Barefoot Cay Resort
What We Love
- The resort’s pontoon boats cross between the cay and the Roatán shore regularly
- Each Loft has views of the cay and the Caribbean Sea
- All meals are made to order at the on-site restaurant
- There’s a great snorkeling spot just a short swim away
- On-site dive shops below the Lofts
- Guest-only exclusivity ensures no crowds
- Barefoot Cay is a 10-minute drive from Roatán’s airport
What To Know
- The Lofts are on the Roatán side of the small channel that divides the island from Barefoot Cay
- Food, drinks, dive equipment, gratuities and some activities are extra
- The on-site restaurant is your only dining option, unless you go to Roatán town
- The resort sprays for no-seeums, but bring bug spray
- All visitors entering Honduras from the U.S. or Canada must have a passport expiration date at least six months after departure date
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Barefoot Cay Resort in Roatan (Brick Bay), you’ll be close to Mahogany Beach and Marbella Beach. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Arch’s Iguana and Marine Park and Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 11 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include an outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Barefoot Cay Resort. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
How to Get There
We stayed in the Cottage for 4 nights and I wish we could have stayed longer. The staff at Barefoot Cay are so friendly and accommodating. To get anywhere around the island, call Ken.
We went to Punta Gorda on Sunday and enjoyed the Garifuna music and people.
Had dinner one night at Cal’s Cuisine. Best fried lobster ever.
Back to the resort. My husband went diving. He enjoyed the guys. It was very windy so visibility was not the best.
I would definitely recommend this resort.
I stayed at Barefoot Cay with a large group. Everything was perfection. From check-in to check-out, the staff and grounds were flawless.
We stayed in both the Dive Dorm and the Two Bedroom Ocean Front Suite. Both were amazing in their own ways.
The Dive dorm was suitable for younger people, a few bunk beds with two bathrooms attached and wooden amours for lockers. Low frills but extremely comfortable and perfect for people who would prefer to spend more money on experiences rather than accommodations. AC was ice cold and a welcome retreat after a long day of hot sun bathing.
For our last few nights we moved to the absolutely astounding Two Bedroom Ocean Front Villa. There were 4 couples, but at no time did we feel cramped or crowded even with more friends visiting for drinks etc. The rooms themselves are 5 star all the way. Comfortable beds, super cold AC with remote and a wonderful bathroom with a large shower. The two rooms are separated by a living space and full kitchen with a small patio that leads to one of the most breathtaking views I've seen.
The Villa opens up to a semi-private little beach. Lawn chairs and a hammock were close by and a small inlet was perfect for hanging out in the crystal clear warm water and watching the incredibly diverse ecosystem of tropical fish, crabs, hermit crabs and coral.
We ate most of our meals off site and in our own Villa, but the food we had at Barefoot Cay was delicious and fresh. I would suggest the Barefoot Burger with (perhaps the best I've ever had) fries on the side. Preferable eaten by the pool with a Tropical Drink or a local beer.
The best part of the entire resort however, was the staff. Attentive, but not in your way. Kind, knowledgeable and always ready to refill your Rum Punch. From Stephanie and the front desk crew, all the way to Ronnie and the bartenders/chef and even the groundskeepers, everyone had a giant smile and a hello ready whenever you saw them.
We snorkeled, we met sloths, we swam and got sun burned and saw giant schools of fish. We had an amazing time.
I cannot recommend Barefoot Cay enough. Book now, and you will not be disappointed.
We usually go every year to St. Martin every April. This year, due to Irma, we switched to Roatan. The Resort is sweet; great rooms; decent food, great people, but the infra-structure is a mess. Enough rain the the first 2 days to seriously hamper going anywhere on the island the rest of the trip...and, when we could go, there is really not much to see. The switch in Houston, as with any plane switch, doubles the time to get there...as really any plane change to go anywhere does. It is a scuba divers destination, as it shares the barrier reef with Belize. It is the cash cow for Honduras, is a political mess right now...but it is far enough off the coast (approx. 70mi.) not to be of any concern. We would only consider going back if they put on direct flights...maybe. You do not rent a car. Period. Hire a driver to go anywhere...they stay and wait while you do whatever you do, no matter how long. Not expensive.
Air & Transport: American 1/week Saturday flight from DFW. Barefoot took care of transport to and from!
Pre-stay questions: Stephanie was quick to respond to any and all questions we had. After seeing a segment on NBC news on the topic, we asked Stephanie if there were any local charities that could use some supplies from the US and she had two great charities to suggest. We brought some children medicine for a local clinic and got some donations from my office for a local educational charity there! So happy to help!
Why Barefoot? We initially were going to stay on the west side. We’d read that’s where you should stay, but, because of an error, Booking.com suggested Barefoot as an alternative. We are SO happy with how things ended up. More below.
Diving: We ended up booking at Barefoot and decided to get scuba certified before we came. So glad we did. Barefoot’s dive shop was very accommodating to our beginner status … and any level diver, really. Everyone we met had a great dive. The team made sure, no matter the weather as well (as it rained a few days), we would go to a spot that would be a great dive. The first two days we attended the 8:30 am dive, then every day thereafter we were on both morning dives. They made sure we stayed hydrated and always enjoyed the watermelon on the (super short) rides back to the shop!
Accommodations: Awesome, awesome, awesome! We were in the cottage and it was so relaxing, and so quiet! I’m so glad we didn’t stay on the “west-side,” as I’m sure we wouldn’t have had as many quiet afternoon naps as we did here. The rain may have made some bugs come in one night, and the staff was quick and friendly to help us ‘raid’ them out, while not harming any cute geckos that I’m aware of 😊 .
Food & Drink: We opted for the meal package and glad we did. They had a set menu, and it had enough options for us to be happy with it for a week, even when I couldn’t enjoy some of the items with my bivalve allergy. We focused on diving the entire week, so we really didn’t get out much otherwise. Water was filtered and I drank from the tap and used my toothbrush in the faucet and all was well with my sensitive stomach.
Activities Other than Diving: We did leave to visit the sloth sanctuary, which was not far from Barefoot. It was great, and they arranged a taxi for us to take us there and back. We did not go out at night; not really our thing. Others that stayed at Barefoot used the kayaks, brought their fishing poles, some of the kids did their own “Bubble Certificate” where they got to wear the diving gear in the pool, others went out in the evening, did ziplining… and everyone had a smile on their face.
Really cool things: Barefoot gives you a cell phone that you can use in the room or even take with you if you go out. As I usually get confused with international plans and technology in general, I really appreciated this and thought it was a great idea!
We recently stayed at the Barefoot Cay Resort and really enjoyed ourselves! Gary, the property manager and his wife offer a very personable service and even brought the guests homemade treats like chocolate chip cookies and frozen banana treats on few occasions. They have a few dogs on the property and they make frequent appearances greeting the guests! The rooms were very nice and had the BEST mattress & bedding I have ever slept on in a hotel! All the staff were very helpful and went out of their way to accommodate your request. There were a few negatives however. There really isn't much of a beach and it is very remote with no where to really walk to if you are into that. So If you want to lounge by a pool at a small, boutique hotel, this is the place for you! I also need to mention the infamous Roatan Sand Fleas. They are a problem. To BFC's credit, they spray for them multiple times a day and will do more upon request, but they are everywhere. Even at the pool. Bug spray didn't seem to help much.