We are still researching our upcoming vaca to roatan and have read that snorkeling is further out in sandy bay. Like many people, I'd like the convenience of snorkeling off shore, without the hassle of being in a high-tourist section. I think I've learned that the best (easiest) off-shore snorkeling would be found in west end or west bay, but i'm wondering how much more difficult is it to get to the reef from sandy bay or other areas east of there (also looking into some places around milton bight). I just don't want to rent a place solely on the fact that the off-shore snorkeling is close by if I'm going to have to deal with a lot of beach vendors and tourists, but I don't want to rent somewhere more isolated if I'm not going to feel comfortable snorkeling (and get worried that I'm going to be carried out to sea...lol)
My concern is that I am not a super strong swimmer...I mean, I can hold my own, but I tend to get nervous if I am super far out and there is a current pulling me one way or another. If there is little to no current, I am not as concerned about going out too far.
Any advice you can share on the distance and current around sandy bay - or even milton bight if possible - would be greatly appreciated! :)