Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras and is visited by millions of tourists every year. There are so many things to do in Roatan, both underwater and on land. Take a look at our top suggestions for exploring this beautiful tropical island. Make the most of your vacation in Roatan!
Things to Do in Roatan on Land
Roatan offers a litany of fun activities on land - so even if you don't want to get wet you can still have fun on a vacation to this Caribbean island!
Because of the hilly center of Roatan's terrain, you'll find lots of zipline canopy tours to enjoy. Wherever you're staying on the island, there is bound to be at least one canopy tour near your accommodations. If you're visiting Roatan via cruise ship, you can book your tour in advance for easy transport to and from the port.
Besides ziplines, you can visit animal sanctuaries and botanical gardens. You can go for a nature walk to do some bird watching. You can enjoy relaxing on the beach or poolside.
Learn about Roatan's pirate history and eclectic inhabitants through the centuries. Enjoy fine dining or explore some street food...and, of course, there is lots of live music and dancing to enjoy any night of the week.
Things to Do Underwater in Roatan
The Bay Islands are famous for the healthy coral reef system just offshore, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. From many places along Roatan's shore, you can swim out to the reef for snorkeling adventures or even a shore dive. The crystal clear waters will entice you in to cool off daily. But thosee mesmerizing underwater views will keep bringing you back for more!
You can learn to scuba dive with one of Roatan's many dive shops or continue your dive education to advanced levels through professional certifications. You can snorkel or freedive, relax in a glass-bottom boat or ride an underwater scooter. Visit extreme depths in a submarine or swim with dolphins - there are so many options for underwater fun in Roatan!
Family Fun in Roatan
Families love taking vacations to Roatan for the amazing variety of activities for kids of all ages. Young ones will enjoy exploring the animal sanctuaries and botanical gardens where small jungle critters scamper between the trees.
Older kids love all the water activities from snorkeling to flying off the rope swing in Half Moon Bay. And adults enjoy partaking in all of these adventures! The joy of learning and exploring new worlds lights up kids' faces every day.
Roatan Events and Activities
Throughout the year, Roatan has lots of events and activities for visitors to enjoy. From annual holiday fundraisers and parties to mud races and the annual fishing tournament, visitors flock to Roatan for these events regularly. Enjoy a festive feeling with street parties and parades as we celebrate our international attractions year after year.
Are you visiting Roatan soon? Be sure to check out #Go2Roatan on social media to see all the fun and games other visitors are getting into here in paradise! Share your own adventures and show us how much you love Roatan!