A mostly residential area, Sandy Bay also has a few resorts, such as Anthony's Key Resort, where you can swim with dolphins, as well as a hostel, Roatan Backpackers' Hostel. There are also a few restaurants such as The Blue Parrot, The Beach Grill at Blue Bahia, and Tranquil Seas. Octopus Divers is in Sandy Bay if you would like to do diving. The Carambola Gardens is located in Sandy Bay as well.
The Sandy Bay beach gives easy access to beautiful snorkeling, which is about a 200-meter swim from shore.