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Attention

Due to a death in the family West Peak is closed for an indefinite period of time.

Travel Information

Honduras is located south east of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Belize, less than 3 hours by air from Florida. Honduras is bordered on the west by Guatemala, to the south by Nicaragua, and on the north coast by a great reef system of the Caribbean Sea.

The Bay Islands lie off this northern coast of Honduras in Central America, amidst the spectacular coral reefs. The island group consists of three main islands - Roatan, Utila and Guanaja - and many smaller cayes and atolls.

Getting There

Isla de Guanaja

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History

Before Europeans arrived these isles were inhabited by the Paya Indians as seen by the shards of pottery found at old dwelling sites.

However, the Europeans did arrive. In 1502 Columbus landed on Guanaja and since that time the Spanish, Dutch, French and English have all had a turn controlling the islands. It wasn’t until 1859 that Great Britain signed a treaty ceding the island group to Honduras. In times past, these lovely isles have seen a great many Pirates of the Caribbean.

A man-made canal dug through the mangroves divides the island of Guanaja into two sections - east and west. There are only a handful of resorts in the whole of Guanaja and they mostly lie on the eastern section of the island.

More interesting is the location of the main town - Bonacca - sometimes referred to as the Venice of the Caribbean. It is not on the island of Guanaja at all, but rather about a mile offshore on a cluster of tiny cayes. Much of the town is built over water with a maze of canals for boat access. The entire island relies on boat transportation, no roads or cars exist on Guanaja.

West Peak is located on the western section of the island. Nearly three miles of pristine beach and wonderful seclusion lie between West Peak and her neighbors.

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