7 Awesome Things To Do In Roatan Honduras

7 Awesome Things To Do In Roatan Honduras

Roatan Honduras is a beautiful island in the Western Caribbean. It is a growing tourist destination and cruises to the Caribbean bring thousands of people to visit weekly. What makes Roatan such a great place to visit? Here are 7 amazing things to do in Roatan.

#1 Snorkel – Roatan sits on the second largest barrier reef in the world along the Mesoamerican Reef. Snorkeling is a must in Roatan! The whole island is surrounded by reef and from any beach in Roatan, you can swim from shore to snorkel and see fish, coral and an ocean teeming with marine life.

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Amazing Reef To Explore
Snorkel in Roatan! #1 of 7 Things To Do In Roatan featured on the Roatan Blog!
School of fish swimming in Half Moon Bay. They visit the bay daily!

For those who are not the best of swimmers, fish are even in the shallow water! For instance, in popular tourist beaches like West Bay, fish swim close to shore and sometimes even nibble at your feet. A natural pedicure! Lol The best pedicure in the world!

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# 2 Visit West End!

West End is a fun area in Roatan with a small town island feel. You can shop, go for drinks, cool off and go for a swim at Half Moon Bay Beach, or eat good food at the many restaurants. West End has plenty to do to have fun! I love it because it feels more down to earth and less touristy than West Bay’s resort town.

In Roatan, Walk down West End for shopping, food and drinks! See 7 fun things to do in Roatan on the blog!
Walk down West End for shopping, food and drinks!
Enjoy a drink by the beach at West End!
Enjoy a drink by the beach at West End!

Buy fun souvenirs at Rusty’s or Waves of Art! Both support local artists and communities.

At Roatan's Rusty Fish, Nothing made in china at Rusty Fish! Buy local made souvenirs here in West End.
Nothing made in china at Rusty Fish! Buy local made souvenirs here in West End.

Also at West End is an amazing beach which leads to #3 ……

#3 Visit Half Moon Bay Beach at West End

Looking for somewhere quieter and more relaxed than some of the busy beaches at West Bay? Try Half Moon Bay at West End.

Half Moon Bay In Roatan. Relaxing, great for swimming and beautiful!
Half Moon Bay In Roatan. Relaxing, great for swimming and beautiful!
The view from Half Moon Bay Resort in West End - overlooking Half Moon Bay.
The view from Half Moon Bay Resort in West End – overlooking Half Moon Bay.

The snorkeling is amazing at West End’s Half Moon Bay Beach! You can swim or snorkel right off shore without needing a boat to take you to the reef.

  • TIP: The best entrance to snorkel is behind Half Moon Bay Resort.
Snorkel entrance behind Half Moon Bay Resort in Roatan's West End.
Snorkel entrance behind Half Moon Bay Resort

Half Moon Bay Roatan in West End RoatanWATCH THE VIDEO TO SEE HALF MOON BAY

#4 West Bay Beach

West Bay Beach may be busy but it is full of life and one of the top rated beaches in the world! It is a great place to spend the day with all the activities available you can think of such as snorkeling, jet skiing or flying through the air on water jet packs.

The swimming and snorkeling from shore is also great at West Bay. If you are not comfortable snorkeling without a guide, there are many tour vendors who can take you snorkeling further out on the reef.  

West Bay Beach in Roatan is one of the top beaches in the world! Learn more about Roatan on the blog!
West Bay in Roatan is one of the top beaches in the world!
West Bay Roatan Honduras. Someone trying water jet packs at West Bay. One of many activities available on the beach.
Someone trying water jet packs at West Bay. One of many activities available on the beach.

  • TIP: Snorkel in front of the “Grand Roatan Resort” hotel at the very end of the beach for easy and shallow snorkeling. You can watch a video of snorkeling in West Bay here to get a glimpse of what you might see,

VIDEO: WHERE TO GET BEST SNORKELING IN WEST BAY BEACH

West Bay Beach and Snorkeling in Roatan - Watch the video here.
West Bay Beach and Snorkeling in Roatan – Watch the video here.

#5 Take A Boat Tour – A boat tour around the island in any direction will offer you another view of Roatan. See Roatan’s lush tropical forest cascading across rolling hills while you sail by.

Many boat tours will take you snorkeling in one of Roatan’s many off shore reefs such as the Blue Channel or Spooky Channel.

7 Things to do in Roatan. View from the boat ride around Roatan. You can see the reef below as you sail by!
View from the boat ride around Roatan. You can see the reef below as you sail by!

#6 Zip Line To The Beach! – Go ziplining at Monkey Trail Canopy at Gumbalimba Park and fly through the jungle on a zip line to the beach! With 2 ½ miles of 12 ziplines, including a zipline across a lagoon, it is a blast!

Zipline in Roatan. One of many things to do in Roatan Honduras!

VIDEO: ZIPLINING AT GUMBALIMBA PARK. CLICK BELOW

Gumbalimba Park Video - Roatan Honduras

#7 Eat Baleadas – The most popular food in honduras and the cheapest eat you can find are Baleadas. Baleadas are a popular food in Honduras. Homemade flour tortillas filled with beans and cheese are just $1! Try them with avocado, eggs, chicken or meat.

At Calelulus in West End, you can get Baleadas with meat for just a few bucks more. You can’t beat that!

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Baleada for $1 at Calelulu and this Daily Special for $5!

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3 comments

  1. The beaches in Honduras seem stunning. And that Zip line looks like so much fun. I need to put this place on my list of must visits and I cant wait to try the amazing food.

    1. Hi Joella. Sorry for the late reply. My previous message never posted as I thought! …So glad you added this place to your list of places to see, it is well worth the visit. Lots to experience in Roatan. Snorkeling is my personal favorite.

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