We were a mixed group of 5 -- 1 couple, 2 other adults and 1 teenager. L'alize has enough space and rooms to spread out and if you wanted quiet and privacy, you could have it! The ocean view is so beautiful and exactly what we were looking for-we most enjoyed the porch and ocean view over a cup of coffee in the morning and with a glass of wine in the evening! Though the temps were in the 80's every day we were there, we needed no A/C as the house is situated such that the ocean breezes were enough to cool the house and keep the bugs away! The home is well supplied, is kept clean, and very thoughtful on having things such as use of snorkel equipment, kayaks, beach bags, and ping pong table, pool toys included. We cooked and grilled meals at the house; we had all the kitchen utensils and cookware we needed. We hired Edier to drive us and would not have wanted it any other way. Eddy was available and willing to drive us where we needed to go and one day we had him take us on a tour of Roatan. Always kind and smiling! We loved Eddy! We had Sulma cook two dinner meals for us--also highly recommend this as it was the best food we ate in Roatan. Sulma made us a welcoming snack of baleadas (traditional Honduran snack)and ginger tea upon our arrival--we were starving and it was so yummy. She cooked us shrimp and beef kabobs with sweet potato/red onions side, red beans and rice and fresh salad with homemade dressing one night and fish tacos with fresh slaw and ginger tea the other. It was the best! We snorkeled in West Bay (left end as you look at ocean/in front of the last resort on the beach. There's also a wall of old coral there inhabited by curious iguanas) but found the snorkeling right out in the little keyhole was the best. More types of coral, bed of very large brain coral straight out, colorful fish, and of course saw the shipwreck. We were only able to kayak and snorkel out in the keyhole a couple days out of the week because of the rough waves most days. But a must to take advantage of keyhole on calmer days. What we enjoyed most here was hanging out at the house, by/in the pool and on the veranda enjoying the view! Rosanne, the owner of L'alize, is very responsive and genuinely cares that you enjoy your stay. She is an amazing host! We had some questions about certain things and texted or emailed her and she responded quickly. Fabulous host and we are grateful for her sharing her beautiful island home with us! Thank you, Rosanne!
Submitted: March 25, 2018
Stayed: March 24, 2018
The house is beautiful and has a gorgeous view of the lush vegetation and ocean. Amazing snorkeling is literally steps away. I saw my first octopus and so much more! If you snorkel, there really is no reason to pay to go anywhere else. You can easily swim to other coves, etc. The kayaks were a great addition. Staff is extremely helpful and we were grateful to have Edier as our driver and his daughter as our guide. Our only "criticism" (and this is just our preference) is that the house was a bit remote for us as we like to walk to as many places as possible.
My family had the pleasure of staying at L’Alize for two weeks. Our experience was exceptional. The property was beautiful and accurately described in the description. The owner, Rosanne, was responsive to my questions and the property manager, Eddie, was available throughout our stay to give guidance and drive us. Aside from the absolutely gorgeous view of the ocean, my family enjoyed the very pleasant temperatures. The temperatures were cool enough at night for sleeping and warm enough during the day for swimming. The pool was well maintained and skimmed and cleaned daily.
There is so much to do in the area. We especially loved Gingers for lunch and snorkeling, the Roatan Oasis for dinner and drinks. For a great fishing trip book with Ruthless Roatan Charters, they go above and beyond. The snorkeling at West Bay was awesome.
This is the perfect property for groups looking for gorgeous views, peace and quiet and a totally relaxing experience. My words do not do our absolutely wonderful experience justice!
I knew I would be happy with the home from the pictures but it was even more amazing in person. Our trip included myself, my wife & two 11 year olds. The home had enough room for several families & had everything we could need. The views were just amazing. The pool was perfect. The keyhole beach was much closer than I thought. Even with some waves, the snorkeling was great and we spent many hours in the water here. We rent homes at least once a year but usually are only there early mornings & at night. This vacation, the majority of our time was spent here because everyone wanted to leave the beaches to come back "home". It stood apart from other rentals by being so peaceful & secluded which made it feel like our own private island. The owner was great about responding to emails & it was nice having staff we could contact if we needed anything. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else!
We knew our stay would be amazing the minute we walked into the house and saw the views from the balcony. The home sits between lush trees and has an amazing ocean view. The home was very spacious four our party of 8, with four bedrooms - two on pool level and two on upper floor. The main floor included the kitchen which was very well equipped and a balcony that we used often to watch the stars at night or enjoy the daily breezes.