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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
Incredible Experience
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
Donna_G, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Roatan

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!!!
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
2nd time here
Egidio_C, Dec 2019
Shore Excursion: Roatan Paradise West Bay Beach with Lunch
I just want to inform you that my transportation never showed up . I hand to resort to taking a taxi from the port to Paradise West Bay Beach at an additional cost of $30.00 . The resort provided transportation back to the port. This was my second time at this beach and each time was a wonderful experience . The lunch was certainly satisfactory and the beach accommodations were great. ( lounge chairs & umbrellas)
star-4
Very nice break.. Great food and...
Kenneth H, Sep 2018
Shore Excursion: Roatan Paradise West Bay Beach with Lunch
Very nice break.. Great food and drinks. Beach is clean and good for all ages.. Service is a bit slow, but worth the wait. We are not in a hurry anyway, RIGHT?
star-5
This is an awesome tour.The monkeys...
Robert R, Feb 2018
4-to-5 Hour Cultural Sightseeing Tour, Optional Monkeys/Sloths & West Bay Resort
This is an awesome tour.The monkeys and holding a sloth were the highlight of my trip.Bananarama beach was very clean .
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
Felt shortchanged!
tutu, Feb 2020
Zipline, Optional Monkeys/Sloths/Macaws Visit & West Bay Beach Resort: Roatan,HN
I gave this a 5 star because it is a wonderful excursion; however, our tour guide returned us to the ship 1 1/2 hours early which we did not want or request. We were expecting another hour on the beach. It was quite disappointing to have the beach portion cut short when she had told us we would return to be on the ship at 3:30.
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
Rainy day
, Jul 2018
4-to-5 Hour Cultural Sightseeing Tour, Optional Monkeys/Sloths & West Bay Resort
It was a nice tour west bay beach is nice but it rained on our parade still enjoyed the beach food was good
star-5
SUPER TRIP
edgar2183, Aug 2019
Roatan Beach Break at Infinity Bay Resort
excellent service from start to finish . request tour guide Ashley, she is the best, amazing beach, amazing place , recommend 100 %
star-5
Us gals had fun!
Jessica_M, Feb 2020
Zipline, Optional Monkeys/Sloths/Macaws Visit & West Bay Beach Resort: Roatan,HN
My girlfriends and I had such an amazing time! The staff made the experience. One of my guests had a torn ACL injury and they were so understanding and patient with her. They were fun, lively and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this experience.

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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