Thursday, October 18, 2018

Roatan, the Must See Places

     A must read before your trip to Roatan. Check out my blog for some other great suggestions.

     If you plan a stay instead of a cruise ship stop, check out my vacation rental, The Tropical Garden Villa, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath newly furnished villa in a gated community on the beach with dive shop and restaurant. The home sleeps 6 and has a private 32 foot salt water pool in the backyard.
Contact us at 201 233 3472 (US) or

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A weekend in Roatan

     What a great article about what you can do in a weekend in Roatan. With Roatan being so close to the US, it is possible to spend just a few days. However, I guarantee, once you visit Roatan, you won't want to leave.

     To really enjoy your time in Roatan, stay at the Tropical Garden Villa at Palmetto Bay. Being mid island, it offers access to both ends of this beautiful island, the popular West End and West Bay, or the remote and untouched East End.
The beach at Palmetto Bay

or just call us at 201 233-3472 in the US

Monday, May 28, 2018

Scuba Diving in Roatan

     If you love to scuba dive, you need to visit Roatan and dive the 2nd largest reef in the world, and the healthiest, the Meso American Reef. Check out this great article on scuba diving in International Divers Magazine. It is chock full of great information on a lot of the dive sites around the island.

     When you visit Roatan, stay at the newly updated Tropical Garden Villa at Palmetto Bay. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that sleeps 6 with a private pool, surrounded by nature but just steps to the miles of white sand beach. Palmetto Bay is a gated resort with restaurant and bar, community pool, dock and dive shop, all on the beach. Sea Divers, our new dive shop just opened and offers diving and snorkeling trips, and you leave right from our very own dock.

Contact us at 201 233-3472 (US) or to rent our home.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Roatan's New Airport

     We all know that Roatan keeps making all kinds of lists for top tourist destinations and best beaches, among other things. It is becoming more and more popular, which means more people using the airport as one way to arrive on the island. This is a recent article outlining the exciting changes coming to the airport. Stay tuned.

     Once you are on Roatan, stay at the Tropical Garden Villa, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa on the beach with a private pool. It is at Palmetto Bay Resort, a gated community mid island, giving you easy access to all that Roatan has to offer. (Under new management offering the finest in concierge service.) In the US, call 201 233-3472 or email us at 
Picture yourself here

or here!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Things to do at Mahogony Bay

     Mahogony Bay, Roatan is the cruise ship port for Carnival cruise ships and its sister ships. The other cruise ships lines dock in Coxen Hole, the main town on Roatan. If you are coming on a Carnival cruise, there is so much to do at Mahogony Bay. Read the attached article to find out what great things they offer. Even though it looks like a lot of fun, don't miss out on seeing this beautiful island, tasting the fresh seafood and meeting these warm, friendly people.
     In case you are not coming on a cruise, when there are ships in, sometimes the guards let you in to shop. There are some great stores and the market with made in Roatan and Honduras handicraft. Check it out.

     If you fall in love with the island, come back and stay awhile. Rent our 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa with private pool in the gated beach community of Palmetto Bay, only 15 minutes from Mahogony Bay.

Email or call us at 201 233-3472 (US)
The Villa

The Private Pool

Palmetto Beach

Monday, February 26, 2018

Bambu Sushi and Fusion, Sandy Bay, Roatan-Restaurant Review

What a wonderful meal we had at Bambu Sushi and Fusion in Sandy Bay. We opted to eat outside as the only table inside was a high top with those hard wooden seats, not conducive to enjoying what I anticipated was going to be a great meal. There is not much of a view outside as the restaurant sits on the road but there was a wonderful breeze and you could see the sunset through the trees. We started with some Asian style empanadas that were great with just a little hint of spiciness. I could have made a meal just of those . Our daughter and our neighbor, who came with us, also shared a spicy tuna sushi which they both raved about. My husband had a sweet and sour tempura shrimp in a pineapple which was beautifully presented but he said it was a little bit too sweet for him. It was a nice portion of shrimp, they were big and perfectly cooked. I had spicy pineapple rum glazed ribs over vegetables and rice which I enjoyed though I thought the ribs were a little on the tough side but it was served with a great rice and vegetable combination. I ended up taking half of it home. My daughter had orange chili spiced chicken which she loved but she also ended up taking half of it home as she was full from the tuna sushi. At the conclusion of the meal , she declared it her new favorite restaurant on the island. We will be back. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Destination Wedding, Roatan


     What can be more romantic than getting married on the beach surrounded by family and friends? Getting married at Palmetto Bay Resort on the island of Roatan. It is the perfect island and location for a destination wedding. Roatan is easily accessible from the US, it is not in the hurricane belt so you don't have to worry that that perfect setting on the beach has to be moved inside, and lastly, Roatan is much cheaper than other Caribbean locations. At Palmetto Bay Resort, all the accommodations are in private villas so once the ceremony is over, the bride and groom can have their honeymoon of their dreams with absolute privacy in their own villa, on the beach, on the hillside, with a private pool or deep in the tropical landscape. Family and friends can stay in 2, 3 or 4 bedroom villas, allowing large groups to share a villa or have their own villa.
     The Palmetto Bay Resort can handle all the details for you, from airport or cruise ship pick up to the ceremony, food, wedding cake, photographers, flowers and music. 
Palmetto Bay Resort

View looking out to the beach
  Contact Palmetto Roatan for the wedding of your dreams.
Ask to book the Tropical Garden Villa, one of the few villas with its own private pool surrounded by the tropical jungle yet only a 1 minute stroll to the beach and restaurant.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Is Roatan on Your Travel Radar?

     Is Roatan on your travel radar? If not, it should be. Read this great article why Honduras, and specifically Roatan, should be your next travel destination.

     When you visit Roatan, stay at the Tropical Garden Villa at Palmetto Bay. This villa, all updated, has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has its own private pool surrounded by a lush tropical preserve yet is only a 300 foot stroll to the beach. Palmetto Bay is a gated community on almost 200 acres that sits on a very private, miles long, white sand beach. There is also a community pool, bar, restaurant, dive shop and dock for your enjoyment.
Call us at (201) 233-3472 (US number) or email us at