Fort Morgan Cay, named Georges Island on old English maps, was viciously fought by both English and Spanish crowns. It has two strategic components, a single entrance to a large deep water bay and fresh water.
It is the western part of the island appeals to history buffs: it is here that generations of pirates, adventurers and buccaneers (including Captain Henry Morgan who stopped here in 1664) held camp. Visit the stone remains of their fort, fresh water well and gunpowder depot.
Come relax under the Caribbean sun; enjoy the tropical breezes, the sparkling waters and the coral reefs of this island paradise from the luxury of your own elegant retreat. Caribbean waters on one of the three gorgeous secluded beaches on the island. For siestas, you can choose either a palapa-shaded bed on the beach or hammocks by the rock-lined fresh-water pool, or cushioned lounge chairs on the sunning deck. For dining, you can have your meals served al fresco on the deck, on the beach, or in the main dining room.
Fort Morgan Cay has four bedrooms, each with its own private bath and Indoor/outdoor shower. Two of the rooms have ocean view and the other two have garden views. A large living, dining and reading room is at the center of the island´s activities. Just outside are the sunning deck, a rock-lined fresh water pool, a hammock terrace and a boat deck.
A dedicated full-time staff on the island includes a cook, a housekeeper/launder, and facilities manager.
The island is fully self-contained and as such it is not connected to Roatan´s power, telephone or water supplies. We have a power generador that supplies our own electricity. The drinking water is store bought and the potable water is collected from rainwater in underground cisterns. Cell phone service is good provided from a nearby transmitter on Roatan.
What you can doin Fort Morgan Cay can vary from the most energetic to the most relaxing. The choice is yours. You can explore the eastern end of the island with its mangrove habitat: egrets, blue crabs and turtles, or swim to a nearby sunken reef, drop a line in the sea for grouper and bass, or snorkel for conch. The barbecue will be set up on the location of your choice so you can enjoy your prized catch.
You can grab a kayak or jet ski and explore the various channels among the mangroves that abound on the eastern end of Roatan. Or you can find a hammock or lounge chair under the sea grape trees and let the serenity of your private island wash over you.
Fort Morgan Cay is surrounded by the world´s second largest coral reef. These tropical waters showcase unrivalled snorkeling and scuba diving just off its shores.
At the eastern side of FMC, just a few meters from the end of the runway, there is a 50ft. Wall with a pléthora of healthy corals. The visibility ranges between 80 and 100 ft. and the water termperatures average 75-80 degrees. Dive shops are located nearby that provide the necessary diving equipment and also offer divers certification. On the north shore of Roatan, there is a resort that boasts a professionally maintained decompression chamber.
Fort Morgan Cay is about 1 hour away (50 min drive and 5 min boat ride) from Roatán International Airport. The airport has a 7,500ft paved runway and is serviced by numerous commercial airlines including Taca, Continental, and Delta. Continental and Delta offer weekly direct flights from Houston and Atlanta, respectively. Taca has daily flights to Roatán from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Miami, New York, Washington, Chicago, and Toronto through its hub in San Salvador. Local Honduran airlines Isleña and Sosa also offer daily service to Roatán from the other major cities in Honduras (Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, and La Ceiba).
Roatan can also be reached via a ferry that runs twice a day from La Ceiba. You can visit their website below: http://safewaymaritime.com/index.php?l=en
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