ROATAN'S BEST VACATION! NO ADDED FEES OR TAXES. BOOK NOW!
Escape to Castaways Cove in picturesque Caribe Point Bight. It's one of the most pristine, unspoiled areas of Roatan. The island's best diving, snorkeling and kayaking is right here. You'll totally enjoy our panoramic views of the sea, reef, hills and mainland mountains.
This unique nautically decorated large one bedroom boathouse sits right over the water. Our property and surrounding woods has lush tropical flora for getting in touch with nature; paths and trails for hiking, exploring and jogging; and a dock for swimming, floating or exploring the beautiful coral clusters.
We have six new sit-on-top kayaks that are included free with your rental. They are great for exploring the lagoons, reefs, restaurants, nearby villages and mangrove tunnels built by the Payan Indians. You can kayak to nearby restaurants and grocery stores. Kayak up and down the coast, stopping to snorkel along the way.
DIVERS - you will enjoy the boutique diving - personal service of getting picked up at your own dock and taken out to explore our many fabulous east end dive spots. Can't dive? You can easily get certified or do a "Discovery Dive". We can arrange water taxi pickup, a sailboat excursion to Port Royal, a fishing trip or whatever activity you want. And after a full day, you'll rest comfortably upon Egyptian cotton sheets in a new queen bed. We also provide a local cel to use while here, so you can sleep easier knowing family can reach you.
The kitchen is fully equipped right down to wine glasses, along with satellite Directv, wifi and fishing gear to catch that fresh snapper dinner. Fresh seafood is always available from the local fishermen. Don't feel like cooking or going out? We also have a lunch/dinner menu that includes shrimp, lobster, fish, pasta and filet. We can also arrange cooking services or catered meals.
A large veranda overlooking the sea is a great place to enjoy that first cup of morning coffee, watch the tropicals and starfish, read in the hammock or celebrate the sunset.
We've been diving all over the Caribbean and could have moved anywhere in the world. However, we chose Roatan and specifically Caribe Pointe Bight for its unmatched beauty, and the spectacular reef snorkeling and wall diving right at the entrance to our bight. It doesn't get any better than this!
Our weekly rate of $850 includes a kayak for each person. There are no extra add-ons or fees - we do not charge the 18% tax or a cleaning fee or an electricity surcharge. You'll have everything you need and more to assure a relaxed, hassle-free vacation. Please email for full details about booking this unique hideaway or visit our website. We've dropped our rates for 2015 to fill our calendar. We also have a 2BR 2BA villa on the property that's waterfront but 30 steps up. It has awesome views of the reef and mountains. Contact us today!
We do not charge the 19% Honduras Tax or any other extra fees. Our new waterfront villa may be available or even a nearby house, so don't hesitate to inquire even if your date is taken or you have a larger group.
Please contact us for special rates for longer stays or a long term rental agreement....Read more
Snorkel. Kayak. Dive. FIVE STAR AWARD WINNER! Roatan, Bay Islands Honduras
Additional Location Information
Located at Caribe Pointe Bight, on Roatan's south shore, just west of Jonesville. It's a stone's throw from the famous mangrove tunnels built by the Payan Indians. The area has lush tropical surroundings with paths for hiking, walking or enjoying the outdoors. Properties in this locale are upscale and with pristine clean water for snorkeling, swimming, diving, floating and kayaking..
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Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Car is not necessary
Last updated on January 07, 2015
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Left on 01/13/2015 for a stay in December 2014 | bgordoon
If your looking for a quiet comfortable place to stay on Roatan Marcia and Dennis have the place. My wife ,son and I had a wonderful week of snorkeling and enjoying how quiet and beautiful their home is . Sitting on the patio whatever the weather was like was a pure delight. The view of the bay in the evenings is incredible. The Kayaks give you great access to incredible snorkeling and were great fun to play with in the waves at the entrance to the bay. We will definitely be back for more
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Left on 12/16/2014 for a stay in December 2014 | Justin V
Marcia and Dennis (& Shay)
Thank you so much for welcoming us to your patch of paradise. We enjoyed every moment of our trip and look forward to returning in the future. Your informed advice made it easy for us to feel confident in our treks and adventures around the island. When we were not out exploring, we truly enjoyed lying around on the dock, sitting in the cool breeze on the porch, feeding the fish right outside our door, and, of course – snorkeling the beautiful wall of reef just a short paddle away.
Thank you for your hospitality!
Left on 05/22/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | James G
Once in a great while do you happen upon an unexpected great place. Such was our find when we stayed eleven nights at Marcia and Dennis’s boat house on Roatan. Other reviews have stated the facts: the rental is as advertised, that Marcia supplies you with great information before you come about where to shop and where to eat, and that Marcia and Dennis make available their contacts throughout the island. What we found not captured in the other reviews is that this is a place of serenity and beauty where you can drop into island time. If you want access to a lot of bars and parties, go to somewhere on the West End; if you want to get away to a peaceful setting, this is it. We have been to several snorkeling places throughout the Caribbean, and this is the place we are the most nostalgic about. And we are not alone; the groups before and after us were returning customers. You can’t beat this. Jim and Donna
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Left on 03/17/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Rita G.
First time in Roatan. My boyfriend and I were looking for a quiet location for diving and snorkeling. This was the perfect location. Dennis and Marcia are very gracious hosts. Before I arrived Marcia had sent detailed information regarding Roatan, fun things to do, various attractions, the best places to eat. After we got there we enjoyed snorkeling and kayaking right off the dock, diving during the day, sitting on the deck in the evenings. We stayed for 5 nights and had a SUV rental. I would definitely recommend Castaways Cove if you want to be away from the crowds and have a beautiful view in a well kept boathouse with wonderful hosts and amazing snorkeling and dive sites close by.
Left on 03/03/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I booked this for a quiet few days before we left from a two week vacation. After 4 days in the west end and 5 days on Utila this is what the doctor ordered. Don't get me wrong we still kayaked to Hole in the Wall, Mcnabbs and Bj's but we didn't do that 1 or 2 in the morning stuff. Dennis and Marcia were great. Dennis even did a load of wash for us. Sunday barbecue at Mcnabbs is fantastic! Can't wait to take my family to this wonderful spot.
Left on 02/09/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Sue
The Boathouse is right on the water with kayaks and a jetty you can fish from. It is very clean and comfortable and well-equiped. The terrace is fantastic to relax on. You can kayak through the mangrove canals or out to the reef, tie up and snorkel! Dennis and Marcia live close by and are very helpful if you need advice, tips, Wifi, phone, etc but also leave you alone if you want privacy. We had a car for the 2 weeks we were here and explored the entire island.
The Boathouse has 1 bedroom but includes a fold up bed which you can put in the main room if you are travelling with a child.
Left on 02/06/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Phineus
Just a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the island lifestyle. Warm tradewind breezes and very few bugs to worry about even during the evening. As a matter of fact we slept with the patio doors wide open(no screens) and not once did we get bite by a bug. Try that in Minnesota! The owners Marcia and Dennis are so very nice and really can help you find some great things to do while your on roatan. It is far from the madness of the West Bay area and for us that was what we wanted. There aren't any beaches here really to speak of, but if you have a 4x4(recommend)you can get to one quite easily. If you enjoy trying new things and don't want the all inclusive type caribbean vacation you will love it here, we did!
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Jennifer
What a Wonderful Trip!I certainly would love to return and hopefully that time includes a visit with you! Dennis is an excellent host and has all of the information we ever needed to know and more :) Your home and the boathouse are both perfect places to live. What a spot you have! I loved sitting on the deck, kayaking around the bight, gazing at stars in the dark night sky, listening to the water splash against the wall behind the house :) All so soothing and relaxing. We have been churning up thoughts of what it would be like to move there ...in the future. Our only thing that would change in our next visit would be the type car we rented. We had the tiny economical one which didn't really agree with the road system - being dirt in many areas, as you know. Even though, it didn't stop us from exploring the island from the West end to almost the end of the East! Besides the island itself that we so enjoyed, I loved the water! I only learned how to snorkel a few months ago and boy am I glad I did! It is a beautiful world under the sea. Dave even took a scuba diving lesson and went out with a group. I joined them and was able to snorkel with the boat driver, I saw more than the others, too! With so many best things about the island, I think the top one is how safe I felt. Before leaving, I was a bit concerned with this. Yet, not once did I have a worry or a question about something. Everyone was more than friendly and polite. Very nice to experience in a foreign country. Granted, I'm sure there are moments with issues, but overall, our experience was great. I could go on with many more praises, but I loved my visit to your boathouse, meeting and visiting with Dennis (and other local friends too) and getting to know the island of Roatan. It is certainly an island to treasure :). Many Thanks for all of your help leading up to our stay. Your information was referred to often. I hope to be able to return again soon. Read more
Jennifer, thank you very much for your excellent review. We are so happy you and Dave enjoyed your first Roatan trip. You filled your one week stay with a lot of interesting adventures and weren't afraid to get out and mix with the locals. You went sightseeing around the island, from one end to the other, making the most of your limited time. Thank you for staying with us and please come back again.
Marcia and Dennis
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Days in Paradise
Left on 04/07/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
It was wonderful to spend a week in Paradise as a blizzard hit the Northeast. We loved the fabulous weather, great kayaking, geckos, tropical fruit, beautiful sunsets and relaxing days. The highlights were snorkeling with Marvin and the iguana farm. Thanks for all your help in planning our trip.
Tim and Susan
Left on 04/01/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Sherry
Marcia & Dennis,
We had such a wonderful time. Going back to real life will be tough. Thanks so much for introducing us to Kevin & Ed - we are now certified and have a total of ten dives under our belt. We ventured to the asylum - the food was great. We hope to see you again. Thanks much for all of your hospitality!
Kevin and Sherry Little
North Vernon , in Read more
Sherry, thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed having you and Kevin here and so happy you were able to get certified during your stay. Please come back and see us again!
A fabulous stay in Roatan
Left on 03/31/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | traveller Mel
Feb. 3, 2013
Marcia & Dennis,
It's our last day of a week's vacation at Castaways Cove here. We're trying to list our favorite things about the week and we realize the beauty of the week here was a combination of the great snorkeling, kayaking, lazy mornings reading, watching the sunset, peaceful sleeps, water taxi tour, lunch at Pookies, a wonderful dinner at Gios in French Harbour, the monkey la-la lizard, tours with Ruban around the island, the coral reefs with all the blue tangs, angel fish, pelicans, herons...thank you for your guidance and hospitality...both the boathouse and the villa were great accommodations. We will spread the word!
Melanie and Doug, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Read more
Left on 06/01/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | tnkisland
We have been blessed with many wonderful adventures,and our time on Roatan will rank amongst the best. Marcia and Dennis arewonderful people, hosts, guides and neighbors. Thank You!
The locals at McNabbs, Jonesville, Oakridge and throughoutRoatan are a pleasure. Great snorkeling, ranks up there with some of our bestspots. The accommodations were wonderful. Bbq'ing fresh fish on the porch withcold local cerveza cannot be beat. We look forward to our return!
Left on 03/08/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Pat Dowe & Jock McPhee
Marcia & Dennis are wonderful people to strive to give you the vacation you want. They share a wealth of information about the island, best things to see and do, people to contact etc. The boathouse is clean, well furnished. Weather was great and we spent everyday snorkelling and kayaking, often right in their bay. There was always a variety of coral and fish to be seen, and we lucked out with spotting a manta ray and a turtle as well. The mangrove tunnel is quite an experience, as is the weekend bar-b-que at Pukys. If you want a vacation with real local flavor--this is the place to be. Thanks again !!! Ps - Loved the shrimp dinner!!! Read more
Pat & Jock, thank you for the fantastic review. We are so happy you had a great time. I've gotta say that you were awesome guests and so "low" maintenance! Your photos are professional looking and its hard to believe you took the fish ones snorkeling! Thanks again and we hope to see you in the future!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Our week in Paradise
Left on 01/15/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Nov 27 2011
Marcia & Dennis
What can we say, we're at a loss for words. We had the best trip! From kayaking the mangrove tunnels, our unexpected "buzz” at the Hold-in-the-Wall with Dwayne, Harry & Clyde; snorkeling and hanging out in the mornings with Scamp and Boots.
Your kindness & generous spirit will always be remembered & was greatly appreciated. We loved it so much we're considering buying our own piece of paradise.
From our Island to your Island - - Peace and Sunshine
Maureen & Dan, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Left on 01/11/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Marcia & Dennis
You two are the best! It was a real pleasure to have the company of such calm and caring folks. Marcia, your knowledge of the area was always helpful and Kevin was an excellent dive master. We will miss you & Castaways Cove as we head back to our busy lives. We are hoping to come back again with more family. And we'd love to see you in NYC; you're always welcome!
And a "woof-woof” to Scamp and Dobie. Missing them already.
Left on 01/01/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
From the time that we arrived until the day we left, we were catered to and made to feel comfortable. The rental was exactly what was needed for us to feel stress free and very relaxed. I went to Roatan for a dive trip and it turned into so much more.Everything was arranged for us, in a very timely fashion-all we had to do was ask. The diving, totally awesome!!
Left on 03/11/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Volunteers
Feb. 12-24 2011
Dennis & Marica
Thank you for the wonderful introduction to Roatan! We have utilized the Vrbo website many times now, but have never had such an extensive background on what to expect before even arriving. Once here, we realized how beneficial your preliminary information proved to be. Your guidance was invaluable. We have enjoyed the privacy, peace and serenity of your boathouse. Although the weather could have been better for snorkeling, we enjoyed kayaking and exploring Roatan. We especially appreciate your hospitality and the delicious meal at the end of our stay - - a unique experience for us!
You're the greatest - thanks!!!
Left on 02/14/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Taunya
Castaway Cove could not be a better location with access to land and sea right in the middle of the island. Kayak to some of the quaint little restaurants and enjoy meals that range from a cheese burger to lobster cooked in garlic sauce. Swim or kayak to amazing snorkeling sites with post card perfect vistas. Drive to the touristy side of town and take in shopping or a people-watching walk on the beach. Drive to the, almost deserted side of the island for peace and tranquility and an opportunity to meet the locals and engage in the culture. Or stay home and lounge on the deck, make friends with the dogs and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the ocean that is your backyard, literally.
Castaway Cove has it all with options for more! We had a great stay here and would highly recommend this great spot to anyone!
Left on 01/13/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Dear Marcia and Dennis:
Thank you for being such wonderful hosts! I wish we did not have to leave so soon. The accomodations, the scenery, the weather - - all great, but you two made our stay perfect! We will be back!
Thanks a bunch!
Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Carpe Diem
What a great way to end 2010! We are always looking at "secluded, quiet and friendlyâ€ places to resource ourselves, away from the "busyâ€ life of Houston... on all fronts, Marcia & Dennis delivered!!!
They let us use their kayaks to go explore the beautiful reef & wall by the entrance of the bay - few hundreds yards away. The highlight of our snorkeling trips were the "leopard ray and the squidsâ€ waiting for us on the reef on the east side.
Marcia & Dennis helped us with stocking groceries, advised us on what to visit and where to go for restaurants and shops, the best spots for snorkeling, arranged for diving.
Not only their house was comfortable and well maintained - with a fabulous view on the bay and sunsets - but also they acted to help our short stay to be a success!
Left on 01/02/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Jody and Mike
Every aspect of this trip was worry free and much more than we expected! The house, location, snorkling, diving, and our hosts Marcia and Dennis were exactly what we needed. The pictures of the house and property do not do it justice! Take Marcia's recommendations for the services and places you may want to see, she will not steer you wrong! Let your inner adventurer come out and play at Caribe Point but I recommend more than a week here. The island, although small, has much to offer! We will be back and stay with Marcia and Dennis again, the resorts can't give you an experience like this! Thank you to our new friends for such a great vacation and life changing memories!
Left on 12/19/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Diane and Rich
Come next winter we will remember our tropical paradise vacation with fond memories! You're right, Caribe Pointe Bight is the best the island has to offer. We loved the kayaking, snorkeling and boathouse respite. Thanks for everything - an unforgettable time was had by all.
My wife and I spent a week at Castaways Cove in May of 2010. The weather was perfect for our stay and we can't say enough nice things about our hosts and accomodations. First off it was so nice to arrive at the house to a case of ice cold beer waiting for us. Marcia and Dennis went out of their way to make us feel at home. My wife is a dog lover so it was very fun to have the resident dogs come down and spend time with us when we were preparing our food. They were so much fun. Marcia had a suggested list of places to go and visit which was a really helpful. We spent a great deal of time visiting all the suggestions and traveled all over the island. If you are looking for a quite place to stay on the water with just about anything you could want within a quick kayak ride or water taxi, this is your place. Visit one time and I believe you will be back a second or third time. Thanks to Marcia and Dennis the excellent hosts, you will feel right at home and not want to leave.
Left on 12/15/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Rekindled
We spent two glorious weeks in the villa at Castaways Cove for our 30 year anniversary. The bight at Castaways Cove is one of the most beautiful and pristine on the island. The snorkeling is incredible. There is a reef in the bight that you can swim to or take the kayaks to the tiki hut/double deck dock and snorkel (or dive) the reef out to the wall and into the deep blue. Take a lunch and eat on the deck! The sea life is abundant - so much beauty. Indescribable. Bjs restaurant in Oakridge is a must. Also, Hole-in-the-Wall in nearby Jonesville. Castaways Cove owners, Dennis and Marcia are wonderful hosts. They made us feel like family. So kind and helpful. The road is not very good - would recommend a four wheel drive if you want a rental or take a taxi. You can take a water taxi and get around that way too. Which was an adventure in itself. I would highly recommend staying here - in the boat house or the villa. I would also recommend East End Divers for great boating, snorkeling or diving experience. Read more
Thank you for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Its awesome that you got out and about to see and do so much - even with the yukky rains! Our road was graded by the municipal recently, so it should stay good through the winter months. We had an unusual amount of rain during October and November that played havoc with all the dirt roads on the island. Be sure to visit Roatan again!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Nanaimo BC Canada
Peaceful secluded location with a fabulous snorkeling spot
Left on 12/10/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My husband and I stayed in the 1 bedroom boat house for two months in Fall 2010 and absolutely fell in love with our Honduran home. It has a great big livingroom, comfortable furnishings, a full kitchen and the best part: huge windows and a glorious deck with a view of the quiet and nearly untouched bight. We enjoyed swimming right outside our door, checking out the starfish and conch, and diving off the boat. We took the kayaks out every sunny day and went snorkeling at the mouth of the bight - one of the most beautiful places I've ever snorkeled, and just 5 minutes away! We paddled through the peaceful mangrove canals over to Jonesville for grocery shopping and our favorite bar that you can only get to by boat. We went on a few boat trips to amazing snorkeling spots further east at Port Royal, Pigeon Keys, and Guanaja.
The owners Marcia and Dennis live on the property and made our stay there absolutely perfect. It wouldn't have been the same without them. Marcia treated us like family, inviting us to dinner and events, taking us along on shopping trips to town, introducing us to all the locals, and making sure we had everything we needed to live and work in tropical paradise.
I suggest getting a 4wd vehicle if you're eager to explore the rest of Roatan, but we did just fine by taking boat taxis to Jonesville and Oak Ridge. They pick you up at your own dock right under the boathouse, and the ride alone is such fun.
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