August 15, 2022

Is Roatan Safe? 

Is Roatan Safe? Yes, Roatan is a safe island since it relies heavily on tourism. However, it is worth noting that Roatan has fewer crime incidents and is no more unsafe than other tourist attractions. Some areas are linked to burglary and petty theft, especially tourist areas. Honduras is linked to gang activity and the drug trade. While tourists are usually not the main targets for this, it is still important to be cautious when visiting the area. Roatan is […]
August 15, 2022

Honduran Driver’s License

Honduran Driver’s License One of the best ways to enjoy Roatan is to drive around the island and take in the beautiful sights. To drive a vehicle on Roatan Island, you must have a valid driver’s license from your home country and an international driving permit. Nevertheless, you will need to acquire a Honduran driver’s license if you intend to stay on the Island for more than three-months (a tourist visa is 90 days). This can cost about $20 or […]
August 15, 2022

Healthcare in Roatan 

Healthcare in Roatan Other than access to education and work opportunities, another essential factor to consider when moving to a new location is access to healthcare. Luckily, there are several healthcare facilities in Roatan, such as medical clinics and a newly built hospital that you can turn to in case of emergencies.  Some of the prominent clinics on the island include:  Clinica Esperanza Clinica Esperanza was previously known as Peggy’s clinic, and it is located nearby Anthony’s Key Resort in […]
August 15, 2022

Roatan Schools 

Roatan Schools  Moving to a beautiful place is nice. But, when you have children, ensuring that they have access to high-quality education must also be a priority. With this in mind, here are the top private schools in Roatan that you might consider sending your kids to: Bay Island International School The Bay Island International school offers kindergarten classes until 6th grade. It is located in the Sandy Bay area. What makes them an excellent choice for your kids is […]
August 15, 2022

Volunteering in Roatan

Volunteering in Roatan Although the island is developing it has always relied on the helping hands of people near and far away. Some facilities are scarce and the help and skills of others are much appreciated. Volunteering on the island is also a great way to immerse yourself with expats and locals alike. There are many ways to volunteer and wide array of not for profits on the island to choose from whatever your interest is, fundraising here or abroad, […]
August 15, 2022

Retire in Roatan

Retire in Roatan When you think of the time when your retirement comes, having easy and convenient access to the beach is on many people’s wish list. This is understandable since that is the time of your life where you should just sit back, relax, and enjoy what nature has to offer. You can get this if you choose to retire in Roatan.  Here are some of the benefits you will get if you decide to retire in Roatan: Pensionado […]
August 15, 2022

What is the cost of living in Roatan

What is the cost of living in Roatan The cost of living really depends on your means and lifestyle, you can live on a comfortable monthly budget starting at $1500, however if you like to wine and dine and enjoy your luxuries it may be very different but either way it won’t break the bank. This includes the following expenses:  Rent The main expense for example is rent. Rental Apartments situated in the West End or Sandy Bay area for […]
August 15, 2022

Roatan Dive Sites

Roatan Dive Sites Roatan is blessed with beautiful dive sites where adventure seekers can explore the bounties of the Caribbean water. With this in mind, here are the top Roatan dive sites that should be on your list: Hole in the Wall When you talk about the best dive sites in Roatan, the Hole in the Wall will always appear on the list and it’s definitely for good reasons.  It has plenty of areas where you can explore other than […]
August 15, 2022

Getting Around Roatan

Getting Around Roatan Water Taxi By far the most fun and exciting way to get from West End to West Bay and back is by water taxi from the water taxi docks on both sides. For just $4 pp you will wait until the boat has enough passengers to leave, or you can pay extra to cover the costs if you are in a rush. Having said that there is no need to be in a rush, you sit back […]
August 15, 2022

Things To Do In Roatan

Things To Do In Roatan If you happen to find yourself in Roatan for an adventure or vacation, you will be glad to know that you will not run out of things to do. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy while in Roatan:  Scuba Diving  If you are an ocean enthusiast, diving and snorkeling are the top ocean activities you should consider when in Roatan. This lush, green Island is renowned for having some of the best […]
August 15, 2022

Nightlife & Dining in Roatan

Nightlife It often surprises people how early the night life comes to a close in Roatan. Bars usually close by 10 as everyone is up early to go diving, with the exception of Friday nights at Franks in the middle of West End if you want to dance until 3am. The usual is to meet around sunset which is surprisingly early 5:30-6pm for a sunset beer or cocktail and live music generally starts around 7pm in most bars and hotels, […]
August 15, 2022

Visit Roatan

Visiting Roatan Roatan was voted one of Trip Advisors top destinations in the Caribbean, who wouldn’t want to come experience all the treasures it has to offer. Home of the second largest barrier reef system in the world, the Mesoamerican Reef. A diverse island full of culture and nature just waiting to be explored. Walk the white sandy beaches, lined with coconut trees to a lounge chair with a cocktail in hand. Gaze out to sea watching the sun dance […]
August 15, 2022

Why Live in Roatan

Why live in Roatan Roatan is such a beautiful place. It’s not be surprising if you are considering living here permanently. You may have many questions while you are deciding on the big move, we hope this information will help you see the benefits. Warm Weather One of the biggest benefits that you can get if you live in Roatan is its amazing weather. It rarely rains in a year, so you have a lot of opportunities to go on […]
December 16, 2021
Where is Roatan?

Where is Roatan?

Where is Roatan? Roatan is situated 65 kilometers off the northern coast of Honduras in Central America and is part of the Bay Islands and located between the two other major islands Utila, and Guanaja. Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands and in the past was known as Ruatan or Rattan. Roatan Geography Roatan’s geography is remarkably diverse, considering how small of an island it is. The island is approx 50 km (or 32 mi) long and less […]
December 15, 2021

Roatan History

As one of the major islands of the Bay Islands, Roatan has a rich and colorful historical background that contributed to its unique culture and atmosphere that many tourists and investors have fallen in love with. First Inhabitants The island’s first inhabitants were known as the Paya Indians, a seminomadic group that many believe has roamed the islands since the year 600 AD. Many of their artifacts, called “yaba ding dings,” are still on display today. The Struggle for Power […]
December 14, 2021

Roatan Weather

Located between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer, Roatan enjoys a tropical climate. The annual temperature average is around 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average humidity level is 77%. Although it can be hot and humid on the island, the steady breeze wafting from the Caribbean Sea helps cool the temperatures to a more comfortable level. Here, you can expect one sunny day after the other, with the warmest temperatures often experienced only from April to July. As a […]
December 13, 2021

Roatan Population

Since its discovery in 1502 by the explorer Christopher Columbus and its later colonization by the British, Roatan’s population has steadily grown over the centuries, with most locals in Roatan descending from a unique mix of Europeans and Afro-Caribbeans. Its population increased even further once the industry of tourism boomed in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, turning the once-sleepy fishing island into a hub for tourists looking for a fantastic scuba diving spot. These figures increased even more […]
December 12, 2021

Roatan Coral Reef

Roatan is also near the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, considered one of the most extensive barrier reefs worldwide. This barrier reef hosts a complex marine ecosystem, including various sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, and moray eels. In fact, it is estimated that visitors can observe up to 95% of the fish and coral species in the Caribbean in Roatan. Because of this, Roatan’s marine ecosystems are considered among the most diverse in the world. Some of the most notable fish species near […]
December 7, 2021

Roatan Wildlife

Aside from the diverse and lush plant life in Roatan, the island is also the native habitat to a diverse pool of wildlife, including numerous species of birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. In fact, there are over 120 species of birds found in Roatan, although only around 40 of them consider the island as their native habitat; the rest are simply migratory birds in search of more resources and the ideal nesting locations. The Yellow-Naped Parrot is among these 120 […]
December 7, 2021

Roatan Flora

Aside from its white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, the island of Roatan is also known for its robust biodiversity, with its warm and tropical climate offering an environment conducive to the growth and preservation of numerous ecosystems and plant life. In fact, the variety of flora and fauna found both on land and underwater is one of the island’s defining characteristics, further emphasizing its status as a tropical paradise in the Caribbean. Plant Life in Roatan The island of Roatan […]