Nestled in the cluster of the Honduras Bay Islands, in the popular tourist destination of the Caribbean Sea, is the island of Roatan. With its stunning stretches of white sand and ample opportunities for enjoyment, both off and on shore, from snorkeling and diving to dining and dancing, the island of Roatan offers a delightful destination for escapism and excitement.
Relatively undiscovered until the beginning of the 21st Century, Roatan has since become a staple of the Caribbean cruise liner routes – bringing more and more visitors and tourism to the island itself, meaning that today’s tourists are better catered to on the island of Roatan than ever before.
As a result, a visit to the island of Roatan can be easily tailored to meet the varying tastes of travelers, with something to suit all styles of visitor from the intrepid explorer to the fun-seeking family. Choose a visit to historic Port Royal, originally an English pirate settlement, or opt to soak up the atmosphere at bars, restaurants, and music venues of West Bay.
Spend a day kayaking through the island’s amazing mangroves, tour the island of Roatan on a hired scooter, or take a horseback ride along one of the beautiful beaches.
Animal lovers can also take the opportunity to dive with dolphins or even spend some time at French Harbor’s famous Iguana Farm, while the butterfly center at Carambola Gardens is a favorite for vacationing visitors of all ages.
For fans of the outdoors, there are opportunities to enjoy some stunning geology in the natural caves at Helene or the ghost islands of Pigeon Cayes. Thrill seekers can ride a zip line through the canopy of the island of Roatan’s jungle landscape or tour the island’s spectacular Caribbean coastline on a superfast speedboat.
With direct flights heading to the island of Roatan from major US and Canadian airports, as well as access over the water by ferry or catamaran from Honduras itself, the island of Roatan is easily accessible and offers unrivaled opportunities for an alternative Caribbean break.