Things to Do

Villa Concierge Services

Grocery Delivery and Meal Prep Service

                https://savorroatan.com

Chef Blackie

     A Fabulous Local Chef - Getting to know her as she cooks for you is as much fun as her food is delicious

          Breakfast $15 per person

          Lunch $20 per person

          Dinner $30 per person   Fish, Chicken, Coconut Shrimp are among the options .  ($35 is you choose lobster)

          Kids under 7 eat free

Pizza Chef Junior

     $25 a person (minimum group size required) 

     Booking ahead required as he is not always available

Tree House Catering

     Enjoy a Gourmet meal without leaving the paradise of Vivaro Roatan - Customize based on your group preferences

     Vivaro Menu Suggestions.pages

 

Our Favorite Places to Eat

Ginger's - great for the kid's and adults, on a great beach, great service and food - Closed Saturday (check Facebook in slow season for closing days)

 

Oasis - Monday - Friday, Reservations Recommended

 

Pazzo - Great Italian Food, Monday - Friday, Reservations ahead of time required

 

Sundowner's - Great place to meet local expats and to watch the sunset, Live Music and Food

 

Yohungreh - Great spot to try a Honduran Baleada, across from Sundowner's

 

Cafe Escondido - Breakfast and Lunch - lots of creative, healthy options

 

Junior's Patio - If you group is large arrange a private pizza party at the house ahead of time. For smaller groups, check his opening days on Facebook.

 

Kristi's Overlook - Mid-island with fantastic views, delicious drinks and great Tex-Mex food.

 

Water Activities

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.  

www.ruthlessroatancharters.com    

We do not recommend just choosing someone off the beach - for your personal safety and the quality of the experience.  We also have a fantastic flat or permit fishing contact.  Let us know what your group is interested in and we can help set it up.  

Snorkeling

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 sighings 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.

Scuba Diving

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.      https://roatandivers.com/

Paddle Boarding/Kayaks

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.  

Submarine Ride

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.

Sailing

Radical Adventures is fantastic fully catered day trip on a Catamaran on the East side of the island.  www.svfreeradical.com

 

Land Activities

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 make the arrangements.  

Golf

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, and local seafood meals, and visit bars only accessible by water.   

At least once a visit we a 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. 

Mangrove Tours

After your drive east, jump on a panga with Tyler and boat through beautiful mangroves tunnels.  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 an unique experience at Hole in the Wall, a bar that is only accessible via boat or one of the many others Tyler can recommend.  

Nature Tours

Stroll around Carambola Gardens, located just above Anthony’s Key Resort to learn about the many different tropical plants and flowers. The view from the top is stunning - you will see the island and reef laid out before you.  Visit the Iguana Farm near French Harbor, a sanctuary for these endangered island reptiles. Don’t miss feeding time!

Canopy Tours

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.

Horseback Riding

There are two 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.