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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Our room was quiet and secluded. Guest services saw to our every need. Very safe. Took,quiet walks around the grounds every night. Stayed 3 nights before a diving trip. Wish we had another 3 nights afterward to,relax and rewind.
We had a three day visit here at low season and it was very beautiful. The suite was spacious and very well appointed and the various levels of pools to choose from was nice. The beach is small but very nice and very isolated if you want to be away from people. It’s a bit of a drive (over half an hour) to West End and West Bay where the action is. The staff were excellent and friendly. We had a great relaxing time here.
I really loved this place! It was even more beautiful than the pictures. The design is really nice - especially the two pools - because you can always find a quiet place to read or catch some sun. The beach is beautiful and well maintained, as is the entire grounds. The rooms are generously sized and have everything you need, like a mini fridge and coffee pot. I loved sitting on my patio and watching the sun set.
I did some diving through Subway and they picked me up right at the dock, which was really convenient. They were great too.
Las Verandas was so serene and relaxing. One of the best places I’ve stayed in all of the Caribbean.