West Bay Beach
West Bay Beach
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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.
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  • Antonio C
    30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marcus
    Went for the day to west end beach off our crusie ship, didn't like all the hassling over a cab from locals. Until Marcus (Serafin Marquez) tool us to west end beach, just me and my wife. He stayed with us for the whole thing, leaving us alone when wanted to and there when we needed him. Made sure nobody bothered us. If you go to Roatan go to beautiful west end beach or find Marcus he was really a kind man.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • cito2
    Lexington, South Carolina26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful waters
    West bay and Roatan was great. Before our trip we we always stock up and our travel gear from traveladdicts.shop . In Roatan be mindful that “winter” is there rainy season so it will rain. Also there are many people in mopeds and motor bikes that wip around you. When you get to west bay beach be prepared for the beach peddlers they are relentless.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Angie E
    Waverly, Iowa13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snorkel the wall! Once you find the wall, snorkel it! Loved seeing conch shells on the floor, colorful fish.
    Snorkel the wall! Once you find the wall, snorkel it! Loved seeing conch shells on the floor, colorful fish. Go when tide is lowest for best snorkel views. Stayed at west end and took $5 water taxi to the beach. Unfortunately bad weather kept water taxis from running so grabbed a car taxi to get back to west end. (Glad we stayed at West End because West Bay is even more touristy.)
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 January 2024
  • okcm144
    Oklahoma68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience at West Bay Beach
    3 couples on this self guided excursion from Princess Cruise ship. I contacted Larson Bodden via email for the trip to West Bay Beach. He was the BEST! Every contact was very professional, and quick. We met him outside the walk through entrance that goes to the street at the port. This was the only area that was questionalble about safety. He/We found each other by mentioning his name to the others that were there offering excursions. They all seemd to know him. He had a private van for 6 with air and good seating. The trip to and from the beach were uneventful and good. He even bought us beer and water on the trip to the beach. After arriving and getting us setup, we agreed on a return time and he left us in good hands. The entry cost included chairs and internet, but the umbrellas were $10. Yes you need the umbrellas and there are not enough for all, so get them asap. We all had a good time, and really appreciate Larson Bodden for the help. His contact is larsonbodden41@gmail.com. He and his son operate their business, so feel confidient in either person for your trip!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 January 2024
  • Penny K
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Day in Roatán!
    Very trustworthy & professional Business. First time I booked an excursion not with the cruise ship. I highly recommend Five Stars. Our tour guide & driver, Daniel was very accommodating & knowledgeable. It was an awesome day!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 February 2024
  • Mike D
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Larson Bodden transport on Roatan - excellent
    We met Larson Bodden on our way out of the port as previously arranged. Larson’s communications were excellent and he was really pleasant and told us all about his family. We walked a short way out of the port to his car that was clean, air-conditioned and in good order. We had arranged to go to Fosters at West Bay Beach and that turned out to be a good decision as it was a beautiful white sandy beach with crystal clear blue water with the reef some way off shore ( boat needed). We were asked by Larson for $20 each for the entrance fee to Fosters resort (although the wristband had $15 on it….bit of a mystery!?). The entrance fee covered the hire of sunbeds and use of showers and restrooms for the day. We pitched ourselves in front of the bar and then there was another $5 requested for each umbrella required….although we only needed 2 umbrellas as they were very large and most of us were in the water snorkelling anyway. Drinks at the bar were very reasonable ($4 for a Corona) although we didn’t try any food, it looked and smelled lovely and wasn’t expensive. After taking a boat out to snorkel the reef, that was a bit expensive at $60 each, we discovered that you could actually wade out to the reef from in front of the Infinity resort at the far end of the beach but it was very busy there and for us, snorkelling out over the main reef was a good experience (be aware getting back on the boat after snorkelling was not easy as the access ladder was rather makeshift!). We had negotiated the transport price up front and Larson was happy that we pay him on our return to the port. He charged $25 per person for the transport there and back, that seemed reasonable. Larson was very prompt to pick us up after our day at the beach and was a careful safe driver. Overall it was just what we were looking for and although the boat trip seemed a bit pricy it was overall good value for money. I was glad we made contact with Larson before we got off the ship and didn’t have to bother with the hordes of taxi drivers vying for customers at the port exit. I would very much recommend Larson, but just ensure you fix all the prices before you commit yourself! Also all payments were required in cash, so have plenty with you as it disappeared fast and there is no ATM at the resort. Thank you Larson, much appreciated.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 February 2024
  • dynaman
    Wimberley, Texas222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love being here
    This is my favorite beach in Roatan. Many great restaurants on the beach to pick from from bar food to fine dining. Cruise ships do bring customers to this beach in the day, but by 3pm most are gone. They help support the restaurants and after they leave you have the beach and business much less crowded and many run specials for the locals. Great snorkling also Many choices in lodging in easy walking distance or on the beach
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2024
  • meganwarr
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Larson Borden is an independent driver/ tour operator
    Larson Boden was awesome ! Answered be promptly , picked us up where he said he would , took us to a beach and picked us up to take us back to ship. Very nice, reliable and did not take us to every gift shop along the way. We wanted to go to a beach and that is where he took us. Fare is very reasonable. The beach was fine, a little touristy but not too crowded. We had chairs , umbrellas and beverages. Very nice day! Thank you Larson !
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2024
  • Nicole J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best beach and snorkeling!
    Absolutely beautiful beach with plenty of food places and beach chairs to rent. We made sure to go on a non cruise ship day as we heard it can get absolutely packed. Thursday and Friday morning was great- we walked alll the way down to the far west end to the wall- awesome snorkeling all the way out to the rock!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2024
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Renee R
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We won't be back here. Constantly harassed by the locals trying to sell you everything from snorkeling to massages to handmade goods. Couldn't enjoy the view of the beach because of the locals hanging out in front of the "ropes" where they weren't allowed to pass. If you ventured to the water, you were fair game. Not enjoyable at all.
Written 13 May 2024
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Nicole J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful beach with plenty of food places and beach chairs to rent. We made sure to go on a non cruise ship day as we heard it can get absolutely packed. Thursday and Friday morning was great- we walked alll the way down to the far west end to the wall- awesome snorkeling all the way out to the rock!
Written 4 May 2024
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tobi t
Hope, ME52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We stayed at a place on this beach. Gorgeous sunsets, beautiful water when it's calm! Busy and active beach. Tons to do. Tons to see and eat and buy.
Written 6 April 2024
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meganwarr
Memphis5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Larson Boden was awesome ! Answered be promptly , picked us up where he said he would , took us to a beach and picked us up to take us back to ship. Very nice, reliable and did not take us to every gift shop along the way. We wanted to go to a beach and that is where he took us.
Fare is very reasonable. The beach was fine, a little touristy but not too crowded. We had chairs , umbrellas and beverages. Very nice day!
Thank you Larson !
Written 25 March 2024
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dynaman
Wimberley, TX222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is my favorite beach in Roatan. Many great restaurants on the beach to pick from from bar food to fine dining. Cruise ships do bring customers to this beach in the day, but by 3pm most are gone. They help support the restaurants and after they leave you have the beach and business much less crowded and many run specials for the locals. Great snorkling also Many choices in lodging in easy walking distance or on the beach
Written 23 March 2024
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blhum
Rochester, NY30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
After reading some positive reviews about Larson Bodden we decided to go with him off our cruise ship. My advice is beware and avoid this individual. Not only did he misrepresent himself regarding fees and costs. He referred us to an individual for snorkeling that had broken equipment that was meant for a child. Stay away!
Written 11 March 2024
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elisams29
Escondido, CA73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a lovely white sand beach with beautiful, crystal clear, turquoise blue waters and coral reef right off shore. Resorts and beach clubs provide chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, and snorkeling while locals offer hair braiding, massage, and local food.
Written 9 March 2024
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paula
Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Beautiful beach. Casual vibe with lots of activities. Unbelievable snorkeling off shore in calm waters. Lots of beach vendors and bars. The quintessential Caribbean beach!
Written 2 March 2024
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Mike D
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We met Larson Bodden on our way out of the port as previously arranged. Larson’s communications were excellent and he was really pleasant and told us all about his family. We walked a short way out of the port to his car that was clean, air-conditioned and in good order. We had arranged to go to Fosters at West Bay Beach and that turned out to be a good decision as it was a beautiful white sandy beach with crystal clear blue water with the reef some way off shore ( boat needed). We were asked by Larson for $20 each for the entrance fee to Fosters resort (although the wristband had $15 on it….bit of a mystery!?). The entrance fee covered the hire of sunbeds and use of showers and restrooms for the day. We pitched ourselves in front of the bar and then there was another $5 requested for each umbrella required….although we only needed 2 umbrellas as they were very large and most of us were in the water snorkelling anyway. Drinks at the bar were very reasonable ($4 for a Corona) although we didn’t try any food, it looked and smelled lovely and wasn’t expensive. After taking a boat out to snorkel the reef, that was a bit expensive at $60 each, we discovered that you could actually wade out to the reef from in front of the Infinity resort at the far end of the beach but it was very busy there and for us, snorkelling out over the main reef was a good experience (be aware getting back on the boat after snorkelling was not easy as the access ladder was rather makeshift!). We had negotiated the transport price up front and Larson was happy that we pay him on our return to the port. He charged $25 per person for the transport there and back, that seemed reasonable. Larson was very prompt to pick us up after our day at the beach and was a careful safe driver. Overall it was just what we were looking for and although the boat trip seemed a bit pricy it was overall good value for money. I was glad we made contact with Larson before we got off the ship and didn’t have to bother with the hordes of taxi drivers vying for customers at the port exit. I would very much recommend Larson, but just ensure you fix all the prices before you commit yourself! Also all payments were required in cash, so have plenty with you as it disappeared fast and there is no ATM at the resort. Thank you Larson, much appreciated.
Written 29 February 2024
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Chris
Independence, KY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Beautiful water and beach. Great place to relax, have dinner and drinks on the beach. The kids snorkeled right out from the beach and saw tons of marine life.
Written 27 February 2024
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