Have you ever thought about spending your holidays in Honduras’ bay Islands? Known by few countries of South America, but by many in places like the United States, Central America and Europe. This famous island is Roatán, a complete oasis for ecotourism and water sports enthusiasts.
What makes it famous among its visitors? The turquoise color of its waters that seems unreal and the texture of its sand. As if that was not enough, this island is surrounded by the second largest reef barrier on the planet, so scuba divers have it among their TOP 1 places to visit. But do not worry, this doesn’t mean we have to be athletes to enjoy the tropical climate that Roatán offers throughout the year.
Believe it or not, it competes with great summer spots such as: Bali, Santorini, Jamaica, Mallorca, among others ... Great artists around the world usually visit it and spend their days off in this paradise, even some have their own Summer house. Don´t you think it´s incredible?
You must be wondering what’s the easiest way to get to this destination and what are the unmissable plans you should do. In this article we are going to solve all these doubts and we are going to leave you longing to visit this place.
The first thing we need to know is how we are going to arrive. From any country outside of Honduras the easiest way is to buy a ticket to Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula and once there, at the airport, take a flight that goes directly to Roatán. Or if you want, you can take a Cruise on the Caribbean, there are several of them that stop on this Island. One of the most well-known cruise companies is MSC Cruises.
To tell you about everything you can do in this Island would be almost impossible, since it has a great variety of activities that are perfect for all ages. Nonetheless, we are going to give you some unmissable tips for your trip.
One of it´s most incredible beaches is called West Bay; it can be reached by car or by boat. It´s crystal clear water makes it perfect for those who want to snorkel and enjoy a day under the sun. If you are looking into a having a night out, whether going out for dinner or having a few drinks, you can walk to West End while enjoying the sunset, another beach on the island of Roatán that has a more active nightlife. You will find restaurants of all kinds and bars that will surely make you spend an unforgettable time.
Another plan that can´t be missed on this trip is to visit the Dolphin Encounter, a spectacular place to enjoy a morning in company of dolphins. To reach this place you need to take a boat. The charter service that will take you there and will wait for the duration of the show (30-45 min approximately) and then take you back to the beach where you are staying at.
Many tourists visiting Roatán arrive on cruise ships and even if the stay is a bit short, it is not an excuse from enjoying all the activities that this paradise has to offer. There is a Free Style Island Tour that includes a variety of activities to do throughout the day. Tourists will learn about it´s history, culture and cuisine. In addition, the guide will accompany you to the most frequented beaches, so you can enjoy its crystal-clear waters, snorkeling or diving.
This Island is definitely a MUST HAVE in our bucket list. There is no better experience than having a vacation full of adventure, sun, beach, breeze and sea. And the best of all is that OndadeMar has all the outfits that will make you look perfect and gorgeous.