Well-known for its lush vegetation and pristine coral reef, Roatan is the largest island of the Honduras Bay Islands. It is home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, has some of the finest beaches in the Caribbean, and is an important eco-tourism destination. Besides chilling on the island’s inviting white-sand beaches, there are many interesting things to do in Roatan. Whether you wish to explore parks and wildlife, go snorkeling and horseback riding, or enjoy a fishing charter, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied throughout your stay on this fabulous island.
1 Snorkeling in Roatan
Roatan is without a doubt one of the best snorkeling destination in the Caribbean. Edged by a preserved coral reef and blessed with crystal-clear waters, the island offers an unforgettable snorkeling experience. Visitors will have an opportunity to snorkel alongside colorful fish and admire a large variety of marine life. Get ready to see colorful angelfish, green eels, sea turtles, and starfish. The good news is that you don’t need to go snorkeling on your own, as there are many Roatan excursions available such as Roatan Snorkeling & West End Excursion, West Bay Beach Snorkeling Excursion, and Western End Snorkeling Excursions.
2 Fishing Charters in Roatan
How about sports fishing in Roatan? Thanks to the island’s deep waters, this is one of the most popular water activities on the island. Of course, there are many interesting fish in the sea that you can catch including barracuda, blue marlin, sail fish, mahi-mahi, and many others. Fortunately, you can go on a Roatan Fishing Charters with experienced local guides and have a memorable fishing experience. The excursion includes fishing with a professional captain, refreshments, transfer from the cruise ship port, and half a day of fishing while enjoying the peace and quiet of the island’s deep blue waters.
3 Hiking in Roatan
Travelers who wish to stay dry will be happy to hear that there are many hiking trails on the island. After all, Roatan is home to a lush tropical rainforest and has many rolling hills that offer spectacular views of the ocean. The best way to experience the island’s tropical nature without getting lost is by joining a Roatan Hiking Excursion where you can meet fellow tourists and enjoy a scenic walk. Once you are finished with the hike, feel free to check out West Ends public beach and beachfront bars.
4 Canopy Zip Lining in Roatan
To get your adrenaline going, try canopy zip-lining while staying on the island. This is an excellent activity for travelers of all ages and safety is guaranteed. So, what’s so great about canopy zip-lining in Roatan? Besides the obvious adrenaline rush, travelers have an opportunity to enjoy magnificent views, spot local wildlife, and explore the jungle canopy. The Canopy Zipline Tour & West End Excursion offers an exciting canopy zip-lining experience and transportation to one of the best beaches in Central America, the famous Half Moon Bay Beach.
5 Bar Hopping in Roatan
If the beach and the water activities are not for you, and you feel like mingling with fellow tourists and checking out some of the island’s best bars. There are organized bar hopping tours such as the Roatan Bar Hop which includes a visit to the best beachfront bars in the Western End of Roatan. One of the truly great things about Roatan is that it’s home to many excellent beach bars where you can unwind with a refreshing drink.
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