Roatán is a 77km/48mi long needle-shaped island that forms part of Honduras' (Isla de la Bahia) Bay Islands archipelago. Located near the Caribbean's largest barrier reef, home to many white sand beaches and with a mountainous interior that begs exploring, it is clear why tourists flock to Roatán. Out of all the Bay Islands it is the most developed, and every year significant amounts of cruise ships dock here.
Certainly, you can have the resort experience here if that's what you're after. There is plenty of that. But Roatán is also a good place to go for a more active type of holiday, and specifically for scuba divers or for those wanting to trek into the interior.
And I guess it doesn't need to be said that with cruise ships docking here, there is not shortage of good restaurants and nightlife. The main concentration of that is in West Bay and West End. [Review by travelindicator]
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- Roatán is a region in Honduras. It is situated at an altitude of 279ft and the best airport to fly into is RTB (Roatan, Roatan)
- The currency used in Honduras is the Honduran lempira (HNL)
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