This is the most wonderful place to stay! The bedroom is on the third floor and has like 18 windows, all of which have ocean views and screens so at night you can hear the ocean on both sides of the island! Jose made sure everything was taken care of including dive and tour coordination. We also did the meal plan and were totally spoiled by Francine all week with fresh and healthy that just appeared right when we were hungry. We live a block from a Safeway at home and never eat such fresh ingredients or fresh fish Francine managed to get every day. We both really, really miss her cooking. We snorkeled all the way around the island and even swam to a few neighboring islands. There was also a kayak and stand-up paddle board that greatly extended our snorkel range. We got a couple of bug bites but not enough to bother with bug spray except when we visited a neighboring island. The reef is in good shape. There is some coral bleaching in spots but lots of fish and healthy growth. Some jellyfish get blown-in when there is wind so remember to look up every once in a while and bring a full wet suit. Bev and I can't wait to come back!
So many hammocks! Perfect to read, watch the sunset, and take a nap! Jose was great! He booked a boat ride for us to go to Chachauate for lunch on the beach. He let us go searching for hermit crab bait with him and taught us to fish "spool style". He was there to help us with anything we may need. Franci is the best cook! Each meal was a surprise and it was all delicious! The water and snorkeling was beautiful. We took the private boat from Roatan to the island, and although expensive, it was super easy and only took about an hour and half because we had perfect weather. To leave, we did the hour and a half boat ride to the mainland and then had a 3 hour ride to the airport at San Pedro Sula. It was cheaper, but it took a lot more time. We stayed in the big house, which was lovely. However, any of the cabins would be nice as well, since you spend most of your time outside enjoying the island, water, and hammocks. The lack of A/C was not an issue since we had a fan. No hot water was also not an issue, because you really don't need hot water for showers on an island. The part of the island that is owned with this rental is the left third? of the island, so it's not the entire island, but it's beautiful with great views. This was a perfect "get-away" place to relax and enjoy the sand and ocean.
Daryl was a great host. Everything about getting there was clearly outlined beforehand so we knew what to expect. One of our suitcases was misplaced en route and Daryl really went the extra mile to help us out and liaised with the airlines and local taxi and boat operators to help it get to us. The food is fresh, tasty and large portions, the island hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. We will return!!
Thank you Daryl for a very relaxing time.
Words can’t describe this place, definitely an experience worth repeating. Daryl was a great host; he gave us all the information needed to get to Cayos Cochinos safely. At the Cayo, you will experience nature at its best, great snorkeling, magnificent sunsets/sunrises and most of all, overall relaxation at a very comfortable place. Franci and Jose, the caretakers at the cabanas, were great helping out on anything we requested without hesitation, make sure to leave them a good tip as they will do anything to make you feel comfortable. Do take care of the reef as its one of the attractions of the place. We will return very son!
This place is just amazing and I would recommend to travel there to anyone trying to escape the noisy urban way of life. The island is a place to reconnect with nature and its beauty, every single day of my stay was a delight.
I spent a week in Cayos Conchinos Island with my wife for our anniversary and while looking for a isolated and tranquil place, we found natural beauty, wild life, and warm friendship.
First, I strongly recommend to use the help from the owner (DK) for organizing your trip to the island. DK is making sure that from the airport to the island things are smooth and safe, and is well connected to locals for various services your trip may require.
Once on the island, the food and housing are excellent. We rent the main house which included two floors with 4 terraces. It was plenty of spaces for two yet we spent most of the time at the ground floor where the jewels of the island are: our hosts. Indeed the island is managed by a Hondurian family: Jose, Franci, Fernando and Julia. While Franci prepares delicious local recipes from fish and lobster usually caught earlier in the morning. Jose is making sure that all is working in the house, he is always listening to everyones' needs and he is definitely resourceful. Fernando is the adolescent of the family and an amazing diver. Spending time with him diving the surrounding corals was another daily delight. Finally, Julia is the youngest daughter and she is just cute and friendly. Every evening we enjoyed spending time with this family sharing our life experience, laughing, playing and dancing as one see fit.
My favorite activity was to spend time in one of the multiple hamacs around the highland and just contemplate the rich landscape combining the green robust mountains sited on the horizon and reflecting their massive shapes into the pristine water all around the island. The sound of the fibers of the hamac stretching gently under the sun in which one can be dried slowly by the warm breeze from the sea... ... I miss this place so much and can't wait to go back.