The Garifuna Language is an Arawakan language that is spoken by nearly 200,000 people in countries such as Nicaragua, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras including the Bay Islands. Formerly known as Black Carib language, Garifuna language is also used by people who have migrated to the United States.
The Cayos Cochinos are a group of small islands called Cayo Menor and Cayo Grande and over a dozen small coral cays situated about twenty miles away from the northern coast of Honduras. Although Cayos Cochinos are geographically separate islands, they still belong to the Bay Islands and are part
Utila fishermen have always spread stories about one very large fish that visits the waters that surround the island, which they called the ‘Old Tom’. Today this huge fish is known and widely recognized as the Whale Shark. Utila is famous as the Whale Shark Capital of the Caribbean and
Honduran Seafood Soup is one of the most popular national dishes in Honduras and everyone seems to like it. What makes it different from other seafood soups is the coconut milk, an ingredient that is not that common in similar soups. The recipe for this authentic Honduran dish is passed
Composed of three main islands Roatán, Utila and Guanaja, the Bay Islands are a perfect getaway for both tourists and locals. Roatán is the largest island and has the most beautiful beaches, while Utila is a backpacker’s paradise and the most affordable island of all three. Guanaja is perfect for
The second-largest country in Central America, Honduras is famous for its Caribbean beaches, lush rainforests, beautiful islands, coral reefs, and snorkeling opportunities. This tropical paradise attracts many tourists, with adventures such as rafting, swimming with sharks, and exploring ancient Mayan ruins.
Sandy Bay is a long stretch of northern shore between Coxen Hole and West End. This area boasts tons of fun tourist activities, an array of accommodation options including luxury and budget options, and a true sense of the island community here in Roatan. Sandy Bay is one of Roatan’s
We’ve talked about how West Bay Beach is regularly noted as one of the best beaches in the region – and even the entire world. There are plenty of reasons for those accolades, including the amazing diversity of West Bay Beach hotels. Have a look at some of the options
Roatan has been named a top destination in the world and the #1 destination in Central America! The annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards has officially named Roatan the best destination in all of Central America and the #15 destination in the entire world. Those results come from votes cast by
Roatan is visited by thousands of tourists by cruise ship throughout the year who stop for just one day on our beautiful island. If your cruise ship is stopping at the Town Center at Port of Roatan, here are some ideas to make the most of your one-day visit here.
We’ve been waiting a while for this exciting news…get ready to see Roatan in cinemas soon! Un Lugar en el Caribe is a feature film that doesn’t just highlight the beauty of the island of Roatan; it shows our extraordinary way of life. If you’re dreaming of being in Roatan
To those of us who love Roatan, it comes at absolutely no surprise that West Bay Beach has – again! – been voted into the Top 20 Beaches in the World. TripAdvisor has posted the results of their annual Travellers’ Choice Awards, in which West Bay Beach was voted the
The Roatan Travel Network is your one-stop-shop for all things Roatan. Check out places to stay, activities to do, restaurants to enjoy, and learn all about the island in general. If you’re planning a trip to Roatan or trying to decide what to do tomorrow while relaxing in your hotel
As we like to do at the beginning of a new year, it’s time to take a look back at Roatan’s year in review. We had a fantastic 2016 filled with notable mentions in international media. Roatan started off 2016 with a bang, with West Bay Beach being named the
Forts in Honduras? The history of Honduras should interest any visitor to the area. The Bay Islands in particular have an intriguing past filled battles, piracy, and an eclectic array of cultures. From that varied past, you can now visit the various ruins of forts in Honduras, including on the
The Bay Islands Tourism Bureau is dedicated to providing quality services to their members in an efficient way, ensuring continuous improvement in representing the tourism sector. Members include hotels and resorts, restaurants, activity providers, real estate agencies, transportation companies, and more.
Island roads are notorious for their narrow and winding paths that often pose a challenge to visitors. Roatan has one central road that runs the length of the island, with many smaller roads branching off into neighborhoods. Before you jump behind the wheel, here are some valuable tips for road
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
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! As you begin the process of planning your dream wedding, be sure to consider a destination wedding in the Caribbean. Getting married in Roatan is truly a dream come true: the picturesque white sand beaches, the breathtaking sunsets, the incredible array of fun activities.
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
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.
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.