About Mango Creek Lodge

Contact Us


Mango Creek Lodge owners
Autie and Janie McVicker

Email

  We will respond as quickly as possible with answers to any questions.

Phone  (If you are in the US)

(303) 647-9605
This is a Skype Phone, if there is no answer please leave a message so we will call you back. You may even send a Text Message and we will quickly respond.

Phone (If you are in Honduras)

(International access code) (504)-8916-8704
Leave a message or talk to our Onsite Management Team, they may also be reached at: info@mangocreeklodge.com

Owner Contact

Autie and Janie McVicker are the owners of Mango Creek Lodge. They look forward to receiving feedback, comments, or just a call to say hello. They can be reached in the US at 713-805-3374. Or you may spot them walking our beautiful grounds while you visit.

Country Codes

Country Code for Honduras is 504
To call Honduras, dial your
International Access Code + 504 + local number

Examples:

From USA:
011 + 504 + 891-687-04
From UK:
00 + 504 + 891-687-04
From Hong Kong:
001 + 504 + 891-687-04

Overview

Mango Creek Lodge is an Eco resort, specializing in romantic getaways, fly fishing, and pristine diving, located on the island of Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras. Mango Creek Lodge was originally a private vacation retreat, built between 1994-1997.

In 2003, construction started on the resort, and Mango Creek Lodge opened for business in 2004.

From the beginning, the owners’ vision was to provide an intimate, casual vacation experience similar to the fishing lodges of Canada.

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 from the hard winters of the North or the busy working lifestyle you lead. Come join us for your anniversary, honeymoon, or just a quiet romantic getaway. Want a fishing or dive destination to write home about? Come stay with us.

Mango Creek Lodge is owned by Autie and Janie McVicker. Passionate about Roatan and the quality of life to be enjoyed here. They enjoy a local home in Parrot Tree and share their time between Roatan and their home in Kemah, Texas. They are often seen here enjoying the beautiful grounds of Mango Creek Lodge and visiting with guests.

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. We also have received a 5 star rating on Eco Tropical Resorts.

Power: Mango Creek Lodge is off the grid, generating power by solar, wind, and a backup propane generator. We currently produce 85% of all our power requirements. This is done with 50 solar panels, 6 wind generators, totaling 7.5 KW of power and with more to be added soon. It is our hope that our example will inspire others to do more.Our generator runs for 1-2 hours per night and burns no diesel or gasoline to do so. There are 6 over-the-water cabanas at Mango Creek. When we are full we have 12-18 guests in house. This is not some tiny experimental solar installation, we are a busy tourist destination with all that signifies, and requires. Everything has power available 24 hours a day, including fridges, freezers, an ice maker, and many ceiling fans. We also have Wifi in the restaurant and the main lodge.

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 real flushing toilets in them, just like back home. This insures with the addition of Biodegradable soaps and cleaners that we do nothing to our beautiful Port Royal. We have a 3-stage septic tank that takes care of our waste.

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 water.

Education and community involvement: We are actively involved in many projects in our neighborhood, Port Royal, and on the island of Roatan as a whole. We have helped in educating local students. We support local schools with donations of books. We have sponsored a local trash cleanup program in Oak Ridge and Port Royal. 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. We have donated a motorcycle to the local police in Oak Ridge. And we also have a daily Harbor Patrol program that we sponsor for all of Port Royal. Trying to make a difference whenever we can.

Our Credo

At Mango Creek Lodge, our first responsibility is to our guests. Our objective is to put a smile on each customer’s face. To meet that objective, we must constantly strive to improve our lodge. Everything we do must be of high quality while reducing our costs to maintain reasonable prices.

We are responsible to our employees, the men and women who work with us each day. We respect their unique cultural dignity, recognize their merit and work to find ways to help our employees fulfill their family responsibilities. Employees are encouraged to make suggestions and/or complaints.

Mango Creek Lodge is responsible to the communities on the Island of Roatan, where we live and work. We support good works and charities whils also encouraging island improvements, better health and education.

Mango Creek Lodge strives to maintain, improve, and protect the environment and natural resources of Roatan, which we are privileged to use.

Our objective is to put a smile on each customer's face.

In The Press

Bryan Gregson Photography Blog

"Shooting the grounds of the impressive Mango Creek Lodge located on Roatan when I stumbled upon a wood shop.This impressive humble shop was tucked away from the daily hustle and bustle of clients being entertained."

Wood Carvings in Honduras


Dallas Morning News

"The most laid-back lodging option we found was at Mango Creek Lodge, where brightly colored cabanas built over the water provide loads of low-key privacy..."

Roatán, Honduras: A luxury getaway just two hours away


Metro US

"For a truly off-the-grid experience, book a stay at Mango Creek Lodge..."

5 adventures in Roatan, Honduras


Fish The Fly

"With winter never very far away, Fish The Fly Travel offers destination fly fishing trips around the globe and provide quality, unbiased information on how to book the trip of a lifetime..."

Visit Fish The Fly

"Honduras on the Fly is proud to book its guests at Mango Creek Lodge on Roatan. Mango Creek is Honduras’ only fly fishing eco-lodge and is located on the quiet side of the island in historic Port Royal bay..."

Honduras On The Fly


Mango Creek Romance

We have just been named as one of the top seven Romantic vacation spots in the world. Awarded by GORP Travel, a part of the Away Network, which includes Outside Magazine.

Fly Fishing In Saltwaters Magazine

Mango Creek Lodge has twice been featured in FFIS Magazine. This includes a particular honor of being name a Top 10 Destination for Permit Fishing.

Permit Me

Mango Creek Lodge Is Named As A Top 10 Permit Hot Spot.

Chillin’ at Mango Creek

A visit to Mango Creek Lodge for a shot at the elusive permit.


Butterfly Club – 5 out of 5 Eco Lodge Rating

Mango Creek Lodge was scored a 5 out of 5 rating from the Butterfly Club. The Eco Rating System assess policies and practices regarding energy, water, recycling/waste, land and nature conservation, and community.

See The Eco Rating For MCL

Eco Hotels Of The World – 5 out of 5 Star Rating

In acknowledgement of our commitment to the enviroment www.ecohotelsoftheworld.com has given Mango Creek Lodge a 5 out of 5 star eco rating.

See The Eco Rating For MCL

Traveling To MCL

Mango Creek Lodge is located in Port Royal, on the island of Roatan Honduras. You can come to the island by plane into the international airport (RTB), by ferry (from mainland Honduras), or private boat. There are no roads that go all the way to Mango Creek Lodge, so the last leg of your trip will be a 15-20 minutes boat ride. We are truly off the beaten path and away from it all. Perfect for that romantic get-away or private fishing lodge.

From The United States

There are direct flights available from Miami (MIA), Houston (IAH), Dallas/Forth Worth (DFW) and Atlanta (ATL) from the United States. Search for flights going to Roatan International Airport (RTB). United, Delta, American Airlines all have direct flights servicing Roatan.

From Europe

The most common route to MCL taken by our European guests is to fly into Miami (MIA) and then connect to a flight to Roatan.

From Mainland Honduras and Belize

Regional flights are available to Roatan (RTB) from both La Ceiba (LCE) and San Pedro Sula (SAP) on the following airlines:

  • Sosa Airlines
  • CM Airlines
  • TACA Airlines

There are direct flights from San Pedro, Ambergris Cay, Belize to Roatan (RTB) on Tropic Air.

Once You Arrive In Roatan

Once you arrive, a representative of Mango Creek Lodge will meet you, help find your luggage, and help you pass through the customs check. Mango Creek Lodge is located about 1 hour from the airport. The 30 minute trip by car to Oak Ridge gives you a quick look at much of Roatan including some breathtaking views of the surrounding waters. At Oak Ridge we stop at BJ’s, truly a memorable bar, and then continue to a Mango Creek Lodge via boat on the final leg of the trip.

Planning Checklist

Roatan is a tropical Island where the average temperature is 84F during the day and 75F at night. It is very informal island and we abide by local standards. Dress at the lodge is informal including dinners at the restaurant. Fishing shirts and shorts are typical, shoes please. We suggest bringing light comfortable clothing and the following items to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

  • Light jacket or sweater for cool morings or evenings
  • Light long-sleeved shirts, pants and a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection
  • Suncreen and lip screen (SPF 15 or higher)
  • Insect Repellant ('Sawyer' Time realease Deet recommended)
  • Lightweight rain gear for those tropical showers (a must Nov - Jan)
  • Camera, batteries, film and memory cards
  • Small waterproof bag for carrying extra gear
  • Polarized sunglasses (amber color are best for spotting fish)
  • Wading booties for stalking bonefish on the flats
  • Fisherman's pliers, clipper and cleaner
  • Personal medications
  • Binoculars for our bird watchers
  • Hand Towel/Rag for fishing use
  • Gloves for handling fish with sharp fins