Fantasy Island Beach Resort

Fantasy Island is a dive resort that is — quite literally — like no other in the world. It occupies its own 21-acre island in the Bay Islands of Honduras and has its own beautiful white-sand beach (a rarity in the Bay Islands). Monkeys swing overhead in the trees, and peacocks strut proudly around the grounds. Divers can step off the beach and be on the wreck of the tanker Prince Albert or at any of three world-class wall dives in a matter of minutes. And between dives, guests can enjoy a massage on the beach while their kids visit the resort's private zoo or enjoy hands-on programs on Roatan's wildlife, environment and history.

This year, even seasoned Fantasy Island fans will find something new to rave about; the resort has added a 130,000-gallon freshwater theme pool. And, like all of Fantasy Island's amenities, it was designed in a fashion that accentuates rather than supplants the natural beauty of this secluded Bay Island resort.

In addition to being a diver's Mecca (with six custom 42-foot dive boats, nitrox available and a hyperbaric chamber on-island), Fantasy Island is a complete water-sports destination. Powerboats, personal watercraft, sailboards and ocean kayaks are all available, as are deep-sea fishing expeditions in search of white and blue marlin, sailfish, tuna and more. With a full-service marina and its own tennis and beach-volleyball courts, Fantasy Island is the key to all that the Bay Islands have to offer.

With its tastefully decorated, air-conditioned rooms, satellite television, in-room refrigerators and a restaurant that is one of the finest in all of the Bay Islands, Fantasy Island Resort offers guests access to more than 50 classic dive sites, but it does so from a private island reached by a security-checkpoint-guarded bridge to Roatan. For adventure travelers looking for an exclusive, private getaway that provides access to all the Bay Islands have to offer, it would be hard — let's make that impossible — to do better than Fantasy Island.

Accommodations: 109 rooms, two restaurants, two bars with frequent live entertainment, private dock, a full-service dive operation (including underwater photography), a variety of water sports Amenities: Swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, dive gazebo Contact Information: Toll-free: 800-676-2826, tel.: 817-579-8192; fax: 817-579-2680; website: fantasyisland resort.com; e-mail: [email protected] beach.com

1. Pool 2. View from room balcony 3. Aerial view 4. Room 5. Path to Palapa Bar 6. Private zoo

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