Barefoot Cay crow's nest with 180-degree view of the resort beach and Caribbean Sea

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Location
Above the cay. On the left, the dive center and oceanview lofts. On the right, the private cay with 4 private beachfront accommodations.
Barefoot CayKayaking near the palapa




The Island of Roatan
 
Barefoot Cay se encuentra ubicado en las Islas de la Bahía, específicamente en la isla de Roatan. Roatan se encuentra a treinta millas de la costa norte de Honduras. Las islas fueron colonias Británicas hasta los años 1850 cuando formaron parte de Honduras. Roatan es la más grande de las islas, alrededor de 30 millas de longitud pero solamente dos o tres millas de ancho. Existen varias bahías y fiordos accesibles a través de cortes en el arrecife que rodea la isla. El arrecife cae verticalmente a lo profundo del mar ofreciendo una fabulosa experiencia en buceo.  El internacional y moderno aeropuerto se encuentra a tan solo10 minutos de Barefoot Cay, cerca de  Coxen Hole en la parte oeste de la isla, y recibe a diario vuelos directos de varias ciudades de Estados Unidos.
 
En la parte sur de Roatan se encuentra French Harbour. Barefoot Cay es una cadena de islotes o cayos entre French Harbour y Brick Bay. Situado entre las entradas del arrecife a French Harbour y Brick Bay, Barefoot Cay is 1.2 millas al oeste de French Harbour. Barefoot Cay Resort cuenta con acomodaciones frente a la playa y amenidades como ser servicio de restaurante y alberca en el islote, y centro de buceo, spa, tienda de souvenirs así como nuestras habitaciones con vista al mar al otro lado del canal en el edificio de Barefoot Divers. Botes y yates con un calado de hasta 9 pies pueden atravesar a través de nuestro canal de 85 pies de ancho el cual separa la isla de Roatan y Barefoot Cay, y también pueden disfrutar de la estadía de su embarcación en nuestra exclusiva marina.
 
Información de viaje
Las aerolíneas Continental, Delta y TACA vuelan directo desde U.S. A. a Roatan. Continental vuela de/hacia Houston los días Sábado y Domingo y de/hacia Newark el día Sábado. Delta vuela de/hacia Atlanta el día Sábado. TACA vuela de/hacia Miami los Domingos y de/hacia Houston el día Sábado. Las tres aerolíneas en adición a United, vuelan a San Pedro Sula diariamente desde varias ciudades de Estados Unidos y hacen conexiones con vuelos locales hacia Roatan. Información de vuelos y tarifas pueden ser obtenidos a través de los links arriba mencionados o a través de agencias de viaje. Barefoot Cay le puede ayudar con los planes de rentar un automóvil si usted lo solicita.  



Requerimientos de pasaporte y visa
Todos los viajeros necesitan un pasaporte con vigencia mínima de seis meses para entrar a Honduras. Al entrar a Honduras recibirá una visa de turista valida por 90 días. Deberá dejar el país por tres días y luego aplicar por su residencia o permiso de trabajo. Hay un impuesto aeroportuario de $37 al momento de salir del país.
Language
El idioma oficial de Honduras es el Español, sin embargo varias personas en las Islas de la Bahía hablan y entienden el Ingles debido a que en un tiempo las islas fueron colonias inglesas.

 

Climate
Roatan offers a favorable tropical climate all year round, where the temperature generally ranges between 77°F and 84°F (25°C and 29°C). On the south shore of Roatan, Barefoot Cay benefits from the prevailing easterly trade winds.

All during the year, the weather patterns change frequently on Roatan. Mid-October to December or mid-January are the rainiest times on Roatan, but rainfall is often periodic and a typical day or week in the rainy season can include days that have full or partial sunshine, along with some occasional or continual rain. The tropical rain on Roatan often begins and ends abruptly. The island’s indigenous exotic trees and plants are kept healthy by ample annual rainfall.

The summer months are warmer and there typically is less breeze, however on Barefoot Cay, there is usually at least a light breeze, especially on the Palapa, which extends 260’ from the Cay itself. It’s easy to cool off on even the warmest days with a short swim in the pool or the Caribbean Sea. The heat on the mainland of Honduras in the mid to late summer months sometimes causes nighttime electrical storms on Roatan.

While Roatan’s median temperature is 80°F (26.7°C), its waters are equally warm. The average water temperature varies from approximately 78°F (25.5°C) in winter to 84°F (29°C) in summer.

Honduras lies to the south of the main hurricane track, which typically passes through the eastern Caribbean, then north through Cuba and to the United States.

How to Help Roatan
Some guests like to fill extra suitcases with supplies to be used by the schools or medical facilities on Roatan, or with extra clothing or toys for people the here.  We will be pleased to distribute such donations brought to Roatan by guests.         

What to Bring
The dress is casual on Roatan, with bathing suit, shorts, T shirts, tank tops being typical attire. Bring more than one bathing suit. The sun is intense, so a lightweight long sleeved shirt and pants are handy to have. Rubber thongs or TEVA's provide good footwear. CROCS are sold a Barefoot Cay.

Voltage
Roatan uses the same electric voltage as the U.S.: AC (60Hz), 120/240 volts. The local electric provider, RECO, has outages from time to time but they typically do not last long. Barefoot Cay has a back-up generator that serves all buildings on the Cay during power outages.

Currency
The currency of Honduras is the Lempira. The exchange rate to U.S. dollars is approximately 19 Lempiras to one U.S. dollar. U.S. dollars are accepted at nearly all locations on Roatan. There are ATM machines in French Harbour and Coxen Hole. Credit cards are accepted at many places, however there is usually a fee for using a credit card.  Travelers’ checks are not accepted everywhere, but we can usually make arrangements for cashing travelers’ checks in limited amounts.

Water
All tap water on Barefoot Cay is filtered, sterilized and safe for drinking. It is best at other places in Honduras to request bottled water.

Buying groceries
Eldon's in French Harbour stocks a wide variety of groceries, produce and liquor. In addition, there are numerous pulperias that offer grocery items and produce.

Restaurants
There are numerous restaurants on Roatan offering a variety of menu selections, in several price ranges. Barefoot Cay has the menus from many of our guests' favorite places to eat. There are three restaurants in close by French Harbour, one of which can be reached by small boat.

Meal and beverage services are available to guests of Barefoot Cay. Served in the Pool Cabana or in your bungalow, villam or boat, you can select from yummy preparations of local or imported foods and beverages.

Safety
The Bay Islands are generally safe for visitors, however normal precaution should be taken, such as when walking at night or walking in remote areas. Barefoot Cay has full security.

Peace