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Carretera Ms Vecinal, Port Royal , Long The Shore, Honduras
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Royal Playa Dive Resort
Ranked #25 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Roatan
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Royal Playa was phenomenal. This resort is located far away from the "touristy" side of Roatan. The diving was beautiful, and the best part was not having to worry about other divers from other boats. There was no schedule for the day. We dove when we felt like it, and there was no restrictions on the diving. The staff was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I've returned once again from diving the island of Roatan. Royal Playa resort is a beautiful property set apart from the rest of the island's dive facilities because it is located on the east side of the island well away from the rest. It is accessed by boat only. We got to dive the east end walls of the island... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The resort is under new ownership and they have done an incredible job - with much more to come in the future. The staff is wonderful. Eloise cooks incredible meals and even if you like to cook you will want to bring her home with you. The rooms are clean and recently refurbished and redecorated. The view is spectacular and... More

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Bradenton, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

From the moment I landed in Roatan, I was made to feel as though I was part of the Royal Playa family. I was treated with courtesy and a friendly island manner. I was allowed to do whatever I wanted and if it meant not getting up for early morning breakfast, then so be it. There were plenty of activities... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My husband, and I and our two kids ( 7 and 9) were lucky enough to spend thanksgiving ay Royal Playa Dive resort. Everyone had an amazing time. My husband enjoyed the morning fishing with Randy and Miguel who were great guides! My husband and I enjoyed 5 amazing dives with Miguel and Taryn. As a family we went kayaking,... More

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

We stayed at Royal Playa for 14 days and had an incredible time. One of the best vacations ever. There is so much to write about this place. I will start with the most important: the people. Everyone at Royal Playa was not only an employee but quickly became good friends. Randy, Mr. T - our scuba diving buddy, Eloise,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

My girlfriend and I just returned from our fifth visit to Royal Playa Dive Resort, this time over the Christmas break with our friends. Our friends, being new scuba divers, had completed their openwater referral, and Matt the owner at Royal Playa arranged for them to complete their openwater certification with his local instructor in spite of the Chrismas holiday... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

Date of Stay: Feb 1 to Feb 8, 2010 The star rating is not based on the resort, but on the experience as this is not your typical hotel resort. We met Matt (the owner) when he came to pick us by boat. Total ride from airport to resort is about 1 hour 30 minutes. Right away, we knew we... More

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Albuquerque, NM
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2009

This end of the island is unbelievably gorgeous, but Royal Playa is not the place to stay. The website wants you to think that this is a "luxury" vacation spot and that the cooling winds mean no AC is necessary, but those come-ons are not true. The cabanas are built well back from the water and 85 degrees at night... More

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mashmup, owner at Royal Playa Dive Resort, responded to this review

It is with regret that I have to write a response to any sort of review of our resort. My wife and I personally built Royal Playa from the ground up. We have operated the resort since it opened in 2006. We are a small resort and take a personal interest in the experience our guests have when staying with... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

July 4-12, Roatan, Honduras An all-inclusive dive operation. Snorkelers would be very happy as well. A stay with Matt, Corinne, Archer, Tommy and Keith at Royal Playa Roatan as 2 of 5 guests was the finest trip I've experienced in 32 years of diving. Clean, comfortable, efficient, relaxing. "Fancy Camping," as Matt puts it, would more accurately be put "civilized... More

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Additional Information about Royal Playa Dive Resort

Address: Carretera Ms Vecinal, Port Royal , Long The Shore, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Also Known As:
Royal Playa Dive Hotel Roatan
Royal Playa Dive Resort Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands

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