Isla Roatan is the largest of three islands off the coast of Honduras in Central America. They are called the Bay islands of Honduras, being the other two Utila and Guanaja. The big island is the most populated and busy of the three, with its capital at Coxen Hole.
The Three Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras
The Bay Islands of Honduras
The Bay Islands have their own identity within the nation of Honduras. The islands were occupied mostly by the British and its Afro Antillean population speaks English fluently and some don’t even speak Spanish, the official language of Honduras.
They are called by many travel magazines as the Caribbean “Best Kept Secret”, because mass tourism has not yet discovered them. But on our last visit a year and a half ago to Roatan we noticed that they are slowly but surely growing in that direction.
In Roatan you will find some of the most pristine and best beaches in the Caribbean, with white soft sands and crystal clear waters.
Because of its many coral reefs, Roatan is heaven for scuba divers and snorkelers. The waters are so clean and calm that makes the visibility one of the best in the area.
Many cruises of the top cruise lines stop in Roatan as part of their Western Caribbean Islands itineraries. The cruisers enjoy a day of many shore excursions and beaches.
Roatan Beaches are typically Caribbean and Exotic
Things to do in Roatan Island
One of the Beaches of West End in Isla Roatan
They specialize in windsurfing beginners.
In the West End is a full PADI certified scuba diving center. Their classes as kept small for personalized service.
Tucked into one of Roatan's most beautiful gardens, Spa Baan Suerte is a peaceful sanctuary, truly a tropical paradise. Replenish your soul in this tranquil Caribbean setting where the naturally restorative power of the islands allows you to bring your life into balance.
As mentioned Roatan beaches are unique. This one is also a diving paradise. There are many restaurants in the area.
Expect this beauty on the Underwater Museum Roatan
For more information visit Roatan Tourism Website
A Typical Sunset on Isla Roatan Honduras
A visit to Bay islands Honduras is quite an experience. These three little sisters are different from each other and a visit wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the smallest ones of Utila, the smallest and closest to the mainland and Guanaja the highest and wildest of the three.
Rotan is an undiscovered jewel waiting for you in the Western Caribbean. Think of it for your Caribbean Honeymoon. It is an ideal Romantic Caribbean Vacation.
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