Roatan, Honduras offers some of the best beaches in all of Central America. The waters surrounding the island are crystal clear, almost perfectly calm, and on average are a balmy 80 degrees Fahrenheit. They offer perfect conditions for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, or diving. While there are dozens of beautiful beaches to choose from, we think the following beaches offer visitors to Roatan a little something special.
West Bay Beach/Tabyana Beach, Roatan
Considered the best beach on the island, West Bay Beach aka Tabyana Beach is the perfect beach to spend the day. There’s excellent diving located just 70 feet from the shore that offers an incredible coral wall. There are numerous dive shops on the beach where you can get certified, or to rent gear and head out if you are already a pro.
West Bay is also home to one of the best shore snorkeling locations in the Caribbean. The water here is especially clear and shallow, and offers a variety of coral and sea life.
West Bay Beach also offers live music to dance to, volleyball nets, lounge chairs, and showers. Once your belly starts growling, you can head to the various beachside restaurants and bars.
West End Beach, Roatan
The West End is where most of the action happens on Roatan. The beach here is lined with bars offering live music, and numerous restaurants featuring both local, and international, fare. Every amenity you could need is available only steps off the beach. There are dive shops, grocery stores, many little souvenir markets, and an internet cafe. The beach here is a favorite amongst the locals and offers some of the best variety and activity of any beach on Roatan.
Gumbalimba Park Beach, Roatan
This park is your one-stop spot for almost any activity you could imagine. The beach here offers powder white sand, and only 100 feet into the water lies unbelievably beautiful, and nearly untouched, reefs which are home to many sea creatures. You can either snorkel out to the reef, or rent one of the clear kayaks to get a great view of the fish. Also available in the park are zip-lining, a pool, a few small caves to explore, as well as a nature trail where you can see monkeys, macaws, and parrots.
The Guide includes:
- Roatan secrets only the locals know
- Hand-drawn maps to help you navigate West Bay
- Detailed information about the best resorts, restaurants, and activities
- Money saving tips for Roatan
- And MORE!