My fiance and I stayed at Las Rocas for three nights in June 2012. I've been living in Honduras for almost two years so I generally know how things work at hotels/resorts in and around the country, but this resort was okay. We paid for a Standard room because we were told that it would have a guaranteed ocean view but our view was okay. We didn't stay on the resort much of the day so it didn't bother me that much. We don't dive and we weren't interested in learning (we earn our salaries in lempiras so it was quite pricey for us). One of the guys working at the dive shop offered to take us out snorkeling but it was $15 per person, and we found a place farther down on the beach (we walked ALL the way to the end almost every day, it was actually really enjoyable) that only charged us $5 per person for as long as we wanted. We went right offshore and snorkeled, so we liked that.
Our room was okay, although the shower needed some attention. The water came out of the shower head in all different directions, and the shower wall was missing some tile... also there was some water stains above the shower. It was nice that they had hot water, which we don't have at our house. So that was a nice treat considering I miss it! Our bathroom door was hard to shut (I had to practically slam it to make it close). We could hear everything that the people were upstairs were doing - every time they moved in the bed or they walked, they could hear it. The bed was pretty noisy as well but relatively comfortable. My fiance slept like a rock!
The deck on the bungalow was nice - I loved laying in the hammock. I booked this resort because they DON'T have internet (unless you want to pay for it) or TV because I wanted us to have an intimate relaxing vacation. The maids were lovely - they made our room up nicely every day, creating something out of the towels and scattering flowers on our bed. It was very sweet.
We ate breakfast at the resort every day, although there was a little bit of confusion about the time that breakfast is served. We were told that it was from 8-12 every day (another guest also mentioned that he was confused as well), but the staff at the kitchen told us it was 8-10 and the sheet in the room said 8-9:30. They offered a really small buffet and one option of a hot breakfast (whatever they were making for the day). I think they could offer a little bit more to the guests in terms of the breakfast buffet, but it was satisfactory.
Like I said, my fiance and I didn't stay on the resort any of the days that we stayed there -- we went to the beach every day, and one day we went to Anthony's Key for a dolphin encounter. The day that we went to the encounter, we asked the girl at the desk to please call us a taxi (looking back, we should have just taken a water taxi but oh well). She asked us why were going to Anthony's Key and I told her that we were going to their dolphin encounter. She seemed really angry that we were going there instead of doing their dolphin encounter (although I never saw it advertised and no one mentioned it) and told us that if we had done the dolphin encounter at Las Rocas, we wouldn't have to pay for the taxi and then said, "but whatever" really rudely. She called us a taxi and told us it would be $15 (285 lempiras) to take us there. My fiance asked her to assure us that it wouldn't be any more than that. She said it wouldn't be. When we arrived at Anthony's Key, the guy charged us $20 (400 lempiras) claiming that the lower price was only if he took us back to Las Rocas. I felt scammed! I totally suggest taking a water taxi because I'm not sure who was really telling us the truth about the price and/or the agreement.
Many other people talk about the bugs and sand flies on Roatan which is TRUE but the resort cannot control that, although the bugs DID invade our room one night which was kind of unpleasant.
Overall, our stay was okay. I enjoyed the time we spent in Roatan because I was with my fiance, but I don't think we would stay at the resort again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away on Roatan's most beautifull beach, Las Rocas Resort & Dive Center offers the perfect setting for your intimate getaway vacation. Dive Roatan's marine park from the doorstep of your cabin. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Rocas Resort And Dive Center
- Las Rocas Resort & Dive Hotel West Bay
- Las Rocas Resort & Dive Center Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
- Las Rocas Hotel Dive Center