Las Verandas Hotel & Villas
What We Love
- Stunning sunsets and Caribbean views from the villas' private pools, patios and bedrooms
- The beach and infinity pools are exclusively for guests, so no crowds or pesky vendors in sight
- Access to Roatán’s first and only championship golf course, designed by Pete and Perry Dye
- Water sports and excursions (scuba diving, kayaking, sunset cruises) arranged at the adjacent beach club
What To Know
- Not all villas are identical; some have private pools, others have two bedrooms and full kitchens
- The resort is still being developed; some rooms and suites are under construction
- A spa will be added in 2015
- A five percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
At first glance, the whitewashed exteriors of the chic, European-style villas are reminiscent of a Greek island resort, but Las Verandas’ main design inspiration is Roatán’s idyllic natural environment. Cream-colored flooring of conchuela (Mexican shell stone) runs throughout the villas and exterior patios, mirroring the warm sands of the beach just below. Interiors are modern but showcase Central American designs, like Honduran mahogany trim and woven huipiles (colorful garments worn by indigenous women) on the walls. Pathways connecting the villas are lined with palm trees and “piedras de Adoquin,” the same hand-cut stones found in Honduras’ Mayan ruins.
Bed and Bath
Six freestanding villas hold 12 guestrooms, each with luxurious creature comforts (including WiFi and 42-inch flatscreen TVs) but slightly different layouts and amenities. You can request one or two bedrooms, a private pool, a kitchen or a full villa. Ceilings are magnificently high, and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for direct ocean views. Bathrooms are spacious and differ slightly (bathtubs, outdoor showers, etc.), but they all provide a large shower and a twin sink vanity with travertine countertops. Full kitchens with sleek stainless steel appliances can be stocked at two excellent nearby markets: Eldon’s Supermarket and the Bulk Gourmet.
The Palapa Restaurant & Bar exudes a casual vibe, with indoor/outdoor seating overlooking the infinity pools and beach below, but the all-day menu, with such Caribbean specialties as yucca-encrusted snapper, is seriously delicious. The Black Pearl, Roatán’s only championship golf course, is arguably Las Verandas’ most exclusive feature. Guests have direct access to the 18-hole course, which was designed by the award-winning father-son team Pete and Perry Dye. The Black Pearl dive shop, at the adjacent beach club, offers snorkeling and scuba diving (from certification classes to master dives) along the barrier reef, just five minutes from the shore.
In the Area
Pristine Bay is a wonderfully secluded escape, but it’s always nice to explore beyond the resort grounds, especially in Roatán. The front desk can arrange a number of exciting excursions and day trips, from off-road buggy tours throughout the island’s lush interior to snorkeling with bottlenose dolphins at Roatán’s Institute of Marine Science. There is also a five-star spa, La Pina Spa & Health Club, just beyond Las Verandas’ main entrance. And if you’ve exhausted the Palapa menu, Roatán offers plenty of international options, such as Entre Pisco y Nazca, which specializes in modern Peruvian fare.
How to Get There
This is the best hotel you can find on Roatan and I ensure you will spend a nice and relaxing time there. The rooms & villas are on the highest level with a modern and beautiful design. As the restaurant expert from Europe I was positively surprised about the menu and wine selection. The waiters has a proper knowledge how to serve the wine and food was very delicious and well done prepared with a good level of the food presentation. So enjoy 😉
Dramatic oceanview , great pool , fantastic private beach with paddle and kayak .Comfortable place having all you need for a pleasant stay . Front desk staff especially helpfull . Property very quiet and clean .
This was our second trip to Las Verandas for spring break and it didn't disappoint. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and the grounds very well maintained. April is not a busy time for Las Verandas so we shared the entire resort with a few other folks. It is a little bit of a drive from West Bay but if you like privacy and quiet you cant beat it!
We stayed at Las Verandas in mid-March and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were 3 families with children and found enough to keep us busy, yet relax during our 4 day stay. The hotel is quite remote but we did venture into a nearby town for dinner one night and that was easy. The hotel occupancy felt a bit low which made getting chairs by the pool and tables for lunch and dinner very easy, especially for our large group. The staff was nice and helpful with booking transportation to/from airport etc. The property is beautiful and well kept. We took long walks along the roads and golf course each day and it was beautiful and we felt very safe. There isn't a spa or workout facility at the hotel and the lobby gift shop had very few things. The hotel driver stopped at the main grocery store on our way to the hotel from the airport and that was perfect. The hotel did provide us with plenty of complementary bottled water.
We stayed in the large villa and it was beautiful. We were right on the edge of the property which made getting to the neighboring Beach Club property very easy. We used our own pool quite a bit as well as the washer/dryer in our unit. The food choices are a bit limited on the property (one restaurant for lunch and another for dinner with similar menus) and since leaving the property isn't that easy, we liked having the beach club restaurant next door as another option.
The beach was clean and pretty and the water was very calm and shallow, which was nice. We took the hotel canoe out in the water several times and the kids really enjoyed that.
Overall we were happy with our stay at Las Verandas and I would recommend it for a simple, relaxing getaway.
A beautiful place to relax and enjoy the absolute beauty of Roatan, it's people, culture and cuisine. Centrally located on the island provides an excellent location to camp out and explore both ends of the island.