Roatan’s East End hotels are few and spread apart, but offer the charm of the Caribbean you will not find in the West End!
For overnighting is setting with charm, character and sense of place, away from the noisy tourist traps in West Bay Beach, check out Roatan’s East End hotels. You will be happy that you did!
Turquoise Bay Resort
The best known of all of Roatan’s East End Hotels & dive resorts, Turquiose Bay is a small property with lovely island style rooms and nice facilities. A pleasant pool with an ocean view, direct access to their own beach just a few steps from your hotel, and friendly staff at the hotel. They run their own dive operation, and because of their remote location on the North Side of the Island, they have access to unique dive spots that are just too far away for the other dive shops and resorts to visit.
This means that you get to explore the reefs almost on your own! Turquoise Bay has a variety of rooms which include garden view, hillside view and ocean view options. Prices are very reasonable, and their dive packages that include PADI diving certification are top notch!
Paya Bay Resort
Paya Bay Resort is one of the most unique properties on the island. Located in a remote location, very close to Camp Bay, which is at the end of the road that serves as a backbone to Roatan, and facing the north side of the Island, Paya Bay is perched on a small bluff offering spectacular views of two small coves. Although beaches are public in Honduras, at Paya Bay Resort they have a small beach that is absolutely private, ideal for nude bathing. The rooms are nice and comfortable; the restaurant is outstanding with incredible views of the Caribbean.
From their terrace you can see the islands of St. Helene, Morat and Barbaretta in the background, and on a clear day, you can even see Guanaja! Paya Bay Resort is a perfect property to disconnect from reality and enjoy paradise for a few days. If you are looking for this, then it is ideal, otherwise, you might find that you are out in the middle of nowhere! Close by are the lovely white sand beaches of Playa Barbosa and Camp Bay, which are as beautiful as West Bay Beach, but without all the crowds there!
Media Luna Resort
A relatively large, all inclusive resort right on the beach on the south shore of Roatan. Media Luna is a perfect location for families and couples wanting to enjoy a beach vacation without the need to explore the rest of the island. Media Luna has its own in-house spa, dive shop and entertainment, so you will not need to go out and around exploring the island, however they do offer tours if you are interested in getting to see more of Roatan. A lovely pool and a beautiful white sand beach are sure to be the center of your vacation at Media Luna Resort!
Parrot Tree Plantation
Certainly the most ambitious private residential and condo complex on the East End of the island, Parrot Tree Plantation is also the most complete Marina in Central America’s Caribbean Coast. A huge pool, access to a lovely beach, and a full service beachside restaurant and bar all come together to provide a unique experience. Rooms are actually condo rooms. They are spacious and include a small kitchen dining area. A living room are has a nice sofa which turns into a bed if required. You will love the large balcony, either with a pool view or an ocean view.
Marble Hills Farm
Located a few kilometers past Oakridge, on the road towards Camp Bay and Port Royal. Marble Hills Farm offers a potpourri of accommodations and surely one will fit your budget. From dorm rooms to treehouse casitas to sea view apartments, there is surely a room that is ideal for you. Famous for its production of jelly’s and jams, Marble Hill Farms grows most of the exotic fruits and flowers that are used for their products. Come and try a jelly and jam testing experience, or dive with their certified dive shop. Want more activity, how about some kite surfing or some deep sea fishing? If you like to see birds, take a hike through their gardens and farm. Count how many different tropical birds you can spot! They also offer a great restaurant: The Crows Nest.
Calabash Bight Resort
With only 7 rooms, this boutique hotel is a true gem. It is right on the beach and very close to a truly authentic local Caribbean Community. A private beach with outstanding snorkeling, first class meals and truly reasonable prices, this is the perfect place for a quiet truly Caribbean retreat. Calabash Bight Resort is located past Oakridge, and is a bit out of the way, however it gives you access to the different attractions on the East End of Roatan. Service is truly out of this world! Looking for Roatan’s East End hotels that have character and a sense of place? This is the place for you!
Mango Creek Lodge
Located way out in Old Port Royal, Mango Creek is a destination in itself in Roatan! With 6 lovely freestanding over the water cabanas, as well a main lodge, this property is absolutely unique. Views from your private deck on the cabanas showing you the expanse of blue Caribbean as seen on the south eastern shore of Roatan, you will fall in love with this intimate resort. Mango Creek Lodge offers outstanding meal, and many different activities, including scuba diving, salt water fishing, eco hikes in the expansive property and the chance to simply relax and enjoy life! Best of all, the free wi-fi service in the restaurant area will allow you to stay in touch with the outside world if you choose to do so! This is one of the most original Roatan’s East End Hotels to be found!
Camp Bay Beach Adventure Lodge
Camp Bay Beach Lodge is located within walking distance of the community of Camp Bay. This is the best option if you want to stay in the Camp Bay area. The lodge offers several private rooms with private bath and a terrace looking out to the beach. The property has a lovely beachfront location and a restaurant. The Lodge is right next to the dive shop. This is a great location to dive rarely visited dive spots in Roatans East End, as well as the islands of St. Helene, Morat and the Pigeon Cays in Barbaretta. For Diving arrangements, contact Dive Pangea Roatan. I will update you when the lodge is up and running in a few months!
Reef House Resort
A small, intimate, family owned fishing and diving resort, the Reef House is located on one of the small cays that form part of the community of Oakridge, known as Oakridge Cay. Getting there is half the fun! You will need to jump into one of the water taxis in Oakridge to get to the small Cay. The resort is one of several other homes on the cay, so you will enjoy the local community life of the islanders. The hotel is on the south shore of the cay. It offers a pleasant beach area, as well as direct access for shore diving. The Reef House offers outstanding fishing in the nearby flats. Tour the scenic mangrove canals. Enjoy some of the best shore diving in the Caribbean and friendly service at the comfortable lodge.