We stayed in a 3 bedroom 2 bath villa on a hill overlooking the golf course and the ocean. Used a golf cart to get around the impecaably manicured grounds, think huge first class golf and country club atmosphere.Excellent service, treated like family. Food overall was very good if not always great, really liked the fish tacos at Las Verandas at the hotel. Remote location which I liked as a very nice get away from the city life (I live in Manhattan, NYC). Rented a scooter to get around the island and also found the hotel taxi/van service to be prompt and efficient but not cheap; about $20 each way for most island locations. Really liiked Pineapple Grill and Herby's Sports Bar only ten minutes away in French Harbour. The Pete Dye golf course is stunning and fabulous but quite challenging (bring a few extra golf balls!)
The Dive shop and boat operation is first class with a highly experienced and very nice dive master, Mike. It was like having private dive trips! there are literrally hundreds of great dive sites, just tell him where you'd like to go! No stress, no worries. We also took an excursion trip over to Anthony's Key about 45 minutes drive, for a Dollphin encounter experience. Did not have time for the West End beach and night spots which I understand is also worth the trip, also about 45 minutes away.Get a rental car if you want to tour the island. The rooms were very well furnished with really comfortable beds, think Marriott quality or better and we really enjoyed appetizers and wine out on the porch by the infinity pool for the sunsets, we only got a partial view of the sunset but the skies were like beautiful paintings with multicolored clouds.
Only complaint was those darn No-See-Ums bugs! Long sleeves and pants are highly advised as well as the Avon Skin so Soft; the DEET didn't work. Overall this place lived up to its name and reputation. We are considering buying in on a Villa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roatan, located in the Western Caribbean, is a vacation paradise home to pristine white sandy beaches, amazing tropical jungle-covered hills, the second largest reef in the world, heartwarming culture, and now home of Pristine Bay. Pristine Bay is a 405-acre luxury golf resort and development featuring Pete Dye’s latest creation, The Black Pearl. More than a resort, Pristine Bay is a privileged collection of residences including private home sites, luxury villas, charming villa suites, and elegant condominiums. Is it also a future home to a 155-slip full service marina, five-star hotel and spa, oceanfront village for shopping and entertainment, private beach club, numerous restaurants, and so much more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pristine Bay Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands