My husband and I stayed at the Island Pearl the last week of September, 2011. The rainy season was on its way, and heavy rain actually arrived the day we left. Because of the timing, there weren't many tourists on West Bay. We rented kayaks and snorkeling equipment a few steps from our room and walked right out into the beautiful, clear water. The fish and coral, a mere 200 meters away, were amazing.
We stayed in the efficiency unit, #28; it is all on one level, has a double? queen? size bed, fridge, a/c, open shower, sink with shelves, closed-off toilet, and a table. There's nowhere to sit inside besides the bed, though, and the curtains don't block any sunlight. Outside, though, there's a large square porch with chairs for four, a large table, and a hammock. This unit is right next to the Vintage Pearl restaurant, but there was not any noise because of it. It's a very comfortable unit. Bring bug spray, though... the mosquitoes were fairly bad outside on the porch and at the bar.
Breakfast comes with your stay. There's a great coffee shop (Cool Beans) within walking distance with breakfast items as well. A deli and market are right up the road as well.
I would recommend staying here because of the access to the beach, the number of restaurants within walking distance, the access to snorkeling/diving/kayaking equipment, and nightlife at the Thirsty Turtle bar at Bananarama.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Uncover a little known wonder in the Caribbean, where you can bask in near perfect weather steps from the silken sand. With intimate villas and a spacious owners villa, Island Pearl provides a serenity undiscovered in Roatan. Canopied by swaying palms, the beauty and intrigue of an Island Pearl visit has always drawn guests who are looking for something more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Island Pearl West Bay
- Island Pearl Hotel West Bay
- Island Pearl Roatan, Honduras - West Bay