If you’re looking for a rustic bungalow with no frills, but in a fabulous location, book one of the villas at Bananarama Dive and Beach Resort. I stayed two nights in Villa #25. It was a little big for one person, but I wanted an ocean view in a great location and this fit the bill.
As I walked up I was thrilled to have a wonderful porch with a hammock. That was my favorite spot during my stay. Swaying in the breeze, I enjoy coffee and wine (not together of course!) while enjoying the view of the beach through the trees and listening to the waves gently break on the sand.
Inside the two-story villa, the dining and kitchen space is amble for 1-4 people. I never used the extra bedroom but it has two twin beds and its own air conditioning. Thankfully when I arrived my taxi driver Oscar (who I highly recommend and happy to share contact info if you’re going to Roatan) suggested stopping at the grocery store on way from airport to Bananarama. I was really glad he suggested that since I had a full kitchen. After checking in I did have to walk to a little market as coffee filters are provide but coffee grounds are not. I really liked the hardwood floors and colorful walls. My favorite part of the inside was the bathroom. The mosaic shower is wonderful.
Up a tight staircase is the main bedroom. It’s very spacious. The air conditioners work really well and I had to grab a towel in the middle of the night to use as blanket.
Breakfast is included in your stay. It’s at the Thirsty Turtle, one of the most popular bars in West Bay. It’s simple and delicious as you dine beachside.
If you’re good with no frills and want to be in a great location right on the beach, Bananarama Dive and Beach Resort is a good choice.