You can have it all. Coral reef, sunsets, white sand, placid aqua waters, lapping waves, fresh water pool, are all right there for your enjoyment and just a couple of steps off the deck. Delight in the golden sunsets, turquoise waters and lavender skies while lounging in air conditioned comfort. Villa Joya en Bayside is located ocean front at the quieter eastern edge of West Bay Beach which was voted by National Geographic as one of the worlds most beautiful. There are PADI dive operators, restaurants, shops and a deli all within an easy walk along this gorgeous stretch of white sand beach. Gumbolimbo Park is also a short walk away.
This is a home away from home setting by waters edge with a fresh water pool, split air conditioning units with remote controls in each room. Master suite has a king bed and second bedroom can be either twins or a king. The building has a quiet, automatic switched backup generator. Beach towels and ample linens are provided.
Villa Joya en Bayside: Why be cramped up in a small room occupied by mostly the bed, when your family and friends can enjoy the comforts of an air conditioned home for about the same amount of money or less, when you enjoy the use of the kitchen. You don't have to make arrangements to meet in some public place ~ you walk out or your bedroom to the social areas of a home.
West Bay Beach: Villa Joya is very nearly perfectly located at West Bay Beach. It is close to restaurants, shops, parks, dive operators without being on top of them. What it is ‘on top of’ is fabulous beach with coral within easy swimming distance. It has easy and quick access (2 minute walk) to the most popular beach on Roatan, at the same time having a very private deck within a few feet of the water. Due to its geographical location West Bay only really developed in recent times as a community of international expats living in small to large developments, some of which could be called resorts. Workers are bused over the mountain ridge each day from their homes in West End, Sandy Bay, Coxen Hole and Flowers Bay.
Activities: Diving and snorkeling is what Roatan is about as we the best of the best while being the most affordable in the Caribbean. Roatan and the Bay Islands are part of the second largest barrier reef on earth. I see turtles, rays, lobster, squid, very large Parrot and Queen Angel fish, and many more varieties to numerous to mention. The coral is as varied as the fish and there is much of it all along West Bay. The Gumbolimbo nature park with zip line is a very short walk down the beach. There are several PADI dive operators from which to choose, one of which, Las Rocas, is right next door. West Bay has an art gallery and a variety of restaurants, including a deli and palapa bar with burgers. There are a few but very nice shops along with a video rental provider. And West End with many wonderful restaurants, bars and shops is a fun water taxi ride away.
Left a career in IT Project Management and satellite systems engineering to move with my husband and teen son to Roatan. It was the best thing we could have done for our son and ourselves.
It is on the most beautiful beach on Roatan yet is not in the thing of all the hubbub. It is on the West Bay Beach side of the canal and the ridge. It does not have public road access to the beach where it is located and it is an easy walk to amenities.
It is water front with a white sand beach an coral very close to shore. It has fabulous views of the water through double pane glass sliders; split AC units and quiet concrete construction.