The boat ride from the boat dock at Gra Gra Lagoon to Isla Marisol Resort is 36 miles by sea, which takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. It is impossible to predict in advance if the boat ride will be fast/slow/long/short/calm/rough/wet/dry, which depends on local weather and ocean conditions. Experienced boat captains make the crossing in all types of weather, and although safety is always the number one consideration, rarely a crossing must be postponed. There is no guarantee the transfer boat will be covered, so be sure to pack a hat, sunscreen, and windbreaker or light rain jacket.
Fresh water on a tropical island is worth its weight in gold. Every accommodation at Isla Marisol is equipped with hot fresh water for bathing. To conserve water, each unit provides approximately 5 minutes of hot water before requiring approximately 5 minutes to reheat. This is ample time for ship showers in which water is turned off during sudsing and turned on to rinse. Isla Marisol Resort is not equipped to provide unlimited hot water.
Around-the-clock 110v electricity is available using a combination of solar power, wind power, and diesel generator power. Solar and wind generation systems provide the main power for everyday needs. Diesel generators are in place to back up the solar and wind systems as necessary. If you are traveling from the US or Canada, no special plug or adaptor is necessary. As part of an energy conservation effort, Isla Marisol has installed compact fluorescent light bulbs resort-wide. Please turn off fans, lights, and unplug electronics when not in use to conserve energy.
Air conditioning is available upon request. As part of an energy conservation effort, air conditioning is only available from approximately 7PM to 6AM.
Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the dining room and office. The signal is fair, and sufficient for email, basic internet browsing, and using message apps. The signal is not robust enough to download large files or stream video. Please download any books, music, or movies prior to arriving at Isla Marisol. Internet outages occasionally occur, though on a good day the signal is strong enough to send and receive calls using VOIP apps.