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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.
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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.
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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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