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“Inexpensive Day at the Beach - Roatan”
Review of West Bay Beach

West Bay Beach
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US$30.00*
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Zipline, Monkey and Parrot watching plus Beach Resort Combo Tour in Roatan
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US$40.00*
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Shore Excursion: West Bay Beach with Lunch
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US$36.00*
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Snorkeling Tour from West Bay
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in West Bay
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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.
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We booked an excursion through Island Marketing, which was 1/2 the price of the ship's. When we exited the pier, we were met by an IM representative who assigned us to a guide to take us to West Bay. This lady took my wife and me in her personal car. We were taken to Banarama, which is just OK, and the reason I gave this outing only 4 stars. However, we were provided beach chairs and an excellent view of the ocean. Our guide stayed with us the entire time, and watched our things while we walked down the beach to the best snorkeling area. However, the day we were there it was rainy and the water was not as calm as usual. The snorkeling was OK, but not like we were expecting. On a brighter and calmer day it would probably have been better. Later, we snorkeled in Cozumel and had a much better experience. The local music and the provided "one drink" at the Facility were quite good. However, the changing area left something to be desired. All in all, it was good value for a day's outing. Other than tip, we paid $33 each.

1  Thank Larry G
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

The water on West Bay is swimming pool calm. This is a wonderful part of the island with a great beachfront and many offerings. Next trip we will explore a bit more but it would be hard to beat West Bay.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This beautiful beach has everything! Soft white sand, incredibly warm blue water and fabulous snorkeling right from the shore. It tends to get busy, especially on cruise ship days when the beach vendors seem to multiply, but a simple “no, thank you” will do if you’re not interested. There are so many delicious restaurants to eat at that you can choose a different spot every day. And nothing beats enjoying a happy hour cocktail while watching the sun go down.

Thank 2candream
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Not only is this beach beautiful with white sand & turquoise waters, there's so much character. Water taxis, pier, beach side restaurants, one evening during week..crab races, fire dancer at Bananarama. The "Banana Donut Man" cruises the beach, singing is banana donut song (good donuts too). Bands play at hotels while watching gorgeous sunsets. Must get a massage on the beach from Frances. She and her staff are great! Frances is located at end of beach near Grand Roatan Resort. Only $20 for 45 mins!! I gave her a tip too.The snorkeling is steps away from the shore and is amazing!!

5  Thank Joy H
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Water is calm (great for non swimmer like me) and water is clear. Great snorkeling place just walk over the end of West Bay. There are a lot of restaurant nearby so choices are awesome. Try the conch fritters.
Take Paddle board class with Anita (They were red shirts and she has braids). Her business is Roatan Paddle Sports. I'm a beginner and the class was great!

Thank sambuddi2u
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