West Bay beach access is dominated by culture-less, all-inclusive resorts with blaring American country music and mediocre fried American fare. To get any kind of tranquility, privacy and semblance of Roatan culture, one must either sacrifice beach access or stay at Fosters.
Somehow this small operation has staked out a prime beach-side location without selling its souls to all-inclusive investors.
I stayed 3 nights in November and while my late-night, high-pressure, hard-sell introduction to the resort was initially off-putting, once the sun rose the following day on an unobstructed second-story ocean view, it was clear I had stumbled into the best location (and reasonable value) on the entire beach.
The decor is haphazard and cleanliness, while high by Honduran standards, is merely passable by resort standards. Service is limited, but if you want peace, quiet and privacy, this is a plus. Equipment rental, restaurants and organized activities are a short stroll down the beach--you can get all of the resort amenities you want within walking distance, but do not have to have them forced down your throat.
I would certainly consider staying here again, particularly after seeing the other West Bay (and West End, for that matter) options.
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