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“Will be nice when finished”
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West End Resort
Springfield, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Will be nice when finished”
Reviewed July 9, 2008

We stayed in the Sunset Villas community from 5/17-5/24. We rented a two bedroom villa from one of the property management companies on the island. It's a little confusing the way the place is set up as the owners of Sunset Villas own approx 10 motel type rooms and a condo that they rent out. They also manage several privately owned condos.

There is still lots of work going on around the pool area as well as lots of construction. Lots of wires dangling, workers around, and dust kicked up from all the construction vehicles. The pool was really nasty looking when we got there and they completely drained it on our 3rd day. It wasn't refilled to use before we left. There was a plunge pool upstairs from the main pool. It was kind of hard to use if anyone else was in it. Was mainly good for cooling off. For some reason the pump wasn't going on this pool so it started getting really green within a day or two.

We stayed at Mango House which was really nice. Our biggest problem was the doors had a large gap between them and evidently the sand flies found their way in. We were eaten alive the week we were there. Even when we went to the pool, which was set on the side of a hill approx. 3-4 stories up, you could actually see these things flying around. We looked pretty silly walking around with huge red spots all over us.

The pool is really big and quite nice. Lots of loungers and floats around to use. There is a pool bar/restaurant onsite now. The food was good and fairly reasonable. We ate here a few times but the selection is fairly limited. As with other places on the island there were lots of flies around the bar and dogs walking behind the counter. We thought this odd given the owners are Americans.

When you read about this being a gated community, don't let it fool you. The 'gate' consisted of a rope strung across the road and was down most of the time. There is a guy sitting there but didn't seem to be a problem for anyone that wanted in. From what we could tell none of the guards/security people could speak English. Not a big deal other than if there was a problem.

We dove with the dive shop that's just at the bottom of the hill. They are somehow affiliated with Sunset Villas and do give a 10% discount if you're staying there. I suggest emailing ahead of time for a price quote and taking it with you. I was quoted $250 for 10 tank dive plus getting 10% discount. When we got there they claimed it was $300 because their price had gone up. I really don't think that was true as they seemed to be really hungry for business. In the end he honored what he'd quoted by email and we were quite happy with the service. Make sure you wear repellant when going to the dive shop as the sand flies are even worse there since they're closer to the water.

Overall we had an enjoyable stay but wouldn't stay here again. It's not really close to walk to the beach, especially when it's hot. Plus there wasn't much of a beach area for us to use right there. At night when the power is out the whole place is pitch black. Makes it pretty hard to get back from the main road when you can't see where you're walking. Next time we will stay over on West Bay most likely just to try it out.

  • Liked — Great view.
  • Disliked — Too far from main area. Sand flies were awful.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2007

We stayed in a two bedroom condo while there...Condo was roomy enough for two couples...the food was amazing but the hospitality of Pam and Dave was impeccible...We were made to feel right at home...If you are looking for hot weather, this is definitely the place to go. The guys at the dive shop on site were amazing (we are a little partial because one of the guys is Canadian).

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  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2007

West End was a great spot to holiday. Good restaurants -- great dive shops -- good beaches etc. We rented a two bedroom condo at Sunset Villas and were generally pleased with the accommodations. They were spacious, well-furnished with a great balcony.

There were however a few things that detracted from our stay. Sunset Villas is a short walk from the ocean and is still very much under construction. This meant a significant amount of noise and traffic right in front of the condo and around the pool area. The road through the complex is busy and noisy with traffic and trucks. We were also surprised that there was no cleaning service while we were staying there. Our interactions with the owners were hit and miss -- at times they were helpful, while at other times they were rude.

As an FYI to future visitors, most days there were 4-5 hour power outages to the island.

Stayed February 2007
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Reviewed February 11, 2007

We just stayed at Sunset Villas and what a great experience! Very clean and beautiful condos. Tile and Granite everywhere. Very spacious and only 2 units per building. Huge balcony and a beautiful pool. I believe it's the only resort with a pool in West End at this time. It was very comfortable and within a minute walk to a great restaurant, Les Buccaneers and the beach. Foster's is maybe 2 minutes away. We'll definately stay there again!

Stayed November 2006
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Additional Information about West End Resort

Property: West End Resort
Address: Carretera Pavimentada Princpal, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras (Formerly Sunset Villas)
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 Specialty Lodging in West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only resort in West End with a full size fresh water pool. Just off of the main road, we offer something a bit different for your West End vacation. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sunset Villas Hotel West End
Sunset Hotel West End
West End Resort Roatan, Honduras

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