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Palmetto Bay Plantation

Palmetto Bay Plantation in Honduras

Photo: Courtesy of Palmetto Bay Plantation

Situated on remote Roatan Island, 40 miles off the coast of Honduras, Palmetto Bay Plantation is an exclusive eco-friendly retreat in a destination that still feels undiscovered—despite increased tourism from the U.S. Set on the largest island in Honduras Bay (now accessible via direct flights from Newark, Miami, Atlanta, and Houston), this 120-acre retreat comprises 29 Balinese-style villas with hammocks that swing on covered porches and sea breezes that waft through louvered walls. Just beyond a grove of coconut palms and cashew trees, thatched-roof palapas spread over a crescent of private beach within reach of the world’s second largest coral reef. Besides kayaking, sailing, and seaplane tours, the resort has an on-site dive shop: a short boat ride will take you to some of the island’s most spectacular sites, like Bear’s Den, an underwater cave with a honeycombed coral wall. At night, native Garifuna dancers in orange head wraps shake to Afro-Caribbean beats, while bathing suit–clad travelers are treated to a Honduran conch and lobster feast.

Room to Book:

The Coconut Grove—the only cottage with unobstructed views of the beach and its own private plunge pool.

Insider Tip:

Palmetto Bay’s on-site dive shop will set you up for a day at the “wreck,” a famous sunken vessel from the 1800s.


Open / Closes
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Island Resort
  • Manor/Estate/Villa
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Water Sports

Year Opened:

Number of Suites: 23 villas


Number of Rooms:


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