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 Where Is Island Pearl Located

Island Pearl Resort is located in the center of West Bay Beach on the Western tip of Roatan Island. Situated right on the beach, vacationers experience the splendor of the Caribbean and tranquility of the Villas within their spacious courtyard setting. Bananarama Dive & Beach Resort next door, provides all the activities you will need, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.


 Will there be noise from the Vintage Pearl Restaurant?

The Vintage Pearl Restaurant hours are from 6pm - 10pm so you should not experience any disturbance to your sleep.


 How can I organize Island Tours and other activities during my stay?

Our team at the Roatan Activities Center at Bananarama Dive & Beach Resort next door, will be able to help you plan and book activities and excursions.


 Do you provide beach towels for my use while at the resort?

Hand and bath towels are provided in the villas but beach towels are not provided at this time. There are beach towels you can purchase at the Roatan Activities Center at BananaramaDive & Beach Resort.

 Do you have many Cruise Ship Visitors?

West Bay Beach is a popular destination for cruise ship passengers so there may be days during your visit when the beach and resort are a bit busier than normal. We do not allow non guests to access Island Pearl, the resort area is reserved for Guests Only. We will also reserve tables at the Thirsty Turtle Bar and Grill to ensure you can always find a place to relax and have lunch.

 Do you have a generator on site?

If the main power supply fails we have an onsite generator. We try to be courteous of the needs of our guests and acknowledge that it is a necessary noise to provide air-conditioning, lights and other amenities at our resort. We do not run the generator during the night so as not to disrupt our guests’ sleep. The rooms closest to the generator are the Beach side rooms at Bananarama so there is little noise disturbance in Island Pearl. Phone and wireless internet service does not usually work when there is a power outage.

 What is your cancellation policy?

Notice of cancellation given prior to 30 days before your arrival will result in a full refund excluding a $50 service fee. Cancellation within 30 days but prior to 7 days before your arrival will be credited for your use with a 1 year expiration limit excluding a $50 service fee. This credit can be transferred to another party. If you cancel your reservation within 7 days of your arrival, we cannot refund or credit your payment.

 What items do you recommend that I bring in addition to the basic vacation attire?

We recommend bug repellent, itch cream, sunscreen, a flashlight, beach towel, strap back sandals for the Canopy Tours, and a light rain jacket during October - December.

 What kind of currency can I use on Roatan?

US dollars are widely accepted on the island. It is recommended that you bring small denominations, ideally nothing larger than a $20 note as change can be an issue. The local exchange rate is around 20 lempira to 1 US dollar. Credit cards can be used in most established businesses. We do not charge an additional fee for using cards at the resort. However, you may find charges applied elsewhere and your bank may also attach a fee to convert the charge from lempira to dollars. We suggest you let your bank know that you are traveling and ask what their fees are before you travel. Travelers checks are not recommended.

 Is there an ATM available for my use?

There are several machines on the island although there is never a guarantee that they will be stocked with money.  There is one at the West Bay Mall, a few in West End that you can reach by water taxi and there are others located in the Plaza Mar grocery store.

 What if I need to check my email or use the Internet?

There is wireless internet in all of the rooms for those who wish to bring a laptop computer.  Your room rate includes 70MB per week, additional time can be purchased from the office.   If you do not choose to bring a laptop, there is a computer in the office you can use to check your mail

 What time is check in and check out?

Check-in is at 2:00pm and check-out is at 11:00am. If you arrive before your room is ready then we can store your luggage in the reception area. If you need to checkout late, up to 1pm, it can be arranged through the office prior to the day you are checking out. Late checkout fee is $20. If you check out after 1pm you will need to pay for an additional night's stay.

 Are there laundry facilities onsite?

Our maids are happy to wash your laundry for you. The cost is $10 per load. You can drop your laundry off at our reception in the morning and we will deliver it back to your room.

 If I choose to tip the staff, should I tip them daily or at the end of my stay?

Both are acceptable. We have envelopes in the office that you can separate cash to provide different sections of the staff (Dive Center, maid service, cooks, etc.) Usually, it is customary to tip the bar and restaurant employees daily, after your meals or drinks are finished.

 Do you provide transfers to and from the airport and ferry?

Omar, our driver charges $25 for up to 4 people and an additional $5 for each extra person each way. He can meet you at the airport and help you with your luggage. We can arrange for a stop at the grocery store on route to the resort. There is a $10 charge for this stop, please request this service in advance to help us ensure prompt pickup for other guests who may be checking in on the same day as you.

 What if I want to rent a car during my stay?

We are happy to arrange car rentals for guests either by the day or for the week or month. We are able to secure good rates and the car rental companies drop the car off at the resort for you and pick it back up. A limited number of parking spaces are available at the resort for guest use.

 Can I charge things to my room during my stay?

When you check in, we ask for a credit card voucher. This voucher allows you to charge to your room during the week. You can charge diving, restaurant/bar items and all other necessities during your stay. When you check out, we will return the signed voucher back to you for your disposal. If you leave without paying your room charges, we are able to use this voucher to cover the expenses.

 How does West Bay compare to West End?

West Bay is known for its beautiful white sandy beach and quiet nights. West Bay also offers excellent snorkeling surrounded by an easily accessible reef. It is a more upscale part of the island. West End typically offers cheaper accommodations, tourist shopping, a greater variety of restaurants and night life. West End does not have a typical beach, though there is a sandy area called Half Moon Bay. It is possible to take a short water taxi ride to either location for $3 each way per person. Please note that water taxis do not run when the ocean is rough and after dark.

 Will I have problems with the Language on Roatan?

English and Spanish are both widely spoken on the Island. On West Bay, you will be able to speak with most of the staff and order things in English. Most menus and prices are in English and with US dollar pricing.

 Do I need a passport to come to Roatan?

All guests traveling to Honduras will need to have a valid passport to enter the country. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel . Please check your passport now to ensure all is in order. We will not refund or credit your balance due to problems you encounter with your passport.

 Do I need a VISA to enter Honduras?

You will be issued a tourist VISA when you enter the country. Please keep this safely with your passport as you will need to surrender this paperwork when you leave.

 Is there an Exit Tax in Honduras?

Please be aware that there is a mandatory Honduran exit tax of around $40 that will need to be paid in cash at the airport when you leave. You can pay in Lempiras or US dollars .

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