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Casa Vista Verde Roatan News

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Welcome Chef Francisco!

Casa Vista Verde Roatan is pleased to welcome private chef Francisco Andrade to our service staff! If you’ve ever dined at the Vintage Pearl or Ibagari  (two of our favorite restaurants on the island), there is a good chance you have already tried his cooking. Chef Francisco is from Tegucigalpa, on the mainland. While a Honduran […]

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Some Recent Kitchen Creations at Casa Vista Verde Roatan!

What our guests enjoy at the villa! No argument there are some fine restaurants on Roatan- but on the other hand, if you don’t feel like going out…

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25 Reasons to Dive Roatan

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  

Ready for High Season!

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!)            

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Casa Vista Verde Roatan 2017 Newsletter

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 […]

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They always seem to know when the mangoes start to ripen…  

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Well, sure, it rained…but if it didn’t, we wouldn’t see rainbows like this!  

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Roatan’s #9!

   

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May 2017 Wedding – Bride Comments!

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 […]

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TripAdvisor names Roatan as the #1 Destination in Central America!

TripAdvisor names Roatan as the #1 Destination in Central America! Roatán es nombrada como el mejor destino turístico de Centroamérica    

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Roatan gets ranked #1 for scuba diving again-come visit!

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The new Casa Vista Verde Roatan Video is up! Tour the grounds, inside view, services, amenities, and activities at the villa, surrounding area activities, aerial views, and more! Thanks to Casa Vista Verde Roatan guests, staff, and suppliers for contributing!

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Casa Vista Verde Roatan – New Aerial Photos

The Aerials section of the Casa Vista Verde Roatan gallery has been completely updated!              

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New Kiteboarding Video!

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!

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Bay Islands Ranked #2 Best Snorkeling in the World!

http://www.islands.com/worlds-best-islands-snorkeling-0?image=23  

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Casa Vista Verde Roatan Subwing Arrives!

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!

Welcome neighbor!

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 […]

Clubhook Squid

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Anyone interested in blackwater diving? Our good friends at West End Divers put Roatan on the list of top 5 destinations in the world! http://divemagazine.co.uk/go/7434-top-5-black-water-diving-spots https://www.westenddivers.info/black-water-diving/    

Roatan in US News

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    

Casa Vista Verde Roatan North Shore Reef Drone Aerial

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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…    

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Boats, jetskis, Roatan coral reef, kiteboards, and a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone…sure, why not, what could possibly go wrong…?  

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Just in time for the weekend, viewable on YouTube at Enjoy!  

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Roatan Sunset by Drone

Today’s outstanding sunset brought to you by collaboration between the DJI Phantom 3 drone and the always-beautiful island of Roatan, Honduras…

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Casa Vista Verde Roatan Drone Photos

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…

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Fluffy Clouds Anyone?

At Casa Vista Verde Roatan, we keep the white fluffy clouds in the sky AND the pool…      

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So, if winter prep isn’t your thing (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153904589291079&id=2274328660780), there are some nice photos of Roatan on this blog to help keep you warm! (http://luxeandhoney.com/2016/01/22/roatan-an-unexpected-paradise-in-central-america/)

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Whale Sharks visit Casa Vista Verde Roatan!

Whale Sharks visit Casa Vista Verde Roatan! Photos taken by Ana, just outside the reef at Casa Vista Verde…  

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Nice Article on Living on Roatan Roatán: Affordable Real Estate and a Caribbean Lifestyle  

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Seahorses!

Honduras Sign

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Nice article comes out on Roatan’s Marine Park, shortly after the Casa Vista Verde mooring is placed? Coincidence…? http://scubadiverlife.com/2015/09/01/is-honduras-a-model-for-marine-conservation/      

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First Dive off the Casa Vista Verde Marine Park Mooring!

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.  

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Painting of the Casa Vista Verde shoreline…

By our very own talented Hector Villanueva…

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Casa Vista Verde Marine Park Mooring Installed!

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 […]

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Roatan ranked #3 in the world’s top island destinations! http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/21/travel/tripadvisor-best-islands-world-feat/  

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Wahoo Drifter Commissioned!

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 […]

Roatan’s Affordable

International Living calls Roatan one of the 5 most affordable islands for retirees… 5 of the Best Affordable Tropical Islands for Retirees  

Roatan one of the four best…

International Living calls Roatan one of the four best islands in Central America…   Four of the Best Caribbean Islands in Central America    

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Roatan #2 for Snorkeling!

Islands magazine ranks Roatan #2 in the world for best snorkeling! http://www.islands.com/worlds-best-islands-snorkeling-0?image=23  

Lost City Artifact

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This is pretty interesting…and don’t forget to stop by Roatan for a visit when you’re done on the mainland! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150302-honduras-lost-city-monkey-god-maya-ancient-archaeology/  

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Roatan 4th best!

Roatan’s the #4 best island to live on, according to Islands magazine… http://www.islands.com/top-20-best-islands-live?image=18  

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New Jetski

The new PWC arrives – a 3 seat Honda Aquatrax – and seems to be adjusting nicely to life in the tropics!

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Panoramas Up!

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…

Roatan #2 on CNN’s places to be…

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/08/travel/gallery/warm-weather-places/index.html