Roatan’s East End Restaurants are full of character and great food.
A wood and palm beach shack built on a small dock, right over the water calls itself La Sirena Restaurant. This place has character, and it has lots of charm as well! It is a destination itself as you drive down the one and only main highway in Roatan that serves as a backbone to the island and interconnects the different communities. The paved highway only goes as far as Oakridge, so be prepared to continue on an all weather dirt road, although do take note that the going can get complicated in the peak of the rainy season, so if you have a four wheel drive vehicle you will be much better off! ( As of January 2016, the road was actually in very good shape! ) En route you will pass several tiny rural island communities, Paya Bay and even a detour towards Old Port Royal. Do not stray off the main road, and you will, eventually get there. The good news is that they do have ice cold beers waiting for you upon arrival! The specialty, of course is fresh seafood, which you will enjoy right over the water. This restaurant is ideal for lunch, but don’t plan on dinner, as they close early. Prices are reasonable, and the food, outstanding. Because of their remote location, they are a cash only operation! No credit cards are accepted, so make sure you bring some cash! Owners, Jimmy and Celina are very friendly and a great source of up to date local information about what to do and where to go in the East End. This is one of the most authentic of Roatan’s East End Restaurants!
Paya Bay is a lovely, secluded resort that offers the perfect escape to a true island paradise. The resort has a nice restaurant that is open to the public, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30 a.m. till 9:30 p.m. The setting is so beautiful that it is worth a trip all the way out there just to enjoy the scenic views and their lovely secluded beaches, which offer a clothing optional beach during specific weeks throughout the year. The specialty of course is sea food, and they have a full service bar, nice wine list and ice cold beer. Paya Bay Restaurant is certainly worth a trip to, and you will fully enjoy the lovely, natural East End of Roatan. If you are looking for long established Roatan’s East End Restaurants that have endured over the years, this is certainly it!
Considered by many as the best in Roatan’s East End restaurants, and arguably the best restaurant on the Island, Cals Cantina is located on the road side, facing the south side of the island between the detours to Parrot Tree Plantation and Media Luna Resort. The view is spectacular, and if you arrive in time to enjoy the sunset you will be marveled at the sight. Karl, the owner is a great chef who cooks all the dishes personally, and makes sure you are happy with your meal. Menu has different options which go from the best burger on the island to great catch of the day fish and a variety of other specialties. Ice Cold Beer.
A French gourmet restaurant that has now opened its doors in the Parrot Tree Plantation complex. Nice outdoor seating facing the marina, as well as an indoor air-conditioning alternative. Try the local specialties and the great wine selections. Great breakfasts daily from 8:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. and on Sundays till 1:00 p.m. Open for dinner daily except on Friday starting at 5:30. They make an effort to provide quality products from Honduras in their gourmet dishes, such as a fresh catch of the day and great cheese from San Rafael in Copan Ruinas. This is a great place for an outstanding breakfast or dinner in the East End of Roatan.
The main restaurant at Parrot Tree Plantation is a large palapa, or thatched roof structure located right on the beach at Parrot Tree. Food is great, and so is service, however the sand fly’s can be fierce, so make sure you bring some good insect repellent when you come. A nice menu with different selections, as well as a full service international bar is available daily at this pleasant setting. The resort is part of a beautifully landscaped first class residential area in Roatan.
The Crows Nest
Located at the Marble Hill Farms, east of Punta Blanca, this restaurant offers service to guests staying at the lodging facilities at the farm. Breakfast alternatives always include the local made jams and jellies. For lunch and dinner, you will absolutely love the special pizzas that are made from scratch at the Crows Nest! For more information, call locally to 3312 8439.