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“Great value, service, and location”
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Half Moon Resort
Ranked #34 of 41 Hotels in Roatan
Certificate of Excellence
Ellensburg, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Great value, service, and location”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

HMB Resort is just as excellent as it was in 1998 when my wife and I were here with our children. It is in a quiet section of the West End and you can experience fantastic snorkeling a few steps from your lodging. There are a variety of the air conditioned cabin locations - right on the bay to tucked away in the trees - and all rooms are simple but clean spacious and made out of a beautiful tropical wood. Oh yeah, each room also has its own balcony/deck with a hammock. The rates are better than other hotels of similar size and quality and teh service is friendly and attentive.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Before going to Roatan my fiancee and I looked into the difference between staying in West Bay versus the West End and for us we are glad we choose West End. Although West Bay has a beautiful huge sandy beach, it is filled with expensive resorts and expensive food - it felt way too touristy for our tastes. We did take the short 15 minute boat ride over there to enjoy the beach for a day but much preferred West End for our needs. West End has a very small beach not nearly as nice as West Bay but has an abundance of restaurants with many price points, much better shore snorkeling than West Bay, and a great selection of dive shops. This hotel is in the perfect location right at the end of the bay so it is only a short 5-10 minute walk from everything you need but far enough from the noise to be relaxing. Although there is no actual beach right at the hotel they do have a sandy area on the water and beach chairs and free snorkel equipment and the reef is RIGHT THERE. Seriously, you cannot get a better location for snorkeling, you slip right into the water and you can swim for hours and see so much. The rooms are nice, clean and basic but who stays in their room on an island like this? They have AC, porches with hammocks to laze in, and the setting is lush and natural. The price is right, the location is great, the staff is friendly and the snorkeling is amazing. If you are looking for a super posh high end resort, this is not for you. If you are looking for a nice locally run hotel in a great location with ample opportunities for snorkeling and beautiful sunsets with close access to the West End restaurants and dive shops then I would highly recommend High Moon Resort.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We really enjoyed the location of Half Moon Bay. We looked into other accommodations while we were there and decided we would return to Half Moon when we return. The staff was very friendly, the snorkeling steps from our door was our favorite on the trip and we ate breakfast 3 out of 6 days here because it was great and price was fabulous.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Lori H
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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2013

The great location is the best thing about this place, along with comfortable rooms and a friendly staff. The rooms are large, clean, with AC and fans, with a shared porch with hammocks and chairs in buildings made of dark wood. Staff was very friendly and helpful. It's one of the few places you can walk 50 feet from your room and be snorkeling/swimming. I had a few breakfasts and a nice dinner in the restaurant, an open covered deck right by the water, good local food with reasonable prices. It's only a few blocks from the little town of West End, but that gives it a more spacious feel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

This resort is located in the west end where the night life happens in Roatan. It's a very urban hotel and you have your basic needs met. High speed wifi, air conditioning, a bed and hot water. What makes this hotel different than others is the service and the people. Rene is the owners son and he couldn't be more personable and his sister Matilde has a smile on her face every time I see her. I was so pleased with this resort and if I come back to Roatan I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Thank you Half Moon Resort for making our trip so memorable.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

This is probably the nicest resort we've ever stayed at. The location is the best in the West End of Roatan - it is on the edge of the bay with its own private beach. The resort lent us free snorkelling equipment and the snorkelling from the resort beach is amazing (I saw a school of cuttlefish, trumpet fish, puffer fish, parrot fish, lobsters to name a few). It is only short 5min walk to the main part of West End were you'll find heaps of restaurants, mini-supermarkets, and dive shops.

Our cabin was a nice size and looked out onto the bay. The rooms weren't particularly special but the views were great. We spent a lot of time on our balcony in the chairs and hammock provided!

We also really enjoyed the restaurant food there which was very reasonably priced. The staff made the resort too and all of them were friendly and happy to help. The brother and sister that manage the resort were extremely friendly, and willing to help with information and arranging things.

We will definitely come back to stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank sbryce138
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Taiwan via Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

I had the distinct pleasure of staying in this amazing location in the great area that is West End. The whole place looks and feels like it grew right out of the mangroves that surround it. It's perfectly situated and the end of the crescent bay just off the main drag. The ocean and amazing snorkeling are steps from your from door. The service staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating and the family that runs the show are extremely kind and gracious. I very nearly skipped the plane ride home. :-)

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Half Moon Resort
Address: Half Moon Bay, West End, Roatan 34101, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Roatan
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Roatan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
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