Exclusive island resort with a casual vibe, waterpark, and diving on Guanaja’s pristine reefsfrom $292 /night
- Exclusive private island with a relaxed atmosphere and Caribbean charm
- Concierge diving service, allowing guests to enjoy every part of the experience
- Entertain yourself during surface intervals in this resort’s miniature water park
- Some of the most pristine and untouched permit and bonefish flats in the Caribbean
Cabanas on Clark’s Cay is a four-acre island oasis that occupies an exclusive sandy cay, catering for just 20 guests, and with a miniature waterpark to bring out your fun side. Combining a free-and-easy atmosphere with first-class amenities and high standards of service, Clark’s Cay is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. This unique private island getaway knows exactly what divers want from their dream holiday and delivers it with a smile. Concierge-style diving on 50+ uncrowded dive sites, a casual beach-front ambiance, sustainable practices, and tons of surface interval activities - what more could you possibly want?
About Cabanas on Clark's Cay
Cabanas on Clark’s Cay is located off the east coast of Guanaja, Honduras. The resort accommodates just 20 guests in an all-inclusive private island atmosphere. Recipient of the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award, this outstanding getaway blends exclusivity with informality, creating the ideal setting for a spot of rest and recreation. Clark’s Cay is the perfect location for many pastimes, including bonefishing, snorkelling, kayaking, kite surfing, and of course sun-worshiping. But, the island also has something truly unique to the area - an infinity pool with a meandering lazy river and an ocean trampoline.
Off the island, guests can enjoy the splendor of Guanaja’s coral reef system with dives on pinnacles, vertical walls, lava tunnels, and wrecks - including the renowned Jado Trader. And with few dive operators on the island, Clark’s Cay guests always get their pick of the best, rarely visited dive sites, along with concierge dive services and a low diver-to-divemaster ratio. And if all that’s not enough, why not have the entire island to yourself, with the full complement of dedicated staff on hand to cook, clean, lead your dives, and offer their special brand of TLC.
Explore the resort
The central restaurant and bar and Clark’s Cay, Cantina Rio, serves three hearty meals daily in addition to a happy hour snack. Located adjacent to the lazy river and beach, the casual atmosphere of Cantina Rio lends itself to buffet-style dining consisting of one or two entrees announced in advance on a blackboard in the dining area. And if what you see is not for you, just let the staff know and the chef will happily create an alternative. As an all-Inclusive resort, guests will also find an open bar stocked with tasty local beer, house wine, and soft drinks.
As keen divers themselves, the Clark’s Cay team know their guests enjoy nothing more than being in the water. As a result, this resort has slowly developed its own miniature water park, complete with an infinity pool, water trampoline, and a meandering lazy river - complete with a tunnel and waterfall. Ride-on inflatables, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards are also available. For anglers, the flats surrounding the island are no more than two to three feet deep and make an ideal location for catch-and-release bonefishing. And, after all that excitement, the seaside wellness centre is an ideal location for a bit of pampering with an on-call masseur and yoga equipment.
Diving from Cabanas on Clark's Cay
The resort’s SSI and PADI 5-Star dive centre operates two custom dive boats, each accommodating up to 20 divers and featuring wide platforms for giant stride entries and sturdy ladders for exiting the water. They also feature drinking water and fruit, along with freshwater showers, towels, camera rinse tanks, dry storage, and shaded areas. The resort’s friendly and professional staff pride themselves on not just being your dive guides, but also your dive concierges, and happily carry and prepare your gear, before rinsing and storing it at the end of the day. They’ll even change it over between dives.
The resort gives guests the opportunity to explore over 50 named Guanaja dive sites - and another six or so secret spots. Boat rides vary from 20-45 minutes and trips generally return to the resort for lunch - unless you’re diving the north shore of Guanaja. The dive centre boasts a stock of well maintained rental equipment including weight integrated BCD’s in a variety of sizes, as well as regulators, full foot fins, masks and snorkels, and dive computers. A limited number of wetsuits are also offered and nitrox can be provided at an additional cost. Weekly night dives are also offered.
- This resort is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose - get in touch to find out what items you can bring along to help make a lasting impact on local communities.
- Prefer a little extra privacy? Why not rent out the entire island for your exclusive use.
- Top-shelf spirits and specialty drinks are available for purchase at a surcharge.
Cabanas on Clark's Cay is dedicated to responsible social and environmental business practices that include water conservation, energy reduction, proper waste disposal, use of mooring buoys and respect for local cultures, laws and regulations. And, in a continuing effort to make a difference, especially to the ocean environment, this resort is also an active Conservation Partner with REEF.org. Cabanas on Clark's Cay also worked together with Villa on Dunbar Rock to reestablish the mooring buoy system on the island - locating and installing around 40 moorings at local dive sites.
With the help of the Guanaja Municipality, both Cabanas on Clark's Cay and Villa on Dunbar Rock also established a marine park around the island. Currently, they are working with the local municipality on an expansion of the marine park. In 2017, they purchased and donated a hyperbaric chamber to the island to help with treating the local fishers who dive for lobster. They are also actively working on an initiative with the local government to clean up and sink several derelict fishing boats that were destroyed during Hurricane Mitch in 1998. They are hopeful they will be sinking the first of many wrecks by 2022.
Diving in Roatan and Guanaja
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
SSI / PADI 5-Star
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