Panoramic view of the Roatan Island, Honduras

Looking for a tropical vacation where you can relax on a beach while people offer you fried banana donuts and coconut cocktails? While you may not have considered it before, Roatan should be your next tropical stop.

Once the domain of Spanish conquistadores and British pirates, this beautiful island can be found at the southernmost tip of the gorgeous Mesoamerican Reef. The second biggest reef in the world, it offers tourists some of the most beautiful sights the Caribbean has to offer.

Have some anxiety about traveling to Honduras? Put your fears aside as the bay islands are some of the safest places to travel in the Carribean. The resorts there have full security staffs and the island is complete with a tourist police workforce.

We’ve got you covered on where to stay too. Here’s the ultimate guide to the best Roatan Hotels:

Mayoka Boutique Hotel

This unique hotel creates an atmosphere of pure magic for any guest who stays there. It has an elegant yet casual atmosphere and it’s very adult oriented. It has a 9,000 square foot beachfront with pristine sand and deep blue waters.

The Mayoka lies at the northwestern coast of Roatan in the Sandy Bay area. It is an award-winning boutique hotel, taking the Traveler’s Choice Award for 2017. With fantastic customer service, the hotel creates a beautiful oasis for tranquility and relaxation.

It’s a romantic setting and offers incredible sunsets on a daily basis. There are scuba rentals on sight, as well as Jeep, sea kayak, and snorkel gear rentals available. The hotel is complete with a beautiful infinity pool.

The hotel will even offer you an airport transfer both two and from this luxury resort.

When it comes to the best Roatan hotels, consider the Mayoka Boutique with its full-service SPA and multiple restaurants. Order delicious Honduras grilling while overlooking the ocean.

If you’re heading to a Roatan hotel for your honeymoon, then book one of the large suites that look out onto the infinity pool. Take dips in the pool as late as you’d like as you step out from your private patio into the pool.

Before bed, hop into the oversized showers that also serve as a private steam room.

Not a shower person? Utilize the giant, claw-foot soaking tubs in any of the large suites after you’ve had a glass of wine on your own private deck.

Barefoot Cay

Come dress down and go barefoot at the Barefoot Cay. Another one of the Roatan hotels with a private cay, this boutique resort offers 11 luxury suites for you to choose from. Consider a suite with an oceanfront view you as order breakfast in and relax to the sound of the waves.

The resort has first-class amenities and is revered for its five-star service. There’s an onsite dive center which spoils divers with valet diving, specialized diving trips, and informative, patient instructors.

The PADI Dive Center will take you to the most beautiful diving locations the island has to offer, which is a unique and rare element amongst Roatan Hotels. After a day of diving, come home and dine at the gourmet restaurant.

Don’t forget to hop in the shower and soap up with the complimentary Barefoot Luxury bath products collection. You’ll end up as converted customers, wanting to bring the Barefoot line to every bathroom in your place back home.

Las Verandas Hotel and Villas

This beautiful hotel is situated near the Black Pearl Golf Course, Roatan’s first and only luxury golf course. At Pristine Bay, the hotel offers beautiful pools, bars, a spa and of course access to the golf course. Located just on the north shore of the island, the hotel faces the Mesoamerican Reef, offering easy access to both the reef and the airport.

The hotel holds a Certificate of Excellence and was another winner of the Traveler’s Choice 2017 award. The hotel has luxurious rooms and extremely comfortable beds. Rooms have beautiful views of the bay and the ocean.

The hotel has an overwhelming amount of five-star reviews based on their customer service. From the food to the property, Las Verandas Hotel and Villas will give you one of the best escapes Honduras has to offer.

Resort at Palmetto Bay, a Unique Roatan Hotel

This natural paradise is situated on a beautiful bay that is surrounded by coral reef. You can enjoy walking for miles without encountering any modern civilization at this resort.

If you are looking for a true escape, then the Resort at Palmetto Bay may be the best option for you. The resort has been utilized for filming T.V. shows like the tragic “Temptation Island” that was once on Fox. While the contestants were anything but calm, the resort surely appeared to be an incredibly relaxing oasis.

Xbalanque Boutique Hotel

Tucked deep away into the West Bay on the West End of Roatan, this hotel sits right at the very edge of the Caribbean Sea. One of the Roatan Hotels that sits facing west, you’ll get some of the most beautiful sunsets the island has to offer.

There are both luxury villa rentals available for a group or family or choose a one or two-bedroom suite. The Lotus restaurant is a highly-acclaimed gourmet dining experience that you can schedule a romantic reservation at.

Spend your day hopping from the beautiful, private, sandy-white beaches to the infinity pool on the grounds.

Roatan Hotels, The Crown Jewel

Considered the crown jewel of the Caribbean, Roatan will do anything but disappoint you. The accolades the island is stacking up are notable and prestigious. From sweeping Traveler’s Choice Awards to offering luxury spa and resort services to all who come, Roatan is not to be missed.

Home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, you can see dolphins playing in the turquoise water right after you’ve witnessed a climbing green iguana. With an interesting topography, the island offers tourists a variety of sightseeing.

Climb small mountain ridges that offer breathtaking views of the island, and then walk one of the white sandy beaches along the iron shoreline. Explore the mangrove canals and lush jungle hilltops.

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