A Quick Tour of Coco View Resort | Scuba Diving Blog

Nestled on the southern side of Roatan, this intimate resort is a short boat ride from the main island and so enjoys an exclusive feel, despite its popularity. Featuring private bungalows and cabanas spread along the waterfront, guests can enjoy sheltered conditions and a gentle Caribbean breeze throughout most of the year.


Accommodations


Coco View Resort offers a range of accommodation options, all with air-conditioning, private terraces with hammocks, and ocean views. Their four overwater bungalows feature spacious rooms, large decks, and are reached by a wooden walkway connecting the main resort. Twelve overwater cabanas in three blocks all boast private decks and are also reached by a wooden walkway.


Twelve ocean-front rooms sit directly on the beach, and guests have the choice of an upper or lower room. Finally, the Mango Suite, Coco Casa, and Coco Villa offer private accommodation for families or small groups and are located on the beach.


Resort Facilities


The Clubhouse is the hub of the resort, featuring a well-stocked bar, games room, library, and a quiet upper level strung with hammocks. The restaurant menu boasts home-cooked Honduran dishes and traditional fare featuring local produce served in a buffet style. After a full day of diving, book one of the resort massage therapists for an in-room treatment, including full-body massage, reflexology, or a facial to help you relax and unwind.

Diving


Roatan offers a huge array of marine life along the world's second-largest barrier reef. Expect to dive with turtles, trumpetfish, groupers, octopus, squid, spotted drum, moray eels, parrotfish, triggerfish, grunts, tang, wrasse, chromis, pufferfish, porcupine fish, and eagle rays, occasional great barracuda or nurse shark, lettuce slugs, arrow crabs, lobsters, flamingo tongue cowries and the occasional seahorses.

Coco View Resort's on-site dive center offers a range of training courses, gear rental, and underwater photography facilities, with six boats running twice daily trips to the nearby dive sites.

How to Get There


Coco View Resort is situated on Roatan’s protected south shore, 35 miles off the mainland. Only 2.5 hours by air from the US, you can easily travel to Roatan; some U.S. airlines as well as come Canadian Charters offer direct flights to the island. You'll be greeted at Roatan’s international airport (RTB) and from there it’s only a short trip by private bus to the landing where the resort's boat will take you on the short ride to Coco View Resort.


Read more about diving Roatan and the Bay Islands of Honduras from the Underwater Photography Guide.


Check out our beginner's guide to buying an underwater camera from the Bluewater Photo Store.