Submitted: March 14, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
Let me enthusiastically state from the onset: this is a 5-star accommodation. We stayed at Casa del Mar at Orchid Beach for 13 days in late February to early March 2013, and it was the most delightful time we have had in years. The house is beautiful, efficient and functional, convenient, perfectly furnished, well maintained and affordable. It could not have been better. The location is perfect for a quick walk down the beach to West Bay or to West End. We spent the majority of our time in West Bay because of the great beach, fabulous snorkeling, and restaurants.
Roatan and Casa del Mar offers the adult traveler everything one could possibly want in a tropical vacation. The weather is typically perfect (highs in the low to mid 80s) and the water is gin clear and warm. The beach is just a few steps down and the dock is about 20 yards from fantastic coral reefs and hundreds of tropical fish. We snorkeled off the end of the dock almost every day. When we wanted a change, we walked down to West Bay or hired a boat to take us further out into the reef. Casa del Mar is located in the perfect location.
Juan Carlos is a terrific person man attended to our requests immediately. His little dog was fun to have around as well. He kept the beach in fabulous condition even after a couple of days of very strong winds that littered the beach with turtle grass.
Fedie Solomon was our driver. He picked us up at the airport and we strongly recommend him to others who travel to Roatan. He is honest, trustworthy, and reliable. He also knows the history of the island and has a wonderful sense of humor. We used him to travel to the market, to meet the fishing guides, to the zip line, and to the dolphins encounter. Remember Fredie; you will be very pleased.
We have been to Belize several time and spent years in the Florida Keys, but I think we have found the place that we can go year after year and never be disappointed. We will return in 2014; that is a done deal.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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