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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Why do we Live?

Why do we Live?

HOW ARE WE SPENDING OUR TIME? 

It isn't about being in the "right place at the right time". Living out our dreams requires us also to know that we are there and that we must do something about it. We are required to take action. And taking action does not mean that one must do so irrisponsibly. It is entirely possible to break free and enjoy this world, this creation, as we were always meant to do. 

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Make informed decisions about Diving with Age

Make informed decisions about Diving with Age

Consider your age when Diving

A 72-year-old woman died on our beloved island of Roatan today. And while we don't have all the details, we know she was experienced, loved, and passionate about diving. As soon as I learned about the story, I started to consider the impact aging has on our diving carriers. It is an important consideration especially in the knowledge that we're living longer than the average life expectancy in 1935, which was 65 years of age back then. 

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Maple Leaf & Roatan

Maple Leaf & Roatan

The story behind the Chair

Be it a water down version of the "I Love NYC" motto, the "I love ROA" craze is alive and well in Roatan. 

The latest one to up the anti has been the Paradise Beach Hotel in West Bay, Roatan. They've retained the services of an able, 20-year, custom sign maker (The Maple Leaf Co) to build a giant chair and signage. The sign reads "I Love ROA". The "ROA", of course, comes from the first three letters in Roatan. 

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