Some 2km southwest of West End, towards the extreme western tip of Roatán, is the stunning white-sand beach of West Bay, fringed by coconut palms and washed by crystal-clear waters. There’s decent snorkelling at the southern end of the beach, though the once-pristine reef has suffered in recent years from increasing river run-off and the close attentions of unsupervised day-trippers.

From West End, it’s a pleasant 45-minute stroll south along the beach and over a few rock outcrops; alternatively, you can take one of the small lanchas that leave regularly from the jetty near West End Divers (US$3/50L each way; three-person minimum).

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