Casa Pasola is amazing.
The location is perfect. If you’ve never been to Roatán before, you’ll probably want to spend sometime in the West Bay (for the most amazing part of a series of beautiful beaches with crystal clear water) and in the West End (for a variety of restaurants and bars, plus Half Moon Bay). Casa Pasola is conveniently located just behind Turtle Beach, a quieter area roughly equidistant between West Bay and West End and walking distance along the beach from both. If you don’t want to walk, there’s also a water taxi dock on the beach right in front of the short path to the house, and $3 gets you anywhere between West Bay and West End. Of course there's no need to go very far -- we kayaked, paddleboarded, snorkeled, and relaxed in the water right next to the dock. The house is just slightly off the beach, and slightly higher up so it gets a nice cool breeze and you get to enjoy the birds from nearby Gumbalimba Park chirping during the day. There are a couple of smaller dive shops right on the beach if you want to snorkel, dive or do a PADI course, and ziplining at South Shore Zip Line is very close by too.
The studio is really nicely designed. It’s the second level of a recently-built cottage-like house nestled on a slope in a lush forest, and the interior reflects an attention to detail that gives it a rustic charm. The bathroom and shower in particular are really nice and well built, the bed is very comfortable, and the hammocks just outside are perfect for reading in the shade with a cool breeze when you need a break from the sun. We cooked quite a bit in the kitchen, and would often eat meals out on the porch/deck after a day out on the beaches, which I recommend. There’s a pretty great AC unit in the studio, but to be honest, we found that opening the (screened) windows and turning on the ceiling fans was sufficient. It was a great place to call home on Roatán.
The hosts, Jen and Tommy, are awesome people, who were super friendly and helpful. Jen helped us arrange transport from the airport to the supermarket to the house in advance of our arrival, and the driver/company we used was so helpful that we continued to rely on them whenever we needed something during our stay. They were there to greet us with a warm welcome (and a refreshing drink!) when we arrived, they were always quick to answer any questions we had about anything we needed for our rental, and they helped us to buy delicious fresh seafood (shrimp and lobster tails!) and find some of the best restaurants and hangout spots on the island. They really went out of their way to make sure we had a great time on our trip.
We stayed at Jen and Tommy's for 2 weeks and were so pleasantly surprised. The pictures of the place do it no justice! You have to see it in person to really get the whole picture! The location of Casa Pesola is absolutely perfect. You have access to a beautiful quiet beach or you can walk to either West Bay or West End easily. The studio apartment was perfect for us. Everything we needed was there. Jen and Tommy were more then accommodating to us and so helpful throughout our trip! Two of the kindest, coolest people ever! The place was clean and well kept. The bed was super comfortable. Kitchen had all the essentials. Linens were provided and changed out when requested. Although there was a AC unit; we didn't need to use it much as having the windows open and the fans on were enough to cool the place down. Casa Pasola is out of the busy areas and in the middle of lush greenery with tons of things to see. All the wildlife was amazing. The snorkelling off of the beach was great. There is an amazing Dive Shop just a 2 minute walk away which worked out perfectly for us! We will most definitely return to Casa Pesola.
Cowboy Diver takes brother to Roatan! This was the second time I stayed there can't ask for a better place to stay when it was a last minute booking. Jen and Tommy were our hosts and we had a great time as usual walking the beaches (water taxi $3 each way) to West Bay and West End. Private, internet and cable with a full kitchen which allows you to cook for your meals (stop at Eldon's grocery to stock up) breakfast, lunch or dinner (Cowboy Diver and wife usually go to dinner in West Bay or West End). My wife and I feel like family every time we go to this area and you cannot be treated any better. Tommy and Jen always makes sure we have everything we need. We do cookouts with the neighbors and have a great time getting to know everyone. THIS is A MUST STAY PLACE in my book!