A friend and I stayed at the Media Luna from Boxing Day to the day after New Years Day. I have to say, based on the previous reviews, we were a little bit apprehensive. But when we got there, we were wondering if we were all talking about the same resort!
The rooms (each room was its own "hut") were beautiful. The service was fantastic. The hotel management had made a lot of changes, it seemed, but were still working through the kinks. The entertainment manager was new and was working to get a set of events together - some worked better than others... the scuba instructors were new and starting to get involved. Everyone was super willing to help should we need anything. We weren't that many people either... so it never felt crowded or loud. There were no children either.
Both me and my friend had birthdays while we were there, and the staff definitely surprised us with candles/cakes/drinks... it was very thoughtful of them. Also, they worked incredibly hard to make sure that New Year's Eve celebrations went well - with most of the entertainment staff working until the wee hours of every morning.... They really did try hard!
The tours run by the hotel worked well for our schedules between the dives... We did the island tour and the shopping tour to the West End with them. Definitely recommend the first one to get a good idea about what the island is like. With the Dive Shop we ate at the "Hole in the Wall" and did the Mangrove tour. It was great - but perhaps a tad too pricey for what it was. But Daniela did a great job organizing us and getting us there. Marta was also very helpful with the remainder of the open dives we had to do to finish up our certification.
Yes, the food wasn't perfect. But the donuts and creme caramel and that lemony dessert were great :) And there were relatively enough options to eat healthy. However, there were too many dishes loaded with mayo... not such a good idea in that temperature. We always got there relatively in the beginning, so we didn't experience the "running out" of food that was commented on before. The last day, I commented that there were no donuts, and the chef had them made specially :) That was such a nice touch!
The gym was decent once the air conditioner started working. There was also the option to have yoga/pilates classes, and the instructor was great! The entertainment staff also held daily aquarobics classes and impromptu pool volleyball. The games room had ping pong, pool and other boardgames. The reception staff were always always ready to help and provide answers or directions.
The hotel is isolated, but that is part of its charm. There are enough diving opportunities and little trips available that you don't get the feeling of being "trapped"... And the diving is so close and really really really amazing. Totally worth it.
All in all, I would definitely recommend it for a couple or a family with older children who are looking to relax, get some quiet, are interested in fabulous diving opportunities and for getting away from it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pearl of the Caribbean… refined, precious, endowed with an innate elegance without the confines of time.Are you searching for a refuge in the pure nature?Do you want an eco-Lodge that respects the natural harmony of the elements?Are you seeking absolute relaxation with personal treatment …To you who want the “luna”… Experience…have found it!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Media Luna Resort And Spa
- Media Luna Hotel Roatan
- Media Luna Resort & Spa Roatan, Honduras - Bay Islands