Guanaja is the most mountainous of the Bay Islands with peaks reaching 1400 feet. There are no roads on the island and very little commercial or land development. The entire island is surrounded by a thriving coral reef and the local economy is entirely dependent upon the marine environment for commercial fishing and tourism.
Bayman Bay Club is a hillside resort that blends into the tropical forest that overlooks a placid Caribbean Sea. Wooded cabins built into the hillside insure privacy, as well as providing natural cooling and a beautiful view. A pristine beach, 2 dive boats and a dive center complete the picture of a perfect vacation.
Posada Del Solis a hacienda-style resort with red tile roof and Spanish architecture. A mansion rises out of the green jungle, providing a romantic environment.
Bayman Bay Club
Well off the beaten tourist track, Bayman Bay Club offers a small, friendly environment for those interested in the ultimate ''get away'' vacation. Travel by jet on American or Continental airlines for same-day service from our gateway cities of Miami and Houston to the Spanish Main of Honduras for a connecting flight to the island. Visitors to the Bayman Bay Club step into a country worlds apart from the U.S.
Bayman Bay Club: The Bayman Bay Club rests at the edge of a sandy beach, nestled on 100 acres of private tropical hillside property that borders on national forest land and overlooks the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. The beach front footage of 3300 feet includes 650 feet which is set aside as a private beach. Bayman Bay Club is a natural, unspoiled paradise only 800 miles from the United States. Gentle breezes, warm waters. A hideaway with spectacular sunsets, tropical breezes, and some of the finest diving in the world. The Club affords one excellent snorkeling from the beach and an extensive network of hiking trails in the hills and valleys behind the resort.
The key to the enjoyment of the Bayman Bay Club is simplicity. You'll spend your days in bathing suits and casual resortware. Pine covered mountains, coconut palms, sandy beaches and coral reefs have changed little over time. Time is one of Bayman Bay's most alluring qualities. Time to walk along the powder soft white sand beach. Time to explore mountain trails and coral reefs. Time to sit and enjoy the setting sun.
Main Lodge: The centerpiece of The Bayman Bay Club is the ''Clubhouse,'' the largest structure on the resort. This is the center of resort activity where guests gather for meals, shoot a game of pool, and socialize. There is a well-stocked bar, a library, a gameroom, and a spacious observation deck atop this four-tier structure.
Dining: The excellent meals at The Bayman Bay Club are served family style in the Clubhouse. A combination of mainland, continental and island cuisines comprise the board of fare, including a variety of local seafood and fresh-fruit delicacies. The resort serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at convenient hours. Meals are one of the social highlights of the day.
Guest Accomodations: In keeping with its tropical surroundings, the Bayman Bay Club features wooden cabanas built on the hillsides surrounding the white sand beach and rocky shoreline of Isla de Guanaja. Each has an ocean view and has a spacious bedroom and private bathroom. Every cabana also has a private veranda with a spectacular view of the beautiful blue Caribbean and is within a short walk of the Club House. Cooled by ceiling fans and shaded by tropical trees, these guest houses are comfortable year round.
Guest Amenities: The Bayman Bay Club features a gift shop with local crafts and traditional tourist items. Other services include laundry, water taxi, phone and fax usage. Dive and Snorkel equipment rentals are available, as is instruction/certification in diving and snorkeling.
Boat Diving: Bayman Bay Club offers over thirty dazzling dive sites only minutes from the club, including the finest wreck dive in the Bay Islands-The Jado Trader.
The two custom dive boats, the 37 foot Royal Sovereign and the 40 foot Nimitz, transport underwater explorers in safety and comfort. Exceptional diving amid captivating reefs are a photographer's delight.
As a protected national underwater park, the reefs surrounding Isla de Guanaja comprise a thriving marine environment with a great diversity of fish, invertebrates, sponges and, of course, spectacular hard and soft coral formations.
Over 95% of the coral varieties in the Caribbean are found in this fringing reef system. Water clarity averages 85 to 125 feet. Currents are minimal as The Bayman Bay Club is located on the leeward side of the island.
Snorkeling & Shore Diving: Shore diving adventures begin in The Bayman Bay Club's own lagoon. Day and night, snorklers and divers are fascinated by the reef's living corals, colorful tropical fish and unique undersea formations. Several deep and wide channels cut through the reef. These channels are up to 200' deep and yet narrow enough to create exotic canyon diving.
Within 50 yards of the boat dock, Kitchen Reef offers excellent snorkeling. There are sea fan gardens and numerous patch reef formations easily accessible from shore. Or investigate the surrounding waters in a sea kayak- the perfect platform for an afternoon's exploration of the near shore reefs.
Explore the island's hiking trails amid mango, pine, and breadfruit trees. Verdant, jungle trails wind from the white sandy beaches to the tallest peak in all the Bay Islands. There are no roads or automobiles to spoil the tranquility of the landscape for the ardent trekker, nature enthusiast, bird watcher, and photographer.
Kayaking: Bayman Bay Club offers a fleet of one and two-person sea kayaks for guest enjoyment. The Bayman Bay Club's theme of natural adventure is the introduction of our Sea Kayak program. The easily learned techniques of the sea kayak allow explorers to visit nearby sites for snorkeling as well as more traditional adventures. Less than a mile from the resort, visitors can explore the lush, rainforest environment of the Soldado River- near the beach where Columbus landed in 1504.
Mainland Tours: The Club offers side trips to the mainland of Honduras where you can visit a Banana Plantation, a Coffee Plantation or a Mahogany Factory; take city tours of San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, or Tegucigalpa; explore the intriguing Mayan Archeological Site of Copan, or take an exciting white water rafting trip down a class 4/5 tropical river cutting through lush forests and towering mountains. These trips are easily arranged to add onto your Bayman Bay Club vacation.
Reservations & Information: Terra Firma Adventures
10097 Cleary Blvd. - Suite 287
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
Local: (954) 472-3700
Toll Free: (800) 524-1823
Fax: (954) 723-0044
Posada Del Sol
Resort and Private Club
Enlightened divers and adventure travelers are lured to Guanaja's tropical jungles, pure white sand, and teaming reef by the glimmer of Posada del Sol, The Inn of the Sun.
World Class scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, mountain hiking, swimming pool, kayaking, private beach, tennis court, international cuisine, massage, archeological walks, bird watching, gym, and total relaxation all with the luxury of a private and exclusive Spanish Villa resort.
Posada del Sol, a magnificent resort in a secluded paradise, looks like it popped off the pages of an architect's magazine, a mansion in the jungle with a romantic atmosphere and a special brand of service that is more an art form. Here adventure, traveling and pampering combine...The perfect getaway!
Main House: Posada del Sol's mainhouse is a mansion nestled in the jungle. The Handsome two-story structure has an exterior of beige stucco, a red spanish-tiled roof and an interior of native hardwoods. Inside is the resort's social focus - a beautiful restaurant with high cathedral ceilings, a charming indoor/outdoor bar, reading and TV lounge, a registration/information desk a boutique/gift shop, and a workout room.
The outdoor patio forms the roof of the beachside guest rooms and the floor of the poolside guest wing. A third villa/guest wing is hillside. We have three styles of rooms at Posada, poolside, ocean front, and hillside. The wooden patio surrounds a freshwater swimming pool and includes an outdoor dining area for breakfast, lunch, dinner or lounging.
Outside stone pathways lead through groves of fruit and flower trees, past tennis courts and picnic area, to the marina and dive shop. A fleet of mid-sized boats is poised to take small groups of divers to dive sites.
Guest Rooms: There are 23 guestrooms divided into poolside, ocean front and hillside rooms. Guestrooms are spacious and richly appointed with hardwood furnishings, tile floors, marbled bathrooms, slatted windows and ceiling fans.
Diving: The centerpiece of the this Caribbean resort rests beneath the surface. Posada del Sol is nested on the edge of the world's second largest barrier reef and within minutes of 50 world class dive sites. Expert Dive Masters make the journey from dockside to the underwater reef easy, safe and enjoyable.
From the Caribbean's best wreck dive, to spectacular coral formations, grottoes and caverns, and awe-inspiring marine life such as the curtains of silversides, giant grouper, and twin moray eels, the water surrounding Posada del Sol is teeming with adventure for both experienced and novice divers.
Dive Boats: Posada del Sol's fleet consists of three 42-foot dive boats. Each rarely carries more than 10 divers and offers excellent stowage areas, waterline dive platforms, drinking water and large freshwater dip tanks for photo gear.
Dive Schedule: The dive schedule includes three dives daily, a two tank morning and a single tank afternoon dive, an all day picnic dive scheduled each week, plus one night dive per week and unlimited shore diving.
Topside Activities: No cars, no telephones, no televisions. A stay at Posada del Sol is what a Caribbean vacation should be. Days full of marine adventure, diving, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing or just exploring the cays and little bays. Good food and new friendships abound at Posada del Sol.
Posada del Sol offers mountain hiking along the nature trails behind the resort and a jungle hike to a cascading waterfall. Couples who want to create their own civilization can enjoy the ultimate romantic interlude... an afternoon alone on a secluded uninhabited island, complete with a champagne lunch and private hammocks.
- Limbo beach BBQ
- Tours of Bonacca Town - the local ''Venice of the Caribbean''
- Tours of Sabana Bight to see ancient Payan and Mayan ruins
- Unlimited shorediving
- Night Diving
- All day picnic to Michael's Rock Beach
- Sunset rum punch cruise
- All day Barbareta picnic/dive trip
There is never an end to the adventure at Posada del Sol. Along with the worldclass fishing and diving, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy kayaking, tennis or simply sunning by the pool.
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Payans by visiting an archeological dig on the island or by arranging a side trip to the mainland's Royal City of Copan and its impressive ruins.