Wow, where to even begin. Two of my friends and I just got back from a 10 day scuba diving vacation at the Reef House and we LOVED it!!! I will say right off the bat, If you're looking for a fancy place that has pools, swim up bars, restaurants, endless sand beaches, and shopping, this is not the resort for you. But, if you are a true traveller who likes to experience the authentic and rustic...and scuba diving, this is definitely the place for you!!!
Reef House Resort is located on a little key off the south eastern part of the main island of Roatan. You can only get to it by boat and the key can be walked in about 5 minutes...that's how small it is: perfection :D! Because of the location, far away from the busy West End of Roatan, this resort is very low key and laid-back. It is meant for scuba diving and relaxation. I took three scuba courses while there and basically had an instructor all to myself and the resort went out of their way to accommodate anything I needed. I felt very comfortable learning there and the diving was great. Even right off the pier there is great diving to be had...I saw a big moray eel on my first open water dive!! The rest of the dive sites are near by and don't require a really long boat ride. With the trade winds, it can be a rocky, wavy, yet fun ride. The dive master and boat captain are amazing, helpful men who have great senses of humour...I'm sure you will love them like we did!! If you are a nice, tough, strong, and HAPPY person, you will have the time of your life with David and Choco ;)!
Now, we are sort of country girls from the Canadian prairies, so we loved that Reef House was off the beaten path and we had the privilege of getting to know the managers, dive master, boat captain, neighbours, and fellow guests very well. Many of them became good friends over the course of our stay. It's a place where you are free to be yourself. If we felt like it, we could eat in our wet suits with our long, wild "disco" hair a flowin' ;). Oh, and the food is amazing and you get huge portions! Three big meals a day plus snacks after the afternoon dive and generally on the boat as well.
Reef House is a unique little place with a life of its own including local mini lizards, fruit bats, a sweet dog named Coco, Azul the black cat, and Pauli the talking parrot. They added fun and character to an already interesting place :).
The two Davids running the place are awesome men who are very accommodating, down to earth guys who run a great little resort. They, along with everyone working there, are friendly and helpful. Be generous, these are amazing people! You honestly leave this place and the people you've met feeling like one big family. I will truly miss Reef House and those I got to know there: I hope to return one day :D! Thanks again for everything, David², you two rock!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Reef House Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Reef House Hotel Roatan
- Reef Hotel Roatan
- Reef Resort Roatan
- Reef House Resort Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands