A dream vacation in Roatan
Presentation of Roatan
Roatan is one of the Bay Islands of Honduras. It’s located in the Caribbean Sea around 40 miles from the northern coast of the mainland. Formerly owned by Britain and Spain, it was home to pirates for centuries. Nowadays, Blackbeard and his fellow pirates of the Caribbean are no more and tourism is the island’s most important industry. Its success is due to its tropical climate, warm waters, unspoilt nature, entertainments and well-organized leisure activities. It’s an idyllic place to visit, and our flight and hotel packages to Roatan can make it possible. Start your package trip with a flight from New York to Roatan or a flight from Los Angeles to Roatan.
Things to know before visiting Roatan
Before your flight to Roatan, make sure that your passport will have at least six months validity remaining from the time of arrival in the country. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days in Honduras or its islands, but make sure your passport has at least a couple of blank pages for immigration stamps. Driving is a very practical way to see more during your vacation, and car rental services are available. To comply with Honduran driving requirements, you just need your full US driving license.
What is the weather in Roatan?
Due to its location near the equator, Roatan has a tropical climate. That means you can enjoy beautiful weather with temperatures ranging from a low of 71°F in January to a high of 88°F in September. Rainfall, which peaks in February and again in the late fall tends to be in short bursts with many rain-free, sunny days between the showers. Rainfall can be very refreshing in Roatan, and it keeps the temperatures from becoming too high. Roatan is certainly a tropical paradise in terms of weather, and, of course, the surrounding Caribbean Sea is always invitingly warm. Take advantage of our excellent, all-year flight and hotel packages to Roatan whenever you would like to travel.
What to do in Roatan?
Roatan’s proximity to the Meso-American Barrier Reef has led to many thrilling underwater opportunities becoming available. Snorkeling is a popular pastime and diving under the watchful eyes of professional instructors is not only thrilling, it’s safe and relatively inexpensive considering that this is the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Other water-based activities on the island include deep sea fishing, kayaking, boat trips and swimming with dolphins. Inland activities are equally rewarding and include zip-lining, horse riding, golf and more. There’s also the much-loved Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hangout at the French Harbor, where you can see and interact with the animals.
If you feel like doing nothing all day, there’s no better place to do it than on West Bay Beach at the island’s West End. Its beautiful, soft, white sand and clear blue waters are picture perfect. The central area of the beach can sometimes gets busy when a cruise ship is in port, but you can easily find peaceful stretches of beach if you walk a little further in either direction. Roatan has a thriving West End nightlife, too. Pubs, clubs and restaurants with live music are there to entertain you every day. Enjoy all that the island has to offer with our first-rate travel package to Roatan.
What to visit around Roatan?
You can easily arrange a day trip to neighboring islands as part of your vacation in Roatan. Cayos Cochinos is a group of small islands less than 20 miles from the coast of Honduras. Early morning boat tours to the islands include a stop for lunch and swimming or snorkeling, and fishing from the boat is a popular pastime during the trip. Day trips to Pigeon Cay are also popular. It’s a small island to the east of Roatan, and a boat trip there takes you through the East End mangroves. It’s an interesting and enjoyable trip.
What to eat in Roatan?
As you might expect of a tropical island, fish and seafood dishes are abundant, delicious and highly varied, and they’re as fresh as it’s possible to get when served in Roatan’s restaurants. Conch chowder and lobster tails are island specialities not to be missed. There’s more than just fish and seafood, though. Roatan’s restaurants serve excellent dishes including rotisserie chicken cooked Caribbean style, and sweets desserts include mouth-watering banana pancakes and coconut brownies. You can also find international dishes from as far away as Argentina, Mexico and even Italy. Book our first-rate travel package to Roatan and spoil yourself with the excellent dining choices available.