Unspoiled by Development - An Angler and Diver's Paradise
Mango Creek Lodge is located on the far eastern end of Roatán–one of the beautiful Bay Islands of Honduras. Surrounded by productive flats, this small and intimate lodge operation is a great choice for anglers, non-anglers and families alike. Unspoiled by development, the east end of Roatán is an angler and divers paradise: the ideal destination for those looking to get away from it all. Fishermen can expect great opportunities for bonefish and permit, with plenty of wade fishing.
Mango Creek Lodge’s signature accommodations are its over-the-water stilt cabanas. Set on pilings and built directly over the waters of Roatán’s Port Royal, these beautiful rooms offer guests a comfortable and relaxing home base for their daily adventures. There is nothing quite like going to sleep at night with the sounds of the water and feeding baitfish directly below your bed! The cabana interiors feature Honduran hardwood floors, mahogany and cedar-louvered windows, and unique hand-carved doors, trims, and furniture. Each room features a queen bed, a single bed, a private bathroom, hot water shower, ceiling fans, and reading lights. The cabanas are wired for 110-volt electricity and are fully screened. The exteriors include a small, private, over-the-water deck with great views of the surrounding ocean and reef. Each deck contains a hammock, a freshwater rinse shower, and a ladder for swimming.
The main lodge, located just up the hill, is surrounded by tropical vegetation and features marble floors and hand-carved furniture. The open-air patio is a wonderful spot to kick back and relax, and the enclosed patio offers the ideal meeting spot for post-fishing beers, group retreats or family gatherings. The main lodge also has a large interior lounging area as well as a private dining room for group dinners.
Food and Beverages
Mango Creek Lodge’s restaurant and bar is the epicenter for the lodge and a popular place for guests to enjoy lively conversation, cocktails and cold Honduran beers. Like the individual cabanas, this building is set on pilings over the water, providing expansive views of Roatan’s Port Royal Harbor, Lime Cay, and the nearby “Breakfast Flats.” The restaurant serves three meals a day, all made from scratch in the attached kitchen. Hot, American-style breakfasts are served until 9:30 AM. Lunch is served at 12:30 PM in-house or can be packed as a cooler lunch for anglers or those that want to tour the island. Dinner is usually at 6:00 PM and includes plenty of fresh seafood dishes. All meals are typically set menus, but the lodge is happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions with advanced notice. Desserts such as homemade key lime, coconut pie, and chocolate cake are served nightly.
Typical Length of Stay
No restrictions or limitations on the length of stay and guests can arrive and depart on any day of the week. Please call Yellow Dog for details.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
For non-anglers, the Bay Islands offer a large number of activities and attractions. The three main islands of Roatan, Guanaja, and Utila are rated among the world’s top dive destinations and are the perfect place for either beginner or experienced divers and snorkelers. Roatan’s mountainous terrain and pristine reef make it an ideal place for eco-adventures as well, and Mango Creek Lodge is ideally located to take advantage of all types of activities. Located on the shores of Port Royal beneath the Port Royal Wildlife Refuge on Roatan’s secluded East End, Mango Creek Lodge offers an array of outdoor activities and adventures for all guests. Roatan’s snorkeling is world-class. Located on the world’s second-largest barrier reef, the island offers numerous options for discovering the Western Caribbean’s amazing coral and fish species. Kayaking is also a great way to explore the shores and reefs of the east end. Mango Creek Lodge offers excursions for sightseeing, snorkeling, and fishing by kayak. As a guest of Mango Creek, you too can also enjoy sailing the beautiful bay of Port Royal. Hikers can explore Roatan and take full advantage of the lodge’s prime location and the steep terrain and lush vegetation of the East End. Mango Creek Lodge also offers several boat tours to allow guests to experience this unique part of Roatan.
Internet / Communications
Wi-Fi is offered in the main lodge building. Some cell phone providers may offer service on Roatan. Check with you phone service provider before departing on your trip.
How To Get There
With daily flights flying from several major U.S. airport hubs directly to Roatán, traveling to Mango Creek Lodge is very easy. Once on Roatán, it is an easy 30-minute drive and 10-minute boat ride to the lodge. You will be met at the Roatán airport upon arrival, and all transfers are included in your package.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
One can arrive and depart Mango Creek Lodge at any time and on any day, with no set arrival or departure times. Custom itineraries of any length can be accommodated.
A valid passport is required for all visitors to Honduras and must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the duration of your stay. Citizens of the U.S., the British Commonwealth, and Canada are NOT required to have Visas.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.
Roatán is home to excellent flats fishing opportunities – similar in many ways to the saltwater fishing scenarios found in other popular areas throughout Mexico and Belize. Overall, Roatán offers a diverse fishery where the shallow flats are comprised of hard sand, turtle grass, and coral. The main targets on Roatán are bonefish and permit, although there are often possibilities at small-to-medium sized tarpon, as well as snook. There are also good numbers of jacks, cudas, triggerfish and other species. The bonefish and permit found on the flats of Roatan are usually found throughout the day, meaning that most days offer consistent action. The bonefish range from 2-4 pounds on average, although larger fish are occasionally caught. These fish are frequently found tailing in skinny water in both large-school scenarios and at times in smaller groups as well. The permit fishing on Roatán is usually quite good, and when conditions are right, 10 to 12 shots a day is not uncommon. The permit runs anywhere from schoolie-sized fish (5-10 pounds) to larger fish that can exceed 20 pounds. These fish are often found tailing in groups on skinny-water flats that are easily waded, allowing anglers to get close to these elusive fish. It is not uncommon to see find these fish in large schools, which always makes for more successful permit fishing.
Boats and Equipment
Mango Creek lodge utilizes four flats fishing boats that were custom-built for the area’s waters. They can also run these boats outside of the reef – something that is usually too rough for other standard flats skiffs. This design is a flats boat/panga hybrid that allows guides and clients to comfortably navigate the waters of Roatán while still being able to pole in less than a foot of water on the shallow flats. The guides at Mango Creek Lodge know the waters of Roatán very well and are expert watermen. As for rods, reels and other equipment, it is recommended that anglers bring all necessary gear with them to Roatán.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person, based on double occupancy, and quoted in US dollars. Trips of any length of stay can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days Fishing Package (based on double occupancy) = $3,276.00 per person
7 Nights / 6 Days Eco-Package (based on double occupancy) = $1,666.00 per person
- Daily fully guided fishing (typically two anglers per boat)
- All lodging in over-the-water cabana rooms
- All meals served at the lodge
- All beer, alcohol and other drinks
- Use of rods and reels (if needed)
- All taxes and GSTs
- Transfers from Roatan airport to lodge via car and boat
What’s Not Included:
- International flight to Roatan (Airport code: RTB)
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
- Optional diving and off-site eco day trips