Visiting the island of Roatan can be an unforgettable experience. This Caribbean paradise is blessed with some of the finest beaches in the world, making it one of the top cruise ship destinations in Central America. For many travelers, the weather is one of the key factors when deciding where to go on vacation. Fortunately, Roatan boasts plenty of sunshine throughout the year and you can visit the island all year long. Of course, like every other island in the Caribbean, Roatan has its busy season and months when there are not than many tourists on the island.
Weather in Roatan
The weather in Roatan is usually great and only varies by 8 degrees. May and September are probably the best months to visit Roatan since the weather is great and the island is not overcrowded with fellow tourists. If you wish to visit the island at the peak of its season, consider booking a ticket during the holidays such as New Years and Christmas. During this time of year, you will see many American tourists on the island. Travelers who wish to explore Roatan in December and January should keep in mind that it’s best to book accommodation and tickets at least 2 months ahead, as the island gets extremely busy. Mid or as some like to call it shoulder season lasts from June to August. It’s also a good time to visit the island, as there are fewer tourists and the weather is also nice. This time of year is also great for booking tours on the island which are plentiful.
Temperature in Roatan
As it is expected from a Caribbean island, Roatan has a tropical climate with plenty of sunshine. The hottest months are June, September, and August when the temperature is around 90.6°F (32.6°C). During this time of year, the temperature rarely drops below 78.5°F (25.8°C) even at night.
Beat the Crowds when Visiting Roatan
Many tourists wish to enjoy the island’s sandy beaches and take advantage of water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving without having to be close to thousands of other tourists. Some travelers wish to save cash on accommodation and find good deals on various Roatan tours like West Bay Beach Snorkeling and Best of Roatan Island Tour. May and late August are ideal for visiting the island. It is right before the rainy season, but outside December and January when cruise ships start visiting Roatan more frequently.
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