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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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Get Ready for Extreme Roatan

If you’re not already training, it’s time to get moving. Extreme Roatan is coming your way for another epic adventure at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. Just like in previous events, you can expect lots of obstacles, lots of mud, and tons of laughs with your friends. Get ready to get

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Roatan in TV Shows and Movies

Roatan’s beauty has captured the interest of countless tourists over the years, but did you know this island has also caught the eye of countless TV and film producers? Roatan has featured in a number of TV shows and even movies, bringing the beauty of this Caribbean island into the

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Healthy, Active Roatan Vacation

When you think of an island vacation, are you just thinking of lounging on the beach and drinking tropical cocktails all day long? While that might be the ideal vacation for some people, there are countless other options for a healthy, active Roatan vacation. Take a look at our suggestions.

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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,

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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

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Escape the Crowds

Roatan is an up-and-coming tourism destination – there’s no denying it. Each year, more cruise ships are docking at both of the island’s cruise ports. Each year, more direct international flights are added, bringing visitors from around the world to stay in paradise. Because of the increased interest in this

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Holidays in the Tropics

Xmas in the tropics? When you think of the winter holidays, you’re probably picturing a white Christmas and a crystal clear December sky for New Years Eve fireworks. You’re probably picturing festive decorations and sparkling lights hung on trees. Maybe you’re even imagining dinner parties and champagne toasts to the

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Rainy Season in Roatan

We’re always raving about how Roatan is such a lush, verdant Caribbean island. We all say that it’s the Gem of the Caribbean with its vibrant hues of green meeting the stunning aquas and blues of the Caribbean Sea. The reason for all of that stunning natural beauty is simple:

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Roatan Top 5 Water Activities

When the tropical heat on the island of Roatan gets to be too much, there’s such an easy solution right in front of you: hop into that beautiful turquoise Caribbean Sea and relax. They say life is better with a little Vitamin Sea, so here are our top five picks

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Roatan Top 5 Scuba Diving Sites

If you’re coming to Roatan, you simply must get into the water and do some SCUBA diving. SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) has been the main reason most tourists visit Roatan for decades. With the growth of mainstream tourism to the island, more divers have been able to convince their

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