The Caribbean island of Roatan is located 35 miles off the coast of Honduras. Roatan is located on the 340 mile long Mesoamerican Reef, the second longest barrier reef in the world. Roatan is roughly 40 miles long and is the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras which also include Utila, Guanaja, and Cayos Cochinos. It offers its visitors Caribbean white sand beaches, lush tropical forests, a vibrant coral reef teaming with marine life, and a host of activities to enjoy including world class snorkeling and PADI SCUBA diving.
Once only known to avid SCUBA divers as a world class diving destination, Roatan is quickly becoming a praised vacation destination as well. This hidden jewel of the Caribbean is not as overdeveloped, overexploited, or expensive as other islands such as Cozumel, the Caymans, or Jamaica. In addition to the constant write-ups and rave reviews in Diving publications like SCUBA Diving Magazine and Sport Diver Magazine, Roatan has also received much praise from international travel publications.
- National Geographic named Roatan one of the 10 best trips of summer 2011
- Island’s Magazines named Roatan the #1 island in the world to retire on.
- Kiplingers.com named Roatan one of the top 8 places in the world to retire.