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G&G's Clearwater Paradise

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Boat Access Only 123 Mangrove Bight, Guanaja IB2101 Honduras
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 03/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 8 in Guanaja
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4.9
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4.7
We are a boutique hotel with 8 ocean-view, air conditioned rooms, including 2 suites, D'Bonuron Restaurant and Bar, specializing in whole fish, and G's Spot Bar and Game Room. We offer an all-inclusive venue, which includes meals and scuba diving. The owners, George and Ginger, live on-site, and, along with their friendly staff, provide round-the-clock service and excellent meals. We are a water-access-only, secluded property that provides privacy, laid back relaxation, and some of the best scuba diving and fishing in the Caribbean.
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TGruntfuttock wrote a review Apr 2022
Regina, Canada7 contributions18 helpful votes
This place truly is a little piece of paradise. George is a great host and the staff were wonderful. Chino is an excellent dive master; think swimming through underwater grottos accompanied by nurse sharks. Food was tasty and very plentiful. Fish tacos made from freshly caught lion fish and fresh plantains, bananas, bread fruit, mangoes, avocados, etc. from the garden. Can’t wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Scott Gareiss wrote a review Mar 2022
Columbia City, Indiana2 contributions
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Our visit to Clearwater Paradise was an amazing honeymoon over both my wife’s birthday and Valentine’s Day. We stayed for 7 days on a Saturday to Saturday trip. Travel: We traveled from the midwest through Houston to Roatan on United and then flew a prop plan to La Cieba and on to Guanaja on CM Airlines operated by TropicAir (who we’ve flown before from Belize City to San Pedro). George, the owner, arranged the CM Airlines tickets for us as part of the booking which was very helpful. The flight from Roatan was a bit delayed on island time as they say, but did not cause any problems. George and one of his staff greeted us at the airport and loaded our luggage on their boat and poured welcome wine and beer for the short boat ride from the airport to the resort. Accommodations: There was another couple arriving with us and we both got upgraded to suites which was pleasant surprise. The rooms were very clean and spacious with a living room with couch and chair, bedroom and bathroom with walk in shower. Guanaja isn’t a public water and power that you can take for granted kind of place, but George keeps things comfortable with a solid water system and a generator for electricity. The generator came in handy several times during the week. We had hot showers and electricity throughout. There is a pool on the lower deck and a game room upstairs with pool and darts and such. We never did play any games, choosing instead to sit on the main patio enjoying conversation with George every evening. Only hiccup for the accommodations was that the air conditioning in our room wasn’t working. The weather was perfect for open windows and breezes blowing through the screens, so we were quite content. George, to his credit, tried to find the parts needed every day while we were diving and offered also a regular room with air conditioning. We opted to stay in the suite for the extra space and enjoyed the fresh air. Diving: We only saw one other dive boat and dive group the entire week!? Talk about feeling like you have the ocean all to yourselves!We’ve been to the Florida keys, Cozumel and Belize several times each. This was our first time to Guanaja. We’ll be back! There was some weather the first part of the week, so we lost Day 2 and 3 to weather. Once we got back in water, we made up half of our missed dives with a 5 dive day, a 4 dive day, and 3 dives on our last day for a total of 15 dives for the week thanks to short boat rides and dedicated staff (resort package is based on 3 dives per day). There are dive sites all around the island but we stayed on the north side where the wind and water was calm. George has a large boat for south side trips, but we only needed the small boat for the small group and short trips on our side of the island. Easy back rolls off the side of the boat and slipped out of our gear and handed it up to the captain for an easy climb up the ladder. Favorite dive sites were the Pinnacle (very cool Christmas tree shaped structure 135 ft deep at the sandy bottom rising to 55 ft deep at the small flat top - we did a 4-lap spiral from the bottom to the top) and Black Rock Canyon (several individual sites here, all with amazing vertical channels over 40 ft deep with numerous swim throughs and tunnels - by far the most fun swim throughs of all our trips). My wife saw an octopus on our night dive and we both saw a friendly octopus in broad daylight on one of our Black Rock dives. The reefs were very healthy and colorful with numerous reef fish and lots of critters. Dining & Extras: George is the chef! We asked for lots of fresh fish and seafood and he lived up to the challenge with excellent meals. Given all the special occasions for our trip, George and his staff went above and beyond by decorating our room for Valentine’s day, serving. private upper balcony candlelit steak dinner for our anniversary, and happy birthday decorations along with a crab boil and a birthday cake to really make my wife feel special and spoiled. If you want a host that will go to great lengths to celebrate special occasions, then George and his staff will exceed your expectations. Recognition: Dive crew Chico and Jefron were great dive guides, pointing out critters and letting us dive long dives instead of coming at the hour mark for schedules sake. Dive shop team Selvin and Sarco kept us ready to go with our gear and tanks and quick turns on our surface intervals that let us make up missed dives. The ladies, Ledia and Yahida, were the heartbeat of our time in the resort with clean and decorated room, beautiful table settings with fresh cut flowers, and of course amazing food (George might be the chef, but the ladies turned the food into a dining experience!). George is a great host and has a generous and hard working team that took great care to make our trip memorable. Notes for next time: pack legit bug spray for the airport arrival and departure as they don’t spray for sand flies. You will get bit if you don’t spray and the essential oils don’t get the job done. I hate DEET but I hate bug bites more. Plan for time to get a COVID test before your flight from Roatan back stateside if that’s still a thing. We got the United Airlines approved home test with e-Lab service and successfully took those the day before we left only to find out that the government in Roatan is part of the COVID economy and requires a local test lab administered test regardless of what United says. We had plenty of time to deal with this little wrinkle and made our flight without issue, so all worked out. Overall: Loved the trip and will return!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: See notes for next time in review… DEET and local COVID test
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Response from Ginger Bryson, Owner at G&G's Clearwater Paradise
Responded Mar 24, 2022
A thanks to you both from all of us who have made new friends! Thanks you for the lovely review. Folks do work hard to please and it is so nice to be reminded what it takes to create things special. I am so glad your special trip to Guanaja Island to celebrate so many events was exactly what you anticipated and it was our pleasure to make it the best possible. We will look forward to your return and hope to see you again soon. Thanks again for the kind words.
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Bridget Placek wrote a review Dec 2021
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I visited George and Ginger 5 years ago, and I've thought about my trip almost every day since. I was 14 and very enthralled by the ocean. I had a passion for diving that George fueled-- he taught me things that I didn't even know I didn't know, planned dives with lots of dive-throughs (he knew those were my favorites) and wholeheartedly encouraged my ocean obsession. The opportunity to go on up to 2 dives per day was one that I never dreamed I'd have. As the most avid diver in my family, I was able to dive more than I would be anywhere else, thanks to George. Ginger provided wonderful home-cooked meals that I wouldn't have dared try elsewhere, and my palate has been permanently expanded. the boat was gorgeous-- I got to see the ocean from up higher than I pictured. Perhaps my favorite part was the opportunity to form lifelong friends. My trip overlapped with another couple's and, 5 years later, we still frequently write each other. We all played Jenga late into the night, laughing harder than ever, lounged in the pool, and conversed during days spent on the boat. I formed a lasting relationship that wouldn't have been formed anywhere else. George and Ginger's changed my life so dramtically that here I am, 5 years later, writing a review. I want nothing more than to go back and perhaps someday I will.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Ginger Bryson, Owner at G&G's Clearwater Paradise
Responded Mar 24, 2022
For us to have made an etch in your life that creates a review 5 years later from young to adulthood touches the heart. It would pleasure to have you return to our little piece of paradise! An email is welcome for just a chat and maybe a visit in the near future. Very nice to see your response and hope for your return to adventure the ocean again on Guanaja Island.
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Molly wrote a review Oct 2021
Rumney, New Hampshire1 contribution
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Talk about spoiled!! If you like to be spoiled, this place is for you! The hosts, George and Ginger, were so friendly and welcoming. George picked us up at the airport in a boat as there are very few roads on Granaja. Leaving the airport and going to Clearwater Paradise was an adventure in itself! We were welcomed by a wonderful group of local guys who work for George. George and Ginger proceeded to feed us gourmet meals from morning until evening. But… Let’s talk about the diving!! I believe this is a rare experience in this day and age, but we had the entire south shore of Granaja to ourselves! My friend and I would go out in the morning with our guide and the boat captain (Yes!! Just4 of us on the boat!!), and we would be the only ones out there diving!! One day, we saw another boat with divers and we felt so “crowded”, ha ha!! Talk about spoiled!! The day that George took us out himself ( mind you he has thousands of dives to his credit), He took us on an 84 minute dive through the coral canyons, valleys, caverns, swim throughs and just about anything you would want to see or swim through! It was unforgettable!! Thank you to George, Ginger and the guys for an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Just be ready to eat, drink, be merry and dive!!!
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Responded Oct 22, 2021
Yes Mam! Thank you for taking the moment to allow others to know we are alive and well! Such a pleasure to have had you here with us and am so glad you enjoyed the diving. I was happy to dive with you guys for the 2 days my DM needed to be excused from work. There is so much more to see and I hope you will allow us to show you more, reall soon. The enjoyment was all ours. See you soon, George, Ginger and Crew
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Joe Daneau wrote a review Mar 2021
Haleiwa, Hawaii1 contribution
This is a small isolated dive resort which is perfect for these difficult times. It was like having the Caribbean sea all to ourselves. The accommodation where clean and comfortable and staff was great. George and Ginger made sure we had lots to eat and drink. George just bust a... all day taking care of us. Coming from Hawaii I can honestly say the diving and dive staff are awesome. Look forward to returning next year. Thank You Clearwater Resort !
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Ginger Bryson, Owner at G&G's Clearwater Paradise
Responded Mar 8, 2021
Its easy for us to look good when you have a group as swell as yours! We agree that our little place is great for these trying times, as we are set aside from the hustle and bustle of the main tourism here in the Bay islands. Being boat access only does allow for a little less worries on todays issues and we rarely see one of the other dive vessels from our neighboring hotels. Thank you for the compliments as we and our staff honor your return and we have all agreed that you guys were awesome! Thank you for understanding our little quirks we ran into and giving me ample time to fix and repair. Again, we and our staff look forward to your return next year!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. George, Ginger and Staff
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Karen wrote a review Sep 2020
Roatan, Honduras37 contributions6 helpful votes
A group of us from Roatan headed over to Guanaja for three days of diving and relaxing. What a great time we had at Clearwater Paradise Resort. George and Ginger were gracious and accommodating hosts. We were well fed and had lots of ice cold beer (after diving). Wuiti, the dive master, was knowledgeable and took us to the perfect sites. All of the staff was friendly and very helpful. We will be back and hopefully for a longer visit.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Ginger Bryson, Owner at G&G's Clearwater Paradise
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Hey Karen! Such a pleasure to have have had you and your group here on property! It was a lot of fun and our staff are ready for your return for a longer stay. It was definitely our pleasure to have you here. Thank you so much for the review, as it is time to get vacation times started for everyone. The staff will continue to do their best to stay on top of the new rules we are following here at the hotel. Thanks again, George and Ginger
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pebid wrote a review Apr 2020
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming22 contributions2 helpful votes
Eight friends and I went to G&G's in early March. The diving was amazing!! The accommodations were wonderful - simple, but very beautiful! Extremely delicious food. But the best part is the most wonderful staff - very sweet, attentive to our needs, and both the dive and hotel staff were very professional while also being very personable. I truly loved them and the whole trip. AND then.... the lock down happened. Due to coronavirus the Honduran govt. cancelled all flights leaving the country. All inter-island traffic was stopped, a curfew was imposed... G&G's were amazing. They took care of all the drama, made arrangements for us to be able to leave in 10 days (the soonest we could get out), and then totally pampered us until we could leave, including more amazing diving, dinners, and company. I highly recommend them!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Ginger Bryson, Owner at G&G's Clearwater Paradise
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Well, I have to apologize that I am just seeing your review! We usually get an email letting us know. I am on the site fixing a few things and see that things have changed a bit on TA. WE had an absolute great time with all of you guys here!! Thanks a bunch for coming and heck, its almost time to come again! So glad the food was up to expectations and of course, my staff is great, as they have been with us for years and years and know their jobs well. Thanks so much for the compliments. We are now all trained on the ways of cleanliness and use of mask, etc. When you come again, you'll be in a safe environment and it helps that we are not so accessible by the public, so it does make it safer here. A great vacation is awaiting! George
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Bauman147 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sweetgrass, Montana1560 contributions296 helpful votes
My dive buddies and I spent a week with George & Ginger at Clearwater Paradise Resort in Guanaja, Honduras. This resort is essentially a bed and breakfast that specializes in diving. We had a good time- my review is divided up into several different categories to explain the things you should keep in mind, and what you should know when deciding whether this is the right place for you: THE DIVING: The dive staff- Wuiti, Popo and Chino- do a wonderful job, have a great sense of humor, and really went above and beyond to make sure we all had great diving experiences. With six or seven divers on the boat each day and at least two tanks per diver (it's not a dive boat, but rather a boat that has been modified to be used as a dive boat), there wasn't much room for suiting up so valet diving is a must! And our dives lasted 60-75 minutes; we remained under water as long as we had air (nitrox) in our tanks, although we frequently had divers getting back on the boat with less than 500 PSI. I actually requested to use a 95 cu tank after the first day of diving because I wasn't comfortable with getting so low. We were also excited that we ended up being allowed to make up some missed dives- the original dive package included three dives per day (one being a night dive). We only managed two dives on our first day (I don't remember why) and two dives on our third day due high winds from a storm that rolled in. Initially George had told us the plan for Thursday was to do our two morning dives, come back from lunch and then either hang out at the resort or go with him to get supplies, followed by the evening dive. But apparently the supply boat(s) didn't come in because of the storm, so he let us do our "usual" three dives plus the night dive and we were ecstatic! The diving- The topography is great- lots of swim-throughs! Although we saw a variety of marine life (a nurse shark, several stingrays, octopus, moray eels, sea cucumber and fish), I expected a lot more sealife. With the exception of the Jado Trader, we were the only divers at every site we visited, and we rarely saw any other dive boats out on the water (Clark's Cay only had two people staying there) so I would have expected a lot more marine life in the water. It's sad to see the bleached reefs that appear to be dying, George was asking for cash donations (the whole resort is cash only) for a save-the-reef fund, but I didn't see anything underwater or above that appeared to be an effort to save the reef- maybe it's part of CORAL and the Healthy Reefs Initiative? I would have been more inclined to donate if I could have figured out exactly what efforts are or will be put forth to save the reef. THE RESORT: The rooms- The beds are very comfortable, and the rooms are quite nice. The water coming out of the faucets was clear, and apparently clean and safe to use; several times I brushed my teeth using water from the bathroom faucet and never got ill (I got a stomach bug in Roatan last year, after I accidentally rinsed my toothbrush in the tap water). Our bathroom had a very large walk-in shower, which was great for rinsing gear and wetsuits. The only thing I found to be lacking was wall hooks to hang for drying, but I probably only noticed because it rained a couple of days we were there so it wasn't practical to hang stuff outside to dry. There was a wardrobe for hanging clothing, but it was made of wood so I didn't want to hang anything wet enough to drip in there- we just draped our wet stuff over the showerhead and faucet handles, wherever we could find space- things dried faster inside with the a/c on. The entry into each room is via a sliding glass door, which has a screen door on one side. Every room has a view of the water. As far as we could tell, the room doors couldn't be locked from the outside and as far as we could tell there wasn't a safe in the room. Luckily, we were the only guests at the resort and we only saw two or three "unknown" people on the grounds the whole week we were there. Outlets are all US plugs, no adapters required, and our room had at least three outlets plus one in the bathroom. THE COMMON AREAS- The wifi is very slow and intermittent. It's also pretty much only accessible on the main level (2nd floor) where the dining room and the two biggest suites are located. Mobile data is also very slow and intermittent (I have T-Mobile), but I was able to access it some of the time I was at the resort. Obviously this is only a problem if you need access to the internet, and knowing that we were in a remote location I wasn't expecting to have wifi at all. On the other hand, the TripAdvisor listing indicates the resort has free high-speed internet, which isn't entirely true (it's free, but it's nowhere near high speed). There is a game room on the third floor that has a pool table, dart board, foosball table (all free to use), a large screen tv, board games and bookshelves with lots of books. This is essentially George's & Ginger's family room so the one night I went up to play pool, Ginger was watching a favorite television show and the volume was up loud enough that it made conversation for the rest of us difficult. But most nights, by the time we finished dinner (around 8 pm) I was just too tired to do anything but start getting ready for the next day so I could go to bed. There is no beach area, although one might be able to sit or layout on the dock once the dive boat is gone. Just off the deck of the resort is a small, round, above ground pool that's about 4 feet deep. Not big enough to swim in, but big enough for cooling off. When the weather cooperates, it's used as a rinse tank. There are also a few lounge chairs and outside tables with chairs. The areas outside of the pool deck area are fenced off, and are beautifully landscaped, so there isn't anywhere to throw a ball around or otherwise engage in outdoor activities- this isn’t a complaint, the property is beautiful, but non-divers should think long and hard about whether they want to tag along here. THE FOOD: Breakfast is served around 7:30 am. By 7 am there was always a big urn of good, hot coffee, a bowl of sugar and a pitcher of milk (or maybe it was cream, not sure, but it was good!) There would also be an urn of hot water and tea bags available around the same time, for the tea drinkers. And breakfast smoothies are available as well. The food is quite good, usually rather plentiful, and based on guests tastes and the availability of ingredients; however, as other reviewers have mentioned, the meals are served whenever they are done being prepared (I don’t think dinner was ever served any earlier than 7 pm). Lunch was often soup, all of which were very good, and one day we had nachos made with plantain chips, which were also delicious! For dinner there is generally one entree and a couple of sides. In other words, this isn’t a restaurant where you order from a menu because the resort can only accommodate about ten people comfortably (and dinner would probably be served even later if they had to make different meals based on what guests ordered). At each meal there is usually a discussion about what will be served at the next meal, and what modifications, if any, need to be made based on guest’s preferences. George and Ginger are as accommodating as they can be under the circumstances, considering the supply boats come in on Thursday- for example, they had to feed our group for about 5 days with only a general idea of our dietary needs, and then (theoretically) would have be able to replenish supplies two days before our departure- although in our case they couldn't really replenish at all because the weather kept the supply boats from coming to the island. It would be an exceptionally good idea to let them know about any food allergies or dietary needs well beforehand, so they have time to stock up or replenish their supply of what you need and/or will eat. For example, we had a lot of tomato-based dishes, which I was happy about because I love tomatoes! But someone that can't eat tomatoes would need to let the resort know in time for them to come up with other dishes and the needed ingredients. George also explained to us that the supply boat wraps all their produce in plastic, which means that it rots faster than normal and sometimes rots on the boat before it arrives on the island when the boat can't come in due to bad weather. We had one vegetarian, one keto, one no-sugar, and another that didn't like onions. As far as cooking goes, they were very accommodating and managed to find something to satisfy everyone. But there was a lot of confusion about which plate went to which person, because rather than put the food out buffet or family style so we could serve ourselves, the plates were filled in the kitchen and then put out in front of the guest. So one plate may have had a side dish with no onions, but maybe another plate ended up with the main entree without onions, instead of them both ending up on the same plate. We are very fortunate that our food issues were all just preferences, and not food allergies. I think that buffet or family style serving would probably result in less food waste too. The first few days of diving I was always ravenously hungry by the time the meal was ready to be served, but after a few days my appetite normalized and I couldn't always finish the heaping plate of food that would have satisfied me the first few days. There were also some dishes that I found tastier than others, and had I been able to serve myself I would have put more of one thing on my plate and less of something else. In the dining room is a jug of water with plastic cups, so you can help yourself to water any time you need it. I love this, because one of my biggest complaints about diving in the Caribbean is the number of diving resorts we have stayed at where it can take 20 to 30 minutes or more before you can get a glass of water! IN GENERAL: Bring lots of mosquito repellant, the mosquitoes are terrible. They are also small and invisible, so you won't see them. You might consider bringing a power strip surge protector if you have a lot of electronics to charge up. I carry one with me on all my travels and it allowed me to keep everything together while charging so I'm less likely to forget something. If you have any must-haves, bring them with you (although you should check with Customs first to make sure it's allowed). Be sure your medications are packed in a carry on, because if your luggage is lost you won't be able to replace them once you get to the island. Some things you might consider bringing: packets for hot beverages (cocoa, spiced cider, etc), flavored creamer, spare batteries (especially specialized batteries for your devices), Save A Dive kit/spare parts, ear plugs (for sleeping at night amid the dogs barking, the cat fights, something tapping on doors and a horrible bug that screeches like a smoke alarm), kleenex or handkerchiefs, rubbing alcohol for drying out ears, sunscreen. Don't plan on buying anything on the island because if you can even get somewhere that has it in stock, it's going to be a very time-consuming trip. For example, it was rather chilly the rainy morning we went out for two dives so I thought it might be nice to take a hot beverage to warm me up after diving. I asked George whether they might have a couple packets of hot cocoa, and expected the answer to be "No." Instead I got a long drawn out explanation about how they don't use packets for instant cocoa because they prefer to make it from scratch, and that he first had to make all of our lunches and snacks for our day on the dive boat and then he would work on making me some hot cocoa from scratch. It was good and I appreciated the time and effort, but frankly if I had known the request was going to be such an imposition I would have just gotten myself more coffee. :) It also should be noted that guests are expected to give George the tip money so that he can use his formula to distribute it among the staff. When I mentioned that I had tipped the three dive guys by giving them cash directly, he got rather upset with me. I had overheard him telling other guests that he had a formula for splitting up the tips based on a formula he had come up with because some of his girls work harder than others, but I didn't realize that this extended to the dive staff as well. And quite frankly, after spending a week listening to George and Ginger talk about how lazy and stupid their three girls (and the other island natives) are, I questioned how much of a tip to leave. It sounds like George does nearly all of the kitchen work. Our room was always clean and made up when we'd return from our two-dive trip each morning, although the room supplies weren't always replenished (one of the guests used his last kleenex early in the trip and the empty box sat in his room the rest of the week), and one of the two kitchen girls, I think her name was Lydia, seemed to work harder than the other. But it's hard to justify leaving much of a tip when it sounds like they really aren't doing much of the work. Obviously there is a limited work force on a remote island like Guanaja, so I understand that George and Ginger could very well have the best employees available for those jobs, but I don't feel compelled to tip well when the employers have spent the whole week venting about their problems and frustrations with their employees.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Leyla K wrote a review Jan 2020
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Staying at G&G’s Clearwater Paradise Resort is sort of a cross between a stay at a B&B and visiting your mom’s cousin who you don’t know well but he always invited you to stay if you were in town. From the moment we landed in Guanaja, to be greeted by Weetie and Popo (totally not spelling those right!), I knew we were in for a special week. Guanaja is a beautiful green island, so untouched by the commercialism so rampant all over the Caribbean. As soon as we got to the resort, we hopped off the boat and walked up the path to the most beautiful resort house I have ever seen. George and Ginger are born hosts and the house staff was amazing. Every meal was made to order to our specific dietary needs (and we were a pickier group than I had realized!), served with a smile and absolutely delicious! Lionfish ceviche, a seafood boil to die for, gumbo, fresh veggies and fresh fruit topped the list of my favorite meals, but Ginger’s overnight coffee cake and gingerbread pancakes were highlights as well. The housekeeping staff cleaned everything spic and span by the time we got home for lunch after diving. The hammocks are comfy, the drinks are plentiful, and the resident cats and dog made it feel like home. The rooms are clean, comfy and spacious. I could have slept in my shower, it was so big and beautiful. The shower had an outside shower feel inside and I loved it, the AC was cold and the ceiling fans were great. I was happy as a clam! And the diving-the diving!!! As a Roatan diver, it was going to take something special to impress me, and Wheatie, Popo and Chino definitely brought it. A large comfy 43’ dive boat with easy on and off dive access made entry and exit a breeze and the dive staff even put our fins on for us and took them off on the dive ladder. Wheatie made all of us feel comfortable in the water and safe. The reef in Guanaja is beautiful, even though there is the unavoidable coral bleaching. The marine life is spectacular and I even managed to find a nudibranch on my own! Guanaja has amazing and unique volcanic structure underwater that make for amazing swim-thrus. We had 2 nice long relaxing boat dives every morning and 1 boat dive in the afternoon. Popo and Chino are very proud of their boat and kept us in watermelon, crackers and water between dives. All the boat staff was friendly, funny and extremely competent. The boat, tanks and rental gear were all well maintained. Everyone at G&G’s CPR seemed like family and by the time we left, it was hugs all around and promises to come back to visit new friends, who already felt like old friends. I highly recommend Clearwater Paradise Resort-I took a group of people here from my dive shop and George and Ginger made it the most relaxing, low stress trip. Anything we needed, all we had to do was ask. I’ll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Ginger B, Owner at G&G's Clearwater Paradise
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Well my dear, we thank you a million times for taking a moment to review us. So glad our staff is so complimented, as they do work hard. The restaurant staff and myself welcome you picky folks anytime. Your group was easy to please and I will cook for them over and over! We would love to see you all back again real soon. You have lots of meals and dive sights yet to experience. I am glad to hear of your favorite meals, and already know the favorite dive sites. Ginger and I both thank you again for allowing us the chance to please you at our little piece of paradise here on Guanaja Island. The whole staff thanks you again too for being wonderful guest. Next time, you will have to come in the dependable weather months and let us come over to Roatan on the 43' Cruiser to pick you up with lunch and Open Bar for the ride back to Paradise!!, George, Ginger and the Crew
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Bruce M wrote a review Jan 2020
Nelson, Canada13 contributions17 helpful votes
At each meal it felt like you were at a friends house or amongst family. It seems each successive meal raised the already high standard to a new level. The dives were great but I personally missed a few dives due to my own ear trouble. I still enjoyed the boat trips, or lounged at the resort. You really are getting away from things on this island and at this resort. George & Ginger are ultimate hosts and make every effort to ensure everyone is happy and accommodated. We were a group of 7 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Ginger B, Owner at G&G's Clearwater Paradise
Responded Jan 26, 2020
I am glad that from the Outside Shrimp/Chicken Grande Stirfry, past the Gumbo/Baked Whole Grouper, wading through the Seafood Boiling Pot spread out amongst friends and the Birthday night with friends hanging around the event grill cooking their Rib Eye steaks/Lion Fish/Shrimp along with the 4 layer Choclate Mousse Cake, you should have found yourself plenty full! I am glad you enjoyed the food, as we enjoyed everyone's company. Thank you so much for choosing to come to our little piece of paradise for some good diving, great food and friendship. I am so sorry you had the ear problem, but surely didnt mind hanging out with you a bit. I am truly glad we were able to make up the dives from the bad weather days. My crew knows whats best and what people like and I hope it shows! Thanks for taking a moment to let others know we are here on Guanaja away from the tourist traps and doing an honest days work, day for day!! We are hoping to see the group again real soon and enjoyed all. George n Ginger
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Frequently Asked Questions about G&G's Clearwater Paradise
What are some of the property amenities at G&G's Clearwater Paradise?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at G&G's Clearwater Paradise?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a pool view, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at G&G's Clearwater Paradise?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to G&G's Clearwater Paradise?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mi Casa Too, Manati Bar & Restaurant, and Barnacles Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at G&G's Clearwater Paradise?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does G&G's Clearwater Paradise have airport transportation?
Yes, G&G's Clearwater Paradise offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at G&G's Clearwater Paradise?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does G&G's Clearwater Paradise have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.