"For those that think pictures lie, you are correct... At least at this location, they do. The truth is, these pictures don't do this place justice. It is actually nicer than what you see. I loved our vacation here. There were 7 women in our group (a family/friend ladies-only annual vacation) and we were all pleased with our stay. We never felt unsafe at any point, never felt that our privacy was being abused, and never wanted for anything that was not immediately provided. We were pampered to our heart's content, including on-site spa services, private chef service, private fishing/snorkeling/boating service, personal chauffeur service for the evening (OMG, Derrick, you were a blast and such great fun... thank you for putting up with 7 totally crazy women for an evening!!) and immediate personal attention for everything else. Housekeeping was done 3 times during the week, which includes doing your own personal laundry if you desired. In regards to the driving of the free vehicle, I was really leery of driving on the windy roads but quickly got the hang of it. I actually had a great time driving to different areas and experiencing more of the culture and atmosphere of Roatan. We even were permitted to visit Pristine Bay Resort for a day at the pool and beach since the Raw family had membership privileges there. There were a couple of suggestions for your trip to the villas (and to Roatan, in general). Trust everyone when they say that you need to use bug spray often and generously. That was my biggest complaint during the entire trip... the bugs. However, if you sprayed yourself with the spray (which are provided all throughout the property... in the bedrooms, in the living room, out on the pool deck, etc.), you should be fine. I only had 3 bites on my body when I returned home. The bug problem is not unique to Villas del Mar. This is an island "problem". Finally, I want to sincerely thank Phil, the manager of the property, for his exceptional handling of all of our requests and the communications prior to our visit. He is a blessing for Villas del Mar with his great management skills. Overall, this was a wonderful location to relax and thoroughly enjoy yourself. You had tons of privacy, loads of amenities, and wonderful people around you. What more could you ask for???"
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: October 12, 2015