A little bit about us

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Palmetto Bay Villas

We fell in love with Palmetto Bay, Roatan and purchased a home there in 2014.  Palmetto Bay Villas (formerly Palmetto Sands) was established in 2012 by two of our neighbors who developed their property management business in Palmetto Bay to the point where most of our neighbors had entrusted them with their homes and their guests. We are happy to say that Palmetto Bay Villas has grown and is under new management. We are a complete red carpet service property management company, with the guests happiness always in mind. If you are looking for a beautiful vacation, away from the crowds, with incredible customer service, then you have found the right place. We specialize in vacation home rentals in Palmetto Bay, and would love to the chance to help you plan your perfect vacation! Please do not hesitate to contact us for anything you may need. We look forward to talking to you soon!

Lisa and Peter Kitchen

Palmetto Bay

This 120 acre hidden paradise is located on the north shore, surrounded by lush flora and fauna, situated on miles of white sand beaches, and offers world class diving on the 2nd largest barrier reef system in the world.  Here, is where you can get away from the crowds, unwind, and enjoy your vacations the way they were designed for you.

We offer luxury villas, dive packages, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, wonderful cuisine and drinks, sun, warmth, turquoise waters, white sand, smiling faces, friendly staff, and the best vacation ever.

Come discover Palmetto.  Come discover yourself.


Just 40 miles off the Honduran Coastline is one of the “best kept secrets”, Roatan! Part of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the largest, at nearly 37 miles long, 2 miles wide, and about 800’ at its tallest point. Roatan is surrounded by pristine beaches, breathtaking beauty, friendly smiles, and the second largest reef system in the world, making it one of the world’s top diving destinations. It’s no wonder why everyone keeps coming back!

Ease of getting to Roatan

Getting to Roatan has never been easier than now. With direct flights from Houston, Atlanta, and Miami, you can be here in as little as 2 hours and 20 minutes time! United, Delta, and American Airlines all have direct flights from the states to Roatan, as well as Sunwing, who brings in the Canadians direct to the island.


The Bay Islands are blessed with annual temperatures of about 81 degrees F and nearly perfect weather. From a low in January of 78º F, to a high in August of 94º F, any month is a perfect time for a visit. Be sure and pack your sunscreen and expect a daytime high in the mid-80′s and 90′s, with nighttime lows in the 70′s. This is your opportunity to relax in the sun and work on your tan. Rainy season varies from year to year, but on average we can expect rain from October to February. During the rest of the year, rainfall is minimal unless there’s a storm in the Caribbean.

Roatan Activities

With over 150 named dive sites, and numerous un-named dive sites, there is no lack of reef to explore!
Little French Key
Photo courtesy of Bare Foot Divers
Photo courtesy of Bare Foot Divers
Gumbalimba Park
Pirates of the Caribbean Zip Line
Bay Island’s Underwater Museum
Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum
Deep Sea Fishing
West Bay Beach
Carambola Botanical Gardens and Trails
The Black Pearl Golf Course
Roatan Pirate’s Bay
Tabyana Beach
Butterfly Garden
Maya Key
Helene Caves
Paddle Boarding
Yoga on the beach
Anthony Key Resort Dolphin Encounter
Kitesurf Roatan


Driving Directions

We do not have addresses or road signs, so we have put as many landmarks in the directions as we could for you, to find your way around!

From the airport, exit right and travel approximately 6 km east on the main road.

As you approach the large white house which looks like a replica of the US White House, you will see a dirt road on your left. This is the Jackson Road which you will be taking. There are no signs indicating the road name or to Palmetto Bay. If you reach the Bulk Gourmet you have gone too far.

Turn left on the Jackson Road and continue up and over the mountain to the other side of the island (approximately 2.5 km). This road can be rough especially during rainy season as the gravel gets washed away exposing the bedrock. Please use caution and take your time.

At the end of is road you will come to a Tee and you will turn right onto the Hottest Sparrow Road. You should see a sign for Marbella Beach. Do not follow the sign to Marbella Beach but be assured you are on the right track and almost at Palmetto Bay!

Continue on this road for approximately 750m and you will find the entrance to Palmetto Bay. After providing your details to the guard, you can proceed along this road to reception which is located in the same structure as the restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

Please check in with reception and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink! A copy of your passport or ID and a credit card is required at check in.

For those using a GPS system, the coordinates are:
16°21’55.4″N 86°29’17.5″W
16.365380, -86.48819

If you wish to stop at a grocery store on your way, we recommend Eldon’s Supermarket in Coxen Hole. In this case, you will exit left coming out of the airport and proceed approximately 1.5 km west on the main road. Eldon’s is up on the hill behind the BiP gas station.

Please call +504 9633-0488 or +504 9744-8784 if you run into any difficulties. We look forward to meeting you!

Rental Cars

Palmetto Bay is a great place to get away from it all!  It is, therefore, located in a secluded area of the island and we  recommend renting a vehicle for your stay.  We are happy to arrange rental cars or pick-up from the airport or ferry, upon request.

We highly recommend Ramirez Rent a Car.  You can contact them through their website www.ramirezrentacar.com.  AVIS is another great car rental company, located at the airport.  You can book a car through them by visiting their website www.avis.com/car-rental/reservation/time-place.ac

Each car rental place will give you a map of the island, so be sure to ask for one.  They might also offer a discount, if you pay in cash.