I only stayed two nights as I just wanted to take my daughters over to the island to try a little snorkling with them before school starts. Their ages are 10 & 12 and this was their first snorlking experiance. You can snorkle right off the beach, about 50 yards out and it's better than places I have been to in the FL. Key's or the Bahamas. We went out with the dive boat who dropped off divers on the far side of the reef. We came back inside the reef and the boat driver did an excellent job of explaining to my daughters use of gear and safety precautions. The driver pretty much stayed nearby, pointing out interesting underwater sights to my daughters and I. He was quick to offered assistance when one swallowed a little water. He was very quick to spot her distress and she was back beneath the waves in no time.
Rooms were more than adequate and very clean, much better than I expected for a diver's motel, not anything like a 5-star suite but our intentions were about the beach, not the room. If you get tired of snorkling you can catch a water taxi from their dock and it's a short ride to West Bay Beach, one the finest beaches I have ever been to.
No official Restuarant at the Hotel but it is a short walk to many restuarants and bars located along the beach. Much better than staying in a resort as you have such a wide variety of choices. The Motel does have a beach bar and the drinks are quite reasonably priced, $1.75/ beer and Happy Hour was 4:30-6:30 where beers were only $1.25. They offer some food at the bar but we did not eat there. But you know it's a good place to relax when local cliental from other dive sites stop in for a drink at the end of the day. My favorite places are always where the local workers go at the end of the day.
The entire staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. It's really a laid back place to stay. They picked us up at the ferry for a nominal charge (free for longer stays) and the office was closed when we arrived. The driver just gave us room key, did not even say anything about checking in. Old fashioned way of doing business, customer comes first and they worry about the money later. Elsie was great when we made last minute arrangements to stay their on the phone. We spoke with Ray a lot once we got there, Stewart the dive master was a lot of fun. Hard to tell who the owners were, without a doubt their focus was to make sure we enjoyed our stay, even if we were not divers.
La Ceiba, Honduras
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