A true Caribbean paradise, the island of Roatan in Honduras is an up-and-coming tourist destination that attracts millions of visitors throughout the year. While you can enjoy a variety of activities on the island including golfing, hiking, zip-lining, and visiting attractions such as the butterfly gardens, the biggest draw on the island are Roatan’s spectacular white-sand beaches with crystal clear waters and golden sunsets. Today, we will talk about the two of the most popular beaches on the island: West Bay Beach and Half Moon 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 the longest 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 fishes, its best to go on the West Bay Beach Snorkeling tour. Some of the other activities on the beach include parasailing, fishing charters, and scuba diving. The great thing about the 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 offers spectacular sunset views from its many beachfront bars and restaurants.
Half Moon Bay:
Conveniently located in West End, Half Moon Bay 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. When it comes to facilities, expect to find showers, restrooms, and all the other necessary beach amenities. 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 Tour 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, as well as free beach access with sun loungers.
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