The Resort at Palmetto Bay
What We Love
- On-site dive center for snorkeling and scuba diving excursions
- Children are more than welcome; the resort offers babysitting for an extra fee
- Roomy, open-air library with two computers and free Internet access
What To Know
- The tiny sand flies are merciless — bring uber-repellent
- Very remote location down an unpaved road; Roatán’s bars and restaurants are 20 minutes away
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
On 120 acres of a remote bay, Palmetto Bay Plantation has a faraway, private island feel and rustic-luxe style. The central open-air, A-frame building draped with yellow and red awnings spills onto the large deck and outdoor pool area, and the standalone villas are built on stilts and dotted across the estate.
Bed & Bath
As well as the postcard-perfect white sand beach, bright sunshine, blue sky and swaying palm trees, the resort offers a stable of unique villas to suit every guest — from honeymooners looking for indulgent privacy to families after ample space. More private homes than hotel rooms, even the smallest villa is 800 square feet, and all have fully equipped kitchens, two or more bedrooms, separate living areas and private decks with swaying hammocks. Bathrooms are simple spaces done up in stone and hardwood.
The resort’s laid-back open-air restaurant is a culinary destination on the island thanks to a creative menu of spicy seared snapper, homemade pasta, conch ceviche and more. Kids are accommodated with babysitting services and a full array of games and toys, and the protected bay means the surf laps gently on the shore — no toddler-toppling waves here. Dolphins and whale sharks are sometimes seen in the waters off Roatán, and the on-site PADI-certified dive shop lets you explore the reefs in all their Technicolor glory. Rounding out the island-style relaxation are head-to-toe in-villa spa services, including hourlong massages.
How to Get There
I didn't stay here but went to have lunch there and it was an absolute beautiful property. The bar and restaurant were great and the service was excellent. I had a few drinks and the grilled fish with plantains was superb. Walked around and looked at the property and it was beautiful.
Pros: Quiet, diving outfit was awesome and dives are close. It's sea divers and ask Amanda to get George as your dive master. We stayed in the Coconut Grove house and the house itself is excellent. However, there were enough cons to keep us from going back to this location.
Sand Flies are terrible, you will be eaten or wear 100% deet 100% of the time. I love to go down with a coffee and float in the water to wake up in the AM. Due to the murky water, sea grass and sand flies, I went to the pool instead. It's remote, so only one restaurant and it's expensive for ok food. They bay is full of sea grass so the water is a bit murky (not what you travel to Roatan for). It's a beautiful location, but the next time we go we will stay up on a hill with an amazing view and infinity pool for part of the trip and then stay at West Bay for a portion where the water is amazing. Driving in Roatan is not a problem, so it's fine to stay a bit more remote.
Other things to consider:
Make sure you visit Kristi's overlook for Mexican food, it's a great place. It's east on the East end of the island. I know, when I go to the islands I want to eat seafood, lobster, shrimp, etc. After ordering Lobster at 3 places and it was terrible, I finally stopped. it's a shame to say the Tex/Mex at Kristi's was one of the best meals I had in Roatan.
You can pay $20 for a day pass at one of the resorts on West Bay. You can use the pool, bar, showers, towels and chairs. It's well worth the $20. West bay is expensive, so bring your $. It's worth it though for the convenience and the water. Treat yourself to a day or two.
If you are going this far, spend a few nights in Utila (take the Ferry or use Bay Island Charters to get there). We took the 15 Min flight. Snorkeling / Diving is amazing and food / drinks are cheap. Hit underwater for drinks and don't miss pizza night on Fridays.
Hosted by: Vacasa Honduras
I was not as lucky as other travelers, me and my family just came back yesterday, so what happened is that some of our belongings were stolen.
- 1 Tissot watch
- 1 Blue de Chanel perfume
- $300 USD from my wife’s purse
I won’t tell you not to go there but I won’t recommended
So far Vacasa hasn’t say nothing about it so let’s see.
I will let you all know