Second trip to Roatan this year and loved the island just as much as the first time. As for Paradise beach Club I will say it was well worth what we paid.
The room (1205 old side not the new hotel) was great, good size (king bed) looks like the bathroom was redone recently, clean, huge shower no complaints. Ceiling fan, AC, mini fridge, safe and massive balcony with tiny little furniture kind of funny actually. Yes we had warm water all the time, no not HOT but its 30C outside. :)
Odd things - No alarm clock of any sort, coffee machine and cups with no coffee or condiments(kind of sucked as I like my morning coffee and we walk the beach before the buffet opens) , no hair dryer (good thing we have short hair and well don't use one). Other than that pretty awesome oh and fix the lights on the stair case(not a problem for me but it gets dark back there)
Food was okay, and I am not picky trust me. I must say I was shocked at how small the buffet was to be honest, and the restriction on the all-inclusive drinks I thought strange. Then realized that all the restaurants at the resort are open to public as well, so the focus is getting people to pay but hey was fine by me as we have a bunch of places we like to go eat anyways(see list below). Sunday night the buffet was moved to the beach bar for their grill night that was allot of fun and really yummy don't miss that one.
Bananarama, Fosters, Bite on the beach, Argentinean Grill, Island Pearl (expensive but yummy), Light house in west end.
The grounds are kept in pristine condition, SPOTLESS! Great location on the beach but you really can't have a bad one in west bay. They do sell day passes to the cruise ships and such so it can get a little busy on the beach, we had 4 big ships in one day and well a touch busy considering there was maybe 30 people at the resort but hey what you going to do.
For the value it's a great place to lay your head and get some food in you while you use the incredible services of West Bay Divers who's shop is on the property and truly a top notch dive shop with an amazing staff.
If you're looking for fancy food, pools and extras this may not be the place for you.
As the title states I want first timers to Roatan to know a few things, West Bay Beach is about 1 Km or 0.62 mi and the "BIG" resorts (2) have about 150 rooms, the rest are under 50 rooms. So going between places on the beach is no big deal and you will find that you will be at other restaurants along the beach more than once. Also there are water Taxis($3US per person per trip) that will take you in to West End where you can spend an afternoon if you would like, some shops, good eats and some local culture, I highly recommend this. Don't hesitate to e-mail me with questions as this list can go on and on.
Safe travels everyone and until next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in tropical gardens, the newly renovated Paradise Beach Hotel with direct access to the renowned West Bay Beach and only steps away from turquoise waters and world famous coral reef is a great family destination. With four restaurants, two swimming pools, fully equipped dive center and Gym, Paradise Beach Hotel has something for everyone. Roatan as a destination is renowned for its Dolphin attractions, world Class Golf Course, numerous outdoor activities and its close proximity to the USA with direct flight from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami and El Salvador. Come and join us for one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Beach Club Hotel West Bay
- Paradise Beach Resort
- Paradise Beach Hotel Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras