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The Resort at Palmetto Bay
Ranked #37 of 41 Hotels in Roatan
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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“A really surfers place”
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is very fare from anything and it takes 39 minut to get to the hotel ón a dirt road which in the rainy season makes it very difficult to get to and from the hotel. Our house rigth ón the Beach was beautiful with our own littel swimmingpool. Which was really good since the Beach is not very inviting due to seaweet and the main swimmingpool serveral days occupied with divers. The resturant extremly slow - up to one hour to serve dinner and breakfast. All in All In a hotel that mainly caters to surfers.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

My wife and I went to Palmetto Bay for our honeymoon last week and we had a great time!
when we arrived cecilia greeted us with a big smile and drinks, and then showed us to our villa and it was beautiful we stayed at the "Casa Sun Burst" it was even better than we saw on the web site and the it's probably the only villa that gives you free air conditioner and direct tv. The staff was pretty awesome, they would go out of there way whenever you asked them for something. The dive shop and the people that work in it were so great! and most of the time it felt like we had a private house on our own private beach. however it wasnt perfect, the bugs were brutal! if you dont have good bug spray you will be eaten alive. The food was a hit or miss, sometimes it was good and other times not so great. They would bring us breakfast to our private pool side deck which was great but a few times they were late bringing us breakfast. sometimes they would run out of food, and they wouldnt get it back for a few days. all in all it was a great vacation we really enjoyed ourselves. we did the honeymoon package and all the activites they planned for us were wonderfull. I highly recommend you do scuba diving at the local dive shop and swimming with dolphines at anthonys key, it was a very nice resort and i would reccomend it for anyone who wants privacey on there vacation and dont like big crowds and crazy night life.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Redondo Beach, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2012

This was a great destination site for getting away from the daily grind. It is definitely remote -- We rented a car and had to drive about 15 minutes from the main road down either of two dirt roads. They provide transportation, but we wanted the option of having a car. We actually had an awesome time careening down dirt roads, dodging cows and dogs.
Rate was reasonable, but there was no air conditioning and the walls are thin so you can hear your neighbors and other wildlife that happens to wake up early. We had 3 bedrooms 2 baths and a full kitchen. Since we had our car we were able to go to the market several times and cook a lot of our meals. There is only one restaurant on site. The food tasted good, but service was extremely slow.
Also, we looked all over the island for fresh fish to cook, but to our disappointment could only find frozen fish.
There is a semi-private beach on the grounds with kayaks and snorkeling gear available for guests. We kayaked to a shipwreck about 1-2 miles away and had one of the best snorkeling experiences ever!
There are few tourists and a great scuba company right on site which was key. Overall, we had a great trip and recommend it to anyone looking for this type of experience.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aalborg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Preparing a wedding with the bride in Denmark and the groom in mainland Honduras, while at the same time incorporating the different country's traditions into the wedding was a pretty big challenge for us, but with the help of Cecilia Mendez, a very competent and professional wedding coordinator our wedding turned out to be exactly what we hoped for and more! She was on top of every little detail and made sure everything was thought of. We had a beautiful ceremony at the private beach on a sunny Saturday afternoon in February 2012, with an acoustic guitar playing for the walk down the aisle, an amazing photographer, who made sure our pictures were ready on a dvd before we left the island the week after, and Cecilia even made sure to have an wonderful hair and make up artist, Destiny, at the resort, who made the bride look her best ever! The food was delicious. Everybody should have a taste of the coconut shrimp appetizers!
We are looking forward to doing the whole thing over on our 25th wedding anniversary!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Having sailed the entire Caribbean on our own boat for six years, from the Bahamas to Venezuela, we have pretty much seen the best and the worst of all island resorts. However, we had never visited Roatan. When we chose Palmetto Bay Plantation we wanted something more remote, off the beaten path, beautiful and romantic. Well, we got all that and more. From manager Cecilia to Erick, Ivan, Maritsa, chef Magenta, and all the other friendly staffmembers, we were treated as family for our entire 10 day stay in as friendly a manner as anyone could wish for. Great food, drinks, live music, tropical atmosphere, and the best chicken wings on the island! Other reviewers have provided information about everything PBP will do or schedule for you, so no need to duplicate. We had a marvelous stay in a Fiji, Bali, or Bora Bora type setting you just have to see to believe. More than anything you will return, as others have said. We will. Count on it. We now consider Palmetto Bay Plantation as our best vacation ever.
Scott and Shirley Williams

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

The cabins in this place are really nice, some even have a private pool, they should be cleaned up more often though, we found ours with a bat inside and cockroaches in the kitchen counter + ghecko poop near the beds. The administration needs to hire more personnel. The beach looks awful and is plagued with 'seaflies'. The food choices were really poor. To make the best out of the trip, we ended up renting a car driving all the way to west bay where they have great beaches and good food.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2012

My husband and I held our wedding in Roatan on West End beach in February 2012. We rented houses on West End for our family and friends - so we decided to just do our wedding on the beach next to the houses. Since we picked our location and were not staying at a resort - we didn't know where to start planning!

The company we rented the houses from suggested Cecilia Mendez Chamer - the wedding planner at Palmetto Bay Plantation, since she does weddings on other parts of the island as well. I contacted Cecilia and she responded immedately, agreed to help us (on pretty short notice) and started planning our special day! I was so relieved to have her in charge! Our wedding was pretty low-key and we didn't want to spend a lot of money but she got us a TON of bang for our buck!

I sent her a long list of items I wanted to for the wedding and she made all of my dreams come true! She immediately started sending back information and lots of pictures so I would know as many details as possible. Cecilia was amazingly fast with her responses to my emails and took care of everything I needed. I felt totally at east with the planning process - even though I'd never been to Roatan and had never even spoken to her on the phone before we arrived on the island! A couple of her staff members met us when we arrived in Roatan and helped us figure out the details of where everything would take place. On the day of the wedding we we completely stress free - she arranged for someone to come to the house to do my hair, delivered the cake and champagne I'd requested to the vistas and everything was on time. I watched my wedding set up taking place from the balcony of our house while I got ready!

We walked over to our ceremony,(which was perfectly timed with the sunset since Cecilia had our meeting the day before at the exact time when the wedding would happen so we could gauge how the sunset would look for our pictures). We completed our ceremony and then walked back to the houses - no clean up - so stress free! - and our families enjoyed that a lot! The only bad thing about the wedding was that since we chose to have it on a public beach, there was quite a bit of road noise and other people around, but Cecilia had given me very fair warning of these things when we chose our site. We decided to do it there anyway and knew there would be some peripheral noise. We were so happy to be getting married that it didn't matter to us!

After the ceremony Cecilia had set up a wonderful dinner at a local restaurant (Besos) and we arrived to find a special table decorated for us and our family - added bonus! The dinner was romantic and the food was great so it was a great suggestion from Cecilia as well.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Cecilia as a wedding planner to anyone who would like to have their wedding in Roatan. The photographer she recommeded, Darren with Roatan Photography, did an AMAZING job also. We were super impressed with his work and we adore our pictures! They turned out so beautifully!!! We had a great experience and are so grateful to Cecilia for all her hard work and careful planning. Thanks Cecilia!! We hope to visit Roatan again very soon!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Resort at Palmetto Bay
Address: | Carretera Ms Vecinal, Palmetto Bay, Crawfish Rock, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Roatan
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Roatan
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Roatan
Hotel Class:4 star — The Resort at Palmetto Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Resort at Palmetto Bay is a natural paradise situated on a sparkling bay, surrounded by a coral reef. Pristine beaches friendly faces and rhythm that allow you to appreciate the natural beauty are your constant companions. From our white sand beach, you can walk for miles and not encounter "modern civilization". See why so many people have chosen to make Palmetto Bay Plantation their vacation destination and why seven major television shows have filmed programs at our resort including "Temptation Island" on Fox TV. ... more   less 
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