Things to Do
Villa Concierge Services
Do you want massages on the deck? A photographer to take family/group pictures? Live music while you enjoy a sunset? A cake or fresh flowers for a special occasion? Please ask us!!!
Chef Loretta (aka - Blackie)
A Fabulous Local Chef - Getting to know her as she cooks for you is as much fun as her food is delicious. Prices below are an estimate. Chef Blackie will work with your group (do you all want lobster, are there are 6 kids, vegetarians, etc.) to provide what you want at the best price. Below is a basic estimate. Matt or I will connect you with her closer to your arrival to make specific requests.
Breakfast $12 per person
Lunch $20 per person Burgers with Fries (fish, chicken, ground beef) or Burritos
Dinner $30 per person Fish, Chicken, Coconut Shrimp are among the options. Delicious desserts. ($35 if you choose lobster)
Kids under 7 eat free.
Pizza Chef Junior
$20 a person (minimum $100). Help Júnior design your favorite pizza or just sit back and watch him work his magic. Pizzas are served family style so everyone can enjoy a variety of creative flavors. He is usually available Saturday only.
Equally as fun is a visit to his "patio" which is open Monday through Friday - reservations required. You can also order pizza for pick up or delivery.
Booking ahead required as he is not always available.
Our Favorite Places to Eat
Ginger's - The place for fresh locally caught seafood. Great for the kids and adults and anyone with food allergies. Sits on a calm beach you can snorkel from while they watch your stuff. The service is great - do not miss a fabulous mojito. Closed Saturday's. Check Facebook in slow season for closing days - Ginger's Caribbean grill - Home - Roatán, Islas De La Bahia, Honduras - Menu, prices, restaurant reviews | Facebook
Silversides - Beautiful location in the heart of West End. THE place for Saturday Brunch. Creative cuisine and cocktails. Vegan and vegetarian options. Brunch/Lunch and Dinner. Reservations recommended. Check Facebook for current schedule. Facebook
Loretta's - Chef Blackie's restaurant = great island style cuisine. Just steps from the North and South House. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Sandy Bun's - In West End near the Roatan Marine Park. Delicious and hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner, biscuits, BBQ, etc. Gluten free options. Great burger!!! Sandy Buns Bakery & Cafe - Home | Facebook
The Drunken Sailor - If you love Italian, you’ll love The Drunken Sailor… Caprese Salad, Pizza, Fried Polenta, Octopus & Potato Salad… and so much more… like Eggplant Parmigiana and homemade pasta. On the main drag in West End.
Roatan Brewing Company - Beautiful family friendly spot in the jungle. Open Wed - Sun. Sundays are always a fun time. Food, drinks, beer, kombucha and lots of things to keep adults and kids entertained.
Oasis - Creative, refined local dining near West End. Check Facebook for exact hours. Reservations Recommended
Pazzo - A hidden gem in West End. Fantastic Italian Food. Monday - Friday. We never miss a meal here. Reservations ahead of time required. BYOB. Pazzo - Roatán, Honduras - Italian Restaurant | Facebook
Sundowner's - Great place to meet local expats and to watch the sunset. Live Music and Food. Live music on at least Tuesday and Friday's. Sundowner's Beach Bar - West End, Roatan, Honduras - Posts | Facebook
Yohungreh - Great local inexpensive spot to try a Honduran Baleada, a local daily lunch special, a smoothie, or a fruit bowl. It is across from Sundowner's
Cafe Escondido - Above West End Divers - Breakfast and Lunch - lots of creative, healthy options and very allergy/vegan friendly.
Junior's Patio - If your group is large arrange a private pizza party at the house ahead of time. For smaller groups, check his opening days on Facebook and make sure to make a reservation.
Kristi's Overlook - Mid-island with fantastic views and a breeze, delicious drinks and great Tex-Mex food. Great option on a rainy day or a super hot day. Nice stop after a visit to Daniel Johnson's.
Fishing and Boat Charters
Ruthless Roatan Charters is THE best choice on the island - sunset tours, fishing trips, North Shore Tour, and the very popular day trip to the stunning islands of Cayos Cochinos.
We do not recommend just choosing someone off the beach - for your personal safety and the quality of the experience. We also have other deep sea fishing contacts and a fantastic flat or permit fishing contact. Let us know what your group is interested in and we can help set it up.
Fantastic boat and owner - great for exploring the islands or serious fishing. Aaron will take great care of you.
Roatan's snorkeling is a world-class experience offering easy snorkeling close to shore with incredible visibility and warm conditions year-round. West End, home to some of the best snorkeling in Roatan, boasts beautiful Half Moon Bay, an ideal location to snorkel as well as enjoy a sunset cocktail and watch kids swinging off the sailboat into the sea. Along both sides of the bay are swim zones that you can follow to check out the sites along the iron shore. There are regular sightings of rays, sea turtles, eels, lobsters, crabs, barracuda and more. From Vivaro Beachfront, snorkel from your own private dock to the reef and home to some of the island's best dive sites and fantastic snorkeling.
Roatan is THE place to scuba dive, whether you are a novice diver or an advanced explorer. If you have never dove but it sounds interesting, consider a “discover scuba diving” experience!!! It is just a half day, and you will not be disappointed!!! We dive with Roatan Divers on Half Moon Bay - great people, fast boats, new gear and a great location. Check out their site and email them to reserve your spot!!! https://roatandivers.com/
Vivaro Beachfront has five paddle boards to explore Mangrove Bight. If you are staying at the North or South House, there are many local places around Half Moon Bay to rent them at great rates.
For a truly once in a lifetime experience, take a deep sea adventure in "Idabel." Built and piloted by Karl Stanley, “Idabel” is the world's deepest tourist submarine and takes up to two passengers to over 2000ft below the surface where you might be the first person to ever see something. Visit Stanley Submarines for more information.
Swimming with Dolphins
Anthony’s Key Resort (AKR) nearby in Sandy Bay offers snorkels, swims, and dives with dolphins!!! Open to all ages, you can get up close and personal with these playful mammals, feed them and play with them and even go out for a swim. Our manager can help make the arrangements for you.
Radical Adventures is fantastic fully catered day trip on a Catamaran on the East side of the island. www.svfreeradical.com
Spa and Massages
We can help you arrange in-room or on the deck massages or a full-day spa visit just down the road. Let us know what you are interested, and we will help make the arrangements. A favorite choice is Spa Baan Suerte - in a beautiful tropical setting with fabulous treatments.
The Black Pearl, located at the Pristine Bay Resort and created by award-winning golf course architect Pete Dye, offers truly spectacular views and amenities. There is also a new 9-hole par-3 course located in West Bay also designed by Pete Dye.
Island Tour or Road Trip
Book our trusted driver for the day and head out to the less developed East End of Roatan. Explore isolated beaches, small fishing villages, local seafood meals, and restaurants and bars only accessible by water.
Stop at Daniel Johnson's Sloth and Monkey Rescue (https://monkeyandslothhangout.com/home/) on the way to the east end for lunch at Kristi's Overlook or Hole in the Wall.
Visit the Iguana Farm near French Harbor and Daniel Johnson's, a sanctuary for these endangered island reptiles. Don’t miss feeding time!
East End Mangrove Tour, The Reef House and Hole in the Wall Restaurants
After your drive east, jump on a panga and boat through beautiful mangroves tunnels carved by pirates. Mangroves are a vitally important ecosystem for the island. You will pass by some of the oldest settlements in the Americas, built on stilts over the water and you can swim or snorkel in the turquoise clear water. Enjoy a unique experience at Reef House and at Hole in the Wall, local hangouts that are only accessible via boat.
There are number of zip-lines through the jungle canopy on Roatan. We prefer South Shore Canopy Tours, just up the road to West Bay, and can help arrange a tour at time that avoids cruise shippers.
There are a few options near West End. Ride along the beaches and through the forests of Roatan. Prices are reasonable and the horses are well cared-for. Ask us for details if you are interested in this adventure.