Mango Creek Lodge is a specialty fishing and eco lodge located on the island of Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras . The Mango
Creek Lodge grounds were originally home to a private vacation retreat, built from 1994 to 1997. In 2003, construction started on the resort, and Mango Creek Lodge opened for business in 2004. To meet the growing demand, most recently, the lodge has expanding to include an on-site dive operation.
From the beginning, the owners’ vision was to provide an intimate, casual vacation experience similar to the fishing lodges of Canada. Environmental and cultural sensitivity were also priorities. Every detail of the resort was constructed with these ideals in mind.
Today, Mango Creek Lodge welcomes guests from around the world to enjoy the beauty of Roatan. The island’s tropical charm and warm climate promise a perfect escape, and its abundant flats are among the best in Central America for saltwater fly and spin fishing.
Mango Creek Lodge is owned by Patrice Heller and Terry Kyle. Since completing their circumnavigation of the world in the sailboat Mango Tango in 2006, Terry and Patrice have split their time between Roatan and Durango, Colorado.
|Mango Creek Lodge owners
Patrice Heller and Terry Kyle
Mango Creek Lodge is an Eco resort and we have won awards for doing this to the extent, or level that we do. We have our Butterfly award and we achieved a five star rating from Eco
Hotels of the world. Please understand we do not have silver trays to serve you when you come, we are five star because we are so attentive to what is happening in the world and want to do no harm to our environment.
Power: We are off the grid, we generate power by solar, wind, and a little use of Diesel generator. We are currently producing 81% of all our power requirements. We do this with 50 solar panels, 2 wind generators, totaling 7.5 KW of power and hope to add more soon. It is our hope that our example will inspire others to do more ( LOOK EVERYBODY THIS WORKS). We run our generator for three hours per night and burn only 5 to 6 gallons of diesel fuel. There are 9 buildings at Mango Creek, when we are busy we have 8 to 12 guests and 10 employees. This is not some tiny experimental solar installation, we are a busy tourist destination with all that that signifies, and requires. Everything has power available 24 hours a day, 9 fridge and freezers, 30 ceiling fans etc.
In order to store this power we use a large bank of batteries. 24 to be exact each weighing 530 pounds. These give us two banks of 24 volt with 8000 ampere hours each.
Waste: Where possible we use both grey water systems and Black water waste systems. The cabanas have SunMar composting toilets in them. This insures with the addition of Biodegradable soaps and cleaners that we do nothing to our beautiful Port Royal.
Water: We have in storage at most times over 40,000 gallons of drinking water. There is also 8000 gallons of rain water, from the main lodge roof. Mango Creek Lodge property was THE spot in the past where local Islanders could get good water. We continue to offer, free of charge, all the drinking water that the locals need. Thorough testing of our water has shown that it is consistently cleaner and better for you than locally bottled desalinated water.
Education and community involvement: We are very vocal in our society, many might say TOO vocal. We have helped in educating local students at the high school level. We support local schools and churches. We have a Queen Conch preserve and with the support of 95% of the locals it is thriving and will keep producing Conch for the future of Roatan. It is also great fun, a little like an Easter Egg hunt, and a lot of guests have helped in bringing conch into our protected area. We hope to do even more in the future.