Casa Vista Verde Roatan News
Some reasons why Roatan picked up 13(!) top 5 category rankings in the Scuba Diving Magazine Readers Choice Awards…? https://www.scubadiving.com/25-reasons-to-dive-roatan
Beach raked, campfire wood stockpiled, coconuts harvested, mangos and plums on the way, villa washed, woodwork varnished, patio pressure washed, fresh gravel on the driveway, road graded, landscaping spruced up, water pumps upgraded, skies are clear…looks like we’re ready for busy season… (which starts tomorrow!)
Greetings from Casa Vista Verde! Hoping our annual newsletter finds everyone safe and prosperous! This year saw a number of exciting events and changes for the villa and Roatan: This past May was a milestone for Casa Vista Verde- for the first time, hosting a wedding for a couple who were engaged on our […]
It’s going to be tough for our guests to have any fun in weather like this, luckily they are a resourceful group!
They always seem to know when the mangoes start to ripen…
Well, sure, it rained…but if it didn’t, we wouldn’t see rainbows like this!
Long overdue update, with turtles, seahorses, squid, cuttlefish, and more…find them all at https://www.vistaverderoatan.com/casa-vista-verde-roatan-panoramas/casa-vista-verde-roatan-photo-gallery/
Launching this winter: Sunwing’s Saguenay-Roatan service Thursday, August 10, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group TORONTO — This winter Sunwing will launch new flight service from Saguenay, Quebec to Roatan, Honduras, becoming the first carrier to offer service to Roatan from Saguenay-Bagotville Airport. Beginning Dec. 18, Monday direct flights will run weekly until April 16, 2018. Roatan […]
I spent two of the best days of my life at Casa Vista Verde. My first best day was two years ago when my then boyfriend proposed on the back patio while looking at the best view of the Milky Way. We had an amazing week and could not think of a more wonderful place […]
Sure, we know Easter and Semana Santa bring an end to Roatan’s high season, so the restaurants, bars, beaches and roads won’t be as busy. We look forward to what follows – at Casa Vista Verde Roatan, that’s the mango, banana, and coconut season!
Air Europa announces new flights direct from Madrid to San Pedro Sula! Plenty of time to make connections from the UK, and plenty of time to make same day connections to Roatan! We look forward to welcoming travelers flying Air Europa! Air Europa launches first direct flight from Europe to Honduras
Casa Vista Verde guest shark dive, party preparations, black iguanas, menu offerings, and of course, beautiful beach scenery and sunsets…find them all at https://www.vistaverderoatan.com/casa-vista-verde-roatan-panoramas/casa-vista-verde-roatan-photo-gallery/
TripAdvisor names Roatan as the #1 Destination in Central America! Roatán es nombrada como el mejor destino turístico de Centroamérica
Cayman Airways adds direct flights twice a week to Roatan! http://www.elheraldo.hn/economia/dineroynegocios/1038047-466/cayman-airways-volar%C3%A1-a-roat%C3%A1n-en-marzo
A photo sampling from recent guest visits to Cayos Cochinos and the Pigeon Keys. Photo credit Ana McNab.
The Aerials section of the Casa Vista Verde Roatan gallery has been completely updated!
Version 2 of the kiteboarding video is now up, on our video page at https://www.vistaverderoatan.com/casa-vista-verde-roatan-panoramas/casa-vista-verde-roatan-videos/, and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtnHVZKcIb0 Enjoy!
So, can we call an end to this year’s rainy season?
Seasons Greetings from Casa Vista Verde! Hoping this message finds everyone healthy and joyful this holiday season! It’s been an exciting year for us! Earlier this year, we added a DJI Phantom drone to our inventory, to better depict the Casa Vista Verde experience through video and photos. Photos have been uploaded to the aerial […]
Some new additions to the portfolio, from Ana’s dives around Roatan and nearby islands. Click the photo below to go directly to the galleries!
Now it’s even easier for our Canadian guests to get to Casa Vista Verde! Transat Adding Flights to Roatan
Rainy season has begun on Roatan. As might be expected, Casa Vista Verde gets many questions from prospective visitors about storm risks. Since we’re well south of the main storm belt, rainy season works a little differently here than the more northern tropical islands. Rather than multi-day monsoon-type storms, here we mostly get rainfall at […]
Our newest guest activity arrives, and it’s a blast! The staff is now proficient on operation and guest instruction, so it’s available for guest use immediately! While it might be a few weeks until our videos look as good as the ones on the Subwing website (http://www.subwing.com/#), stay tuned for posting soon!
Is autumn our favorite season because of the cool crisp breeze, the bright skies, the vibrant colors on the trees, the crystal clear water, or the sweet smells of guavas, mangos, limes, and coconuts ripening on the trees? Nope, that pretty much describes all of Roatan’s seasons… Autumn is our favorite because that’s when we […]
Say hi to Earl the Octopus! As we prepared for some incoming inclement weather, we discovered a baby black octopus living under the jetski dock! It scampered up onto the beach, before finding a new home in the rocks under the wood dock. We named it Earl after the incoming storm. Hopefully you can meet […]
US News recognizes Roatan with a fairly detailed and accurate depiction… http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/articles/2016-07-19/a-beautiful-and-affordable-caribbean-isle
Leisurely Living in a Caribbean Garden Paradise http://www.tv3.ie/xpose/article/xpose-magazine/209792/What-to-expect-from-island-living
Looks like another bumper crop of mangos this year!
Air Transat makes it easier to reach Roatan this winter! http://www.cp24.com/lifestyle/travel/air-transat-to-boost-service-to-central-america-for-winter-1.2915129
Drone flight from offshore Casa Vista Verde Roatan showing most of Roatan’s north shore. Hand assisted launch and retrieval, 16 foot boat, 3×1 foot rolling launch pad, 2 foot seas, consistent 23 knot breeze. Challenging conditions, but everyone (and everything) made it back safe and sound…
A sneak preview of some of the images which will be going into the website gallery soon…photos from the Pigeon Cays, Golf Course, West Bay, West End, and of course Casa Vista Verde!
Boats, jetskis, Roatan coral reef, kiteboards, and a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone…sure, why not, what could possibly go wrong…?
The last sunset drone picture. Next up, the videos…
Today’s outstanding sunset brought to you by collaboration between the DJI Phantom 3 drone and the always-beautiful island of Roatan, Honduras…
Sperm Whales spotted on a recent Casa Vista Verde guest excursion to Cayos Cochinos. We’ve seen dolphins, marlin, whale sharks, now sperm whales…next up, mermaids and unicorns??
Experimenting with the new drone…while the sun and clouds didn’t cooperate well enough to do the full video, we did get some decent clips and the interesting still photos you see here, stay tuned for full video…
At Casa Vista Verde Roatan, we keep the white fluffy clouds in the sky AND the pool…
Whale Sharks visit Casa Vista Verde Roatan! Photos taken by Ana, just outside the reef at Casa Vista Verde…
Seasons Greetings from Casa Vista Verde! Hoping this message finds everyone healthy and joyful this holiday season! In the latest villa news, we have some new staff introductions! Joselyn and Hector Villanueva recently joined us all the way from Copan on the mainland (home of the Mayan ruins). Joselyn and her cooking talents have amazed […]
Did the flood of gift ideas in your Inbox last week seem somehow lacking? Maybe a visit to Casa Vista Verde would make the perfect family stocking stuffer?
Photos and guestbook updated, boats tuned and painted, villa spruced up, staff safety training complete, flyboard tested, ok -we’re ready for busy season!
Air Transat commenced services between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Roatan (RTB) in Honduras on 23 November. The 3,115-kilometre sector will operate weekly on Mondays, with the carrier using its 737-800s on the airport pair. Operating as a seasonal service, it will run until 25 April. Air Transat also serves Roatan from Montreal. http://www.airtransat.ca/en/Home.aspx
Congratulations to Joselyn, Neptali, and Hector! All three completed the Emergency First Responders and Fire Safety training courses last week with flying colors. Together with Ana’s Divemaster and Rescue Diver certifications, this means 100% of Casa Vista Verde’s staff is trained and qualified to respond to emergencies on site. While we believe our mission is […]
Adventures Roatan, right next door to Casa Vista Verde, has recently expanded! In addition to popular attractions like the SeaHorse Tour and Lionfish Louie’s restaurant, they now have ten personal watercraft (jetskis) for snorkeling trips to the outlying reef, a FlyBoard and Hoverboard, and FreeGo (Segway-type offroad) scooters! We had a chance to test drive […]
Recent pics by Ana have been added to her gallery!
This month’s installment of pics to Ana’s Gallery!
New Exterior and Guest photos, along with some pictures in Ana’s gallery of the Shark(!) Dive… Visit the full galleries at https://www.vistaverderoatan.com/roatan-villa-panoramas/roatan-vista-verde-villa-photo-gallery/
Our first dive has been completed from the new Casa Vista Verde Marine Park Mooring! This cavern photo is from the west side of the channel.
By our very own talented Hector Villanueva…
The guest cart gets upgraded! New wheels and suspension for a smoother ride on the beach…
Casa Vista Verde’s mooring, the newest addition to Roatan’s Marine Park System, is now installed! Located in 30 feet of water. Excellent diving for beginners to the west, with large coral heads on a white sand plain. Intermediate and advanced divers will enjoy a drift dive through the channel to the north, then along the […]
Considering a name change to Casa Mucho Mango…these are green, but we’ve got yellow and red ones too…
After a few weeks outfitting and a long inaugural test run today, we declare the Wahoo Drifter addition to Casa Vista Verde’s boating stable a success! The Wahoo Drifter is a 22 foot center console fishing boat powered by a 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard, added to bridge between the Cazadora (the 26 foot Grady […]
Nice 34 minute video on Roatan Diving…
International Living calls Roatan one of the 5 most affordable islands for retirees… 5 of the Best Affordable Tropical Islands for Retirees
International Living calls Roatan one of the four best islands in Central America… Four of the Best Caribbean Islands in Central America
Islands magazine ranks Roatan #2 in the world for best snorkeling! http://www.islands.com/worlds-best-islands-snorkeling-0?image=23
Roatan’s the #4 best island to live on, according to Islands magazine… http://www.islands.com/top-20-best-islands-live?image=18
And if you’re interested in diving guanaja… we can help you get there!
The new PWC arrives – a 3 seat Honda Aquatrax – and seems to be adjusting nicely to life in the tropics!
Interactive panoramas are now live on the website! These impossibly bright and vivid colors brought to you courtesy of Judit Schmidt at WorldPanoramas3D and the beautiful island of Roatan…
If anyone needs fresh limes and coconuts for their Thanksgiving margaritas and pina coladas, we know where you can find some!
Reading all about the cold weather and snowstorms up north. Here on Roatan, we’ve got our own bad weather, we’re all cooped up waiting for this rainy season to end…
Not a bad day!