Category Archives: Roatan FAQ

Travel to the Bay Islands

It has never been easier to travel to the Bay Islands! Now is the time to book your next vacation; more and more direct flights to Roatan continue to be added, and more services between the islands are efficiently bringing guests to Utila and Guanaja. Travel to Roatan The Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport is based…
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What is a Monkey Lala

While a Monkey Lala sounds like it could be a dancing chimp, you might be surprised to learn that it has nothing to do with monkeys at all. In fact, there are two different types of Monkey Lala, and neither of them has to do with monkeys! So, what is a Monkey Lala you wonder?…
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When to Visit Roatan

A very popular question among tourists is when to visit Roatan. Unfortunately, we don’t have an answer for that particular question, because there is no bad time to visit Roatan! There are different seasons and different annual events that you might want to consider when planning your trip to Roatan, but in all reality, don’t…
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Which Cruise Lines Visit Roatan?

The island of Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, and it welcomes guests on board a variety of cruise ships. Most Western Caribbean cruises now stop at a combination of Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya, or Roatan, with some continuing to Grand Cayman as well. Several cruise lines visit Roatan now, as…
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About the Roatan Marine Park

The Roatan Marine Park is an outstanding example of local residents coming together to protect and conserve local natural resources. The efforts of this organization have undoubtedly helped preserve the beauty of Roatan for future generations to still enjoy. History of the Roatan Marine Park What we now call the Roatan Marine Park was originally…
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Bay Islands Pirates History

We all know the tales of the pirates of the Caribbean…stories of treasure and epic battles, heroes and villains. But do you know the tales of the Bay Islands pirates? There were many years of fighting over these precious islands, and pirates were certainly included in those battles for control. The first European to encounter…
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Hurricanes in the Bay Islands

A major concern for visitors and potential expats when considering the Caribbean is the hurricane belt. The summer months can be dangerous for many islands in the Caribbean, as owners and residents monitor weather conditions for any tropical storms or hurricanes headed their way. Luckily, the risk of hurricanes in the Bay Islands is incredibly…
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Tourist Visa and Passport Information

Getting to the Bay Islands is easy, whether you're coming by cruise ship, direct international flight, domestic flight, or ferry. You could even come by private yacht! But keep in mind that however you arrive in the Bay Islands, you will have to pass through Immigration Control if you are arriving from another country. Visa Requirements…
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Flora and Fauna of the Bay Islands

The Bay Islands are known around the world for their amazing scuba diving and snorkeling. The marine life around these Bay Islands of Honduras is unparalleled in its diversity, and you’ll encounter some impressive creatures on a regular basis. But it’s not just the marine life that enchants visitors and residents alike. The flora and fauna…
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The Garifuna of Roatan

The Bay Island of Roatan is filled with an eclectic variety of residents. People from all over the world have settled here to enjoy the good life, taking in the beachfront lifestyle and embracing the laidback Caribbean vibes. They add to an already wonderful mix of local residents, including native islanders, mainland Hondurans, and the Garifuna…
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Bay Islands Currency and Money Information

The Bay Islands currency is called the Lempira. It is the national currency of Honduras, reflecting on the country's past and the Lenca people who used to live in the region centuries ago. Lempira was the Lenca leader who led the fight against Spanish conquistadores; his leadership and bravery are still recognized today as being exemplary. About the Lempira…
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Where are the Bay Islands

Resting in the gorgeous Caribbean Sea, the Bay Islands are a group of islands located off the northern coast of Honduras. As the crow flies, head due south from Pensacola, Florida, straight through Cancun, Mexico, and you'll reach our stunning Bay Islands of Honduras. The islands have a long and interesting history with various populations of people…
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