On one hand, I want to rave about this lovely gem, but on the other, I don't want to let anyone else know about such a great secret.... A short walk just off the main road, Lily Pond Hourse is tucked away. Seating is limited, but worth taking a walk during the day to secure a table for dinner (we did this because we had a larger group).
The first time we went here, it was late and they had run out of most of the sides and some entrees. Rather than put together a substandard meal for a large group (there were 8 of us), Zak implored us to return the next day to get the full experience. I respect this immensely. When we returned for our second meal here, there was a power outtage and with candles and headlamps, they invited us come in. Thankfully the power returned after our orders were placed, but love the service and warmth!
Zak has done a great job with the property, which is also a bed and breakfast. Take the trip up the spiral staircase to visit the rooftop deck with bird's nest. The breeze and view or moon and stars is amazing.
The atmosphere and amenities are nice, but it's really the food that makes this place stellar. Seafood pasta is not to be missed! The generous portion with a lobster tail and additional seafood is available in a red or white sauce (red is phenomenal!). The depth of flavor is amazing and on par with some other very fancy restaurants I have been to (you did notice the screenname, right?). Steak in Island spices was great too. Veggies, garlic mash potatoes.... Absolutely everything on the plate is packed with flavor. We went back for another dinner and I indulged in the fisherman's plate - the catch of the day (Red snapper) in an amazing sauce, shrimp and lobster tail. I'm not even really a fan of lobster, but it was delicious.
$50 for a couple is a bit on the higher end of the price scale for the island, but it's worth every penny and more! The cocker spaniel, Luna, and new sharpei puppy only add to the charming feel. This place only adds to my amazing memories of Roatan and I can't wait to return - to both! Very highly recommended!
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