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Villa On Dunbar Rock

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Certificate of Excellence
Looking for something new and different in the Caribbean? Then it’s time to consider the Villa on Dunbar Rock, Winner of a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Practically everything about this trip will deliver a unique experience to a destination that is closer than you think, yet still off the beaten path. Take the island of Guanaja. Of the three well-known Bay Islands, locals describe Guanaja as being what neighboring Roatan and Utila looked like some 35 years ago. The difference is obvious the minute your plane lands on the tarmac and you realize all of the passengers are being picked up by boat not by car. Good thing since there aren’t any roads leading to or from the airport! Then there’s the resort - a one-time private villa perched on a private cay with 360 view including Sandy Bay, mainland Guanaja and the island of Bonacca Town, the third world Venice that is home to the majority of the inhabitants of Guanaja. This unique resort blends beauty, serenity and something unidentifiably special in a laid-back, inviting atmosphere. The 15,000 square foot property is spread across 4 floors, complete with ten air-conditioned rooms, all with private bath and ocean front balconies. The common areas include a cozy living/dining area, 2 bars, private helicopter pad, infinity pool & indoor cardio room and a small beach area. What it doesn’t have, we are happy to say – are the sand fleas that plague many mainland and Bay Island locations. And of course, there’s the diving, the real reason you’ll want to go. Guanaja’s fringing reef is a protected marine reserve making it an ideal spot for diving and snorkeling nearly anywhere offshore the mainland. It offers a mixture of pinnacles, vertical walls, lava tunnels and wrecks including the nearby Jado Trader, one of the most sought-after wrecks in the Caribbean. Similar to the diving that made Roatan famous, except you’ll most likely have it all to yourself. Nearly all of the sites offer lively shallow terraces that are perfect for snorkelers joining the group. The resort has its own PADI/SSI dive center stocked with brand new rental equipment and three custom-designed dive boats. Diving the circumference of Dunbar Rock offers up some of the best shallow water shore diving imaginable. You'll find a mix of sand, turtle grass, concrete and natural boulders, coral heads, sea fans, squid, eels and a surprising large number of fish. Those of you who would otherwise disregard the idea of diving in 10' - 15' of water should think again when it comes to diving the parameter of our Rock. Experienced divers, adventure seekers and macro photographers all know that this is where you go to discover the weird and the wonderful! It's the kind of place a trained eye can find a 1/4 inch Heart Urchin Pea Crab, a gigantic Barracuda or the colorful Scarlet Striped Cleaner Shrimp. Unlimited tanks for diving this area are include in the dive packages, so be sure to give it a go on your next stay with us both during the day and as a dawn or night dive. Packages are available for seven night Saturday - Saturday stays including accommodations, all meals, and diving. If you define the perfect dive vacation as one including no crowds - except perhaps the one you bring with you….not having to dress for dinner, concierge dive service and a reef system you can practically call your own, it’s time to pack your bags and head to the Villa on Dunbar Rock.
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Roatan Airport70 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunbar Rock is a premium dive vacation. The location and the reefs were outstanding. The incredible staff catered to our whole group the whole time. The food was delicious, the drinks were cheap and the rooms were super comfortable and clean. There were plenty of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our time on the rock was wonderful. The staff was great, very vibrant and pleasant. The Villa was fantastic. Rooms were Large, comfortable and clean. Dive sites, boat and dive teams were awesome.Food was great, Bar was great. Great atmosphere Overall one of the best...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated very well, food is great, service is excelent. The facility is beautiful and comfortable the rooms are squeeky clean.The staff is very attentive and friendly you feel like family! Diving is some of the best in the world.Our safty was never a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish I could give 6 stars. I came here with a group of about 20 divers. I cannot say enough good things about the facility, the food or the staff. The villa and rooms are extremely comfortable and very well decorated and maintained. Every...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at The Rock was fantastic. The house crew always went out of their way to make sure we had everything we wanted. Special thanks to Jen, Sherrel, Reba and Else the barkeep. Many more were involved behind the scene. Our room was clean,...More

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Response from CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Villa On Dunbar RockResponded 2 weeks ago

Our thanks (again!) to you - we have shared your post with those named and will make sure those who are, as noted, behind the scenes, read it as well. It takes a village!

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Angel M
16 October 2018|
Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
No...absolutely not...the ramp that takes you from dock to first level is very steep and difficult to walk...they use it for service carts and it takes at least two people to push up the cart. Once on the first floor, even... More
25 March 2018|
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Response from CarolB-Marketing | Property representative |
Hi Debbie. I used to live in Bonaire and taught diving there as well, so am happy to pipe in and respond to this. To me the main differences would be that the reef structures in Guanaja are much more diverse than Bonaire... More
Dusty M
16 July 2017|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Answering a question on here. You will need to call the number given on the site and they will work out your cost for The Villa on Dunbar Rock.
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"The room was very nice clean and comfortable "
4 weeks ago
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" everything is there that you need. And they did our laundry. Amazing. My favorite room is always #7"
4 weeks ago
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"All rooms were great!"
16 Sep 2018
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"All views are great! It occupies the entire rock!"
21 Aug 2018
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