I had the opportunity to tour Xbalanque on my latest vacation to Roatan. I did not stay there, but I certainly will next year. The place takes your breath away. It is certainly one of the most lovely resorts I have ever seen. And i love the concierge concept that applies to its restaurant and its diving. The dining room is for you and your guests, not outsiders. The dive operation takes you where you want to go when you want to go there and plucks you right off the dock. Other dive shops tell you where and when to go and you have to get yourself and your gear to their shop, often even before you have had your coffee. Often you get dragged to the dive site that the shop determines rather than where you would prefer. You get to stay on a dive as long as your air holds out, rather than being brought back to the boat so it can stay on the shop's schedule for the next dive. I know from many trips that the reef off the shore offers the same fabulous snorkeling as West Bay. And of course there are water taxis to take you to West End if you can stand to leave the resort. It is located along the beach between West Bay and West End, but it is quietly isolated from the noise and whoop-di-do of those places. It admittedly is not cheap but it does offer a unique experience, truly a one of a kind place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Xbalanque is a luxury boutique resort tucked into the heart of West Bay and West End in Roatan. Xbalanque is located on the edge of the Caribbean Sea facing west with beautiful sunsets and white sand beaches. Several accommodation options are available from villa rentals to two bedroom or one bedroom suites. Lotus restaurant and bar surrounds the infinity pool by the sea with beach lounging. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xbalanque Resort Roatan, Honduras - West Bay