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“Beautiful beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of West Bay Beach

West Bay Beach
West Bay, Honduras
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West Bay Beach Round-Trip Transportation from Roatan
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Owner description: 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.
Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Sand is white and water crystal clear and calm. You do have beach vendors here and at times can be bothersome. We just say no thank you and they are on there way. You can walk for a fairly long time on this beach. I find certain times of the week are busier due to cruise ships coming which will ruin this beach eventually. I know I like a quiet beach myself. Nice to see.

Visited March 2012
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Keosauqua, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach...great Snorkeling!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

White sandy beach, the reef comes right into shore...bars and restaurants for drinks and snacks...a good afternoon.

Visited February 2013
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selah, wa
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“So crowded and sooo many peddlers”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This beach is definently the tourist beach. And you have to pay for virtually everything. We got a $10 wristband when we came into the beach which supposedly gave you access to the particular resort's beach, use of thier restrooms, and either a beach chair or a free drink...not worth it, you can just walk onto the beach, lay out a towel and they cant do anything. Also they let anyone use the bathroom so we basically paid $10 for a beach chair. Also the peddlers and salespeople are just plain awful. They walk up and down the beach for hours so the same person will bug you every 5 minutes along with the 30 others. Most of them are children. Then when we tried to go snorkeling on the reef, securtiy guys on kayaks would blow a whistle at you saying the reef was only for excursion people and if you passed the invisible line, you would be removed from the beach. We walked down to the southern end of the beach which was much less crowded, not too many peddlers, and some snorkeling. If you stay along the rock cliff, theres alot of really pretty fish. There were some really big ones that wouldnt leave me (or my camera) alone which was cool. But honestly, im sure theres some better beaches.

Visited January 2013
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“Great beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Beautiful sand and water, plenty of places to eat, good snorkeling too. Water taxis are plentiful to take a ride to West End.

Visited January 2013
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Caslano, Switzerland
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“Penelope's Island Emporium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Penelope's Island Emporium is a professionally managed and attractively arranged store for jeweleries. Ms Penny Leigh displays a great deal of good taste and knowledge on the jewels she offers. There are many in every price range. She also actively supports artists on Roatán Island, among them a collector of plastic garbage on the beaches. After cleaning his finds, he weaves very colorful and original purses from these raw materials. You will not regret a visit of her store.

Visited January 2013
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