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Recent Bay Islands reviews

  • Palms Condo

    "The condo at the Palms was a great location on the island and a nice home inside. It's located just outside of town, so it's a little quieter than the center of town - you'll want bikes or a golf cart if you plan to go into town regularly. We did our dive certification next door at Coral View Resort, and so the location was also convenient for that. The house served its purpose well. I wished there had been some screens for the doors so that we could keep air flowing without letting all the bugs in. However, there were several fans, which helped significantly. The home is a full time vacation rental, so it's supplies and decorations are basic and pretty sparse. However, the owner was very helpful and friendly both during the planning stage and during our stay. The rooftop palapa overlooking the lagoon was the best outdoor space at the condo and we spent our cocktail hour there in the evenings."
    Guest: Angela B. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 23, 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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  • Best property on West Bay Beach!

    "We just returned from a week at St. Mac's villa and it definitely was one of our favorite vacation spots. Last year we were at Infinity Bay and walked by St. Mac's everyday. I made it my goal to book this place and did so as soon as we got home. We were not disappointed, you just walk out the door onto your own sand, beach chairs, beach!!! No more resort, waking up at 7am to save a chaise by the pool. This was one of the best decisions we made! You never have to leave the West Bay, walk out the door, go diving, snorkeling, swimming! Watch the most beautiful sunsets every night! We stayed in the beachfront, 1 bedroom lower level unit. Very Spacious updated, this unit had every amenity, we were very happy!! Thank you for sharing your home!!"
    Guest: Diane & Lou Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 4, 2014
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  • Great Location in West Bay

    "Casa De Paradise was very well described. It is in an excellent location in West Bay. One of the best rental kitchens that I have even been in, with good knives even! I cook a lot on our vacations and I was lacking nothing. The front deck overlooking the beach was amazing. My husband was in the hammock every day. The fruit truck came every few days and we were able to walk down to the docks early in the morning and buy fish from the locals. We used Mayan Divers as suggested from the owners and had a great diving experience that was VERY convenient. We would walk up the beach every day and check out nightly dinner specials. Don't miss the $15 2 tail lobster dinner at Beachers two doors down. Unless you want to go cruising the island, you don't need a car. If you do, we walked down to "The Mall" and rented from Yony for $50/day. We stocked up at the grocery store on the ride in front the airport. This was a very easy, convenient and relaxing vacation for us at this location. The only reason I did not give a 5 star rating was because of the music from the resort next door. The people renting the other unit behind us did not hear it like we did, but we had to listen to the club music next door. If we would have been with a group of friends and drinking and chatting until 11pm, we would have thought nothing of it. However, we were ready for bed at 9p and our neighbors were not. Nice thing is that is stopped at 11pm on the dot each night. I did contact the owner regarding this and she responded very promptly and was concerned. However, each hotel and property is allowed to enjoy their music until 11pm. Like I said, I am sure that there are many vacationers that this would not even be an issue for. Tips or enjoying West Bay-1. Bring lots of small bills. You pay more when it is charged on your credit card and we tended to overpay for things because we did not have smaller bills. 2. Load a suitcase with some non-perishable food. They have the same things the US has in their stores, but so much more expensive. 3. Get it in your mind that you WILL get a massage! $20 for a 40 minute massage on the beach should not be passed up and get at least one or two while you are there! Casa de Paradise was a great place to be!"
    Guest: Happy Vacationer Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 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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