Steps from the crystal-blue Caribbean Sea in Honduras, Indura Beach & Golf Resort has joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton. The 60-suite Indura Beach & Golf Resort marks Curio’s first property in Central America.
“We are honoured to continue our growth in the region by welcoming the first Curio property in this spectacular destination,” said Mark Nogal, Global Head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “Indura Beach & Golf Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton mixes luxury and environmentally conscious amenities, offering guests a truly authentic travel experience.”
With over 40 kilometres of the picturesque Tela Bay on the North Coast of Honduras as its backdrop, and Jeanette Kawas National Park as its surroundings, Indura Beach & Golf Resort is part of a larger destination resort that will eventually include two to three hotels and 800 residential units. “Indura” is the Garifuna word for Honduras and the resort strives to incorporate the culture of the Garifuna people – descendants of Caribe, Arawak and West African people – into its offerings, with local Honduran products and sustainable materials used in its construction.
Dotting a lush tropical landscape, the hotel’s 60 junior suites are located in 15 scattered villas, interconnected by footpaths that meander to a beach. The design of each guest room thoughtfully reflects the Honduran architecture and tropical style combined with sophisticated and modern elegance. Guest room highlights include bamboo floors, pine walls, decorative accents of Guanacaste wood and floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open to wrap-around terraces with ocean, golf course or garden views.
Indura Beach & Golf Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton features the first championship 18-hole golf course in Honduras. Set on 728 hectares, the golf course was designed by professional golfer Gary Player and is overseen by Troon Golf, the world’s largest luxury golf management company. The course is framed by picturesque golden sand beaches, blue lagoons and native lush wetland vegetation.
The hotel also presents the Maina Spa, which is a reflection of an immersion in the culture of Honduras, both in design and development of treatments. Sea breezes pass through private spa cabins capturing the essence of local flora while sunlight and shadows play lightly throughout the space. Just as Honduras has a mélange of cultural influences, the spa treatments are a fusion of the aromatherapy, phototherapy and thalassotherapy traditions of Latin American and European healing philosophies.
A focal point and central gathering spot within the resort, the pool is temperature controlled and strategically designed to feature three swim areas. The resort also features a 139-square-metre fitness centre. Fitness classes, beach yoga, aerobics and Zumba are regularly scheduled. Guests can also explore the region’s natural beauty by kayaking, windsurfing, horseback riding, snorkelling and bird watching.
Providing very distinct dining experiences, the resort features four restaurants, which use local ingredients grown on site, recipes from Central and South American cultures, and provide guests with the opportunity to try the Garifuna Cuisine:
- Bazul (Blue Bay) Restaurant: The resort’s signature restaurant blends familiar favourites with locally inspired and sourced specialties. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Duna (Water) Beach Lounge: A flavourful, informal menu features fresh fruit popsicles and snacks.
- Sagadi (Grass) Golf Lounge: Open daily for breakfast and lunch on the go, the lounge serves as a stopping point for refreshments and meals pre-, post- or on-the-go at the golf course.
- Bahari (Ancestors) Bar Lounge: A cosy retreat for morning coffee or evening cocktails, serving a selection of tapas. On selected evenings, the bar will provide added flavor featuring local musicians.
For those seeking a memorable event or wedding, the resort offers 297 square metres of versatile meeting space for up to 400 guests.