Sunlight patterns sparkle on turquoise waters, while pristine white sand beaches glow, on this heavenly slice of Caribbean paradise. Roatan Island is a narrow spindly refuge, and the rich marine life of the Mesoamerican reef draws visitors to its white sand shores, to explore below the surface of glowing waters. Expert and novice divers alike will be treated to a blur of colour, while investigating the world’s second-biggest reef, where multi-coloured life dances wherever you look. Inland, dense forest and jungle cloak the island with emerald green, and shelter yet more exotic animal life.
Roatan Island is the largest of the Honduran Bay Islands and sits sandwiched between Guanaja and Utila. A diving paradise and an eco-tourism hotspot, there is easy access to the sprawling underwater marvel of the Caribbean’s largest coral reef - a flourishing underwater wonder. West Bay Beach is a typically idyllic Caribbean island beach, featuring white sand, crystal clear beautiful water, and waving palm trees. Settle into inviting restaurants where you can eat flavourful local fare and try the ubiquitous baleadas, delicious wraps stuffed with mashed beans.
Exotic animal life roams in Gumbalimba Park, where capuchin monkeys drop down from the trees, macaws call out and hummingbirds hover beside blooming flowers. Roatan Island is a relaxing place and you can learn from the masters of taking it slow at the Sloth Sanctuary. Roatan Island may specialise in unwinding, but face to face underwater meetings with sleek - but harmless - sharks are sure to get the adrenaline pumping.