Roatan Located thirty miles off the northern coast of Honduras and nestled within a chain of islands called the Bay Islands, travelers will find Roatan and Utila. Some call these tropical landmasses the last Caribbean frontier. Others refer to this area as a hidden paradise. Years ago, pirates including Henry Morgan called Roatan home. Today, a wide range of things to do make Roatan a unique destination for both adventure seekers and beach dwellers.
Things to do in Roatan:
- Wrestle a blue marlin to the deck of a fishing vessel. If you think stories of 700 pound blue marlin are tall tales, think again! A variety of fish for those interested in both deep-sea fishing (wahoo, sea bass, snapper, tuna, marlin) and flats fishing (tarpin, bonefish, permit, barracuda) litter the waters.
- Scuba dive or snorkel. Those seeking underwater adventure will find it while exploring the second largest corral reef in the world. Roatan is a premiere scuba diving and snorkeling destination, and its surrounding waters offer complex reef systems filled with an abundance of sea life.
- Golf a championship course created by a world famous, golf architect. Roatan boasts a one-of-a-kind, 18 hole, 72-par golf course, which offers fourteen holes with stunning ocean views. This golf course also happens to be created by the world-renowned, Pete Dye.
- Rest on white sandy beaches while dipping your toes in crystal clear, ocean water. Relax, listen to waves, splash around in the water.
- Get lost in ancient ruins. Peek into the past while exploring Mayan ruins with a day trip to Copan. Cobblestone streets lined with concrete stucco buildings, tile roofs, and some of the best high grown, organic coffee, help make the city of Copan unique.
- Stand face-to-face with exotic creatures. Discover sea turtles, lizards, iguanas, and manatees, all in their natural island habitats. Who knows, you may even spot a whale shark, the gentle mannered mammal is about the size of a school bus!
- Participate in an authentic cultural event. Depending on the time of year, visitors can experience island events such as the Garifuna Settlement Day Celebration.
- Embrace ecotourism. National parks, cloud forests, and botanical gardens can all be reached easily. Visit the local Arboretum & Hydroponic farm!
- Attend a Discovery and Investment Tour. If you want real answers to difficult questions about retiring or relocating to the Bay Islands, consider attending a Discovery and Investment Tour through RE/MAX Bay Islands.
- Enjoy excellent dining options. Take your taste buds on an adventure and try authentic Caribbean cuisine.
- Bird watch. Central America, which includes the Bay Islands, is a thoroughfare for migrating birds. Many unique birds can be found on the Bay Islands and parts of the mainland even boast over 350 different species of birds.
- Visit one of the largest stands of protected black mangroves. Black mangroves provide a home for fish, wildlife, and birds. In addition, they protect the coast.
- View the island from the air. Parasail or paraglide over the ocean and experience an entirely different view of the island.
- Take a day trip to La Ceiba. Fill your day with white water rafting on the Canjegal River. Depending on the time of year, rapids can reach Class V status.
- Observe the spiny backed iguana. The Bay Islands are the only place in the world you can see this little guy.
- Study butterflies. The island has one of the largest quantities of species of butterflies north of the Amazon River in South America.