What can I say? This place rocks. Felt like I was home with the attention to details in Casa, food, service, hospitality. All great! This is the place to be on the isla. Thanks to Ana and her caring staff – the best! Now on to home and the gym to work off the amazing food. A little place in paradise, for sure. RP, USA, Oct 2018
Dear Asa, this has been a much anticipated trip to celebrate David’s 75th and his chance to celebrate on Roatan was a diver’s dream come true. The gracious, welcoming hospitality of Vista Verde, its serene and exquisitely beautiful grounds and location and its ability for us to feel very much at home here will remain equally as strong in our memories as will all the fun we experienced on Roatan. A huge thank you for all the TLC of your phenomenal staff. We were treated like royalty and we truly appreciated everything. We hope to return one day! D&SB, USA, Oct 2018
Birthday Party Extraordinairo! Susan &I are guests at Vista Verde courtesy of the B____ family celebrating our dear friend’s “75” years on planet-Roatan. An amazing celebration of friendship, love, companionship, and good times! It is an honor to be here with so many dear, dear friends. We are all so wonderfully thankful. S<, USA, Oct 2018
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…
Our sibling reunion in your beautiful home was wonderful. Your exceptional staff took care of all of our needs happily and efficiently. Beautiful views just sitting and relaxing. we took advantage of Ana’s suggestions and took an island tour, saw the monkeys and sloths, mangrove boat tour and snorkeling, snorkeling trip, Big French key and fishing with Justin was excellent. Thank you for sharing your home with us! We will definitely recommend to others. BG, USA, Sep 18
From the moment we were picked up by the house driver at the airport until the handshakes and hugs goodbye, we were treated to smiling expert hospitality. There are many beautiful homes on Roatan; you can see many of them if you take a water tour. What makes this beautiful place special is the staff. The home is clean, bright and spacious; plenty of room for our four couples. The grounds are well tended, and the well-featured cabana (kitchenette, restroom with shower and dining table) is ideally situated above the white coral beach. A short stroll down the beach brings you to the resort next door complete with a restaurant / bar and all manner of activities, from watercraft rentals to horseback riding. We spent many hours in the infinity edge saltwater pool, as well as the spa. Views from the upstairs balcony are stunning: the blues, greens and gentle breakers over the coral reefs of the Bay of Honduras as well as the ever-changing cloudscape are on full 270 degree display. In the evenings we retreated to the basement for a hearty game of bumper pool and big-screen TV. Well off the beaten path, this home is ideally suited for leisure. Although the house was a sanctuary, the staff gladly chauffeured us to some incredible locations: the monkey and sloth rescue, West End and West Bay, Big French Key, an awesome Mangrove forest, multiple snorkel sites, and deepwater fishing. The warmwater snorkeling and healthy reefs are a delight to explore. With both breakfast and late lunches, always with local provisions and flavors expertly prepared provided by the awesome kitchen staff, we rarely needed a dinner out. Our custom experience would NOT have happened without the dedication and response of the expert manager Ana and her team, though. Heartily endorse this experience! DB, USA, Sep 18
Asa, Thanks so much! We had a dream vacation – once in a lifetime. your home is breathtaking and the staff could not be nicer or more help. We are already planning for our next trip and what we will do then. I can’t thank you enough for your kindness. God Bless you and your family! JB, USA, Aug 18
We echo the previous sentiments. What a beautiful home in a gorgeous spot. We could not have been treated with more kindness and respect. Thank you.
As a member of this family we are so grateful for the opportunity Vista Verde provided us. Your home is stunning, your staff exceptional and Roatan, a beautiful island. Thank you.
We had a wonderful time and very relaxing week. Your home here creates a very welcoming and warm environment. The staff is fantastic and responsive. Our trip here will create a long list of memories! BF, USA, Aug 18
What a GREAT week spent at Casa Vista Verde! Roatan is a beautiful island and the people are beautiful, friendly people. Every activity was fun and memorable. pool time, cabana time, meal time, time at the west end and the dolphin encounter, snorkeling by the reef, tubing behind the boat, splashing on the jet ski, zip lining, time with the sloths for the kids, the mangrove tour (a unique, fun experience) and did I mention “meal time?” Every meal was delicious and beautifully presented. For the young children, their parents and the two more “mature” couples, the activities were tailored to each accommodate each age group. It has been an incredible vacation that will last a lifetime in our memories! Thank you very much to Ana, Jocelyn, Saida, Hector, Neptali and all of the support staff at Vista Verde!! DG, USA, Aug 18
Casa Vista Verde, Roatan – Beautiful island, amazing villa with an incredible staff 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. We golfed at the world class Black Pearl Golf Course in which each hole offered stunning panoramas of this island paradise. We enjoyed the beach at West Bay and shopping and dining at West End. 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 dined at restaurants two evenings while the other five nights we had dinner at the villa. 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. The staff at Casa Vista Verde was incredible. Ana was our cruise director, and her attention to detail was perfection. 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! BJ, USA, Aug 18
The house is amazing but it’s really second place to the staff.
Ana, Jocelyn, Hector, Neptali, and saida gave us the best service we’ve ever had!
Our only true regret is only booking one week, you need at least two or three here. Vista Verde is an amazing experience thru and thru.
Do the mangrove tour! LF, USA, July 18
Max loved playing with Hailey, the dolphins and the sloths! We loved the food, beautiful views and just relaxing. It was wonderful having fresh seafood. We don’t have many options in north dakota. Highly recommend this villa and staying here for every meal your staff is amazing.
We had an amazing time! We got to see dolphins, monkeys and sloths, we got to jet ski, ride horses, snorkel and fish.
Also- the food was amazing! My favorite was the quesadilla. So cheesy! We also really liked the ceviche, lobster, grouper, barracuda and the skewers. Muchas gracias for the amazing week.
Thank you, we loved everything i had an awesome time. My favorite meal was the waffles. Thank you!
Came all the way from ND and was well worth it. Great food, fishing, snorkeling, and hospitality. Thanks for everything!. CE, USA, July 18
Great house superbly staffed!
Just spent a week here – 2 families with children ages 4-10, all ages had a blast – the property is on the other side of the island so once you get there, be ok with settling in – once you do, you’ll love it as the staff there is super friendly fun and will attend to anything you need or want to do Diving is of course world class and right in your backyard – also do the mangrove tour with Ana – very unique to the island Overall greatness. TL, USA, July 18
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We came for a senior graduation trip and to see family (we don’t see enough)!! We had an amazing time at Casa Vista Verde!! They were warm, gracious, kind and treated us like family. They are wonderful people – Ana, Hector, Jocelyn, Neptali, Miriam, Saida, and Justin!! Want to give a special thanks to Jocelyn who did a fantastic job with the food and was a joy to talk to.
Roatan is a beautiful island and we had a great time seeing and exploring it- Anthony’s Key, west end, church in coxen hole, snorkeling, jumping off the dock, diving with subway, night scuba dive, shark dive, zip line, and the sloths/monkeys. unbelievable memories. awesome awesome awesome !!!
Ended each day with marco polo in the pool, pina coladas, walks around the property, and games. Magical! MF, USA, June 18
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 our needs. You made the stay with our family absolutely wonderful and we cannot thank you enough. KC, USA, June 18
Dearest Asa, Ana, Jocelyn, Hector, Neptali, Saida and Adeliz,
We are friends and family from different parts of the USA and we came together this week at Casa Vista Verde for the best possible week of relaxation, fun and food!
Thank you so much for the incredibly warm and friendly care we have received this week!
Jocelyn… everyone wants to take you home. Your food was over the top! We will never be able to enjoy tortillas until we return. We are all at least 10 pounds heavier as we prepare to depart. CF, USA, June 2018
We have fond memories and fabulous pictures to enjoy the fun times here. Neptali, thank you for the personal touch with those coconuts – fantastic! Hector and Neptali, you men made our time in the water so much fun…and the way you keep the grounds makes this home look like a palace. Saida and Edelis, thank you for keeping us so comfortable Ana…what can we say? You are the BEST! You are so meticulous! Loved our spa day, our snorkeling with Jimmy and Ron, our dive day & spa day!! Can’t wait to do it all again! BS &AC, USA, June 2018
We had an awesome trip! Thanks Casa Vista Verde!
Great trip made possible by Casa Vista Verde!
Thank you so much, I had a Blast!
I had a lot of fun here in Roatan because of Casa Vista Verde, The staff made the experience very relaxing!
This trip was amazing! Thank you Casa Vista Verde
This was a great trip very fun! BF, USA, June 18
Thank you Vista Verde for making my senior graduation trip such a fun experience! The staff was amazing and a joy to be around. Jocelyn needs to fly to Houston to make me food more often! Neptali, Usted es maravilloso.
Thank you Casa Vista Verde staff for giving our family and grinds a fabulous week of rest and relaxation!
Jocelyn fed us the most wonderful meals! I’m going to need to work out more when I get home. All the staff was so accommodating to our whole group. Loved our excursions and I don’t want to head home today! Thank you for making his senior trip a memorable one DB, USA, June 18
Had a great time! Great service! Absolutely loved Casa Vista Verde. Absolutely wonderful! Amazing time, wonderful food and thoughtful staff. Awesome time. Lovely 3 days. DV, USA, May 18
A big thank you to the entire Casa Vista Verde staff!! Our week in the casa was much too short, but there were many firsts for our family. Our six month old son crawled for the first time, swam for the first time and although we live in San Diego, played in the ocean for the first time!! What an incredible place to experience such milestones!! Truly a vacation to remember…. Great views, amazing snorkeling, wonderful people and most of all, time well spent with the family. Thank you! Thanks for everything!
Exactly! Thank you for an absolutely magical experience! Everyone and everything far exceeded our expectations. It was such a joy to meet all of you, you transformed Roatan from a trip to a vacation of a lifetime. We will never forget the incredible week that we had here. It was pure magic.
Great grandma- 76, grandma-52, grandpa 64, kids- 47, 4-,36,30, grandbabies 6, 3 , 6 months. 10 of us. Vacation of a lifetime
We love Jocelyn, Wendy, Hector- they made us feel right at home and made sure our every need was taken care of- we barely left the compound , except to snorkel and jet ski. We are sure we gained 20 pounds. We cannot wait to come back!
I feel like I am leaving my home and family. I do not want to go. In addition to the beauty, snorkeling, water activities, Jocelyn, Hector, and Wendy made us feel so at ease. Scrumptious food, such professionalism. Best vacation ever. LF, USA, May 18
Great location, views and service!
Spent 8 days at Casa Vista Verde with a group of 10 (two families) and had a great time. Weather was fantastic, the property is very private, views are amazing and there’s always plenty to do whether you like to stay active or simply just relax. There’s no road noise or any other distractions to interrupt a very peaceful setting. The grounds are very well maintained, the house is very clean and the staff is very organized. The food prep service is very convenient and we enjoyed Joslyn’s cooking. They are very accommodating to adjust type of food and when to serve. We took advantage of the dinner option also and it was very convenient. Ana does a nice job arranging any activities or excursions you want to go on. We used the boat a couple times to fish and snorkel. Hector and Neptali were great about shuttling us around on the water. The staff does a nice job of taking care of their daily duties without you even knowing it (cleaning house, pool maintenance, beach maintenance, etc.). Kayaks are provided, as is snorkeling equipment. The beach sets up well for volleyball games too. There are places with better sand (including beach next door that you have access to), but otherwise we wouldn’t change a thing. The sand flies are definitely present, mostly during late afternoon and evening hours, but the staff provides insect repellent and it did work. Great spot for 8-10 people if you want a private place with plenty of spaces to relax in peace! DB, USA, May 18
Amazing and Perfect!
Our family of 10 from ages 6 months -76 years old had the best time ever. The staff was amazing and inviting !! We travel frequently and always choose a different destination. However, We will be back here again soon. Thank you! CF, USA, May 18
We had such an amazing week. the view is breathtaking and the staff was so attentive. I think we all gained 5-10 pounds with Jocelyn’s cooking. We enjoyed jet skiing, Scuba, Snorkeling, horseback riding and so much more! This was a perfect spring break enjoyed by our family of 6, four daughters age 13, 11, 15, and 8. We hope to return one day! Thanks for everything. SF, USA, Apr 18
This has been an amazing experience I will cherish forever. Thank you for making us feel like family. The food was world class and I will be missing everyone.
Thank you for such an amazing week here. We will never forget how kind and accommodating everyone was. We will miss this house and the memories dearly.
What an amazing villa! This was the perfect place for our extended family’s vacation to celebrate a 20th birthday. The staff is fantastic and made our 7th stay so enjoyable. Pigeon Cay was one of the highlights and definitely not to be missed. the sunsets and delicious food cannot be matched anywhere. We cannot wait to return. WF, USA, Mar 18
Dear Asa, Ana, Sayda, Joselyn, Wendy, Hector and Neptali-
We have wanted a wonderful family reunion with all the children and grandbaby and staying here at beautiful Casa Vista Verde is a dream come true. All of the staff have been amazing , anticipating everything we have wanted. A lovely home, fabulous diving and food, pool, beach, cabana and water-sports! We could stay all day and enjoy. Activities were planned very well, we couldn’t be happier. Muchas gracias!!! Thank you so much! We had an amazing time! DF, USA, Mar 18
Asa’s property is like having your own private resort with the wave runner, boats, kayaks, golf cart, private beach, staff, chef, access to a driver and more. And if you need something else the staff are super attentive so they will get it for you ASAP. The views from the home are exceptional and the nice ocean breeze helps to keep the grounds and house very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the house and would definitely return. The house is located away from all the cruise ship passengers which we appreciated and because Josslyn was such a great cook we chose to eat most meals at the house. Ana helped us plan an excursion to Pigeon Cay for great snorkeling and we also did some scuba diving which was awesome. The islands proximity to the reef is a huge bonus. Sayda, Neptali and Hector were also great hosts and were very friendly and professional. We were traveling with our four daughters between 9 – 14 years old and they really enjoyed the vacation and exploring the spacious grounds via golf cart. Asa definitely takes pride in his house and runs this like a business so everything is handled very professionally unlike others who rent their homes as a hobby. We also thought the total package was a good value compared to other options in the Caribbean. The house is in a relatively remote location so if you want a lot of dining or nightlife options every day it may not be the best choice, but for us we loved the privacy and the food that was prepared for breakfast, lunch and dinner was much better (and less expensive) than eating at a restaurant. The people on Roatan are very friendly and safety was never an issue for us. We would highly recommend Roatan and if you go – Asa’s house is the place to stay. CS, USA, Mar 2018
Thank you guys so much for a wonderful week, Everyone was so great and I really don’t want to leave! Had an amazing visit; loved the healthy well taken care of reef. LF, USA, Mar 18
Perfect for large groups or family reunions!
We celebrated my mom’s 70th bday with our family of 12 (ages ranging from 6 to 70). Casa Vista Verde has everything you could want for a large group or family reunion and is especially perfect for families with kids. Nine acres of beautifully landscaped grounds to explore with plenty of room for everyone–and the teenagers had lots of fun using the golf cart. We were in the pool and hot tub every day enjoying the 360 degree views of paradise. Make sure to visit Pigeon Cay to see one of the best snorkeling spots in the world according to CNN. Pigeon Cay definitely was one of the highlights of our trip and Ana’s underwater pictures were amazing and captured everything so perfectly. Joselyn and Wendy cooked breakfast and dinner for us each night, which we would highly recommend as the food was delicious and a great value relative to restaurant pricing. On one of the days Justin and Neptali drove us to West Bay for drinks and appetizers at Banarama so we could see the tourist side of the island, which we really enjoyed as a change of pace (but not somewhere we would want to stay for a week). Other than Pigeon Cay and West Bay, we didn’t feel the need to leave Casa Vista Verde as it has everything you could want and, as other reviews highlight, it’s really like staying at your own private resort. Ana, Joselyn, Wendy, Neptali, Hector, and Saida are all so sweet and caring and they look after you as if you are part of their family. Asa, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with and he clearly has a top notch team at Casa Vista Verde. Thanks for making our stay so memorable and we can’t wait to return in the future! WF, USA, Mar 18
Most Amazing Week at Casa Vista Verde!
Our family had an amazing stay at Casa Vista Verde, and highly recommend it. The house and property are stunning! Whether you want to hang by the pool and hot tub, or head down to the beach front for some volleyball or relaxing, you can do it all here! The staff made our stay even more enjoyable, and they prepared some truly amazing meals during our vacation. It was very tough to leave! The house has all the amenities you’ll need for a great stay. Bedrooms have private bathrooms and their own AC units, for your comfort at night. We had a blast using the golf cart to tour the property and sometimes saving us the short trip down the steps to the beach. Most nights we relaxed in the pool and hot tub enjoying the star-filled sky over head. One of the nights, the island lost power, but the generator at the house kicked on immediately and we didn’t have any troubles. Property also comes equipped with jet skis and 4 kayaks that we put to great use. From the house, you can see the barrier reef, and we kayaked out to it on multiple occasions for some truly amazing snorkeling. It’s only about a 20 minute kayak from the house, and you can drop anchor and spend hours enjoying the beautiful snorkeling right in front of the beach. Be sure to check out the deep water channels on both sides for some more amazing sights. We saw two spotted eagle rays, numerous stingrays, moray eel, tons of beautiful coral and fish, crabs, etc. Hard to beat that underwater scenery right out your front door, and the house had extra fins and snorkel gear too. Overall, it was a week filled with fun and relaxation, and wonderful to come back to Casa Vista Verde and the great staff each day. Would absolutely come back here again – Thank you! CL, USA, Mar 18
You can’t go wrong with Casa Vista Verde! We stayed for a week with 4 adults and 4 University aged students. We chose this villa to stay away from the west end to capitalize on family time and not nightlife 🙂 The villa is spacious – every room has an ensuite, which was lovely. We only used the actual villa for sleeping – as we were always outside or on the covered patio for meals, games etc. Jocelyn the cook was one of the stars of our trip – from her homemade tortillas to her steak and lobster grilling skills – she made every meal an occasion for us! Anna, the house Manager was the other star – Ana came by every day to help book activiites, restaurants, etc. We rented 8 SeaDoos from the beach and went on a 2 hour tour of the shore with a stop at Las Sirenas for lunch. Our favourite day was probably when Ana took us to Pigeon Cay on a charter boat – it was a great way to see more of Roatan from the water – and Pigeon Cay was STUNNING! Snorkelling was great there as well. Our kids did their on line PADI course and completed their certification dives at the Dive Shop next door to the Villa. They came every morning and picked them up on the dock! We did venture out for dinner a couple of times – went to the West End to go to SunDowners one evening – but ended up next door to it at The Beach House for amazing appetizers and then on to Oasis for a fab meal! Highly recommend these places! Justin was so great – he would drive us and then wait for us – a very patient man! All in all – we fell in love with Roatan…. Casa Vista Verde and all of its staff!! We will be back! JL, USA, Feb 18
Amazing time! Great location, great house. Best cooking in the world! KM, USA, Feb 18
We had an amazing time and absolutely loved the home, decor and the ocean. The staff was so amazing and the food was absolutely wonderful. Everyone is so friendly and professional. Hope to be back soon.
Thank you, GF, USA, Feb 18
This was an amazing property. The owners of this property had a vision and it is clear when you arrive and see the home and the view. The approach with the staff, water sports etc. are extremely accomodating. We have never had an experience of seclusion but with suh close, personal access to the reef. Very quiet. We went to the West End, about a hour drive, and my wife’s comment was, “The West End better be perfect, because we are leaving perfect”. RG, USA, Feb 18