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“Mixed Feelings About Sundancer Cabanas”
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Sundancer Cabanas
Gatineau, Canada
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“Mixed Feelings About Sundancer Cabanas”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

We spent a couple of weeks at Sundancer earlier this year. It is an absolutely beautiful spot with brilliant tropical gardens, mango and palm trees and is located right on a post card perfect Caribbean beach. The coral reef is just a little piece off shore, close enough to swim to, and the snorkeling was the best we have ever enjoyed. The people at Sundancer were friendly and very welcoming. Our cabana, while a rather rustic wooden building, was exactly as described and we really have no complaints about it.


In spite of all these tremendous positives, I could not recommend Sundancer to anyone. The stench from septic tanks was beyond anything we have ever experienced!!! There seems to be septic tanks all over Sundancer. . One was located close to the lane that leads to the road and it emitted a constant unpleasant smell. The truly terrible one was next to the Dive Shop. The stench from this one was not constant but rather came in waves. Because it is so hot there, you need to have the windows and doors open to catch a breeze. Unfortunately, more than once breezes brought in such strong fecal odours during breakfast and dinner that we were not sure we could hold down our meal. The stench also blew in during the night and was so fetid at times that it woke us up.

I have no idea why the septics are so bad at Sundancer, as we travelled all over the island and nowhere did we encounter similar septic problems. These septics are obviously not working properly and they are close to the sea, which leads to the question: Along with the horrific smell is there environmental damage?

Alymer, Quebec

Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

We stayed at Peter's Place #14. We had comfortable accommodations for 7 adults and 4 kids. We highly recommend it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

I just returned from 3 months on Roatan and was fortunate to have stayed at Sundancer Cabanas in Sandy Bay. Very centrally located - just a quick taxi or bus ride to W. Bay or Coxen Hole and within walking distance of 3 restaurants. Shrimp at Blue Parrot is sooooo good!!! Skippy Kirsch, the property mgr. is a wealth of hospitality and information and Dan & Holly can handle all your diving and snorkeling needs. Loved the dock and spent many tranquil hours on the top deck watching waves break over the reef. Snorkeling is awesome on the reef at Sundancer - much better than at W. Bay. Fireflies, Hummingbirds, beautiful blooming plants and beach - just wonderful. Do bring insect repellant - sandflies everywhere.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Jacksonville, OR
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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
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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
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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
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NW Florida
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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
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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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