Casa Vista Verde, Roatan - Beautiful island, amazing villa with an incredible staff
Our stay at Casa Vista Verde on the beautiful island of Roatan was a vacation of a lifetime.
The villa itself was amazing. Built on a hill overlooking the second largest reef in the world, the villa provided breath taking views which never got old. The layout of the villa was excellent, five bedrooms, each with a private bath. The patio with an infinity-edge design pool, outdoor spa, super comfy chaises, and tables and chairs was the place to be when we weren’t experiencing the remarkable attractions around the island. If the pool wasn’t enough, the beach was a short walk down the stairs from the villa.
The things to do on the island seemed to never end, which is why we are planning our next trip to Roatan. The villa supplied kayaks were great fun, paddling around the cove. We jet skied for an afternoon and took a sunset horseback ride on the beach and through the water to a neighboring island which was beautiful. The snorkeling was perhaps my most vivid memory. The beauty found in the reef, a 10 minute boat ride from the villa was something I have never experienced. We golfed at the world class Black Pearl Golf Course in which each hole offered stunning panoramas of this island paradise. We enjoyed the beach at West Bay and shopping and dining at West End.
The food was amazing. The great people at the Casa Vista Verde provided a daily breakfast which rivaled any 4-star restaurant in the states. We dined at restaurants two evenings while the other five nights we had dinner at the villa. We enjoyed dinners prepared by a guest chef, Francisco, who prepared grilled lobsters tails over risotto, filet mignon, grouper, and ribeye steaks. Each meal was served like a work of art.
The staff at Casa Vista Verde was incredible. Ana was our cruise director, and her attention to detail was perfection. From coordinating transportation, meals, and provisions for our stay, we knew we were in a well-oiled machine that went on like clockwork. Sayda and Joselyn were working their magic in the kitchen. Hector and Neptali took care of the the grounds and the kayaks and other boats. The villa was always clean and the staff managed to do our laundry each day. This is the first vacation that I went home with a suitcase full of clean clothes!
Our week at Casa Vista Verde and the island of Roatan was a trip of a lifetime!
Spent 8 days at Casa Vista Verde with a group of 10 (two families) and had a great time. Weather was fantastic, the property is very private, views are amazing and there's always plenty to do whether you like to stay active or simply just relax. There's no road noise or any other distractions to interrupt a very peaceful setting. The grounds are very well maintained, the house is very clean and the staff is very organized. The food prep service is very convenient and we enjoyed Joslyn's cooking. They are very accommodating to adjust type of food and when to serve. We took advantage of the dinner option also and it was very convenient. Ana does a nice job arranging any activities or excursions you want to go on. We used the boat a couple times to fish and snorkel. Hector and Neptali were great about shuttling us around on the water. The staff does a nice job of taking care of their daily duties without you even knowing it (cleaning house, pool maintenance, beach maintenance, etc.). Kayaks are provided, as is snorkeling equipment. The beach sets up well for volleyball games too. There are places with better sand (including beach next door that you have access to), but otherwise we wouldn't change a thing. The sand flies are definitely present, mostly during late afternoon and evening hours, but the staff provides insect repellent and it did work. Great spot for 8-10 people if you want a private place with plenty of spaces to relax in peace!
Asa's property is like having your own private resort with the wave runner, boats, kayaks, golf cart, private beach, staff, chef, access to a driver and more. And if you need something else the staff are super attentive so they will get it for you ASAP. The views from the home are exceptional and the nice ocean breeze helps to keep the grounds and house very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the house and would definitely return. The house is located away from all the cruise ship passengers which we appreciated and because Josslyn was such a great cook we chose to eat most meals at the house. Ana helped us plan an excursion to Pigeon Cay for great snorkeling and we also did some scuba diving which was awesome. The islands proximity to the reef is a huge bonus. Sayda, Neptali and Hector were also great hosts and were very friendly and professional. We were traveling with our four daughters between 9 - 14 years old and they really enjoyed the vacation and exploring the spacious grounds via golf cart. Asa definitely takes pride in his house and runs this like a business so everything is handled very professionally unlike others who rent their homes as a hobby. We also thought the total package was a good value compared to other options in the Caribbean. The house is in a relatively remote location so if you want a lot of dining or nightlife options every day it may not be the best choice, but for us we loved the privacy and the food that was prepared for breakfast, lunch and dinner was much better (and less expensive) than eating at a restaurant. The people on Roatan are very friendly and safety was never an issue for us. We would highly recommend Roatan and if you go - Asa's house is the place to stay.
This was an amazing property. The owners of this property had a vision and it is clear when you arrive and see the home and the view. The approach with the staff, water sports etc. are extremely accomodating. We have never had an experience of seclusion but with suh close, personal access to the reef. Very quiet. We went to the West End, about a hour drive, and my wifes comment was, "The West End better be perfect, because we are leaving perfect".
What an amazing choice for our first stay in Honduras! The property was far more than we could have hoped for and the staff were so helpful. With a mix of adults and young kids, there was always something to do and fun to be had on the property. A must for anyone looking to go to Roatan.