The beautiful Caribbean island of Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras offers some of the world’s best SCUBA diving. The island is surrounded by the world’s second largest coral reef, hugging most of the shore. This provides calm, clear beaches for swimming and snorkeling, and many varieties of sea life. Almost every hotel, vacation rental, resort, and other lodging is close enough to walk to beaches, and Roatan’s many excellent dive operators assure convenient access. To travel to Roatan, direct flights to San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba in Honduras are available from select major cities. From Honduras, a connecting flight is necessary to travel to Roatan. However, there are a few U.S. airlines that will fly directly into the Roatan airport but are operated primarily on the weekends.
Roatan is not as “touristy” as many Caribbean islands, but you will find plenty of activities and things to see and learn about the island and Honduran culture. Roatan Honduras offers accommodation in a wide variety of prices and amenities. Everyone from budget travelers to those who demand the very best can find exactly what they want – hotels and hostels, resorts, a first class fly fishing lodge, private homes and villas, and apartments.
One of the finest resorts in Roatan is Turquoise Bay Resort. Located on Roatan’s Northeast shore, Turquoise Bay is the only dive resort in this lush and remote area of the island providing you with the opportunity to dive uncrowded, pristine dive sites. The resort is set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views and a protected bay which makes the water calm and perfect for swimming and kayaking. Beach lovers will enjoy the private, tranquil, 500 ft white-sand beach.
At Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort you’ll enjoy very individual and personal service that only a small dive resort can offer. The friendly local staff takes pride in getting to know the guests and making them feel at home: Turquoise Bay Resort
Turquoise Bay is also the home to the Roatan Underwater Photo Fest, an event geared towards underwater photographers of all levels. Improve your underwater photography skills by attending the informative sessions and seminars and then try your skills in the photo contest: https://www.roatanunderwaterphotofest.com/