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Recent Bay Islands reviews

  • Met every need

    "Our group spend 2 weeks in Roatan. Our first week was spent in Villa Ocean Reef and we all agreed that this condo was better then the move we made to a larger home on a different part of the island. I truly can't think of anything we were missing. Booking and questions were easy with Linda. Transportation was arranged before we landed and made getting to the condo easy. when we arrived we were greeted by kevin and was given a wealth of information to help us get accustomed to the island. I can't say enough about the location of the condo. We had blissful peace and quiet but just a miniscule walk around the corner gave us full access to the busy west bay beach and lots of great restaurants. The restaurant next door, Las Rocus, was probably one of the best parts of our vacation. Our party was 4 adults and 3 kids and being able to enjoy happy hour next door within eyesight of the condo was priceless. the only negative which is not a fault of the condo was the bugs. When people mention bug spray they mean it! Getting to west end was so simple by simply standing on the las rocus dock and hailing a passing water taxi. Most of the restaurants are priced similar to home but deals could be found in west especially if you like the baladas. Most everyone we dealt with was friendly and helpful and i would definitely consider this condo and island again."
    Guest: laura h. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 24, 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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  • family vacation

    "We had our big family vacation this year in this beautiful villa in Utila. We were a total of 11 people with 6 adults and 5 children. There was more than enough room for all of us. The rooms were large, clean and the air conditioners worked wonderfully. Kids spent hours in the pool while we enjoyed the incredible view from the back porch. The island offered some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the whole world but there was even plenty of snorkeling to be done from right in front of the house. We got to see eels and stingrays along with other tropical fish right in front of the house. It was truly amazing. The house had WiFi and US satellite TV to keep us in contact with home. Town is 5 minutes golf cart ride away. We felt very safe throughout the stay. Blanca went out of her to make sure we had an incredible vacation."
    Guest: The Family Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Beautiful condo, exactly as described

    "This was our first visit to Roatan and we were very pleased with this condo and it's location. The condo complex is quiet and clean and located just a short walk to West End restaurants/amenities. The condo itself is large and comfortable and decorated beautifully. I really can't think of anything that we found lacking. The water dispenser was useful to have for refilling water bottles (2 full tanks are provided). The property management company was super helpful recommending activities prior to our arrival and then making sure we had everything we needed upon arrival. Overall, an entirely positive experience and we will definitely stay in this condo again on subsequent trips."
    Guest: Catherine C. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 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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