Need to practice proper social distance? We can help with that! We’ve been helping our guests “social distance” the right way, since 2009…
Like everyone else, we’re staying in for now, but looking forward to hosting your stays soon.
We appreciate all our guests worldwide, and hope everyone is safe and sound during this time.
Meanwhile, the skies around the villa are clearing, our surrounding waters are crystal clear, our coral barrier reef is looking amazingly colorful, and our staff stands ready to make sure your visit is one of the top vacations of your life!
Hope to see you all soon!
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Its that time of the year when our surrounding waters start to cool down, and in come the whale sharks! Usually cruising by on their way past our neighbor island Utila, these amazing creatures can reach 32 feet long and 20,000 lbs as adults. This past weekend, our manager Ana captured these amazing images on the east side of our reef, just a few minutes from the villa. Just one of the many amazing experiences you can enjoy while visiting Casa Vista Verde!
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Some new, exciting activities now offered on Roatan and nearby areas:
WATER RAFTING Day Trips – Rio Cangrejal, La Ceiba
Come experience one of the top 10 rafting trips in Central America! Leaving on the Roatan Ferry, you will be picked up at the ferry dock in La Ceiba by the tour guide, and spend a day on the Class IV-V rapids (depending on season) of the Rio Cangrejal. Package includes lunch, pick-up/drop-off to the Roatan Ferry. You’ll be back on Roatan by 6pm, with plenty of time to tell exciting adventure stories over dinner. Our manager can arrange this activity with 48 hours notice.
SKY DIVING ROATAN
Roatan’s newest adventure! Drop through the crystal clear skies over the spectacular emerald- blue shades of our reef, and land just 20 minutes away from our Villa! For the adrenaline rush of a lifetime, try Skydive Roatan! Maximum 5 people per flight, arrangements upon request.
The ROATAN ISLAND BREWING CO. is now open! Experience the best artisanal beer, freshly made on Roatan, in the lush tropical ambience of Palmetto Bay. Up to 9 types of beer on tap, from citrus juicy IPAs (often made with fresh island fruits), to Pilsners, to a wide variety of Ales.
At Casa Vista Verde, we want all our guests to have a good time, but we still take safety and security very seriously. On that note, we congratulate Hector for completing his Rescue Diver certification! With two Rescue Divers now on staff, we deliver more peace of mind to our snorkeling and diving guests!
If you’re looking for mementos of your visit, or maybe something to get your group excited about your upcoming trip – how about a fine Casa Vista Verde ceramic coffee mug? Well worthy of holding the exceptional coffee Honduras produces, they make great stocking stuffers! Available while supplies last.
On a final note, for those who might be still undecided about a visit to Casa Vista Verde for this coming year – we have an additional incentive! Reserve between now and December 31st for a stay through the end of 2020, and we will include two complimentary DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING (DSD) courses for anybody in your guest group! Explore and enjoy the world’s second largest coral barrier reef with Ana, our Manager and certified Scuba Instructor (PADI age and physical requirements apply).
At Casa Vista Verde, we strive to create great vacation memories for all our guests. When we receive comments like these, we know we’re on the right track:
“ What a great property and staff! We will be back! I could not give this property a higher recommendation. The staff was great and attentive, the house was large and luxurious and everything was exactly as advertised. We loved the cabana, private beach and boat dock. It was a wonderful way to spend our first week in Roatan. We will definitely be back to stay again!”
To all our guests, thanks for a great year, and happy holidays!
At Casa Vista Verde, we want all our guests to have a great time, but we recognize safety always has to come first! That’s why we protect our guests and workmates with our annual Emergency First Response and CPR training, certifying that we can provide help for whatever emergency might arise. Congratulations to Joselyn, Neptali, Hector, and Ana for completing the 12 hours of intensive training, to keep you safe and secure during your visit!
Welcome back to CASA VISTA VERDE! Its been while since our last Hello, we hope our annual newsletter finds everyone blessed and prosperous!
Congrats to our summer Bride and Groom, who enjoyed with family and friends an atmosphere of love, nature and the best our Villa and Staff has always to offer for an unforgettable I Do.
“Our second stay at Casa Vista Verde and this stay was even better than the first. Many thanks to everyone who cooked, cleaned and looked after all of our needs. You made the stay with our family absolutely Wonderful and we cannot thank you enough!”
Cheers to love, laughter, and a happy ever after!
Exciting news to our gourmet food lovers, Chef Francisco Andrade from the capital city of Tegucigalpa residing now on Roatan, is now available to satisfy our guests with the perfect combination of fresh local ingredients and international flavors like Mediterranean, Italian, Thai and Japanese.
Francisco’s service can be easily arranged by our manager for lunch, dinner, or special events.
We’re also proud to announce that the entire staff at Casa Vista Verde passed the Certified Open Water Certification! They can now personally share the experience of the amazing underwater world surrounding Roatan. Over this coming year, Hector is expected to continue his dive education, through Rescue Diver.
At Casa Vista Verde, our mission is to help you build lifetime vacation memories. Our greatest confirmation is when we receive comments like these:
“Our stay at Casa Vista Verde on the beautiful island of Roatan was a vacation of a lifetime. The villa itself was amazing. Built on a hill overlooking the second largest reef in the world, the villa provided breath taking views which never got old. The layout of the villa was excellent, five bedrooms, each with a private bath. The patio with an infinity-edge design pool, outdoor spa, super comfy chaises, and tables and chairs was the place to be when we weren’t experiencing the remarkable attractions around the island. If the pool wasn’t enough, the beach was a short walk down the stairs from the villa. The things to do on the island seemed to never end, which is why we are planning our next trip to Roatan. The villa supplied kayaks were great fun, paddling around the cove. We jet skied for an afternoon and took a sunset horseback ride on the beach and through the water to a neighboring island which was beautiful. The snorkeling was perhaps my most vivid memory. The beauty found in the reef, a 10 minute boat ride from the villa was something I have never experienced. The food was amazing. The great people at the Casa Vista Verde provided a daily breakfast which rivaled any 4-star restaurant in the states. We enjoyed dinners prepared by chef Francisco, who made grilled lobsters tails over risotto, filet mignon, grouper, and ribeye steaks. Each meal was served like a work of art. The staff at Casa Vista Verde was incredible. Ana was our cruise director, and her attention to detail was perfect. From coordinating transportation, meals, and provisions for our stay, we knew we were in a well-oiled machine that went on like clockwork. Sayda and Joselyn were working their magic in the kitchen. Hector and Neptali took care of the the grounds and the kayaks and other boats. The villa was always clean and the staff managed to do our laundry each day. This is the first vacation that I went home with a suitcase full of clean clothes! Our week at Casa Vista Verde and the island of Roatan was a trip of a lifetime!”
Now as we care for our last guests of 2018, our beach will be ready, our pool will be ready, our staff is always ready, the only thing missing here is You! Looking forward to serve you soon…
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 native, he graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Miami, and perfected his skills working in Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala and the US with Mediterranean, Italian and Japanese gastronomy. Now residing on Roatan, his creations are a fusion of Island local fresh products and his inventive personal touch to satisfy your palettes. Although he’s only been with us a short time so far, he is already receiving rave reviews, like the following:
The food was amazing. The great people at the Casa Vista Verde provided a daily breakfast which rivaled any 4-star restaurant in the states. We enjoyed dinners prepared by a guest chef, Francisco, who prepared grilled lobsters tails over risotto, filet mignon, grouper, and ribeye steaks. Each meal was served like a work of art.
Reserve your stay at Casa Vista Verde Roatan, and look forward to fine dining with meals prepared by Chef Francisco!
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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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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 beach during an earlier visit! Whitney and Peter were married in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by tropical greens, ocean blues, and a golden sunset sky! Afterwards, the bride left us with these 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 to get married. Here we are a little over two years later and we just returned to tie the knot at this slice of paradise. You can NOT go wrong in staying at this property. Beautiful landscape, amazing pool, and the staff feels like family…all recommendations were on point, from the photographer, caterer and the wedding planner (which arranged a fireworks display for the ceremony). Our guests were so amazed by everything, that they stated this was ‘the best wedding they have ever been to.’”
For more event pictures and videos, check out the gallery on our Facebook page Casa Vista Verde Roatan, or on Instagram @casavistaverderoatan.
For activities, the Buggies are back! Always popular with our guests, RoatanX now offers Dune Buggy Tours throughout the year. See the island like no other way! The 2.5 hour, mostly off-road tour crests breathtaking hills with 180 degree views of our barrier reef, all the way down to muddy puddles and sandy beaches.
Next, we introduce our newest member to the Casa Vista Verde family! Saida Santos joined us early this year as Assistant Manager. Originally from San Pedro Sula, she visited Roatan on vacation, liked it so much she came back to live, and that was twenty years ago! Her son Arick is at University on the mainland studying engineering. Saida strives to help fill our every guest request, and delights everyone with her ever-present smile!
To help lower energy costs for our guests, we recently converted the villa’s electric water heat tank system to an instant-on propane design. This system is already living up to its promise of higher efficiency, lower cost, and lower energy consumption. We took that as an opportunity to add another washer and a gas dryer to our appliance list, to help us service our guests even faster.
On that note, we also applaud RECO, Roatan’s electric utility, which made the switch from diesel to natural gas earlier this year! With 28MW of new generation capacity (in addition to their recently deployed wind turbines), power generation on the island gets cleaner, quieter, and more reliable!
In travel news, Sunwing recently announced direct winter service from Quebec starting December 18, and Cayman Airways has begun twice a week nonstop flights to Roatan from Grand Cayman, with connections from Miami, Tampa, Dallas, Chicago, Washington DC, and New York! Getting to Roatan is easier than ever! And with TripAdvisor naming Roatan their #1 destination in Central America, and Living the Salt Life ranking us #1 for scuba diving, there are plenty of reasons to come!
Finally, we’d like to thank everyone for their notes and calls of concern during the recent hurricane season. As the NOAA map shows, Roatan is well south of the main hurricane belt. In the 159 years since category storms have been tracked, Roatan has been affected by a total of 16 hurricanes (category 1 or higher). This works out to one hurricane roughly every ten years. By comparison, the Cayman Islands have been hit by 85 hurricanes over the same time period, or about one every other year. This year, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria all passed well east and north of Roatan (shown by the red star). Our thoughts and prayers are with the residents of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the other northern islands for a full and speedy recovery.
At Casa Vista Verde, it’s our mission to deliver vacations to remember. When we receive comments like these, we know we’re on the right track:
“Dear Asa and the Vista Verde Staff, as I sit here writing this on our last morning, I am sipping a mimosa and enjoying the view. I can’t believe how fast our week in paradise went by! The house and surroundings made this a wonderful vacation, but it was the staff who made it truly over the top! We have enjoyed immensely our time on Roatan, and we thank you for sharing your home with us for the week! We hope to be back again!”
So, the staff refresher trainings are complete, cars and boats all tuned, and villa and the grounds spruced up for the upcoming busy season. As these holidays approach and the year ends, we think about all we are grateful for, including all our repeat guests! We look forward to seeing you again soon!