Look up Roatan in TripAdvisor's discussion forum and you will invariably find someone asking for advice on whether it's better to stay in West End or West Bay. The answer, of course, depends on your point of view and what you're looking for in your next Roatan vacation. While both locations are on the Western end of the island, they are quite different.
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When you're traveling as a group, nothing is more important than the versatility of the location - especially when everyone has a different idea of their dream vacation. If you're looking for an island getaway that can cater to each person in your group, from romance to adventure and everything in between, try Roatan's West End Village. With evolving Caribbean culture, quick access to white-sand beaches, shopping, restaurants and nightlife, the island has an experience for everyone, with a destination that can be enjoyed by all.
Mar 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM
From a distance, your vacation looks unforgettable. You daydream about white-sand beaches, turquoise tides and platefuls of local fare. You envision spotting a monkey, exploring a coral reef and spending a day on a boat. But suddenly, your departure date is upon you and you realize—between busy work and family schedules—you haven't had time to plan the details. We've assembled some suggestions of specific adventure offerings to help you in your research.
Mar 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM
Yes, Honduras can be a dangerous place. In June 2014, the U.S. State Department warned travelers that the "level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high." However, as Roatan is one of Honduras's Bay Islands, it is physically and culturally distinct from the mainland. Because of this, the safety issues of the Honduran major cities are not nearly as prevalent on Roatan. Nonetheless, anyone traveling in unfamiliar areas needs to be mindful of safety concerns, no matter the location. With that in mind, we've assembled some helpful guidelines.
Aug 12, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Unquestionably the highest end resort on Roatan, Pristine Bay continues to develop and evolve. Located about mid-island, on Roatan's northern shore with beautiful sunset views over the Caribbean, this massive, three-phase project is remarkable not only for its signature Black Pearl golf course, but also for its continuity and momentum. Seemingly immune to the ebb and flow of the global economy, Pristine Bay development simply, impressively marches on.
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The first time I visited Roatan, I planned the trip as a surprise for my family (six of us in total). I can still remember the delicate little dance I had to do juggling family member schedules, the availability of direct flights to Roatan (that didn't cost an arm and a leg), and the availability of the kind of lodging we wanted to stay in. It was complicated.
May 29, 2013 10:17:00 AM
It has become quite fashionable of late to have a bucket list. That is the list of activities and experiences you must complete before "kicking the bucket". These lists often include things like sky-diving, trekking in Nepal, running a marathon, driving on the Autobahn, seeing the Mona Lisa in person... You get the idea: something out of the ordinary that you would really like to do someday, but may only get to do once in your life like...
May 23, 2013 11:00:00 AM
If you are considering planning a vacation to Roatan but have a lot of questions and don't really know where to start, this post is for you.
Over the time we have owned our Roatan vacation rental homes (Coral Vista 1 in West End and our new Pristine Bay Beach Villa), we have definitely noticed a pattern in the questions we're asked as people make their plans.