Hotels in West End mostly fall into the moderate range, US$25–50 for a double, generally in a cabin with ceiling fan, screened windows, and private bathroom. The budget traveler will be glad to hear, however, that less expensive digs are still available—although groups of two or three can often find better quality rooms for the same price in the midrange accommodations. There are a couple of higher end spots, too, for those who prefer the buzz of West End over the quiet nights on West Bay beach or at the resorts. Keep in mind that the lower-end prices are available September–November.
The 16 percent Honduran tax on hotel rooms has been added here for those hotels that do not include it in their rates. It’s worth keeping in mind that hotels that normally charge separately for the tax are often willing to include it in their rates for guests who pay with cash.
For those who become transfixed with diving and the mellow lifestyle in West End, locals rent many apartments and cabins of differing quality for about US$350–800 a month, more in the high season. A few are listed here, or try Roatan Life Vacation Rentals (tel. 504/445-3130, U.S. tel. 970/300-4078, www.roatanlifevacationrentals.com) for a larger selection, of both short-term rentals and long-term leases. There are also listings on the website for Subway Watersports (www.subwaywatersports.com).
Rents in nearby locations like Gibson Bight and Sandy Bay are lower.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition