My wife and I were spending 2 weeks at an AI near La Ceiba and decided we wanted to spend a weekend away from the resort and we chose Hobbies Hideaway and we are so happy we did.
We booked online from home and the communication was excellent. They use Paypal when reserving and paying for the room, a feature we loved.
We took the ferry from La Ceiba which cost 55.00 USD return and took about 1.5 hrs to complete it's journey.
John met us at the ferry (an arrangement made before hand) and took us on a 15min ride and we were there.
We were introduced to Sue and were shown to our room promptly, the rooms are located just off of the Sunshine Cafe.
The room has a kitchenette and livingroom in a open concept. The bedroom has a full closet and dresser for storage and a double bed. The bathroom is quite large and plenty of clean towels are provided. Since drinking the tap water is not advised, Hobbie's provides purified water and ice. Since this hotel is located right on the beach, Hobbie's provide water basins to rinse your feet or you will have sand in your room.
The food was great and cooked to order and always hot. They have a pretty large menu and are open for lunch and dinner, hours of operation are noon to 9 or 10pm.
Since the rooms are located just off the bar and restaurant you can hear the bar's guests if you retire early but once in the bedroom no noise can be heard at all and the bar closes early anyways.
The beach is long and quiet. Even though the beach is public you get the feeling of privacy and seclusion, nobody around at all.
The hotel is located right in front of the flats and the fishing is excellent. Flat fishing tours which cost big money come here and fish. I caught a few Rockfish but the local fishing with me was a fishing machine, he caught everything from Horse-eyed Jack to Octupus, thanks for the lessons Derek.
The best memory we have though is about our hosts John and Sue. They were so attentive and knowlegable about the area. They provide such a relaxing atmosphere.
We hope to return soon but spend a little longer with these great people and at such a beautiful location.
Thanks for the great getaway John and Sue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Sandy Bay,just off the main road on a secluded beachfront area that is quiet and tranquil. The white sand beach parallels the reef and inside the Roatan Marine preserve . Here is a pristine reef system with a abundance of tropical fish and corals within swimming distance from your accommodations Hobbies Hideaway offers affordable prices and a excellent location. Close to West End for the night life,bars and restaurants yet far enough away not to hear the bands at night. Coxen Hole has the new supermarkets and sovenier shops. Best prices on the island just a taxi ride away. $2.00 a person ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hobbies Hideaway Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands