Island of Roatan: an Exciting Diving Destination

June 22, 2013 by

Roatan Diving

Experience a sunken plane and shipwreck.

If you’ve always dreamed of a real-life fantasy island experience with white sandy beaches, crystal azure water, blue skies and stunning sunsets the Island of Roatan has it all. Located just off the Caribbean Coast of Honduras, Rotan is conveniently situated less than 30 minutes from the international airport in Coxen Hole.

The Island of Roatan

Roatan is the biggest of the Bay Islands and is situated a little more than 30 miles from the Honduran mainland. The Island of Roatan is a popular tourist destination with thousands of visitors each year from around the world who are ready to take advantage of authentic island life.

The island people are friendly, the climate mild, and the relaxed lifestyle make it a perfect place to unwind.

Roatan Anthony's Key Resort

Roatan Anthony’s Key Resort

Exciting Diving Destination

The Island of Roatan is an ideal destination for scuba divers and snorkelers with shipwrecks, a submerged plane, and colorful sea life including tropical fish, sea turtles, porpoises, and more. There’s a chance visitors may even witness the whales swim.

The oldest dive resort on the island is Anthony’s Key Resort. Everything about this resort is designed with divers and snorkelers in mind. It’s built on a hillside and overlooks the water, with additional bungalows available on a small island just offshore.

Anthony’s Key Resort also offers kids programs during the summer.

Roatan Tucan

Things to See

Wildlife lovers will also find a plethora of native land animals and birds. The island is home to parrots, iguana, monkeys and more. Island visitors have several options for tours or they can hire their own transportation to visit various attractions.

Other favorite activities include horseback riding and hiking.

Getting to Roatan

Roatan is a popular cruise destination, but for those who don’t want to arrive by ship, American Airlines offers a non-stop flight from Miami. Other options take a little bit more work with connections from San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba on the Honduras mainland. While these planes are much smaller, these flights are available daily.

Photo credits: Martijn.Munneke, HockeyholicAZ , BruceHH

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