Lush jungle gardens, clear Caribbean waters, and exotic animal life - everything that makes the tropics great is yours to experience when you journey to the island of Roatán. Whether you're exploring the isle's southwestern shores or its forested interior, you're sure to have an adventure you'll never forget when you stay in one of our Roatán vacation rentals.
Roatán lies in Honduras' beautiful Bay Islands, right off the nation's northern coast. A ferry makes it easy to travel to and from the island, dropping off its lucky passengers near the southwest end of the island and making it particularly convenient for those heading to the area's incredible beaches. Don't forget to stop and snap a photo of the sunken ship near the port - if you're feeling bold, you can even step inside for a look around!
The western side of the island is beloved by tourists, and for good reason. As you drive from the ferry landing, you'll pass between the sparkling ocean waters on your left and the rich, green mountains to your right. Zipline excursions, hiking trails, and places like Carambola Gardens to the north all offer fantastic ways to take in the jungle atmosphere.
Continue west and the canopy of trees eventually fades away to reveal the island's famous beach resorts. The busy town of West Bay features some of the best scuba diving in the region, and its sugar-white beaches are only a short swim from one of the world's largest barrier reefs. West End, meanwhile, features more beaches to comb, charters to book, and wildlife to visit, while providing a slightly quieter atmosphere.
The eastern side of the island doesn't have quite the same density of stunning sights as the western half, but that simply makes it ideal for a lazy road trip. Hit the road and treat the kids to hands-on animal encounters at Arch's Iguana Farm or Daniel Johnson's Monkey and Sloth Hang Out. Take in a sleepier beach scene in the calm waters of Punta Gorda. If you're really looking for some peace and quiet, be sure to stop by Camp Bay near the eastern edges of Roatán!
For your next excursion to the Caribbean, book one of our Roatán vacation rentals and see everything the island has to offer!
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