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Sueno Del Mar Resort
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in West End
Sonora, California
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4 reviews
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“A wonderful experience at a wonderful place with wonderful people.”
Reviewed January 10, 2011

Traveling with 3 small children 8,6,and 2 isn't always easy, especially to another country where we don't speak the language very well at all. All that in mind, we could truly relax and enjoy the island ambiance at Sueno del Mar. The staff was not only friendly but went out of their way to be helpful and make our stay even more wonderful than we had hoped it would be. We would recommend them hands down to anyone who enjoys down to earth, kind, clean, sensible, accommodations with an extra touch of wow.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2011

Just got back from my week long diving trip to Roatan and am having post-vacation blues. I chose to stay at Sueno Del Mar due to reviews on TA and was not disappointed. Everything was great: the location, the room, the service and the diving.

Location: Sueno del Mar is at the far end of the West End. By 'far', I mean a couple hundred meters, since the West End is not very big. What that means is that you are close enough to the restaurants and bars that you can walk to them in less than 5 minutes. But you are enough of a distance away that it is quiet at night. Also, SDL has its own beach and so your room will have a great view. A lot of West End places dont have a beachfront. There is also a small restaurant right there for lunch in between dives or a welcome beer after your last dive of the day.

Rooms and Service: Rooms are well appointed with comfortable beds, hot showers, ceiling fans, A/C (although I did not need to use the AC in January, I suspect it would be welcome in July), mini-fridge, small safe, and great balcony complete with a hammock and view. There is lots of place to hang up wet beach towels and other stuff, although you can leave your dive-gear in the dive shop, where it will be locked up. Rooms were cleaned daily and well. No TV in the rooms - which i LOVED. Free Wi-fi as well. You will get a bottle of water when you arrive which can be refilled in the dive shop. Breakfast was included. Eggs, Pancakes or French toast all made by fresh by Ray and served in his apartment each morning, which was a great way to meet other guests. Ray is very knowledgeable about Roatan, having been there 20 years, and can help answer any questions. Mary, in the gift shop is also amazing and will help arrange any excursions for you, should you want to take some time off from diving. Also there are two adorable Jack Russell Terriers named Flo and Duke.

Dive Shop: Diving was definitely the reason I was here in the first place and did not disappoint. The Dive Masters, Stuart and Michelle, were awesome and made the diving safe and comfortable. It had been 2 years since my last dive, but both were very patient and helpful. Also, with the exception of my last dive, the largest group of divers was 6, and there was even a couple of dives where it was just me, my buddy and the DM. All the dive sites are within a few minutes of the dock, so I was not spending lots of time of the boat. Dives are offered 3 times a day: 8:30, 11:00 and 2:30. Night dives are offered if there are at least 4-5 people who want to. If diving is your primary reason for going, then I suggest you book a room and dive package as it is a great deal and includes airport transfers.

I had a fantastic time on Roatan at Sueno del Mar and can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

I just returned from a fabulous diving trip with my daughter in Roatan. It had been a long time since I had dived, so I was very comfortably and professionally brought up to speed as an open water diver by the staff at Sueno Del Mar in West End, Roatan, Honduras. (Special thanks to Michelle.) The experience was fun, safe, and fabulous. Each dive was new, different and rewarding. All of the staff was knowledgeable and pleasant. Ray, thanks to you and your team for a great time!

Stayed December 2010
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

We booked a snorkel and scuba diving excursion for 12 family members, including ages from 11 to 78. The whole excursion exceeded our expectations and resulted in our group having a wonderful experience, and exceptional dive and experiencing overall extraordinary service. Ray's staff at SDM was attentive to our needs, very polite and extremely qualified in all aspects of the snorkeling and diving excursions. They picked us up at the cruise ship dock and drove us to the SDM where the staff was ready to equip us with all of the necessary equipment and necessary instructions. The SDM has a great 38' dive boat and we were literally minutes away from our first dive sites. I have been diving for over 35 years and I consider the dives taken with the assistance of the SDM staff to be some of the best ever!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Houston, TX
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Reviewed October 16, 2010

This little resort is a fantastic place to learn to dive or just enjoying diving in general. With a friendly staff, professional instructors and dive masters and an unbelievable location, Sueno Del Mar was perfect for our vacation. Ray Lopez welcomes you with breakfast every day, recommendations for great sight seeing and restaurants and the dive staff is really laidback and knowledgeable. I cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Longview, Texas
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Reviewed September 17, 2010

Just returned home from this location and my stay was great. Ray Lopez, the owner, and his staff were all great. Service, location, diving sites, everything was most pleasurable. Having been diving last year in a location where the dive sites were at least an hour boat ride away, this location of 5 to 10 minutes was wonderful. The location at the end of West End made nights a lot quieter but still just a few minutes walk to resturants and shops. Safe, not threatening environment and vendors don't hassle you to buy. My room had an ocean view and was immediately above the dive shop. So it was downstairs, into the dive shop and out the back door to dive. Doesn't get more convienent than that. Also, had WiFi in my room so I could download photos and post online in between dives. And gotta mention that the value was much appreciated.

Nothing but good remarks about this stay other than I would for sure fly direct to the island next time rather than connecting with Taca or Sosa airlines.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Reviewed September 10, 2010

Our trip to Roatan and Sueño Del Mar was great. We found SDM via the Internet and started communicating with Ray. He got back to us right away to answer all our questions and to begin planning our dive/snorkel vacation.
We arrived on the island via the ferry from La Ceiba and had arrangements to be picked up by the SDM staff. There was a bit of a mix-up and our group ended up taking a taxi but Ray was great and took care of the taxi costs for us. Ray and his friendly Jack Russle Terrier greeted us and helped us to our rooms. The rooms are beautiful complete with a/c, lock box, and fridge. The balconies all have a great view of the ocean and are complete with a hammock! SDM is located close to all types of restaurants and bars. Only a 2 min walk to whatever your taste buds desire! We reccomend Barefoots' which is about a 1 min walk from SDM. Music and a great BBQ special on Sunday nights.
Diving with SDM is a breeze they set up all your equipment, whether you rent or bring your own, all you have to do is show up at dive time. Michelle is great at going slow and finding all the awesome macro life as well as the smiley coral sponge :-). Great walls and the contour of the reef allows for safety stops to be conducted over the shallow reefs! Majority of our group snorkeled and loved it a lot! The boat captain lead snorkel tours pointing out all the cool stuff!
The dive shop is fully stocked with rental and retail gear as well as gift and snack items. They have a little of everything to suit your needs.
We can't wait to return to the hospitality of SDM and the local places we visited while in West Bay.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sueno Del Mar Resort

Property: Sueno Del Mar Resort
Address: Carretera Pavimentada Principal | Main West End Road, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in West End
#4 Family Hotel in West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sueno Del Mar Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Included with the rooms are airport transfers, breakfast,snorkeling. We installed a generator March of 2007 to deal with the current electric problems.Single price is $79 plus tax a night, doubles $89 plus tax. Dive packages available. ... more   less 
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