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Half Moon Resort
Ranked #32 of 41 Hotels in Roatan
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Location is perfect! It's out of the hustle & bustle but an easy walk to West End. Rooms are lovely as they're right on the waterfront but are a little loud as the walls are paper thin. Air con is good. Free water. We didn't eat at the restaurant as meals in West End were much cheaper!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I had the pleasure of booking with Half Moon for a week to celebrate our engagement. After extensive research on trip advisor we booked and we completely agree with the great reviews. The rooms are large enough with 2 queen beds and a separated bathroom. Also greatly appreciated was the AC in each room. The staff was also great and very considerate. Only cons were: wish they had refrigerators in the rooms and they could use a professional bartender since my drinks were always a little off, but no biggie.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you are looking for a pool with a swim up bar & fancy rooms this is not the place for you. However if you are looking for the most beautiful scenery on West End & the friendliest people on the island you have found it. The staff at Half Moon Resort are the best, extremely friendly & helpful. Me & my wife were looking for a laid back place to snorkel & relax and my father had suggested Half Moon Resort. It was perfect, the cabins are a bit run down but the staff keeps them clean and supplied.
There is no need for a pool, the clearest water is just steps away from the front porch of your cabin. I have snorkeled in Cozumel, Akumal, & St. John and they do not compare to the prestine reef you will find just 20 yards from the hotels water entrance. There is also an old yacht that has been repurposed into a rope swing docked in the bay that is incredible fun.
The food at the hotel is excellent, in fact all of the food in West End is fantastic. We tried our best to find a bad meal & failed miserably. Try the Argentinian Grill, the best steak I have every had (and I'm from Texas).
We can not wait to visit Roatan & Half Moon Resort again. Next time we are going to get our diving certification.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Troy, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

The location is fantastic- the staff incredibly welcoming and the prices cannot be beat!! They scheduled airport pickup for us, and were incredibly accommodating --- highly recommend this resort to all travelers with a set budget!!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Edson, Canada
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We spent 5 nights here March 16-21, from check in to check out we felt welcomed here. We had room 3, just steps away from the water, we never even ad to use a sun lounger, just grab our gear and walk down the steps, perfect!
We met fellow Canadians, and Europeans all like minded folks who were enjoying the island and the wonderful hospitality that only family run small resorts can provide.
There was a gentleman on site Marvin Rosales who took us out on a snorkel of Blue Channel, and Spooky Channel. Go with him! He has very good English , and gets in the water and points thing out to you. Blue channel is amazing, the vistas are breath taking.
The restaurant had good food, the coconut shrimp was the best! The Monkey LaLa was really refreshing! We enjoyed at least one every evening.
The staff responded to my emails very quickly, and arranged a taxi pick up for us at the airport on arrival, I had the pleasure of meeting the brother and sister team who manage their parents resort, both speak perfect English and seemed very happy to welcome guests.
The room was cleaned daily by a very lovely and always ready to help lady, as I said the rooms are rustic, but for us it was great. We sat on our front porch any time we were not in the water any way! Bugs inside were non-existent, and between the fans and ac we were more than comfortable.
Things start early at the resort, with cruise ship people arriving shortly after nine in the am, except for one drunken you college brat from Tennessee, being loud and obnoxious, the five days there were peaceful and serene.
The person who said Halfmoon Bay was shallow, evidently didn't venture very far. The bay is lots deep for worry free snorkelling, we saw two types of eels, spiny lobster,indigo hamlet, parrot fish, scrawled file fish,hawksbill turtle,octopus ,orange spotted file fish,peacock flounder,queen angel fish,French angel fish,3 types of butterfly fish,smooth trunk fish,spotted trunk fish, trumpet fish,goat fish,yellow finned tuna just to name some.
It is not for everyone, if you are a four or five star resort lover, don't stay here! But if you are content with friendly hospitality, clean and comfortable rooms, good restaurant food, you will be very satisfied. I will be going back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to Roatan on the final week of February. We stayed at Half Moon Resort for seven days and have one regret, not staying longer. It's located on Half Moon Bay and has easy access to the water. While snorkeling in the bay we saw sea turtles, spotted rays, moray eels, lion fish, and many other fish.

The staff at the hotel was very welcoming and helpful, always ready to help us with anything. We used their local tour guide Marvin to view other parts of the reef inside and outside the bay. Marvin went out of his way to make sure we had a good time. He new where to go to see turtles, and rays. Overall it was a phenomenal experience, and we can't wait to return.

The only downside of the hotel is its food pricing. The food is awesome but the prices are very high, on top of that they add taxes (many restaurants don't add taxes if you pay cash, which we did) , they use the highest exchange rate possible, and they add a "service fee" for everything, I still don't know what the fee is for. In addition, when tourist from cruise ships arrive to spend a few hours there they increase the prices on everything, we bought a drink for $4 when we arrived and a day later when the tourist showed up the price for the same drink had gone up to $6. But there are many great restaurants with great food and lower prices at a walking distance, just get out and explore the town.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

A friend and I stayed at this hotel for just over a week in mid-February 2014. The price and location are unbeatable. The rustic cabins, though simple, are tucked in between lush vegetation and provide great views of the sea. From cabin #3 we were able to hang out on the hammock and enjoy the view, or walk 10 seconds down to the bay to begin our daily snorkelling. In Half Moon Bay itself there is an abundance of sea life, including a resident moray eel in a sunken submarine and the occasional sea turtle. Lounge chairs and snorkelling gear are available to guests at no extra cost.

Staff at reception and in the restaurant were happy to help, and you have the convenience of charging any meals and drinks to your room which was nice. With very few guests, staff actually remember your name- a first in my hotel experiences.

There is also a dive shop on the grounds. Although new, and one of many in the West End, Ecodivers staff (https://www.facebook.com/ecodiversroatan) were extremely friendly, professional and flexible. They allow for small groups and I even had one dive all to myself!

You are within walking distance to the main strip of bars and restaurants but I found the hotel at night extremely quiet and relaxing. Lots of stargazing and sunsets for sure!

I would definitely recommend Half Moon Resort for the budget conscious traveller who is looking for a simple and relaxing getaway while being close to the action.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Half Moon Resort
Address: Half Moon Bay, West End, Roatan 34101, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Roatan
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Roatan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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