These are the best resorts
If you’re looking for the best luxury resorts in Roatán, this is the right guide for you. We’ve put together a selection of the top resorts on this Honduran Island for all types of vacations, from All-Inclusive and Family Friendly to Honeymoon or Diving
Roatán may be a small little island, but it definitely packs a punch in terms of things to see and do. There are countless resorts dotted around the shorelines and within the jungle interior that are perfect to fulfil your dream of a tropical escape. One of those charming jewels of the Caribbean, it’s like something out of Robinson Crusoe – although with none of the danger of being stranded on a desert island, of course.
Having become popular due to its location on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, tonnes of scuba divers and snorkelers have descended on the island, meaning the tourism industry has boomed – and so has the number and quality of hotels and resorts. Basically, this means you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where you want to stay on your little trip to the little country – which is never a bad thing when you’re going away, to be fair.
Take a look at some of our favourite resorts in Roatán, split into handy categories, and start getting excited about your trip.
If you’re looking for more advice and recommendations for Roatán, check out our extensive guide to the destination.
Best Roátan Luxury Resorts and Villas
Barefoot Cay Resort
A luxury boutique resort, Barefoot Cay (4 stars, 8.9 rating – $$$) can be found on a privately owned, 4-acre cay on the southern shore of Roatán – the ultimate escape from the outside world. You have to arrive by boat, and their bungalows and villas open right onto the sparkling Caribbean waters.
Plus, the resort is home to a PADI five-star Instructor Development Centre that hosts a dive shop, retail centre, and courses for anyone looking to get into the water – whether you’re a pro or a beginner.
Grand Roatán Caribbean Resort
One of the most luxurious resorts on the whole island, Grand Roatán Resort (5 stars, 9 rating – $$$$) is tucked away between the blue waters and a forest sanctuary. It’s the perfect little hideaway, right on the beach with wade-in access right into the world’s second-largest barrier reef.
Fantastic for a romantic break, there are options to enjoy a dinner by candlelight on the beach or take a horseback ride along the shore.
Ibagari Boutique Hotel
The Ibagari Boutique Hotel (5 starts, 9.4 rating – $$$$) is a tranquil little resort is just 7 miles from West Bay Beach, where guests get to experience the world-class diving available on Roatán’s coral reef – the second largest reef in the world. The luxury suites have a balcony with sea views and the Deluxe Tropical Suite also includes a private pool.
Best All-inclusive Resorts in Roatán
Mayan Princess Beach & Dive Resort
One of the all-inclusive resorts in Roatán, Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resort (4 stars, 7 rating – $$$) is steps away from the beach and features a 77-metre-long outdoor pool and hot tub for up to 8 people. There’s also a 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle buses, on-site restaurants, a barbershop, a spa centre – need I go on?
La Ensenada Beach Resort & Convention Centre
Quite literally your home away from home – with everything included, you won’t need to leave La Ensenada Beach Resort (8.3 rating, $$) once on your trip. Although we do recommend you do because Roatán is beautiful. The resort is right on the beach, with plenty of fun activities ready and waiting right on site – such as beach and pool volleyball, basketball and football courts, mini-golf, kayaking and more.
Budget Beachfront Resorts in Roatán
Las Verandas Hotel & Villas
Just a 20-minute drive from the airport and with a private beach, Las Verandas (4 stars, 8.7 rating – $$) is the perfect Roatán resort. Providing accommodation for the most discerning guests, it is a resort offering an exceptionally wide array of activities – including world-class diving, snorkelling, fishing and more.
The resort is made up of seven luxurious, two-bedroom Ocean Front villas, as well as some five-bedroom villas, golf view suites, guest pools, the Palapa Bar, and a fine dining restaurant: Las Pergolas. Definitely enough to keep you entertained.
Blue Bahia Resort, Sandy Bay
One of the smaller, more boutique resorts on the island, Blue Bahia (9.5 rating – $$) is located right on the beach, with a fantastic swimming pool that looks out over the ocean. The resort is fully eco-friendly, serving sustainable seafood as well as smoked meats and other, Caribbean-style dishes. There is also a dive centre, which offers courses and tips for people of all levels.
Hacienda Caribe Tesoro
Caribe Tesoro (4 starts, 7.9 rating – $) is basically a mansion, right on the water’s edge. Here, you get to relax in the sun or under the shade of the palm trees dotted around and cool off with a dip in the ocean water pool. Swim-up to the bars to enjoy a number of famed cocktails, and marvel at the sunset on the pier as you eat your dinner.
Roatán Eco-Friendly Family Resorts
Infinity Bay Resort
This eco-friendly property is perfect for families, with a fantastic blend of incredible accommodation, fine dining, and the beach right on your doorstep. With a narrow lap pool great for people with young children, white sandy beaches, and a freshwater pool with three waterfalls and an infinity edge, you’ll never want to leave Infinity Bay Resort (4 starts, 8.7 rating – $$$).
Paradise Beach Hotel
If you want a true taste of island living, then head to Paradise Beach Hotel (4 stars, 7.8 – $$). Surrounded by the sparkling blue Caribbean waters and lush tropical jungles, you’ll be in the depths of unspoiled nature wherever you turn. The resort offers family rooms with private balconies and oversize terraces, perfect for witnessing the magical sunsets, and you can chart diving adventures straight from the hotel itself.
Roatán Dive Resorts
Tranquilseas Eco Lodge & Dive Centre
A dive resort that’s also pet friendly? Sounds like the absolute dream. The Tranquilseas Eco Lodge & Dive Centre (4 stars, 9.5 rating – $$$) is surrounded by stunning tropical forest and it’s so close to the beachfront it’s practically in the sea. It’s literally paradise, plus it’s a PADI dive centre, making it one of the best places to go for diving, snorkelling, and various other water activities.
Splash Inn Dive Resort
Only a five-minute boat trip to West Bay Beach, this beautiful beachfront Splash Inn Dive Resort (3 stars, 8.3 rating – $) is right in the heart of West End Beach. Situated right on the clear blue waters of Half Moon Bay, this resort offers fully qualified and experienced PADI dive instructors directly on-site. Whether you enjoy scuba diving, shark diving, paddle boarding, or tours in glass-bottom boats, you’ll find it here.
Las Rocas Resort & Dive Centre
There’s literally nothing about the Las Rocas Resort and Dive Centre (3 stars, 8.3 rating – $) that you won’t fall in love with. With a fabulous beach right on the doorstep, a private porch, happy hour from 3-6 pm, and a PADI dive Centre right in the resort itself, it’s literally a dream.
No matter which area of the island you’re most keen to get visiting, and no matter who you’re visiting with, there’s a Roatán resort out there for you. So what are you waiting for – get packing!
If you want to understand which is the best area of the island to stay in, check out our guide: Where to stay in Roatán
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