Activities on Roatan Island that your Kids would enjoy

8th Mar 2018

Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands, happens to be the most popular and the most developed of its neighboring islands. This island gives you a chance to observe the beautiful marine life and also is considered to be a diving paradise among the divers around the world. The pristine beaches of Roatan and the unspoiled nature attract many tourists in almost every season. You can plan an exotic family vacation to the island and enjoy the ocean-based fun to landside adventures with your kids. Let us take a look at the various fun-filled activities offered here.

Gumbalimba Park

Kids and even adults of every age will definitely have fun visiting the Gumbalimba Park. You can enjoy with your family on this stretch of beach, rent kayaks, dine together for an awesome meal in the on-site restaurant, visit the animal park and zip line canopy tour. With all such activities offered here, you can keep the entire family busy for hours. There are age restrictions on the zip line, but the young visitors can have fun seeing the resident iguanas, parrots, and monkeys. Your kids would love to feed these little creature snacks that the park staff provides. Take your camera along to capture the landscape and the natural flora and fauna around, but be careful about the monkeys.

Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum

Kids just love playing in mud and this is why they would love the Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. Besides a mud run obstacle course, you are also offered a beautiful terrain to walk around and learn about the different trees that grow on the island, along with several hiking trails. You can race through the jungle with your family and climb over the obstacles in the mud pit to reach the finishing spot.


Snorkeling is the best and cheapest activity (ie free) you can do with your kids. The reef runs the entire length of the island but comes closest to shore in West End and West Bay. From the beaches there, you can experience world class snorkeling in ideal conditions with almost no waves or currents. If you do not have snorkel gear, it can be rented from the Roatan Marine Park Eco Store in West End for $5 / day. All of the money goes into reef conservation. As always, do not touch or stand on the reef while snorkeling, harass the wildlife, or bring anything other than trash back to shore. The Roatan Marine Park can also provide snorkel briefings and a talk on the importance of corals to your family.

If you are looking for a family hotel in Roatan to enjoy a beach vacation with your kids, then contact Caribbean Colors. Besides, helping you find an appropriate family hotel in Roatan that fits both your comfort and budget, we can also guide you about some of the best activities that can be enjoyed by the whole of your family.

SCUBA Diving

Get your kids hooked on the ocean early. Roatan is located on the southern edge of the Meso American Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world.  The PADI Bubblemaker program, for children aged 8 and above, is a great way to introduce kids to scuba diving in less than 2 metres of water.  PADI’s Junior Open Water Diver course is similar to the adult certification program and prepares kids 10 years and older to become full-fledged divers when they are of age. Whether your kids are 8 or 28, the amazing dive staff at Roatan Divers can help turn them into a new Cousteau.