Enjoy your holiday away from the crowds in our jungle paradise.
Our island home is surrounded by fruit trees, palms with the scent of the sea perfuming the air. Our 2 story loft aerie combines the best of Swiss Family Robinson and all the mod cons. 2 bedrooms, an enormous loft, screened lanai on the back and a partially screened lanai on the front. Enjoy your morning coffee with Edgar our resident crow and the many, many hummingbirds. Whip up some fresh Roatan eggs in our fully equipped kitchen and then take a very short walk down to the sea. Our Sundancer community has a private dock with palapas where you can sun yourself, read, snorkel or swim out to the world's second largest barrier reef. If the sea is not to your liking you can relax by the pool which is just steps from your front door. Sundancer and Sandy Bay do offer the best of Roatan life! We are away from the crowds in West Bay and West End but a very short taxi ride should you feel the need to explore. Our home is fully furnished from the microwave or drinking straws in our kitchen to beach towels for the sea. All you need to provide is food and drink to fill the full sized refrigerator. Step out to the road, raise a finger and there will be a taxi driver willing to take you anywhere on the island. The Blue Parrot, our onsite restaurant, is a lively place to met others after spending the day exploring all that Roatan has to offer. This is a truly unique setting, affording you a taste of real island life instead of cookie cutter Caribbean.
Internet available for $25 per week.
Please be respectful and keep the noise down after 10 p.m.
The office will provide water, just return the empty bottles.
The trash must be taken down to the bins by the office.
Please flush only toilet paper, anything else will clog the drains.
The Sandy Bay Paradise Treehouse was a nice place for two couples on a two week vacation. It was spacious, surrounded by lush, gorgeous vegetation, close to great snorkeling and only a 10 minute drive to the bustling town of Coxen Hole or West End. The small development where it is located felt private and safe, laid-back and friendly. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen adequate for making any kind of meal and the hot water plentiful in the shower. Plus, having a pool was a great supplement to the beach where there was a wonderful double decker dock to lounge on.
We loved Roatan -- the people, the pastelitos and tamarind juice, the fresh lobster and shrimp sold out of coolers on the street, the roasted chicken vendors in Coxen Hole, the delicious papaya, pineapple and watermelon, the epic views and beaches of the East End (particularly Paya Bay), the diving/snorkeling and the general energy of the island.
Thanks for having us at your great place on the island Roatan.
The tree house was exactly as described and equipped for all your needs for a few days of relaxation right at the sea side!
The kids loved the swimming pool to cool off and refresh after spending hours snorkeling in salty water.
The beach is closer as described. just a one minute walk through the gardens. Not a beach like the one at West Bay but the pier gives it a lot of fun jumping off and takes you closer to the reef for some excellent snorkeling.
We had a great time on the island with Ron Rivers taking us around and showed us some nice places.
Greetings from Belgium, family of 5
I took my two adult children to Roatan for a week of scuba diving in January. It eased my mind to know that we had a comfortable, affordable place to stay awaiting us.
Sundancer is a community of cabanas approximately mid-way between Coxen Hole, where the airport is, and West End, where many of the dive shops and restaurants can be found.
The Sundancer cabana was airy with plenty of sleeping space--two bedrooms, a living room with two futon beds, and a mostly empty loft that we didn't need. There is a kitchen with just about everything one might need to prepare meals and that's just what we did most of the time. My daughter is an excellent chef and my son and I served as sous chefs and chief bottle washers. After we arrived following a days delay because of east coast US weather, we followed the owners' advice and got into our bathing suits and took our snorkeling gear--good to have here--down to the community's dock, a very short walk from the cabana, and went in the water. We swam out to the reef in the warm clear water and saw eels, sea turtles, giant puffer fish, lobster, and lots of colorful reef fish. Mayan sculptures--a surprise--were scattered over the bottom. All this only a two minute walk and an easy swim from the cabana! To go anywhere else all we had to do was walk out to the road and hail a taxi or a colectivo (mini-van) that pass by quite frequently. We ate dinner out at Blue Bahia, recommended by our hosts, that night but ate almost all the rest of our meals at the cabana. We went fishing from West End our second day and caught some small tuna that became the entree for three or four meals cooked with the fresh fruits and vegetables that we picked up at Coxen Hole.
After a refresher we did five dives with Reef Gliders and my children did a night dive that I skipped because it would have been my third dive in one day. We also visited the nearby Carambola Gardens that afforded good bird-watching, especially hummingbirds, and the distant dolphin show at Anthony's Key Resort.
If you want a quiet, comfortable living quarters with a full kitchen and access to a beautiful near-private reef, this is the place to stay.
Jody and Janice, the owners were very helpful with emails and phone providing guidance on shopping, sightseeing, and transportation. Erica, the property manager, who greeted us when we arrived, proved most helpful in arranging for us to have internet access and even phone. Also, she helped put us in touch with Reef Gliders where her brother is one of the boat captains.
All in all we had a restful but active vacation in a lovely spot and Jody, Janice and Erica were extremely helpful and their cabana just perfect for our needs.
My family & I stayed at Sundancer in Sandy Bay at Jody & Janice's cabana during Christmas 2013. Let me first say that Jody and Janice were quite accommodating with tips from where to go to eat and play to how much to expect to pay taxi drivers and tip bag boys. The cabana is quite nice with screened porches on the front and back including a nice hammock! The kitchen was well equipped with just about everything plus more than we needed to cook a great family Christmas dinner. The cabana has two bedrooms with one queen and one double (I think) and a loft. The loft does not have a bed in it which would have been nice to have as there were five of us. The living room has 2 futon beds. We brought one of the futon mattresses up to the loft for our 20 year old girl to have some sleeping privacy. The loft also has a half bath which is nice to have that second toilet at times. The windows are screened louvers which adds a nice breeze,and the local rooster works as a pretty good alarm clock! It may be a good idea to bring ear plugs, which I always bring, if you are a light sleeper. In the morning the sun brought out the lovely hummingbirds and the evening brought out the bats which were nice to watch in the screened porch! The ocean and snorkeling are just a very short walk on a lovely trail lined with pink leaved plants to guide your way. The snorkeling was great straight out from the dock although you need to swim right to the yellow house then straight back to avoid the shallow sea grass area. You have to swim a little ways out, so make sure to grab your fins!! We saw many species of fish, a large eel, several sea turtles, and what first I thought was a small reef shark very interested in me, but turned out to be a ramora (shark sucker fish). The reef is in pretty good shape if you venture out away from where the group tours go. STAY OFF THE CORAL PEOPLE!!!
In conclusion; We had an awesome time!! The place was great the people were wonderful at Sundancer including other vacationers. Thank you Jody & Janice for opening your paradise get-away to our family.
I've called Salt Lake City, Utah my home for over 25 years and currently work in the hospitality industry at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Over the years, I have enjoyed so much of what our beautiful state has to offer, skiing, hiking, biking, but find now I am ready to move on to a warmer destination! Last year, after much research, a girlfriend and I purchased our Roatan getaway. We chose the Sundancer community in Sandy Bay, conveniently located between the touristy West End and the main island city of Coxen Hole. Janice has been traveling to Roatan for over a decade and is a local expert on dining, activities and happenings all over the island. Between my background in the hospitality industry and her familiarity with Roatan, not to mention the pride we take in our local cabana, you will be ensured a wonderful stay at Sundancer!