COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols For Roatan Vacation Rentals

COVID-19 cleaning protocols for Roatan vacation rentals: What are they? What are vacation rentals on Roatan doing to ensure the safety of their guests during COVID-19? How do I know I’ll be safe in my vacation rental? What do I need to do when I check-in to my vacation rental on roatan?

    At Caribbean Colors Rentals, we are following all COVID-19 cleaning protocols for Roatan vacation rentals required by Airbnb, VBRO, and the Honduran government to ensure our vacation rentals are as clean as possible. We are constantly monitoring the latest data and scientific studies regarding COVID-19 to ensure we are using the best disinfecting protocols to ensure you have a safe stay.

Here are our new COVID-19 cleaning protocols for our Roatan Vacation Rentals:

-A minimum 24 hour turnover between rentals.

-A minimum 16 hour period between when the cleaning staff is finished and your check-in.

-Offering and encouraging contactless check-in at all the units. Guests will be emailed check-in procedures and property info prior to arrival and we will have staff available via phone or email when you check-in in case you have any questions or need anything.

-All linens, towels, pillow covers from both bedrooms and couches, and mattress covers will be washed between rentals (our standard procedure)

-Countertops, kitchen appliances, showers, toilets, and high contact surfaces, will be thoroughly disinfected with alcohol.

-Wood furniture will be disinfected with an approved disinfectant made for wood.

-Floors will be sprayed with disinfectant which will sit for a minimum of 10 minutes before being mopped with another disinfectant.

– Items that cannot be laundered or washed (such as chairs sofa cushions, and couch pillows without removable covers) will be placed in the sun for a minimum of one hour.

When you check-in, major hosting websites such as VRBO and AirBnB are still recommending that guests re-disinfect high touch areas upon arrival. We also recommend that all guests leave their shoes outside and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer prior to entering the rentals and frequently while in the rental. This is not only to protect you but also our cleaning staff and the next guests.

Please see our posts on Entry Requirements for Tourists, Travel during COVID-19, and the safety of Roatan vacation rentals during COVID-19.


 Is Roatan travel during COVID-19 safe? Should I travel to Roatan during COVID-19? How is Roatan keeping its visitors safe?

Roatan was one of the first Caribbean islands to close down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Due to the swift actions of the government, we have managed to keep our confirmed cases very low. Incoming passengers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the country and complete thorough health self-assessments at arrival. The government has instituted mandatory mask wearing and bio security protocols at all businesses.  Prior to entering establishments, everyone has their hands sanitized, their shoes disinfected, and their temperature taken. People must also social distance in all public spaces including beaches and in businesses. Hotels and vacation rentals are required to thoroughly clean and disinfect between rentals. Most of Roatan’s restaurants and bars are open-air and have plenty of sunlight as of course do our dive boats, beaches, and reefs!

At Caribbean Colors Rentals, we have gone beyond the enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure our vacation rentals are as clean as possible. Please see our post on the cleaning procedures and protocols we have implemented and our other post about the safety of vacation rentals in Roatan.

The stunning island of Roatan is still one of the last undiscovered gems of the Caribbean. Our beaches are still made of white sand and our oceans are crystal blue. Our reefs are still home to countless species of colorful fish. Our beach bars still make the best monkey-lalas in the world. COVID-19 hasn’t changed this. We understand these are scary times. So when you’re ready to travel, Roatan eagerly awaits your visit.

COVID-19 has changed travel. We hope it is only temporary but it has changed. We at Caribbean Colors Rentals are constantly updating our cleaning procedures and adapting our policies to ensure our guests have a fantastic vacation to the tropical paradise of Roatan.