There are almost too many adjectives to list for Tortuga: immaculate, comfortable, relaxing, and convenient, to name a few. This wonderful condo is spacious, and has everything you might want,to enhance your stay in Roatan. We booked our stay directly with Island House Roatan, and the staff here; from the office to the nice young men who guard the property, go out of their way to make you feel welcome. There was no question or request that they did not address immediately, and with a smile.
The kitchen is wonderfully stocked, and if we thought we needed something, we would just open a drawer or cabinet, and find it. I highly recommend using their transportation services, and adding a stop at Eldon's grocery store when you land in Roatan; it was only a $5.00 addition to a reasonable price. We made our list ahead of time, and were able to get everything we needed. I downloaded a money conversion app before our trip, and this helped us when shopping or dining; the prices were reasonable at Eldon's, especially if you buy local foods, coffee, etc., but generally, affordable. If your family like a certain kind of granola bars, nuts, etc, you might throw some in your suitcase, as they do have a few varieties, but, of course, not as many as you see at your store, at home.. Still, having lived overseas for 5 years, I have to say Eldon's has a little bit of everything. A bottle of local rum, Venado de Oro, can be bought there, as well as local coffee, at great prices. We even bought our coffee gifts for those at home, at that time. Be sure to stop in their bakery section and grab some croissants, the elephant ear looking pastries and other goodies, to enjoy with your morning coffee, too. Bring some grocery bags with you, as they do not provide them (ours doubled as beach bags later, thank you Dollar Tree!).They provided coffee filters, paper towels, dish soap, small bar soaps, and other cleaners, such as a Windex type spray, and more. There was a fresh bag of ice, ice trays , and also a dispenser of purified bottled water, and an extra refill bottle, provided by Island House, as well.
The individual air conditioning units work very well, and so does the wifi and tv. There are many channels, including some in English, although you will be so mesmerized by the "semi off the grid" relaxing feeling of the island, you may only turn it on once, as we did, to watch news from Miami, FL.
Plush beach towels are provided, as well as a beach sarong, for the ladies. We quickly realized that shoes are option when you are anywhere on the beach, and you'll wear your aqua sox more often, than you flip flops.Bring loose, cottony clothing, as they breeze slows down before the sun is up in the morning, and after it goes down, at night. Once you are somewhere with a drink in hand, listening to live music under a fan, you won't mind much. During the day, the beach breez e was perfect for keeping you cool. We did not experience a lot of bugs, but we did wear bug bands (Amazon.com has some braided leather ones, and used Picardin lotion and spray,we also bought on Amazon. which is a natural product, that worked well. WE each had only one bite, in 5 days here; certainly less than we get here, in Texas!) The entire small village of buildings is quiet at night, well guarded at all times, and perfectly located for a quick walk to snorkel at the rock, to your left, or to head to Bananrama, for trivia night, live music, or great pizza.
The beds are comfortable,and the bedding is very soft. The wash cloths, towels, and hand towels in the beautifully tiled bathrooms, are large and good quality. The entire condo is full of very nice finishes; Honduran wood touches and cabinetry, and a charming decor. The tile floors felt so wonderfully cool to our bare feet, day or night.
We truly enjoyed our visit to Roatan, with so much to do, see, eat and drink, and coming home to this beautiful, spacious condo each night, truly enhanced our stay. We met other guests, and enjoyed getting to know them; many were repeat visitors to these condos and houses, and we are glad to be joining them, in the years to come! With a wonderful staff, being so perfectly located, and having everything you need, you'll love staying at Tortuga, too.