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West Bay Beach

West Bay Beach, West Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands

The Basics

West Bay Beach is one of the best spots on Roatan Island to spend a day relaxing in the sun or snorkeling. Adventurous travelers can also enjoy a range of water sports, including scuba diving and jet skiing. Those who’d prefer to stay dry can opt for a glass-bottom boat tour above the offshore reef.

Many of the resorts lining West Bay Beach allow visitors who aren’t staying overnight to use their facilities for a small fee. These day passes typically include access to a swimming pool, beach chairs, and showers and sometimes also include a credit for food or drinks.

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Zipline, Optional Monkeys/Sloths/Macaws Visit & West Bay Beach Resort: Roatan,HN
Zipline, Optional Monkeys/Sloths/Macaws Visit & West Bay Beach Resort: Roatan,HN
$38.47 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great excursion
Seeing and holding the Sloth, we did the no zip, but the beach time was great as well. Very friendly staff.
Thomas_H, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Roatan

star-5
Sloths and monkeys were amazing.
Maria_B, Jan 2022
ATV, Zipline, Optional Monkeys/Sloths/Macaws Visit & West Bay Beach Resort
Our tour guide was very accommodating. He was also good to keep us safe and explain things about the area.
star-5
Best excursion in Mohagany Bay
Nicole_W, Jan 2022
Mayan Jungle ATV, Optional Monkeys/Sloths/Macaws Sanctuary & West Bay Beach
The excursion was awesome!!!!!! The ATV experience was a fast paced ride (which is what our group of 10 requested) that took us through water puddles, hills, twists and turns. The sloths were the most cute and cuddly animals we have ever seen. The beach was breathtakingly beautiful with lots of chairs and local vendors. We would do this excursion again!!!
star-4
Excellent value, did not disappoint!
Sharri_M, Dec 2021
4-to-5 Hour Cultural Sightseeing Tour, Optional Monkeys/Sloths & West Bay Resort
This tour was an excellent value. Our guide was thoughtful and attentive, making sure we all had a good experience and were comfortable. The little "zoo" with monkeys , sloths and macaws is actually a rescue facility for these animals. We were very impressed by how health and happy the animals were and how well cared for they were. Betty was very patient with us and made sure everyone enjoyed their time there. Highly recommend Bodden Tours.
star-5
Very good experience!!!
Regina_H, Dec 2021
Zipline, Optional Monkeys/Sloths/Macaws Visit & West Bay Beach Resort: Roatan,HN
The experience with the zip line was phenomenal. The guides were very detail oriented and super friendly. You will have about 8 to 9 lines to zip across going up and back down total. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone.
star-5
Great day in roatan
oliver5dog, Dec 2021
Shore Excursion: West Bay Beach Round Trip Shuttle Bus
It was raining very hard when we started out so we were taken to a chocolate factory, rum distillery and got to the beach when the rain stopped. So nice to take us to a large grocery store on the way back to the ship.
star-4
Paradise
Pablo_R, Oct 2021
Shore Excursion: Roatan Paradise West Bay Beach with Lunch
Second time at this beach resort, it is perfect. Great service and the quesadillas were the best along with a beer or two
star-5
Incredible Experience
Donna_G, Oct 2021
Zipline, Optional Monkeys/Sloths/Macaws Visit & West Bay Beach Resort: Roatan,HN
Ziplining was amazing, but hanging with the sloths and monkeys was so cool. Incredible staff with 10 stars to our driver Victoria and our other guides Armando and Cesar…. Incredible experience
star-5
Everyone was friendly
garc7392, Jan 2020
Shore Excursion: Roatan Paradise West Bay Beach with Lunch
This was a great place beautiful and clean, friendly I didn’t like have to get there so early we were on the beach at 8 am! But I’m not a early person lol! Our driver to and from was excellent took his time no crazy driving. It did get a little crowded by the time we left at 1 but that happens at all beaches. I would do it again. Food was pretty good too. I wish we could have left at 8 though or 9.
star-5
Amazing private guide
Reece_L, Aug 2021
Shore Excursion: West Bay Beach Round Trip Shuttle Bus
This excursion was well worth the money. My girlfriend and I were met right outside of the pier by our driver, Steven. He was with just us the whole day and would take us wherever we wanted to go. We made a quick stop at the chocolate factory before heading to Bananarama. Once we got there, Steven helped us find a boat to help take us out to snorkel. While we were snorkeling, Steven watched our stuff. We got some very yummy drinks at the bar and then went out to snorkel for a bit on our own. We then got hungry, so Steven took us to a local lunch spot that he recommended. When we were done, he was happy to take us back to our ship. So worth the money. It was so nice to not have to worry about transportation/getting back to the ship on time, and our guide was amazing. I would 1000% do this again.
star-5
Best tour ever
Bonnie_F, Feb 2020
West Bay Beach Day & Snorkeling
Our tour guide, Johan Munoz, was great he gave us lots of stops for pictures. We have never had a guide to ourselves before. He gave us so stops we weren’t expecting. Sloths and Monkeys. If we get to come back here I would definitely use “REALDEAL Roatan Tours. If you get to request a driver go with Johan Munoz. You will not be sorry!
star-5
Great tour
Andrew P, Dec 2019
4-to-5 Hour Cultural Sightseeing Tour, Optional Monkeys/Sloths & West Bay Resort
The tour was great. The zoo was unbelievable with the monkeys and sloths and all the animals. After the tour, we went to the beach for 3 hours. The beach was great and the food and drinks were too. Ben, the tour driver, was great. Thanks Ben.
star-5
Jerry is the man!
Shari_M, Sep 2021
Zipline, Optional Monkeys/Sloths/Macaws Visit & West Bay Beach Resort: Roatan,HN
Our driver/guide Jerry was amazing! He was extremely knowlegeable and helped negotiate deals! We skipped the zip, but the sloth/monkey santuary was great with the most amazing popsicles. The beach was crystal clear!!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • West Bay Beach can get very crowded, so arrive early to stake out a space in the sand.

  • Don’t forget to pack a bathing suit, a beach towel, and reef-safe sun protection. You may also want to bring an umbrella for shade, if you’re not planning to use a local resort’s facilities.

  • There is no fee to access West Bay Beach.

  • Visitors can rent snorkeling equipment at beachside outfitters.

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How to Get There

West Bay Beach is on the west coast of Roatan. To reach the beach from West End Village, you can take a car or water taxi, both of which take about 10 minutes. The beach is roughly a 30-minute drive from Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport and the Port of Roatan cruise ship terminal.

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When to Get There

The best time of year to enjoy the beaches on Roatan, including West Bay Beach, is between March and May. Avoid the area when a cruise ship is moored, as it can get overrun with passengers.

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An Evening in the West End

For a romantic evening out in Roatan’s West End, start with cocktails and dinner at one of the restaurants at West Bay Beach, where the sunsets are often spectacular. Afterward, take a water taxi to West End Village, a popular spot full of restaurants, bars, and lounges, where you can enjoy live music, karaoke, and dancing.

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