recommended West EndWest End is one of a handful of villages on Roatan; it's a charming place with sand roads, homey open-air restaurants, laid back bars, and two small but nice beaches. It also is favored by expats, who ... read morerun many of the inns, eateries/bars, and dive shops in town.
recommended West BayWest Bay is one of the best beaches in Roatan--great because it's gorgeous and has wonderful snorkeling, not-so-great because it can get packed with both daytrippers and overnight visitors. Get there ... read moreearly to stake out a good spot!
recommended Native SonsI've dived with a bunch of different shops on Roatan over the past decade, and I've consistently had the best experiences with Native Sons. It's been around forever, it's owned and run by a local, the ... read moregroups are small, the boats are modern and well-equipped, and the instructors always make me feel very comfortable in--and out--of the water. The other thing I really like is that every time I've used this shop, I've seen the owner working the desk or heading out on a boat with a group of divers.Liza Prado
This is a great dive/snorkel shop, based in West End.
- CoCo View ResortCarretera Pavimentada, French Harbour, Hondurasrecommended CoCo View ResortJosh Goldman
By chance are you a scuba diver? Roatan is an astounding destination for scuba diving, but even if you're not a diver, you can go to any of the good dive shops at the resorts and asked for an hour snorkeling tour. Coco View has great diving/snorkeling right off the beach.