Roatan is a Caribbean Island off the coast of Honduras. It is home to the second largest coral reef in the world. With more and more cruise ships docking at the island, the word is out that Roatan is a paradise worthy of your next tropical vacation.
But where should you stay once you arrive? I recommend enjoying the convenience of one of the resorts on the picturesque beach of West Bay. This article focuses on my personal experience at Infinity Bay Beach Resort reported by many to be the best resort on the island.
So what’s so good about this resort? After being picked up at the airport by the resort’s contracted car service (which was friendly and convenient even if the van was a little worse for wear), and driven the 20 minutes to West Bay at the tip of the island, guests are dropped off at the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen. The resort itself runs perpendicular to the beach which gives many of the condo units an incomparable view of the infinity pool and Caribbean Sea. Having immediate access to clear warm water and white sand is a true luxury. My husband, daughter, and I enjoyed making sand castles on the beach in the morning, and wading along the shore in the evening.
Unlike most of the resorts along West Bay beach, Infinity Bay has its own private dock so guests can get right into a boat for their day’s excursions (snorkeling, diving, glass bottom boat reef tour, fishing, etc…) without first having to travel to another destination on the island. The friendly staff at the resort can arrange any of these events with a day or two of advance notice.
The condo itself was well appointed and well stocked. We stayed in a two bedroom, two bathroom unit that felt quite spacious. Both rooms had a king size bed but no television. (There was a large flat screen in the living area.) I would have preferred some sort of espresso maker, but I suppose the provided coffee pot would suffice for most people. The unit does have wifi which worked well except out on the balcony (where I wanted to spend my mornings perusing the internet).
The Infinity Bay resort has two restaurants. One is buffet style. It offers an extensive breakfast buffet that includes some traditional Honduran foods. I particularly enjoyed the freshly cut pineapple each morning. The other restaurant is a bar on the beach with a menu that is disappointingly all-too-familiar Western cuisine. I also found the drink menu limited, although my husband enjoyed sampling the local brews.
Due to the location of the Infinity Bay Resort, guests can easily walk along the beach to the other restaurants of West Bay or take a quick and convenient water taxi to West End.
Overall, we had a very peaceful and relaxing time during our stay at Infinity Bay Beach Resort. Because of its location, private dock, stellar views and top-notch beach, I’d be hard pressed to consider staying at any other resort on the island.