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Luxurious Large Oceanfront Villa on Private Beach with Amazing Views

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Lighthouse Estates - Villa Del RIU

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Oceanfront Villa with Views from Rooftop Pool

Beautifully handcrafted Villa with all of the amenities. All size of groups accommodated, up to 6 guests comfortably (8 people possible with pull out couches). All 3 bedrooms have on suite bathrooms. Travertine throughout the main floor. Venetian Plastered walls and double sealed windows and doors offer a luxurious and quiet vacation. Large Honduran mahogany kitchen with handpicked Italian granite hosts American sized top end appliances. Full width deck from the living room and master bedroom boast 180 degree views of the beach, ocean, and reef. The decks off the guest suites have excellent viewing of the common grounds and mountains. The rooftop game room and spectacular full roof level deck is complete with entertaining 10 including the scenic view from the rooftop pool. Totaling 3 beds, 2 pull outs, and 2 home theaters it is great for the whole family. Elegant furnishings and memory foam bedding provides a restful vacation. The views are unbeatable and the location is ideal. A romantically set 5-star restaurant only steps away. Its the Roatan Island Utopia.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Matt Adkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Matt Adkins

Villa del RIU has been a dream of ours since we first sank our toes in the silky white sand beaches of West Bay. Roatan is such a special place for us and I am sure it will be for you too. The friendly people and welcoming culture make Roatan a home to everyone that visits.

Matt Adkins purchased this villa in 2013

Why Matt Adkins chose Bay Islands Honduras

This location is ideal for any reason of vacation. West Bay has an amazing white sand beach with warm waters and world class diving and snorkeling. It also hosts numerous cruise ships and visitors every year. Villa del RIU is minutes from all of the action but far enough to be private and secluded offering the best of both entertainment and relaxation.


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Luxurious Large Oceanfront Villa on Private Beach with Amazing Views
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Seattle, WA, USA

Amazing Anniversary Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked a week long trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and could not have had a more relaxing and romantic vacation. The villa is absolutely beautiful and had everything we needed for a week of tuning out and unwinding. The grounds are beautiful and, though there was construction going on, it was so quiet that we hardly noticed. The beds were very comfortable and we found that we were up with the sun every day, refreshed and ready for the days adventures. Prior to arriving, Matt was very responsive to our many questions and was able to provide a ton of information on how to get around, what places to try, what to bring with us (and what to leave behind) and the best places to rent snorkeling gear. He recommended that we spend at least one day out on the island with Juan Carlos and it was well worth it! We tried zip-lining, ate the local cuisine, toured the mangroves and learned the history of the island along the way.

Under the right conditions the snorkeling right off the beach was amazing and even better than what we experienced in West Bay. After spending a day out in the water, Kismet was a fun place to relax and unwind. Grabbing a Salva Vida and enjoying some lobster tacos while watching the sunset was the perfect way to end a day. We can't wait to go back and wouldn't hesitate to stay at Villa del RIU again. What an amazing anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever! (Don't forget the bug spray)

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough about Matt & the entire staff at the Meridian. Villa del Riu is absolutely gorgeous and exceeded expectations. Matt was wonderful with recommendations for restaurants and suggestions of things to do on the island. He even emailed me to check in when he heard that we had a minor fridge issue that was quickly resolved by the staff. Laura, the owner of the whole property, was extremely friendly and welcoming. The resort is still under construction, but we were not disturbed by it at all.

The staff and the food at Kismet was fantastic. Lindon was particularly great. Depending on what time you go, it can definitely take a bit of time, but it is certainly worth the wait. Considering you're waiting on the beach with a cocktail, you shouldn't been in much of a hurry. All of the food is fantastic, especially any of the lobster (tacos, quesadilla, curry, etc.). Just over the hill is the Grand Roatan and they have the best Monkey Lalas and other frozen drinks on the island (2 for 1 during happy hour). Plenty of activities to do on the beach near the Grand Roatan & Infinity Bay.

Make sure to rent or bring snorkel gear to head out to the reef around the other side of the rocks on the beach. It's a fantastic place to see a wide variety of fish and sea turtles.

If you're a golfer, the Black Pearl at Pristine Bay is a must. A gorgeous course designed by Pete Dye. Be sure to bring plenty of balls as you'll be in for a long day if the wind is howling (which it was when we played).

Another must is ziplining at Gumbalimba park. We had a blast there. The guides are hilarious and totally make the experience. It's a quick drive from the Meridian, and they'll come pick you up if you have a large group.

I can't wait to return to Roatan to see the Meridian when it is completed. Because of Matt's responsiveness and suggestions, I wouldn't think of renting from anyone else. Plus, having been on almost all of the rooftops and balconies while we were there for a wedding, Villa del Riu has the best view!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! I am glad you had an amazing trip to Roatan and enjoyed staying at our little piece of paradise. We love living the island life vicariously through guests staying and sharing our adventures and passion for Roatan. Cant wait to have you come back and stay again.
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Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Best Part of the Trip!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot be enthusiastic enough about Villa del Riu, its location, its quality and the responsiveness of the owner.

After a disappointing experience with an Athens VRBO rental earlier this year, I was understandably nervous about choosing another one. This property could not have been more perfect. We utilized Juan Carlos, the recommended driver, and arrived swiftly after a stop off at a local grocery store; he was engaging, spoke excellent English and provided us with lots of local information on the ride. The property is exactly as as advertised: instead of being decorated with cheap "Ikea type furnishings and linens, the owners have this outfitted as one would a real home. Quality linens, comfortable beds, toiletries, thick bath and beach towels and American style high end appliances. We really appreciated the water cooler.

The condo is literally 25 steps from the beach which is beautifully landscaped and well maintained. The lovely reef is reachable right off shore (no need for a boat!) and its an easy swim around the bend to Infinity Bay and some of the beach restaurants of West Bay (the walk is relatively easy but requires an uphill trek which can be difficult for the less fit and/or in the humidity). We loved the ability to wake up and go for a snorkel without having to arrange a tour/boat. Our mother loved the warm pool and the ocean and sunset view from the decks.

The owner was very accommodating and prompt in his responses and made lots of suggestions; he seemed to share our excitement about the trip and after seeing his home, I can see why. I'm already thinking about when I can make another trip there!

Finally, the property has a restaurant onsite, located right on the beach (again, 25 steps from the condo); while the food and service was not to our liking (it seemed like it existed mostly for staff to watch loud telenovelas; they were also out of a lot of choices), it was very convenient for a pre/post dinner drink and snack. It was great to grab a Salva Vida beer and sit on the lounge chairs, watching the waves.

There is some existing construction on units behind the pool but other than a random "tap tap tap" during the day, we didn't hear any noise and were not disturbed at all.

I want to thank the owners for the opportunity to share their home and their adopted country; it exceeded my expectations and made my family fall in love with the area (mother even grabbing some West Bay real estate information).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star, Ritz Carlton quality villa in a beautiful development

  • 5 of 5

My family had studied the Meridian development and knew that several villas were for rent during this time. We chose this villa due to the owner's quick and thorough responses, and overall availability to help make our trip memorable and flawless. Matt was very prompt in answering all our questions, and giving us information regarding the WiFi, where to eat, currency, booking excursions, driver information, and island information, etc. When we entered the villa, we realized the pictures on the website do not do the luxurious furnishings justice!! The furnishings from the tempur-pedic beds to the comfy outdoor patio furniture and barstools were all new. The bathrooms are stunning, especially the master bath and shower. The cleanliness of the villa as well as the fully outfitted kitchen was also impressive. We loved being 10 minutes away, by foot, from the busy West Bay scene, and having the privacy that this residence and development offer. The kids loved the beautiful pool, and the beach volleyball. We felt extremely safe, and loved that a great restaurant Kismet was literally 25 steps from the villa on the development. Matt also recommended some great restaurants in West Bay including Bananarama and The Vintage Pearl. Everyone on the property was extremely helpful and friendly, and went out of our way to make sure we were well taken care of. The ocean breeze on this end of the island was also an added benefit since there were less sand fleas and mosquitos! Also, the development rakes the sand on the private beach daily so there are very few sand fleas!! Roatan has so much to do and we enjoyed the villa and the owner's hospitality so much that we will definitely return and rent from Matt again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Absolute perfection, a trip for the books!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the villa for our belated honeymoon, and it was an absolute dream! My first thought when we walked in was that the pictures do not do it justice! The views from the GIANT sliding doors, porches, and rooftop porch were absolutely incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed evenings on the porch, as well as nights in where the villa has everything to offer. Everyone was so helpful, if we had any questions or concerns once we got there. The house was well outfitted with kitchen necessities, and the kitchen itself is absolutely perfect for a large group with plenty of space. We thought the beds were incredibly comfortable, and have zero complaints. We cannot wait to book this villa again for a return trip!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa, Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

This was such a great experience. Matt (the owner) was so helpful in planning the trip, giving flight recommendations (getting to Roatan from Detroit is tricky), grocery recommendations and travel from the airport.

The Villia is exactly as described in the listing, with a nice balcony overlooking the very quiet beach and a rooftop with even better views. The Meridian has a very good restaurant, nice pool, and very friendly staff. I'm vegan and the restaurant accomodated me no problem. Also, several days we used the kayaks at the Meridian and paddled over to West Bay. That trip is a great way to see the magnificent coast, and is only a 10 minute trip. The snorkeling is some of the best we have ever experienced. And it was really nice to get away from West Bay - it's kind of nuts there with all the people. We also easily walked to West Bay (just stuck our 4 year old in a backpack), great exercise. We felt extremely safe the entire trip.

So many places in the world to see, but if I come back to Roatan, I will stay at the Meridian.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Roatan International Airport (RTB)
Nearest Barpub
Kismet Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
The Black Pearl Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Kismet Beach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
West Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Villa del RIU is located right on a silky white sand beach at the western point of Roatan. Excellent snorkeling, diving, and fishing right off the beach. The restaurant/bar is top notch. Views from the villa are breath-taking in so many directions. A short 10 minute walk to the popular West Bay Beach with large resorts, shopping, dive shops, and markets. A quick water taxi ride to West End for an island nightlife, clubs, and cultural shopping. The villa is within a short walk to days worth of adventure, pristine beach, and best reef in the Caribbean. However just far enough from busy beaches, crowds of the cruise ships, and nightlife for when you want to relax, have a romantic retreat, or take a shady siesta in a hammock listening to the waves. Its the best of both vacations in one location.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lighthouse Estates, Bay Islands Honduras

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
29 Aug 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Semana Santa
9 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
17 Apr 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
3 Sep 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

LAST MINUTE BOOKING? We can accommodate. As long as the calendar is open we can most likely book your stay.

Until confirmation is received, all rates are subject to change

Additional guests above 6, additional $40 per night.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lighthouse Estates in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Coral Room Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Boat Room Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Boat Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Coral Room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All three bedrooms have on-suite bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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