West Bay Beach

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West Bay Beach
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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 other outfitters leave directly from the beach so starting your water-based activities is easy and convenient.
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Deborah K
Carbondale, CO49 contributions
Dec 2021
Cruise ship people come here and it gets really crowded when the hoards come from often more than one ship. The reef is needing some help as too many uninformed people don't keep their hands and feet off the reef. There are so many great restaurants on the beach. People like to hang out in the water near shore drinking cocktails and the kids are fun to watch building sand castles etc. Best time to avoid the crowds is April and May or 6:30am til 10am. Diving has gone up in price as well as the cost of meals out. Happy hour is still great time to have inexpensive drinks. Sunsets are amazing!
Written January 29, 2022
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richard b
Philadelphia, PA29 contributions
Feb 2020
When went on a cruise to Honduras and a few other island. I just want to say the island is beautiful and the west bay beach is awesome. When you arrive in Honduras and dock at the port leave the ship and go to the vendors which are outside the port . There will be 20 vendors or so that's when all the wheeling and dealing start everyone wants your business. We spoke to two vendors and they kept lowering their prices we wanted a tour of the island via mini bus because we had 11 people in our party we also wanted to go to the beach for the day. The vendor also suggested going to the monkey park which we also did. So we went to some shopping places to the monkey zoo which cost $10.00 to enter which was well worth the entrance fee. You get to see monkey ,sloth,parrots, butter flies and hummingbirds in a sanctuary and you can hold all of the. Then we got back on the bus and went to west bay which was beautiful and checked the beach out and went shopping .We paid $20:00 per person and tipped our tour guide at the end who gave us information about everything on the island also everything is cheap and negotiable.
Written March 9, 2020
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Tyrant37
San Francisco, CA88 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
The beach is flawless. Crystal clear water and warm. The west bay is naturally more expensive to eat compared to the west end but that’s expected. I recommend swimming closer to grand roatan resort as there are tons of fish and reefs to see and the food at that resort is also really good.
Written July 23, 2021
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Christine T
Thornton, CO137 contributions
Jan 2022
You can swim out to the coral reefs from the beach to snorkel. Lovely assortment for accommodations. Loaded with restaurants and bars. Evenings you find live music at numerous places from guitar/singers, violins, dj’s
Written January 6, 2022
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Michael G
Peabody, MA147 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We have been to rotan and went to tabayna beach which was beautiful. Our plan was to go there again but our driver suggested west beach so we went there. The beach was nice but not as nice as tabayna. When we got back on the cruise ship we noticed several small red bites on our legs, all 4 of us had bites. Don’t waste your time going to west beach I think the taxi drivers get some sort of commission if they bring you there plus tabayna is further away and they would rather not drive that far. Don’t let them convince you to go to west beach. I will not go to that beach again
Written March 16, 2020
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trinityboutin
Atlanta, GA120 contributions
Jan 2020
West Bay is a very popular beach on the island but for good reason. There are many resorts, restaurants, and attractions along this beautiful beach. It does get very busy on cruise ship days but that never hinders me, my friends, and my family from enjoying ourselves. I personally like to eat and sit at Bananarama in the middle of West Bay. I would also recommend snorkeling near Grand Roatán and jet skiing. It is also a good place to watch the sunset and is easily accessible during the day by car or water taxi from West End.
Written January 6, 2020
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Sasha Marquez
55 contributions
Feb 2021
Johanna is the best (she is a local) who gave me the best massage. Very interesting lady who knows her business. She makes the neatest and longest lasting braids and her massage is actually very serious matter. She certainly knew what she was doing.
Written March 19, 2021
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snodewd
Cambridge, Canada33 contributions
Dec 2019
Great place to relax and wind down. Water was clear and shallow so could walk out a long way out to another sand bar maybe 120 yards. No good snorkelling right off the beach but can get a local boat out to the reef by 20 min boat ride. Restaurant was extremely slow for anything ordered at the beach and usually forgot half the order when it finally arrived. We were off a cruise ship so when your time is limited you need fast service...better to wander up to the bar yourself and order what you want then bring it to your spot on the beach.
Written January 30, 2020
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Michelle
Del Mar, CA61 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We walked from Spash Inn down the beach to the Grand Roatan Resort for lunch on the last day of our trip. The beach was beautiful, and we saw many lovely resorts along the way. Next time when we are not diving in the afternoon, we will make a whole day of it and stop for cocktails at a few places. The walk is a nice example of the variety of resorts, bars and restaurants on the island, from casual and isolated to festive and hopping with beach activities. Lunch on the covered beach patio of the Iron Shore Restaurant was relaxing, and we caught a water taxi from Bananarama’s dock back to the Splash Inn . Will definitely make the trip again.
Written January 5, 2020
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thomjane
Parry Sound, Canada133 contributions
Feb 2020
We took the water taxi from West End to West Bay, which cost 3 dollars. Great snorkeling off the beach as the reef is really close. Only drawback is that there is very little shade on the public beach strip that you can access. The rest is owned by a big hotel. And if it happens to be when a cruise ship is in it can be really packed. Good for a snorkel and then go have lunch somewhere along the beach.
Written February 25, 2020
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