Located on Roatan's Northeast shore Turquoise Bay is the only dive resort in this lush and remote area of the island providing you with the opportunity to dive uncrowded, pristine dive sites. The resort is set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views and a protected bay which makes the water calm and perfect for swimming and kayaking. Beach lovers will enjoy the private, tranquil, 500 ft white-sand beach.
At Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort you will enjoy the very individual and personal service that only a small dive resort can offer. The friendly, local staff takes pride in getting to know guests and making them feel at home.
Hillside Oceanview Rooms
Turquoise Bay Resort has rooms in hillside bungalows set amongst palm trees and tropical gardens. Enjoy spacious rooms with stylish Caribbean décor and views of turquoise waters and our white sand beach from your private balcony. Each room has two double beds or a king-size bed, a bathroom with running hot water, telephone, cable television, air-conditioning and coffee making facilities.
Central America Rooms
For guests who want to be closer to the dive shop, pool or beach, Turquoise Bay resort has six rooms in its "Central America" building. Here you will enjoy spacious rooms beautifully decorated with signature items from each Central American country. The rooms face the pool and restaurant. Simply stroll across the pool deck down to our safe private beach protected by a natural mangrove sea wall.
Let the chefs impress you with their creativity and daily specials as you experience the local flavors of Roatan and international cuisine at Udurau (meaning "Fish" in Garifuna) Restaurant. Order from the a la carte menu or enjoy our daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets while dining in the air-conditioned dining room or outdoor patio with spectacular ocean views.
Cool off in the tropical pool or sunbathe on the terrace overlooking the beach and sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. Guests can also enjoy the privacy and tranquility of the longest private beach in Roatan. Their white sand beach has palapas and palm trees offering shade, a beach bar, lounge chairs and a volleyball court. The bay is protected by a mangrove island and the off-shore reef so the water is calm and perfect for swimming or kayaking. Pedal boats and jet skis can also be rented. You can enjoy full waiter service at your beach chair and poolside.
Concierge service is available at Turquoise Bay Resort. They can provide dining recommendations, resort and island information, tours and activities and assist with car rentals and taxis. Be sure to discuss with us your preferences for tours, as these can arranged before you even get there on our end! Let us design a well rounded package, just for you.
Take a few minutes to check out the resort’s gift shop as well. Shop for local products, and souvenirs, find amenities you may have forgotten at home or browse their selection of stylish resort wear.
The Roatan Dolphin Encounter begins as you travel to Bailey's Key, the private home to a large family of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. After a brief orientation you will wade waist deep into the clear waters of the Caribbean where a trained naturalist will give you a personal introduction to a resident dolphin.
The trainer will describe the dolphins' characteristics, anatomy and behaviors and will give you the opportunity to touch, kiss and play with a member of this friendly family of marine mammals. During the session you'll have excellent photo opportunities in addition to professional photographs of your dolphin encounter. There is also an opportunity to snorkel and swim with the dolphin’s in Roatan.
Roatan and its world-renowned scuba diving attracted more than a million visitors last year. Turquoise Bay is the only dive resort in this lush and remote area of the island providing scuba divers and snorkelers with the opportunity to dive and snorkel uncrowded, pristine sites. The North side of Roatan offers scuba divers and snorkelers the unique opportunity to experience the largest variety of reef topography on the island. Roatan, in the Bay Islands of Honduras, is surrounded by the world's second largest barrier reef that is one of the healthiest in the Caribbean due to the Roatan Marine Park and the local dive community encouraging conservative diving practices. Explore sloping plateaus perfect for spotting macro life, sheer walls with large soft corals and barrel sponges, wreck dives abundant with life, crevices, trenches, overhangs and cavern systems such as our two most popular dive sites, Underground and Dolphin's Den. Roatan's water temperature ranges from 78 – 84 F with visibility consistent between 60-100 feet. All of their scuba diving instructors are PADI certified for your peace of mind.
The resort’s on-site Dive Centre is operated by Subway Watersports. They are an elite PADI 5 Star Instructor Development and National Geographic Dive Center. Subway Watersports opened for business in April 2001 and soon became well known for its quality and personal service. They offer valet diving, take out small groups of 6-12 divers per boat and a PADI Divemaster guides all dives. Experienced Scuba Instructors offer PADI scuba diving lessons from beginner to Instructor in private classes. In addition to diving, they also offer snorkel trips, fishing and day trips to the neighboring Bay Islands.
Subway Watersports is open 7 days a week. The dive and snorkel boats leave daily at 8:45 am, 10:45 am and 2 pm. They offer one night boat dive per week (more on request). Dives are mainly on the north shore of Roatan in the area between Sandy Bay and Punta Gorda. The dive sites are close by so that you can come back to the dive shop for the surface intervals. When going to some of the further dive sites they do a two tank dive in the morning and one tank in the afternoon. They are the only dive operator diving on this part of Roatan which means you will not see other scuba divers during your dive and have private unspoiled dive sites.
All-Inclusive dive packages include three boat dives per day. Should the sea conditions not allow dives on the Roatan North shore they will take their guests by bus to an alternate location on the South side of Roatan. When diving on the South side we are able to do two boat dives per day instead of three. This scenario may happen between December and March because of strong Northerly wind.