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Top Choice International in West End

Roatán Oasis

If you're going to splurge on a meal on Roatán, go here. The gorgeous Oasis uses seasonal and locally sourced produce to create delectable creations such as duck confit risotto or scallop and shrimp ravioli. Come Mo…
Top Choice Tacos in West End

Tacos Raul

This rustic outdoor stall fries up some of the best el pastor (pork) tacos in the country. Topped with chimole (chopped salsa), two make a large meal. The gringas (tortillas filled with melted cheese) are filled wit…
Marine Reserve in West End

Roatán Marine Park

Originally set up in 2005 with the aim of protecting the reef system around the West End and Sandy Bay, the Roatán Marine Park now covers the whole island. This nonprofit organization campaigns strongly to conserve …
Mediterranean in West End

¿Por qué no?

This adorable, friendly cafe with tables on the veranda overlooking the sea does excellent breakfasts (L190), including to-die-for pastries, bespoke omelettes and Mediterranean sets. For lunch and dinner, the salads…
Honduran in West End

Creole’s Rotisserie Chicken

A low-key island institution, Creole's offers excellent island-style roast chicken (a quarter chicken is L80), plus shrimp and fish mains. Choose from eight different fixins (side dishes) – including coconut rice, c…
Barbecue in West End

Keith's BBQ

Head directly to this humble shack for the best meal deal on the beach. Reina cooks up huge potions of very fresh fish, chicken or pork with sides of beans and rice, fried plantains and mixed vegetables. Half portio…
Bar in West End

Sundowners

This open-sided beachfront bar is the expat hangout in Roatán. There's always a crop of grizzly old characters hogging the bar stools from lunchtime onward; then backpackers file in making it the busiest spot in tow…
Bar in West End

Cafe Escondido

Located above West End Divers, this fine cafe-bar has a lovely, breezy upper deck with fine harbor views, magazines for browsing and sofas for lounging. Sip an espresso during the day or slug on a beer and take it a…
Pizza in West End

Drunken Sailor

Italian-run, this lively joint on a roadside outdoor patio cooks up some tasty and seriously cheap pizzas. For extra calories go for the deep-fried pizzas or calazones, lasagne or eggplant parmigiana. Top it all off…
Bar in West End

Blue Marlin

Highly sociable and welcoming bar-restaurant with superb sunset views from the rear deck. Draws a good mix of locals, expats and visitors. There’s popular live music on Fridays and some decent talent on karaoke Thur…