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Crime in West End

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Crime in West End

We are researching a trip to Roatan and are looking for guidance. Is West End seedy or unsafe in any way? We were speaking with friends who stayed at West Bay last year and they told us to avoid West End; however, we are the type of people who like to walk and eat at small local hole-in-the-wall type restaurants and look at local shops and scenery. The people we talked to said that West End is safe during the day, but avoid it at night.

We are looking at either West Bay or West End--- suggestions? (I will post this on the West Bay forum too).

Thank you.

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11. Re: Crime in West End

Lots of places, most are low cost dive resorts in West End off the beach, although there are some nice places to the bay just north at Half Moon Bay

What type of resort/facilities are you lookng for

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12. Re: Crime in West End


I'm not trying to be snippy, but you are obviously well traveled and have based your opinion about room safes on your experiences so...

What SHOULD we do with all our valuables that we don't want to carry around on our persons 24/7?



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13. Re: Crime in West End

I may be a bit late but better than never as they say.

"What type of resort/facilities are you looking for" is a very good question.

I am a lone female traveler who has visited Roatan for 9 years. I am aware of my world but not overly so. I do not at any time worry about crime in West End. Course I have nothing to steal..that helps. :)

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LOVED West End. Felt safer there walking at night then I ever did In Maui. We stayed at Luna Beach too and walked nightly to WEst End for dinner, along the beach. Definately bring a little flashlight. But I never felt unsafe at anytime during our 3 week stay.

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15. Re: Crime in West End

Been there a few times (it's awesome) and not once have had a problem. Locals are super nice.

We rent a little cabin between West End and HM-Bay and walk everywhere. Never had a problem.

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