I think this hotel is incredibly underrated! It was our first time staying at a resort of this type (50 rooms or less) and I don’t think we could ever stay at a large resort again! We had amazing weather the whole time we were there. The staff was wonderful; the resort is well-kept and clean. Food is amazing and there is no shortage of drinks!
The grounds are well maintained and will wow you, stone pathways, decks and buildings built around beautiful trees. The hammocks in the shade were a nice touch, this place was an oasis!
Kiro and Jakeno made our trip (Hi guys!!!!!) They were amazing bar tenders!! Keno was always coming up with new shots and drinks for us, they were so entertaining and made us feel at home! Kiro has some funny riddles and tricks up his sleeve that will really leave you laughing. Before we finished our first drink there was already a fresh one sitting in front of you. They were on top of their stuff, they could recommend new drinks to try and made our drinks just to how we liked them. We spent all our nights sitting at the bar having a BLAST!! Bar closed at 10 which at first we thought would be an issue but we were constantly on the go that it didn’t bother us at all.
There was a band a few times and Aboriginal dance/show. You won’t find nightly entertainment or an entertainment team like large resorts, this didn’t bother us at all we had tones of fun sitting at the bar like previously mentioned. There aren’t any water sports included so that was a disappointment, I hope the hotel adds this amenity ([paddle boards, kayaks, etc) in the near future
I personally though the food was AMAZING! We travelled with another couple – all 4 of us with very different taste buds and there was always something to satisfy every one of us. The chef has an amazing combination of authentic food and different foods from around the world – Superbowl spread was UNREAL! Fresh fruit every morning, standard breakfast…eggs, pancakes..omlette station etc. Lunch was also a full blown meal, lots of veggies, salads, chicken was always tender and juicy, lots of stews and soups etc. Personal favorite – curry mint beef meatballs! Don’t expect a huge buffet with endless options – this isn’t that kind of resort, there was a variety of choices every night, Asian inspired night etc. which was more than enough for us. We didn’t catch on to the snacks until the end of the week, they aren’t well advertised, Pizza was good and I think it should be included in the All Inclusive as it can get annoying having to constantly pay for little extras here and there. 1 a la carte is included and it was too much food, it would be nice to eat at both restaurants without having to pay extra. It might also be nice to have longer hours for the buffet as sometimes it was hard to plan around meals, or have cold cuts and salads available at all times?
There were 2 pools which we didn’t use at all, the beach was too nice to be sitting by the pool. They did have nice comfy chairs and fashionable umbrellas around the pool. Plenty of chairs at the beach, no need to wakeup early and put a towel out etc. Lots of shade all over the property and on the beach. We snorkeled by the rock (highly recommend) and by the marked areas (50ft? out), if you love adventures there’s plenty to do. We also rented paddle boards on the beach and it was a lot of fun!! People walking up and down the beach selling stuff could get irritating but overall the people from Roatan are polite. Water Taxi's are the best way to get to West End and super cheap if you can fill up the boat.
Went over the shopping and bar hopping, came back to the hotel around 8:30-9:00 so didn’t go clubbing or anything, there is a lot to see if your interested in how the locals live, we visited the Blue Marlin, Sundowners and Boskey?? Cheap drinks, most places have happy hour etc. I always felt safe and welcomed. If planning on staying out late and regular road taxi is much safer to get back to the hotel. Also note that driving on the roads are crazy and sometimes terrifying (Taxi drivers are always professional and safe - it's the other guys!!) but what can you expect!
Anything you need on this vacation will be at the beach bar (drinks, towels, etc)
Catherine our Sunwing rep was AWESOME!!! If you never go to your meetings, don’t miss this one! lots of useful information, she was always around the resort if you had any questions, came to the airport with us before we left, I cant say enough good things about her!
We did the Zip Lining Tour (through the resort), deep sea fishing with Lonny @ Roatan Anglers – such a great guy!!! We coordinated on our own with him - Dale cooked up our fresh caught Tuna for us what an experience!!! and the Learn to Dive course through the resort (no swimming pool all ocean!!) Diving was so fun and the fact that a photographer comes with you is unlike anything else we’ve ever experienced.
You only get one water bottle for the week so bring a larger one from home, they are a small island and try to minimize waste – something we should all learn from!
Overall the week spent at Paradise Beach was reall paradise. I would highly recommend this resort to my friends and family and definitely plan on returning in the near future!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in tropical gardens, the newly renovated Paradise Beach Hotel with direct access to the renowned West Bay Beach and only steps away from turquoise waters and world famous coral reef is a great family destination. With four restaurants, two swimming pools, fully equipped dive center and Gym, Paradise Beach Hotel has something for everyone. Roatan as a destination is renowned for its Dolphin attractions, world Class Golf Course, numerous outdoor activities and its close proximity to the USA with direct flight from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami and El Salvador. Come and join us for one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Beach Club Hotel West Bay
- Paradise Beach Resort
- Paradise Beach Hotel Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras