Probably the easiest of things to do in Roatan Honduras is just to sit on the beach and watch the waves with a cocktail.
that is enough for a lot of vacationers, Roatan offers so much more than just
pristine beaches, which is probably the reason this island vacation spot is
becoming a popular destination.
So, if you are looking to do more, there is truly something for everyone to see, do, and discover on the Island of Roatan.
are just some of our favorite things to do in Roatan:
Island tour: Do some research or ask the concierge at your hotel to find a qualified knowledgeable guide.
Our private island tour allowed us to customize what we wanted to see.
This included a stop at Mayan Jungle: an animal enclosure where we saw monkeys, sloths and tropical birds, and got up close and personal. We also went to Spanish Town, one of the highest points of the island.
The panoramic view from the peak was simply spectacular.
We also took a boat tour of the Mangrove trees.
I will admit that the small boat we boarded was a bit nerve wracking – but learning about how these trees protect the island during hurricanes.
Interesting fact: locals will sink small boats among the mangroves before a storm hits and pick them back after the storm.
Go diving: If you can’t dive, snorkel.
Expert divers and novice divers will love Roatan. With over 100 dive sites around the island, you will be able to experience ship wreck dives, a large variety of marine life and beautiful coral reefs. Roatan has the second largest barrier reef in the world called the Mesoamerican Reef.
Many hotels have beautiful reefs, giving you the option to snorkel or dive without ever having to hop on a boat.
We snorkeled walking right out from the beach in from out of west bay hotel.
If you are not a good swimmer, don't worry the fish are even in the shallow waters.
One tip: bring your own snorkel gear. You can rent some right on the beach but the price could be as expensive as $70/hour.
Play 9 holes at the Black Iguana: Want to golf but have the time to play 18 holes? Go play the 9 hole par 3 Black Iguana Golf Club. The owners named the golf course Black Iguana in hopes to raise awareness and conservation efforts for the black iguanas. Black iguanas can only be found in Roatan and are on the endangered species list.
Fun fact: black iguanas sleep on the greens and will climb a tree to let you hit the ball so they can resume their nap.
Bring your vacation-mates even if they are not golfers as it will be lots of fun, or you can drop them off at the pristine West Bay Beach area.
The course is easily accessible from the resort.
One thing's for sure…
Whether you are spending time on the island or the day off the cruise ship you will definitely find things to do in Roatan.