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Roatan Affordable Beach Apts., Diving,Fishing and Persona guidence Servvice.

Sandy Bay, Honduras
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay6 nights

Spacious apartments will sleep 1-3 persons. King size bedding Full size kitchen

Hobbies Hideaway is located on a half mile stretch of white sand beach, with crystal clear waters in the Sandy Bay area of Roatan, just 4km outside of West End. This area represents some of most unspoiled reef area of the Roatan Marine Reserve, with popular dive sites within swimming distance from your beach front apartment.

Explore the coral reef and its pristine beauty of underwater corals, fish and flora. Centrally located between West End and Coxen Hole with banks, ATM's, duty free shops, grocery stores and fine Honduran gift shops with island culture. Our area is undisturbed without the high end tourism. Quiet and tranquil yet close to all attractions. We provide airport transportation to the lodging at no charge.

Honduran coffee is provided free. Many other amenities are provided at no cost with in the apartments and personalized guidance to the island


The large apartment has a private bath, fully equipped kitchen, all kitchen ware, purified water, tiled floors, ceiling fans, air conditioning and orthopedic bedding. The apartment faces the beach and reef. Outside your front door is a large entertainment area for socializing, watching the spectacular sunsets or observing the marine life. .BBQ available on the beach to cook fresh local fresh caught fish,shrimp and conch. Free coffee. The Apartment has cold air conditioning for humid and hot days. The Bedroom has your choice 0f King, Queen and twin beddings.


Sue Hobson

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Sue Hobson

We are orignally from the Florida Keys Diving the reefs of Fla,. In earlier years it was unsurpassed. Then we discovered Roatan on a vacation. We came to fish and dive but decided to retire here.

Sue Hobson purchased this Apartment in 2005

Why Sue Hobson chose Sandy Bay

The beach front is beautiful,. Sunsets a different one every night .Being able to swim to the reef without a boat keeps you in shape.

What makes this Apartment unique

No stress ,peace and quiet with the ecological natural beauty of the area. If your seeking to escape the crowds of tourism at high end resorts our area is quiet and undiscovered but close to high end tourism areas


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Den Area
        1 twin/ single, Single bed will sleep a adult or adolence or two small child
      • Master Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 queen, Queen size also available separate unit
      • KING SIZE or Queen size Bed (1)win or Single Beds in den living room area ,sleeping an additional person. Baby Cribs on request for infants,


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Vanity sink,hairdryer. Personal drawers
      • Full shower with hot and cold water. no Jacuzzi tub

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          The beach is a direct view
        • Beachfront
          Beach front right outside the door of your apartment. Sandy Bay beach offers 1/2 mile of white shoreline without the hordes of Cruise Ship personal and beach peddlers in West Bay
        • Downtown
          Coxen's Hole consider to be largest community area on Roatan. For a true culture experience with many Honduran restaurants at reasonable prices. Here is the major commence areas with banks,etc
        • Ocean View
          Open view of the Roatan marine park reef and open ocean beyond. Easiest swim without a boat from shore (shallow water) or deep water at end of pier.
        • Oceanfront
          Direct view of the ocean and reef from the open air patio socializing area with BBQ on the beach
        • Water View
          Clear shallow water to the reef area. Excellent for bonefish, permit and other species
        • Waterfront
          Facing north closest reef to the Roatan Marine preserve


            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Living room is spacious 32" T.V. DVD player. DVDs . Also can accommodate extra bedding
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Cold air conditioning for those needed hot days and nights. Turn off when out on day excursions. There oversize and will cool down the apartment fast.
                    • Dialup Access
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Available free for conformation of safe arrival to family or friends. business transactions by prepaid card on island server TIGO or Claro. USA roaming is expensive. Use our phones on the time card
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Free Wi-Fi from the social patio, beach, or apartment.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens are provided and changed on your request. No one enters the apartment when you're not there. Your privacy is revered.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Clothes line provided for in house wash out of personal items. Beach breeze drys bathing suits fast
                    • Mobile Phone
                      Fee use of loaner phone. Deposit required. Purchase of phone card time Cost of $5.00. calls $0.06 a minute
                    • Parking
                      Free ample parking behind the apartment in a safe area. Plenty of turn around room. Monitored
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Main road just 600 yards for taxi service or $1.00 shuttle bus Spacious parking area for up to 8 vehicles Lighted area and driveway lights
                    • Telephone
                      Free loaner phone to call back to loved ones. Carry for your personal use to ask questions of staff or interpretations. Purchase call time for $5.00. Security deposit of $50.00 on activation
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels come with the rental, beach towels also provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Service is provided by wash and fold at a nearby laundromat. Free pickup and delivery. Usually same day service.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Direct, Modem connection, password required.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                          Delivery of pizza, Chinese food, or Bojanles chicken is available. In house cook available for a extra charge.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All small appliances available. Full set of top quality FARBERWARE stainless steel cookware 1 to 6 Qt. pots. Fry pans. Measuring spoons to blenders. Saves money and time from dinning out
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Complete service for 6 persons.
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen is fully equipped with all small appliance from coffee maker to pancake griddle. Crock pot and all kitchen ware . service for 6 persons. Just add provisions.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Free Honduran coffee provided during your stay
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Limited spices. Salt Pepper, quality Honduran coffee ,sugar.creamer provided at no extra cost
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size with top freezer
                        • Stove
                          Built in stove top. Some apartments have gas.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Outside or inside the apartment. Set on the veranda patio area and watch the sun sets. Breakfast tables on patio deck
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                  patio library, many selections
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Spanish and English channels provided by cable company. No snow channels
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  32" - 40'' flat screen in apartments.
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys for kids, kayaks and paddle boats free for use for bigger kids or paddle to the reef for snorkeling.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Boat
                                      There are boat excursion available at extra costs. Paddle boats, Kayaks are free of use to the reef
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The open air deck is covered. lots of room for lounge chairs . Table settings provided. Great for watching the sunsets while Bar B Bqueing
                                    • Golf
                                      Discount to black pearl Golf course
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 -2 man/women kayaks available free use Mangrove tunnels close by for exploration.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Covered Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Beautiful ecological pond area close to apartment great for bird watching
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      The outdoor charcoal grill is great for cookouts with friends or neighbors. Churassco steak, chorizo, fresh seafood is excellent. BBQ on the beach.Saves money and time from dinning out
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Snorkeling gear and safety vests are provided at no costs


                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Smoking is allowed outside on the large social patio area. We prefer no smoking in the apartment.
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef
                                            • Staff


                                                • arboretum
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Snorkeling equipment provided ,motor skiffs available, Charter offshore fishing,flats fishing, Island tours available. our tours you will see the whole island a full day tour, Lighthouse estates, West Bay , West End, Punta Gorda Oak Ridge, Jonesville .Hole in the Wall. more.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  36 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Wonderful 12 day stay at Hobbies!

                                                                  jeff r.

                                                                  The room was clean, and right on the beach. The reef right in front is spectacular for snorkeling. I completed my open water diving at Blue water divers, which is a short walk. We fell in love with a local dog that hangs out at Hobbies, Bingemena... Sue made sure we had everything we needed. Ronald picked us up from the airport... We met some really great people while staying there. It’s a cozy comfortable place. The cabs only cost L100 ($4) to the West End.

                                                                  Beautiful week!

                                                                  Dianne S.

                                                                  We just spent an amazing week here! Thank you Sue for everything including the champagne and orange juice! I can't say enough about Ronald and his assistance with everything. We love your quant place and it had everything we needed! Enjoyed grilling with Mike and Rose Marie. Shrimp kabobs, lobster tails, steaks! Nom-nom. 🤣�

                                                                  Clean,comfortable, convenient to West End, very quiet and relaxing

                                                                  Connie B.

                                                                  We enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks to John, Sue, and Ronald. The snorkel trip was awesome. Hope to see you all again.

                                                                  Sue and John as owners are very hospitable.

                                                                  Angela W.

                                                                  John and Sue, the owners, are very hospitable. The accommodations are simple, clean, quiet and certainly adequate. They have a clean private beach, pier and deck area. Good reef access and great free diving off a kayak or by direct swim. The reef area offers good variety of fish and coral compared to more populated areas. John and Ronald are very good fishermen with good boats.

                                                                  Great little spot

                                                                  Vicki C.

                                                                  John and Sue, the owners, are very kind and did anything we requested. They were very helpful in giving directions and pointing out places of interest. They have a little hotel, in that there are three units and a communal patio, which is great if you're into convivial times. The rooms are very clean and their spot of beach is also raked and kept pristine. It's near Sandy Bay so not close to the busier West Bay. If you don't require your own private patio, you will love this spot. The rooms are around $100 a night, and it's very quiet and peaceful there. Plus, they all have air conditioners!

                                                                  Roatan is extremely "buggy," and even though John and Sue had a variety of bug sprays nothing really worked so he prepared for bites. Also, the reef is quite a ways out from shore. They give guests one trip out in a boat, which is a nice amenity. And clean sheets whenever you want them! It was lovely.

                                                                  Excellent quiet place to enjoy the beach and snorkling!

                                                                  Dana K.

                                                                  We stayed here a week and it was our first time to Roatan. John made it as easy as possible to book the room, picked us up at the airport and dropped us off again. He even ran us to the local grocery store if we needed anything.

                                                                  We snorkled right off the dock and saw a variety of fish including eels, blue tangs, starfish and too many types of reef fish to count.

                                                                  The room was excellent, was right on the beach, had great air conditioning and a kitchen to cook our own meals. There is a common use deck with fans that is a great place to sit and relax.

                                                                  John and Sue were very nice and accommodating.

                                                                  We will definitely book with them again when we come back to Roatan.

                                                                  The room and location was ideal, especially if you want a quiet place where you'll see more fish than people.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hello Dana, Thank you for a great review. We do have a unique area and the snorkeling is some of the best in front. No boat need to reach the reef This is what we try and do, make your vacation a memorable one!!

                                                                  Hobbies,Sue,Ronald and Taboo thank you.


                                                                  Sandy Bay, Honduras

                                                                  Snorkel excursions to best of the reef, Dive certifications, Offshore fishing, Excellent bone fishing on the flats, rental boats available, Marine ecological park in front of beach apts., popular dive sites. Underwater museum, Dolphin encounters and show close to us, disco bars, nightlife, . Canopy Zip line,24 landings. Total island tours, Personal guides available. many local attractions are a $2.00 p/p taxi ride away from Hobbies. Located in a private community area within a easy taxi ride to major attractions close to Hobbies Hideaway


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Reservation cancellations forfeit deposit 45 days before arrival, Airline or travel itinerary delays illness or acts of God deposits or rental time are not refundable. Change of date or location during requested rental time no refunds Free shuttle service from airport or ferry. Initial supermarket stop on arrival The Honduran currency changes in value. Currently American cash brings a higher rate of exchange. We suggest cash as you get more value for the dollar. lock boxes in apartments

                                                                  36 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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