The island of Roatan is located in the Western Caribbean, and together with Guanaja and Utila make up the Bay Islands archipelago, Roatan being the largest out of the three and the most developed. The island measures approximately 37 miles long and up to 4 miles wide on its widest point and its terrain is characterized by abundant mountains covered with tropical jungle. The island’s geographic position 35 miles north off the Coast of Honduras protects Roatan from hurricanes because of its proximity to continental bays.
Originally an English colony, Roatan has a mixture of English and Spanish speaking natives. The people are extremely warm and friendly. Lempira is the local currency but US Dollars are widely accepted.
Year round temperatures in the 80s and 90s make Roatan an important cruise ship, scuba diving and eco-tourism destination. The island is surrounded by the Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world, making it attractive to divers and tourists worldwide seeking its turquoise blue warm waters, white sand beaches and outstanding snorkeling. Water activities include deep sea fishing, fly fishing on the flats, mangrove tours, swimming with dolphins, ocean kayaking and jet ski rental. Land activities include a choice of canopy tours, horseback riding, exploring lush tropical scenery, souvenir shopping and a wide variety of bars and restaurants. Regarding accommodations and available investment opportunities, the island still retains its authentic island charm so visitors have a wide variety of options to choose from ranging from full amenity resorts to more rustic selections.
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