Thanks so much - so the hotel includes all the food and drinks? Thanks
Almost any AI will have some restrictions, make sure to check with the resort itself what is or isnt included, ie: bottom shelf, local beverages, mixed coctails, snacks, diving, snorkeling, shore dives, etc..
I just got back from staying for a week at Barefoot Cay. They had it all: great location, yummy food onsite, great diving/snorkeling, and fantastic little beach bungalows to stay in. I went over to the West End and while the beach is nice there too, I found it crowded and overdeveloped.
I liked being on the cay - no long lines of beach chairs, no bar scene traffic or cruise ship crowds. And they take their diving service seriously. The staff will work with you to take you diving and snorkeling wherever you want, using their top-end equipment and boats. The dive staff are PADI-certified Instructors (a higher level than divemaster) with the benefit of local knowledge too, so they can help you choose the dive spots that most suit the weather, water, and your fancy, while keeping you safe, well-equipped, and enjoying the experience all the way.
Great south shore reef and wreck diving is right there but you can have the dive staff take you wherever you want to go...the island is small so getting around by car or boat to all the great dive spots is easy.
DiscerningTravelDiva -- the resort sounds terrific. Do they offer an all-inclusive plan that includes food and alcohol?
You might want to check out Royal Playa Dive Resort. You can find reviews on this website. It's really delightful....relaxing, great food, great diving. I just spent a week there and thoroughly enjoyed my time. Can't wait to go back!
Henry Morgan is all inclusive, just limited to domestic alcohol for drinks. I've written a review and it should be posted anyday now, as I submitted it 3 days ago. Click the hotel name to the left of this page to read reviews of each place.
Hey bryna123...I checked for your review, still not there--shouldn't be longer then 2 ish days for it to go up---maybe you can resubmit it?? I love reading reviews!
My review has finally been posted for Henry Morgan. I wish I were there now!
We were at Fantasy island last year and loved it. Everything is included...and the price was great. The rooms were really nice, snorkeling fabulous, wildlife awesome. Iguanas, monkeys peacocks roaming the grounds. Mini zoo on the grounds.
Where did you stay in El Salvador? Was it all inclusive? what about safety off the resort? Snorkeling?
:) sorry...(have checked it out a bit and it's intriguing)
we like less touristy places...