Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)
About Bruce Raw
The owners fell in love with Roatan 14 years ago and built their second home here. They live here quite a bit of the time at Fuego del Mar. Over the years they, along with a sister they built two more villas on the property for personal and family use. When the family and friends are not here in Roatan we offer the villas to you for your enjoyment. This property is much more like home than a hotel. Roatan is convinent to the US with direct flights from Atlanta, Huston, Newark, Miami and several other cities in the States. It is so convienient for family and friends to get together here and enjoy the sun, sea, boat, spa and golf. The wonderful attention the staff have provided over the years is totally unique
Why Bruce Raw chose Coxen Hole
Politilly is in the quiet east end of the island far from all the cruise ships and traffic. Small restaurants, scenic vistas, secluded beaches, traditional villages. Away from the tourist hub bub
Pool / Spa
outside only please
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
I literally can't think of enough glowing adjectives to accurately describe our stay at Fuego Del Mar this month - or even where to start! From the moment we stepped on the property it was paradise. The grounds are lush and beautifully manicured. The home itself is open concept in the middle, bringing the outside in so you can fully enjoy the breezes and sounds of the ocean, birds, etc. The bedrooms are enclosed and on the outer edges of the main living space so there is plenty of privacy. The furnishings are beautiful and well designed, with an eclectic theme that has an island feel but also a bit of Bali or Thailand with some beautiful antiques and pieces of art that give a very tranquil feel to the entire place. The kitchen is a cooks dream - spacious with loads of counter space, viking appliances, and beautiful dishes handmade by Nicki one of the owners. Speaking of the owners - Bruce and Nicki, along with their son Phil were simply fantastic and made us feel welcome instantly. The photos don't do this place justice, especially the pool and views which made us never want to leave! My husband said "this is hand's down the best place we've ever stayed" and he's right! I had a pedicure and massage at the onsite spa and both were fantastic and the girls were very friendly. We also booked the boat to Jade Beach (on a neighboring island) through Phil and got taken out by Captain Hanford who was very knowledgeable about the island and a fun guy to spend the day with. Jade Beach was incredible and if you stay on Roatan and have a chance to go - take it! Another perk of Fuego Del Mar is that it includes a car with your stay at no extra charge - which made things very easy for us since they picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. The staff at Fuego Del Mar is friendly and professional and always there when you need something but you'll never see them if you don't. We felt very safe there and so well taken care of too! Some things to consider before you book: The only air conditioning is in the bedrooms, the rest of the house is wide open. If you absolutely must have AC or a sterile bug & gecko free environment then you may find this house frustrating and should stay elsewhere. Also cats and dogs are onsite and freely visit the house to hang out with you - we found that absolutely charming, but if that bothers you then seek out something more enclosed and insular. You'd be missing out on an amazing vacation experience though!
Mellissa thank you so much for the kind words! All of us here at Fuego del Mar really enjoyed hosting your great family. I have shared your review with all the staff who thank you for your generous gratuity. We would love to have you stay with us someday again.
WOW! - seems like the best place to begin! We had the pleasure of renting the entire property of Villas del Mar for our group of 22. We trek annually to a different tropical retreat, and with a group this size it can be difficult to find properties to accommodate - but we hit the jackpot with this one! The entire staff catered to our every whim - from picking us to the airport (different itineraries, mind you), to going to the grocery store, to bringing up ice to the pools, to taking kayaks and paddle boards (boards rented by us, kayaks included) down to the docks - there is nothing we left wanting for! We hired Rosa and Pearl make most of our meals for us, and this is a must; this leaves your days and evenings free to explore the island, relax, and enjoy all the properties have to offer! The pools were awesome, the kayaks and gear fantastic, and simply there wasn't any additional amenity that the houses didn't have. The main thing to note would be in Brisa, it is an open Balinese style house - so the two bedrooms there, although having portable AC units to cool - don't stay as cool as the bedrooms in the other houses. This is just to note, and not a deterrent- just in case AC for people is an absolute must. Speaking of absolutes, the use of bug spray is a must! This is the tropics, bugs affect some more than others. It was nice to have a supply offered in each home, but definitely bring your own and apply often. There is a great gift shop onsite with handmade items by the owners and staff who work there, as well that is what makes up all the decor and dinnerware! Lastly, having the vehicles there to use was such a bonus - especially with a group of our size and going to different places.
The pictures of the interiors, exteriors, and the all the acreage simply do not do it justice - it's a gorgeous retreat. Go and see for yourself :-). Thanks to the Raw family and all those onsite at Villas Del Mar - we had a fantastic trip, one for the books!
Perfect House for a group
This house was absolutely perfect. There were 7 adults in our group and felt that there was ample room in the house. There are 2 other homes on the property as well. We rarely saw the guests in either home. It felt very secluded. All bedrooms have air conditioning and mosquito nets on the beds. We opted to leave all the doors and windows open so we could feel the breezes. It was so pleasant. They provide bug spray and we used it to prevent bug bites. Some of us did get bites but they were not reapplying the spray.
The house has many seating areas for you to socialize or lounge and several hammocks as well. The pool temperature was perfect and overlooks the ocean. Pool rafts too!
We felt extremely safe with the gated house and guards. We left the house wide open all day and night. We did lock our bedrooms if we left for long periods of time. The staff are amazing and will assist you as little or as much as needed. Rosa and Pearl will cook for you anytime you like. We had the Shrimp Marsala and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. They have a pizza oven and one night all guests gathered for dinner. It was nice to get to meet new people. We had the pleasure of meeting Bruce and Nicky (the owners). They are very kind and fun couple!The wifi is free and works great! We got to use a 7 passenger van for the week and felt completely comfortable driving to various destinations. Fausto will help with any house needs such as taking garbage or placing the kayaks in the water. There are many snorkel gear sets and over 5 kayaks. You can walk down to the pier and Fausto will take care of the supplies.We took a boat trip and Hanford was our Captain. He was friendly and informative. He took us to Jade beach for snorkeling and to La Serina for lunch. One day he dropped the woman off at Paya Beach Resort while the men went fishing. Paya Beach Resort is for Naturists so you need to be screened before you can pay for a day pass $5. Even though we are not Naturists, we got the green light and we were able to enjoy the beautiful property for a few hours. We spent an afternoon at Havana beach which had no tourists, only locals. It was breathtaking. We had our driver take us to West Bay Beach for an afternoon. We soaked in the sun and had some lunch at a local restaurant with live music. We then hopped in a $3 water taxi to West End for dinner. A perfect property for a perfect vacation! Thanks Phil for everything!!
Jenbec pretty much said it all. There were 4 couples in our group and everyone loved their vacation at Fuego Del Mar. The property is more like a tropical garden with the buildings carefully crafted and blended into the surrounding. It is truly a beautiful home and property with incredible vistas from almost every location. Phil, Bruce, Nikky, Derrick, Fausto, Rosa and Pearl took amazing care of us and made this a vacation to remember. The island is beautiful, the people are friendly and the accommodations are top notch. There is no need to leave the property to have an amazing vacation. Rosa and Pearl made us some of the best meals we have ever eaten. You will not regret booking Fuego, Las Brisas or Mariposa, or all 3 for a large group. We can't wait to go back.
For those that think pictures lie, you are correct... At least at this location, they do. The truth is, these pictures don't do this place justice. It is actually nicer than what you see. I loved our vacation here. There were 7 women in our group (a family/friend ladies-only annual vacation) and we were all pleased with our stay. We never felt unsafe at any point, never felt that our privacy was being abused, and never wanted for anything that was not immediately provided. We were pampered to our heart's content, including on-site spa services, private chef service, private fishing/snorkeling/boating service, personal chauffeur service for the evening (OMG, Derrick, you were a blast and such great fun... thank you for putting up with 7 totally crazy women for an evening!!) and immediate personal attention for everything else. Housekeeping was done 3 times during the week, which includes doing your own personal laundry if you desired. In regards to the driving of the free vehicle, I was really leery of driving on the windy roads but quickly got the hang of it. I actually had a great time driving to different areas and experiencing more of the culture and atmosphere of Roatan. We even were permitted to visit Pristine Bay Resort for a day at the pool and beach since the Raw family had membership privileges there. There were a couple of suggestions for your trip to the villas (and to Roatan, in general). Trust everyone when they say that you need to use bug spray often and generously. That was my biggest complaint during the entire trip... the bugs. However, if you sprayed yourself with the spray (which are provided all throughout the property... in the bedrooms, in the living room, out on the pool deck, etc.), you should be fine. I only had 3 bites on my body when I returned home. The bug problem is not unique to Villas del Mar. This is an island "problem". Finally, I want to sincerely thank Phil, the manager of the property, for his exceptional handling of all of our requests and the communications prior to our visit. He is a blessing for Villas del Mar with his great management skills. Overall, this was a wonderful location to relax and thoroughly enjoy yourself. You had tons of privacy, loads of amenities, and wonderful people around you. What more could you ask for???
Toni thanks for the great review! The staff loved having your group stay with us!
We just returned from fuego del mar, where we celebrated my 50th bday and our 25 th anniversary. We had a group of 8 and this was the perfect house. Great pool, awesome central area with great breezes. We snorkelled of the back, and the dive boats from subway picked us up there as well. The meals we had there were very good, and the van made it easy for our whole group to go out together. We are trying to decide when to go back.
But, beware the bugs, they didn't hurt or itch, until we were ready to leave, but now they are very itchy.
Thanks so much for the great review! All of us here at Fuego del Mar really enjoyed hosting your group. we would love to have you stay with us again in the future!
Quiet east end of Roatan has golf, zip line canopy tour, restaurants, mangrove tours, grocery, scuba and snorkling close by. World famous Arch's Iguana park also close by