I'm writing this part of the review strictly for the Luna Beach Dive Shop. Our Dive Master Gary, Dive Instructor Zoe and Boat Captain Amos were just spectacular! They were professional and super friendly. My husband did his open water certification with them & was able to go diving everyday of our week long trip. Not only were they thorough but they were also friendly & fun and they made the transition from student to diver seem seamless. The dive shop was huge and the boat was large and comfortable enough for all of us (9 people total) to walk around & get on and off easily. WHEN not IF we go back to Roatan we will use Luna Beach Dive Shop JUST for the dive team.
For the hotel itself...our room was great. the view was amazing. but the hotel has so much potential to be a great, lively place its discouraging that they don't utilize the whole place. the gift shop is locked. you have to ask someone to open it. there's a whole room upstairs with pool tables, dart board & fuse ball that i didn't even know was there until another guest mentioned it & that room is also locked. there's a bar on the beach that they don't open. they use a bar thats closer to the office. its still outside but its kind of dark and unwelcoming. they get a decent amount of foot traffic on the beach that i think if they open the outside bar they could do pretty well. there are other bar/restaurants within walking distance on the beach....i think they can all compliment each other if Luna Beach Resort was more welcoming. And i'm not suggesting it should turn into a late night hotspot. We liked the peacefulness of it but its almost too peaceful...its almost as if we're staying in a place thats closed. I did extensive research of Roatan & the hotel before we got there but it would've been nice if upon checking in someone just ASKED if we needed any information about the hotel and/or Roatan.
As far as the food goes, we only had breakfast and lunch there a few times but both were good. Also, the bugs didn't bother us at all but we covered ourselves in deep woods off & ben's insect repellent. you need something with Deet.
all in all, we had an amazing trip...Roatan is beautiful and so much fun!! we're already planning a trip back...not sure if we'll stay at Luna again but we will use their dive shop for sure as long as Gary, Zoe and Amos are still there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This resort offers a perfect get away, with Beach Suites on the beach, Tropical Houses and Premium Houses up in the Jungle. With a private beach, beautiful sunsets, first class Dive Center, full service restaurant/bar, gift shop, beautiful landscaping, swimming pool, and much more all on 33 acres. Their location is superb, with its very secluded setting, but a mere 10 minute walk along the beach to West End, so no expensive taxi fares. Please contact us directly for any information on pricing and availability at: ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Luna Beach Hotel West End
- Luna Beach West End
- Luna Beach Resort Roatan, Honduras - West End