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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...more
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West Bay, Roatan, Honduras
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I traveled to Roatan on my Carnival cruise itinerary. The beach is about 30 min drive from the cruise port. My plan was to go to Bananarama resort and use the facilities and beach access. But when we got there we were informed that they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LetsGoParm
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a few hours on West Bay Beach while on the island for the day. This is my ideal kind of beach... soft sand, clear water, nice easy entry into the ocean with soft sandy bottom. We grabbed a couple lounge chairs in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MNSandSeeker
Reviewed 3 days ago

This beach had the most beautiful water. We had a guide that offered to take us to West Bay or another more private area. We chose West Bay because of the activities offered. We went snorkeling which was amazing. We spent our time in front...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've never been to a place when you could wade into the water and it be solely sand until you get to the shallow reef! The water is calm - which makes swimming and snorkelling very easy. If you want to see fish swim right...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank France M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a true gem. It is a natural, soft, sandy beach with jaw dropping snorkeling in just a few feet of water - very hard to find both in one location and it feels almost like a secret you don't want to share...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island..! There are a lot of resorts so you can easily find beach chairs, changing rooms, restaurants etc.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a couple hour visit as part of an island tour with Anderson Tours. Spent most of the time at Banarama. Clean beach, very clear water , restaurant & bar right there on the beach. We spent a couple hours here & found it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank W1744UCrichardo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not into sitting amongst rows and rows of beach chairs, parasailing, over-priced fishing or being constantly bugged by vendors, so my review is coming from that place. The West Bay beach and snorkeling are absolutely beautiful, but it is kind of like combat vacationing,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tpaaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach at West bay is unbelievable, I have travel to many Caribbean beaches and West bay is one of the best. It has very clear waters, it has a very short beach, you cannot walk into the sea very long. The ocean is very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 316rodrigoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are better beaches on Roatan. If you are looking for a resort/tourist experience this is a nice place to go. If you want to enjoy a quiet beach look elsewhere.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Passenger534188
December 19, 2018|
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Response from LeslieG_8 | Reviewed this property |
I would not negotiate with a local taxi driver outside of the cruise port gate- I have been visiting Roatan on cruise ships off and on for the past 20 years - you have to be very careful. West Bay Beach area is absolutely... More
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August 26, 2018|
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Response from tgingrich | Reviewed this property |
If you’re on a cruise ship do an excursion to Beachers or Bananarama.
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
I was with a medical mission team, so not part of a cruise. We simply drove to West Bay beach and snorkeled there. It should be easy enough to get a cab from the cruise ship terminal. It's a bit of a ride however, over... More
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livin2travel
Orchard Lake, Michigan
Roatan - Paradise? (46 Replies)
Just returned from a 2 week visit to Roatan. We stayed in West Bay at one of the best resorts on the island. We like to dive so what we were looking for was a mixture of relaxing fun in the sun and diving. We don't have to be busy all the time, in fact down time is more important to us than taking in tourist attractions. We have traveled extensively in the Caribbean and to many places around the world. In general, the trip was very enjoyable. Roatan is a nice island. It has natural beauty...More
March 09, 2006|
Response fromeholbik|
Livingtotravel, Good to see you had some good comments about your experience.. but just argue or add a different point of view to your comments. I am a US Citizen that is living/working in Honduras the past 2 years. 1. TD- This pretty much exists no matter where you travel. Bacteria is on all food and when you travel to new areas you are exposed to some bacteria that your body might not have become immune to or may react differently. In fact in the US there are between 6-33 million...More
Patricia K
West Palm Beach, Florida
halfmoon bay questions (3 Replies)
Can you snorkel off the beach at Halfmoon Bay? Is it a nice beach to swim? How far of a walk (in miles) is it really to West End Restaurants? How far is it to the nearest water taxi to West Bay Beach? Any restaurants in the immediate area? I am thinking of staying in this area and just need a little help.....thanks!
March 08, 2007|
Response fromseashell|
You can snorkel at Halfmoon Bay. I go from out front of Halfmoon Bay Cabins. It's OK to swim but West Bay is much more beautiful and better for that. That said, I would still stay in Halfmoon rather than West Bay. It is very easy to walk everywhere in West End that you might want to go. I haven't ever taken the water taxi from Halfmoon to West Bay but I'm sure it is no problem. Yes, restaurants in the immediate area and West End. You'll be just fine.
Kristin R
Kansas City, Missouri
Trip recommendations...Roatan or Turks and Caicos (2 Replies)
Hello! We are researching destinations for a spring break trip next March...I am a teacher. We enjoy great beaches and off-the beaten path locales. Our hope is to rent a condo/house instead of staying at a resort. Has anyone been to, both, Roatan and Turks and Caicos? Can you compare the beaches for us? We stopped at Roatan for 1/2 day on a cruise excursion, and loved the clear water of West Bay Beach. How does Turks and Caicos beaches compare? Restaurant/grocery prices? Thanks so much for...More
April 24, 2015|
Response fromKristin R|
Thank you for your reply! It is appreciated!