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Roatan Spas - Spa Baan Suerte

by Christian on Monday, 07 January 2013.

baan-suerte-logoSPA BAAN SUERTE: 2013 SPECIALS


CUCUMBER AND MINT SPECIAL (100 minutes)
Full body salt scrub followed by a body wrap made of cucumber and fresh mint. Followed by a 50 minute Swedish Aloe Vera massage. $109.99. Add Cucumber & Mint face mask for an extra $10.00. More details on this deal…

SWEET AND SOOTHING SPECIAL (120 minutes)
Sugar, nutmeg & cinnamon body scrub followed by 90 min Stone massage with Pumpkin & Honey mask.
Special rate is $139.99
Deal Expires: March 31st, 2013. More details on this deal…

 

Will you be my VALENTINE? (120 minutes)
This treatment is absolutely divine to share with your loved one this Valentine's. Includes a brown sugar exfoliation followed by your choice of chocolate or grapefruit, 90 minute Swedish massage.
Couple $239.98
Single $129.99
Deal is on for the month of February. More details on this deal…

PRINCESS PACKAGE
Treat your little one to a mini-Manicure and mini-Pedicure. For children 14 years or under, 40 minutes. $20.00.
ALSO BOOK a pedicure and receive your manicure 1/2 price!
Deal is on now! More details on this deal…

 

For a closer look at Roatan Island, browse the Tourism Roatan site. We provide detailed, comprehensive information on Roatan {rsseo 90}, Roatan accommodation, Roatan dining & restaurants, Roatan shore excursions, Roatan spas, Roatan Weddings and more - the most comprehensive travel information website for the Western Caribbean Island of Roatan

Roatan Christmas Dinner 2012

by Christian on Friday, 14 December 2012.

The Vintage Pearl will be open for Christmas Dinner this year. We are offering the following menu:

* Beef Wellington: Filet Mignon wrapped in Puff Pastry and mushroom ragout served with Dauphinoise Gratin Potatoes.

* Prime Rib slow roasted w Rosemary Au Jus & Creamed Horseradish and Yorkshire Pudding

* Filet Mignon w/ Blue Crab Béarnaise and port gastrique in fried potato nests with green bean almondine

* Blue Crab stuffed Crescent Wreath Puff Pastry with a Limoncello Cream Sauce.

For reservations, please call 3311-4455 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

More information on the Vintage Pearl Restaurant and Wine Cellar.

Roatan New Year's 2013 - Cruise with Purrfect Charters

by Christian on Wednesday, 05 December 2012.

UPDATE: This charter has been cancelled. Please check our Things to Do section for other cool and "tropical" things to do while here on Roatan.

 

Roatan Boat Tours PURRFECT CHARTERS is offering a 2013 New Year’s Charter Special.

Make 2013 the most memorable New Year’s ever! Enjoy your own private chartered yacht, a 2 day/1 night sailing excursion with five of your closest friends. Anchor in a secluded, private cove to enjoy snorkeling the pristine waters, the beautiful sunset, steak and lobster dinner, good wines, and excellent companionship, imported French champagne at midnight, the whole deal!

Book now, as space is limited! Party of 6 (maximum) - $300.00 per person, Party of 4 persons - $400.00 per person. You will never have another chance for a New Year’s celebration like this!

TO BOOK:

www.purrfectcharters.com or call Ken and Marie – (504) 9880-4669 for more info.

ABOUT PURRFECT CHARTERS:

 

Roatan boat tours offer visitors a look at the incredible coastal and underwater life of the Western Caribbean. Passengers see remote villages, incredible reefs and calm, sheltered snorkeling spots that other visitors won’t see on their island visit. Roatan’s professional and highly trained crew members ensure your safety as well as offer the laid-back, island style hospitality that strives to enhance your visit to our paradisiacal island.

Purrfect Charters offers a variety of day and multi-day excursions on Roatan’s less visited east end. Passengers will be sailing, snorkeling and playing in pristine waters, seeing colorful fish, lobsters and crabs and sometimes swimming along with curious sea turtles.

Purrfect One is 47 feet long, 24 feet wide Leopard catamaran that takes from 6 to 20 guests on sailing and snorkeling adventures. The owners are marine naturalists and PADI Scuba Professionals.

CRUISE SHIP EXCURSION
Escape the crowded cruise ship shore excursions and enjoy the tranquility of Roatan’s less inhabited East End.

Pick up at cruise ship dock – drive to community of Oakridge. Learn history, folklore, and facts about Roatan and its peoples. Sail past Roatan communities; enjoy onboard refreshments, then snorkeling, swimming, and sunning. Homemade lunch, more time for water activities then sail back to Oak Ridge; transportation back to the cruise terminal. Learn more about Purrfect Charters Cruise Ship Excursion…

4 HOUR SAILING EXCURSION
Beginning in Oak Ridge board Purrfect One, enjoy refreshments, sail past Roatan communities to ideal snorkeling spots, time for floating, sunning, lunch before sailing back to Oak Ridge. Learn more about Purrfect Charters 4 Hour Sailing Excursion…

DAY SAILING EXCURSION
Sail east along the coast of Roatan to Port Royal, Old Port Royal, and Barbareta – the “old” Roatan. Along the way, we will give you some of the background of the island and its people, while we enjoy snacks and refreshments. In addition to snorkeling, swimming and sunning, scuba diving available if prearranged. Dive Master accompanies trips where diving is offered. After lunch sail to another snorkeling spot before heading back to Roatan. Learn more about Purrfect Charters Day Sailing Excursion…

CUSTOM ROATAN DIVE & SAILING CHARTERS
Have a sailing itinerary designed for your Roatan holiday that is completely tailored to fit your particular interests. Explore islands, inlets, and coves, whitest and finest sand, pristine azure waters and colorful coral reefs. Learn more about Purrfect Charters Custom Roatan Dive & Sailing Charters…

 

For a closer look at Roatan Island, browse the Tourism Roatan site. We provide detailed, comprehensive information on Roatan {rsseo 90}, Roatan accommodation, Roatan dining & restaurants, Roatan shore excursions, Roatan spas, Roatan Weddings and more - the most comprehensive travel information website for the Western Caribbean Island of Roatan

3rd Annual Wahoo Challenge Fishing Tournament - Barefoot Cay Resort

by Christian on Tuesday, 13 November 2012.

Roatan's 3rd Annual Wahoo Challenge Fishing Tournament is hosted by Barefoot Cay Resort in French Harbour.

 

November 25, 2012

One Day Tournament with Cash Prizes and Trophies.

Register at Barefoot Cay/Barefoot Divers or join in the fun with live music and food starting at 5:00pm!

Official Tournament Rules

Dates:

Registration Opens- Nov. 23rd, 2012 (Friday Evening) from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Captain’s Meeting- Nov. 24th, 2012 (Saturday Evening) from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Fishing- Nov. 25th, 2012 (Sunday) from 5:00am till 5:00pm

Awards and BBQ- Nov. 25th, 2012 (Sunday) from 6:00pm

 

Headquarters & Weigh Station:

Barefoot Cay Resort at Barefoot Divers Dock

 

Entry Fee:

$150.00 per boat and entry fee is not refundable.

 

Final Registration & Captain’s Meeting

The final registration and captain’s meeting will be held Saturday at Barefoot Divers Dock. A representative from each boat entered in the tournament MUST attend this meeting. At that time, rules governing the tournament will be explained and any questions answered.

 

Fish Species & Requirements For Eligible Fish

Wahoo, Dolphin, King Mackerel, and Tuna. Wahoo must weigh at least 15 pounds. Dolphin and Tuna must weigh at least 10 pounds. Each boat can weigh 5 fish of each species for the combined weight total. A boat can only win one place per category and the winner is determined by the highest total weight of the fish. In case of a tie, the boat with the lowest check –in number will be declared the winner, and the loser will claim the next lower position. No bill fish will be allowed in marina at any time.

 

Tournament Rules

All boats must return via Barefoot Cay Marina. This is a 1 day tournament for Wahoo, Dolphin, King Mackerel, and Tuna. The tournament will start on Sunday. There will be no check out time prior to the start of fishing. Eligible fish must be caught during tournament hours on a vessel that leaves and returns to Barefoot Cay Marina. Tournament channel is 18. No fishing lines in the water before 5:00am, including teasers and bait rigs. Upon returning from fishing all boats must check-in by showing their boat number and then inform the committee boat on channel 18 if they have a fish to weigh. You will receive a radio confirmation that you have checked in and then proceed to the weigh station located at Barefoot Cay Marina. Check in MUST be acknowledged. ANY BOAT THAT DOES NOT CHECK IN CAN BE DISQUALIFIED. A copy of the tournament rules must be on board at all time. If you do not have a fish to weigh and do not check in at the weigh station, please check in by radio, it is important for the tournament to know that each boat is back to port with all participants present and accounted for.

 

Weigh In

All fish considered for awards must be weigh in at the official station at Barefoot Cay Marina. All fish must be caught during tournament hours. Fish must remain on and be removed from the entered boat by registered entrants or team member. All fish being weighed must meet the tournament weight requirements. Fish weight will be measured by the 10th of a pound unless the fish is over 200 pounds, in which case the fish will be measured in pounds. The weigh station will be open all day. Boats must be back to the marina and check in before the 5:00pm deadline to weigh fish. Once you have checked in, you will proceed to the weigh station and wait to be called to the scale. In the event of several boats coming in at one time, an eligible boat number will be called to the weigh station, that boat has 10 minutes to get to the scale.

 

Please be respectful of the other boats and do not hang out at the scale. If the dock master asks you to leave and you don’t, you will be disqualified.

Communication

VHF Radio or Cell Phone

The official tournament control Channel is 18 and phone number is 9994-9673. All boats must be equipped with a radio or cell phone. If for any reason VHF Channel 18 is off the air, communications will move to VHF Channel 72 temporarily

Requirements of Fish eligible to be weighed-in

Fish must meet the following minimum weight requirements to qualify for awards.

Wahoo- 15 pounds

Dolphin- 10 pounds

Tuna- 10 pounds

King Mackerel- 10 pounds

***The weigh master reserves the right to hold and examine internally and externally any fish weighed in as a tournament catch to determine if the fish is an eligible for an award. Any fish that has an unnatural material in or on it will be disqualified.

Tackle and Equipment

No electric reels allowed. All tournament fish must be caught on a rod and reel (no hand lines). Maximum 80 pound test fishing line can be used. The use of cast nets is not allowed before 5:00am.

 

Awards

Cash Prizes and Trophies will be awarded to:

1st Place Combined Weight- Trophy and 50% of entry fees

2nd Place Combined Weight- Trophy and 30% of entry fees

3rd Place Combined Weight- Trophy and 15% of entry fees

 

Fishing Rules & Sportsmanship

All boats must have all required safety equipment. All participants will exercise good sportsmanship weather at the dock or on the water. Violators will be subject to disqualification without refund. Violations will be at the sole discretion of tournament officials.

Roatan Boat Tours Purrfect Charters

by Christian on Saturday, 13 October 2012.

Roatan boat tours offer visitors a look at the incredible coastal and underwater life of the Western Caribbean. Passengers see remote villages, incredible reefs and calm, sheltered snorkeling spots that other visitors won’t see on their island visit. Roatan’s professional and highly trained crew members ensure your safety as well as offer the laid-back, island style hospitality that strives to enhance your visit to our paradisiacal island.

Purrfect Charters offers a variety of day and multi-day excursions on Roatan’s less visited east end. Passengers will be sailing, snorkeling and playing in pristine waters, seeing colorful fish, lobsters and crabs and sometimes swimming along with curious sea turtles.

Purrfect One is 47 feet long, 24 feet wide Leopard catamaran that takes from 6 to 20 guests on sailing and snorkeling adventures. The owners are marine naturalists and PADI Scuba Professionals.

CRUISE SHIP EXCURSION
Escape the crowded cruise ship shore excursions and enjoy the tranquility of Roatan’s less inhabited East End.

Pick up at cruise ship dock – drive to community of Oakridge. Learn history, folklore, and facts about Roatan and its peoples. Sail past Roatan communities; enjoy onboard refreshments, then snorkeling, swimming, and sunning. Homemade lunch, more time for water activities then sail back to Oak Ridge; transportation back to the cruise terminal. Learn more about Purrfect Charters Cruise Ship Excursion…

4 HOUR SAILING EXCURSION
Beginning in Oak Ridge board Purrfect One, enjoy refreshments, sail past Roatan communities to ideal snorkeling spots, time for floating, sunning, lunch before sailing back to Oak Ridge. Learn more about Purrfect Charters 4 Hour Sailing Excursion…

DAY SAILING EXCURSION
Sail east along the coast of Roatan to Port Royal, Old Port Royal, and Barbareta – the “old” Roatan. Along the way, we will give you some of the background of the island and its people, while we enjoy snacks and refreshments. In addition to snorkeling, swimming and sunning, scuba diving available if prearranged. Dive Master accompanies trips where diving is offered. After lunch sail to another snorkeling spot before heading back to Roatan. Learn more about Purrfect Charters Day Sailing Excursion…

CUSTOM ROATAN DIVE & SAILING CHARTERS
Have a sailing itinerary designed for your Roatan holiday that is completely tailored to fit your particular interests. Explore islands, inlets, and coves, whitest and finest sand, pristine azure waters and colorful coral reefs. Learn more about Purrfect Charters Custom Roatan Dive & Sailing Charters…

 

For a closer look at Roatan Island, browse the Tourism Roatan site. We provide detailed, comprehensive information on Roatan {rsseo 90}, Roatan accommodation, Roatan dining & restaurants, Roatan shore excursions, Roatan spas, Roatan Weddings and more - the most comprehensive travel information website for the Western Caribbean Island of Roatan

American Airlines Flying from Miami to Roatan Starting November 2012

by Christian on Tuesday, 25 September 2012.

American Airlines announced recently it will begin non-stop flights from Miami, Florida to Roatan, Honduras starting November 17, 2012. The short flight, a little over two hours, will connect Florida's largest city with the Caribbean Island of Roatan.

American Airlines will fly once per week, to and from Roatan on Saturdays.

For more details and schedule information, see http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/urls/roatan.jsp

 

For a closer look at Roatan Island, browse the Tourism Roatan site. We provide detailed, comprehensive information on Roatan {rsseo 90}, Roatan accommodation, Roatan dining & restaurants, Roatan shore excursions, Roatan spas, Roatan Weddings and more - the most comprehensive travel information website for the Western Caribbean Island of Roatan

Roatan Spas – paradise in paradise

by Christian on Friday, 14 September 2012.

Roatan spas surprised me. I discovered some of the most luxurious, exotic treatments the Caribbean has to offer right here on the little island we like to call paradise. I mean this tiny island off the coast of Honduras is known for scuba diving, a laid back attitude and in recent years as a popular cruise ship stopover. It wasn’t until I overdid it on one of my day excursions that I entered a whole new world of paradise. Introducing the Roatan spa...

Call me a weekend warrior of sorts but when I try to go out and hit two Roatan dive sites, zip line through the jungle and dance it up later that night, my desk jockey body tends to say ouch! Rather than lay low for a few days to recover, I asked around where I might find a good massage. I ended up at Spa Baan Suerte...

While Baan Suerte offers both a 60 and 90 minute massage, I opted for the extended remix of 90 and the Deep Tissue method was just what I needed. Almost immediately I felt the stiffness loosen up, the pain ease and I got up from the table feeling rather invigorated.

This spa stuff had me curious so I chatted with the staff about other services they offer. Come to find out you can try aromatherapy or reflexology to also soothe aching muscles. Then they told me about the Mayan Stone Massage, one of their most popular massages where warm stones help melt your worries away. Well, okay, we’re on Roatan, so there’s not that many worries but still....

This Roatan spa also has body wraps like the Mayan Mud Wrap, Ocean Algae and Caribbean Breeze. Just some of the ingredients include coconut, sea salts, organic coffee and honey. While I hadn’t thought about that kind of thing too much, I thought my wife might be quite interested so got some more info on other spa services. Come to find out they do the whole range of treatments like mani and pedis, facials, nails, baths, waxing and face masks.

For more information about Spa Baan Suerte and other spa-related services, see the Spa and Wellness page.

 

For a closer look at Roatan Island, browse the Tourism Roatan site. We provide detailed, comprehensive information on Roatan diving, Roatan accommodation, Roatan dining & restaurants, Roatan shore excursions, Roatan spas, Roatan Weddings and more - the most comprehensive travel information website for the Western Caribbean Island of Roatan

Roatan Airlines - Flying to Roatan in 2012 and 2013

by Christian on Friday, 24 August 2012.

Roatan vacations are becoming increasingly popular and many coming to the island on a one-day cruise ship stopover have found their new favorite Caribbean destination. Roatan is located in Central America just off the coast of Honduras so knowing how to get here is part of your trip planning.

Roatan Airlines - There have been some new developments with airlines announcing non-stop flights to Roatan from North America. Here is a summary:

American Airlines MIAMI TO ROATAN non-stop.

Air Transat TORONTO TO ROATAN non-stop. Starts December 2012!

Sunwing Holidays MONTREAL, TORONTO non-stop.

Delta Airlines ATLANTA USA TO ROATAN direct /connect.

See the Getting Here page for more information on transportation to Roatan, Honduras.

 

For a closer look at Roatan Island, browse the Tourism Roatan site. We provide detailed, comprehensive information on Roatan diving, Roatan accommodation, Roatan dining & restaurants, Roatan shore excursions, Roatan spas, Roatan Weddings and more - the most comprehensive travel information website for the Western Caribbean Island of Roatan.

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