I didn't want this to get lost in the Sandy Cay rental thread so determined to start a new thread here.
There was a lot of good info on that Sandy Cay thread, but I still have a couple of questions.
First, a bit of background. This trip is still probably a year off or so, and we are in the preliminary planning phase. This trip will include me, my wife, our two toddlers, another couple, and their two toddlers. We were all in Utila back in '02, long before the kiddos came along and have since been to Roatan several times, including our honeymoon.
We are now considering renting either Sandy Cay or Little Cay as a nice families get away. Our major concern at this point is being able to get to Utila or anywhere else for going to a restaurant rather than cooking ourselves....getting supplies....and also planning scuba adventures. I would throw the bar in there as well (have fond memories of Coco Loco) but I don't think we'll be doing a whole lot of that with the kiddos.
Is either Cay better/worse than the other? Really $40 for a water taxi? Any other way to arrange some diving? Re-stocking supplies (my buddy and I can drink our weight in Salva Vida and Flora de Cana, so don't want to run too low)?
Something else we're considering is just spending a few nights on our own private island and then a few nights in Utila...we're looking into Oyster Lagoon Beach House. May this be the way to go if we want to make sure we can hit a couple of the restaurants we so fondly remember?
In an effort to avoid the mainland, we will most likely fly direct to Roatan and then to Utila. The last time around, we had to spend pretty much a 1/2 day and overnight in La Ceiba due to our flights.....wasn't the worst I've ever done, but not my favorite either.
Any comments, suggetions, criticisms appreciated.