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Roatan is one of the beautiful Islas de la Bahia (Bay Islands), located off the north coast of Honduras, in the western Caribbean. Long a favorite spot of divers and snorkelers, for its crystal clear waters and vibrant coral reef, Roatan is becoming an increasingly popular and well known Caribbean holiday destination.
Our property is located in Sandy Bay, on the north coast of the island. The area is secluded and private, located well away from the tourist spots which draw the cruise shippers and partiers, but it is not isolated. Our cabana is part of a small community of houses located in a lush jungle setting, complete with mango trees and almond trees, beside a beautiful stretch of beach. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy, this is the spot.
Our cabana home is the bottom half of a duplex, located a stone’s throw from the beach and dock on Sundancer Lane. Completed in 2009, it has two bedrooms, one bath room, a kitchen and a living room. Since the pictures posted on this site, we have screened in the deck, which provides a good deal of additional 'bug free' living space.
There is air conditioning in the bedrooms and ceiling fans in all rooms. We have a small flat screen television in the living room and a second TV in the small bedroom, both with cable. We also have a small ipod dock. Wifi is included. We have also installed a small safe in the cabana.
While the area is quiet and secluded, it is located only a five minute drive from two grocery stores, ten minutes from West End, a nearby town catering largely to tourists and divers, and a twenty minute drive from West Bay, the most popular beach on the island. Through our property manager, you can obtain day passes for access to the Mayan Princess, a resort on West Bay, with access to their pool, beach area and parking.
Blue Island Divers is located just a minute or two away down the beach.
In addition to the numerous restaurants in West End, there is a local “pub” style restaurant a very short walk away, the “Blue Parrot”, and a number of good restaurants nearby, a short distance by car or taxi. As well, the “Salty Mango”, a short walk along the beach, serves good breakfast and lunch.
We have access to a private, locked dock which you can use as your base for some of best snorkeling in the Caribbean, for swimming or as a shaded spot to set up a hammock and enjoy the cooling breeze coming off the water. The dock is also the perfect spot to sit back enjoy a drink at the end of the day, while watching the sun set over the Caribbean.
Our property manager, Vanessa, lives close by. Depending on when you arrive, she may be able to pick you up from the airport or arrange for transportation (price of transport included for stays of 7 days or more for weekend arrivals or departures) and will help by suggesting itineraries or assisting in arranging trips or excursions. Vanessa can also assist in arranging housekeeping, if desired, for an additional fee.
This cabana has all that you will need. The beds are comfortable. There is always hot water for showers. The fans in the bedrooms and kitchen/living room are all that we needed to keep a comfortable temperature in the cabana. We never needed to use the air conditioners. Drinking water was provided in 5 gallon plastic jugs. There is a selection of snorkel gear and flotation devices available to use as well a couple of hammocks to take down to the private dock. The main reef is a fair swim away. But between there and the dock there is plenty of coral structure and flats with turtle grass to keep the interest of any snorkeler. I saw lobster, conch, starfish, all sorts of reef fish and some baby needlefish and barracuda. I would recommend to use a boat charter to see the island from the waterside. There is not much to see from the main road except some great vistas of both north and south shores if you travel up east of the island. We used handsonfishingroatan at gmail dot com and they would pick you up as well as drop you off from the end of our private dock. We got to experience handline fishing for small tuna and barracuda as well as take in the beauty of the island all the way down to west bay and back. I would highly recommend them. We did the ziplining at Pirates of the Caribbean - that was a lot of fun also. I would suggest you note any days that cruiseships come in as they do tend to crowd the popular places and activities with their guests. So plan accordingly. Shopping is close by at Eldon's supermarkets. No point renting a car. Use the taxis and buses instead and travel with the locals. The only disappointment of the whole trip is the exit fee charged at the airport of US $46.20 per person. So for our family of 4 = $185.00 - but this has nothing to do with the accommodation. So don't be afraid, book it and enjoy your stay in Roatan.
I have stayed at this cabana on 4 trips to Roatan in the last 4 years. This cabana has a screened deck on the front where you can enjoy the fresh air and breeze without any concern for bugs. The setting is absolutely peaceful and the most noise is usually from the odd torrential downpour in rainy season or the wind rustling through the trees. Air conditioning units in the 2 bedrooms readily take away any excess heat to get that perfect sleep The unit has good internet and cable TV with CNN , FOX and CBC Toronto for Canadians and all the basics to be able to adequately self-cater in a comfortable manner. Vanessa is a professional, helpful property manager living nearby who can assist you with any questions.
The Sun Dancer location in Sandy Bay provides easy access to Coxen Hole and the airport (less than 10 minute drive) where there are a couple of well stocked supermarkets. Here you can readily obtain all your grocery requirements. Certainly renting a car makes life easier but if you choose to use taxis these are also readily available by just walking up to the highway, 200yds, and are undoubtedly cheaper as long as you negotiate the fare. You will likely share with other passengers but just ensure the rate for your ride on getting in the taxi.You can eat out and get a drink at the Blue Parrott which is a small restaurant and bar on the Sun Dancer property just a 2 minute walk. A number of restaurants and dive shops are a short ride away in the West End and at West Bay on the westend of the island
If you want to relax in a hammock you can sling 2 on the deck, but better still walk down to the private gated dock and walk out to the end of the pier. Here you can put hammocks under the palapa and enjoy shade and the sea breeze. This is just a couple of minute walk from the cabana. Also, you can stroll the beach . Snorkelling from this dock is good and the sea life and reef truly spectacular.
The surroundings here are relaxing and there are no issues with safety. I rate this location as the ideal for those that do not want to be lost in crowds of tourists but you can readily have an evening out with more activity just down the road in the West End.
Spent a week at the cabana and it was fantastic! Ian was great to deal with via email for inquiries and booking and Vanessa ensured I had everything I needed. Location of the cabana is perfect it offered everything I needed. The cabana is also screened so it was amazing to be able to sit on the porch without being eaten alive by mosquitos. I highly recommend this place and would definitely rent again.
The cabana was clean and comfortable and fully furnished and equipped. Centrally located. The price was very affordable. My family and I enjoyed our time there. Would definitely recommend.
We spent two weeks and it was perfect. We had everything we needed there, think about something ... it is probably somewhere in the house (my favorites : espresso machine, icepack and cooler to bring drinks to the dock or anywhere in the car). The hotel that we have acces to is really nice, it really add something to the trip (tips : bring drink in the cooler and transfert it into glass when needed, so except food it cost nothing going to this perfect beach ;). Snorkeling is reeeeaally good, it might look far but it is not that far. Everybody can get there. Lots of fish. We dive with the dive shop that you can walk to from the beach , again , everything was perfect.
You definitely need a car, without one, it would not have been that nice.
I totaly recommend it.
Me and my family stayed at this cabana during 2015 easter week and i have to say, we found this rental just perfect for us! The cabana is exactly as shown on the pictures, there is a fully equiped kitchen where you can prepare your meals, there is a living room with ceiling fan and two spacious bedrooms with air conditioning and wifi internet in all the property. There is a screened front porch where you can seat at night and take the fresh air without bugs arround. The beach is just a short walk from the cabana (like 45 meters), actually there is a great view of the beach from the kitchen, its very close. You will find a beautiful private dock on the beach, obviously you are provided with a key to go in and enjoy of stunning sunsets, you can hang a hammock there and just relax! Despite it was the high season, it felt so peaceful as expected, just away from all the hustle. The main road is also nearby, so if you dont want to rent a car, you can find a taxi easily. We will definetively go back.
Located just down the beach from the Blue Island Divers dive shop, where you can rent kayaks and paddleboards.
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