Stayed at VDP for one week from Dec 22-29, 2012.
The units are under new owners and manager and the improvements and service are exceptional. The entire operation has undergone a significant up grade. There are 6 units in VDP.
We stayed in the top-floor 3 bedroom/ 3 bathroom villa which included access to the rooftop. This is the "penthouse" villa and the rooftop includes another full kitchen, a dipping pool, extra bathroom, dining table, bar, and lounge chairs all on a roof with amazing views. The sight is truly spectacular with western exposure for sunsets and vision all the way to the top of Utilla.
The villa was decorated with Tommy Bahama style furnishing and the beds and sofas were very comfortable. The kitchen was well outfitted and we cooked in for Christmas dinner and also used the grill on the rooftop for two cookouts. Plenty of utensils for 6-8 people.
At VDP the view from all the villas is of the Caribbean Sea, with lots of interesting boat activity, the reef and wonderful sunsets. The VDP beach is quiet and very good. You can swim to the reef, but VDP also offers free use of two glass bottomed kayaks so you can paddle out to the reef for great snorkeling (we saw squid and a turtle!) The location of VDP is great and its an easy 5 minute walk into the West End. (Our favorite restaurant in the West End is Cafe Escondido and favorite bars include the Blue Marlin and Sundowners. Best dive shops include West End Divers and Coconut Tree Divers.)
Dealing with the new owners, Jack and Kathleen, was a pleasure and Kathleen answered all my emails promptly and provided great responses to all my questions. Krystal, the manager, lives on site and is easy to deal with and very knowledgeable on things to do on Roatan. She was great to talk with about Roatan and helped with any questions regarding the villa. Krys supplied us with a cell phone and had the WiFi working for our internet connection. The TV in the living room works with a dish and provided decent reception to watch the college bowl games over the holiday. There is also a caretaker during the day and a night security guard. The unit was very clean and the cleaning lady also came to clean half way thru our week.
We had a special Christmas holiday at Villa Del Playa and highly recommend this as the place to stay on Roatan. The 6 unit size, attentive service from owner and manager, great amenities, perfect location, and amazing views are why we highly recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury villas right on the beach. Two 2BR/2BA, two 3BR/3BA, two penthouse 3BR/3BA with roof top pool deck. All villas come complete with central A/C, gourmet kitchen, full size washer/dryer, cable TV, DVD in living room, beachside pool, wheelchair accessible doorways, free wi-fi, airport transfers*, snorkel gear, two 2-person clear bottom kayaks free to use for our guests, loaner cell phone. The 3BR/3BA penthouse has full access to the rooftop oasis with 10'x10' private pool, bbq pit, lounging and tanning area, rinse off shower, bathroom, full gourmet kitchen, granite bar and magnificent views of the sunset. The 3BR/3BA Penthouse villa can be done as a 1BR, 2BR or 3BR. We are a 5 minute walk on the beach to West End where all the restaurants, night life, gift shops & grocery stores are. We have easy access to water taxi services from our dock to West Bay Beach and to one of the Dive Shops we have teamed up with to take great care of our guests. We offer on site management to answer questions about the island and assist you with any needs you may have. *Prices do not include the 19% Honduran TAX. These rates are effective with all new reservations as of 1 January 2014. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villas Del Playa - Luxury Condos Roatan, Honduras - West End