West Bay Beach, West Bay

4.6
#2 of 53 in Parks in Honduras
Enjoy the soft white sands and clear waters of West Bay Beach, an often busy beach with plenty of amenities and activites to be enjoyed. Explore the reef systems just off the beach with your snorkel and observe a great deal of tropical and colorful marine life. You can hire equipment for snorkeling, jet skiing, and parasailing, or enjoy a massage by the beach. If you're looking for simple relaxation, walk the long stretch of sand and enjoy the scenery. Then, pop into one of the various restaurants and bars that line the beach and settle down to watch the world go by. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to West Bay Beach and many more Roatan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Roatan day trip planning app .
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  • Very beautiful beach with sugar sand. By far the most visually stunning beach we saw on the island. However, would not go back. Way too many locals selling tours, tee shirts, massages, etc. They are r...  more »
  • Beautiful, well cared-for white sand beach with restaurants and bars doting the perimeter. Security was always present, although I don't believe I would leave my belongings unattended. Awesome snorkel...  more »
  • The water was beautiful, but when compared to scuba diving the coral reefs of the red sea, the coral reefs of west bay are a 3 out of 5. It's super crowded during spring break with all the people from...  more »
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  • Nice beach but to many vendor to the point you can't relax. Stay on the private beach of your resort if you don't want the vendors to harass you every 3 minutes. If you're on a cruise you can buy a day pass from a resort to use their beach, pool, and facilities.
  • I loved walking around the shops. Gave me a feel of what real Caribbean is supposed to be. The locals were very friendly and helpful. The food was great and beers inexpensive. Some places had $1 tequila shots. Police were patrolling up and down which gave it a safe edge to it. I definitely recommend coming to Roatan m. The beach was well taken care of.
  • Very touristic beach but also one of the most beautiful beach's in the island! A lot of activities to do and taxi boats everywhere if you want to go to West end!
  • West Bay is a great beach for snorkeling and is also beautiful. The better and cleaner part is on the west, I think, were good hotels are. The eastern part is more low key and has little place to swim because of the boats. Small cottages/bungalows would be picturesque and attractive if not a sewage problem. There are pools of stinky still water that leaks in to the sea and the area smells like a public bathroom. Not only it is unpleasant but also a health issue. May be a breading ground for mosquitoes (possible malaria transmitters) or spread intestinal diseases. Even the bigger hotel like Captain Morgan has similar problem but not right on the beach. The place is especially great if you live in one of the hotels there. Otherwise you may need to buy a daypath to get to beach chairs, shower and bathroom. Busy days happen when a cruseship arrives and the beach becomes somewhat overloaded. Groups come on snorkeling excursions makes a lot of splashing and scares fish away. If you know how to swim come alone and snorkel quietly. I saw barracuda, stingray and squid. Lots of 🐠. The wall of the reef is not too far away and you can really see the depth bellow.
  • Nice place. Everyone has something for sals. Massage on the beach $30. Is the way to go
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