Our group rented a house for a week in West End, Roatan for a week. We came up with a few tips: Use bug repellent containing DEET. The natural stuff doesn't work as well. Be aware of the sand fleas on the beach. They will bite, leave a red dot, and then you won't feel the itch until 2 days later. We heard a lady on the plane who frequents the island say that Avon's Skin So Soft works great. Make sure to bring a flashlight. The electricity frequently goes off on the island. Its almost a daily occurence. Its really dark at night walking home from a dinner in town. Learn to enjoy having no lights. Candlelight can be quite romantic. We rented scooters (Captain Vans) and had a great experience. We recommend staying on the west side of the island. We went near Coxen Hole and along that shore and were alarmed at the amount of traffic and how fast they drive on that side. Its interesting to ride through Flowers Bay when a cruise ship isn't docked to see how the locals live. The food in West End was all really great. I consider myself a foodie, an adventerous eater, and I was surprised by almost every meal. The Argentinian grill was nice, good food, great location. Rotisserie Chicken was fabulous and cheap! The cous cous was nice and the coconut beans and rice is a must! Tongs Thai food was brilliant, but a little pricey, and we wonder if its just coincidence we all go the runs the next day. Even if thats the case, I might consider eating there again... it was that good. There was a food cart, in a vacant lot, across from the gas station with I think the best food I ate the whole trip. Stop by and eat !!! I had a kind of fish and chips. It was awesome. I'll attach a photo of that one. The snorkelling off West Bay and Half Moon Bay, West End was extrordinary. In West End, you have to get out past the sea grass. Its just stunning out there. Best snorkelling conditions I've ever experienced. We had a wonderful time in Roatan, and would be back if there wasn't so many other places on this beautiful planet to see.