Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, is noted for its pristine coral reefs, beautiful beaches, lush tropical foliage, and friendly people. Christopher Columbus discovered the islands in 1502 while on his fourth voyage and over the years it has been controlled by both the British and Spanish, as well as pirates and traders. The first permanent population of Roatan originated from the Cayman Islands, arriving in the 1830s shortly after the end of slavery in British colonies. Today, the population is about 30,000. The main town and capital of the municipality is Coxen Hole. Roatan is a long, narrow island measuring 37 miles in length, located about 30 miles from the northern Honduran mainland. The island has a mountainous backbone that provides for some excellent hiking opportunities, panoramas and lush scenery. Surrounded by warm Caribbean waters, this hilly island (frequented by diving enthusiasts) is picturesque, unspoiled and can take claim to being one of the region's fastest developing destinations.

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Points of Interest

  • Iguana Farm
  • Anthony's Key Resort
  • Garifuna Culture
  • Carambola Botanical Gardens
  • Gumbalimba Park
  • Seaside Village
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Beaches
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  • Iguana Farm

    One of the most famous attractions in Roatan, the family owned iguana farm located near French Cay, is home to over 2,700 iguanas that roam freely about the property. Bring your camera!

  • Anthony's Key Resort

    Experience the thrill of a dolphin encounter at this recreational and educational marine facility where you'll have the unique opportunity to interact with playful dolphins in their natural habitat.

  • Garifuna Culture

    Descendants of the Black Carib Indians, the tribe settled in Roatan in 1797 and have maintained their lifestyle, culture and language to this day. Watch an ancestral dance performance with native costumes.

  • Carambola Botanical Gardens

    Roatan's natural beauty is showcased throughout the 40-acre reserve that offers many different jungle trails and gentle pathways immersing you in the spectacular flora and fauna indigenous to the area.

  • Gumbalimba Park

    Located in West End, this expansive park offers the opportunity to enjoy playful monkeys, exotic birds, colorful gardens, pirate caves, and a relaxing beach…all in one day!

  • Seaside Village

    Small in size but big in personality, the tropical atmosphere and charming streets of Roatan's seaside villages are alive with cafes, local vendors and colorful shops chock-full of unique gift items and souvenirs.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    Explore an underwater museum of sunken treasures, shipwrecks, and Mayan artifacts, or enjoy the rare thrill of scuba diving in the open sea alongside some friendly bottlenose dolphins!

  • Beaches

    Paradise personified, Roatan has some excellent beach options. The aquamarine waters are wonderfully warm and teem with colorful fish. Snorkeling is accessible right from the beach in most locations.

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Aerial Chairlift & Mahogany Bay Beach Break

6.25 hours | Roatan | RTB-945
  • Beaches

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Mahogany Bay and your cruise ship as you glide over the treetops and across the aquamarine water aboard the new "Magical Flying Beach Chair" to Mahogany Beach. Relax on this 10-acre private island featuring a pristine sugar-sand beach and an abundance of water activities.

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West Bay Beach On Your Own

5 hours | Roatan | RTB-395
  • Beaches

Sun and fun await on the soft white sands of West Bay. Convenient transportation is provided to and from this beautiful beach, but your time is enjoyed independently. Stroll along the mile-long shoreline, swim in the turquoise waters, rent watersport equipment, and refresh at the restaurants and beach front bars (at your own expense).

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Cultural Show, Scenic Drive and Cruise & Shopping

4 hours | Roatan | RTB-100
  • Garifuna Culture

Travel off the beaten path on a guided tour that offers an exceptional introduction to the undeveloped area of Roatan's East End. Enjoy a scenic boat ride through a mangrove area and a lively music and dance performance celebrating the heritage of the Garifuna tribe.

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Relax on the Beach Package for Two

6.25 hours | Roatan | RTB-960
  • Beaches

Sun and fun await you on Mahogany Beach. Your 3-in-1 beach package provides you and a guest unlimited use of the "Magical Flying Beach Chair," a high-flying chairlift from terminal to shore, plus a clamshell, two lounge chairs and beach floats to enjoy in the Caribbean waters.

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SIGHTSEEING ECO-PARK & BEACH RESORT

3.5 hours | Roatan | RTB-110
  • Beaches

Take a scenic journey around Roatan. Ride past charming villages along the coast to the island's highest point for amazing 360-degree views. Discover the rich history of native islanders and pirates at the Eco Caribbean Culture Park. Then, relax and soak up the sun at Las Palmas Beach Resort.

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Maya Key Private Island, Animal Sanctuary & Lunch

5 hours | Roatan | RTB-285
  • Beaches

Escape to paradise on a private island retreat at Maya Key. This quintessential Caribbean getaway is located just minutes from the pier. Relax and enjoy pristine beaches, excellent snorkeling, the fascinating Maya Interpretation Center, the Honduran Art Exhibit Center and shop for handmade souvenirs. A buffet lunch is included.

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Tabyana Beach Break & Lunch

6 hours | Roatan | RTB-280
  • Beaches

Roatan is known for its beautiful white-sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Spend a day enjoying the scenic beauty of renowned Tabyana Beach, relaxing on the sugar sand shores, swimming, beachcombing and soaking up the glorious sun. A delicious, beachside barbeque lunch completes this quintessential Caribbean dream of a day.

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Local Connections: Tropical Brewery Tour with Expert Brewer

3.5 hours | Roatan | RTB-270

Join Ilias Maier, owner and founder of the Roatan Island Brewing Co., for a tour and a tasting. Witness the brewing process, fermentation, aging and packaging before indulging in a flight of four beers accompanied by German style sausages, premium mustards and pretzel bites.

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Gumbalimba Preservation Nature Park & Scenic Drive

4 hours | Roatan | RTB-120
  • Gumbalimba Park

Calling all nature lovers! Enjoy a spectacular eco-adventure at Gumbalimba Preservation Park. Set amidst 50 lush acres, the park boasts numerous attractions including an exotic bird sanctuary, a replica pirate cave complete with treasure, spectacular botanical gardens and the opportunity to interact with a friendly group of primates.

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Botanical Gardens & West End Village

4.25 hours | Roatan | RTB-105
  • Carambola Botanical Gardens
  • Seaside Village

Celebrate the natural beauty and cultural wonders of Roatan on a guided tour that takes you to the breathtaking Carambola Botanical Gardens, the enchanting butterfly and exotic bird sanctuary, and a West End village to relax at a stilt-palapa at sea while relaxing with a complimentary refreshment.

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Relax on the Beach Package plus Kayak for Two

6.25 hours | Roatan | RTB-970
  • Beaches

Explore Mahogany Bay on a two-person 30-minute kayak excursion and discover all the amenities a "Relax on the Beach" package for two has to offer. Travel by Magical Flying Beach Chair to the shore, where a clamshell, lounge chairs and floats await. Unwind at this private resort and enjoy your scenic kayaking adventure.

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Semi-Sub, West End Village & Cameos

3.5 hours | Roatan | RTB-115
  • Seaside Village

Explore Roatan above and below its turquoise waters on a tour that includes a semi-submarine ride and a visit to a West End Village. Stroll through this seaside village, then continue on to a cameo workshop, the only one in the Americas.

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Relax on the Beach Package plus Snorkel for Two

6.25 hours | Roatan | RTB-965
  • Beaches

Roatán is one of the most desirable diving spots in the Caribbean. Upgrade the "Relax on the Beach" package for two to include snorkeling equipment, and discover the wonders of the sea. Then, lounge on your beach chairs under a clamshell, or float your cares away on your raft.

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Turquoise Bay Private Beach All Inclusive Beach Break

5.25 hours | Roatan | RTB-290
  • Beaches

Escape to the cool refuge of Turquoise Bay Resort, a private seaside oasis designed for family fun in the sun. Your all-inclusive package includes beach access, food, plus an open bar serving local beers and tropical cocktails. Younger beach goers can visit the Pirate's Kid Club for plenty of interactive activities.

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Shipwreck Snorkel & Beach

4.5 hours | Roatan | RTB-820
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Beaches

Welcome to Fantasy Island Beach Resort, located on a private island off Roatan. World renowned for diving and snorkeling, the resort is surrounded by a reef that has been the demise of many a ship. Experience the opportunity to snorkel above one of the wrecks, teeming with tropical fish and corals.

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Clear Bottom Kayak, Snorkel & Beach

4.5 hours | Roatan | RTB-880
  • Gumbalimba Park
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Beaches

Explore the underworld sensation of Roatan with two different views. First, glide through the crystalline waters off Gumbalimba Park beach in a unique, clear-bottom two person kayak. Then, explore the reef up close with a guided snorkeling adventure tour where colorful tropical fish come out to say hello.

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BIG FRENCH KEY ALL INCLUSIVE RETREAT

6 hours | Roatan | RTB-825
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Beaches

Escape to the cool refuge of the exclusive Big French Key, an all-inclusive retreat designed for fun and relaxation. Stretch out on a beach chair and get your tan on, plunge in the turquoise waters and snorkel, and indulge in a chef prepared lunch accompanied by an island drink.

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Far Away Sightseeing

5 hours | Roatan | RTB-130
  • Seaside Village
  • Beaches

An interesting sightseeing tour to know more about the history of this island and to see some of the most secluded areas where fishermen and garifuna live. Your experienced guide will tell you tales of our island that includes different domination's, pirates, fishing and garifunas.

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Ultimate Beach Package for Two

8 hours | Roatan | RTB-975
  • Beaches

Make the most of your day on Mahogany Beach with the "Ultimate Beach" package for you and a guest. Glide through tranquil waters on a two-person kayak, luxuriate on beach rafts, explore marine life on a snorkeling adventure and relax on lounge chairs under a shady clamshell.

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South Shore Zip Line Adventure

3.5 hours | Roatan | RTB-415

Feel the rush of soaring over Roatan's tropical vegetation and abundant wildlife on an adrenaline fueled experience. Travel through a series of colorful villages to South Shore Zipline Adventure Park. Thrill to an 11-line course with 13 platforms and a total line length of approximately two miles, which takes 60-90 minutes to complete.

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Extreme Zipline Adventure (at Mahogany Beach)

1 hours | Roatan | RTB-405
  • Beaches

Prepare for the thrill of your lifetime, where you will be zipping through lush jungle vegetation, over ravines and creeks, mangroves and lagoons, enjoying the wealth of our natural resources with more views, and faster, higher and longer ziplines.

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Jolly Roger Roatan Catamaran Coastal Sail, Snorkel & Lunch

4 hours | Roatan | RTB-810
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Sail through the crystal-clear Caribbean waters off Roatan's coast aboard a 70-foot catamaran on a scenic cruise to one of the area's most spectacular snorkeling spots. Then enjoy a deluxe buffet style rotisserie chicken lunch and complimentary rum punch after snorkeling.

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Beach Horseback Ride & Swim

3.5 hours | Roatan | RTB-430
  • Beaches

The ride begins on an off-road trail from which the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea comes into view. When you reach the end of the trail, ride your horse right into the waters of the Caribbean Sea. The horses love a refreshing dip in the sea and you will love the thrill of the experience. After the horseback riding, enjoy two hours of relaxing on a lounge chair and experience one of the best (and private) Caribbean beaches on the island.

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Gumbalimba Preservation Nature Park & Tabyana Beach

6 hours | Roatan | RTB-125
  • Gumbalimba Park
  • Beaches

Double your pleasure on an excursion to two of Roatan's most celebrated eco-attractions. Visit the spectacular Gumbalimba Preservation Park with a host of adventures sure to please any nature lover. Then, enjoy the secluded Tabyana Beach where swimming and beachcombing fuel your appetite for a beachside barbeque lunch.

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Ultimate Adventure Combo

4 hours | Roatan | RTB-410

The ultimate zipline adventure triples the thrills by including three different experiences in one tour. Soar over the treetops on a 12-line canopy zipline, traverse eight suspension bridges over the jungle floor, and thrill to the Zuperman Zip, a long-line, high-speed run that has you flying through the air like Superman.

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Turquoise Bay VIP All Inclusive Beach Escape

5.25 hours | Roatan | RTB-295
  • Beaches

Be treated like a VIP at the Turquoise Bay Resort. Spend the day relaxing in the reserved area of this private beach where you can enjoy an open bar, three course lunch, refreshing swim and more! Little ones can join in the fun at the Pirate's Kid Club.

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Dolphin Encounter & Museum

3 hours | Roatan | RTB-705
  • Anthony's Key Resort

Make your dream a reality with a dolphin encounter at Anthony's Key Resort. Travel to a secluded lagoon and wade into the crystalline waters to meet an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin family that greets you with a friendly hello!

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Certified Scuba Diving (Two Sites)

5 hours | Roatan | RTB-930
  • Anthony's Key Resort
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Roatan is known for its excellent diving and this is your opportunity to enjoy a two-tank dive on part of the second largest barrier reef system in the world. The renowned Anthony's Key Resort, a premier dive facility is your home base, and two spectacular dives will be completed.

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BOSS Underwater Adventure

3.5 hours | Roatan | RTB-905
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Take a dive and drive beneath the warm Caribbean waters in a BOSS, a Breathing Observation Submersible Scooter. During your guided underwater tour you may see an ocean full of marine life including sea turtles, moray eels, and tropical reefs. Or, you can snorkel or relax on the boat.

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Certified Scuba Diving with Dolphins

4 hours | Roatan | RTB-940
  • Anthony's Key Resort
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Swim and interact with dolphins in their beautiful natural environment: an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for scuba divers! Travel to Anthony's Key Resort, Roatan's premier diving destination, and experience a magical scuba diving adventure in crystal-clear waters where curious dolphins frolic and interact with you.

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Aerial Chairlift, Mahogany Bay Beach & Cabana

6.25 hours | Roatan | RTB-950
  • Beaches

Escape to paradise in your private bungalow just steps away from Mahogany Bay Beach. It's the perfect setting for families or those who crave a secluded experience while in Roatan. Each bungalow features air conditioning, a double-size hammock, and many other amenities. Food and beverage service is available at an extra cost.

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Turquoise Bay Private Over the Water Bungalows

5.25 hours | Roatan | RTB-300
  • Beaches

Enjoy the ultimate in luxury at Turquoise Bay Resort with a private bungalow built for two that sits over the water. From the comfort of your exotic home-away-from-home, you can take in the beautiful ocean views, have your own butler attend to your needs, and enjoy unlimited refreshments and a three course lunch.

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