Beds - comfortable!
Rooms - great size (1 bedroom) , garden view (you can see the ocean from the balcony). Only problem; the balconies and U shape of the property can create echoe noises, if your ( inconsiderate) neighbours stay up late talking ( loud). We fixed this by using ear plugs and a white noise app on our phone.
Wifi - excellent in the rooms, good at the beach, pool ( depending on # of people logged on).
Food - we were on the Sunwing AI plan - we did not use our kitchen. Mainly ate at the buffet, on the outdoor balcony with a view of the property. Food was good!
Breakfast - 7 am to 10 am was more or less the same daily: custom omelette station, scrambled eggs, refried beans, sausage, bacon, pastries, fruit and usually one of: pancakes/waffles/french toast.
Lunch (12 to 2) and dinner (5:30 to 8) - full salad bar, buns, choice of 3 veg/carbs/starch items, then choice of 3 meat items ( sea bass, chicken, pork) sometimes soup, and then fruit and dessert. Each dinner night had a theme. Always good.
Palapas beachfront bar/resto - With Sunwing, you eat there 2 times for dinner only. Food was good. The conch soup and mexican soup (starts with a X) are great!
Drinks - limited menu for Sunwing, with about 30 items. Good enough for us (not heavy drinkers) . You can pay extra for other drinks.
Daily there were snacks for Sunwing guests near the bar - from 10:39 to 11:30, 2:30 to 4:30 ish, on a table with canopy and plastic walls. Usually battered fish/chicken/cheese and fruit.
Beach - perfect location, walk left 5 mins or right 10 mins for a nice beach stroll. Beach is busy on cruiseship days, but not overly crowded.
Vendors - will ignore you if you sit in the second row of loungers. Vendors are kind and do not harass. Not too many either. The banana donuts guy is a character, 3 for $5. Good but not " to die for".
Loungers are plentiful, no need to reserve. Lots of shady and sunny spots, something for everyone!
Security guards on duty at all times.
Sand fleas - we sprayed our lower legs daily, had no problems.
Mosquitos - they are around at dusk and at night, but not in annoying numbers.
Ocean water - was about 80 F degrees. Sandy bottom.
Snorkelling - you only have to swim about 20 yards before it starts, straight out from the resort. Then continue left along the beach until the beach ends. We went even further around the cliff. Eels, octopus, and lots of fish. Not much interesting coral. Occasionally fan coral, some brain coral.
Pool - temps between 82 and 86, depending on the sun.
Entertainment - there was a singer or band at the Palapas bar Wed, Fri and Sat eve
Diving - onsite dive was shop good, and you do not have to lug anything! ( full service)
1)must do, if available: catamaran trip, 2 pm to sunset with live band (Brion James), snacks, drinks, snorkel stop. The band was incredible!! Did cover songs from today and yesterday, but with a unique twist: made them better! We felt so lucky to be there. Booked it through Grace at front desk. Bring $ to tip the crew and band!
2) Brion James also plays Sat eve's at Beacher's, about 6 or 7 resorts down the beach. Must do!
3) water taxi to West End : small town loaded with restaurants and souvenir shops. Not much of a beach. More of a young hippie beach town experience. (Full of middle aged people, ha ha)
4) rent a car the a day: Grace recommends Captain Vans, 1 min walk from the hotel. Cost us $55 + tax + insurance = $75. Great day, Very safe. Roads are wide, but many pot holes. Most holes filled with sand. You get a detailed map, no gps needed. Simple road system. Main road is paved, then finger roads to the beaches are either paved or dirt. Everyone we met was friendly. No tourist tension that we could perceive. We left the hotel at 9 am, were back at 6 pm. Took 2 hours to leisurely drive to the east end of the island, incl photo stops.
We drove direct to Jonesville, and looked around at the waterside houses.
Then to Oak Ridge, where we did a mangrove tour with Alex. As soon as you get the Oak Ridge, the boating operators find you, or you find them...easy. We used Alex, born and raised there. his boat is light blue and called "Trust Me", approx 1 hour boat trip through the area seeing the colourful houses, school, and the the mangrove tunnel. Very interesting., He offered a pitstop at the renowned The Hole In The Wall restaurant (accessible only by boat? but we declined. We should have grabbed at least a beer there. His cell is 96 54 69 43.
Then we drove the loop down to Punta Gorda.
The kitchen manager at Infinity recommended Havana beach, so we drove there next. We saw the sign on our way to Oak Ridge. "Havana Beach Club" the sign says, on the left side of the road as you drive towards the east end. Sign is not visible easily as you drive the other way, which is why I mention this. and the beach is not on the map because it is privately owned. But what an oasis!! Very clean, with a man made island you can swim to. Cost is $5 per person, with use of beach, facilities. Bar/resto on site. Water was warmer here for some reason, say 84 to 86. We swam right around the island, Go on a non-cruiseship day if possible, you will have this gem to yourselves! Farrah Fawcett owned the property, now her estate rents it out.
Then we drove to French Harbour, and then tried and tried to find access to see the shipwrecks from shore near Dixon. (Could not)
Then the West End, and then home....
Only used $20 in gas!
It appears most of Roatan waterfront is privately owned, which means you won't be driving along the water most of the time, nor will you stumble upon deserted beaches. But the trip is worth it, to offset the impressions of Coxen Hole...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location: West Bay Beach, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras, Central America (15 minutes from airport). Accommodations: Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)Keywords: Luxurious Condo Resort 2BR/2BA at Infinity Bay Roatan. Planning a vacation now to leave in the fall? Location Location Location. The most beautiful upscale resort which is called Infinity Bay Resort located at West Bay Beach, which is one of the top beaches in Roatan, Honduras and of the Caribbean. The reef is only yards away, which is the second largest coral reef in the world. Swim with the turtles and an abundance of marine life, go diving and discover more, or use our complimentary kayaks. Local activities, include scuba diving, sailing, fishing, canopy tours, horseback riding, and much more. ... more less
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