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“Private Luxury and Romantic Hospitality”

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Mayoka Boutique Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Sandy Bay
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Washougal, Washington
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30 reviews
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“Private Luxury and Romantic Hospitality”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

What a wonderful quirk of circumstances landed us for a stay at Mayoka this month. Now we wish we had been able to spend more time at this lovely and relaxing retreat. The hosts, John and Barbara were gracious and friendly. We felt right at home in an instant (although our home does not have an infinity swimming pool or a beach right out the front door with dolphins just a short kayak away). We were made to feel welcome and were introduced to the two resident cats (they also have two dogs) who were very lovingly cared for. We also met one of the owners and her special orange tabby cat while we sat and enjoyed the sunset on the elevated deck above the treetops. The birds in the trees, the wonderful ocean breeze and natural setting of the location make this hotel one to keep on the top of your list.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MayokaLodge, General Manager at Mayoka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear Carrie

it was also an unexpected pleasure to get to meet you and have you stay at Mayoka.
We wish you could have stayed longer but if the word got out that you were here, Mayoka might have been full of cats and dogs looking for the same kind attention you offered to our animals.
... parrots talk a lot here on Roatan.
We will never forget the Donkey story you told us.
Come back and see us soon!

John and Barbara
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

It was quiet, relaxing, with a beautiful view of the ocean, direct access to beach. John and Barbara (the managers) were amazing! It was conveniently located to food, dive sites, snorkeling right off the beach, the dolphin reserve, and shopping.
Our stay at Mayoka Lodge was better than we expected. Mayoka is not a typical hotel but is more like an upscale bed and breakfast. The five detached rooms are well maintained and clean and the small hotel feels like you've rented the beach house for your personal use. We were greeted with excellent margaritas and a full tour of the hotel while our bags were put in our room, and soon after we met the managers of the hotel who are great people. Every morning, one of the managers would come by and ask us what our plans were. If there was anything we wanted to do, the hotel staff took care of arranging transportation or guides for us. They even gave us a local cell phone to use in case of emergencies or to arrange transportation elsewhere. If there wasn't anything we had planned for the day, someone always had a suggestion on a great snorkeling place, or a friend who was going out here or there - we were even invited to come along with the hotel managers as they went to a place on the beach to meet up with some of their friends. They always had great suggestions for lunch or dinner if we didn't want to eat at the hotel. Breakfasts had coffee, freshly squeezed juice, fresh fruit, and a hot meal. One breakfast we had the pleasure of watching dolphins jumping right out by the pier! Dinner at the hotel was wonderful (it was like we had our own private cook for the night).Pros: It was quiet, relaxing, with a beautiful view of the ocean, direct access to beach. John and Barbara (the managers) were amazing!
Cons: The water pressure in the shower and sink were pretty low, but keep in mind you are on a small island off the Honduran coast.
Location: Conveniently located to food, dive sites, snorkeling right off the beach, the dolphin reserve, and shopping.
Our stay at Mayoka Lodge was better than we expected. Mayoka is not a typical hotel but is more like an upscale bed and breakfast. The five detached rooms are well maintained and clean and the small hotel feels like you've rented the beach house for your personal use. We were greeted with excellent margaritas and a full tour of the hotel while our bags were put in our room, and soon after we met the managers of the hotel who are great people. Every morning, one of the managers would come by and ask us what our plans were. If there was anything we wanted to do, the hotel staff took care of arranging transportation or guides for us. They even gave us a local cell phone to use in case of emergencies or to arrange transportation elsewhere. If there wasn't anything we had planned for the day, someone always had a suggestion on a great snorkeling place, or a friend who was going out here or there - we were even invited to come along with the hotel managers as they went to a place on the beach to meet up with some of their friends. They always had great suggestions for lunch or dinner if we didn't want to eat at the hotel. Breakfasts had coffee, freshly squeezed juice, fresh fruit, and a hot meal. One breakfast we had the pleasure of watching dolphins jumping right out by the pier! Dinner at the hotel was wonderful (it was like we had our own private cook for the night).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MayokaLodge, General Manager at Mayoka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Hi Angie!

it was a pleasure to have you and Jason at the Mayoka!
Still trying to figure out the pressure up...but as you said this is an Island and it is not always easy.
We always love to share our "secret hideaways" with our guests and glad you enjoyed Beachers.
Hope you guy can organize you next trip here with your friends.
Keep in touch
John and Barbara
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

My husband and I spent one night at the Mayoka lodge in March 2013 while we were in Roatan for a wedding. The Mayoka significantly exceeded our expectations. I wished that we had spent our entire Roatan trip there. I loved relaxing next to the infinity pool which had a lovely view of the beach.

Things we liked at the Mayoka:
- spacious, luxurious room with comfortable beds and high quality linens
- very clean
- great facilities including a tranquil pool area, game/tv lounge, beach access, and complimentary ocean kayaks to use (so much fun to kayak near the reef outside and see all the ocean life!)
- quiet atmosphere with little noise
- delicious breakfast served poolside each morning
- friendly, helpful staff
- overnight security guard

Things that we would have changed:
- more expensive hotel option on Roatan
- door lock on our room was complicated to use and hard to open/lock

Overall, we loved the Mayoka lodge and would stay there again on a future trip to Roatan.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JCAttle
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MayokaLodge, Manager at Mayoka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
One night was too short! Thank you for your kind words and yes those door locks can be a pain and we use a lot of WD 40 but that's life living on a Caribbean island on the water! Come back and see us soon!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

So happy my husband and I found this lovely little jungle hideaway! Hidden in lush landscape but only moments from the airport you arrive at Mayoka on Roatan's north shore in Sandy Bay which is more secluded than the touristy west end, but only a few minutes from the action. The place itself is beautifully rustic and warm and the caretakers Barbara and John are just great. The rooms are lovely and clean and with the breeze from the windows and the fans, the available a/c was not needed at all! The included breakfast is a great way to start the day! A cup of coffee and fresh fruit and breads amidst palms and greenery, birds and lizards and the trickle of the infinity pool. perfection. Also, they add so many little touches to the stay that are amazing. A local cell phone to use to call the lodge or a taxi while you go exploring. Filtered drinking water in the room (tucked in a stylish cupboard of course). Sea kayaks and snorkeling gear. There is also much downstairs for entertainment like a pool table and tv area, but rarely used and hopefully part of it soon to be converted to more rooms as there are only five currently.
John and Barbara are there for you to recommend places to go, things to do or just to chat over a glass of wine. Lovely romantic candle lit dinners are there if you desire as well as restaurants next door which are both amazing. We got to have a special treat on our visit as they hosted an impromptu party with owners and other guests featuring island cuisine from mainland chef and live music from a local friend.
My husband and I travel very frequently and we try to find places a little "off the beaten path" and the intimacy of Mayoka and the island of Roatan fulfilled our wishes. The beauty of the island is breathtaking and Mayoka keeps the luxury simple and in a lovely balance with the surrounding landscape. We will have to return!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MayokaLodge, Manager at Mayoka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you Erin! It was great to meet you and James if only for a short time! We were so glad you got a chance to listen to Scott and taste to culinary delights of Daniel while you were here. You have no excuse not to return now that United is flying here so often:)

Best to you both!

John & Barbara
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Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2013

John and Barbara Morris, the managers of Mayoka, never rest on their laurels at this magical place. I arrived at Mayoka in early May with three other people, and we were immediately greeted like family by the Morrises. Their warmth is not some canned affectation learned at hotel skill...it is totally genuine. They want you to love their place, and make you feel totally at home. Beverages are on the honor system that you can get any time in the lovely kitchen. Breakfasts, which are included, are delicious...starting out with fresh mango, pineapple, etc. at your convenience.You can sit, eat, read at any number of tables overlooking what has to be one of the most addictive views I've ever seen. Downstairs in the villa are a home movie theater, billiard room, and British style pub bar....rarely used. Upstairs, you look out over an inviting infinity pool, and a stretch of palm trees to their own beach. Just a little further out, a short swim away, is the second largest barrier reef in the world...still healthy and inviting you to explore several times if you like to snorkel. There are also free kayaks, and a tennis court out front. If you just want to kick back, it's hard to imagine a better spot than the already mentioned infinity pool. John and Barbara love Roatan, and know it well.They shared what they do on Sundays at West Bay Beach with our group. Need a cab? John will find you the cheapest and most reliable. Want to go on an excursion? The Morrise know the hits and misses. Just want to talk? They're up for it any time they have time. Want world class dinners? While we were there, Daniel Doc O'Connor, a renowned businessman and chef from mainland Honduras, came in to train staff. The guests were the lucky guinea pigs. Obviously, that won't happen every week, and some things will change at Mayoka over the years. As long as John and Barbara are there, Mayoka will retain its high standards as a uniquely wonderful haven.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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MayokaLodge, Manager at Mayoka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you Rod for your quick and wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you. I enjoyed our chats by the pool at night and hope one day you can return with your daughter. "Doc" says hi and thank you for being wonderful guinea pigs!

Keep well!

John & Barbara
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

The whole experience was amazing for myself and my new wife. Greeted and treated like old friends in their home, Barbara and John, ensured our honeymoon was unforgettable. The recommendations for dive operator, island tour guide and dinner selections from their private chef were spot on and excellent in every way. The setup of the lodge is the perfect combination of privacy and common space. Whether you are a group of eight or a traveling couple, the rooms, house, pool, property and included access to kayaks and snorkeling gear make it an effortlessly amazing stay. Waking every morning to fresh fruit smoothies and right-out-of-the-kitchen breakfast is second only to the view of Sandy Bay from your seat. Speaking of, Sandy Bay is the best location: literally a five minute cab (easy to grab on the road) from West End (shopping, dining, water taxis, nightlife) but without the constant presence of tourist traffic of West End. Sandy Bay has a couple of dining/drinking options if you stay close but has easy access to much more.

Room Tip: All are fantastic but asking for the ocean views never hurts.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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MayokaLodge, Manager at Mayoka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Luke and Sarah! Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to have you and hope married life is treating you guys well. Now you need to come back to see the new sunset deck and massage deck we just finished. It is way cool! Best wishes for your future!

John & Barbara
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St. Paul, MN
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Mayoka Lodge, a great place to kick-back, enjoy the endless ocean views, sunsets, beautiful gardens, luscious drinks, fabulous meals, and friendly staff. We just spent a wonderful week snorkeling both inside and outside the reef right in front of Mayoka Lodge. The kayaks a welcome aid in getting from shore to and over the reef, and we found having them tied to our wrist useful as they stayed close and acted as a warning for powerboaters. The fish and coral were outstanding and numerous. Every time into the water was a new experience.

In addition to the great snorkeling, we found Mayoka Lodge to be a nice quiet adult oriented resort. The breakfasts included with our room were enough to keep us going until dinner and the dinners, prepared by CIA trained chef Crystelle, were outstanding.

Poolside lounging was made extra special by Leandra's yummy cool drinks and sunny personality. She even had Enguel pick fresh coconuts to make us a special pina colada!

Our room was spacious, clean, and the bed very comfortable. We slept every night with the windows wide open, listening to the ocean waves break on the reef and the wind in the palms.

We could have spent the whole week without leaving the lodge, but, we did make a few ventures to see other sights of the island. John and Barbara recommended and arranged for us to visit the Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, take a private guided tour of the whole island with Tina, and visit West Bay beach. All of these activities were absolutely wonderful. Being able to rely on John and Barbara's knowledge, experience, and contacts really gave us a special experience we wouldn't have gotten otherwise. They are the key to Mayoka Lodge being such a wonderful vacation destination.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MayokaLodge, Manager at Mayoka Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you Jim! It was a pleasure to have you and Pat at the lodge. The pictures, videos and reef maps you left with us continue to be a delight and a help with our guests. It is now part of the check in routine for them to watch and understand what a beautiful snorkel experience we have right in front of the Lodge. Thank you again and come back and see us soon!

John & Barbara
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Property: Mayoka Boutique Hotel
Address: Mayoka Road | Sandy Bay, Sandy Bay, Roatan 34101, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > Sandy Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Sandy Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mayoka Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Roatan is unique and so is Mayoka. Experience the magic of our uniquely elegant casual atmosphere. self contained in an adult oriented luxurious 9,000 sq. ft. beachfront TripAdvisor Platinum level GreenLeaders boutique hotel. Nestled on Roatan's pristine and unspoiled northwest coast in the Western Caribbean, this world acclaimed award winning sixn-suite exclusive hotel combines the luxury of a private location with the personalized service and attention to details that discerning travelers have come to expect. Located just 15 minutes from the Juan Manuel Galvez International airport (RTB) which is served by United, American, Delta and Avianca Airlines, Mayoka is a peaceful oasis of beauty and tranquility, where guests will enjoy the soothing sounds of the nearby surf, gentle trade-wind breezes, breathtaking sunsets and a spectacular panoramic vista of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. We offer an ideal setting for romantic getaways and honeymoons, family reunions and corporate retreats. Amenities include complimentary airport transfers, personal or private dive instructor with scuba equipment rentals available, on site Jeep rental, sea kayaks, snorkel gear, infinity pool, private dock, a tennis court and on site fine dining and unique specialty cocktails at our al fresco treetop Frangipani Restaurant and Compass Bar and Grill overlooking the sea. There is also Palagio Investments, an onsite Real Estate Agency for those looking to invest. Services, activities and excursions within walking distance on the beach or along the main road include a a full service SPA, two additional restaurants, Carambola Botanical Gardens and Hiking Trails, the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences for horseback riding and dolphins activities. West End, a small beach community with gift shops, dive centers, restaurants and bars is a five minute ride. The white sandy beaches of the popular cruise ship destination and resort community of West Bay is reachable via water or land taxi from West End in an additional 10 minutes. Our accommodations include three large suites within the hotel near the infinity pool and four cottages with private outdoor decks, three of which are on the beach. All have over-sized walk in showers and three have deep soaking claw-foot tubs. Each is air-conditioned with quiet efficient mini splits, in room safe, complementary WiFi, Bluetooth speaker as well as complimentary in room movies with over 500 titles and cable TV. We also offer a complementary Roatan cell phone for our guests use, facilitating transportation arrangements both to and from the hotel with Alex and his team of private cars and drivers at fixed rates set by by the Roatan Taxi Association. In addition, we also have a USA VoIP phone in the hotel reception for our guests complementary use to keep in touch with friends and family (or even work if necessary!) during their stay. ... more   less 
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