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Submitted: March 4, 2012
Stayed: February 2012
Villa Serena was a breath of fresh air, away from the cruise shipping hustle of the West End and set in a collection of scattered homes in landscaped surroundings along Roatan's north shore. Palmetto Plantation has a small restaurant / bar with a pool and beach toys for residents(and guests) that is friendly and well staffed. The understated surrounds (maybe 20 years new) are well kept, very secure, and restful. A small dive shop is well run, right on the site. Flats fishing for bones & permit is right there, near shore fishing for the table is just outside, along with world class snorkeling and diving opportunities in an uncrowded & untrammeled area of the reef. French Harbor is just over the hill (15 min. away), along with easy road access to all other areas of the island. Linda Kay (managing the property) could not have been more helpful.
If you are seeking the Cancun-like experience of a large resort, with plenty of glitz, and lots of action / activities, Palmetto is likely not be for you..... but if you want to relax along a good stretch of Honduran sand, taking in the best of what the area has to offer, while taking some care of yourself in a very adequately equipped, well designed vacation home, Villa Serena offers all of that. A rental car is advisable (IMHO), and allows you to take-off in several directions, to explore all that the island has to offer.
I would certainly go back again!
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Your comments are very helpful. They should be helpful to potential guests and they are helpful to us by way of having your perspective of the house and Palmetto Bay Plantation. Thank you for taking the time to make these helpful comments. Linda Kay
Helpful votes: 5/5
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