Largest of all the Bay Islands in Honduras, Roatan is located only 30 miles from the mainland and is one of the most picturesque destinations in the area. Expect to see many amazing Roatan pictures online and find beautiful shades of the blue Ocean, inviting white-sand beaches, stunning views, lush valleys, and jungle hilltops. Roatan is also home to the second largest barrier reef in the world and offers a mild climate with warm year-round sea temperatures.
The Natural Beauty of Roatan
Thanks to its natural beauty, the island of Roatan was named by the TripAdvisor 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards as the number three most beautiful island in the world. In 2007, the Wall Street Journal proclaimed the island as the Caribbean “new” undiscovered destination. The island is home to a variety of wildlife and tropical fish including monkeys, parrots, iguana, dolphins, sea turtles, and whales. You will find millions of amazing pictures of Roatan online. For more pictures please visit Roatan Travel Guide.
What we like about Roatan is that it is not densely populated and there is plenty of space for visitors to enjoy this tropical paradise. The waters are clean and warm and there are beaches which are unspoiled by modern development. There are also plenty of hillsides that offer amazing panoramic ocean views. Besides its natural beauty, Roatan is well-known for its scuba dive and snorkeling sites, as well as zip lining parks and a number of other outdoor activities.
Most Picturesque Spots on the Island
The main tourist spot of the island, West End has a number of hotels, restaurants, dive shops, and souvenir shops for tourists. There are many luxury condominiums for rent, as well as a number of budget-friendly accommodations options. Half Moon Bay is one of the nicest beaches on the island and the sun sets right over the ocean, an amazing sight.
For the ultimate historic experience, head out to the original settlement of the Garifuna people in Honduras, Punta Gorda. The Garifuna’s culture is amazing and they are well-known for preserving their African roots. Besides spectacular views of the surrounding areas and crystal-clear blue Ocean waters, Punta Gorda offers marine recreational options and fantastic Garifuna cuisine. It’s also an ideal destination for swimming and snorkeling.
The second largest community in on Roatan, French Harbor can be often found on tourist postcards of the island because of its natural beauty and local island charm. It is also a business center with a few real estate offices, shipping companies, and grocery stores.
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