Although we did not stay at the lodge we moored our boat in front of the lodge for a week. Mike the owner of the lodge was very accommodating as well as all of his staff. It is a lovely lodge on a small beautiful island with crystal clear water. The grounds were very clean as well as the restaurant bar area. If you are on a boat you can use the bar and eat there anytime. You just need to give Mike a few hours notice if you are planning to come and eat. The food was good and reasonable for being so far from the mainland. While we were there we went scuba diving with the lodges dive master. They have good new rental equipment and Jason the dive mater was very patient and helpful. It was a little more expensive than diving in Roatan but we enjoyed the experience much more than we did at the dive places on Roatan. We enjoyed the lodge and island so much we are planning on going back in a week or so.
If you are arriving on a boat you can take anyone of the mooring buoys that are in the harbor in front of the lodge. The moorings are in very good shape. Just a word of caution if you are on a mooring and a guy named Hank says it is his private mooring please just ignore him and please do not move. park Ranger and lodge personnel told us there are no private moorings at Cayos Cochino and they are all first come first serve.
Enjoy paradise and say hello to Mike and Jason. M/V JASDIP
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the untouched, tropical island of Isla Major in the Cayos Cochinos archipelago, Turtle Bay Eco Resort is situated on a 10 acre site hugging the shoreline of the Caribbean Sea. The crystal clear waters off the coast of the island are enhanced by the world's second largest barrier reef providing a stunning backdrop to your relaxing vacation. Turtle Bay Eco Resort was grandfathered into the Cayos Cochinos Marine Park and to this day, remains the exclusive resort or hotel in the area. This exclusivity remains one of the sole reasons that Cayos Cochinos has preserved its pristine waters, lush tropical forests and it's completely unique experience. Staying at the Turtle Bay Eco Resort is more than just a vacation at a Caribbean hotel, it is the feeling you get upon arrival, the complete relaxation of your body throughout your stay and it's the feeling of leaving more as friends than guests. As a resort with only 5 rooms, our small and intimate feel allows you to get to know our staff and let them guide you through the wonders that this incredible location can offer. We offer private diving, dining, hiking, kayaking, island touring and much more. After a long day of exploring the Cayos Cochinos, why not settle down with a delicious cocktail to enjoy watching the sun as it sets right in front of our bay. Even though we are only 24 miles from Roatan or Utila, our island paradise separates the hustle and bustle to give you what you are really searching for. ... more less