Both Chris and Monica are wonderful. Chris is very knowledgeable about Roatan as he has lived there for a long time. He is current on all the happenings of the island, and has a lot of connections through which he can get you great deals and advice on where to go and what to avoid. Monica makes incredible meals. We recommend you have a few meals there at the restaurant, The Sunken Fish. She does not cook lunch, but does offer a good variety of breakfast meals and a set dinner menu by day. Each time we ate at the restaurant, we were very pleased and enjoyed everything! While they do not offer lunch, Chris made great recommendations for us. Convenience wise, at the end of the driveway, there is a local restaurant offering island food and a roadside pizza oven that we went to twice.
Good location for snorkeling; the reef was busy with beautiful fish. From the edge of the dock, the reef is about a 75-100 yard swim out. If you don't want to go too far, there is also a sunken dock right there which does offer some wildlife although minimal so we suggest the swim out to the reef. You can rent snorkeling gear from Chris if you do not have any.
Tranquil Seas is very secluded, and you feel far from the "touristy" parts of the island when you are there. There are a few resorts along the beach where the eco-lodge is, but I don't recall seeing any tourists. When we were out swimming, we were the only ones. Even still, if you want some night life or a nice restaurant, bars, shops, etc., popular West End is a 7-minute taxi drive away, which is usually about $5 for two people. The area is great for base tourism, especially if you want to avoid the cruise ship ports (which you do).
The rooms at the eco-lodge were adequate. Our only complaint is that they ask that you turn off your A/C when not in the room (unless you want to pay a surcharge) and it's quite humid and hot BUT the rooms do cool down very quickly to a comfortable level when you turn them back on. This is completely understandable as Tranquil Seas is ECO-FRIENDLY; thus they conserve energy as well as recycle their water.
If you are looking for a frilly resort, Tranquil Seas is not for you. If you are looking for a taste of Roatan culture and a beautiful beach, friendly and personable staff, amazing food, and plenty of adventure, it definitely IS for you.
We have no regrets and we wish to return to Tranquil Seas one day. Overall an incredible honeymoon! :)
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