Reef House Resort

Reef House Resort

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4.5
#16 of 20 resorts in Roatan
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.7
Value
4.7
REEF HOUSE IS A SMALL, FAMILY OWNED RESORT, ORIGINALLY STARTED IN THE 60'S AS A FISHING LODGE. We are a small operation & can cater to all sorts of individuals & small groups. We almost always have at least a room or two to spare, so email us & let us know what interests you or any question on your mind. We'll get back to you and are happy to be flexible & make your experience here your "Best Vacation Yet!" Terri H.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Boating
Diving
Free airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Game room
Snorkeling
Fishing
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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John T wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're looking for a quiet getaway, you just found it! Davey Byrne's and his wife Dilcia are truly a class act. They own the Reef House and know how to take care of their guests. Would you like to go to a Sloth farm and pet the animals? How about a zip line through thick jungle? Even better... Head out to the reef (it's right outside your door) and go SCUBA dive or snorkel. Why not both? If you're seeking adventure Davey and Dilcia will hook you up! These guys are the best. You can eat and drink right at the resort! Don't forget, try the chicken sandwich. It's the best I've ever had. No joke. The Reef House is as genuine as it gets and so are the owners. GREAT food, GREAT people and GREAT adventure's. What else do you need?
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Keith Neighbor, Other at Reef House Resort
Responded Aug 7, 2022
thanks so much and so glad to have you! come back soon....
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Rob S wrote a review Mar 2022
Los Angeles, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hi just got back from a week in Roatan specifically at the reef house Lodge in Oak Ridge Roatan. This is on the east side of the island. I hesitate to share this because I don’t want it to end up like the west side. The diving was beyond words with our guide David and captain Cootie. The family that runs the reef house lodge and their staff were beyond admirable ; clean rooms well-kept three meals a day that were excellent even preparing the fish that we caught . Keith the main man was like a real life Mr. Roarke for those of you that remember fantasy Island I highly recommend this place if you’re ever going there to dive or even just to kick back we’re talking super super slow paced island living at its finest without the hustle and bustle of a large resort.
Amen…
I’m going back.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Keith Neighbor, Other at Reef House Resort
Responded Apr 2, 2022
Thanks so very much and we can't wait to have you and your family back!!
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vincerice12 wrote a review Jan 2022
belfast11 contributions9 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are currently at home after leaving the reef house resort after two weeks and 36 magic dives. From the moment we arrived at the reef house dock were welcomed by Keith and Dilcia and shown to our room. A spacious clean and comfortable room with a water cooler, AC and a view of the sea it was magic!
We unpacked and explored the current setup of the resort and met the current owner Davey who explained the current times for meals and diving.
It quickly became apparent to us that the reef house resort had a soul of its own and catered for the needs of its current guests and was also a hub for the local community.
We were shown to the reef house dive shop the next morning and introduced to their current divemaster David and boat captain Cootie and where to wash and store our equipment after diving. The diving here is safe, easy and magical. No currents here either above or below the surface!
We would highly recommend the reef house resort for your vacation as it is currently our favourite magical place to stay.
👍MAGIC!!!!👍
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Go with the all inclusive package
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Response from Keith Neighbor, Other at Reef House Resort
Responded Jan 12, 2022
What a Magical holiday we spent with you guys! Currently waiting to have you back in April!
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mjbjmb wrote a review Feb 2022
Hattiesburg, Mississippi55 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just got home from a fantastic weekend getaway at The Reef House! It was everything we needed and wanted and more!

If you’re looking for a fancy, upscale place with luxurious amenities, this isn’t the place for you.

If, however, you’re looking to feel like family in a clean, comfortable place with indescribably beautiful views, great food and drinks, and personal service, this is absolutely the place for you!

The value cannot be beat for the price, and Davey and Dilcia treated us like family/treasured guests the whole time!

Snorkeling/diving right off the pier was amazing, and Chocó loaded tanks for us and even helped us with our gear before and after the dive!

Drinks are simple but strong and plentiful, and the authentic island tacos were the best we’ve had on the island!

If you’re coming for a dive trip, or, like us, just looking for a quick weekend getaway even though we live on Roatan, The Reef House is DEFINITELY the place to stay!

*Beware also….. they are SERIOUS about their cornhole!!!😂😂😂
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: My advice? Bring a float and a kayak anchor and you can while away gorgeous afternoons floating...
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Response from Keith Neighbor, Other at Reef House Resort
Responded Jul 9, 2022
Hey guys! So glad every time we get to see ya! Hope you get some time again soon but thank you for all the good you are doing!
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Debbie S wrote a review Mar 2024
5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about our week at the Reef House exceeded every expectation I had for the trip. It was like spending a week with old friends. The owners, David and Dilcia, were on site to spend time with guests and the many local people who came regularly to share in the fun. Keith and Regetta kept the bar running smoothly and shared stories, personal history, and island lore. We gathered each morning for breakfast together which insured that we got to know all the guests, and we exchanged emails and Facebook for almost everyone. Every meal was made with fresh ingredients and we ate most of our lunches and dinners at the resort. My husband and our cousin went scuba diving almost daily with David, the divemaster with over 20 years experience at the resort. They came back thrilled after each dive and agreed that the experience was enhanced by the knowledge and professionalism of David and Ned, the boat driver. We snorkeled a short swim off shore at a pristine reef. In fact, my husband and I agree that the reef in Roatan is the healthiest we have seen in the Caribbean in many years. Overall, I would give the Reef House a 5-star review and can enthusiastically recommend this resort to future travelers. We definitely plan to return one day. Thanks to everyone at the Reef House for all the great memories.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Darin218 wrote a review Apr 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place, excellent natural pool. Keith and Delcia were great! Feels like youre with extended family during your stay. Also, excellent snorkeling just 100 feet off the shoreline. Also, water tqxis to floating bars and other spots are very reasonably priced, Keith or Delcia will arrange safew transport.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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prsnyc wrote a review Jun 2023
Jackson Heights, New York21 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband Glenn and I took a water taxi, thank you Keith for sending Ned to collect us. A short water ride and we arrived at The Reef House where we were greeted by Keith and Davi, the owner. We enjoyed some nice cold beers and a fantastic lunch of grilled shrimp with salad and plantains and tuna steak with grilled veggies and salad. Good conversation and some history of the island. Sadly we did not bring our snorkel gear, the view and access to the reef is so close, next time for sure we will partake. Do yourself a favor and visit or stay at this gem off the beaten path.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Maxim Duchesne wrote a review Feb 2023
Quebec City, Canada28 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
AMAZING place, family lifestyle owner, cool vibes ! We appreciate our marvelous stay with every peaceful and funny peoples out there ! The House Reef Wall was very close to the warf, the snorkeling out there was awesome, 3m long stingray, lot different fishes, giant porcupine fish, octopus, lobsters, great blue sea, faboulus marine life. The salt pool : Great for swim and snorkeling. Snorkeling at night is great too ! All the staff was great , full of love and attention. The food was really good. Keith at the bar: more than excellent. David : enternetainement is : 10/10 ! Dilcia : great manager, ask her whatever, she gonna realize it. Her father guide us in a incredible day in mangrove, barracuda, jack fish and lobster fishing for dinner, snorkeling etc. not crowdy. 9 pm everything is quiet. Funny Dinner time. David put some old funky songs, reggea,etc. too make sure that was the coolest night of your life. Dont forget dancing Smily-Geoges. Is the spot to stay on the quiet side, eastend !!!!
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Keith Neighbor, Other at Reef House Resort
Responded Feb 13, 2023
Thanks so Much Maxim and Cindy for coming and enjoying our little slice of paradise! Come see us for longer next time :).
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DavidPDC wrote a review Mar 2024
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros and Cons: The pros are: the snorkeling right off the pier in front of the hotel is sensational. The food was very good, the staff very helpful and friendly, and the overall vibe was very laid back and relaxed - sort of a '60s feel to it. So that was all great. The cons: the place could use an upgrade in terms of the condition of the facilities; the screen door on our room was broken, the toilet leaked a bit, and there were only two nice lounge chairs to sit out on the beach for all the guests to fight over ... And on the day before we left the hotel hosted a party for local residents on Oak Ridge Cay which was great fun; but the lovely little tidal pool in front of the hotel got filled up with trash, which was unfortunate, and I didn't see any attempts by hotel staff to clean it up, instead just waiting till the tide swept everything out to sea. I found that pretty disturbing, to be honest -
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The hotel is inaccessible except by boat, and there's really nothing within walking distance if...
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BobinDenver wrote a review Apr 2022
Denver, Colorado71 contributions58 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from a fabulous week stay at Reef House Resort. It was relaxing on the surface because of the chill atmosphere of everyone there. And, it was super exciting "under the sea" because of some of the best scuba diving we've encountered anywhere. It's a super healthy reef with coral gardens, warm current-less water, and every imaginable fish. They have a Caribbean Reef book in the library that we scanned each night after a three dive day to tick off all the species we saw that day.
Thanks to everyone at the Reef House Resort for a great vacation, We will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Keith Neighbor, Other at Reef House Resort
Responded Jul 9, 2022
Hey Bob, So glad we could show you such great dives and be a relaxing de-stressing place for you guys! Hope we see you back again soon!
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scubasteve12561 asked a question Apr 2018
Raymore, Missouri27 contributions5 helpful votes
From rtb to the reef house. Has anybody stopped to pick up provisions? Snacks, alcohol ?
Answer from Reef H
Oak Ridge Cay, Roatan
on occasion some folks do, however we are more than happy to stock the bar with any drinks you favor and most folks find the meals here to be more than enough to fill them up :)
Answer from Reef H
Oak Ridge Cay, Roatan
+504 9487 0521
Answer from Reef H
Oak Ridge Cay, Roatan
Hey Jenn, As easy as letting us know so we can call a water taxi - or a water taxi and a cabbie if both are needed to go to the location you are planning on. :) Keith
Answer from Reef H
Oak Ridge Cay, Roatan
Hey Jenn, I'm sorry, no... the room with the King bed does not have a sofa. We have many rooms with two queen beds tho, or we can simply put your son in the room beside room 12- The King. Hope that helps, :) Keith
DavidPDC wrote a tip Mar 2024
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is inaccessible except by boat, and there's really nothing within walking distance if you feel like taking a break from snorkeling"
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Kurt S wrote a tip Feb 2023
Melrose, Minnesota98 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s east end roatan - not Cozumel. It’s exactly what we were looking for."
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mjbjmb wrote a tip Feb 2022
Hattiesburg, Mississippi55 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My advice? Bring a float and a kayak anchor and you can while away gorgeous afternoons floating in the “pool” with a great book!"
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vincerice12 wrote a tip Jan 2022
belfast11 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go with the all inclusive package"
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Kensington F wrote a tip Dec 2018
calgary27 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no bad rooms all oceanfront cottage feel."
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PRICE RANGE
$91 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
reef house hotel roatan, reef hotel roatan, reef resort roatan
LOCATION
HondurasBay IslandsRoatan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reef House Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Reef House Resort?
Nearby attractions include Flamingo Cultural Center (2.2 miles), Camp Bay Beach (4.7 miles), and Jonesville Point (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Reef House Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Reef House Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Reef House Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Reef House Resort?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reef House Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Sirena de Camp Bay, Kristi's Overlook, and Hole in the Wall.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Reef House Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Reef House Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Reef House Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Reef House Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Reef House Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Reef House Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Reef House Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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