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About The Jolly Octopus
The Jolly Octopus is an Adventure Bar offering kayak snorkel tours, kayak rentals, paddle board rentals, and more. If you want to get away from the crowds, this is the beach to visit. It is serene, away from the boat traffic, and offers great snorkeling. Or, just chill on a sun lounger sipping away that frozen cocktail, or local beer while enjoying some scrumptious food. Our tours are $78.00 and include transportation from/to the ship port, or your vacation rental, all your equipment needs, and lunch with a beverage (tea, lemonade, soda, or domestic beer) after your tour is complete. Come and enjoy your fun in the sun.
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heatherm27 wrote a review Mar 2020
Morristown, New Jersey80 contributions45 helpful votes
We ate here twice during our stay in Sandy Bay. We enjoyed the tacos, and chicken nachos (FULLY loaded.) I can also vouch that their virgin pina coladas are amazingly refreshing. We enjoyed live music and dancing one night on their ocean-facing deck, which was a treat.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Barbara W, Owner at The Jolly Octopus
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Thanks for joining us while you stayed on the island. We appreciate you visiting us and your comments. I hope you are safe and staying healthy. Should you find yourself on the island in the future during less stressful times, I would invite you to join us again. Thank you
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MN Cherbear wrote a review Feb 2020
35 contributions2 helpful votes
We stopped for an afternoon snack. We shared the crazy fries. They were absolutely delicious. Fries with bacon, jalapeños, guacamole, pico, bacon, a drizzle of sour cream. I think that it’s my new island favorite snack. It would be great made with fried plantains too.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Barbara W, Owner at The Jolly Octopus
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Thanks for stopping in. Come back and try some of our other menu items. We have everything from appetizers, tacos and quesadillas, to lobster tails, and bacon wrapped beef tenderloin. All great food for great prices at The Jolly Octopus.
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Doug K wrote a review Feb 2020
Regina, Canada226 contributions49 helpful votes
We stopped in on a Wednesday for lunch. They have two for one drinks that we said “sure why not” to. Unfortunately they turned out to be half sized drinks and that put us off a bit. The lunch was a redeeming quality. All and all, maybe a little more expensive than it should have been so not good value.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Upachaya W, Owner at The Jolly Octopus
Responded 6 Feb 2020
We work hard at trying to provide the best in customer service for our guests, along with large portions, great taste, and very good prices. I'm sorry you felt differently given all of our prices also include the 18% alcohol tax, and the 15% sales tax. On a side note I do hope you enjoyed yourself on Roatan and found it to provide you a pleasant experience overall.
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Emily P wrote a review Jan 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
I ate here a few times while staying in Sandy Bay. The fish and the tracks were some of the best I've ever had. Barbara and her staff are incredibly warm and friendly, plus you can sit right on the water!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Gipsynews wrote a review Dec 2019
Hampton, NH34 contributions3 helpful votes
The Jolly Octopus was our go-to restaurant during our weeklong stay on Roatan. A quick beach walk from Puerta Azul, it offered a varied menu and to die for drinks. Loved the Passion fruit, Mango, or Pomegranate Mojitos. Fish tacos and stuffed chicken are excellent. The chef has won several awards. Kevin, our waiter extraordinaire will make you feel right at home. Don’t miss dancing on Sunday night with live music. We spent an unforgettable night dancing with locals who completely embraced us and sincerely made our hearts smile. You’ll love the food, drinks, vibe, and can’t beat the amazing ocean view! Barbara, the owner runs a gem of an establishment.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Barbara W, Owner at The Jolly Octopus
Responded 22 Dec 2019
You folks were awesome, and I'm so thankful you spent some time with us. I'm sorry Mother Nature prevented us from opening the last couple of nights you were on island, but if you make your way down here in the future, please keep us in mind. I thank you for the review and for spreading the word. I do have an extraordinaire team.
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