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“The water I've only dreamed about came true!!”
Review of Tabyana Beach

Tabyana Beach
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US$45.00*
and up
Customizeable Best Of Roatan Island Tour
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Wow!!!What can I say??We were on a cruise on the Norwegian and chose this beach as an excursion. So happy we did! The water was the most beautiful color I have ever seen. The snorkeling was amazing right from the beach as the coral reef was so close to shore. We saw so many fish.There are plenty of lounge chairs. Some in the sun and some in the shade. A meal was included in our excursion, which was very good. The fresh pineapple was the best I ever had in my life. It puts the states to shame.As Arnold says "I will be back"!! (the only drawback was that there were many vendors, but I think they weren't allowed to hit you up to buy something if you were in the lounge chairs).

3  Thank beachcruizer77
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

This was excursion through Carnival Cruise lines. The beach area was amazing and the bartenders were some of the best. The atmosphere was relaxed from the moment you arrive. You are greeted by a friendly staff member who points out everything you need from the bathroom to the bar to the gift shops restaurant and of course the beach. You relax and they bring you whatever you want. Even if you didn’t pay ahead for snuba or parasailing you can still pay right at the beach and prices are great. Just relax or just step off the beach and it is some of the best snorkeling I have ever experienced in just a few feet of water. Fish, coral, even a baby octopus was feeding in the area. I’ve never seen an octopus in the wild before. It was a great experience! We brought our own snorkel gear and it was so wonderful.

3  Thank LarryG77
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

If you like to sit in the sun, relax under shady palm trees, love to snorkel or do any other beach fun, it's all right here. They have a covered area with plenty of tables and benches. If you're on a Princess shore excursion you'll enjoy the very nice Bar BQ lunch. This beach has it all. When you walk onto the smooth, clean beautiful white sand beach, it's so picture perfect. When you choose a lounge chair a security person will approach you and assure you that you can leave your belongings on your lounge and he/she will be watch over them while you enjoy your time on this beautiful beach. Snorkeling? PERFECT. Go left when you enter the beach area and within 10 feet from the shoreline, the coral is absolutely unbelievable, the variety of fish is too many to count and you'll be greeted by friendly fish circling your legs and they seem to escort you to the best viewing places! Do NOT hesitate to go on this excursion. If you're wondering about going there on your own. DO IT! Even with a cruise line excursion being there, there is plenty of room. Just can't say enough of how great this beach is. Just go!!!! You won't be disappointed.

6  Thank carl62missouri
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

Beautiful while powdery sand. Nice vegetation and water with shades of turquoise and blue colours. Excellent for snorkelling. It can get busy during cruise ship months but the beauty makes up for it.

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Reviewed 26 January 2013 via mobile

Stopped at Roatan at Mahogany Bay with Carnival. We did not book an excursion through the cruise line, but rather opted to sleep in and watch a cab to the famed Tabyana Beach. We found tour taxi (the folks in white shirts) who offered to take my family of four to Tabyana for $100 round trip. The woman advised for $10 per person once we got there we could get a beach chair and relax.

Once there our "guide" spoke with three places on the beach and she kept explaining they were full, even though we saw empty chairs. In reality she lied to us to get the fair but could not deliver on the beach chair deal, since everyone wanted $25 for their chairs and facilities. I got to the bottom if this issue only after speaking with resort owner. We paid him for our admission and wrist bands, and generally had a great time snorkeling just off the beach!

In retrospect I would book a Beach Break Tour through the cruise ship to avoid all the other local confusion. The beach was decent, but crowded from the three cruise ships in port that day. Snorkeling great, bathrooms well maintained, food and bar on site.

7  Thank Ladder43
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