I just came back from a trip to West Bay that was amazing. However, the experience could have been much better if I wasn’t being hounded every 2-3 minutes by someone trying to sell me a playera, braids, massage, jewelry or some other trinket. It was incredibly annoying and I get that locals need to make a living but WOW. It really ruins the experience and I think about how amazing the tourism could be if you didn’t have all that taking place on such a beautiful strip of beach.
SO I’m curious - has there been any talk to prohibit people from selling on the beach? Is it not possible to give them access to an alleyway in west bay where they can setup to sell their items? If it’s setup like a market, tourists will go! There has to be another solution!