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"Hobbies Hideaway right on the beach in Sandy Bay is in a perfect location for endless kayaking and snorkeling (we did both every day). Most days my husband and I only saw 4-5 people the entire day, peace and quiet is our idea of a perfect vacation. It is the most tranquil setting you could hope to find.
We had a two bedroom, 1 bath apartment and were provided with plenty of towels for our 7 day stay. The kitchen came equipped with all the necessities needed for every day living. The refrigerator/freezer was large enough to handle all of our cold storage products for a full week, with more than ample room to spare. The air conditioner for our place kept us super cool and comfortable when we were inside. Wifi is available, though it can be spotty like everywhere else on the island. If you want Ritz accommodations, this place is more pedestrian, but if you want all of the awesomeness that Roatan has to offer, Hobbies Hideaway is the only place to book your stay.
John (a knowledgeable captain and font of historical island information) and Ronald (the maintenance man and human embodiment of the Swiss Army Knife) took us out on one of the boats to snorkel our last day. It was great fun, we got to see Ronald spear a lion fish, he is extremely adept at spotting things in the ocean that appear to be amorphous blobs to the untrained eye, one definitely wants to snorkel with him. After the outing Ronald plucked and deftly macheted fresh coconuts for us, what is more rhetorically tropical than that?
Sue was able to set up a private cook for us one night. Laura the chef made us island spiced chicken, red beans with rice, fried plantains and bananas as well as a small salad with her super tasty homemade dressing. Laura was another fabulous addition to our stay.
Every day we took one of the two, 2 seater kayaks out right from our beach access point where we would randomly pick a portion of the Meso-American reef to drop anchor and snorkel. Not one day were we anything but stunned by the vast array of fish, conchs, lobsters and ocean flora. Our little GoPro (we would recommend any underwater camera) worked overtime to document the amazing colors of all the flora and fauna as well as the various blues of the ocean itself.
Hobbies Hideaway in Sandy Bay is the place to unwind and relax when you need respite from the everyday trials and tribulations of your fast paced existence."
Guest: S. S.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 22, 2015
"We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was above and beyond expected.
Al and Sandra are as good as it gets! They were both so kind and helpful and we more than enjoyed getting to know them and spending time with me. Such an amazing couple who truly made our stay exceptional.
The guest house is better than advertised! It was so comfortable and the views were like living in a postcard!
Will definitely go back just to see Al and Sandra again!"
Guest: Jennifer C.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 2, 2015
"We visited Roatan from 7/31 to 8/12. We had originally booked another property but Roatan Property Mgmt told us the pool would be closed for renovations. I asked if they had another property with pool and almost immediately they offered us the Big Dolphin House. They were great to work with, everything went smooth and this property is beautiful!!!. We were close to the tourist part of Roatan but not close enough to be disturbed by the noise. Miguel, the caretaker, and his family are great people, very nice and they keep the property clean at all times. He's always cleaning the pool. The pool is great, our girls (7 and 5) loved it!! The house was very comfortable, It had everything we needed. Roatan Property Mgmt even provided drinking water for us for our entire stay, the house had supplies already (toilet paper, etc). Very well equipped. The AC worked great but it's only in the bedrooms and living room, so sometime the hall upstairs is hotter than other parts in the house. The only thing we didnt like was the fact that there's no balcony to the sliding windows surrounding the living room, so with little kids you have to be careful, but it was not a problem. We just keep them closed and turn on the AC at night. The property is right off the beautiful beach, the views are just breath taking. We would definitely stay here again!!!"
Guest: Steffanie A.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 28, 2015