We stayed at Barefoot Dream lower level for two weeks (March 17-31). We booked this location as we had a large group of people staying in the village and we wanted to be close to them all. When we arrived a day late because of airline mishaps, we were dissapointed to find the playpen hadn't yet been delivered (requested at time of booking), and found the house really run-down. Brad was able to find me a playpen eventually, but it smelled horribly of cat urine and he non-chalantly advised me that there were no other playpens available for my 6month old son - not cool. Thankfully, we were able to get one from another couple that were staying in the vilage.
The bedding linens/pillows were worn & uncomfortable, none of the dishes/utensils matched, we only had 2 bowls, the ensuite bathroom had no plug for the drain, the main bath bathroom shower was worn & the shower curtain was ratty & didn't do much to protect water from escaping. The drain in the main bath sink was broken, so my husband put a brush in it so water would drain out.
They provided us with 4 beach towels, but maid service came twice while we were there so the towels got pretty gross (as well as our linens - that sand gets everywhere). We had to pay extra for A/C, laundry and we found if we didn't tip the gardner enough he didn't replenish our water.
The positives -
the deck was where we spent most of our time. The PVC chairs are all falling apart, but we made due & the hammock was very comfortable. The beach was beautiful and only a few steps away, it was nice to have a private area where we could hang out, and security was constantly around keeping the locals & others out of the village. Our maid Lordes was great, she was really sweet and worked around the baby which was awesome.
Our family wouldn't return to this location, we found the cost was high for the amenities & we would probably stay at one of the resorts nearby next time we head to Roatan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- West Bay Village is an oasis of privately owned homes directly on West Bay Beach on Roatan, Honduras. Each charming house was built in the traditional island style with wood constriction and spacious decks. All the houses are individually owned and therefore unique in their own charm and character. You will find each home fully furnished to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Whether you need one, two or three bedrooms, we have the perfect house or houses for your family and friends! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- West Bay Village Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras