Roatan Backpackers' Hostel has an on-site restaurant offering economical options for breakfast and dinner. Dinner is a changing menu, with one seating time, family style with one main vegetarian choice each evening for $6 plus 15% tax, and usually a meat option for $7+ tax. Breakfast has a menu to choose from ranging from $2-$5 plus tax.
The hostel has a communal kitchen that guests can use to prepare their own meals, and several apartment-style accommodations that have their own kitchen. There are several convenience stores just a couple minutes walk away, and two major grocery stores in Coxen Hole, about a 10 minute taxi ride away. Fresh made tortillas? No problem, we have someone that can prepare an order for you. If you're feeling too lazy to cook, there's several options for eating out as well. If you're feeling adventurous, ask us about local dishes such as land crabs or tapado :) If you like fruit, there are many tropical fruit trees in the neighbourhood, including banana and plantain trees in our yard, tons of mango and cashew trees on the beach road, as well as hog plum, sea grape and guava trees.
Conveniently located a 5 min walk from the hostel, turning right and then right again at the paved turn-off, there are several 'restaurant that doesn't look like a restaurant' comedores that sell typical local food, and have no sign or name.
Restaurants by the beach
Head through the little cut through across the road next to Sonrise Calvary Chapel, turn right, and you'll come to Elizabeth's convenience store. They also sell plates of food, and the cooking is amazing, and inexpensive. Head a little further to down the dirt road on hte beach, and you'll get to one of the favourite spots for hostel guests, El Paso (no, it's not tex-mex), which is located about a 5 minute walk away. El Paso is famous for it's enormous baleadas, but has other dishes to choose as well. Go upstairs to their upper patio for a beautiful view of the sunset. And tell Nestor we say hello :)
Other Sandy Bay options
Head left on the main road for about 15 minutes, and you'll see several restaurant choices on the other side of the road. Marilyn's has great local cooking, The Beach Grill is known for their smoked meat and has a $10 fish fry on Fridays, and live music on Thursdays, Sunken Fish has live music on Fridays, and the Jolly Octopus is doing a bonfire every Wednesday. Hostel guests get 10% off food and beverages at the Sunken Fish, and 10% off meals at The Jolly Octopus, as well as 1/2 price kayak snorkel tours there.
West End Dining
If you're over in West End and want a bite to eat, there are tons of options available. Top picks would be Lighthouse, out on the water (great food, slow service, so get there before you're hungry), Cannibal Cafe, which has a great selection of vegetarian options too, like burritos and quesadillas and Rotisserie Chicken. At the far south end of West End, the Barefoot Bar has BBQ and live music on Sunday nights. Sundowners also has a few dinner options available, if you've stopped there for happy hour and are having too much fun to leave.
West Bay eateries
West Bay is a bit pricey for eating out, but there are some yummy options if you're spending the day on the beach. Celeste's, which is located just next to the main road in West Bay, offers great food. Just across the road in the West Bay Mall, the Hungry Monkey has subs and pizzas, as well as soft serve ice cream. If you'd prefer to find a place right along the beach, Thirsty Turtle at Bananarama is a fun place to hang out, and has food and drink specials on Sunday, as well as live music, crab races and firedancers. Beachers has some reasonable pricing, and you can use their lounge chairs, bathroom etc if you're eating there.