Can you help us line up things to do (Diving, fishing, etc.)?
We would be glad to. We have a dedicated concierge to make sure our customers have a great experience with the best providers. Just let our concierge know what you have in mind so they can help you do as much or little as you want. To start figuring out your vacation activities now check out our concierges website at: http://www.detourroatan.com
Should I rent a car?
We think so, but it is not a necessity as cabs are inexpensive and easy to find. Roatan is a safe and easy place to navigate and having a car can help you explore the island. We can even tell you about a few out of the way spots to visit.
How often is the house or unit cleaned during our stay?
The home is cleaned and ready for you upon arrival. We also provide the cleaning after check out. If you would like more frequent cleanings (daily, mid week etc) that is easy to schedule for you. Just let us know how often you require service and we can arrange it for an additional fee and at your convenience. Our housekeeping manager just needs a day or two notice to set it up so please try to plan ahead.
What do you suggest for groceries during our stay?
Some clients stop at the supermarket near the airport (taxi drivers will wait for a small fee). We will have a map to the local stores and a description of what they offer for you as well. It is also our pleasure to provision things out to your needs before you arrive so you can skip shopping for food and start eating and relaxing. Let us know what you prefer.
Did you know that your passport needs to be valid for 6 months from your arrival?
Its true. Be sure to check your passport out ahead of time and make sure if your cutting it close you get it renewed. This is an immigration issue in the country of Honduras and nothing we can help you with. The airlines will most likely not let you on the plane if your passport is going to expire within 6 months.
What is the deal with the money in Roatan?
Honduras currency is the Limpira but Dollars are widely accepted as well. What you will find is that smaller denominations are easier to use and that whatever money you have needs to be in good shape (No rips or tears or writing on it). The banks are funny about money here so they will not accept torn bills and therefore neither will shops and restaurants. We do have ATM machines so thats helpful but Travelers checks are not accepted (even at the banks last we checked). VISA and MasterCard are widely accepted. No real need to change money to Limpira in our experience just spend your dollars and expect to get back Limpira change.