Fantasy Island Resort & Marina is located on a private, 22 acre island just off of mainland Roatan, connected by a short bridge. Here’s a great overhead photo that I found on the internet. We are tied to the end of the open pier at the left of the photo, above the peninsula of pine trees.
The resort was built in 1989, and had a re-do in 2005. Unfortunately, the property is showing it’s age in spots. During the week, the resort is virtually dead. The weekends are a bit better, but by no means is it ever close to full. It’s a huge property to maintain, and there just doesn’t seem to be enough business dollars coming in to keep it up.
However, the location is awesome. The open Caribbean views just off of our slip are amazing.
We also look across a peninsula, to the large crescent beach.
The island is full of life, as I’ve mentioned. We see it daily, right outside our window (much to Howard’s delight). Iguanas of all sizes, roosters and chickens, peacocks and various other birds, agoutis and, of course, the monkeys (much more about them later).
The property allows paths and roads for us to walk and stretch our legs, and we also have use of the beach, pool and free internet in the lobby. The pavilion is a regular gathering place in the evenings, as the temperatures cool. Steve and Debbie, the dock masters, keep it interesting with different events and specials, such as barbecue, movie and ladies night.
Lately, we’ve had a wonderful reprieve from the high humidity The air is clear, and we are able to see the shoreline of mainland Honduras, from the Guatemala border all the way to Nicaragua.
Scott and I enjoyed the afternoon up on our fly bridge yesterday, and also entertained some visitors!
My sister gave Scott an air chair years ago, that he loves. When we sold the house, it came with us to the boat, and makes a great place for a drink at sunset.
Our current home is full of life and beautiful scenery. Here are many photos, as well as some from Scott’s birthday lunch, that I forgot to post previously.
“Shells Sink, Dreams Float. Life’s Good On Our Boat!”