The lovely island of Roatan is situated between the islands of Utila and Guanaja. It stretches for about 60kms off the northern coast of Honduras and offers some truly breathtaking views to help you unwind and give you a taste of paradise. The two municipalities of the island include Jose Santos Guardiola in the east and Roatan in the west. Roatan is also quite near the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. It is the largest reef of the Caribbean, and second-largest in the world.
Largest Bay Island
Roatan – formerly called ‘Ruatan’, is one of the three Bay Islands of Honduras. It is the largest amongst the three, with awe-inspiring beauty and a wonderful tropical climate featuring lush green hills and white sandy seashores. The deep turquoise waters have a lot to offer to visitors. If you wish to travel around the island and visit the islands surrounding it, you can do so by air or by water.
There are a lot of fun activities that you can plan during your trip. If you are an adventurous and outdoorsy person, you can go diving to explore the beautiful underwater secrets hidden within the shimmering sea. You can also enjoy snorkeling, sailing and zip lining, as well as enjoying a nice swim alongside playful dolphins. If you are more of a nature lover looking to unwind and relax on your trip, there’s the option of fishing, taking long peaceful walks or hikes in the beautiful surroundings, and enjoying lazy afternoons on the shores while sipping on the famous Roatan drink – the Monkey Lala. Don’t forget to enjoy the delicious local delicacies that have multicultural influences. The nightlife of West End is all the rage. The street is lined with a variety of bars offering refreshing cocktails, as well as tasteful restaurants and cafés. You can also enjoy live music on the island and dance to the beat of rock and reggae music.
The eastern part of Roatan has three small islands passing through the mangroves. These are Barbareta, Morat and Pigeon Cay. These are also known as satellite islands. Smooth and well-paced roads can also directly take you to other wonderful destinations such as French Harbor, Oakridge, and Camp Bay.
You won’t have a problem with communication in Roatan as the majority of the people living on the island speak English. You can fly to the island via Manuel Galvez Roatan International Airport. The Galaxy Wave Ferry also comes back and forth the island twice a day if you wish to travel by boat from the mainland of Honduras.
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