We stayed at West Bay Lodge from June 14th to June 21st. Celeste and Milos are wonderful hosts. They were very accomodating and provided personal service to us and our 2 friends with whom we were travelling. They made sure that our entire stay was wonderful (more on that later).
The lodge is situated just a few hundred yards from West Bay beach - a very easy, less than a minute stroll which goes right past Bananarama dive shop and straight on to the best part of the beach. The location of WBL is perfect as you can get away from the cruise ship hords during the mid afternoon times that they are in port and relax around WBL's small, tropical pool with a cool drink until they depart (usually around 2:30 or so).
We stayed in Bungalow #1 (I think) which overlooked the pool. The room is small and the bed is rather hard but I slept great. The a/c kept the room properly cold at night for a good nights sleep. The room is well appointed with a mini-fridge, snacks, microwave, tv, water cooler, etc. Celeste emailed us before we arrived and asked if there was anything they could stock in our fridge for us and, when we arrived, our vodka and cranberry juice was waiting for us. The bathroom had decent towels and shampoo and soaps. The bathroom needs a bit of upgrading (which Celeste says is in the planning stages) but was very clean and stocked with what we needed. The front porch has a hammock and chairs.
The breakfast in the morning was great and different each day. Our request for Bloody Marys was honored even though I think it was the first time guests had ever requested them in the morning! By the end of our stay, Marlin was a world class Bloody Mary maker! Eating breakfast each morning surrounded by the resident parrots and laid back felines made us get into that "carribean state of mind" right away. "Celeste's Island Cuisine" also serves lunch each day and dinner some nights which are also delicious.
This was my birthday week and I mentioned to Celeste that I wanted to do something special. She set up a wonderful, local boat trip for all 4 of us. The captain of the small fishing boat, Bill, took us out for snorkeling, a beach tour, and - the grand finale, lunch at his mom's house at small village. They actually had a birthday cake made for me when we walked in the door. The food was absolutely delicious! Do be aware that it is implied that his mom get's tipped for the food - whatever you feel it is worth - and believe me it is worth a tip! It was a great birthday.
Celeste and Milos have also built (99% finished) a small spa on the premises. They are training a massage therapist (who went to massage school on the mainland) to give not only massages but other body treatments as well. I had 3 massages and 1 body mud wrap. All were good and at reasonable prices. Don't miss indulging yourself!
All of the staff are friendly and eager to please. Oyuki (the office manager, I hope I spelled her name right) is wonderful. She will set up whatever tours or activities you want to book. You can usually pay for everything on your lodge account. Marlin (who, I think, is another manager) handled, not only making our bloody marys, but helps run the restaurant, bartends and handles other requests for guests when Celeste and Milos are not around. All of the other staff from the room maids to the grounds crew and the guys who take care of the parrots (sorry I don't know their names) were friendly.
In conclusion, WBL was a great place to stay. We are planning to go back to Roatan and we will stay there again. The hosts, employees, food, service, location, and ambience were all great. We always felt relaxed, unhurried and comfortable and taken care of.
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- Also Known As:
- West Bay Hotel West Bay
- West Bay Lodge And Spa Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras