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“I felt happy and safe” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sundancer Cabanas

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Sundancer Cabanas
Jacksonville, OR
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“I felt happy and safe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

I love traveling with my daughter who researches everything to the nth degree and finds wonderful bargains. While we would have loved to stay in West End for the gorgeous white beach, our budget said "won't happen." We stayed 5 days at Sundancer and met lots of interesting people and had easy access to other towns by taxi. The Blue Parrot was a wonderful restaurant right by the road on the property. The best part of the trip was that I felt safe and would definitely go back solo. I did not feel that way in Tobago 2 years before.

Taxis can be expensive if you chose to explore all the facets of the island, but I don't think I would have wanted to rent a car there as the drivers are rather "spirited." Skippy, the manager of the Sundancer was very accomodating with advice and any needs we had. While my daughter likes to try new places, I prefer comfort and routine and would definitely come back here.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marylcip
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2010

Loved it - especially Lynne & Bob (the managers) ability to get things done. This spot was perfect for our needs - with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bath and two screen porches. we also enjoyed and used daily the pool - a perfect place ot relax and cool off after a long day. We also liked the location - and enjoyed the beach and reef - although it is a bit of a swim to the reef. having a car is certainly handy, but taxis are frequent and very cheap on Roatan. We also liked the nearby restaurants - Blue Parrot and Sunshine - different cuisines, but both good.
Diving was our attraction to Roatan - and the diving is very nice - not a lot of big fish, but hopefully they will return as the marine park gains traction. Sundancer is a nice choice for those who want to be a bit away from West End and have a condo like experience in a nice setting. But, do bring bug spray - there are lots of bugs in the tropics.
We were very pleased with the Sundancer.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank chasharold
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sussex
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2009

would like to thank Jenny and Dave for looking after us so well, the place was spotless and very well run and they could not do enough for us. our stay was something I will always remember.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank annsussex
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NW Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2009

Just spent 2 weeks at Sundancer Cabanas. These are 2 bedroom ( some with a loft for 3rd bedroom) units built using local woods and surrounded by lush flora and fauna. Remember the old adage: Location, Location, Location. Sundancer is IT. They are close enough to both West End and West Bay, but just far enough away on Cruise Ship days when you don't want to go to the West. There are 3 restaurants within walking distance, and the pool is very nice and secluded. The best part of the community is the 300 foot long pier with a great elevated deck at the end. Perfect for snorkleling out to the reef, morning coffee watching the sun come up, and coctails at night looking for the Green Flash. Skippy and Dave are both very considerate and knowledgeable, and will help you with any needs. Our unit did not have A/C, but we never missed it, and slept under the fans. We do recommend you ask for a cabana with a screened porch, as it will allow you to open up the unit to get the great breezes that blow through.
Yes, there are bugs, but only at sunup and sundown, and they never slowed us down. Bring a bottle of Cutters or Off, and go on your merry way. The cabanas are rustic, but clean and comfortable. This is NOT a 5-star resort, so don't expect it to be one. But for great prices, excellent location, and safe, secure accomodations, we don't think it can be beat. We'll be going back

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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2 Thank floridasailor09
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Oliver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2009

I recently traveled to Roatan and stayed at one of the Cabanas at Sundancer and, overall, I was incredibly pleased with everything. Our Cabana was perfect for 2 couples:it had 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and living room. Our place was well decorated, clean, and fully furnished. I absolutely loved the location because we were away from all the large touristy crowds but close enough that we could get to those areas in less than 5 minutes taxi ride. The private dock was beautiful and we didn't find that there were very many mosquitoes; we were seldom bitten. Furthermore, the manager at Sundancer took good care of us by informing us about the island, picking us up at the airport,dropping us off, etc.. We all enjoyed our stay very much and recommend Sundancer Cabanas to anyone (unless you are wanting a commercialed all-inclusive experience).

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Canada30
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Cambridge
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2009

"Serenity on Paradise Island" is found at Sundancer Cabanas in Sandy Bay, Roatan Island Honduras. We stayed in Sundancer Cabana 1B for an entire week and had nothing but fabulous experiences one after another! Our Cabana was beach front with an amazing dock out into the most exquisite view of the ocean (day or night). Unbelievable snorkeling right off the dock with the reef just minutes out and tropical fish you can't find anywhere else, all to yourself. Peace and serenity without the rush of tourism around you. Four unbelievable restaurants to choose from without ever having to get in a car. The Blue Parrot is right on sight with Bay Island Beach Resort only 30 minutes down the beach(walking) and 2 in between. Some of the best food I have ever had!! Our cabana was beautiful! Our screened in porch allowed us to enjoy early morning sunrise coffee with beach view and late night meals with the sound of the ocean rolling in as our background music. Absolutely Perfect!! We also took in a few island excursions: swim and snorkel with the Dolphins at Anthony's Resort ( just down the road from the Cabana) and Ziplining at Gumbalimba Park, both amazing! Sundancer Cabanas in Sandy Bay - an absolute must!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank franCambridge
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California
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2009

I've traveled a lot in the tropics and central America, and Roatan Island in general was a disappointment. It's not a tropical beach island, it's a rainforest jungle island. However, there are a few nice spots. Unfortunately Sundancer Villas wasn't one of them. If the island was a disappointment, Sundancer villas was a disaster. This might make a suitable fishing cabin that one would rent for no more than $300 a month. They are almost falling apart from neglect and they are filthy. I talked to other renters and they all felt the same. The place is alive with every imaginable blood sucking insect in the world, and the abundance of bugs has attracted thousands of bats. After dark they buzz around your head like dive bombers, and during the day they hang under the eves and the gables above the decks, dropping bat feces on everything and everyone that may be out on the deck below. Beside the bats, there's packs of dogs that roam the complex day and night, fighting and barking all day and night. Two people were bit while I was there. Besides the bats and the dogs, there's wild chickens that roam the complex day and night. The roosters crow with unbelievable volume, day and night. Between the bugs, the bats, the dogs and the roosters, unless one lathers themselves in bug repelent before bed and has an excellent set of ear plugs, forget about getting a decent nights sleep. This place is like a mad house. So if your planning a tropical vacation to go away and relax and enjoy the wonderful perks a tropical vacation has....GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!! This place sucks.

  • Liked — can't think of a thing
  • Disliked — the continual noise
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank flinfloncalifornia
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Property: Sundancer Cabanas
Address: Carretera Pavimentada Principal, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > Sandy Bay
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Ranked #5 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Sandy Bay
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Sundancer Cabanas Honduras/Roatan - Sandy Bay

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