Coco View Resort

Founded in 1982, Coco View developed a reputation as the place to go for no-hassle diving and a laid-back lifestyle. The resort has been under new ownership for the last two years, but never fear — its spirit is unchanged. You can still shore dive whenever the mood hits you, ride a dive boat to one of Roatan's best dives, eat more than you should have at the buffet or simply sit and enjoy the ocean view. More than that, though, is the instant camaraderie that flourishes here every week. People arriving from all over the world become good buddies within minutes and lifelong friends in a matter of days. Maybe it's something in the water.

The Clubhouse is the social center of the resort, with dining, the bar, games and sitting areas. To either side are over-the-water bungalows and cabanas and the water's-edge oceanfront rooms.

For a different experience, try renting one of the privately owned beach houses on Playa Miguel. They are fully furnished tropical hideaways, and guests have access to all of Coco

1. Rooms with waterfront views 2. Seahorse 3. Snorkeling off the resort

Accommodations: Four over-water bungalows, 12 over-water cabanas and 10 oceanfront rooms with air conditioning Amenities: PADI 5-Star Dive Center on site, underwater photo center, spa/fitness center, hot tub, kayaks, available wireless access, boutique, mid-week island picnic on private Hawksbill Key Contact Information: Coco: Toll-free: 800-510-8164; tel.: 352-588-3084; fax: 352588-4158; website: cocoviewresort.com; e-mail: [email protected] Playa Miguel: Toll-free: 800-282-8932; website; roatan.com; e-mail: [email protected]

View's facilities. Optional scuba and meal plans are also available through the resort.

A lot of thought has gone into making the diving as convenient as possible at Coco View, with minimal carrying or handling of your gear. Four specially outfitted 50-foot boats carry guests to dive sites in comfort. Special excursions include diving with dolphins and shark diving at Cara a Cara. The Coco View shore dives are a perennial favorite, with access to two walls, a natural channel and the wreck of the 140-foot Prince Albert, which is accessible 24 hours a day.

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