So you’ve booked your vacation in Roatan…Congratulations! We’re excited to show you all the wonderful things our beautiful island has to offer. There are plenty of options to choose from, whether you’re looking for advice on where to stay in Roatan, where to eat in Roatan, what to do in Roatan, or even what events to look forward to during your visit.
Because Roatanet offers such a wide range of information, it’s easy to see how you might feel overwhelmed. To help you sort it all out, this is your how-to guide to plan your vacation in Roatan.
If you’re ready to visit Roatan in 2016, first take a look at all the great press and accolades the island has received lately. Some of our top locations are identified in these articles from international press highlighting our home.
If you’re unsure where to stay in Roatan, start by taking a look at the difference between West End and West Bay, the island’s top tourism areas filled with restaurants and bars, activities and fun. We can also guide you on the variety of locations popular for vacation rentals in Roatan.
These are great options to escape the crowds, whether it’s busy season and the beaches seem full, or you just want to avoid lots of cruise ship guests on a busy day in port.
When you’re thirsty, grab a drink at one of these fantastic happy hour locations on the island. And what goes well with a discount drink? Live music, of course! Here are some of the best venues to enjoy local live music in Roatan.
When you’re looking for activities to do in Roatan, be sure to take a look at Jolly Roger Roatan Catamaran Sailing and Snorkeling for a fun adventure out on the water. If you’re an animal lover, you can’t miss these locations, and if you’re bringing the kids with you, be sure to check out these places to keep them entertained.
If you’re just looking to lounge in the sand all day, these are the best beaches in Roatan that you won’t want to miss, each offering something unique, and if you’re ready to get underwater, try to check out these top five dive sites in Roatan. Maybe SCUBA isn’t your thing, and that’s fine because there are other great water activities in Roatan you can do instead.
If you’re ready to get dirty, check out Extreme Roatan at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. While there are specific events planned during the year, you can also book your own event at other times!
Also, be sure to check out Roatan’s popular annual events to see what might be happening during your visit. We love events like the Music Festival for the Angels held in March, the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition in May, the Golden Buoy fundraiser usually held in late May/early June, and the Roatan International Fishing Tournament held in September.
And, of course, before you head home from Roatan, you’ll need to buy some locally made souvenirs to bring back with you. Check out our recommendations for where to go shopping here.
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