About Roatan

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Roatan is a lush, tropical island situated off the Caribbean coast of Honduras. The crystal clear Caribbean waters, thriving coral reef, and abundant marine life have been a well-kept secret of dedicated divers for many years. With an international airport and cruise ships making port calls, Roatan is now starting to be discovered by the rest of the world. This idyllic island can be reached via several direct flights from the U.S., Canada, or Central America.

Activities

Divers and non-divers alike can enjoy all the topside attractions of Roatan, such as beautiful white sand beaches, canopy tours, botanical gardens, horseback riding, sailing, flats fishing and deep sea fishing, iguana farm, and more.

World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef

The Mesoamerican barrier reef system that surrounds the island offers incredible snorkeling and scuba diving. We can also arrange dolphin swims and dives as well as shark dives through their respective providers. See our list of dive services and 10 favorite dive sites.

People

The friendly, smiling faces of Roatan include a mix of people. Garifunas are black islanders who speak English with a captivating Caribbean lilt. There’s a large Spanish-speaking population that has migrated from the mainland over recent decades. And you’ll meet many folks from a steadily growing population of expatriates from the U.S., Canada, and Europe who have opted to make Roatan their home.

Climate

The tropical temperature on Roatan is a balmy 80F on average, with the trade wind breezes cooling everything off when the heat rises, and the warm rain nurturing the island’s prolific plant life. The water stays at a pleasant range of 77 to 84F year-round. More details are in or our Diving in Roatan FAQ.

Bay Islands Yearly Event Calendar

January – New Year Celebrations
March – Bay Islands Triathlon
April – Semana Santa – Holy Week Celebrations (the week before Easter)
April 22 – Bay Islands Return to Honduras Anniversary
May – La Ceiba Carnival
June  – Roatan International Shrimp Festival
July – Utila Carnival
September – Roatan Fishing Tournament
September 15 – Honduran Independence Day
December – Christmas Festival

We fill up especially quickly during holiday periods (sometimes months in advance!) so make your reservation today.