We booked a last minute trip to Roatan, and tried to find a hotel in West Bay, where there is more action, but all was booked. We ended up at the Parrot Tree Plantation and were absolutely thrilled! We were with our teenage daughter and she loved it too. The place is beautiful, the condos quite luxurious, all marble and fine wood, with a kitchen stocked with every kitchen appliance you could need! We cooked many of our meals, but also enjoyed some delicious meals at the hotel's restaurant. Our only complaint would be slow service at the restaurant (an hour!), (and somewhat limited menu if you don't cook much) so plan to go a little ahead, when you are not starving, enjoying a drink while listening to the music.they should bring munchies while you wait!
The cost of the room includes a breakfast buffet or à la carte menu, and we were very happy with it. I am very picky when it comes to food, and want fresh, tasty, healthy meals, and we got just that (I can't stand greasy overcooked foods)! the only thing: I hope they get an expresso machine!! The staff was very nice, always smiling and willing to help. In fact, we were a bit late leaving for the airport and the resort manager offered to drop us off in her own vehicule! She called the airport and our airline to say 'listen Suzie, I've got so and so here and make sure you wait for them!) Mwow.The adrenaline level went down after that!
They have the most beautiful swimming pool I have ever seen. With beautiful beds with canopies to lazy around on...
We visited Westbay one day, and boy were we happy we were not in the middle of that crazy wild action! There was blazing tacky music and tons of people on the beach.(To be fair, it was aroung New Year's, so, busy). At the end of the day, we were quite happy to return to our beautiful place. We decided to experience with the local bus to go back, and we had fun! Did you know you can fit 19 people in a VWW?
The person commenting here who got off a ship to spend the afternoon at the hotel complaining of blaring music did not stay for the beautiful nice evenings. Yes, there are ships who stop on the island and bring tourists to various hotels for a few hours, a couple of times a week, and for those few hours, the music goes up and activities are organised on the beach. But we enjoyed that diversion, and enjoyed the peaceful times after they left.
You can snorkell right from there, on your own, or use the guides who sell their services. My daughter was petrified of snorkelling, so we used the guide one day, and he taught her how to become at ease in the ocean. The other 'little secret' about this place is that the corals are much nicer/intact, being away from the very busy West bay.
We had spent more money then we had planned, so we did not rent a car, but it would have been nice to rent a car for the week and explore the island and restaurants. Taxis will take you anywhere, though: they'll ask 20US a piece, which we always negotiated for 20$ for all of us (from Plantation to WestBay- so cheaper -10$- to take you to the grocery store).
We went ziplining (they picked us up and brought us back, after agreeing to let us do our food shopping and go to the bank!). That was crazy fun (and I don't do ladders, so imagine how I must have freaked all wilderness away..).
My only regret was not to be able to take long beach walks - the resort is right against a coral reef, so they built a retaining wall to have a quiet 'inner' beach, which turns out fine, (and clean! they rake the beach daily, and the water circulates well) but we ended up taking long walks in surrounding trails instead (in the mountain). And the walk on the long beach in WestBay, tripping over bodies, well, I can do without! And 'noseums', well, they're a part of wilderness, but they spray with some environmentally friendly stuff, and they were not that bad, but you have to bring some bug repellent out there. Forget citronella, go for Deepwoods, but I also bought their Blue Ocean organic oils and it worked most of the time.
So, yes, I'd go back anytime!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parrot Tree's Beach Resort features ultra-luxury villas, peaceful and relaxed. Tucked into our lush tropical landscape you'll find sumptuous comfort... An enticing invitation to beachfront living with elegant furnishings, lavish linens and spacious bathrooms. Snorkel or Scuba dive just off shore to experience some of the most beautiful aquatic life in the Caribbean. On property you could visit the state of the art Global Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (GARM) laboratory and clinic. Specializing in clinical trials, orthopedics, pain management and cancer treatments a visit to the GARM Clinic could change your life for the better ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parrot Tree Plantation Hotel First Bight