Penelope's Island Emporium

Penelope's Island Emporium, West Bay: Address, Phone Number, Penelope's Island Emporium Reviews: 5/5

Penelope's Island Emporium
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Anna H
Greensboro, NC2 contributions
Cute store with quality selection of jewelry and locally made gifts
Apr 2021
Ms. Penny greeted me and showed me around the store, introducing me to all of the beautiful jewelry and hand made items from the island. She is truly a gem, and I bought some cute souvenirs and jewelry that is locally made. I would highly recommend a visit to this store when you visit West Bay.
Written April 27, 2021
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Jim Ellis
2 contributions
Outstanding gift & jewelry shop
Oct 2019
If you are looking for something more than just a tee shirt or wooden box, this is you place. The selection of quality jewelry an gifts is exceptional. Ms Penny the store owner was very friendly and helped me with selecting the perfect souvenirs and gifts for my trip. It seamed like every item had a little story behind it which made each one special.
Ms. Penny also has great knowledge of the island and directed me to several great restaurants and places to see that I probably would have missed.
I enjoyed the shop so much that I took others from my group there so they could experience this great shop.
Will definitely visit again on my next trip.
Written October 20, 2019
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HELLO Jim! Thanx so much for your very gracious review. You and your group were so much fun! I look forward to your return. Enjoy your ring and Black Honduran Opal pendent. They suit you well and the miners' are grateful for your purchase. Thanx again, Penny
Written October 22, 2019
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rod b
Webster City, IA246 contributions
Awesome gift shop/jewelry store!
Feb 2019 • Solo
I wondered into Penelope's Island Emporio expecting the typical gift shop. Miss Penny graciously greeted me at the door and started showing me around her shop sharing her vast knowledge and fun stories about the stones, jewelry and people that made the treasures she beholds. Miss Penny is a true gem and asset to the West Bay Mall. I will definitely shop at her store when I return to West Bay next year. Much of her jewelry is one of a kind made on the island by the local residents.The prices range from about $10 to around $100. Be sure to ask her about the "school of fish" or the cameos and other things a local lady engraves on sea shells using a dentist drill. This shop is well worth stopping at.
Written March 19, 2019
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Thanx so much for your lovely review. I hope you return to Paradise soon!
Written March 20, 2019
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chester26
Kingston, Canada7 contributions
An amazing jewelry shop
Mar 2019
I travelled with a group of 20 and 5 of us visited this amazing store. The owner was very helpful and though the jewelry is more expensive it is well worth it. ($30 to $150 generally) We all bought something! I purchased earings and fell in love with a ring purchased by a friend. All the jewelry is one of a kind and the owner provides lots of information about each of the pieces she has. I highly recommend a visit to Penelope's.
Written March 5, 2019
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Thanx so much! I really enjoyed your shopping visit and am happy that you found something special to remember Roatan and your time here. Come back soon!!
Written March 6, 2019
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tntaylor10
Houston, TX22 contributions
A Very Interesting Shop
Jul 2018 • Family
Owner Penny Leigh has created a great assortment of unique gift items just a short walk from the beachfront hotels. The proceeds from some items go to island charities and you're assured of a friendly chat with Penny even it you're "just looking" ....
Written July 27, 2018
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tkyler1
Mesa, AZ6 contributions
Friendly - Unique - Local - Affordable !!!
Mar 2018 • Family
Our only shopping destination when in Roatan! Have visited multiple times, and always find something new. From her exquisite collection of ocean blue Larimar gemstones, & Roatan Charms - to locally made coffee & honey .. even local miracle lotions & insect repellants that work - for all your beach & adventure activities! Skip the boring Big Box stores in every port offering the same generic items & support the Locals! Penny is from the States so extremely knowledgeable, outgoing & always excited to connect with her customers from every end of the globe! We found her prices refreshing (no 80% markups & phony sales gimics here). She also offers 1 of a kind Art & furnishings - as well as expert Interior Design Services for the Locals! Do yourself & your entourage a favor & VISIT * PENELOPE'S ISLAND EMPORIUM * !!!
Written April 9, 2018
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Thank you so very much for your kind remarks. I so enjoyed your visit and chatting with you and your family.I work very hard on my buying trips to find unusual one of a kind pieces that will always remind our visitors of Roatan, one of a kind pieces they will not find anywhere else. I hope you are able to return and visit us again soon!
Written April 10, 2018
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CaliforniaBryan
Occidental, CA33 contributions
You need to visit this shop, one of kind items
Mar 2018 • Couples
My wife and I I just returned from a vacation in Roatan. This was our second time to the island and it was the second time we went shopping at Penelope’s Island Emporium. This shop is owned by a very nice women named Penelope, who is always in the store. Penelope is from America. She has made her home in Roatan and she owns a great gift shop in West Bay. Behind Bananarama, there is a road and Penelope’s shop is at the end of the road in small shopping mall. It is only about a 5 minute walk off the beach and there are lots of little shops along the way to look at.

My wife bought some beautiful jewelry from Penelope on both visits. Her jewelry is extraordinary. There are so many one-of-a-kind items in her shop that you can’t really see it all in one visit. She has everything from paintings to watches to plates to decorative glass items to unbelievable finds! This store is unique to say the least, and well worth a visit.
Written April 5, 2018
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THANK YOU SO MUCH! You were both so fun to visit with, it was a pleasure to see you both again!! My family visited for a day on a cruise ship and I took them to your favorite resort to celebrate birthdays. They loved it. Hope you made it through their entire menu selections! Visit again soon!! Hugs, Penny
Written April 6, 2018
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WJP89
Ottawa, Canada484 contributions
Unique Gifts and Jewelry at Peneolope's
Mar 2018 • Solo
Penelope's Island Emporium is tucked in to the West Bay Mall, an easy stroll up from West Bay Beach. If you are not thrilled by the same-same-same-ness of Honduran souvenir shops, Penelope's will come as a welcome change. Arts, crafts and jewelry have been carefully sourced by the owner from throughout Central and South America. This is a more up-scale sort of shop. You aren't going to find fake Cuban cigars and "I Heart Roatan" shot glasses here - but you WILL find lovely silver, glass, ceramic, and wood items.

You will also find postage stamps.

I looked all over West Bay for postage stamps. I was told, on every occasion, that I had to go to Coxen Hole to get stamps. That seemed preposterous to me, and yet even the desk folks at my hotel said the same thing. On a whim, I asked the owner at Penelope's about stamps. She had them - lots of them. "Thank heavens they have a turtle on them this time, and not some dreary dead politician," she said as she handed them over. And in return for a small donation to her animal charity (Renegade Rescue), she even offered to take my postcards to the mail for me.

If you are looking for a memento of your West Bay trip, I highly recommend a visit to Penelope's. I think you will be glad you went there.
Written March 28, 2018
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767traveler101111
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
Very unique jewelry - definitely worth a look around
Mar 2018 • Couples
We stopped in to this nice little jewelry shop and where pleasantly surprised at the lovely things they have to sell. Penelope the owner had so many interesting stories about her custom jewelry. All her pieces are are either sterling silver or gold and all are unique and custom made. Items were more like art then simply jewelry. I purchased a lovely pendant and couldn't be happier.
Written March 14, 2018
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Leah S
12 contributions
Beautiful jewelry
Feb 2018 • Family
Loved her unique (though small) selection of black opal jewelry. The thing that convinced me to make a purchase, though, was the fact that this jewelry is Fair Trade and the local miners actually get a share of everything sold.
Written March 3, 2018
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