Located on the World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef
Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands located about 40 miles (66 kilometers) off Honduras’ northern coast. It is situated in the western region of the Caribbean Sea.
The island has a mountainous backbone surrounded by warm Caribbean waters. The island is embraced by a portion of the world’s second largest barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second only in size to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. This provides calm, clear beaches for swimming and snorkeling, and many varieties of sea life.
Roatan is world renowned for its outstanding diving variety, clarity and diversity of sea life. Almost 800 different species of fish inhabit the reef system. Roatan is packed with options on land of on the water. You can visit magnificent beaches like West Bay (voted one of the top beaches in the world), get high in the treetops on a zip line adventure, visiting indigenous animal parks, swimming with dolphins, kayaking, paddle boarding or hiking tropical trails.
This hilly island is as picturesque as it is unspoiled. Islanders enjoy trade winds the majority of the year, which keep the temperature around 80°F (27°C). The warm climates are an ideal environment for the lush and exotic plant life found on the island. At 35 miles (58 kilometers) long and an average of 3 miles you can become familiar with most of the island fairly quickly.
Roatan has become recognized as a hot spot in the western Caribbean, gaining the attention of major cruise lines and luxurious intimate resorts, so we’re glad you’ve decided to visit this very special tropical paradise.