A true Caribbean paradise, the island of Roatan in Honduras is an up-and-coming tourist destination that attracts thousands of visitors each month. While you can enjoy a variety of activities on the island including golfing, hiking, zip-lining, and visiting attractions such as the botanical gardens, the biggest draw on the island is Roatan’s spectacular white-sand beaches with crystal clear waters and golden sunsets. Today, we will talk about two of the best Roatan beaches for excursions on the island: West Bay Beach and Half Moon Bay Beach.
West Bay Beach
Located just two miles from West End, West Bay is well-known for its palm-lined beaches with turquoise waters. This beach has a long stretch of sand and offers everything from posh hotels and resorts to excellent swimming conditions. If you wish to go snorkeling on this magnificent beach and explore a vast array of marine life, its best to go on the West Bay Beach Snorkeling Excursion. Some of the other activities on the beach include parasailing, fishing charters, and scuba diving. The great thing about West Bay beach is that thanks to its size, it rarely gets overcrowded with tourists and you can always find a peaceful spot on the beach. It is also worth mentioning that West Bay Beach offers spectacular sunset views from its many beachfront bars and restaurants.
Half Moon Bay Beach
Conveniently located in West End, Half Moon Bay Beach is a lovely beach area where paddleboarders and snorkelers will have a good time. From submarine rides to kayaking and scuba diving, there is plenty to look forward to when chilling on this magnificent stretch of sand. Besides international travelers, the beach attracts a large number of local islanders on the weekends. In case you get hungry, the beach is home to dozens of excellent restaurants that serve both local and international cuisine. Snorkeling fanatics will be happy to hear that organized snorkeling tours such as Roatan Snorkeling & West End Excursion have good reviews and are worth going on. The good news is that most beach tours on the island include return transfers from and to the cruise ships.
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