This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Bay Islands reviews
"This condo is beautiful and very comfortable. It was perfect for our stay and very quiet. We only slept and showered there so we liked that this condo was tucked away near the back of the property. Being on the second floor, we could also keep the blinds open the whole time without anyone seeing in, unlike any of the properties on the lower levels or near the pool. We also found a little pathway, out back, that led to all the little eateries, away from the beach, owned by expats. You have to try the little Thai restaurant "Nice and Spicy". There is also a little market, near there, for beer, water, chips, etc. For pizza, you have to try Pizzerama. It is located within the Bananarama resort next door. It is awesome. We often took a water taxi to West End beach for lunch or dinner, as well. The "Rotisserie" was delicious for chicken and you have to try the fish balls at the "Lighthouse" restaurant. Raymond was our favorite water taxi driver. Ask for him if you can. Very important note: bring lots of $1, $5 and $10 bills. Make sure they are in excellent condition, no rips. They can NOT take any money which is torn. Also, the children love American bubble gum, so that is always fun to have for trade. As for dates of travel, I preferred the quiet time which started after Easter sunday. The Honduran mainlanders come to Roatan for their holiday the week, ending Easter sunday. It is one gigantic island party. Fun for a day but really loved the calmness afterwords. The scuba diving is awesome and snorkeling from the beach was well worth renting snorkel gear, the entire time. We even used a sea kayak and paddled to the end and then snorkeled all the way back, towing the kayak behind. So fun. For quick fun on the way back to the airport, check out the Iguana Farm. A little past the airport but worth the extra drive. Tiny little place with thousands of iguanas. You can feed them and touch them all you want. Roatan is a pretty place to visit. Infinity Bay resort is beautiful. Love the towel service too. Thanks for everything."Guest: Tara N. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 26, 2014View listing
"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, 2014View listing
"Sue Ruttman, known throughout Utila as Ms. Sue, owns a cluster of three houses in the Blue Bayou area a mile or so west of town. Round House, the biggest of the three, sits in the middle of a nice beach. Two identical houses, Oyster Lagoon House 1 and 2, sit just across a narrow lane with their backs against a mangrove and their namesake lagoon. Ms. Sue lives in Oyster Lagoon House 1. We rented Oyster Lagoon House 2. We loved the location. We rented bicycles at $2/day from Angel, the friendly guy who takes care of Ms. Sue’s property. The bikes were not in the best of shape, but they served just fine for our nearly daily trips to town and various sightseeing excursions. After nightfall we walked with flashlights in hand because of the poor condition of the roads. The house is in excellent condition. It has a large front room/kitchen/dining area and two identical bedrooms each with their own toilet and shower. The house works for a small family or two couples. There are porches along the front and back. They offer a fine roost for morning coffee and reading. The caretaker, Angel, is around the property nearly every day. He was extremely helpful and even brought us fresh fish he had caught one evening. He handles all your needs, like ordering beer to be delivered and bottled water as needed. We were given a phone when we arrived that we could use to call him any time. The house also comes with several kayaks. We spent a wonderful day kayaking across the islands through a mangrove forest. The beach across the road is less than 50 meters from a great area of reef. How many places in the world can you snorkel in world-class waters just out your front door? Walking 2 minutes further west you find yourself at a dock with a bar. We snorkeled there almost every day. Nearby is the water taxi pick up for Neptune Beach, another fine snorkeling site, this one equipped with a fine restaurant. We highly recommend the Oyster Lagoon House and the Round House."Guest: Robert D. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 6, 2014View listing
"Best vacation ever! We were three couples and two individuals staying in this luxurious 5 bedroom, 5 bath home right on the beach. We never felt overcrowded, even with all eight of us in the common area (although 6 in the plunge pool got a little cozy). The house had all the modern conveniences of home (including satellite TV and Wifi service) with a full kitchen with dishwasher and a laundry room (so you can pack lighter and just run a load of wash mid-week). The best part is the location, right on the beach with a private dock 20 feet from the back door. The reef and the breaking waves are about 200 yards offshore, and you can use the provided snorkeling equipment and kayaks to go out and see the beautiful corals and tropical fish. The back deck and the plunge pool make a nice place to end the day watching the sun set over the Caribbean Sea. In the morning they make a nice place to sit and listen as the island comes to life with kids going to school and fishermen boating along the reef, and all were quick with a hello and a wave. Pirates View is within a quick taxi ride of West End and Anthony’s Key for the shoping, bars and restaurants (You can walk to Anthony’s Key, but the cab ride is easier and safer considering there are no sidewalks along the road). West Bay is a slightly longer cab ride (around 10 minutes), but has more of the “resort beach” atmosphere with shops offering paddle boarding, parasailing and wind surfing along the pristine white sand."Guest: Terri H. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014View listing
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.