FORT MORGAN CAY: USEFUL INFO & PLANNING DETAILS
About Fort Morgan Cay (FMC)
It is a small private 40-acre island off Roatan and is part of the Bay Islands of Honduras. FMC provides a private island experience for groups of 6-19 people. The FMC managers live full-time on the cay and staff stay over when guests are on the island. During your stay on the cay, aside from our staff your group will be the only ones on FMC.
Drinking water, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, conditioner
Mosquito nets on beds
One bath towel, beach towel, hand towel and wash cloth per person
We provide daily maid service
Items to Include in Your Packing
Sunscreen Bug spray Rain jacket
Games for your family to play Refillable water bottle Water shoes/flip flops
Rash Guard for swimming Flashlight A good book
Food Service Included
Our food is prepared with the freshest local ingredients, is serve family style and dining will take place at various locations on the cay.
Fruit and snacks are available throughout the day.
Please let us know about any food restrictions at least 2 weeks prior to your stay, as we do a complete provisioning for groups prior to your arrival. The nearest grocery store is an hour away.
Water, Honduran coffee, juice and tea
Stock Your Own Bar - If you choose not to purchase optional beverage packages you can stop and pick up what you need on your way from the airport to FMC. There is a refrigerator for guests in the bar and your group will have access the self-serve bar at any time.
First Aid and Medical Care
FMC can provide basic first aid. For larger issues or injury there is a private hospital in French Harbor and a medical clinic in Oakridge.
We do accept credit cards and add a 3.5% bank fee onto all credit card transactions. We recommend you bring US cash for payment of any services.
We have a professional security guard patrolling the cay from sunset to sunrise. We do not allow anyone on the cay without permission. We have 2 watch dogs on the island as well, so if any boat comes near FMC, they let us know (please do not feed them). Rooms are not lockable, and you are responsible for your personal belongings.
Our hardworking staff really appreciate tips. The local Honduran wage averages $18 USD per day. Locals working in the hospitality industry rely on tips to support their families. Please leave your tip with the management team. The management team will then distribute the tip to all staff. Recommended tip is $100 per guest for a week-long stay.
Complementary fun FMC will provide – No need to book ahead of your stay
· Snorkel gear for snorkeling from FMC – 15 sets of gear in various sizes
· Boat trip to nearby FMC snorkel sites - up to 16 guests at a time
· 2 Paddle Boards
· 2 Single man Kayaks
· 1 Hobie Cat Catamaran - holds 2 guests
· 1 Laser Sailboat - holds 2 guests
· Boche Ball
· Beach chairs
· Fishing gear
· Metal detectors
· Pool noodles
· Life jackets
Boat Trips FMC Offers – price is for boat and trip guide, no need to book ahead of your stay
· 6-8am fly fishing, 2 guests at a time - $100
· 6-8am bottom fishing trip, up to 10 guests at time - $100
· 10am-2pm ½ day mangrove tour and stop for lunch at local waterfront bar - up to 16 guests at a time (guests purchase their lunch at bar) - $200
· 4-6pm sunset boat cruise with appetizers - up to 16 guests at a time - $100
Things FMC can book for you to enjoy – arrange and pay at least 2 weeks prior to your stay
· Massage - $90 per 1 hour
· Garifuna tribal dance show - $350
· Live music - $300 and up
· DJ/Karaoke - $275
· Sand sculptor and fire dancer show - $400
· Fireworks - $1950
· ½ day large catamaran boat day with BBQ - $155 per person
· Professional fishing guide - full day. 1 person $390, 2 people $650
Things you should book prior to your visit to FMC
Roatan Island Attractions
All attractions are a 1-2-hour drive from FMC. When booking, the transportation pickup and drop-off needs to take place at the FMC dock in Port Royal. Below are a few suggestions You can find many more on TripAdvisor
Sloth Hangout West Bay Beach Rum Factory
West End Village Arches Iguana Farm
Dive Pangea divepangearoatan.com
Kite Surf Roatan kitesurfroatan.com
Conservation of Resources
We are a self-contained island and completely off the grid Resources are very limited and if guests are not careful to conserve these resources we can run out. If we do run out, restoring the resources listed below will take some time.
We ask you please conserve:
· Water – cistern filled with rainwater
o Limit toilet flushing
o Turn off faucets when not using
o Turn off faucet while brushing teeth
o Use 1 beach towel for your entire stay
o Bathroom towels are only changed out upon request
o Sheets will not be changed out during your stay
· Hot water - electric on demand
o Limit shower time
o Turn off shower when shaving or shampooing
· Electricity – solar and gas generator
o Air-conditioning is not available
o Charge your devices during day to use solar energy
o Keeps light off when not needed or in room
o Keep fans off when not needed or in room
o Refrain from using hair styling tools/blow-dryers as much as possible
· Sewage disposal
o No sanitary products in toilet
o Limit toilet paper use
o Only flush when necessary
o Hold down handle to flush and make sure it is up all the way after flush
o You cannot stream movies or videos on FMC, download or put on a zip drive prior to your arrival
o Use Wi-Fi sparingly - Remember you are on vacation!
o We suggest you download WhatsApp for calls
I am so excited to have you be a part of this amazing island retreat. Below are a few details (from the hosts) about the island, and useful info like what to pack, and optional add-ons that you may want to book. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
This is going to be an incredible experience for all , and I'm so happy to have you as a part.
Get ready for an amazing adventure!