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“You need to visit this shop, one of kind items”

Penelope's Island Emporium
Ranked #2 of 4 Shopping in West Bay
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My wife and I I just returned from a vacation in Roatan. This was our second time to the island and it was the second time we went shopping at Penelope’s Island Emporium. This shop is owned by a very nice women named Penelope, who is always in the store. Penelope is from America. She has made her home in Roatan and she owns a great gift shop in West Bay. Behind Bananarama, there is a road and Penelope’s shop is at the end of the road in small shopping mall. It is only about a 5 minute walk off the beach and there are lots of little shops along the way to look at.

My wife bought some beautiful jewelry from Penelope on both visits. Her jewelry is extraordinary. There are so many one-of-a-kind items in her shop that you can’t really see it all in one visit. She has everything from paintings to watches to plates to decorative glass items to unbelievable finds! This store is unique to say the least, and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CaliforniaBryan
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PenelopesEmporium, Owner at Penelope's Island Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

THANK YOU SO MUCH! You were both so fun to visit with, it was a pleasure to see you both again!!
My family visited for a day on a cruise ship and I took them to your favorite resort to celebrate birthdays. They loved it. Hope you made it through their entire menu selections!
Visit again soon!!
Hugs, Penny

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Penelope's Island Emporium is tucked in to the West Bay Mall, an easy stroll up from West Bay Beach. If you are not thrilled by the same-same-same-ness of Honduran souvenir shops, Penelope's will come as a welcome change. Arts, crafts and jewelry have been carefully sourced by the owner from throughout Central and South America. This is a more up-scale sort of shop. You aren't going to find fake Cuban cigars and "I Heart Roatan" shot glasses here - but you WILL find lovely silver, glass, ceramic, and wood items.

You will also find postage stamps.

I looked all over West Bay for postage stamps. I was told, on every occasion, that I had to go to Coxen Hole to get stamps. That seemed preposterous to me, and yet even the desk folks at my hotel said the same thing. On a whim, I asked the owner at Penelope's about stamps. She had them - lots of them. "Thank heavens they have a turtle on them this time, and not some dreary dead politician," she said as she handed them over. And in return for a small donation to her animal charity (Renegade Rescue), she even offered to take my postcards to the mail for me.

If you are looking for a memento of your West Bay trip, I highly recommend a visit to Penelope's. I think you will be glad you went there.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WJP89
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We stopped in to this nice little jewelry shop and where pleasantly surprised at the lovely things they have to sell. Penelope the owner had so many interesting stories about her custom jewelry. All her pieces are are either sterling silver or gold and all are unique and custom made. Items were more like art then simply jewelry. I purchased a lovely pendant and couldn't be happier.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 767traveler101111
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Loved her unique (though small) selection of black opal jewelry. The thing that convinced me to make a purchase, though, was the fact that this jewelry is Fair Trade and the local miners actually get a share of everything sold.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Leah S
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

This shop has lots of beautiful and unique products! Super nice lady to talk too. Best wishes with your shop. Advertise on the beach or wherever you can to get people to come up to your shop, because if they don’t they’re going to miss a unique shopping experience.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Michelle W
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PenelopesEmporium, Owner at Penelope's Island Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thanx so much Michelle! It was a pleasure to meet you. Come back soon!

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