Barefoot Fun A review of Barefoot Cay
We visited Barefoot Cay for the first time (and not the last time) in late January/early February this year. We had a great time! The management team (John, Milesse, and Santos) is awesome! We think the people made the trip. They were there when we needed them and left us alone when we didn't.
The facilities are new and top rate. There are currrently two one bedroom deluxe bungalos and we saw plans for two additional two bedroom bugalos to be built this summer. They have TV and internet connections in the bungalos. The staff is super friendly and efficient. In fact, everyone we met there was friendly and helpful. Nice people!
Barefoot Cay has an operational large boat marina. I thought it was a lot of fun watching the boats come and go. We met even more fun people from the boats. The boaters don't seem to have any negative impact on the room guests. There is a very nice pool and lounging area. Our favorite spot was the "palapa". It is a covered dock that is built out in the lagoon. We spent a lot of time snorkling, sitting, sunning, and just enjoying our vacation out on the palapa. There are two old sunken sailboats in front of the palapa, they are recent additions and are just starting to add growth and attract fish.
There is no food facility on the Cay. However, the rooms have a well equiped kitchen and there is a very good (3 kinds of Oreos) grocery store just a short cab ride away. There also several very good eateries in French Harbor. The couple from the other bungalo and us took one of the resorts skiffs into French Harbor for dinner one evening.
The island is a very pretty, typical, tropical type. There are places to shop and creatures to see. The iguana farm was fun. West End has lots of shops.
The only two problematic things about the area were the trash and the bugs. With the prevailing winds and current, some trash gets swept onto the cay. They have a full time crew cleaning the area and beaches. It was never a problem for us. Sand flies are there too. Those nasty little bugs are managable though. See Meliise for a great combination sunsceen and bug repellant that works very well.
There are rental cars available. However, the cabs are inexpensive and we never had to wait for more than a couple of minutes to catch one.
We would recommend staying at Barefoot Cay. It is a great place from which to get to know Roatan.