from Mayan Divers.
  13. Basic medications are available on the island but it is best to bring what you need with you.
  14. If you are prone to sea-sickness and plan to take a snorkel or dive excursion or are taking the ferry we suggest you bring appropriate medication and take it as directed.
  15. Batteries, especially watch and camera batteries, are expensive and difficult to find on the island. Remember your charger or bring spare batteries with you.
  16. Voltage: The electricity in Roatan is similar to the USA, 110 volts AC, 60 cycles, using standard U.S. plugs.
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