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“Great Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Barefoot Cay
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Carretera Pavimentada PPal, French Harbour & Brick Bay, 33126, Honduras   |  
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Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in Roatan
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2007

Just returned from a fabulous 8 day stay with my wife. Bungalows are smartly done, with everything you need. The well equipped kitchens even had a quality blender which made for some tasty pina coladas. I was a bit concerned initially with the location near a large shipping port, but once your on the island, it all fades away completely..it is very quiet and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed the free kayaks & snorkel gear..world class snorkelling is just outside the reef with a 2000 foot shelf into the carribean abyss & the affiliated subway dive shop was quite a relaxed and intimate dive company. My largest group for diving was 4 people, and with all the great sites on Roatan, you never run into other dive boats. I highly recommend renting a car on the island. It is fun to explore & if you want something a bit busier, it is about a 25 minute drive to the west end. Barefoot cay is very centrally located for excusions east as well..if you really want to explore, be sure to rent a 4-wheel drive as the roads were a bit rough for the kia picante I rented. I saw quite a bit of Roatan & I think you would be hard pressed to find a better place than barefoot cay. It is very well maintained, comfortable, reasonable, personable, and beautiful..a bit expensive, but well worth it. Kudos to John & Milesse for creating such a great place to enjoy a great island.

Stayed February 2007
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  • Location
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2007

If you're looking at Roatan as a get away from it all destination, Barefoot Cay should suit you nicely. If you're looking for 5 star European style island resorts, go to St. Barth's. Unpack your patience before leaving the plane as this island is still off the beaten track, and the pace of life, on-island amenities and attitudes reflect this.

Having never been to Roatan before, we went online, did some research, and decided to stay at Barefoot Cay. It looked good online and we got prompt responses to our questions about availability and pricing. John came to fetch us from the airport, which is a bit of a madhouse........like most island airports.

After getting the Cay tour from Milesse, and settling into our very well appointed Bungalow, John took us off to the local grocery to pick up some vital supplies for our full size fridge. Beer and snacks! Don't bother schlepping bottled water, the water from the taps on the Cay is better. The store is close and pretty well stocked with easily recognizable groceries. Dinner by the pool with a nice bottle of white wine on our first night.

My husband really enjoyed wandering over to the kitchen on his way to the small gym every morning and asking what was on offer for dinner. After a workout followed by a rinse and snorkel off the palapa, we would decide whether we were "in" for dinner or "out." We cooked for ourselves a couple of times in our small kitchen as well. We chose to rent a car for our stay, so mobility was never an issue.

The thing we most liked about our visit to Barefoot Cay was the feeling of being part of the family. We could and did do our own thing, but there's always someone around if wanted. Havana needed her back scratch daily and the parrots their crackers and chat. We loved it so much we're buying a house on the island.

Do pack strong bug spray, don't pack Crocs, there are plenty on the Cay!

Stayed February 2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2007

My wife, Melanie, and I just returned from a week at Barefoot Cay. We had an absolutely wonderful time. John, Milesse, Santos, Haydee, and the rest of the staff were phenomenal. We stay at boutique hotels around the world and Barefoot Cay is right at the top of the list of our favorites.

Roatan is beautiful and Barefoot Cay is the gem. We traveled the entire island and nothing compares to what John and Milesse have assembled.

You can make your trip very relaxing by staying on the Cay and soaking up sun and snorkeling or kayaking. Or, Milesse and Santos will arrange a wide array of activities for you off the Cay. We highly recommend a submarine trip [-]. We spent 4 hours exploring the reef with Karl and it was truly a once-in-a-life experience!

We ate most of our meals on the Cay, and the food is excellent. Milesse also suggested some places for us to try off the Cay and her recommendations were great.

All in all a wonderful vacation made even better by the staff and amenities of Barefoot Cay. -Chad Royer

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  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Carretera Pavimentada PPal, French Harbour & Brick Bay, 33126, Honduras
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Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Roatan
#1 Luxury Hotel in Roatan
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Roatan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barefoot Cay 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique resort includes a private cay and 9 luxury accommodations with your choice of beachfront or ocean views. This unique Caribbean retreat pampers guests with first-class amenities and absolutely outstanding service. Onsite PADI 5 Star Dive Center spoils divers with valet diving, customized itineraries, patient & friendly instructors, and incredible dive sites just minutes away. The resort features a swimming pool, gourmet dining, and spa services. All accommodations have air conditioning, high-speed internet, TV/CD/DVD, Heavenly Beds. ... more   less 
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Barefoot Cay Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands
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