Went with my significant other and friends to celebrate a birthday. Thought the place was clean, tidy and had pretty much everything we needed for our stay. Our taxi driver took us to the market and we got what we needed. There is a tiny deli/market nearby the condo but they don't have all the essentials. Get what you need ahead of time.
We didn't need the air conditioning during the day if we kept the doors shut. The first two nights it kicked on automatically and lasted until morning, then it shut itself off. Not sure why but after that it needed to be manually adjusted as it stopped going on automatically.
There is a grill that's great for cooking. The dishwasher came in handy. Would have liked a few more containers for left over foods.
We didn't use the TV or anything. We pretty much were outdoors. The condo opens up to a small patio that is just steps from the beach. This is convenient but also means you get foot traffic from others staying at the condo complex.
It seemed very safe. There was always a security guard around. The back sliding glass door didn't really lock but we left several times and never had a problem.
The beach is divided into private and public. There are flags in the sand to denote the private area specifically for Coral Sands. We didn't have a problem getting beach chairs but people do claim them early in the morning with towels. The public area of the beach can get VERY crowded and noisy on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when the cruise ships come in (they land at a different part of the island, but bus over the cruisers to hang out at the beach).
There are lots of restaurants up and down the beach close to this condo. If you want to jet over to West End there are usually water taxis around to take you. Allow extra time though, because there may be multiple stops. They won't leave until there is a minimum of 3 people in their taxi, so if you want to leave sooner you will have to pay the price of the missing 2nd or 3rd person.
The number one thing I wish I'd known about Roatan is that it is really difficult to get change for your bills. Take small bills!! US dollars are taken everywhere, but no one has change, not even in Roatan limpiras. I would take as many $1 and $5 bills as you possibly can.
Overall the place was great, and although we may not stay in West Bay again (we're divers, so it would make more sense to stay in West End where our dive shop was), if we did we would definitely consider staying here!
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