Roatan’s Pristine Bay Resort Opens Six Villas

New Deluxe Accommodations Offer Opportunity to Play The Black Pearl, Enjoy Scenic Caribbean Island

(ROATAN, Honduras) – Pristine Bay Resort — one of the western Caribbean’s most-anticipated resort communities — announces six new luxury villas are now available for vacation rentals on the idyllic tropical island 40 miles off the coast of Honduras.

The 2,400 square-foot, two-bedroom villas are ideal as luxury lodging when playing The Black Pearl – Roatan’s first golf course. Opened for play in January and designed by Perry and Pete Dye, it features a signature island green and 14 holes with mesmerizing sea vistas. The Resort and Spa at Pristine Bay, the island’s first five-star accommodation, is slated for a “soft opening” in August 2011.

“Our new rental villas are perfect for golfers visiting Roatan to experience The Black Pearl,” says Mario Toriello, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether playing the extraordinary course, discovering the many splendors of the western Caribbean or simply taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life, Roatan offers vacations to savor forever.”

Long a haven for scuba aficionados, the island boasts the spectacular Meso-American Barrier Reef — the world’s second largest and a “must visit” for those seeking one of the striking seascapes on Earth. To fully enjoy Roatan, Pristine Bay Resort will customize packages that include the deluxe villa accommodations and championship golf, as well as, delicious local dining, all island transportation, zip-lining, deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling and even swimming with dolphins in the crystal clear waters of Caribbean.

Says Toriello, “With numerous daily flights from abroad, Pristine Bay is an ideal home base from which to explore all Roatan offers.”

Additional information about golf membership, real estate options and more can be gleaned by visiting www.pristinebayresort.com.

About Pristine Bay Resort

Located on the lush, tropical island of Roatan, 35 miles off the coast of Honduras, Pristine Bay Resort is situated on a 400-plus acre site adjacent to the Caribbean Sea. The azure waters off the coast of the island, enhanced by the world’s second largest barrier reef, provide a stunning backdrop and one of the truly unique settings for golf in Central America.

Dye Designs, pioneers of the use of Paspalum turf for tropics-based projects, is grassing The Black Pearl with this salt-water tolerant strand known for its environmental compatibility, ease of irrigation and maintenance, and translucent green hue. Its appearance — juxtaposed against the turquoise waters offshore – inspired The Black Pearl’s tagline: “The Best Greens and the Best Blues.”

Pristine Bay Resort features a wide variety of residential products including: bay view and golf course condominiums, two-, three-, and four-bedroom villa units and one-quarter-acre custom home lots, many with unobstructed views of the ocean. Villas start at $600,000 and range up to $1 million; lots start at $230,000 and range up to $700,000; and condominiums from $348,000 to $700,000. A 155-slip full-service marina located near The Black Pearl clubhouse will provide deep-water access for a wide variety of sea-going vessels.

Residents and guests will have access to the ocean-front Bay Village at Pristine Bay with boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and other entertainment options. The 120-room, five-star Resort and Spa at Pristine Bay, to be managed by the Lancaster Hotel Group, is scheduled to open in 2011.

Getting There: Roatan International Airport (RTB) is served by nine weekly, non-stop flights from the United States (Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Newark) on Continental, Delta and TACA. Flights to the island through the Honduran cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula and San Salvador, El Salvador are also available.

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