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Villas del Playa - Luxury Condos
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

We stayed here between December 16 to December 30th in the penthouse. Since we were the first guests at this condo we had a few start up problems, which the manager (Sue-Ann) fixed very effectively. The penthouse is in great shape and is luxurious even by western standards. But it does not have enough crockery, cutlery and tupperware ( we were just 3 people and just enough)

Do not expect Roatan to be Hawaii or a developed Caribbean Island. The surroundings of the villa are quite dirty and run down. Our biggest disappointment was west end. This is a real crap hole. It was annoying to see how it was portrayed as a quaint Caribbean town. It did not even have a paved road- just a mud path which gets really messy when it rains. What was annoying was how some people from the west did not want this to be developed to retain its "flavor". Well, what about the local Hondurans - do they not deserve the development people in the west demand from tourist dollars ? However, the restaurants at the west end ( Creole Chicken, Splash inn) were all very good and very reasonably priced. This is a great place to pick up snorkeling/diving supplies . Mares is a good store

If you like the beach, West bay is possibly one of the best beaches in the world and a short water taxi from the Villa. The snorkeling just off the shore is just outstanding. If you do not mind doing this everyday ( like I did not) you will have a wonderful trip. Otherwise, you will be bored here.

Sue-Ann is the condo manager and also runs her own concierge business offering a variety of services. She is very helpful, but our suggestion- ask for the prices and compare. This is something we did not do and felt we were overcharged for some basic things like Tortillas and mailing letters at outrageous prices. Further, we had a free water taxi service, but you need to make sure she is available to take you. This did not work out all the time. I am used to renting a car and being independent. The roads and the development around the Condo did not permit this and this made it real annoying at times as we were almost captive to her service. Further, she kept suggesting restaurants and insisting we tell the owners she sent us. I found that very annoying. Finally, she will volunteer to tale you in all tours. That is very kind, but I suggest you ask around and compare prices. I

I have traveled to many tropical islands ( 41 at last count) around the world (Caribbean, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Thailand, Indonesia..) and the snorkeling and beaches in Roatan is amongst the best. It is even better than the great barrier reef ( easy access, warm and clear water and no jelly fishes). However, I would recommend this island only if you are
intensely in to snorkeling and the beach. Otherwise, a cruise stop should do nicely. But if you do stay here for a while, this Villa is an excellent option.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank LosAngelestravelover
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We were pleasantly surprised by the Roatan and had a wonderful time at Villas del Playa. The condos are in great shape and provide an excellent view of the sunset. The staff are very friendly! Sue-Anne did a great job of catering to us and adapting to some of the crappy weather we had initially. We were able to hit many parts of the island with her help, and while one should always be wary of connections owners may have to local businesses - we were generally pleased with all her recommended places.

You definitely have to rough it a little in Roatan, but not inside your condo here. The only real complaints are that the area surrounding the condo are underdeveloped with terrible dirt roads and lots of garbage on the beach on the way to the West End, but really thats a minor complaint and something you should expect going to a less established island like Roatan. The experiences of going to a place like this prior to the heavy development that is yet to come cannot be missed.

The scuba here is also unreal and we would definitely come back again in the future!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Villas del Playa was a great place to stay. It was a perfect location to West End and a short water taxi to West Bay. Ron picked us up at the airport, took us to exchange $ and had some refreshments waiting for us. One night we even played craps on his rooftop. He was very hospitable. There was no need for a rental car. We walked into West End several times a day and felt completely safe the entire stay. We walked the beach to West Bay and did a water taxi back a couple times as well. I think the condo is a perfect location to stay in Roatan. The rooms were great and had very cold AC. The condo had a pool which we only used once, because the water was steps from our front door. Some of the best snorkeling I've ever done was right in front of the condo. We paddeled to the reef in front of the condo and spent hours in the water.
We can't wait to make it back!!!
Preston
Mesa, AZ

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Preston13_11
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

We take a family vacation for our first time in Roatan, and we found Villas del Playa after a several search on the Internet, but we cannot regret of anything!!! it was a wonderful place to spend our time there!!!! Ron and Sue Ann are great people, they are really kind and careful everything is right for you, the apartment is beautiful, comfortable and clean everything as you can see it on the pictures, it is well located, we took a walk everyday to the town of West End to explore all the restaurants in the area, the water taxi stop is just a few steps from the house and you can take one to go and explore the beaches in West Bay, we went with kids and the apartment is really kid friendly, they had a great time in the beach as well as in the pool, Sue Ann has a dog named Bo who is a really nice dog!!!! he walk with us every time we went for a walk and he was aware all the time who was getting near the kids, he was watching them!!! it was awesome :).......but what else can I tell you, you can go and have your own experience at Villas del Playa, you will never regret it at all!!!!! Have a wonderful vacation!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank vga60
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

Me, my friends and family stayed at Villas del Playa Penthouse, we loved it location: private but near to nightlife and 5 minutes in water taxi to the most beautiful beach West Bay
The Penthouse is incredible you have 2 floors full equiped with everything: kitchen tools, flat screen tvs in every room, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms and a private pool with the best view!!
Either you can stay at the house relaxing at the pool or you can go out and do a lot of fun activities: snorkeling, kayak, swiming, parasailing, and a lot more!
SueAnn is the best host, she will provide all the information you need and will make your stay easier, very nice person (and his grandson is the cutest ;)
Totally recommend Villas del Playa, dont have words to describe the great time we had! Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Fatima L
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