"The Island of Roatan - Honduras" Top 5 Page for this destination Isla de Roatán by TinKan

Isla de Roatán Travel Guide: 313 reviews and 707 photos

True Paradise

Well I am back with a tale to tell. WOW!!! I love this place.

Roatan, which is part of the Bay Islands, is located near the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. This exotic tropical island has everything one could wish for in paradise.

Roatan Island is located about 35 miles northeast of the north coast of Honduras. Roatan is 38 miles long and about 4 miles wide at its widest point. (remember this for parties)

Roatan is the largest of eight islands that are collectively known as Las Islas de la Bahia. These islands sit upon the Bonacca Ridge. The ridge is the result of an enormous crack that runs long the ocean floor. Lava welled up through this crack and formed the Caribbean plate, which buckled and created the Bonacca Ridge.

Check out http://www.roatanet.com/

A great place to SCUBA dive

At Anthony's Key Resort, which is where we stayed, you can take a scuba class to begin you Scuba life or take a specialty class in Rescue, Advanced, Underwater photographer, night diver or one of any of the other classes offered by this 5 star PADI center.
You can even do you IDC here if you want or you can learn to snorkel.
This was a great place to swim with the dolphins and all at your own pace.

Check out my Anthony's Key page more information about AKR.

A little history

The Bay Islands of Honduras offer a very different world from that of mainland Honduras. The island has a very a unique heritage. In the islands history there were many disagreements between the Spaniards and the British. However during colonial times the British controlled the islands most of time and even today there are many British here as well as Americans and a few Europeans.

Christopher Columbus is reputed to have landed here on his fourth and last voyage to the "Indies" and actually encountered canoes with Paya Indians. He also mentioned the excellent quality of the fresh water that he found on the Island, saying "he had never tasted sweeter water of better quality"

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  • In a nutshell:"Dive, Eat, Drink, Sleep ... repete as needed"
  • Last visit to Isla de Roatán: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2010 at 4:49 AM

    Hoping to have the same experience in Isla Roatan, too!

  • Mar 18, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Looking for a beautiful property on West Bay Beach. We dive. Want high end, not too quiet but not alot of kids either!!

  • Jul 20, 2007 at 6:55 PM

    Sounds like you have a great time there...!!

  • ScubaCat's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2007 at 6:13 PM

    Ok, ok, I got the homepage done for Roatan. The rest will have to wait. Can you believe I'm still cleaning up the pics from May?

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2007 at 2:53 PM

    I have heard a lot of great things about Roatán, so thanks for this detailed tour of the island! With your beautiful photos and descriptions of this tropical paradise, I can hardly wait for a chance to sample it for myself!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2007 at 3:03 PM

    We're planning a visit to Roatan Island next month. Thanks for the excellent helpful tips.

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2006 at 5:25 AM

    Very beatiful place! Happy birthday! best wishes from Sofia, Bulgaria

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 6:47 AM

    Very informative page! Missed Yaba Ding Ding, and Dian's but went ziplining instead. Tabyana Beach left alot to be desired--water too murkey for snorkeling.

  • Katmosphere's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2006 at 11:17 AM

    Is July a good time to go to Roatan?

  • Phalaenopsis03's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2006 at 12:43 PM

    Yeah, yeah, yeah! Thanks a lot buck-o for rubbing it in. =P Anyway, have fun over there. Happy Fat Tuesday!


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