Roatan At-A-Glance

Roatan At-A-Glance

ROATAN AT A GLANCE

After launching a service project to serve the community of Roatan through online efforts (like this forum), our team was faced with resistance by members of a long-standing establishment who have their minds set on doing things “a certain way.” - The video serves as a reminder that progress and achievement are possible through hard work and dedication and that a loving pen can be mighter than a swinging sword!

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How to choose the right Scuba Shop

How to choose the right Scuba Shop

WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?

It is essential to understand your priorities. In other words, know which amenities matter most important to you. Do you care more about the cost per dive? Group discounts? Commute to and from the dive shop? Night diving options? Show dives in Roatan? Do you prefer large groups or smaller groups? What part of the island does the dive shop frequent most often? Do you want to dive with a dive professional in Roatan or do you want your dive to be guided?

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Jonesville Point Marina (Trico Bar & Grill)

Jonesville Point Marina (Trico Bar & Grill)

THE MARINA & THE GRILL

JONES POINT MARINA is located in the very beautiful and protected bight of Jonesville on the east end of Roatan. The surrounding community consists of decades of island families and local fisherman. Across from the marina you can see the big shrimp and lobster boats when they are not at sea. We are a small, private marina resort. Situated on just over a half acre. The marina is secluded, but accessible from land or water.

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Roatan East End

Roatan East End

ROATAN's EAST END

Roatan’s East End is an island living the way it used to be. The region is sparsely populated and features lush forests, cattle ranches, fishing villages and some of the island’s most interesting and off the beaten path resorts and restaurants. The journey begins just outside the town of French Harbor when you pass through a quaint ramshackle village with represents the gateway to the East End. A well-maintained mountaintop road meanders some 15 miles across the central spine of the island and offers stunning views of both the northern and southern coasts of Roatan. 

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Roatan's Geography

Roatan's Geography

ROATAN'S GEOGRAPHY

This page will be an orientation of the island of Roatan and its geography. Roatan is located a short, two to a two-and-a-half-hour flight that lands directly on the island, from Houston, Miami, and Atlanta on United, American and Delta Airlines. There are also direct flights seasonally from Canada and Europe. Isla Roatan is the largest of 62 islands and keys that make up the Bay Islands of Honduras. Roatan is approximately 35 miles long and is two and a half miles wide at its widest location. 

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Roatan Marine Park

Roatan Marine Park

ROATAN MARINE PARK

This Marine National Park has an estimated area of 47,152.49 ha. The area distribution, previously described, houses one of the most extensive coral formations of the Caribbean. And in particular, the Marine Park includes the southern end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (SAM), as well as areas with corals that harbor large and diverse numbers of vertebrates and marine invertebrates. 

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International Fishing Tournament

International Fishing Tournament

ROATAN ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT
Roatan's International Tournament has grown in popularity and prestige. It's grown in popularity because it is a catch and release tournament which has proven to yield large catches year over year as fish have the opportunity to grow older and large over the years. The tournament has grown in prestige through an ongoing relationship with the IGFA, Billfish Foundation.

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Roatan's Garifuna People

Roatan's Garifuna People

ROATAN'S GARIFUNA PEOPLE

The Garifuna people have lived in Central America since April 12, 1797. They speak the Garifuna language. Most speak English today as well as Spanish. Most of the Garifuna people live along the Cost of Honduras in places like Trujillo, La Ceiba, Tela, Puerto Cortes and other costal towns on the northern Caribbean Coast of Honduras. There are also smaller populations in Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, Grenadines, and Saint Vincent. There are also many Garifuna people living inside the continental Untied States primarily in the major urban cities like New Orleans, Houston, Seattle, & New York City. 

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Personal Journey to Roatan

Personal Journey to Roatan

WHERE IS ROATAN?
The question I'm  most frequently asked is “where's that?” and my response is always the same “it's a little island off the mainland of Honduras.” Then, still, there is a blank look, "like why there?" - So here is a brief insight into the why and the where about Roatan...

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Roatan Taxi Services, explained.

Roatan Taxi Services, explained.

ROATAN TAXI SERVICE GUIDE

The worst thing a traveler can do when traveling to Roatan is to show up unprepared. It's both a safety tip and a good practice to know the going rate of taxi rides before visiting Roatan. Taxi drivers are unregulated, and if they smell an uninformed traveler, they'll have not problems asking you to pay a premium. 

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