Mayoka Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Daily full American breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Secluded setting with a pristine beach and private dock
- Sunset views from the infinity pool
- Free airport transfers and use of sea kayaks and snorkel gear
What To Know
- Suites start at a spacious 500 square feet
- Close to the West End’s restaurants and attractions
- The lodge's Jeep rentals provide an easy way to explore the island
- Those looking for a more permanent pad should check out the on-site real estate office
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Perched on Roatán’s sunny north coast, between the Caribbean Sea and a protected park, Mayoka Lodge comprises seven sumptuous suites in the main lodge and five stand-alone hexagonal huts hugging an infinity pool that offers Instagram-worthy views of the water below. Suites start at 500 square feet and come with standard features including AC, whirring ceiling fans, rain showers with olive- and almond-scented toiletries, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Each suite is individually decorated, with a focus on the sky and sea, in bright blue hues, with high ceilings and sunny windows. The Seagrape Suite has local wood furnishings and a beachfront deck, while the second-floor Mayoka Suite adds a four-poster bed, claw-foot soaking tub, polished hardwood and 180-degree Caribbean Sea views. Included services and amenities check off all the items required for an island idyll: en-suite spa services, free airport pick-up and drop-off, use of the tennis court, sea kayaks and snorkel gear, private dock and pristine beach. Rounding out the resort is the open-air Frangipani Restaurant, which fuses local ingredients with Italian preparations.
In the Area
Sitting pretty off the edge of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Roatán is a cherished diving destination, and two top-notch dive shops bracket Mayoka’s private dock. Can’t-miss underwater ecosystems include the Sponges, a wall that starts at 15 feet and drops to 130 feet with turtles, eagle rays and nurse sharks meandering among elk horn corals and sponges. Experienced divers should explore Spooky Channel, a 10-story-deep crevasse teeming with life.
How to Get There
People come to Roatan to dive the reef. Not us. We came to explore the island and get a feel for island life. We've enjoyed the hospitality of Mayoka Lodge twice and would love to go again. This lush property is right on the water at Sandy Bay with beautiful ocean views and gorgeous tropical flowers. Kayaks are available to borrow for a paddle out, diving excursions are as close as next door, and the weather is...perfect. One should know, however, that if your objective is to walk out your door and flop down on the beach, this is not that place. You can have it both ways by staying here and having Mayoka arrange a ride for you to enjoy time on the lively and commercialized West End beach as many days as you like. Just ask Barbara, John or Tommy, where to throw down your towel or rent a chair. They know all the best spots with good food, drinks, and service.
On our first visit in 2014, we stayed in Seagrape, a casita on the beach that was like Gilligan's island with luxury amenities! On our return visit last June, we were vacationing in Belize and took time out for a weekend visit to Roatan/Mayoka. We stayed in the Royal Suite, a beautiful and spacious room upstairs in the main building with sweeping views of the Caribbean sea, the infinity pool and the Compass Bar. The food in La Dolce Vita is delicious and so convenient, with many visitors coming in to dine. (Be sure to ask for the handmade baleadas for next-day breakfast...yummy). And Tommy's live music makes you want to sing along and have another drink. The place is beautiful, but as with most vacations, it's the people that make the difference. The Morris's are that kind of people.
Could not ask for nicer people, with great service in a class one facility.
Great location as it is quieter than the west end which is overcrowded.
Great facilities on both sides of the resort. Breakfast was included and the service for this and for dinner was excellent.
Great staff attentive to all issues
Mayoka is a beautiful place with first class accommodations, and the BEST food we had on the Island! The staff was extremely helpful and a had a wealth of knowledge on what to do during our stay. We would highly recommend staying at Mayoka on your next trip to Honduras.
The hotel is very peaceful and charming! Our suite had an amazing view and was super private from the others.
Tommy and Adam were the best and gave us good tips to enjoy the island.
The breakfast is the only thing the hotel should improve. We needed to provide the day before the breakfast we want and what time. We always needed to wait 30/45 minutes before we were served it and it wasn’t the greatest compare to the restaurant and other small boutique hotels we stayed in.
The lunch/dinner is good but overpriced compared to other good restaurants in the island
Overall we still recommend this place! :)
We really can't say how lucky we were to have found and stayed at the Mayoka Hotel. From the moment we got there were were warmly greeted by Terry who got us checked in, showed us around and made us drinks, Adam who provided us the best service at the bar and was a wealth of knowledge when it came to the history of the island, and Tommy who always made sure we were comfortable and provided fantastic entertainment several nights with his guitar and great voice. Our room was clean and had a great view of the ocean and being flanked on both sides by restaurants and dive shops was a great bonus. However, the food at the Mayoka/La Dolce Vida was some of the best we had during our stay. Thank you guys for making our stay so memorable. we would love to visit again!