Margaritaville, Karisma Hotels plan Honduras resort

Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels & Resorts are set to debut a new all-inclusive resort under the Island Reserve Inclusive Collection: Margaritaville Island Reserve Resort Roatan in Honduras' Bay Islands. This destination will compliment Karisma and Margaritaville's footprint in Mexico, Belize and the Dominican Republic, joining Margaritaville Island Reserve Resort Cap Cana, Dominican Republic; Margaritaville Island Reserve Resort Riviera Cancun, Mexico; Margaritaville Island Reserve Resort Riviera Maya, Mexico; and Margaritaville Beach Resort Ambergris Caye, Belize.

"We are thrilled to join forces once again with our esteemed partners at Margaritaville," Mario Mathieu, SVP of business development, design and construction at Karisma Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. "Together, we are dedicated to creating an unforgettable and authentically local Margaritaville experience in Honduras that truly captures the essence of Roatan."

The Margaritaville Island Reserve Inclusive Collection by Karisma debuted as Margaritaville's first collection of all-inclusive luxury properties.

"We are excited to bring the Margaritaville brand to the island of Roatan in Honduras. It's an incredible destination with rich culture and history, offering guests the perfect island getaway," said Shamim Lodin, executive director of development at Margaritaville. "This location is an excellent fit for Margaritaville and will be an iconic property for guests, promising laid-back luxury and authentic Bay Islands charm."

Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels & Resorts will partner with development group Island Shipping, S. de R.L. on the resort. The new-build project, slated for completion in 2025, will include 164 rooms, live outdoor music venues, a spa and branded dining concepts, including LandShark Brewery, JWB Steakhouse, The Beach House and 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar.

"We are thrilled to bring such an enticing lifestyle brand to the island; our master planned coastal development could not be a more perfect setting for Margaritaville," said Jerry Hynds, CEO of Island Shipping. "Roatan is experiencing significant growth, and we are proud and excited to be part of the journey to change the hospitality landscape on the island."