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Recent Bay Islands reviews

  • One of a Kind

    "My husband and I and 2 daughters (10 & 13) stayed for a week. It was a varied and adventurous experience. We chose Casa Cowee to see more of the real island and culture, rather than a resort, and it provided what we wanted with security and comfort. While it was our 1st visit, I’d be surprised to find another property on the island as unique, exotic and full of beautiful views. It’s an older, spacious island home with lots of character. It was very clean and comfortable, especially the king-size bed. We didn’t spend much time inside, as the amenity that attracted us and proved to be as good as anticipated was the location-the unique home perched above the beach with the long dock. We jumped off the dock and were halfway to the reef. The water is as amazing as it looks in pictures and has abundant sea life. You don’t need to swim to the full reef to see plentiful fish and other creatures. If you’re brave enough to go outside the reef, it gets even better. We swam mostly inside it, but kayaks are easily tied to the dive buoys if you go out between the 2 Keys. It isn’t a completely secluded location and locals do use the dock, but you get the sense of seclusion at times with your height above the beach and gorgeous views. Anthony’s Key is just a short walk. As a family we snorkeled with the dolphins and our youngest also did “trainer for a day”–and I watched her at times from our deck! One of the best features is the expansive deck. Relaxing above the beach whether starting the day with café oro, reading in a hammock, or ending the day with a drink, the deck was the perfect spot for our whole family. There’s always an ocean breeze and you can watch the colors of the water change as the sun moves across the sky. We never needed A/C as the breeze was strong and the fans were more than adequate. The foliage was stunning with flowers everywhere and even fruit, and there’s also fauna: lizards, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, butterflies, tarantula, crabs and more. We walked through the local neighborhood to catch taxis and shop at the local tiendas and saw more of the real Roatan. Many people, transplants and locals, were nice and happy to share info. Jonny, the property manager, was helpful and interesting, as was James, the gardener. Down the beach there are two restaurants we enjoyed (Blue Bahia and Tranquil Seas). We did a dive with Octopus Divers and it was a great experience, as was their divers’ lunch. There’s so much to do nearby. One week isn't long enough."
    Guest: Sunshine Wishes Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • super relaxed & wonderful family vacation

    "My friend's stayed twice prior to our visit.... spoke so highly of the accommodations & facility Was super easy & convenient ... Wonderful for children. Service was excellent!"
    Guest: Travellover Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Everything the Listing Promises, and More

    "Just back from a week at Sunset House and can't say enough nice things about it. You can see all its many features in the listing: This is just to confirm that they are just as nice as you're imagining (not always true of vacation home listings!) We rented the upper part of the house for a family of four and found the house, its amenities, the location, and everyone involved just great. One thing you can't tell from the pictures though: The house is not isolated- it's has neighbor houses quite nearby on either side. This may not be what you envisioned, but it's a real bonus: The on-site caretaker and the neighbors are all friendly and helpful and add greatly to your sense of relaxation and security. If you had any concerns about security (being on a quiet stretch of beach a good walk away from any town), this is a big plus and should go a long way towards resolving them. And you'll still feel like the beach is yours alone. All in, we'd recommend the house very highly!"
    Guest: Christopher M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Fabulous Place, Great Location, Friendly Hosts!

    "We had a fabulous vacation in Roatan and staying at the Mangrove Dock Penthouse was a big reason why. Hosts Jackie and Peter were so friendly and welcoming, as well as helpful and attentive whenever we asked any questions. Peter offered to take us out fishing on our first day, in which I definitely would have joined had it not been for the fact we were all in Roatan for a wedding. The rooftop deck had unbelievable views, as well as the main balcony. The showers and rooms were spacious and the main areas had a home-like feel to it. The beds were comfortable and we slept well. The biggest benefit though was the cool breezes that we constantly were getting by being on the top level. In a hot and humid destination, this was huge. Using the AC would have been an added cost, but we didn't need it thanks to the breezes. We had incredible views of the sunrise and sunsets. The foot pool at the rooftop deck was refreshing to step into after walking around West End. And for anyone who wanted to take a quick swim, there is a nice pool on the premises to cool off in. So everything was great, the only drawback (and why I marked 4 stars instead of 5) being that our fridge didn't have the right temperature on the last 2 days of our week long stay. It could not get cold. A minor issue in the midst of many positives. I would not hesitate to stay at Mangrove Dock again!"
    Guest: Mr. Santos Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 10, 2014
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Bay Islands Travel Tips

The Bay Islands are a number of Caribbean Islands to the east of the Central American country of Honduras. Lying in the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, this unspoiled tropical paradise offers a laid-back vacation spot with plenty of optional activities. The best known of the Bay Islands is Roatan which remains largely uncommercialized, although it has excellent restaurants and diving. Other islands include Utila, Guanaja and Cayos Cochinos.

Bay Islands Vacation Rentals Offer the Perfect Home Away From Home

Those looking to enjoy an island-style retreat will love a spacious vacation rental. Typically painted in pastel island colors and set in tropical gardens amidst bougainvilla, palms and exotic plants, many vacation homes have private swimming pools. Imagine waking to the sound of the ocean and having breakfast on the verandah while planning the day’s activities. With your own private vacation home, you can take an afternoon siesta, watch the sunset with a drink on the terrace and generally do as you please. The spacious bedrooms, bathrooms and cool living areas make it the ideal choice for romantic breaks and honeymoons, and for families who want their own space.

Things to do on the Bay Islands of Honduras

The activities offered on Bay Islands are varied and extensive. Water-based activities include kayaking in the calm waters or sailing, fishing, snorkeling and diving. The Bay Islands are in one of the most extensive reef systems in the world with excellent visibility. See many types of soft and hard corals, sponges, beautifully colored fish and marine life. Relax on the sandy beach or go searching for exotic seashells. Horseback riding along the water’s edge is a relaxing way to experience these idyllic shores, or head inland to explore some of the jungle areas. Take an eco-tour with a guide to see the natural wildlife of Bay Islands or take a dolphin-watching trip. Glass bottom boats are great ways to experience the diverse marine life on the reef. You can even island-hop or go cave exploring.

Bay Islands Travel Options

The Bay Islands of Honduras are very convenient and easy to get to, being just a two-hour flight from Miami. Sol Air connects Miami with San Pedro Sula on the mainland twice daily and there are direct connections to the islands of Guanaja, Roatan and Utila.

Taca airlines operate direct flights from both Miami and Houston to Roatan and offer connecting flights from Los Angeles, New Orleans and San Francisco. Once on the islands, it is easy to walk, cycle or use a local taxi or boat service to get around.

Places to Visit from Bay Islands Resorts

Roatan is a picturesque and unspoiled island with a hilly interior covered with lush greenery. The main beaches are West Bay beach rentals with its white coral sand beach, Camp Bay and Paya Bay. Roatan is known as a world-class diving destination and the reefs, the second largest after the Great Barrier Reef, are protected as a national treasure. The Cayman’s Trench sees the reef suddenly drop to a depth of thousands of meters and the occasional whale shark may be seen. Closer to shore, beginners can dive in the protected lagoon waters which have no strong currents. At the end of the day, head for the dockside bars and restaurants, and enjoy a cocktail while viewing the spectacular sunset. Roatan also has a small museum and botanical garden.

Mainland Honduras makes a great day out. Arrange a visit to the ancient Mayan city of Copán. The impressive ruins depict the amazingly advanced culture of the Mayans, centuries ago. River rafting is also a fun activity and a great way to navigate the wildlife of the tropical rainforest.

Weather and Climate in Honduras

The weather on the Bay Islands is different to that on mainland Honduras. The islands enjoy tropical sunny days with heavy rain showers at times. The wettest months are September, October, January and February. The islands’ high season is from February to April when visitors escape from the cold winter temperatures further north. The average water temperature is a balmy 29 C which is 84 F.

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