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Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

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Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

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1. Re: Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

Lara if you need to be cool at night then A/C is probably a good thing for you. Mind you Flowers Bay gets the breezes that West End doesn't. I'm sorry I don't know about showers but an email to Chilies will likely get you an answer. West End and Flowers Bay have totally different vibes. West End has lots of expats frequenting bars and restaurants and Flowers Bay is mostly folks who have lived there a long time. Depends what you want for your vacation. West End has more night life.

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2. Re: Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

if you REALLY want to do Roatan on the cheap, you could probably just set up a tent somewhere, but asking a cheap place to provide shower AND A/C is a little much. You may save money by staying in Flowers Bay but you will miss the Roatan experience that you'll find in Chillies and West End. The times I've driven through Flowers Bay, I haven't seen beach or resort, just a settlement on the water. You can't save THAT much by staying there, as opposed to a cheap place in West End for $25-30. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to West End.

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3. Re: Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

"You may save money by staying in Flowers Bay but you will miss the Roatan experience that you'll find in Chillies and West End."

Actually you will miss the Roatan TOURIST Experience. West End and West Bay are the most tourist oriented places on Rotan and priced as such ,I must disagree with Dhauk , if you want a true Roatan, as in Island life experience, Flowers Bay is a better choise, I do not know about the FB Guesthouse but you will be close to places where beer is still 30 lemps and a meal is under 100 lemps. Of course Oak Ridge, and French Harbour also offer some great deals that are true Roatan experince and not the type of thing made up because the owners heard a Jimmy Buffett song

Edited: 4:08 pm, October 02, 2012
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4. Re: Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

your point is well taken, Manuel. Flowers Bay and Oak Ridge and Jonestown (or is it Jonesville?) do indeed offer a more authentically true taste of island life than the Miami Beach like setting of West Bay. I was just opining that tourists mostly want to go someplace pretty with nice amenities and a pretty beach, so they follow each other like lemmings to West Bay and West End. Knowing that someone in Roatan as a tourist would probably want to see the things other tourists favor, would you seriously suggest that they should go to Flowers Bay? I didn't read anything in the comment that would imply that he was looking for the REAL Roatan away from the tourist area.

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5. Re: Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

My reply was more to do with your suggesting the "Roatan experience" was better in West End. Now if they are not party fols and want true Island feel, I have heard good about the Guesthouse when the Owner is on site and the tour/dive guide, He is quite familiar with the area an can provide shore snoekelling and diving as well as arrange boat trips and is also involved in local bands so he can even provide info to those wanting to taxi away for a while in the evening

Edited: 5:39 pm, October 02, 2012
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6. Re: Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

i have to agree with manuel.

i don't understand why every time someone asks for advise on this forum about anywhere other than west end or west bay virtually all the regulars on here try to discourage them.

surely for many would be visitors the whole point of visiting honduras is to get off the well worn tourist path.

some people don't want to be "lemmings" and want to be away from bars full of u.s. and canadian's and actually experience roatan, and not just what so many expats want roatan to be.

not everyone's idea of the perfect vacation involves snorkeling in west bay, eating donuts and bellying up at sundowners (all the while trying to convince themselves how much more adventurous they are than cruisers).

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7. Re: Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

you're certainly correct, Nuts, but then why would someone go to Roatan for the authentic experience and not mainland Honduras? What sets Roatan apart is its beauty and its uniquely beautiful underwater scene. So I assume anyone investigating going there is interested in that, unless they state otherwise.

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8. Re: Is AC necessary at Hotel Chillies?

well certainly mainland honduras should be considered by anyone coming down here. anyone who visits regularly and doesn't explore is certainly missing out on a lot.

re. roatan, as you said dhauk, for "its uniquely beautiful underwater scene", but that doesn't begin and end in west bay.

i feel "go east young man" applies to anyone hoping to get an authentic roatan (ie. foreign) experience. i for one would encourage anyone to get away from the "margarittaville" of crowded beach, chicken wings, happy hour and televised north american sports that you find in west bay.

travel abroad is surely meant to broaden one's horizons, not ingrain one's comfort with the already familiar?

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