Hotels and Accommodation
If you are coming for a short stay, there are places to meet any budget.
When i first wrote this site back in 2005 Not many of the cheap places accepted advance bookings, nowadays even many of the the smaller hotels can be found on sites such as booking.com and airbnb. Roatan is no longer the kind of place you can just show and expect to find a hotel room. You should book in advance.
If you are staying 4 weeks or more you may want to rent an apartment, they vary from $300/month upwards. Some of the IDC centers will have a few apartments they offer to Pro candidates. The video here shows one of the best examples of accommodation for Divemaster interns or instructor development course students. At $300/month its good bang for your buck!
Good Hotel Choices by Budget
$30/night or less
Casa Del Sol. This hotel located at the entrance to West End is great value! Beautiful rooms, great prices, very central location. Doesn't have a view, but the great value on everything else more than makes up for it.
Chillies - Rooms and cabins with shared bathroom, $30 single/double rooms main house, $25 single/double rooms in cabins. The water is cold in the cheaper rooms, which after a day diving isn't always a great prospect!
Mariposa Lodge - Has a variety of rooms in a couple of buildings. I understand you can get a bed for the night for as little as $20.
Bay Side Hotel, West End. Right in the center of West End, a nice hotel close to the beach.
Posada Arco Iris is very nice. It is central and clean and great value if you need those extra creature comforts such as private bathroom. It does have captive monkeys though which I don't like. ROOMS - bathroom/hot water, ceiling fan and refrigerator. High Season US$35.00 - low season US$28 Air-conditioning (optional US$10.00). ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT - One bedroom with full-size bed, one bathroom with hot water, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, ceiling fan and large deck. Ocean and garden view, 2 persons high season US$50.00 low season US$40.00 additional person US$5.00 (max4) Air-conditioning (optional US$10.00). TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT - two bedrooms with full-size bed, one bathroom with hot/water, full-equipped kitchen, ocean views, dining room with full-size bed, ceiling fan and large deck. 4 persons high season US$65.00 - low season US$55.00 Each additional person US$ 5.00 (max7).
Posada Las Orquideas - Sister hotel to Arco Iris, quieter location, on the water with refreshing sea breezes.
Mame Tree Bungalows, near Coconut Tree these bungalows are well equipped, well placed and ,well lets just say the decor is interesting!
Coconut Tree Cabins- Has a few nice cabins very centrally located. The prices go from a single room for $35 , double for $50, two bedroom cabana $90, three bedroom cabana $130.
Half Moon Bay Cabins. - located in a quiet corner of half moon bay. I don't know much about them, they seem nice, I think they attract more middle aged customers. Prices vary from $38 for a single with fan to $95 for a four bed place with A/C.
UPSCALE $90/night an up
Cocolobo - This place in VERY nice and my top pick of any place to stay. Amazing water front views, quiet location, extremely friendly with a lovely pool and deck on the water for sunset drinks
Outside West End there are loads of nice resorts dotted all over the island. I like West Bay because it is still convenient to enjoy the restaurants and bars of West End.
West Bay has many nice places to stay my preferred option is: