Geography question. Please raise your hand if you know where the Caribbean island of Roatan is. Okay, put your hand down…I can’t see you anyways. Roatan is part of a group of islands of the coast of Honduras call the Bay Islands. They are gaining in popularity but still far behind the majority of the other Caribbean islands. So if it’s a seclusion, escape and adventure you’re looking for, give Roatan and the Bay Islands a try.
Here is a article I found on Roatan I thought I’d share with you Castaways. Enjoy.
5 Great Things To Do on the Caribbean Island of Roatan
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal named Roatan the Caribbeans next “it” spot – an underdeveloped island that is poised to become a major tourist destination.
These days there is a definite buzz about this peaceful island lying just 30 miles off the coast of Honduras. No wonder: Roatan features lush tropical forests, warm turquoise water, and sugar white beaches without the crowds.
Continental Airlines now flies directly to the islands from Newark, New Jersey, and Houston, Texas. Delta flies directly from Atlanta, Georgia. Major cruise lines are stopping by more frequently, and both Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean are expanding their ship terminals to bring more passengers. Celebrities including Michael Douglas and Richard Gere have been spotted on the island in recent months.
Roatan has long been famous among scuba diving aficionados. The island sits atop the world’s second-largest barrier reef system and features some of the best diving in the Western Hemisphere. Scuba diving is still the main attraction drawing visitors to the island.
But Roatan offers much more than diving and makes a great family vacation destination.
Whether visiting with your family, making a stop-over on a cruise ship, or taking a break from diving, here are five Roatan adventures you can enjoy.