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“World class reef diving from a full service location” 5 of 5 stars
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Splash Inn Dive Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Carretera Pavimentada Principal, West End 31000, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in West End
Comox, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
“World class reef diving from a full service location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The resort services (hotel, restaurant, dive centre) were very good value, conveniently located in the West End, close to shops, restaurants and swimming beaches. The dive staff were friendly, wonderfully attentive and professional. The dive sites I experienced (10 in 5 days) were excellent quality in terms of the variety and condition of coral, sponges, other invertebrates and reef fish. The night dive at the Moonlight site was particularly enjoyable. My sister adds:
" I am the new diver in the family having passed the Padi open water course in 3 days. There was alot of learning involved and I was supported by the excellent teaching of Monica. The diving staff were top notch and the restuarant was excellent as well."

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I spent 2 weeks in West End after a few weeks on Utila. The rooms at Splash are nice, clean and comfortable and the restaurant is very good. However the dive shop was pretty poor - I'm a rescue diver and found the dive shop very unfriendly. Their customer care was lazy, they have a lack of attention to safety (no buddy on dives/ poor maintenance of equipment and lack of planning at dive sites). I have done hundreds of dives and know that dive shop quality varies. I found them to be running short dives without clear navigation or planning - on one dive the instructor and half the group descended whilst the rest of the group was still on the boat. I found their approach to be lazy and haphazard. I only did two dives with them and then went over to reef divers which I thought was amazing. Reef divers were really organised, friendly and popular. I was really disappointed with Splash dives and as an experienced diver I know what to look for in a dive shop. Please do your research, check the size of groups, the equipment and navigation skills. Also check out dives shops to meet the staff and find out about their approach/ attitude and communication skills. I found splash dives to be quite rude, lazy and unprofessional. Their approach to diving is unsafe.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Convenient, best prices on the island for diving and the dive staff was very accommodating. The restaurant was great and had some of the best food on the island. Also, when the weather gets bad during the rainy season, it's one of the only places that stays open and comfortable. The resort had friendly staff and was centrally located.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We had a great time at the Splash Inn. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We liked that it was very centrally located (and right next door to Cafe Escondido, our favorite breakfast place) but also quiet enough at night. The food at the Splash Inn restaurant was a bit pricey, but good, especially the pizza. The front desk staff were helpful and friendly. We did our open water scuba certification dives with Esteban, next door at the Splash Inn dive center. He was friendly and professional, the rental gear was in very good shape, and the reef was gorgeous.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Our family of 5 took the padi dive course over Christmas holiday 2012, the staff were professional and our dives well organized. Our childern 12,15 and 16 were able to excell in the water with the staff training them to do advanced dives like night diving, the 15 and 16 year olds were able to get their advanced open water certification. The water and the marine life were fantastic making it one of the best family vacations we have had.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brentwood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Splash Inn was a very comfortable & clean place to stay. We stayed on Roatan for only 1 night and they were happy to welcome us. The staff were friendly, the resturant had good food and it was in a great location. We are divers; however, we did not dive since we did not have time. Many people were diving with Splash inn and seemed organized. When we return to Roatan we plan to stay here a few more nights and dive with them.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a week and wanted to provide a review as non-divers. We chose the Splash Inn for the proximity to great snorkelling and a chance to enjoy the culture and get away from the all-inclusive scene, which we experienced a few years ago at West Bay.
We paid for half-board at Splash and found the meals to be very good, of good value and offering an excellent variety of lunch and dinner menu selections. The breakfasts could use a bit more creativity, though I enjoyed the big bowl of yogurt and fresh fruit and Honduran coffee each day. Our waiter Ben concocted a special breakfast fruit shake for us as an alternative to plain orange juice. Service in the restaurant and throughout the hotel was consistently very good.
The West End strip offers a dozen good restaurants and some stores. We recommend the Argentinian Grill and Tong’s Thai place.
The room was quite spacious and nicely decorated, with good mattresses and a huge shower for two. It would have met our needs very well had it not rained for six of the seven days, or perhaps if we had been divers. Being cooped up during the wet (but warm) weather, we would have liked to have a comfortable and shaded place to read in a guest area if not the room itself. Edith was kind enough to find a comfortable chair for me, the only one. Because of the open hallways, we kept our curtains drawn which contributed the feeling of confinement. We did not need the air conditioning, even with the windows closed at night.
Night-time noise was a problem for my husband. The inn is centrally locally on a busy urban road – a bit like Key West. You will hear barking dogs, crying babies, motorcycles, loud music until 2 a.m. and then roosters (we were in room 25). Even so, I had no problem with it.
We snorkelled 4-5 times during the week, walking in our bare feet a few hundred metres down the (recently paved) road to Half Moon Bay, just behind the white church. There, just a few minutes’ swim away, we saw enough variety of coral and fish to satisfy most snorkellers: a resting barracuda, a family of reef squid, French angelfish, blue tang, parrotfish, needlefish, a spotted eel in the grass, and dozens of other colourful fish, many of them a foot long. On one day, we joined the Splash Inn divers to a nearby dive site, but found the wildlife at that site disappointing compared to Half Moon Bay.
We recommend Splash Inn for a unique experience, but next time would stay 3-4 days and then spend time at a quiet place on the island with better opportunities for walking.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carretera Pavimentada Principal, West End 31000, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Splash Inn Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in West End, on one of the best beaches on the island. The Hotel Splash Inn Dive Resort overlooks one of the most beautiful barrier reefs in the world. We will offer you personal attention and our trained staff will make your stay on Roatan an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Splash Inn Dive Hotel West End
Pura Vida Hotel Dive Center
Pura Vida Resort Dive Center
Splash Inn Dive Resort Roatan, Honduras - West End

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