Barefoot Cay is a privately owned 4-acre cay centrally located on the south shore of Roatan, just off the main road. Barefoot Cay has a dual personality - stand on its south shore and you feel like you are alone and completely away from civilization. You see the sandy beach and reef out to the open sea and on a clear day, the mountains of mainland Honduras thirty miles away can be seen. Barefoot Cay is located safely behind the reef, so even on a blustery day, a small boat or kayak can be taken all around the Cay.
On the north side, an 85-foot-wide channel separates Barefoot Cay from the island of Roatan, where a dock, secure parking for guests, our oceanview luxury loft accommodations, and Barefoot Divers - a PADI-authorized dive center (see the Barefoot Divers website) - are located. Barefoot Cay's walk-on pontoon boat crosses the short distance between the cay and the Roatan shore regularly, taking guests at a moment's notice from one side to the other at any hour of the day or night.
From the dock on the shore side, there's a driveway of approximately 500 feet that leads to the main road of Roatan. Taxis pass frequently for excursions to areas to the west or east of Barefoot Cay - or rental cars are also available. Barefoot Cay is positioned perfectly for the trade winds to create a tropical breeze over the entire Cay. The reef is within swimming distance, and the cay's sandy, shallow beach is your playground. And it is just a short boat ride to Mary's Place or John's Spot, two of Roatan's top-rated scuba diving spots.
The 32’ X 32’ two-story pool cabana building, located on the east end of the pool deck, provides a place sheltered from the sun to gather, read a book, play cards, watch a game, have a drink, or enjoy a meal prepared in the cabana’s kitchen. The tropical wood louvers allow air to flow through, and the ceiling fans bring comfort, even on the warmest of days. The audio-visual equipment with Bose sound system is designed to be utilized for guest enjoyment. The upper floor observation deck is open on all four sides to the views all around. It’s another great place on Barefoot Cay to get away to your own world!
Meal and beverage services are available only to guests of the cay. Served in the pool cabana or in your bungalow or villa, you can select from yummy preparations of local or imported foods and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and blended drinks. Many of our guests have some meals here, as well as enjoying some of Roatan's restaurants and preparing some meals in their rooms. Other guests want us to prepare all of their meals. The decision can be made on a day-to-day basis. We serve a variety of preparations that include local specialties, such as shrimp, lobster, and fish, as well as chicken and other meats.
The "T" shaped swimming pool has long steps and seats, a shallow area for play, two 50-foot-lap lanes, and five whirlpool jets. Part of the pool is covered by a sun-filtering palapa to provide shade. Great for exercise or leisurely conversations, the pool is a friendly gathering spot. The surrounding terrace with gazebo is a great place to just relax with a cool drink and take in the tropical sunshine.
Massage is available right here on Barefoot Cay, in addition to manicure and pedicure services. A treadmill, elliptical, stationary bicycle, and free weights are also available.
Bungalows and Villas on The Cay: Barefoot Cay has four accommodations that are right on the beach. Two are bungalows that have one bedroom each, and two are villas that have two bedrooms each. All the bedrooms are spacious with desk, dresser, and window seat, and all feature the ultra-comfortable Heavenly Beds. The bathrooms are well designed with large Balinese partially open-air showers. Each bungalow has a well-equipped kitchen with an eating area and a covered deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea. You'll walk out of the bungalows to the covered porch, then right onto the white sand beach. The two-bedroom villas also have a spacious living room that opens onto the large covered deck with wide steps to the beach.
Ocean view Studio lofts: The studio lofts have a combined living/sleeping area with either a king size Heavenly bed or two extra long twin beds, two comfortable chairs, a desk with 32" flat screen TV/DVD, and louvered doors that open wide to the balcony. There is also a fully equipped kitchen.
Ocean view Loft suites: The loft suites have two separate bedrooms and a living room with an extra-large balcony. Each bedroom may be configured with either a king size Heavenly bed or two extra long twin beds. A bathroom with double sink is between the bedrooms. There is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, dining table and chairs, and a large living area with a sofa bed, a desk with 32" flat screen TV/DVD, and louvered doors that open wide to the spacious oceanview balcony.
Nearby attractions and activities:
Roatan offers a wide variety of interesting adventures, some of which can be self-directed on an individual basis:
- Diving, Snorkeling and Water Play
- Roatan has beautiful beaches
- Glass Bottom Boat
- Sailing, Sea Kayaking
- Dolphin Experiences
- Gumbalimba Park
- Canopy Adventure
- Seaplane Adventure
- Submarine adventures
- Carambola Gardens
- Iguana Farm
- Horseback Riding
- Copan Ruins, etc.
Reservations are suggested for some of the organized venues and the staff at Barefoot Cay will be pleased to assist with your planning and scheduling. Some of the activities can be charged on your Barefoot Cay lodging bill or can be paid in advance by transfer of funds.
Barefoot Cay is located in the Bay Islands of Honduras, on the island of Roatan. Roatan is about thirty miles north of the mainland of Honduras.
- A 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.
* Cancellations made 60 days or more prior to arrival are entitled to a full refund. Minus a service fee of $100 per person and minus any fee paid for non-check or cash transactions.
* Cancellations 30 to 60 days prior to arrival are entitled to a 50% refund. Minus a service fee of $100 per person and minus any fee paid for non-check or cash transactions.
* Cancellations 30 days or fewer prior to arrival are non-refundable, non-transferable, and have no credit value.
All accommodations and packages include:
- Airport welcome and transportation to and from Barefoot Cay/Barefoot Divers
- Tropical rum smoothie welcome drink
- Non-smoking accommodations
- Air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Daily housekeeping service
- Cable TV/DVD - Extensive DVD library
- Cell phone for your use with 15 minutes of free calling time for local or international calls
- Satellite internet in your lodging
- Pool gazebo, sun pavilion with padded lounge chairs
- Cabana with 360' observation deck
- Swimming pool – 50’ long T-shape with whirlpool jets
- Beach and 260’ dock with palapa
- Transportation to/from the cay across the channel at any time
- Free snorkeling gear (snorkel, mask, and fins)
- Excellent snorkeling inside the reef wall – 2 sunken boats to explore
- Free use of kayaks.
- 16% Honduran sales and hotel tax
- Bar beverages or bottled soft drinks
- Between-meal snacks (if purchased)
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