My husband and I just returned from a week at Lily Pond and it was absolutely wonderful. We are SCUBA divers and have traveled many places, this place is a real gem. Our hosts, Zach & Luis were fabulous and made us feel very welcome.
We stayed in the Garden Suite which is on the first floor and it was perfect for us as we left each morning to go diving. All rooms are lovely and nicely furnished. The air conditioning worked perfectly, we had no issues with musty smells or odors as that can occur sometimes with rain. They provided service to our room as requested, they had endless beach towels and assistance around the island.
The breakfast is absolutely delicious - their juices are fresh squeezed, they provide freshly prepared fruit and other omelettes and egg dishes, sausage, ham, toast, etc. We also ate dinner several times and after visiting other restaurants on the island, we found that Lily Pond offered the best food on the island. We still visited other places as we wanted to experience the local flavor, but we kept coming back to Luis for dinner - he is truly a fabulous chef. The restaurant sold out a few nights while we were there so if you plan to eat dinner, we strongly encourage reservations as we saw them turn people away - the food is that good!
Zach assisted us with an Island Tour and we spent the day with Orlando who was wonderful. He drove us around the island, we spent time in French Key, which was wonderful. He was kind, courteous, he knew a lot of history and was a delightful tour guide. His vehicle was a Toyota 4x4 and easily climbed some fabulous hills which offered amazing views.
Zach also connected us with SCUBA Roatan and Rino/Amanda staff were spectacular. It is just a few steps away from Lily Pond and the quality of diving was superb.
During our stay, I had a cold and Luis prepared homemade tea for me, it was his mother's recipe. It was lovely and delicious and I really appreciated the personal touch. We also loved their dogs, they are sweet and adorable and they were not a nuisance. We truly felt like family!
Overall, a wonderful trip and perfect guest house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lily Pond Guest House offers the most luxurious accommodation in Half Moon Bay. Located only seconds from the beach and a stroll from the shops, bars and restaurants of the West End. Relax on your own private balcony or take a cocktail or two and marvel at the breathtaking views of the jungle and the Caribbean Sea.The Lily Pond Guest House also has its own bar and restaurant and is quite happy to deliver to your room or the roof top garden while you take in the views and tropical sun. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Lily Pond House Hotel Roatan, Honduras - West End