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Roatan Affordable Beach Apts., Diving,Fishing and Persona guidence Servvice.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Spacious apartments will sleep 1-3 persons. King size bedding Full size kitchen

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. Many other amenities are provided at no cost with in the apartments and personalized guidance to the island


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.

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John Hobson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About John Hobson

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

Why John Hobson chose Bay Islands Honduras

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

please visit <>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.
Apr 2010
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Sandy Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity sink,hairdryer. Personal drawers
  • Full shower with hot and cold water. no Jacuzzi tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra or different bedding is available,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Single bed will sleep a adult or adolence or two small child
  • KING SIZE or Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) On request for infants, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold down Fulton in living room area ,sleeps a additional person. Your choice,email
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
snorkeling equipment provided ,motor skiffs available, Charter offshore fishing,flats fishing, Island tours available. our tours you will see the whole island a full day tour, Lighthouse estates, West Bay , West End, Punta Gorda Oak Ridge, Jonesville .Hole in the Wall. more.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Roatan Affordable Beach Apts., Diving,Fishing and Persona guidence Servvice.
average rating of 4.90625 based on 33 reviews

Great little spot

  • 5 of 5

John and Sue, the owners, are very kind and did anything we requested. They were very helpful in giving directions and pointing out places of interest. They have a little hotel, in that there are three units and a communal patio, which is great if you're into convivial times. The rooms are very clean and their spot of beach is also raked and kept pristine. It's near Sandy Bay so not close to the busier West Bay. If you don't require your own private patio, you will love this spot. The rooms are around $100 a night, and it's very quiet and peaceful there. Plus, they all have air conditioners!

Roatan is extremely "buggy," and even though John and Sue had a variety of bug sprays nothing really worked so he prepared for bites. Also, the reef is quite a ways out from shore. They give guests one trip out in a boat, which is a nice amenity. And clean sheets whenever you want them! It was lovely.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Un coin de tranquilité

  • 4 of 5

Un peu vieillot sans manquer de charme, un retour en arrière avec modernité simple. Propre, confortable, toutes les commodités sont présentes, et bien entendu il y a l'air climatisée. Cela semble anodin, mais nos voisins d'une autre location en avait pas, indispensable! Le Hobbies est un hâvre de paix, tranquilité ( Ok ça dépends des autres locataire) mais il y a seulement 4 apparts. une seule peut accomoder 6 personnes, une autre deux à 4, une autre trois, et la dernière 2. En principe c'est un endroit très relaxant.

Au niveau de l'eau chaude, des cuisinière et frigo tout est super. les lits très confortables....

Le seul hic! puces de sables, tiques et moustiques. mais celà n'est pas l'endroit.. c'est l'île.... avec un bon chasse moustique et une recette des locaux (vanille et huile d'olive 50/50), on s'en tire, les moustiques semblent s'attaquer plus aux femmes..?? Faire attention aux légumes frais..danger... Si vous adorez comme nous le calme, le latino time , la pura vida GOGOGO, La vida es buenas!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent quiet place to enjoy the beach and snorkling!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a week and it was our first time to Roatan. John made it as easy as possible to book the room, picked us up at the airport and dropped us off again. He even ran us to the local grocery store if we needed anything.

We snorkled right off the dock and saw a variety of fish including eels, blue tangs, starfish and too many types of reef fish to count.

The room was excellent, was right on the beach, had great air conditioning and a kitchen to cook our own meals. There is a common use deck with fans that is a great place to sit and relax.

John and Sue were very nice and accommodating.

We will definitely book with them again when we come back to Roatan.

The room and location was ideal, especially if you want a quiet place where you'll see more fish than people.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dana, Thank you for a great review. We do have a unique area and the snorkeling is some of the best in front. No boat need to reach the reef This is what we try and do, make your vacation a memorable one!! Hobbies,Sue,Ronald and Taboo thank you.
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great beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Hobbies Hideaway was everything the website and great reviews claimed. We enjoyed an apartment right on the beach (a view to die for) We fell in love right from our arrival.

The other guests became friends and John and Sue (the hosts) could not have been more helpful. What other small resort owners would drive you into town every time you needed groceries?

It was one of our best vacations and we'd love to come back. We would surely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Greg and Dianne, Thank you for staying with us. Good people promote good vacations to new people for our oceanfront location in Sandy Bay and many popular amenities, You certainly experienced the whole island like no other tours. Now you have experienced the island's charm. Fishing ,diving,snorkeling,local restaurants cuisine and our comfortable oceanfront apartments. Quiet ,laid back and relaxed, I think it was our pleasure to have you as guests Dianne, beautiful tan coming from the white North, Potluck dinner was delicious with the fresh caught fish and other guests contributions ,delicious tasty Shrimp Salad. Great evening !! .Along with your unique artistic table decorations from fresh flora made a tropical reward everyone will remember !! We'll be here for your return next year. Make your reservations early!! Hobbie,Sue,Ronald,and Taboo.
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A little rustic but has everything you need

  • 4 of 5

John & Sue are very kind & helpful. They are willing to do what they can to make your stay comfortable. Hobbies is halfway between West End & Coxen Hole so you will need to take a taxi into either of these towns. Blue Island Divers is waking distance & a great company to use if you dive. The snorkeling around the reef was above average and a short swim from the end of the dock. Kayaks & paddle boats are available also. All in all a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, It was our reward to have you and the doctor stay at Hobbies Hideaway. Pleased to know you enjoyed the snorkeling and diving at our area in Sandy Bay. Hope to have you return next year. John,Sue, Ronald and Taboo
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5 Star Rating ++!

  • 5 of 5

We knew we wanted to travel to Roatan, but had limited knowledge about what area we wanted to explore. After reading the reviews about Hobbies Hideaway apartments and looking at the pictures, we had to book it. What a perfect experience, we cannot wait to go back. From the minute we landed, we were greeted by John at the airport. He took us immediately to the local grocery store and showed us the best local products to buy and the best Roatan Rum! After a long trip from CT, we were ready to start the week with everything we needed. The apartments are a very short drive from the airport while doing some sight seeing on the way. We pulled into the apartments and we were literally right on a beautiful, white sandy beach, looking out to the reef. We were greeted by Sue, John's wife, with fresh chips and guacamole and Ronald who helps with everything and as pleasant as can be! The apartments are very comfortable and clean with great air conditioning, very, very comfortable beds, fresh sheet and towels. No need to bring anything, but your bathing suit and casual, cool clothes!

From the minute we unpacked, our adventure began! We immediately walked out to the end of the dock and went swimming. It is great snorkeling and an easy swim to the reef from the dock as well. A daily favorite was taking our cocktail to the end of the dock and watching the sunset, absolutely beautiful! Ronald was also available to take you deep sea fishing or snorkling, or just a boat ride, it was all so convienent! Another great advantage of the location is The Blue Island Dive Shop,, they are a short walk up the beach. Very professional, experienced and friendly instructors and staff, we really enjoyed our time with them. Up the driveway from the dive shop is The Salty Mango Restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch. We are at least one meal a day there, all fresh, yummy and reasonable!!

We were so busy, we did not do much sightseeing, but we went to the West End a couple early evenings during the week. Great restaurants, shops, people watching and night life. It is a short cab ride from the apartment, worth the adventure.

John and Sue were fantastic hosts! They offer a very comfortable, friendly, relaxing, casual atmosphere, I highly recommend staying at Hobbies Hideaway. Not only is it beautiful, but very, very reasonable!! We are looking forward to returning!! Thank you again John and Sue!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hobbies Hideaway
Pristine Bay Resort Golf Course
Anthony's Key
Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Roatan International Airport (RTB)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Galaxy Wave
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Pristine Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Salty Mango
Car: not necessary

Snorkel excursions to best of the reef, Dive certifications, Offshore fishing, Excellent bone fishing on the flats, rental boats available, Marine ecological park in front of beach apts., popular dive sites, Dolphin encounters and show close to us, disco bars, nightlife, . Canopy Zip line,24 landings. Total island tours, Personal guides available.

many local attractions are a $2.00 p/p taxi ride away from Hobbies


Rates & Availability

Sandy Bay Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 13 2017 - Nov 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 19 2017 - Mar 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
April Holidays(Easter)
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Reservation cancellations forfeit deposit 45 days before arrival, Airline or travel itinerary delays illness or acts of God deposits or rental time are not refundable. Change of date or location during requested rental time no refunds
Free shuttle service from airport or ferry. Initial supermarket stop on arrival
The Honduran currency changes in value. Currently American cash brings a higher rate of exchange. We suggest cash as you get more value for the dollar. lock boxes in apartments

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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