New CDC guidelines for traveler’s entering the United States 01/26/2021

 This morning we had several groups of guests contact me with their concerns about the latest CDC requirements for entry into the United States commencing January 26, 2021

Being located here on Guanaja Island, Bay Islands, Honduras since the pandemic began in March 2020, I have become quite familiar with local and international rules and protocol of Covid-19 for citizens and travelers.

Here on Guanaja Island the government had originally implemented mandatory Covid-19 testing through the local clinic for people traveling domestically and internationally beginning in April 2020 and continuing until October 2020.  Guanaja was the first destination to implement mandatory testing and the last to cease with the mandatory testing of people traveling to and from Guanaja. Now, the municipality offers rapid testing to anyone who wants it on demand. The test is administered and in 10 minutes and you get your results in an official document form testifying that you have successfully tested negative for your Covid-19 test. Tourists need to show their passports for Identification and pay $44 dollars. I normally make the appointments for either the day before or the same day as your departing flight. I also offer testing here at the hotel for guests that wish to be tested.

That said, I will be happy make all arrangements for our guest’s return test, so you don’t need to be preoccupied about that while you are here with us.  I had recently traveled to the United States in September 2020 and can say that the easiest part was actually the Honduras part.  Every hotel here on Guanaja Island and Honduras is following safe protocol it is smooth and non-invasive. In the United States getting your test and receiving results varies by each location. Example, in Fort Lauderdale you can get a free rapid test and a document within 2 hours. At the Ft. Lauderdale airport at terminal 3 they have a kiosk that offers rapid tests and a document in 20 minutes for $99.  Traveler’s need to do some research in advance to find where to get the Covid-19 test which will satisfy flying requirements.

Currently, a PRC or Rapid test showing a negative result on a printed document within 72 hours prior to arrival is all that is required to enter Honduras.  Anyone who may have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy help you with the most up-to-date travel requirements. 


Best Regards,


Capt. Brian Rowland


Guanaja Island, Bay Islands, Honduras

Tel: +954-955-8156 USA

Tel: +504-2437-2010 Hotel




The ongoing World pandemic has caused a constantly changing environment filled with uncertainties.

One certainty and our utmost priority has always been to protect the health and well-being of our guests and staff. This is not new to us as we have always catered exclusively to smaller groups of not more than 10-12 guests at any one time. Our accommodations are isolated, extremely well ventilated and all have private bathrooms requiring little to no contact with other guests if you choose. Our grounds are expansive. The beach is remote and isolated covering miles of sand and seclusion not found in other more popular destinations.  The nearest local village is a 45 minute walk from the hotel. Close proximity to others is totally avoidable. Dive boats provide service for a max of 4-6 divers. No cattle boats here!

Proactive wellness measures include rigorous cleaning and sanitation methods. Enhanced hygiene and physical distancing and regular training of our staff to ensure the most up to date practices and procedures.

Presently, all incoming traveler’s must present a negative result of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test in real-time or rapid test with a minimum specificity of 85%, Sensitivity 98% for COVID-19, carried out in a period no greater than seventy-two (72) hours before entering the country. In unforeseen circumstances or force majeure, the passenger will undergo a clinical evaluation by the staff of the International Health