Honduras does not have a long history as a luxury travel destination. It has only recently started to attract the kind of wealthy, upscale scuba diving enthusiasts that Belize has hosted and the nature lovers that Costa Rica brings in by the planeload. Political and security concerns have also kept Honduras from reaching its full tourism potential.
There are really two faces of Honduras: the islands and the mainland. The Bay Islands of Roatan and Utila get the bulk of the foreign visitors to Honduras. Long touted as great diving destinations for those on a budget, Roatan especially has continued to attract expatriates and retirees who want to make the Caribbean island their home. After a long period of slow growth, new resort projects are opening to offer more upscale options. Some of this more discerning tourism traffic is spilling over to Utila and the mainland coast as well.
Most of the travelers coming to the two largest cities in Honduras are business travelers, while tourists tend to only stay a necessary night (or less) while flying in or out. None of the hotels in those cities are going to bowl anyone over, but we review the best ones here. Travelers usually head out from one of them to the Mayan ruins and Copan Ruinas town, where we have reviews of the two top options.
Honduras also has some interesting hotels with character, however, including two taking advantage of the enormous eco-hotel potential in a country with so much protected land. Browse the "best of the best" hotels and resorts covered here and enjoy your trip to Honduras!
Copán Luxury Hotels
Hacienda San Lucas — Copán
Hotel Marina Copán — Copán Ruinas
La Ceiba Area Luxury Hotels
Roatan Luxury Hotels
San Pedro Sula Luxury Hotels
Tegucigalpa Luxury Hotels
Utila Luxury Hotels