It is no exaggeration to say the island of Roatan has something for nearly everyone to enjoy. Tours can take you to many parts of the island and let you experience all manners of different activities. Whether you want to spend all of your time near the water, visit the lush interior, or you want to experience some of the local culture, you can find it on the island.
Great Options with Tours
One of the most popular types of tour, especially for those who are making their first trip to Roatan, is an island tour that takes them around to some of the most popular attractions. The tours can be fun, but they do not generally spend much time in any one destination. Instead, they touch upon several different spots briefly. You can then go back to those locations that seemed the most interesting to you.
Other sorts of tours are available as well. Diving or snorkeling tours, dolphin encounters, zip line tours, paddle boarding and fishing are just some of the different options available.
Fun Places to Visit on the Island
Let’s look at some of the top places to visit on Roatan. You will surely find several different places on the island that are just perfect for your type of vacation.
Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails have a winding trail through them, and your guide will take you along the trail while pointing out all of the different types of plants. At the end of the trail is a wonderful view, so bring a camera!
Gumbalimba Park is one of the most popular destinations on Roatan, and it features a number of great nature trails, along with some interesting wildlife, such as parrots and monkeys. They also have zip lines. It is a great place to spend the day.
Black Pearl Golf Course is the only golf course on the island. Fortunately, the 18-hole par-72 course, is fun as well. Golf lovers will have a great time on it.
The towns, including French Harbor, Port Royal, Sandy Bay, and Coxen Hole, have historical value, as well as modern places to shop and dine.
The Watery Attractions
The beaches and the water are really what help to make Roatan such a great place to stay. All around the island are beautiful, sandy beaches perfect for lounging and catching some rays. Of course, those who are a bit more adventurous can find plenty to see and do on the water.
Snorkeling and diving tours are always popular. In fact, diving is one of the reasons Roatan has become such a popular tourist attraction. Roatan is right near the Mesoamerican reef, the second largest reef in the world. One of the most popular dives in the areas is the El Aquila wreck dive. You could try kite surfing too and visit the Bay Island’s Underwater Museum where snorkelers will have a great time.