One of the few private luxury destinations in The Bay Islands of the Caribbean, La Giralda is a 65 acre private sanctuary with spectacular white sand beaches and unbelievable swimming in crystal clear turquoise waters. The hotel is situated on a peninsula with a tropical forest climbing the mountain behind the property and all the villas located on the peninsula itself surrounded by a pristine turquoise bay to one side, home to dolphins, and the clear Caribbean Sea on the other side. The beaches face South and have memorable views of the mainland and Trujillo in the distance.
The name La Giralda comes from the weather vane on top of the Cathedral in Spain which pointed the way when Christopher Columbus set sail in 1502 to discover the new world and sailed right by the peninsula where our hotel is located, as noted in his log.
La Giralda is managed by an expert team who, combined, have had more than 50 years of experience in the Caribbean. Daniel O Connor, who leads the team is well known in Honduras having managed the Hotel Maya in Tegucigalpa for many years. Robert Stewart, our consultant, won Best Resort in the World from Conde Nast Traveller for a resort he operated in St. Lucia. The resort has been designed and built by Lane Pettigrew RIBA, who is known as "the architect laureate of the Caribbean", having designed more than 100 hotels and resorts in 22 Caribbean countries. Lane won "Best Small Resort 2010" for a project in the Eastern Caribbean from Conde Nast/Johansens and Best International Property Development 2010 for Sugar Beach in St. Lucia from the prestigious International Property Awards Show.
With privacy, great beaches and awesome food, La Giralda is a great holiday and best of all, with acres of privacy per guest, you’ll barely have to share this paradise with anyone.
WANT TO KNOW ABOUT GUANAJA ?
Pronunciation - gwa-na'-'ha
Location - about 18 miles east of Roatan and 30 miles north of the mainland of Honduras (16° 24? 0? N, 85° 54? 0? W)
Size - appro ximately 3x11 miles
Population - about 10,000 local residents with some families dating back 300 years. The majority of the population live on Bonacca, a cay "floating" in the sea on a sand bar fondly known as The Venice of the Caribbean.
Climate - Year-round temperatures are around 80 Farenheight with the rainy season starting in October and lasting until December
Local Towns - There are 3 villages called Bonacca, Mangrove Bight, and Savannah Bight
Vegetation - A tropical paradise with mountains, mangroves, beaches and rainforest vegetation
Highest Peak - Grand peak is almost 1400 feet high
Activities -There are 45 dive sites of Guanaja, snorkeling, deep sea and flats fishing, hiking, waterfall trekking, watersports, whale and dolphin watching and total relaxation away from cars, roads, malls, shops and commercial activity