Island Tourist Shopping Locations
Good shopping can
be found at the cruise ship dock when the cruise ships are in port. Beware
of special locations that some taxi drivers say are "good" places to shop if you
are a cruise ship passenger. West End will have lots of shops and there
will be vendors on the beaches when cruise ships are in port. The shops
indicated below have merchandise that is pretty typical of the products
available on Roatan. "Good" buys have been reported at the cruise ship
dock on many of the message boards used by cruise ship passengers. Pricing
varies and a little bargaining is normal. The shops below have pretty good
quality at reasonable prices. Cigars can be found in the shops.
||Yaba Ding Ding is located
Coxen Hole ship terminal entry in a small gallery. Here you will find clothing and art crafts typical of the
region. The shop owner is Teresa Anderson, phone
2445-1683, and email of
the Coxen Hole map for
Warren's Grocery Store.
and Tours is located at the Plaza Mar Shopping
center just outside of Coxen Hole above the grocery store. Here you will find a good selection of Caribbean gifts
and local items. Many items typical of Honduras and Guatemala can be purchased
here. Mery Kamar, proprietor, can be reached at 2445-1849.
Pictures and more information along with a special discount notice.
Open 8 AM to 6 PM.
gift shop is located near the Petro Sun gas station on the main road
at the back entrance to Coxen Hole (dirt road). You could walk there from
the Coxen Hole ship terminal but better to take a taxi to there.
After seeing what is available, continue on with your island tour or shore
excursion plans with the taxi. On the return to the ship, stop back at Halu-Kiliki and make your purchases with a credit card while the taxi waits.
All wooden and painted
ceramics are hand-made by Lenca Indians.
||At the cruise
ship dock there are many shops. Most of the shops sell stuff that is
not from Honduras. Hand carved items and items without a high gloss
finish are probably from Honduras. Shop carefully as you can always
get a better price away from the dock area.