Roatan Travel Guide

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The island of Roatan is one of the most scenic in the entire region. Located about 30 miles off the coast of Honduras, Roatan island offers some of the best scuba-diving in the world and a laid-back island atmosphere. Go stay in West End. The hotels are nice.

What to do in Roatan?

The number one water sport is diving and Roatan has a some amazing reef and fish life.  Each side offers a unique diving experience ranging from the South side with it massive cracks (Mary's Place) to the West End (loaded with Turtles and fish) continuing to the Noth, which has very unique topo. For the adventurest diver you'll find the most pristine diving to the far East at Morat Wall.

You can always find a dive shop and the prices are very reasonable (25 - 40 per dive).

If you are not into diving the Bay Islands also has amazing fly fishing for bonefish and permit year round. The North side of Roatan is know for huge numbers of permit. As you travel East and get more remote the flats fill up with large bones, jacks, and snook.

A visit to Roatan for fishing is not complete without visiting Guanaja. It's famous for hundreds of bonefish there year round. You'll need a guide so be sure to find a service that can fish both islands.

Go and find 'burks place', its a guy who rents rooms with shower and WC for a decent price on a palm tree hacienda. All taxi drivers get commisions for dropping you in a hotel of a 'friend' be carefull, they will tell you they don't know the places where they don't get a commission ...

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: wikitravel

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