Friday, April 25, 2008
The Paradise Bar & Grill is located at the end of the dock out over
the pristine Caribbean waters and is open and airy with a 23'
thatch roof. Burgers and "island style" food will be served and
a full bar service will be available. It will be perfect for hanging out
with "locals" from neighboring Mangrove Bight.
G's Spot gameroom will have a comfortable sitting area for watching
DVD's or television or playing any of the many board games available.
We will also have a lending library and a computer available for
checking e-mails. There will also be a large sun deck outside the
The D'Boneuron Restaurant will be specializing in whole fish, hence
the name, D'Boneuron... Debone Your Own whole fish (if you're having
fish that is). The restaurant will be open to the kitchen, so you may
sit at the island and chat while we slice and dice. There is as much
outdoor covered seating as there is indoor seating. The dining room
will be air conditioned for those still, hot summer days.
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Here is a peek at what your
room will look like. Click on
the image for a larger view.
As you can see, the rooms are
being designed to accommodate
one, two or three persons(a
futon can be made into a bed
for a third person). This
is a schematic of one of the
four rooms located on the
first floor of the resort.
Notice the huge shower...
enough room for rinsing all
your dive gear!
All 8 rooms will be air
conditioned, and the rooms
on the second floor are suites
for more comfort or larger
Now for the detail on exactly what we're building. This is a sketch of the
side view of the main resort building that contains all 8 rooms, G's Spot
Gameroom and Bar, the D'Boneuron Restaurant, private living
quarters, a sun deck and outdoor dining deck, as well as a workshop
and hurricane shelter. No fancy AutoCad output here...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
It has been a year since Ginger retired and left with George on their great Honduran adventure. We have had the dream of owning our own little dive resort in the Bay Islands of Honduras (Islas de la Bahia) for many years and finally decided that, before we get too old, we better just "gut it up" and sell everything and do it. We had some rough spots thinking we had found the perfect place and having the deal fall through a couple or three times during our first 4 months on Roatan. We came back home to handle the dive shop and regroup. We knew we had made the right move; we just needed to continue looking for the right property and place. After a couple of months, we returned to Roatan and decided to broaden our horizons and look at other islands. We ended up finding a beautiful 1 1/4 acre tract on the north shore of Guanaja. We had not planned on building our project from the ground up, but that's how it has worked out, and we now know that's what we were meant to do. It is turning into a beautiful place, and we are completely excited about it. We are enjoying the experience of creating it, but we are really looking forward to being able to share it with our friends and clients.
Here is an aerial view of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras.
Copy down the geo coordinates (from the bottom left hand corner of
the image) into Google Earth to investigate the area around us
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
We have a beautiful crescent beach for all to enjoy along with interesting items found on the beach like Mr. Hermit Crab, who has moved into a glass knob. The "house" is under construction with beams being poured to prepare for the first floor slab. It is up the hill overlooking the beach and is surrounded by native plants like the lantana shown here that grows in abundance. And, of course, there are always the beautiful sunsets to enjoy... definitely a Clearwater Paradise.