A GEM IN THE CARIBBEAN
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. Along the way, you’ll spot signs pointing away to picturesque hamlets like the expat community of Politilly Bight and Jonesville, a small fishing village which was established way back in the 1800s.
ROATAN'S EAST END BEACHES
Unlike the West End of Roatan, the beaches on the East End of the island are mostly deserted, and one of them is almost two miles long. The resorts are simple, rustic and few and far between. Roatan's electrical grid didn’t arrive to the east end until 2009. When island residents want to escape the hustle and bustle of the West End, many come to Camp Bay for a bite to eat and to remind themselves what a magnificent place Roatan is.