Hobbies Hideaway is located on a half mile stretch of white sand beach, with crystal clear waters in the Sandy Bay area of Roatan, just 4km outside of West End. This area represents some of most unspoiled reef area of the Roatan Marine Reserve, with popular dive sites within swimming distance from your beach front apartment.
Explore the coral reef and its pristine beauty of underwater corals, fish and flora. Centrally located between West End and Coxen Hole with banks, ATM's, duty free shops, grocery stores and fine Honduran gift shops with island culture. Our area is undisturbed without the high end tourism. Quiet and tranquil yet close to all attractions. We provide airport transportation to the lodging at no charge.
Honduran coffee is provided free.
The large apartment has a private bath, fully equipped kitchen, all kitchen ware, purified water, tiled floors, ceiling fans, air conditioning and orthopedic bedding. The apartment faces the beach and reef. Outside your front door is a large entertainment area for socializing, watching the spectacular sunsets or observing the marine life. .BBQ available on the beach to cook fresh local fresh caught fish,shrimp and conch. Free coffee. The Apartment has cold air conditioning for humid and hot days. The Bedroom has your choice 0f King, Queen and twin beddings.
We are orignally from the Florida Keys Diving the reefs of Fla,. In earlier years it was unsurpassed. Then we discovered Roatan on a vacation. We came to fish and dive but decided to retire here.
John Hobson purchased this apartment in 2005
The beach front is beautiful,. Sunsets a different one every night .Being able to swim to the reef without a boat keeps you in shape.
No stress ,peace and quiet with the ecological natural beauty of the area.
If your seeking to escape the crowds of tourism at high end resorts our area is quiet and undiscovered but close to high end tourism areas
please visit <www.tripadvisor.com>for reviews. Many quests tell us what a great time they had and what a wonderful place. When they get back to the states they get caught up in the hurried daily routine and soon forget to leave feedback.
A wonderful site,quiet, far from road traffic.We hear only the wind and the waves breaking on the most beautiful section of Roatan Recife. From the dock you could swim out to the reef, or use a kayak,equipped with an anchor, available for guests. There is only three rooms for rent, so it's never overcrowd. We feel like HOME . The location is perfect , private sandy beach , no exhausting sellers, private dock to hook up hammock, or watch beautiful sunset . You are at few minutes driving ,to groceries, or fish market . Use taxi, very cheap, or ask John I'll give you a ride.
You could cook your meal in your apartment or on the grill , and taste it on the wooden covered patio. Or Take a short walk to Blue Parrot restaurant.If you want go out, West End , where is many restaurants and bars ,is at $3. taxi ride(one way per person).
Hobies Hydeway is not a divers center, but there is one at 5 minutes walk by the beach,
Blue Island divers, where you'll experience awesome small group dives,with great staff. Installations and gear are brand new.
We highly recommend the place, and look forward to return
Our main purpose for coming to Roatan Island was to snorkel a healthy reef. We are avid snorkelers and found a huge variety of corals, beautiful fish and other incredible sea life. Now that the entire island is a marine preserve, it is patrolled daily.
When we travel we like to live like the locals with as much privacy as possible. We found this and much more at Hobbies Hideaway. John and Sue treated us like family and went far above and beyond the call of duty to assure we had everything we needed and were enjoying ourselves. They were always available.
If you're looking for mints on your pillow and 1000 count cotton sheets, this is not the place for you. If you're looking for an island experience right on the beach with a swim out to an incredible reef, this is your place. Hobbies Hideaway is rustic but very clean and has everything you need. We cooked all our meals for two weeks with the exception of two lunches when we were touring the island with John and when we went into West End. If I needed a special pot or spice, all I had to do was ask. We highly recommend the half day snorkel trip with Ronald, who works there. He took us to special places we couldn't have gotten to on our own.
The wooden outdoor covered patio is a great place for relaxing and having your meals.
Any time we needed to go to the grocery store, John took us. Other places we went we went by taxi. They come by regularly and are inexpensive. We didn't feel the need to rent a car.
We highly recommend this place as a vacation spot. We'll be back
This is a great location, close to town and right on the ocean, but not crowded like the West End. More importantly, a genuine spirit of hospitality and generosity from the hosts complete the experience of being on Roatan. Also, their local knowledge made anything we wanted to do or find very easy. We would definitely stay here again.
Hobbies Hideaway...what a great vacation. John and Sue are wonderful hosts. We were really impressed with the great location. It is secluded and very well maintained. And , it is less than 50 steps to the water. The beaches were raked and cleaned daily. John not only transported us to and from the airport but, he and Sue took us shopping(groceries)twice. We were there for Christmas of 2014. John and Sue decorated the beautiful outdoor lanai with lights and a Christmas tree. They also brought all the guest some homemade Key-lime pie. You will not feel like just a number when you visit this place. These folks care about their guest having a wonderful vacation. Buz/Elaine would like to thank John/Sue for being such wonderful hosts. We look forward to returning.
The property is exactly as described (maybe a bit better) and John is an amazing host. He picked us up and dropped us off at the airport, acted as our personal well-informed tour guide, set-up fishing and snorkeling excursions, and generally took great care of us all week. He even made the most amazing lunch for us from our fishing catch! I went on a few dives with Coconut Tree Divers that were excellent while we were there, but I didn't see anything better than what we saw on the reef right in front of the condo. The description mentions you will have use of a kayak, but what makes it so wonderful is that it has an anchor!! Miles and miles of pristine coral right in front of the condo and you can explore all of it!! I'm pretty sure that's exactly what heaven is like. Can't wait to come back! Thanks John and Sue!
Hi John and Sue, We hope you are doing well sorry for being late with my thank you for all your wellcoming care and help. Your place just some meters away from the coral reef is the closest I can think to a paradise on earth. Your house is like our warm home away from our cold Canada. I recommend this place for those souls who indulge themselves in a quiet, safe environment, and specially one stone throw away from the coral reef and a tamed crystal clear acqua Caribben sea. This place is close enough to any other places for those who love music and outings, but returning to sleep in a peaceful haven. We hope to come back as soon as we can, all our friends now about your piece of heaven, and hospitality. The complete house, bedrooms, kitchen, washroom, airconditioning are excellent. If you had included a 6 star in your rating we had given it to you!!
Muchas gracias (Thank you very much)
Carlos,Marie, Sean and Fran
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Nov 15 2014 - May 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
Reservation cancelations forfeit deposit 45 days before arrival, Airline or travel itinerary delays illness or acts of God deposits are not refundable.
Free shuttle service from airport or ferry. Initial supermarket stop on arrival
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