The island of Roatán, founded as a municipality of Honduras in 1872, is the largest island in the department of the Bay Islands and current head of the department. Home not only to 78,000 inhabitants but to a great variety of plants, animals and the second largest reef in the world: the Mesoamerican system.
It is thanks to its natural beauty that Roatán is considered one of the most popular and visited tourist destinations worldwide; It was given the 15th position in the ranking made by Tripadvisor of the main destinations in the world in 2017. Roatan is considered to a blessed gem of the Caribbean, rare to be in path for natural disasters.
We are 1 of the 3 ‘Bay Islands’ that belong to Honduras. Stretching 60 km long. Roatan is divided into 2 parts East & West governments. The substantial differences between the East and the West would be population, convenience, and lifestyle.
As the largest generator of tourism in the country, Roatán has a large number of activities and tourist places.
Some of the places that one must go to visit while in Roatán are West Bay beach, Big French Key, Gumbalimba Park, The Roatan Rum Company, Roatan Chocolate Factory, Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hang Out, Manawakie Park, Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails, Anthony’s Key Resort, West End, French Harbor and many others.
Some of the most famous activities and events are snorkeling, dolphin shows, dolphin / shark swim, glass boat ride, canopy tours, Roatán International Fishing Tournament (September), Garifuna Carnival (April), Pirate Fair of Jonesville (June-July), Roatan International Shrimp Festival (June), carnivals the week of September 15 and Christmas on the beach (December). These and many other attractions can be found on this island paradise.
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