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Address: West Bay, Honduras
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: West Bay is what many consider the picture-perfect Caribbean destination...
West Bay is what many consider the picture-perfect Caribbean destination: white sand, clear, calm waters and full service resorts. The variety of water activities include scuba diving, fishing charters, snorkeling and parasailing. Scuba diving and other outfitters leave directly from the beach so starting your water-based activities is easy and convenient.
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Roatan Shore Excursion: Snorkeling Tour

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The beach is soft , the water is warm and the snorkeling is awe inspiring. Go to the western part of the beach for snorkeling. It has the least amount of boat traffic. Once you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Lubec
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The beach is soft , the water is warm and the snorkeling is awe inspiring. Go to the western part of the beach for snorkeling. It has the least amount of boat traffic. Once you get to the old coral wall look for "whip it willies", a black iguana type of reptile. (They like banana doughnuts and the fish do... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great beach. We walked on the beach and it was nice. You can buy your souvenirs at the beach. Buy from the people with the set up tables not the ones that have a store. Its cheaper. There is also a lady that sells some cool silver jewelry.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

With even just two cruise shis in port the beach is overcrowded to the point that it's unusable. There are few beach chairs available and at that there's a $10 fee to sit on a beacn with a thousand other people. I thought I was booking a cruise with an exotic destination but there is absolutely nothng on the island... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We visited West Bay Beach after a hard day working to help build a church on the island. The water was crystal clear, there is a reef very close to shore, and all of the shops along the beach are also nice with reasonable prices.

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Rows of lounge chairs, loud music and cruise ship people. Nice sand beach, lots of bars and shops, people trying to sell you stuff on the beach. Actually some decent snorkeling. Not my thing, but it was fun to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The white sand of West Bay Beach is spectacular! There are so many fun activities to do there as well! There is plenty of shopping to be done and restaurants too if you are in the mood for those as well.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

West Bay is beautiful day and night. The ocean is gorgeous and the sand pristine. There is quite a bit of boat traffic and swimming areas are marks with buoys. At the end of the beach is the Iron Shore, absolutely amazing snorkelling, the reef starts a few feets from the shore. Look for rays, turtles, octopi, and much more.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

West Bay Beach is the place to stay, West End is the place to party and see the older side of Roatan. WBB is a bit more pricey and it's newer, West End has more shopping and typical 3rd world feel.

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Annandale, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

West Bay is a very nice place to stay and enjoy all sorts of scuba diving and snorkeling. Beware, Roatán beaches, being protected by the gorgeous coral reefs, don't have your typical waves ebbing and flowing to the beach. The beach feel here is more like that you would find in a large "lake" with very calm warm waters. This... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very nice and quiet place, we'll come back again soon. We really enjoy the beach and specially the nice sunset.

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