We just booked a trip to Roatan in January 2013 and we will be traveling with our 11 month old son. I first got certified to dive in Roatan when I was 12 but I haven't been able to make it back since. We will be staying at Hobbie's Hideaway (the reviews on TA made this seem like a good fit for our traveling style). I'm going back and forth on whether to rent a car. We will have a carseat with us and I am doubtful that many taxis will have seatbelts. It would also probably be a pain to haul the carseat every time we take a ride into West End or to other parts of the island. We will have an infant life jacket with us for water taxis.
I have lived in many parts of the world and had no problems hitchhiking and/or taking local buses throughout Central America and Africa (keeping my wits about me of course). We want to have lots of adventures with our baby, but obviously his safety is important to us. Any thoughts on car rentals vs. taxis for our situation?