WOW is the first word my husband and I used to describe the property at Xbalanque. We recently spent 5 nights here as the first part of our honeymoon.
Situated right on the beach in between and walking distance to both West Bay (5-10 minute walk) and to West End (longer, trickier walk, about 15-20 minutes or a very easy water taxi) this is truly the best spot to stay on the island if you are looking for something high-end. The property is modern and decorated beautifully, everything from the beautiful infinity pools to the indoor/outdoor dining area to the rooftop hosts inviting furniture. I could rave about the beautiful property, gorgeous and comfortable suite (we stayed in Jaguar overlooking the pool/beach) and amenities such as the free kayaks and snorkel gear, but the true gem of this hotel is the staff. We did not get a chance to meet Patsy and hope to next time, but felt incredibly well-taken care of in the hands of Marco and the rest of the staff. Marco oversees the property and went above and beyond in taking care of us. He not only drove us to and from dinner when we didn't eat at Xbalanque, but made sure we had everything we needed at all times.
The caretakers, Delvin & Selbi, were incredibly nice and kept the property, pool and beach perfeclty clean the whole time even though my husband and I were the only guests. Pedro the chef was beyond friendly and warm and his food was delicious and inventive. He is a well trained chef and the real treats are his breads and pasties.
Honestly, we could go on and on about the staff and hotel, but I implore you to choose this hotel for your stay on Roatan. We met some warm and friendly people, had impecable service,
when it was time for us to leave and go elsewhere, we wished we could have spent our whole trip at Xbalanque.
While we stayed there we spent 2 full days diving via West End Divers at Patsy's recommendation and were very pleased with the dive op. We also spent a few days just taking out the kayaks and snorkeling around the reef just a few hundred yards outside the hotel. We did attempt to swim out to the reef once, and it is pretty far so kayaking was easier and only took a few minutes.
Please, do yourself a favor and stay at Xbalanque!
- 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