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Penelope's Island Emporium

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Address: West Bay Rd | West Bay Mall, West Bay, Roatan, Honduras
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+504 2445-5039

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Different and unusual gifts

Located in the West Bay Mall, this store is only a short walk from West Bay Beach. Actually, just walk down the street that is next to the Bananarama Resort and you will come to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 28, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,438 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Located in the West Bay Mall, this store is only a short walk from West Bay Beach. Actually, just walk down the street that is next to the Bananarama Resort and you will come to this little mall at the main road. There are a lot of very different and unusual gifts, pieces of jewelry and pieces of art. The... More 

2 Thank Allen21096
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

I stopped, in a couple times, @ Penelope's Island Emporium, during our 14 night stay in Roatan. I chatted with the owner, Penelope, on my 2nd visit! What a lovely lady, who works hard and a kind & gentle soul! Her shop is full of beautiful gift & other items (such as jewelry, cards, umbrellas, etc.). I highly recommend stopping... More 

2 Thank NoWorriesJustBreathe
Long Island, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

Owner Penny has the most gorgeous, unique, and upscale items in her shop! We first started shopping at the Emporium over 6 or 7 years ago where we made many purchases to decorate our island home. Our lovely paintings, decorative mirrors, accent lamps, etc. have received numerous compliments from our friends, family, and guests. If you are looking for souvenirs... More 

2 Thank I-Land5195
Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

I sought out this gift shop specifically looking for a book that had been written about a single woman's adventures on this Bay Island back in the 70's. Discovering that the author had recently passed away, the owner Penny and I started talking as my husband and I looked around her unique island shop. She was an absolute delight and... More 

3 Thank awaywego123
Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2014

Interesting but seemed rather expensive for the items offered. I did like that the hours were slightly extended so we were able to visit upon arrival later in the afternoon.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

I made my annual visit to Penelope's & she did have some lovely pieces of jewelry, however her warm & friendly attitude was gone. I told her I had left a good review for her after one of my last trips & received no response! My friend has a house there & said she has changed. I also think her... More 

3 Thank Mahoho
PenelopesEmporium, Propietario at Penelope's Island Emporium, responded to this review

Hello, Believe it or not, this is the first time I have read my own reviews. I remember that day and I so do apologize. The night before I had a major home invasion and everything was destroyed, my attack dog stun gunned and I was in a complete state of shock. I even lost my grandmother's jewelry. I could... More 

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Love Penelope's shop and she's a doll. Wonderful jewellery and island gifts at reasonable prices and Penelope tells you straight...no salesman con-job from her, no pressure to buy. I'll be back!

2 Thank Dogmother2002
Eugene, Oregon
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335 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a nice unique boutique , owner was very nice and personable , her collections were wide and unique . Please ignore the one bad review , look at her profile she has almost half of her reviews as average , poor or terrible , maybe it was her and not the owner . I do not use calendars... More 

2 Thank Anthony D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

I was really looking forward to going to this little shop in West Bay. It came highly recommended as a great place to find high-quality, unique, locally made jewelry and other gifts. I was also hoping to meet and talk to the owner who is highly involved in animal rescue efforts on the island – a huge passion of mine.... More 

6 Thank DreamingOfFrance
Bogota, Colombia
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We spend the last week on Roatan, it was amazing, the people, the ocean, the food, etc.... was perfect for our vacations. We did a stop on Penelope's, we get in and it was so hard to get out, the store is fully of cool things, is the perfect place to buy some souvenirs and presents....

3 Thank Afatrip

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