After a long flight, it was wonderful to be picked up at the airport by John, who was waiting patiently. I had my dog traveling with me, so his graciousness went far beyond the norm. My apartment was very clean, and the small kitchen was perfect for preparing meals (and traveling on a budget). John was so hospitable about driving me to the bank, and the store. The Sunshine Cafe was closed due to bad weather and a slow season (which is unfortunate because it sounds wonderful from all reviews). But Sue, on my first night, showed up to keep me company at the restaurant down the road. (She is hilarious and very kind, by the way. I planned to stay one night and ended up staying 3 nights. Despite very rainy weather (definitely the rainy season) I enjoyed a beautiful walk on the beach in the early morning, and watched the sun set on their lovely property. After the mistake of staying on the West End on two previous visits---complete with loud partying, and a backpacker scene---this was a very welcome change, and gave me a different impression of Roatan. It was also easy to take a short taxi ride to the West End in the a.m. for breakfast, etc. I highly recommend Hobbies Hideaway for families, and couples, and solo travelers who don't necessarily want the party scene, but rather a calm and serene experience...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Sandy Bay,just off the main road on a secluded beachfront area that is quiet and tranquil. The white sand beach parallels the reef and inside the Roatan Marine preserve . Here is a pristine reef system with a abundance of tropical fish and corals within swimming distance from your accommodations Hobbies Hideaway offers affordable prices and a excellent location. Close to West End for the night life,bars and restaurants yet far enough away not to hear the bands at night. Coxen Hole has the new supermarkets and sovenier shops. Best prices on the island just a taxi ride away. $2.00 a person ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hobbies Hideaway Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands