One of the more relaxed, friendly, and less expensive dive hotels in the Bay Islands is Bo Bush’s Island House, built and managed by Bo, who can trace his ancestry back to the time of the English pirates on the island, and his wife. Bo is a bilingual, experienced island diver with more than 6,000 dives under his belt and a fast boat, and he knows a whole world of north-side dive sites, including caverns, walls, reef gardens, wrecks, and more.
The comfortable stone-and-wood house set into the hillside can sleep 18, and two small guesthouse another four, but Bo’s boat can only handle six divers, which keeps dive size manageable. Rates include all meals, airport transfer, and (for divers) two daily dives. Sea kayaks are available to guests. The isolated hotel on Guanaja’s north shore has a positively tranquilizing atmosphere, with wide stretches of deserted beach all around. Bo, a very friendly and laid-back host, will happily take guests on hiking trips and island tours.