Where to Stay?
Roatan Accommodations in West Bay

There are many good places to choose from, some better than others. Here is a short list of locations for you to consider. 


What to Do?
Roatan Little French Cay

There are many things to do in Roatan. And not every choice is that obvious. We'll help you plan your activities


Where to Dive?
Tiger Whale in Roatan and Utila

Roatan offers world-class scuba diving. Not all dive shops are made equal. Here are the 5-star operators we recommend. 


Roatan Overview

LOCATION: Roatan is located in the heart of the Caribbean, just north of Honduras. Roatan is part of a chain of islands known as the Bay Islands. Roatan is the largest of these islands, and it is home to some of the world's best scuba diving. Until recent cruise liners started to port in Roatan, the island was not visited by large amounts of tourist outside of the diving community. Roatan has a very "local" feel to it, and you're more likely to find yourself around locals than you are around tourist from other countries. Now, things are changing quickly in that visitors outside of the diving community are growing in numbers. Roatan now offers a variety of vacation rentals, water sports and onshore excursions to satisfy even the most well-traveled tourist. 

POWER GRID: Electricity is still expensive in Roatan as power is generated via diesel turbines. Roatan's population is too small to justify a large energy investment. You won't find large hotel chains in Roatan island because the energy supply is limited. But what you'll find instead are hotels and bungalows which are privately held and offer excellent customer service to visiting tourist. 

PEOPLE: Roatan's population is concentrated on the western side of the island. Some of its oldest residents, the Garifuna people, have settled in smaller villages throughout the Roatan island, including Punta Gorda. Isla Roatan sits on the second largest Barrier Reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The island can be fished year around, and Scuba Diving is done year around. 

ACTIVITIES: Isla Roatan is a Mangrove Paradise. Tours are available whereby a local guide will navigate you through narrow waterways in crystal waters and Mangroves on each side. Roatan island also offers some of the world's best snorkeling because its northern shores (West End & West Bay) are protected from the wind, and its waters are tranquil and clear. It is no accident why the skin-diving world championships are routinely held in Roatan. 

 

 
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ROATAN NOTES:

Roatan was first a fishing town. It then became a scuba capital of the Caribbean. Its always offered its guest rum based drink called "Guifity" found only in Roatan, and its always been a memorable and special island. Come join us. You've come to the right place to learn all there is to know about Roatan Island and its beautiful people. 

Roatan Factoids
Roatan Infographics
Fun Facts about Sea Turtles around Roatan
Roatan Turtles

Some of Roatan's most popular destination include: 
West Bay, West End, Coxen Hole, Punta Gorda, Jonesville, Sandy Bay, French Harbor, Flowers Bay, Mahogany Bay, Oak Ridge, Port Royal, Morat/Barbareta, Camp Bay, Milton Town

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