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West Bay Lodge and Spa
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in West Bay
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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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“Great Choice”
Reviewed 10 March 2008

Last week I became another Fully Satisfied Guest of West Bay Lodge. Celeste and Milos are excellent hosts; the bungalow was well kept; the breakfasts are quite good; and the birds are a delight. I thank all the previous Trip Advisor reviewers whose comments led me to book here. If I get back to Roatan, I am going back to WBL for sure,

  • Liked — The cordiality
  • Disliked — The hillside
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 March 2008

Just arrived back in the states from a week long stay at West Bay Lodge and I would definitely stay with them again. Here are the reasons why:
- Location - West Bay is at the end of the island and makes up the Roatan Marine park. This means the beaches are pristine and all the best dive locations are a close boat ride. West Bay Lodge itself is on the side of a mountain and only requires a 2 minute walk to get to the beach. West Bay was ideal for me because I cannot stand being around tourists which tend to flock to West End (a five minute taxi or scooter ride). There are a lot of private residential communities developing in West Bay which will further cement it secluded beach area. Annoying cruise-ship people only come to West Bay a few times a week for only a few hours so they are easy to avoid.
- Accommodations - I tend to dislike staying in mega-resorts with a million employees who are all indifferent to you. West Bay Lodge is made up of 6 bungalows and is run by an awesome couple (Celeste and Milos) who will greet you upon arrival and see that your stay is perfect. They are very personal and always make sure your stay is going well. The daily morning included breakfast is an additional plus. We were diving daily and needed early breakfasts and Celeste was more than willing to help us out. The food is tasty and the breakfast palapa is a scenic way to start your day. The birds are a trip as well. Our stay qualified us for airport xfers (Courtesy of Milos) which was a nice touch. The rooms are also nice with a stocked fridge of drinks and snacks (you pay for what you take but it's not expensive). I never had a problem sleeping, showering, or relaxing in general. I will say however that going to Roatan is a bit like camping in the sense that the island has power issues. The power went out a handful of times while we were there which is a problem that I'm told is being rectified. What this means is ultimately no A/C or TV unless Milos cranks up his generator which he is willing to do. I was fine without either however as Roatan is breezy and cool at night and I was too tired to watch TV for entertainment.
- Staff - As I mentioned, the owners are the primary staff. They do have some maids and cooks, all of which were nothing but friendly. Celeste and Milos are with you from the start of each day and are available for questions or concerns until you go to sleep each night. It's a real nice personal touch that capped off the ultimate trip.

  • Liked — The personal touch of the owners
  • Disliked — Nothing really
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with family
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4 Thank rzk4sb
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Reviewed 27 February 2008

We stayed at West Bay Lodge for the month of January 2008, in celebration of retirement. Add our voices to the chorus of praise for this place. Celeste and Milos were consistently concerned that we have a good experience, with such personal effort to accommodate any needs. We had one of the units with a kitchen (hotplate, refrig, sink), and we were able to cook as much as we liked. Celeste offers to pick up groceries for you at the store or you can go with her. You can rent a car from them as well. The hammocks on the front porch are a nice touch and a great spot to hang out if it rains. The unlimited bottled water is very welcome for travelers south of the US border. After driving around most of the island, we can say that West Bay really is the best beach; beautiful sand, calm clear water, and the reef is so close to shore, with gorgeous channels and walls. We saw many fish, as well as an octopus, turtle, sea snake, and rays. Paying a big premium to be right on the beach didn't make any sense to us. It is a very short flat walk to the beach - you go across the main road and continue about a block. You enter West Bay beach right smack in the middle, next to Banarama. Oh how we miss those early morning walks! One other thing - if you visit their website and look at the pictures of the breakfast plate, well that's no exaggeration - the food is delicious, and breakfast is a complete blast. Between the 4 parrots and the toucan, it's often a raucous party, with guests becoming acquainted quickly. I have to mention that we enjoyed Milos' quirky, dry, Czech/Oregonian humor. I also must recommend a visit to Shashi's wine bar for scintillating, philsophical dialogue (try saying that after a couple of glasses!) The wine bar is right across the road from the lodge. After being at West Bay Lodge for a month, Celeste, Milos and Jacob (their son) had a going away party for us. Celeste, we still talk about the bruschetta, and my goal is to learn how to make your bread. Bottom line, we'll be back. This family has earned every shred of success they're enjoying. Go there! Say hi to the fish for us!

  • Liked — The people
  • Disliked — Rooms are a little rustic
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: West Bay Lodge and Spa
Address: Carretera Pavimentada Ppal West Bay Beach, West Bay, Roatan, Honduras
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Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in West Bay
#1 Family Hotel in West Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in West Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — West Bay Lodge and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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