We stopped at the Port of the Islands Marina for a couple of nights and ran into a strange business environment. The marina is a separate entity from the hotel and it would appear there are political issues that keep the two units from working together.
We could get a slip in the marina but there was no access to showers as the hotel controlled the only showers folks at the marina could access. They had a policy that you had to sign up for a months "membership" to access the showers. The folks at the marina felt bad and indeed went out of their way to help us. There was even a boater that offered us access to the shower on her boat - Great Folks.
We solved our shower problem by cruising into the mangroves and using our "Sun Shower".
With the state of the economy you would think that the hotel and marina would work together to maximize business to the benefit of each unit.
Thus, unless you want to work around the strange relationship at this resort area you may want to pass on this place.
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