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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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