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    Roatan

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  1. I would tend to agree, but being my hotel does business with this guy, I felt safe. He was very professional and I will be using him again. As a woman that travels solo, safety is my number one priority.
  2. I used a guy that dealt with one of the hotels I stayed at recently. He wanted $20 to take me from West Bay to Sol Y Mar. I negotiated with him for half price - $10. His name is Anthony Villatoro and his number is 504-9743-8395. You should be able to reach him on WhatsApp. I will use him again for my next trip down there.
  3. I know this is an older thread, but I wanted to post an update in case anyone did a search and found it. I was in Roatan earlier in this month (May) for a week and all the road construction has been completed so there aren't any more delays. It was MUCH easier to get around!
  4. I don’t recall seeing seaweed on the beaches. I’ve been to West Bay, West End, and a couple places at Sandy Bay.
  5. I’m currently at Sol Y Mar. it’s not a cruise ship day so I have the whole place to myself. Feel free to ask any questions. I’ll prob be here another couple of hours. The sand is soft, no water shoes needed. There are spots that look like they have turtle grass, but plenty of spots that don’t. There are a couple swings and volleyball net in the water.
  6. As I said before they will take less than pristine, perfect bills on the island. The places that I have found the most fussy about it is the tour operators. Probably because they are going right to the bank to deposit possibly thousands of dollars at one time and it’s the banks that won’t accept torn or ripped bills. The smaller local places primarily do business in lempiras but also accept dollars. They have the opportunity to “get rid of” anything that could be questionable before they deposit it in the bank by giving it back as change. Just my observation and experience. This last time I went to the bank I didn’t get one crisp, new looking bill out of all the money I got which was made up of $20s, $10s, lots of $5s and $1s. I never had one issue the entire week. In fact when going to a restaurant, bar, gas station, or tipping my taxi driver, they didn’t give them a second glance. Sometimes I got lemps for change, sometimes dollars.
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  8. If they are allowing travel still on only one side I don’t see it being any different then, but there’s still a little bit of time before your trip, so you never know. You’ll just have to see how it is going and plan accordingly for on the way back. Have fun and bring bug spray. I got eaten alive on West Bay Beach this last time!
  9. Yes. That is on the way to where you will be going. Allow about an hour and a half travel time each way for possible delays. That may be a little much, but I would rather be safe than sorry.
  10. You’re welcome and thanks. You’ll love it! Some of my friends that I met when we all stayed in the Beach House just went back for a week and got home yesterday. They had an awesome time.
  11. I didn’t go that way this time so don’t know if they have construction there or not but there wasn’t any from the port to LFK in December, just coming from Sandy Bay and they had put gravel down on both sides then. But I wouldn’t worry too much about it. It’s the same way that they go to get to BFK and the drivers will make sure you’re back in plenty of time.
  12. You’re welcome. Have fun on my favorite island!
  13. I was there for a week at the beginning of this month and they had traffic stopped one way 24 hours a day (yes there are actually guys with signs and flags out there at all hours) between the Roatan Rum Company by the lighthouse on the hill on West Bay Road to down past some of the resorts. They are in the middle of finally doing the roads the right way by making them concrete. Problem being that they need to cure for almost a month before they can let any traffic on them. At least that’s what I was told by a local. So there’s a large section that while it is poured and looks good, you can’t drive on it. If you’re going that that way I would allow at least an extra hour each way for transportation time. They seem to stop traffic for a very long time instead of alternating quickly like we’re used to here in the US.
  14. I have found this to be somewhat true when dealing with tour operators but if you go to local grocery stores, restaurants, or gas stations they aren’t nearly as picky. In all my times there I never had near perfect bills, but they need to be in decent shape. I just came back from spending a week there and they were far from “crisp”. I did make sure they didn’t have any tears or marks on them (which is what they are concerned about), but you could tell they have been around. No one batted an eye.
  15. Yes they do have monkeys and actually when I was there last month they also had a Sloth which was a first. A guy was walking around with it and a monkey by the bar. You would never know there was a fire if you haven’t been there before. The only things really affected were the Beach House and some cages that were right next to it. Now there is a new bar and restaurant in it’s place. Go. You’ll have a great time.
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