Guanaja Caribbean Cottage, is a secluded Caribbean oceanfront property with rental cottages. Please bring snorkel gear.
Guanaja Caribbean Cottages Resort has 5 stars on Trip Advisor and also has a face book page, for more information please use google. The cottages are replicas of the conch cottages on most Caribbean islands and Key West, Florida. The cottages are decorated island style. Cottage is air conditioned, one bedroom with a pillow top queen size bed with high quality bedding. A pull out couch is in the living area & a twin size sleeping swing on the screened porch. Guanaja, the forgotten island & GCC will provide you with an unforgettable vacation, you will not find on a commercialized island or in a hotel/condo. Property is located on the north side of the island of Guanaja, which is known for the most beautiful isolated beaches on Guanaja. Guanaja is a virtually undiscovered island; 90% of the island is national forest reserve & marine park. Cottage provides ultimate privacy. Cottage is oceanfront and a replica of the romantic Caribbean Conch Cottages. The cottage is within walking distance of the town of Mangrove Bight, yet you can not see another house or building from the property. Guanaja is world renowned for diving, snorkeling, fly fishing and deep sea fishing, which can be arranged by owner. The world's second largest reef is with-in snorkeling distance from the property (bring snorkeling gear). Red Hill Coral Gardens are also within snorkeling distance. You will think you are in an aquarium. You can also snorkel from the property to the dramatic heart stopping drop-off through the reef, to the dramatic blue depths on the far side of the reef. You may fish off the dock (bring fishing gear to fish off dock), some of the largest permits have been caught in front of GCC. Cottage has an outdoor shower & water tap for showering after snorkeling & washing snorkel gear. Cottage has a hummingbird feeder, so you can sit on your screened-in porch & watch the humming birds feed. The cottage has a sleeping porch swing to take afternoon naps or relax & enjoy the view of the Caribbean, especially in the morning with your first cup of coffee. The screened porch also has a custom table to dine at. You can actually sleep out on the porch on the sleeping swing & listen to the waves & crickets lull you to sleep. There is a full kitchen in each cottage with new appliances & tropical palm dinnerware, the tap water is spring water, some of the best water in the world. The living room has a full size pull out couch &TV;/DVD. Cottage has AC. The cottage has a queen size pillow top bed with romantic mosquito netting (just for looks, there are no mosquitoes). High quality linens are provided. The bath is custom tiled with tropical fish & coral tile. There is ample storage room. The decor of the cottage is tropical with a touch of romance. Local artwork adorns the cottage. There is a weekly bonfire for all-inclusive guests. Tours can be arranged at the property for guests. Pick-up for fishing and diving at the property. Wildlife around the property is abundant. You may be surprised to see a white tail deer on the beach in front of your cottage. Sea life is more varied here than on island that are more commercialized. There is a wide variety of coral, including brain, stag horn, black, wire as well as fans and soft coral. Sea life includes star fish, nurse sharks, giant green moray eels, turtles, lobster, crabs, french angel fish, queen angel fish, giant trigger fish, giant porcupine puffer fish with blue eyes, just like in Nemo! Tangs, butterfly fish & an assortment of other tropical fish are abundant in the water off GCC. Laundry services are available for a fee. Airport pick-up/return can be arranged for a fee. A wide variety of tours are available and can be arranged from GCC. Google Trip Advisor Guanaja Caribbean Cottage for reviews. Flight tickets from Roatan, Honduras to/from Guanaja can be bought in Roatan at Lanhsa Air, Sosa Air. No flights to/from Guanaja on Sunday. Flights may be direct to Guanaja or go through La Ceiba. Please arrive early to ensure you can get on an afternoon flight to Guanaja. Ask about second cottage. This is the only rental property with electricity within walking distance to waterfalls and village of Mangrove Bight (stores, cafes, dancing).TripAdvisor property ID 2994492...Read more
Guanaja Caribbean Cottages Resort Guanaja, Bay Islands Honduras
Additional Location Information
Property is in a secluded location on the island of Guanaja. GCC is the only property with electricity, within walking distance to the village of Mangrove Bight and three waterfalls. There are hiking trails up the mountain. All the waterfalls of the island of Guanaja are located in this area .The reef is within swimming distance, as well as coral gardens at Red Hill. Transportation is by boat.
Left on 04/01/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | DebReviewed Apr 1, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
This place is a rare gem. Off the mainland of Honduras and can see Roatan from the dock. Crystal clear water. If you are into snorkeling or diving this is a dream. Unbelievable! We went by boat to 3 different locations and each one was unique. The reef is within 100 yards of the beach. We snorkeled Red rock, Michaels Rock and other side of the cut. Saw 5' Leopard ray cruise on by in 5' of water. We also walked down the beach to the Green Flash bar/grill which is built over the water. The people here are so friendly and make you feel right at home. We also hiked up the waterfall. We saw lots of wildlife, large lizards, hummingbirds, parrots, deer, geese, cattle and horses. We were there for only 5 days which was not long enough. The cottages are so comfortable and quaint and have everything you need to fix you own meals. We left the cooking to Kay and were not disappointed! Food is so good! This is an out of the way destination but well worth it. The sunsets are amazing. Thank you Kay to a memorable vacation, loved it.
It was a pleasure having you and Mark here. I sincerely appreciate the kind words and wonderful review. I look forward to your next visit. Didn't Mark say you would be back in six months?! I am sorry your time ran out and you didn't get to do all that you wanted to do.
Thank you very much,
Kay, owner of Guanaja Caribbean Cottages Resort
“My 2nd stay and I plan my 3rd trip again soon!!!”
Left on 02/23/2014 for a stay in September 2013 | MicheleReviewed Feb 23, 2014Stayed Sep 2013
This was my second visit to Guanaja Caribbean Cottages and I can't wait to go back again. The cottage is adorable and having top quality towels & linens are a real plus. I also appreciate the pillow top queen size bed, most places in the islands only have a mattress on a bare board! Having a full kitchen is nice, but I didn't need it, I ate all my meals ate the resort.
This time I was more adventurous. Kay, the owner, took me on a hike to an amazing waterfall close to the resort. We had it all to ourselves, well a pup followed us up & that added to the island charm. We sat by the pool of the waterfall for most of the afternoon, then stopped at Bo's place for a cool drink before heading back to the cottage.
I snorkeled the reef the last time I was there, but this time Kay took me on a snorkel tour to the drop off. I saw an amazing variety of sea life, including nurse sharks. Kay said 95% of all Caribbean sea life can be found at Guanaja. I also enjoyed the snorkel tour to Red Hill, it was a coral garden, also beautiful and like swimming in an aquarium. The coral & fish at the coral garden are different than the sea life on the reef, except I did see a nurse shark both places. The octopus was also amazing & the giant green moray eel. I also had a tour of the local fishing village, Mangrove Bight. The people are very friendly and the village is like visiting the old Caribbean.
I loved the variety of meals- crab, lobster, lamb, and local cuisine that I had never had before. The dinners are four course and I was stuffed after dinner. The deserts that really stood out for me was the creme brulee, pineapple flambe and flan. Even the soups & salads were special. Kay makes a green papaya salad that is so good, it had fresh mango and pineapple in it and a local cheese with a homemade pineapple vinegerette. The food was one of the highlights of the trip.
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