Roatan is a mostly English speaking tropical island paradise and cruise ship port, inspired by nature’s perfect tranquility. Its high green hills slope gently to a classic Caribbean shore where long white sandy beaches lead to shimmering turquoise waters. Bright bands of aqua highlight north shore reefs and picturesque coves line the island’s southern coast. The islands lush valleys and gentle hillsides provide breathtaking panoramic vistas. Roatan consists of two municipalities: Santos Guardiola to the east, and Roatan to the west including Cayos Cochinos.
Proclaimed by the Wall Street Journal CNN Money and the New York Times as the Caribbean’s next ‘’hot” spot. Thirty miles long and barely three miles wide, this slender island of Roatan has been a well-kept secret. What was once familiar only to sport divers and adventurers is now home to many and a blissful retreat for all walks of life. The Bay Islands of Honduras is home to the second largest coral reef in the world.
Length: 37 miles (60 km)
Width: up to 4 miles (8 km)
Tallest Peak: 771 feet
Climate: during Winter and Spring temperatures ranges between 70 to 80 °F. In the Summer temps are in the 90s.
Water Temperatures: 80-84 °F most of the year, dropping to between 76 and 78 °F in winter.
Return of the Bay Islands to Honduras from England: April 22, 1861
How to get to Roatan:
Getting here is easy with direct flights from Houston on United Airlines. Delta provides service from Atlanta; Avianca from El Salvador and connections to all parts of the world; American Airlines with direct flights from Dallas /Fort Worth and frequencies from Miami; Air Italy with connection through Cuba; from Belize with none-stop flights on Tropic Air and connections to Cancun, Merida, Tikal and 11 Destinations in Belize; and scheduled charter flights are available from Canada and Europe. Several carriers offer service to mainland Honduras with connecting flights to the island such as CM Airlines, Aerolinea Sosa, EasySky, and Avianca.
Roatan’s Airport code is: RTB
Thinking of Visiting the island and would like ideas of things to do on Roatan? This Caribbean jewel offers a wide range of fun and interesting activities for families, couples, and loners looking for a great time. Explore.
Quick Facts About Honduras:
Democratic Constitutional Republic
Date of Independence: September 15, 1821
Constitution: 1982; with amendments
Currency: Lempiras (but dollars are widely used)
For real time up to date Lempira to US dollars exchange rate please visit www.credomatic.com