"Someone's gotta do it".... and I'm glad it was us! As bi-annual divers and snorkelers, we have been all over the Caribbean. From the Virgin Islands to Bonaire and Cozumel, the experience is always magical with unparalleled beauty.
As all divers know, each dive is different and very special in it's own way. However, the accommodations will vary, but rarely will they be "special". This was not the case with Blue Bahia Resort on the island of Roatan, Honduras, our latest adventure.
Arriving at the beginning of the "rainy season" did not dampen the charm and character of this small but extremely indigenous resort. The moment you walk through the private entry you are greeted by a welcoming staff of warm smiles and genuine acknowledgement for your comfort.
Add this personal greeting to the immaculate grounds and exclusive, but quaint architecture and you have just been introduced to your host of hosts, Kent Burnes. Kent's vision has encompassed all the needs of his guests into a special all inclusive paradise. We were treated to three meals a day, because the food was outstanding and we had no desire to leave, plus entertainment for a week. A very special part of that entertainment was provided daily by maitre d'/waiter extraordinaire, Randy; a delightful personality surrounded by equally delightful kitchen and housekeeping personnel.
Kent has managed to envelop himself with outstanding assistants, but none more charming than his lovely wife Nanci and her delightful two children Liban and Sophie. Awaking to the morning song of tiny Sophie greeting the "rescued" Toucan was absolutely enchanting.
When you take all of these amenities and add a first class restaurant, fully equipped Octopus Dive Shop, and a beach overlooking the breakers of one of the world's largest reef, you have truly created "Paradise". This paradise is equaled only at 60 feet below the surface of the crystal clear waters of the Western Caribbean.
I realize this all sounds a bit rough, but... "Someone's gotta do it"!
Craig & Lisa Britt- Olive Branch, MS.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small boutique resort located directly ON the beach in Sandy Bay, Roatan. Great restaurant, diving, and 5 star comfort and service. Swimming pool, ac in all units, some full kitchens, wireless internet, AP shuttle, and free breakfast each morning. All sea views! On site owners work to handle all of your vacation needs. Ask about our "monthly" specials! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Bahia Hotel Sandy Bay
- Blue Bahia Resort Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands