If you asked me to name off the top luxury beach resorts in Central America, one of the best would be in…Honduras? Although it might seem far-fetched until you visit it, Indura Resort near Tela ranks up there with the best of them, showing off terrific rooms (all spacious junior suites), attentive service, and far better cuisine than you usually get in this part of the world.
It may seem like a gamble to open a high-end resort in a country with such a bad crime rap, but Mexico is coming off a record year for tourism and people still go to Naples in Italy. Over time, frequent travelers seem to get better at putting risk in perspective. Since my Indura shuttle driver met me at the airport and whisked me straight off to the resort—as they do for every guest—I had no reason to worry about what the gangs are up to in San Pedro Sula.
The owners of Indura Golf & Beach Resort are captains of industry in Honduras and invested what it took to do this project right. There’s a lot of land here first of all, on a prime stretch of beach between the town of Tela and the Punta Sal peninsula national park. There are residences for sale that will defray some of their start-up costs, but they went all-in with the country’s first PGA golf course and an excellent spa. I’ll post more details on the course later, but it’s a well-designed, well-maintained 18-hole, 7250-yard showpiece with several holes right by the surf. In the other direction there are views of the nearby mountains.
Guest rooms are in multi-story wood buildings staggered around the property, fanning back from the beach. Each large junior suite occupies a whole floor, with a wraparound furnished deck. Rooms are stylish and well-equipped, with ample double-vanity bathrooms that have a big soaking tub and a separate shower. Take a tour and check it out:
Follow the link at the end to see more photos and a detailed review. This is a resort worth savoring, with food worth savoring too, at the beachside grill, at the golf course, or in the signature restaurant with its soaring ceilings and open kitchen. Despite most of the guests being domestic at this point, staffers have a good command of English at the front desk and all are friendly and helpful.
See our full review of Indura Golf and Spa Resort on the Caribbean coast in Honduras.