Visit Roatan

The ultimate guide for what to do & where to stay. Join the Community. Roatan is an island off the northern coast of Honduras and formed by the Bonacca Ridge, which is an underwater mountain range. Located in the western Caribbean, Roatan (ROA™) is approximately 40 miles long, 3 miles wide and has annual temperatures with highs of 89.6°F (32°C) and lows of 77°F (25°C). The Bonacca Ridge is responsible for the formation of several small islands and Keys in the surrounding areas including the Island of Utila and Guanaja. Roatan is home to the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. There are three major coral reef formations in the waters around Roatan. Also, the Cayman trench is located just west of the island bringing with it rich nutrients which feed a variety of species and give way to one of the worlds riches marine ecosystems.

Hotels & Resorts

Grand Roatan Resort
W Bay Rd West Bay Roatan
Paya Bay Resort
Jose Santos Guardiola Bay Islands Department HN
The Reef House
Oakridge Jose Santos Guardiola Bay Islands Department
Anthony's Key Resort
Anthony's Key Dr Sandy Bay Roatan
Blue Island Divers
Republic Carretera Principal Sandy Bay

Vacation Rentals

Jonesville Point Marina
Jonesville Jose Santos Guardiola Bay Islands Department
Living Waters Roatan
Camp Bay Jose Santos Guardiola Bay Islands Department

Web TV

Oakridge, Roatan
Galaxy Wave Ferry
iSoar Roatan

Upcoming Events

12/28/2017
Garifuna Festival Celebration
ANNUAL GARIFUNA FESTIVAL A central part of the celebrations and formalities include a long march, by foot and boat, all along the bay and into Punta Gorda. The march celebrates both the arrival of the Garifuna and their new-founded freedom as they escaped centuries of slavery under Spanish & Bri
01/09/2019
WORLD FREEDIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
2019 World Freediving Championship The World Underwater Federation (CMAS) approved the U.S. Freediving Federation the distinguished opportunity to host the 2019 World Freediving Championships on the Island of Roatan in Honduras.World Freediving Championship AUG 6th – AUG 11th, 2019ROATAN · BAY IS
10/12/2018
Roatan International Lionfish Tournament
LIONFISH HUNTERS WANTED Fishing laws can be changed to revive overfishing. Pollution can be cleaned up to save our precious seas and oceans. However, once the Lionfish devastates a reef, it may be 100 years or maybe never come back. Roatan must ramp up our efforts as other Caribbean islands have
06/01/2017
XIX Roatan International Fishing Tournament
ROATAN FISHING TOURNAMENT Roatan's International Tournament has grown in popularity and prestige. It's grown in popularity because it is a catch and release tournament which has proven to yield large catches year over year as fish have the opportunity to grow older and large over the years. The
08/30/2018
Faces of Roatan II
SECOND SERIES OF FACES OF ROATAN The second series of the Faces of Roatan project have been announced. Join our community on Tuesday, September 11th at Waves of Art Gallery in West End. The Grand Opening will begin at 5:30 pm. Be there to see the new faces of the second series.Faces of Roatan I

SCUBA Shops

The Reef House
Oakridge Jose Santos Guardiola Bay Islands Department
Anthony's Key Resort
Anthony's Key Dr Sandy Bay Roatan
Blue Island Divers
Republic Carretera Principal Sandy Bay
Dive Pangea Roatan
Santos Guardiola José Santos Guardiola Roatan
Ocean Connections
West End Road West End Roatan

Roatan Blog

01/03/2019
Roatan At-A-Glance
ROATAN AT A GLANCE After launching a service project to serve the community of Roatan through online efforts (like this forum), our team was faced with resistance by members of a long-standing establishment who have their minds set on doing things “a certain way.” - The video serves as a reminder that progress and achievement are possible through hard work and dedication and that a loving pen can be mighter than a swinging sword!
12/22/2018
How to choose the right Scuba Shop
WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?It is essential to understand your priorities. In other words, know which amenities matter most important to you. Do you care more about the cost per dive? Group discounts? Commute to and from the dive shop? Night diving options? Show dives in Roatan? Do you prefer large groups or smaller groups? What part of the island does the dive shop frequent most often? Do you want to dive with a dive professional in Roatan or do you want your dive to be guided?
10/09/2018
Jonesville Point Marina (Trico Bar & Grill)
THE MARINA & THE GRILLJONES POINT MARINA is located in the very beautiful and protected bight of Jonesville on the east end of Roatan. The surrounding community consists of decades of island families and local fisherman. Across from the marina you can see the big shrimp and lobster boats when they are not at sea. We are a small, private marina resort. Situated on just over a half acre. The marina is secluded, but accessible from land or water.
08/29/2018
Fire & Truth on Little French Key
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWBy way of a short historical overview, Little French Key (LFK) has long been involved with civil claims for allegedly building without proper permits or for violations against the local marine reserve on which it operates.

Places to Shop

Cressi Roatan
West End Roatan Bay Islands Department
Recycled Art & Souvenir Shop
West End Roatan Bay Islands Department
Shawn Jackson Gallery
West End Roatan Bay Islands Department

Cultural Interest

History of Roatan (Exhibit)
French Harbor Roatan Bay Islands Department
City Dogs Sailing
Oakridge Jose Santos Guardiola Bay Islands Department
Cressi Roatan
West End Roatan Bay Islands Department
East End Roatan Property Solutions
East End Roatan Property Solutions
City Dogs Sailing
Oakridge Jose Santos Guardiola Bay Islands Department