Tour operator was exactly where we were told to meet him on time and handed us off to our driver. Drive to West Bay Beach was very interesting, through forested scenery and glimpses of crystal clear water. The Paradise Beach Resort was stunning and the tour representative was friendly, and efficient. We had the best lounge chairs and umbrella and An amazing delicious lunch with drinks. Pool and gardens were shady and refreshing and the beach and ocean were a dream! Walk down the beach to the right until you find Earl's Mojito Bar...... 2 mojitos for 7.00 US......best on the beach!! You can't go wrong with this package from VIator.
Finding the minivan was a challenge. The van was located off site of the pier area and no one new exactly where the van was among a multitude of vehicles. Once we found the right person everything went smoothly. Through no fault of the driver or viator the roads are some of the worse we have ever seen. Once we got to the resort we were treated very well and made to feel very welcome. A chair was provided for each of us as well as a foam mat. The beach was wonderful with sugar soft sand and crystal clear water. The vendors were not allowed into the areas around the chairs which was great. The lunch was very good and included anything we wanted to drink. Overall we would give this tour an 8 1/2 out of 10.
The Paradise Resort we went to was very nice and very clean. Th elumch probided was outstanding and we also were given 1 compl8mentary drink. Tough we didnt get to snorkel during this visit the wate was very very rough we still enjoyed our beach day. The only and very big problem we had with this facility was the OVERWHELMING AND ANNOYING peddles on the beach. They were everywhere and extremely aggressive. They were selling all sorts of items as well as ladies try8ng t9
sell their massage services.. I was very hard to enjoy a walk on the beach becaus did this, if you even looked for one second at anything these peddles were trying g to sell you would become swarmed by a dozen of the,. Security needs to be better to prevent this. I will not go back here just for this reason.
Tour provider was difficult to find outside of the port. Confirmation from Viator did not include the name of the property or provider, so all we had in the print out sheet was a phone number on the island. I had to call to get info on where the coordinator was first time I had ever had to make a international call to find a pickup person.
We made contact and transport over to resort was fine, no issues. Arrival at the resort was good, process was explained and we were directed to the beach. Small beach with chairs pretty close together. The food and service from the location were very good! Pool on property was beautiful.
The 3 star rating is for the pickup process and the incessant pestering from vendors others have mentioned this in their reviews right in front of you while sitting at the beach chairs. There is security who tries very hard to keep the vendors away, but it is continuous. We never had a direct, unblocked view of the ocean from our chairs! Bummer, we left after two hours. There has to be a quieter beach on Roatan?
The island was a unique experience. The Paradise Beach Hotel had great facilities and the pools were very nice. The food was really unique to the island as well. The staff was professional and accomdating. The beach was crowded but had many things to do. Only negative was the many peddlers on the beach. Security was provided on the beach and for the most part keep things under control. My family had a great day overall.
We were met by an English speaking guide just outside the ship with a West Beach sign and it was a 20 min ride to the resort. We were met by very friendly staff and were assigned a waiter who took our orders for food and drinks throughout the day. There were a few security guards who watched our belongings. The manager Ayfoss was a very efficient lady and was present on the beach making sure we were comfortable. The restrooms and beach area were kept clean, and the food was good and they gave us plenty of it. They provided us with beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. It was a very pleasant experience and I highly recommend it.
This was a great tour. The resort was beautiful and the food was good. We did a side snorkeling trip that was about five minutes away and the water was amazing. There were many local vendors that could be very pushy but the security was great about keeping them away and watching our items. I felt very safe. It was the perfect day. One of the best stops of our cruise. I would skip the beach massages unless you enjoy a sandy rub down in noisy alley.