Cocolobo

Carretera Pavimentada Principal at Seagrape Plantation, West End, Honduras

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  • Cocolobo

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    Cocolobo is one of Roatan’s most upmarket hotels. If you are looking for a tranquil location, this is the place for you - yet it's just five minutes’ walk from the heart of Roatan’s West End with all its dive shops, restaurants and bars.

    The rooms are large and airy. All come with a great big ocean view, balcony and hammock. Whether you are a diver or just wanting to relax, you'll love the quiet. To the front, guests enjoy uninterrupted views over the coral garden and Roatan’s Caribbean Sea. Take a dip in the infinity pool, enjoy a cold drink on the deck or swim and snorkel off the property itself.

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Superb, amazing, brilliant, look no further!

by TripAdvisor Member rachel72

We stayed at Cocolobo for a week over Christmas and we loved every minute of it! We initially only stayed there for 2 days before moving onto Bananarama at West Bay but in less than 24 hrs we were back on the doorstep begging to be let back in!! The rooms are huge, clean and bright, every one with a view of the sea - we watched the sun set every night either swinging from our hammock outside our room or on the deck with the owner Sally, sipping a G&T. The beds are amazingly comfortable, the bathrooms big and white, the towels fluffy - there's even an ipod dock and a flat screen TV (i know, i know, it gets better...) The location is a 3 minute walk from the fun of West End but far enough away to be really peaceful, the best of both worlds. The breakfasts cooked by Heidi were a real treat as was lazing away the day lying on the sun deck with the occasional dip in the pool to cool off with no sand to worry about and a cold beer always close at hand. There's no beach but the lodge faces onto ironshore which makes the location all the more interesting and dramatic. If you fancy a bit of sand its only a couple of minutes walk away to Half Moon Bay or if you fancy a massive beach there's a great water taxi ride around to West Bay - loved those boat rides! I could go on and on, go to Cocolobo you won't regret it.

Loved it, Loved it, Loved it

by TripAdvisor Member didic

We booked it because each room promised a view - and they're not lying! You could fall asleep each night to the sound of the ocean. Heaven!



The rooms were very spacious and each had a balcony outfitted with hamock and chair. It was perfect for late night winding down.

The beds are super comfortable, and the bathrooms super clean. Toss in a good breakfast , a gracious host {Sally} and what more can you ask for?

We will be back!

Coco Lobo West End Roatan

by TripAdvisor Member kld1

Cocolobo is a wonderful small hotel right on the iron shore of the west end of Roatan. The rooms are large and comfortable and the bed was great. There is a small refrigerator and a safe in each room, as well as a nice deck with chairs and a hammock.

They provide a hot breakfast most mornings and it is served on the beautiful deck overlooking the ocean. It is serene and quiet but just a very short walk into Westend.

The snorkeling in Halfmoon Bay was terrific and we often swam out around the point and snorkeled right in front of Cocolobo. The great thing about the Reef around Roatan is that it is endlessly different and interesting. We saw so much.

If you go to Roatan try to find Captain Alex and get him to take you out on the Adventure Girl. You will have one of the best days of your life at a very reasonable price. He is a native of Roatan and knows lots of great snorkeling areas and is great about pointing out interesting types of fish and coral. The best way to find him is to leave word at Fosters Bar.

Our favorite place to enjoy the sunset is Halfmoon Bay resort- terrific Monkey Lala's and the coldest beer on the island!

Loved beautiful and peaceful Cocolobo!

by TripAdvisor Member KCNLCN

Not knowing much about Honduras before we started planning our trip, we quickly began to search for hotels on the island off the coast, Roatan. We bought books and searched sites, but nothing really caught our eye. Then, we came across the website for Cocolobo. Since it wasn't quite a year old when we went, there hasn't been enough time for it to be added to all of the travel advisory books. We couldn't have been happier that we took a leap of faith and contacted Cocolobo to check for availability.

The hotel is new, clean, comfortable, located a short-walk from many delicious restaurants, but far enough away to have a peaceful atmosphere. The pool / bar / reception area has a clear view of the ocean where we sat almost every afternoon watch the boats, swimming, playing cards and just relaxing in the sun. The room has a huge private bathroom, large king bed, new TV with cable, Ipod speakers / charger, and two huge doors that led out to a deck with chairs and a hammock. We left the doors open when we were in the room and felt the cool breeze coming off the ocean!

We were lucky enough to meet two of the owners, Anna and Sally, while we were there. They were very accommodating and made our stay very easy! They helped us plan activities such as a day sailing trip with a local islander and a trip to the main land. They are known around the island and once people know you are staying at their place, you are treated like royalty!

On an island filled with hole-in-the-wall hotels for divers who couldn’t care less about where they sleep, Cocolobo really stands out. It was a nice escape from the middle of West End, to a place where we could relax.

Beautiful Location but.....

by TripAdvisor Member brienned

My husband & I, along with another couple, spent a week at Cocolobo recently. The location is beautiful, within easy walking distance to town yet still nice & quiet. The pool was also a great bonus, as we found many of the smaller resorts on Roatan didn't have pools.

Unfortunately though, we did have one significant issue while staying at Cocolobo. Though obviously beyond the control of the staff, the electricity situation on the island while we were there wasn't great. We had no power (which also means no running water) for a great deal of the time we were on Roatan. This is an island-wide issue, which I was told is related to some power company conflicts. At the other places we stayed at on Roatan, this wasn't much of a problem as the generators were run during the day. However, at Cocolobo the generator is only turned on for about two hours in the morning and then a few hours in the evening. I can appreciate that running a generator is expensive, but I had a hard time being sympathetic when we couldn't shower and were sitting in the dark! It was also frustrating because you end up having to work around a schedule of when you have to be back to the room so you can shower. Also, though it wasn't a big deal to us, neither the TVs nor the little stereo systems work when the electricity is off (even if the generator is being run). The staff was apologetic, but still kept the generator off most of the time.

Other than the lack of power and running water, Cocolobo wasn't a bad place! The manager, Sally, was very accomodating and helped in arranging some activities for us while we stayed there. In fact, for the last two days we were there, the regular electricity was on for more hours of the day and we enjoyed Cocolobo much more.

LOVED Cocolobo--A true gem in the west end!

by TripAdvisor Member Kate3671

We visited Roatan for 10 days to do some diving/adventuring/relaxing, and we split our time between Cocolobo in the west end (6 days) and Paya Bay on the other side of the island (4 days).

We were warmly greeted by Sally, one of the owners, who offered us a beer and then showed us to our room. We immediately loved the buildings and grounds, which (unlike so many other places in Roatan) are designed to be congruent with the beautiful environment.

The room was large and airy, with a pleasing minimalist design and a comfortable bed. There are 2 large sliding doors facing onto the porch, which faces the ocean with a beautiful view and features a hammock and lounge chair. We spent lots of time lazing and enjoying the breeze there.

We tried sleeping without the AC the first couple of nights but since most windows didn't have screens, we were concerned about mosquitos, which are plentiful on Roatan. However, there is a very strong breeze most of the time, so the insect problem is not as bad as it is in other parts of the island.

We were served a very nice hot breakfast each morning by Heidi, who makes a mean omelet and is a lot of fun to chat with as well. In the late afternoons and evenings we enjoyed chilling out around the pool with a few beers, chatting with other guests as well as Sally and Rory (Sally's son and the soon-to-be property manager).

My luggage was lost for the first 4 days of the trip (apparently not an uncommon occurrence in Roatan, so do what I didn't and pack a few pairs of underwear and other necessities in your carry-on just in case). Sally was a godsend in keeping on top of Continental so that I didn't have to worry about it. The level of service that Sally and Rory provided at Cocolobo was really exceptional.

Although Cocolobo doesn't have its own dive operation, they are a 5-minute walk from Sea Grape Plantation, which we dove with for 5 days (numerous morning/afternoon dives and 1 night dive). We are avid divers and were extremely pleased with our experience with Sea Grape. They are a top-notch operator, and we were very glad we dove with them instead of one of the bigger operations on the main strip. We experienced small groups, a good boat, and very nice personalized attention from the friendly, fun, and highly competent dive staff and captain.

Cocolobo is the perfect place in the west end--it's a short (10 minutes or less) and pleasant walk to all the restaurants, etc. on the main strip, but it is peaceful and feels very secluded. Sally and Rory are wonderful and seem very committed to providing a really top-notch experience.

While more expensive than some other west end accommodations, we felt it was a good value--we received far better service here than we did at the much more expensive property where we stayed for the second part of our trip. Divers will be very happy here, and so will those coming to relax or take part in some of the other adventures Roatan has to offer. Our only complaint was that the housekeeping left a little bit to be desired, but when we mentioned a specific concern to Sally she took care of it right away.

Overall: a great place. It's small, so book early!

Needs Work!

by TripAdvisor Member silky21

My husband and I stayed at CocoLobo for 3 nights March 15 to March 19 this year. While the hotel is well-designed and has a nice setting (although no beach), the lack of a generator that is powerful enough to support their electricity needs is a MAJOR problem. The electricity goes out of the island all the time and in talking to locals we learned that this will continue for at least another year.

Cocolobo only runs a small under-powered generator a couple of hours a day when the electricity goes out. This will not sustain the air-conditioning or anything other than lights. Then they turn it off all together, and one has neither water, lights, air-conditioning or a fan. They provide you with candles. And the windows have no screens! It is really horrible in the stuffy room with no fan and mosquitos whining in ones ear!

In talking to fellow divers and tourists, we discovered that virtually all the other hotels on the island that charge $50 or more per night have generators that support all devices (including air-conditioning, water pump, etc.).

I really think they should invest in a new generator. It makes the experience there so un-predictable and unpleasant when the power is out on the island. If the other hotels can have generators that are strong enough, so should Cocolobo!

Beautiful Place!

by TripAdvisor Member cedarpark

We loved our stay at Cocolobo! The location of the hotel on the island is wonderful, and we felt very fortunate that we chose Cocolobo after seeing other accommodations in the West End. Rory and his staff were so friendly and helpful. The morning breakfasts were delicious. The power did go out quite frequently on the island, but we were informed about the times that the generator would be working at the hotel. For the amount of money that we paid each evening, we weren't expecting everything to be perfect. We were realistic about our vacation location - a beautiful, unspoiled island in Honduras.

Don't Go Here

by TripAdvisor Member Tyrelll

In Roatan the electricity frequently goes out and, as a result, virtually all "expensive" hotels (Down to $55/night at least) have backup generators that can drive all the electrical items. This hotel has a backup but (1) Only from about 5pm to 9pm, and (2) It doesn't power the air conditioners or the water supply. Since the windows and doors have no screens, with no AC and open windows (it's hot!), we had LOTS of mosquitos. With no water, we had no toilet, shower, etc. For $90 a night I expect more. The facility is new and run by a family that has not been in the lodging business before. It shows. At 10 rooms, the hotel is not big enough to be economic, and, in an effort to cut costs to be profitable, they have made their hotel uninhabitable or at least uncompetitive with the two hotels right next door. Go someplace else.

Ancillary points: The rooms and architecture are very nice, but they do not compensate for the lack of electricity. Also, although the setting is lovely, there is no beach and no way to get to the ocean.

West End of Roatan is delightful. We would definitely go there again.

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Address: Carretera Pavimentada Principal at Seagrape Plantation, West End, Honduras