Roatán: a Honduran paradise with its own island airport
Honduras’s Islas de la Bahía is an archipelago composed of three islands, of which Roatán is the largest. Renowned for its proximity to the largest coral reef in the Caribbean, it’s ideal for diving. Travellers also book flights here for its beaches, tropical vegetation, conveniently located airport and numerous well-priced hotels and restaurants. Besides, Roatan is the world’s third most beautiful island, according to travellers on TripAdvisor.
The island of Roatán is known for its numerous white-sand beaches. West Bay is very popular, as are Sandy Bay and Anthony’s Key. All of these beaches are perfect for lounging in the sun.
Some of the most beautiful diving sites in the Caribbean are near Roatán. Some incredibly diversified marine life can be found here. Visitors can drift thanks to La Punta’s currents. The coral is in good condition with several species of fish meandering through it. At West End Wall different species of sharks can even be observed. At Pablo’s Place there are magnificent coral walls and an abundance of cylindrical sponges.
With the family
Young and old enjoy the dolphin shows at Roatán’s Institute for Marine Sciences, and can even swim with them. At the Carambola Botanical Gardens, tourists can view a great variety of exotic trees and plants. It’s also possible to climb to the top of Carambola Mountain, with iguanas and parrots as hiking companions thrown into the bargain.
On the Islas de la Bahía, near Roatán, nightlife revolves around the restaurants and the bars. One or two clubs have sporadically established themselves in Roatán.