Kimpton's Latest Resort Will Push Roatán Into The Tropical Spotlight

A ‘Grand’ summer debut will provide a huge boost for this under-the-radar destination.

For as long as people have known about the phenomenal, vast array of marine life in the surrounding waters, Roatán has been one of the diving community's best-kept secrets. And even as more and more cruise ships found their way to this Honduran gem for thrilling day trips, the island has flown under the radar with the average Caribbean traveler. Well, that's about to change.


This summer, Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort and Spa will roll out the red carpet for guests to experience and enjoy one of the best locations on the island. With a spectacular setting on the Iron Shore, the property will offer access to the world's second-largest barrier reef, begging everyone from veteran divers to newbie snorkelers to come explore while enjoying the stylish comforts of a resort that has been designed to pay tribute to local culture and the surrounding natural beauty.

An interior room view at Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort and Spa.
The subtle design delivers a wonderful sense of tranquility. | Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort and Spa

With 119 rooms, guests can choose the budget-friendly simplicity of a 1-Bedroom Bungalow Canopy View or go big and bask in the luxury of a Roatán Suite Oceanfront Private Plunge Pool, with plenty of other options in between. No matter the choice, travelers can kick back and relax thanks to the calming, creative design and décor, both before and after a day spent exploring this stunning island.


And it's not just the design that draws from the island's rich history and culture. The four debut dining options each boast special perks and concepts that will not only please all types of foodies, but also remind them why this resort has been so highly anticipated. Alera is Kimpton Grand Roatán's signature spot that will serve delicious Mediterranean cuisine made with locally sourced produce and ingredients.

Vos Café & Bar will be the all-day, one-stop snack shop for adventurous travelers on the go, and Sea Cat will most definitely be the place for beach bums who want to celebrate a long, fulfilling day with fresh ceviche, fish tacos, and tropical views for days. And for those visitors who love to watch the sun go down and the nightlife perk up, The Drop Off will have grilled seafood, craft cocktails, and plenty of live music.

The pool at the Kao Kamasa Spa at Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort and Spa.
After long days spent exploring on land and underwater, guests will love being spoiled in this spa. | Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort and Spa

The cherry on top is the Kao Kamasa Spa, which offers treatments and therapies inspired by the indigenous Pesh people. For the ultimate experience, guests can book one of the private bungalows, so they'll feel like they have the whole place to themselves.