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Dive Review of Inn of Last Resort in
Honduras/Roatan

Inn of Last Resort, Jun, 2003,

by Leslie & Michael Bardelli, CT, USA . Report 751.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions During briefing depth and time specified. If moored dive, can go off on own. Drift dives, must go with group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments The boat rides are short, so change of film and batteries on shore. Each boat has a special rinse tank for cameras. Dry area over engine for delicate storage. They have no current photo developing, although there is talk for the future.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments If you are traveling to Roatan and looking for the road less traveled then give The Inn of Last Resort some consideration. We love this place!! This was our fourth trip in 4 years and will be back for #5. ILR is a small resort that provides everything a diver could want, Great diving (of course), 3 meals a day, large clean room, privacy and space to relax, beautiful sunsets nightly, blue skies (weather permitting) and blue water.

The diving is 3 single tank dives daily, with the boat leaving at 8:30, 10:30 AM and 2:00PM. Boat rides are generally 10 – 15 minutes with a 2-tank boat dive weekly. Dives are generally lead by a DM, but if it is a moored dive you can go off on your own. This trip there were more divers than we had experienced in the past, but the boat was split up with 2 DM’s, so the groups were small and staggered getting in and out of the water. Boats are large and spacious. Plenty of room for storage. Fresh water and fruit on the dives. DM's and Cpt's helpful and fun. The reefs are healthy and teaming with life. We prefer to go slow, the macro life should not be missed. There were plenty of turtles (almost daily), Eagle Ray, Sting Rays and Green Morays. If you have the opportunity dive the videographer Pablo, he does wonderful video and finds lots of creatures.

The resort itself is lush with vegetation. Trees and plant life surround the four buildings. The guest rooms are large with queen and 2 twin beds. They also have AC and 2 ceiling fans for comfort. The lagoon is a short walk and provides great snorkeling as well as a quiet place to read or just relax. The food is great!! Homemade rolls daily by Casper. They are able to accommodate dietary restrictions as well. New addition this year is Internet access that you purchase minutes for. Several dogs roam the resort which kind of give it an at home feel, since we leave pets back home. They also have monkeys and parrots. All the staff is friendly and helpful. Have a problem, just let them know and every effort will be made to correct it.

Don’t know what else I can say, but give it a try. If you like small and quiet, ILR is a great find.

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