Otro Mundo Aparte – A World Apart
Relax on the beach or by the pool, head out on kayaks, or explore the underwater world snorkeling or diving. The Cay is your refuge, the Caribbean Sea your playground. The coral reef is at your doorstep.
Barefoot Cay Resort is built around a privately owned 4-acre cay located just off the main road on the south shore of Roatan, the largest of the the Bay Islands, Honduras. The Cay is one bead in a necklace of cays between French Harbour and Brick Bay, and is located safely behind the reef, keeping the waters surrounding the Cay calm and protected. The resort is positioned perfectly for the trade winds to create a tropical breeze over the entire cay.
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. Barefoot Cay Resort is located safely behind the reef, so even on a blustery day, a small boat or kayak can be taken all around the cay.The reef is within swimming distance, and the cay’s sandy, shallow beach is your playground.
On the north side, an 75-foot-wide channel separates Barefoot Cay Resort from the island of Roatan, where a dock, secure parking for guests, our oceanview luxury loft accommodations, and Barefoot Divers – a PADI-authorized 5-star valet dive center (see the Barefoot Divers website) – are located. From the dive shop, 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 resort’s walk-on pontoon boats cross 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 Resort. Rental cars are also available.
The 32’ X 32’ pool cabana building, with the Lookout Lounge upstairs, is our main dining area located on the east end of the pool deck, providing 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 resort’s kitchen. The tropical wood louvers allow air to flow through, and the ceiling fans bring comfort, even on the warmest of days. The Bose sound system is designed to be utilized for guest enjoyment. The Lookout Lounge has a flat screen TV, if you’d like to catch a game. It’s another great place on Barefoot Cay to get away to your own world! The Pool Cabana and Lookout Lounge are non-smoking areas. See our Dining page for current menus and more information about our dining services.
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. Most of the pool deck is non-smoking. Smoking is permitted on the far west side of the pool area.
Walk on the beach, play, or just relax on a chaise lounge on the sandy Caribbean beach of Barefoot Cay. The water is shallow to the reef, which is only about 300 feet away. There’s a retaining wall along some of the beach to prevent erosion, with a stone walkway on top. Guests staying in our beachfront bungalows and villas have their own private beach area in front of their accommodation, with lounge chairs and hammock exclusively for their use. For guests staying in our oceanview accommodations, there’s a beach area with lounge chairs on the East side of the Cay.
Dock and Palapa
The 160-foot-long swimming dock with 30-foot-diameter thatched roof palapa at the end is a great place for relaxing and to get out of the sun, with its hammocks, benches and fresh water shower. The 8-foot-wide dock takes you out to deep water swimming that is the incredible turquoise color of the Caribbean Sea. The palapa has a lowered platform for easy access to the house reef.
Make a reservation, or check rates/availability
To see our rates and availability, please select the “Book Now!” button, and enter the dates desired. If you would like to proceed with a reservation after checking availability and rates, an option will be given for this. For more details about our beachfront and oceanview accommodations, see our Lodging page. You can choose to reserve accommodations only or enjoy an all-inclusive package that includes meals or diving – or both! We also offer honeymoons and spa packages – see our add-ons page for more details about package customization.