The island of Roatán is a paradise for visitors
thanks to its lush jungles and gorgeous beaches. Most who come to the island plan their trips around the hubs on the western side. These towns are certainly lovely, but their secret has got out. If you want to get away from the crowds, you'll find a more suitable atmosphere at our French Harbor vacation rentals.
Where is French Harbor?
French Harbor is a quiet village located on the south-central coast of Roatán. Visitors here will be greeted by a peaceful town with soft, sandy beaches to the south and a lovely assortment of shops and restaurants to explore.
Things to Do at French Harbor
Despite French Harbor's small size compared to popular West Bay
and West End
, the community still features plenty to explore. Disembark from your vacation rental and start your day with a walk on the beaches to the south. If you follow Harbor Point Road westward, you'll find eateries like Coffee Shop Buccaneer and Gio's seafood. You can also stop by The Buccaneer, a seafood restaurant that's become a village institution.
For afternoon adventures, consider taking a closer look at the wonders of the sea. Dive shops like Dockside Dive Center and Fantasy Island Dive Center provide all the gear and expertise you need to see a whole new world beneath the waves.
Sightseeing near French Harbor
Plenty of adventure awaits a short distance outside of town. Roatán is home to many exotic species that kids are sure to love, and venues like Daniel Johnson's Monkey and Sloth Hang Out and Arch's Iguana Farm are a great way to see them. Both are only a short distance south of Pirates of the Caribbean Zipline, which provides a thrilling way to see the lush jungles of the island. If you head west of town instead of east, you can treat everyone to an afternoon of shopping at Mall Megaplaza Roatán!
Start planning your trip to Roatán now and browse our selection of French Harbor rental homes today!
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