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Clark's Cay (Guanaja)

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by mgreider, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. mgreider

    mgreider Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Just returned from Clark's Cay, Guanaja, HN.

    There was only one other couple at CC when we were there. One other person dove with us from another resort. The divers were all experienced and it made for a pleasant and relaxed experience. It is very quiet, exactly what we wanted. Good place to go for relaxation!

    The facilities are EXCELLENT. The rooms are very nice with very cold AC. Bathrooms are modern and include liquid soap, conditioner, and shampoo. The food was excellent and they followed the preference sheets sent before the trip. The bar is well stocked with top shelf liquors. They also do excellent smoothies and milkshakes made with real fruit!

    The service is absolutely TOP NOTCH. We felt like we were royalty. I've never been to a resort or hotel with service that is so personal and friendly. The will do everything to meet your needs/wants including altering the menus and serving special items. I asked about the local foods and the server said "fried ribs." The next day fried ribs were the afternoon snack (very good). We liked all of the employees but Denilson and Toy (Elton) took the most care of us. The have staff at the airport in Roatan that help you connect to the short flight to Guanaja. They were at the airport to escort us to the boat. They completely escorted us back to the airport in Guanaja for the flight to Roatan and provided help at Roatan to get to our connecting flights. We had been to Roatan before, but it was still helpful.

    The diving takes a bit more effort to complete a review. We dove three times a day. The reef is very healthy. The fish life was limited but the MACRO was very good. The dive sites were similar except for the wreck dive and the last day. Those were great sites. The visibility was a bit off due to the large amount of rain that usually happened at night. The one thing that is really important to me is dive time. I like to dive my tank. The DM's encouraged this. They led the dives "out and back" and then let us explore the area near the boat until we were ready to come up. The area near the boat were sometimes the best part of the dives. There was no attempt to get anyone to come up together, "clock watching," or "hurry up." The staff took care of all your equipment set up (but made it very clear that if you didn't want anyone touching your equipment they would comply). We dove EAN for all dives and the tanks sometimes were a bit short (2600-2800). Most dives tanks were at 3000. The DMs were very good and really knew the sites. They did spear lionfish on the dives but there weren't that many. I really liked the DMs especially Kennet who loaned me his computer when mine flooded. Not a totally bad thing as now I can get a Perdix!

    We did have some boat issues during the trip. Mechanical issues caused us to miss two dives on day and the same issues required us to dock the boat at the airport and be picked up in a smaller boat to go back to the resort. Staff said that the second boat was also under repair. The boat did get fixed but continued to have starting problems. The internet at the resort was spotty but it was due to repeated power outages caused by the power company. The resort has a generator so everything on the island worked.

    We would return to CC but did notice that the rates for next year have increased about $800 per person and don't know if we would return for that amount. What was paid was just about right. The diving would have to be better to pay for the increase.

    I can answer any questions or provide more on any aspect of the trip.
     
    EvilOtter and Doc like this.

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