I stayed here with a group of family members who were in Roatan for a wedding. The wedding was held at one of the big resorts on West Bay, but we chose to stay in Sandy Bay to be away from the crowds, and to have kitchen facilities to prepare our own food. The house is very comfortable and well equipped, and is designed with high end floors and countertops. The beds are comfortable, the air conditioners work well, and there is a good supply of clean water and ice. We made good use of the kayaks and snorkeling gear. We had 2 rental vehicles, one a 4WD pickup truck, and could not fit them both in the parking area inside the gate. It is possible to take a 4WD vehicle around back on the beach and park there, which we did. I would not recommend staying here without a car
We prepared our own food and ate out only a couple of times. The wedding party that stayed at the West Bay resort almost all got sick with foodborne illness. Those of us who stayed at the house did not. We shopped at Plaza Mar, which is near the Eldon's grocery in Coxen Hole but has lower prices. We bought seafood at the Hybur Seafood market in French Harbour. The seafood is frozen, but reasonably priced and good quality.
We very much enjoyed a day excursion to Pigeon Key with Mango Creek Resort, and diving with West End Divers. Sandy Bay is convenient located between Coxen Hole, for shopping, and West End/West Bay for other attractions.
Overall, if you stay at Pirates View. You won't be disappointed.