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Upachaya Eco-Lodge
Man O' War Harbour, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #3 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Roatan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Oxford, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Trip of a life time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is the most amazing place on the island. All the staff makes you feel at home and really want you to have the best time. The lodge is very secluded away from noise and the busy streets. You can lay by the beautiful pool or go on some snorkeling tours which are also amazing. The food is out of this world! Trust me we tried number of restaurants and they didn't even come close to the food here. I highly recommend this outstanding facility!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I wanted to surprise my mother with an awesome day trip. I called Barbara up and mentioned that this was a special day because it had been a long time since I've seen her. We arranged a snorkel kayak trip which was the highlight of her visit. The resort is absolutely beautiful, it is a true retreat. The whole place was hand built. The guides were very friendly, on the kayak & snorkel trip we saw lots of wild life, and were provided with water to keep us hydrated. After the tour, there was an all natural meal with a nice selection of vegetarian friendly plates ready for us. Overall, this is a must do when visiting Roatan. On a side note; the owner gave us a fun board game about living in Roatan. Two thumbs and a big-toe up!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our cruise ship dropped us off at the main port and we walked a short distance to find our driver, who shuttled us to the resort on the north side of the island. The owner Barbara greeted us and showed us around her Eco-Lodge and Wellmess Resort. She shared her story with us and told us many interesting facts of the plants and herbs they grow and their medical purposes.

We went snorkeling at two different places and the two young men were very professional and knowledgable, one was a master diver. We were a group of senior citizens with not much snorkeling experience and they helped us with every detail. As we snorkeling he made sure we all saw the different kinds of sea creatures and he found us beautiful shells and starfish to look at.
We felt very safe even tho we had ruff waters that day.
After snorkeling Barbara made us a delicious vegetarian lunch of pasta and fresh fruit. We were shown the rooms in her resort and they were very clean and well maintained. They have a beautiful pool with a swim up bar too.
We had plenty of time to get back to the cruise ship and had a very nice excursion, cheaper than what the cruise ship offered.
Thanks to everyone at Upachaya!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Upachaya is a truly amazing property! It's the perfect place to unwind and relax for 2 or 3 days, with its cute pool area, the lovely garden, the big yoga hood and its own landing stage from where you can start kayak trips. The rooms are simple but very new and clean!
The best part was probably the owner Barbara. She's a great cook and yoga teacher, makes her own natural beauty products and is just very dedicated. Staying at Upachaya feels like staying with an old friend, that's how nice she is!
The hotel is not super close to the touristy area at West End and West Bay (about 15-20 by car) but Barbara works with great local drivers. Herbert drove us everywhere and we did one day trip with him from the East to the West End of the island. He was very service oriented and really tried to show us everything of interest - from the main attractions to the more hidden places where you find only locals.
We can totally recommend Upachaya!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I was a day guest in this eco lodge in December 2012, and I can only recommend it. The place is beautiful like no other place I've seen on this island and it's very well maintained. The food (I tasted a vegetarian dish) is delicious. All other guests I talked to were extremely satisfied as well. I saw three different rooms, and all of them were extremely clean and had a nice individual touch. (Unfortunately, I haven't had time to stay overnight in this lodge.) The owner is very dedicated to offer her guests a unique experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Upachaya was a fantastic day-trip experience. Our cruise ship dropped us off at the main port and Upachaya shuttled us to the resort on the north side of the island where the island is unspoiled, only a few minutes drive but a completely different island perspective. We went kayaking and snorkeling far from the crowds - it seemed like we had the entire reef to our selves. The coral and fish were spectacular. The resort is very conscious about being sustainable, growing their own fruits and vegetables on site. Lunch was delicious. The staff are very knowledgeable about the environment explaining all the flora and fauna. I highly recommend Upachaya for a day trip or a long term stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I can't say enough good about Upachaya! Our dive guide, Al, was amazing. The day we arrived it was a bit windy. My wife was a bit nervous. Al was in the water with my wife, he held her hand and swam with her until she became comfortable in the water. He pointed out octopus, sing ray, lobster, starfish, and sea cucumber. The coral in this area is as healthy as I've seen anywhere. Big coral heads covered in sea fans, hard and soft corals, anemones etc. It was beautiful!

We booked our snorkeling excursion online, because of the reviews I read on Trip Advisor. Barbara is a wonderful hostess. Great experience! Made our trip to Roatan memorable!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Man O' War Harbour, Honduras
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Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Roatan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upachaya Eco-Lodge and Wellness Resort offers both All Inclusive and Bed & Breakfast accommodations catering to most dietary concerns and needs, i.E.: Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, grain free, etc. Hidden away on Roatan's undiscovered north shore Upachaya sits on Man O' War Harbor in a quiet, tranquil garden setting away from the busy tourist areas. Daily yoga, spa treatments, snorkeling and kayaking are available. Clean, modern, comfortable rooms with ceiling fans, A/C, coffee makers, and refrigerators, await you. Take advantage of Upachaya's wellness resort events focused on alternative healing modalities designed to improve the total you. ... more   less 
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