It's impossible to write a review for Xbalanque that doesn't sound like a broken record. It is THAT amazing, BUT I can write about the ambience, the staff, the surrounding amenities, and especially the owners that will insure anyone the best vacation spot available.
Upon arriving, the guest is greeted by 'calming tranquility'. Patsy is an interior designer (among many other talents), and her goal was to create an oasis of beauty & peace. Her capable staff provides the background energy that completes the finished product. The yards are always manicured, the infinity pools are always pristine, and the details to cleanliness always surpass ANY expectations. Pedro, the on-staff chef, is as outstanding as a person as he is a culinary mastermind. We did eat out, but only to give Pedro a break before Xbalanque was expected to get very busy...and although the food in town was delicious, it was sub-par to Pedro's culinary delights!
While at Xbalanque, Patsy provides many toys for your entertainment. Kayaks & snorkeling equipment are complimentary, and fishing trips can be chartered directly through Xbalanque, where the boat meets you at Xbalanque's dock. Sunset cruises can be arranged & they are fabulous, as the sunsets are directly over the ocean in Xbalanque's 'backyard'. Arrangements can be made for any water activity provided on Roatan directly through Patsy. Other activities on the island include swimming with dolphins, parasailing, zip lining, horseback riding, and shopping at West End!
Patsy & Dennis, the owners, have created a paradise where guests can be totally removed from the busy world, but through wifi, can reconnect IF necessary. Rooms provide an additional get-away where appliances are available for cooking & washing clothes OR guests can lounge on your private ocean front porch, or catch up on your Z's in a temperpedic bed.
I can't complete the review without mentioning the green parrots, which grace the yard & complete the ambience...I love the whole Xbalanque experience, and I know you will too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Xbalanque is a luxury boutique resort tucked into the heart of West Bay and West End in Roatan. Xbalanque is located on the edge of the Caribbean Sea facing west with beautiful sunsets and white sand beaches. Several accommodation options are available from villa rentals to two bedroom or one bedroom suites. Lotus restaurant and bar surrounds the infinity pool by the sea with beach lounging. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xbalanque Resort Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras