The Bay Islands
Three Main Islands
The Bay Islands consist of the three islands of Roatan, Guanaja, and Utila. Smaller islands also belong to the Bay Islands, these smaller islands are Barbareta, Morat, St. Helena, plus 53 cays. These form a small archipelago which lies along the world’s second largest barrier reef. Roatan is its jewel, and the largest at 45 miles long and about three miles wide. The island, which we know was discovered by Explorer Christopher Columbus in 1502, is the top of a granite mountain rising from the sea. This gives Roatan its lush, hilly landscape, which offers dramatic sea view vistas and some of the most exceptional home sites available in the Caribbean.
History of The Islands
While Roatan and the surrounding islands are now a part of Honduras, its colorful history has meant that the island’s culture feels a world apart. Roatan and the Bay Islands have been claimed at different times over the centuries by Spain and England. These islands were even, for a time, an outpost for as many as 5,000 pirates including the famous pirate Henry Morgan! Because of Roatan’s unique history, English remains the Islanders’ native language. Visitors also will find the island’s relaxed friendly ambiance to be more similar to the culture found on other Caribbean keys or islands such as the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.
Quality of Life
There is so much that awaits to be discovered in Roatan so come and let us show you around! The islands remain among the most affordable Caribbean islands regarding real estate and quality of living. We know that after just one visit Roatan and the Bay Islands will become one of your favorite places in this world too!
Roatan and its neighboring Bay Islands are among the most beautiful destinations in the all the Caribbean. These lush, tropical islands enjoy the very comfortable year-round tempered weather, averaging 80°F, and boast of white-sand beaches, lush landscapes, exceptional water sports, a great standard of living, and friendly locals.
Travel to The Bay Islands
FROM THE U.S. AND CANADA
Non-stop flights are available Dallas, Miami on American Airlines; from the city of Atlanta via Delta Airlines; and from Houston (IAH) on United Airlines.
From Canada, Sunwing and AirTransat offer direct flights from Montreal or Toronto straight to Roatan.
FROM CENTRAL AMERICA
You can also fly direct from El Salvador on Avianca Airlines; from Belize City on Tropic Air; and from the Grand Caymans on Cayman Air.
Alternatively, it’s easy to reach Roatan from Honduras’ main cities: Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. From either of these large international airports, you’re just quick flight away on airlines such as SOSA or CM airlines from the Bay Island through several domestic airlines such as SOSA & CM Airlines.
There is also the large & very comfortable ferry service that operates daily from La Ceiba.