Beautifully handcrafted Villa with all of the amenities. All size of groups accommodated, up to 6 guests comfortably (8 people possible with pull out couch). All 3 bedrooms have on suite bathrooms. Travertine throughout the main floor. Venetian Plastered walls and double sealed windows and doors offer a luxurious and quiet vacation. Large Honduran mahogany kitchen with handpicked Italian granite hosts American sized top end appliances. Full width deck from the living room and master bedroom boast 180 degree views of the beach, ocean, and reef. The decks off the guest suites have excellent viewing of the common grounds and mountains. The rooftop game room and spectacular full roof level deck is complete with entertaining 10 including the scenic view from the rooftop pool. Totaling 3 beds, pull out couch, and 2 home theaters it is great for the whole family. Elegant furnishings and memory foam bedding provides a restful vacation. The views are unbeatable and the location is ideal. A romantically set 5-star restaurant only steps away. Its the Roatan Island Utopia.
- Villa3600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Oceanfront Villa with Views from Rooftop Pool
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 15, 2018
About Matt Adkins
Villa del RIU has been a dream of ours since we first sank our toes in the silky white sand beaches of West Bay. Roatan is such a special place for us and I am sure it will be for you too. The friendly people and welcoming culture make Roatan a home to everyone that visits.
Matt Adkins purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Matt Adkins chose Lighthouse Estates
This location is ideal for any reason of vacation. West Bay has an amazing white sand beach with warm waters and world class diving and snorkeling. It also hosts numerous cruise ships and visitors every year. Villa del RIU is minutes from all of the action but far enough to be private and secluded offering the best of both entertainment and relaxation.
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The villa was really nice with spectacular sunset views! The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked if you want to prepare any meals yourself. They do provide a water cooler with jugs of water which is nice so you don't have to buy water at the store. The resort is pretty private and quiet. Because the beach is only accessible through the property it is not accessed by anyone outside of the resort. The resort staff were all excellent! The food and drinks were great. We would definitely consider returning for another visit.
We arrived at the villa and it was as beautiful as it is in the pictures and so much more. The villa was perfect, luxurious and exceeded our expectations. We travel alot and have rented homes and villas all over the Carribean and this was at the top of our list. The entire property is beautiful and peaceful. The restaurant Kismet and the snorkling right off of the beach was fantastic. I definitely plan on visiting Roatan and the Villa again. Matt was very responsive and informative, the staff at the front desk and restaurant were awesone and our driver Juan Carlos was THE BEST. He catered to our desires and was always available to drive us all where ever we wanted to go. He booked our tours and ensured that we were well taken care of and satisfied. Thanks again Matt and Juan. You will not be disappointed vacationing in Villa de Rui.
The best trip to the tropics we've ever had.
Although my review is months later, the afterglow of fantastic trip still lingers with us. We used a person Matt knew to shuttle us to & from the airport. They were really nice people - we stopped at the grocery store on the way to the home, and found everything as amazing as the pictures showed. The home is completely first class in construction and superbly appointed.
Our shuttle friends arranged for a private tour of Cayos Cochinos for the four of us. We had a certified boat captain, with a local expert snorkeler to act as a guide. He carried a life jacket on a tether in case one of us had needed it. They brought food & drinks and were completely focused on our having a great time.
We didn't realize the native language of Roatan is English - while the locals are bi-lingual, we noticed they mostly spoke English with each other. I had been semi-braced to recall my Spanish from high school - which is now reduced to being completely fluent in ordering anything Spanish on a menu, and most forms of libation.
After years of going to Mexico where we were constantly seen as a target to get ripped off, or catcalls about what they wanted to do to my blonde haired wife, Roatan was completely the opposite. People were respectful and happy to have us there. The staff at Matt's property were very friendly and easy to work with for the few needs we had. I've never felt so welcome outside of the U.S..
I describe our experience at this property as "we had our own private Poipu, a state beach on Kauai." The snorkeling off of the beach was as nice as was we saw at Cayos. 83F water is ridiculously pleasant to slide into, and the protected area around this beach made for easy in & out every day.
We found the kitchen well appointed and made some really superb meals. We also used the restaurant on the beach, which we felt did a great job.
We did not rent a car only because this was our first trip. We didn't feel a need to rent one - we had the shuttle team do a mid-week grocery store run. While we are planning to go back to Matt's place, we probably wouldn't rent a car so long as we had access to the shuttle car team. But, it's hilly in Roatan, and with lot's of kids you'd want to have one since walking off the beach is up or down.
Disappointing Stay - Construction!!
I booked this property (3 bed 3 bath condo with roof top pool) for a family vacation. My husband and I have visited Roatan on many occasions but it was my parents first trip and privacy and quiet were at the top of their want list. I found the property through VRBO but was asked by the owner to communicate directly. I specifically asked about privacy and quiet and was assured that is not a problem at The Meridian as most of the owners don't rent their units. Unfortunately he did NOT disclose the fact that the entire property is under construction. Workers started at 7 a.m. sharp every single day in the unit NEXT DOOR and all throughout the property!! We literally fled the unit every morning to escape the noise.
Additionally, repairmen were in our unit for 5 hours on one day repairing a washing machine that was locked out to us. I understand the need for repairs but that should be done when the place is not rented out.
We lost power twice (which is normal on this island) but in a property that charges this much they should have a generator at the ready and operating. We also were without water on 2 occasions.
The roof top deck and pool were lovely but the lack of shade made this space completely unusable unless you want to feel like a turkey on Thankgiving Day!
As to this particular unit... there is no on site host so if you have issues you have to contact the owner who is out of the country. Not very convenient.
All in all, the unit was nice and well appointed as advertised but I was quite disappointed and cannot in give this place a good review. This unit was the most expensive place we have ever stayed and I was incredibly disappointed. I have sent an email to the owner asking for 1 night + tax refund. I feel that this is a reasonable request. I still have not heard back from him.
This place is amazing!
I wanted to write a review for your place, because I felt that strongly about the awesome value it is and how much we enjoyed staying here. We have stayed at many VRBO homes, but this one is exceptional. So here it goes...
This is the perfect place to stay on Roatan. It is our 4th time to visit the island and we have stayed at The Meridian Lighthouse Point each time. We love the area where your home is located and would only pick yours because of it’s location and how nicely you have it decorated. Close enough to all the fun the island has to offer, but with it’s own secluded beach. The home is amazing, all new and beautiful. We love how you can escape upstairs onto the outdoor deck with private swimming pool. It overlooks the beautiful ocean. So much privacy and yet your outside overlooking an incredible view of the sea.
Down the stairs and your right there close to the main pool and little cafe/bar area as well. Beach is only a few steps away. We love it!
We rented a van and drove to the very other side of the island where we could take the boats through the mangrove trees. It was awesome. We went to a little restaurant/bar where it’s only accessible by boat and had such a great time. Thank you for making all of this possible.
I am overwhelmed at what a great property you have. Perfect location, and so beautiful.
Thanks again for allowing us to stay here. We love your place!
Thank you Ronnie! We have really enjoyed you and your family visiting our villa for the last 3 consecutive years. Its been a pleasure getting to know you and we are always excited to see the pictures of your visits. Thank you again for staying with us over and again. We are already looking forward to the next visit.
Amazing Anniversary Trip!
My husband and I booked a week long trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and could not have had a more relaxing and romantic vacation. The villa is absolutely beautiful and had everything we needed for a week of tuning out and unwinding. The grounds are beautiful and, though there was construction going on, it was so quiet that we hardly noticed. The beds were very comfortable and we found that we were up with the sun every day, refreshed and ready for the days adventures. Prior to arriving, Matt was very responsive to our many questions and was able to provide a ton of information on how to get around, what places to try, what to bring with us (and what to leave behind) and the best places to rent snorkeling gear. He recommended that we spend at least one day out on the island with Juan Carlos and it was well worth it! We tried zip-lining, ate the local cuisine, toured the mangroves and learned the history of the island along the way.
Under the right conditions the snorkeling right off the beach was amazing and even better than what we experienced in West Bay. After spending a day out in the water, Kismet was a fun place to relax and unwind. Grabbing a Salva Vida and enjoying some lobster tacos while watching the sunset was the perfect way to end a day. We can't wait to go back and wouldn't hesitate to stay at Villa del RIU again. What an amazing anniversary!
Villa del RIU is located right on a silky white sand beach at the western point of Roatan. Excellent snorkeling, diving, and fishing right off the beach. The restaurant/bar is top notch. Views from the villa are breath-taking in so many directions. A short 10 minute walk to the popular West Bay Beach with large resorts, shopping, dive shops, and markets. A quick water taxi ride to West End for an island nightlife, clubs, and cultural shopping. The villa is within a short walk to days worth of adventure, pristine beach, and best reef in the Caribbean. However just far enough from busy beaches, crowds of the cruise ships, and nightlife for when you want to relax, have a romantic retreat, or take a shady siesta in a hammock listening to the waves. Its the best of both vacations in one location.