diving

How to Visit Utila

Utila, the sister island to Roatan, offers much of what Roatan offers visitors, but on a quieter and smaller scale. If the hustle and bustle of Roatan is too much for you, check out neighboring Utila to truly escape the crowds, the cars, and the stress. Utila offers visitors the

Continue reading

sports

Roatan Sports

Whether you’re coming to Roatan on vacation or to move to Roatan permanently, you’ll be pleased to know that sports culture is alive and well on the island! And we don’t just mean watching it on TV at the bar…although you can do that, too. We mean getting out there

Continue reading

time

Real Island Time in Roatan

Tourists visiting Roatan never truly have enough time on the island. Whether you’re visiting for a day via cruise ship or for a week away from work, this island will be hard to leave. It’s often said that Roatan acts like a Vortex. People visit the island, and just never

Continue reading

luxury

Luxury Travel in Roatan, Bay Islands

There’s something about a Caribbean island that just looks and feels luxurious. The gossamer curtains blowing in the breeze, a white stone patio overlooking the azure Caribbean water, vibrant tropical flowers splashing color into the gardens. Luxury travel in Roatan is exactly as dreamy as you’ve imagined.

Continue reading

budget

Budget Travellers in Roatan

Roatan is the ideal Caribbean island destination for budget travellers. Many other islands in the region are more developed, with expensive hotel chains and overpriced tourist activities. Luckily, Roatan has stayed more under the radar in comparison. This gives budget travellers in Roatan more options.

Continue reading

deals

Roatan Deals and Discounts

Planning a vacation to a Caribbean island can look like it’s going to break the bank. While Roatan is already a very affordable island vacation, there are sometimes even deeper discounts you can take advantage of if you know where to look. Take advantage of these tips to finding Roatan

Continue reading

rentals

6 Tips for Choosing a Vacation Rental Home

When you start researching for your vacation to Roatan, you’ll have to decide what type of accommodation you want. If you choose a vacation rental home, you’ll find an overwhelming number of options spread over a variety of websites. So how can you possibly pick? Here are 6 tips.

Continue reading

resorts

Roatan Hotels and Resorts

Whatever your vacation style, you are guaranteed to find the perfect accommodation in Roatan. From high-class luxury to basic budget, Roatan hotels and resorts run the full range to accommodate every visitor. But it’s not only prices that differ among Roatan’s varied accommodations – there are vast differences.

Continue reading

getting

Get Around in Roatan

Roatan is a fairly small island in the Caribbean, but – like most Caribbean islands – the roads are winding and narrow. Even though places may only be a few miles apart, it can take you much longer to travel than it might back home. Keeping that in mind, here

Continue reading

drinks

Popular Drinks in Roatan

What’s a tropical island vacation without happy hour and local popular drinks? Well, in Roatan, you’ll find plenty of locations where you can kick back and relax with a cold drink in hand. Take a look through our happy hour guide for a few ideas, and check out these great

Continue reading

safety

Safety Tips for Roatan

Whenever you travel somewhere new, it’s a good idea to do some research ahead of time for safety information and advice from your destination. If you’re coming to visit us soon in the beautiful Caribbean, here are some tried and true safety tips for visiting Roatan. We hope you find

Continue reading

social

Roatan Social Media

When you plan your visit to Roatan, we know just how excited you are for your upcoming vacation in paradise. Until you get your own toes in the sand, you might want to start following some great Roatan social media channels for trip inspiration. You can take a look at

Continue reading

cemesa

Medical Facilities Roatan

A frequent question from visitors and potential expats is about the medical facilities in Roatan and medical care available on the island. There are multiple options available, from small clinics to a brand new, world-class hospital. If you are visiting Roatan or moving to Roatan, you can rest assured that

Continue reading

getto

How to Get to Roatan

Reaching the tropical Caribbean island of Roatan is easier than you may think! There are multiple options for direct international flights, several domestic flight options, and plenty of ways to get to Roatan by sea. Let’s break down all the ways you can get to Roatan for that much-needed vacation!

Continue reading

rtn4

Summertime in the Caribbean

Ahhh, summertime. It’s the best time of year with long days filled with endless sunshine, warmth, and pure relaxation. Summertime in the Caribbean is absolutely picture-perfect. Everything that makes you think of summertime fun is what you’ll find in abundance in Roatan. Here are our favorite things about summertime.

Continue reading

rtn1

Roatan’s Best Snorkeling Spots

Roatan is well known for being a fantastic scuba diving destination, offering easy diving close to shore with incredible visibility and warm conditions year-round. What you may not realize is that much of the diving is actually quite shallow, meaning those same amazing dive sites also make for great snorkeling

Continue reading

rtn3

Roatan Freediving Competition 2016

Each May, Roatan’s West Bay Beach hosts an international freediving competition, bringing together the world’s most competitive for the Caribbean Cup. In this the fourth annual event, several days of competition resulted in new records, ecstatic competitors, and another outstanding competition.

Continue reading

Friendly wave from a diver.

Support the Roatan Marine Park

Established in the 1990s by a concerned group of scuba divers and dive shops, the Roatan Marine Park originally encompassed only the areas of Sandy Bay and West End. Over the years, the tourism industry continued to grow by leaps and bounds, necessitating an even larger area of protection in

Continue reading

news1

Best Beach in Central America

It’s happened yet again! Roatan’s West Bay Beach was just awarded yet another Best Beach award in TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards for 2016. This time, West Bay Beach was named the best beach in all of Central America. For years, international tourism has highlighted the stunning beaches of Belize, Costa

Continue reading

AerialStill128

What a Year in Roatan

We’ve turned the page on another calendar and now we’ve had time to look back at 2015 to see what we’ve accomplished and what great strides we took last year. Roatan saw growth and increased popularity in 2015, with lots of fantastic international press highlighting the island as a premier

Continue reading

AerialStill086

Visit Roatan in 2016

The best time to visit Roatan is always now, but it’s never been truer than it is for 2016. That’s because Roatan is officially on the hot destination list! By the end of 2015, our beautiful island had racked up plenty of credentials from the likes of CNN, Islands Magazine,

Continue reading

canada

Canada to Roatan Direct Flights

Our dear Canadian friends! Did you know that there are direct flights from Toronto and from Montreal straight to the stunning tropical Caribbean island of Roatan? That’s right! During the long, cold winter, Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines both offer direct flights from these cities to help you tan your

Continue reading

mahogany

All About Mahogany Bay Roatan

Where is Mahogany Bay? Mahogany Bay is the cruise ship port owned by Carnival Corporation, located on the island of Roatan. Roatan is a popular cruise ship stop in the Western Caribbean, typically on the same itinerary as Belize and Cozumel. The Mahogany Bay port is located in Dixon Cove,

Continue reading

cruises

Best Shore Excursions in Roatan

Western Caribbean cruises on multiple cruise lines stop in Roatan, Honduras. There are two ports in Roatan, one owned by Carnival Corporation and the other partly owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. If you’re visiting on any Carnival Corporation line (including Carnival, Princess, Oceania, Costa, P&O, Thomson, Holland America and

Continue reading