TOP HOTELS IN ROATAN, HONDURAS

By Marcia B. - November 01, 2018


Las Verandas Hotel & Villas 

Las Verandas is located in the Pristine Bay area of Roatan. If you are looking for a quiet vacation, away from it all than this would be ideal. It is located very high up on a hill away from local stores and traffic. The mood at this hotel is to simply relax, although you can book many excursions such as snorkeling.

Service: 3/5
Food: 3.5/5
Amenities: 4/5
Type: For couples
Rate: $132 usd


Pros: 

  • Beautiful landscaping with two infinity pools offering great photo opportunities 
  • Delicious cocktail menu and copious buffet brunch on Sunday (Rec: Coconut Mojito)
  • Peaceful and luxurious amenities offering a great amount of privacy

Cons:

  • Reception staff can be better trained in customer relations
  • Dinner menu at Las pergolas is lacking
  • The beach area is small and has non aqua water

Tips: When travelling to Roatan, one must be prepared for the sand flies that appear on the beach right before sunrise and sunset. Staying by the ocean at these times will expose you to getting multiple sand fly bites which is not ideal. This applies to all beach areas of Honduras.




Pristine Bay Resort

Although, we did not stay at Pristine Bay Resort, we visited the venue on numerous occasions as it was located right next to Las Verandas. There is actually a safe path connecting both places at the side of each resort. You can also request a ride via golf cart to visit next door. These ratings are based on their restaurant and beach.

Service: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Amenities: 3.5/5
Type: Family-Friendly & for couples

Pros:

  • Large pool area with daybeds
  • Diverse food Menu at Aqua restaurant (Rec: whiskey burger)
  • Warm & friendly customer service 
  • Very large beach area


Cons:

  • Beach chairs and lounge areas in front of the ocean should be updated 
  • Non aqua water 

Paradise Beach Hotel 

The popular area on Roatan Island is West Bay Beach, this is the place where all the animation happens and tourists from all over the world are seen. Since we were only staying there for a short 2 nights, we booked Paradise Beach Hotel which has a 4 star ranking on google, however it seemed more like a 3 star in reality.

Service: 4/5
Food: 2.5/5
Amenities: 2/5
Type: Family-Friendly
Rate: $143 usd*

Pros:

  • Full complimentary brunch buffet everyday 
  • Gorgeous beach with aqua blue water
  • A few meters away from renowned coral reefs
  • Warm & Friendly Staff


Cons:
  • Low quality rooms with humidity issues
  • The main pool is designed for children
  • The beach area gets overly crowded due to the cruise ship visitors
Tips: 

  •  4-5 ships dock on the island everyday, so from 10 am to 3 pm, there will be an extra amount of people on the beach. 
  • There is  a secret pool on the rooftop
  • Dine at Argentinian Grill West Bay which is a 10 mins walk away on the beach (Rec: Steak dish)


Ibagari Boutique Hotel

Ibagari boutique hotel is also located in the West Bay area, however it is tucked away in a secluded area. This place offers an upscale experience and is perfect for a mind, body & soul style retreat. 

Service: 4/5
Food: 3.5/5
Amenities: 3.5/5
Type: For Couples
Rate: $315 usd*

Pros: 

  • Luxurious amenities complimented by rustic chic decor 
  • Bright rooms with high ceilings 
  • Great R&B playlist in common area 
  • Complimentary champagne toast at sunset 
  • Delicious breakfast menu
  • Adorable boutique 

Cons:

  • Lack of maintenance by the beach
  • Hints of pollution washing ashore
  • Tiny beach with non aqua water 
  • Common area is small
  • Exposed sewage area next to room

Xbalanque Resort

Xbalanque is next door to Ibagari Hotel, literally a few steps away. Although, we did not stay overnight, we had reservations for dinner at the Lotus restaurant. This rating is based on the restaurant and decor.

Service: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Decor: 3/5

The menu was well balanced, I ordered the pineapple rum ribs which I recommend. Cocktails were also authentic with no additives and refreshing. The decor is Miami Beach style and there is a romantic seating area near the shore.


If you are a planning a trip to Honduras and you require more tips, don't hesitate to message me. In my next post, I will be sharing my adventures on the island of Roatan. 


* Please note that all hotel rates in this article are from May 2018 via booking.com and exclude taxes.

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  1. You look stunning in that bikini babe.
    Love the vacation you have too

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  2. Looks like heaven to me <3 Also it's not that expensive! :)

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  4. They all look like lovely staycation destinations!

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  5. Wow this place looks amazing!!!
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