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
The oceanfront villa was well appointed, and the views were absolutely stunning. The restaurant Las Pergolas had the best food we had on our entire trip. The staff at the resort and the restaurant were friendly, and the GM Keila was also very helpful with helping me plan my stay and answering questions. We did bring bug spray after reading the reviews, but we didn't need it. This place is the epitome of luxury and serenity.
I had visited las verandahs back in 2014 with my husband for our anniversary and was determined and wanting to return . Sure enough we were able to bring our newlywed daughter and her husband . The resort is amazing . The views , the staff , the food . The chef even prepare us our favorite dish ! Lisa is the most helpful . Kind person you will ever meet . Her service in the restaurant is out
Of a 5 star . The rooms are immaculate . The ladies come by every day and really do a wonderful job with cleaning and making sure you always have enough towels , drinking water , shampoo and so on . They are right on top of their game . If you decide to get a cab to take you around be sure to ask for homer . He is a very knowledgeable , roatanian and was always very punctual , friendly and his taxi is immaculate. Front desk is so helpful and always have smiles . Eager to help . The managers presence Kelia is always there and it shows . Can’t say enough good things about this resort staff and grounds . You won’t be disappointed at las verandahs .
My husband and I stayed here for a week of pure relaxation. The service was outstanding and the front desk was very helpful in planning our day trips. We enjoyed the infinity edge pool every day and loved being able to use the hotel's kayaks and paddle-boards. You can kayak out to an old ship wreck that is directly in front of the beach. You can also use the tennis court at the beach club next door. The food and drinks were delicious. We loved having happy hour every day- you have to try the mint mojito! Our room was spacious and bright and we had a wonderful view of the ocean and the beautifully kept property. Bring bug spray and you will be able to enjoy your trip much more! Thank-you for a lovely stay Las Verandas :)
Very nice hotel, however the receptionist should smile and be welcoming. She was very cold. Also, many staff members chatting at reception is annoying. Otherwise, the hotel is gorgeous, beautiful view. Coconut mojitos are a must to try. The Sunday brunch is also delicious. Las Pergolas dinner menu is very boring, so we ended up eating dinners next door at Pristine Bay. Rooms are nice, however bathrooms are too dark in decor and should be renovated to white for a more luxurious feeling. Watch out for the sand flies right before sunset. The beach chairs were ripped, they need to be replaced.
I appreciated the free airport shuttle, this was my first time to Roatan and it won't be my last. From the onset, the service was outstanding. the friendliness of the staff was exceptional. The food was amazing -- you need to eat the lobster/calamari and fish dish with steamed vegetables... had to eat it twice! The rooms are beautiful and the grounds/views breathtaking.