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Roatan is approximately 30 miles long and between 1-6 miles wide. There is 1 main paved road that stretches from the West End to Oak Ridge in the East. Beyond that, a dirt road continues on to Port Royal.

Pack light and casual. The restaurants on the island are all very casual, and usually open-air. Make sure you bring your bathing suit, shorts, tee shirts, a polo type shirt for Golf or the better restaurants, plenty of sunscreen, dive gear and Scuba certification card if you’re planning to scuba dive. All the shops have rental gear if you’d prefer to leave yours at home. Bring your Passport (good for 6 months). Also, insect repellent is a good idea. There are several products that work well against our noseeums, including deet-based products. We recommend Avon’s Skin so soft combination sunscreen and bug repellent. On island, you can purchase an all-natural repellent (which is also a sunscreen) called Cactus Juice. It contains no deet but still works well. Bring a debit card and plan to use it whenever possible, keep in mind that many places can only take cash and you will usually get a better price paying in cash. Bring your medicines, and any foods for specific diatary needs.

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From the United States:   American, Delta, Sun Country, United          
From Canada:  Sunwing, West Jet                   
Other Carriers:  Tropic Air, CM/TAG   

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Yes, the Galaxy II, operated by Safeway Maritime, runs twice daily between Roatan and La Ceiba. Their current schedule is: Roatan-La Ceiba 7AM and 2PM. La Ceiba-Roatan 9:30AM and 4:30PM. The trip takes approximately 2 hours each way.

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West Bay, Sandy Bay and West End all have several dive shops to choose from. If staying at the Casa/Casita, our favorites are Octopus Dive School and Sandy Bay Diver’s, both are highly recommended. They have great boats and very friendly staff as well as very reasonable rates. If staying at the Condo in West Bay Beach we recommend Las Rocas (1 minute away) and West Bay Divers. There are many other great dive shops to choose from in West End as well.

English and Spanish are both spoken on Roatan. For native islanders of all backgrounds, an island version of English is their first language, but the majority speak Spanish as well. Some black islanders, known as the Garifuna, also retain the Garifuna language in addition to English and Spanish. Mainland Hondurans who have relocated to the islands over the last few decades speak primarily Spanish.

The national currency of Honduras is called the lempira. The current exchange rate (as of January 2021) is approximately 24.5 lempira to 1 US dollar. Check before you travel for the current exchange rate. Also, in most places on the islands, as well as many places on the Honduran mainland, US dollars are accepted. Cash is always preferred, however, visa and master card are also accepted at selected locations.

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On Roatan, there are a multitude of car rental businesses, and even more taxis for hire. It is always best to negotiate the taxi price before getting into the taxi. There is also a water taxi between West End and West Bay. For those more budget-minded travelers, there are collectivo busses that travel the length of the island.

There are 3 large (by island standards) grocery markets on Roatan. One is Elden’s in Coxen Hole right behind the main gas station & Bojangles. There is a second Eldon’s located in French Harbour. They probably have the best variety of groceries available anywhere on the island and you can now get just about anything there that you would want or need. There is now a third large grocery store on the main road in Sandy Bay called Commercial Ramirez. There are many mini markets at the gas stations and I will let you in on a secret….there you can get the best and cheapest breakfast anywhere on the Island. You will also find many little stores around the Island.

Roatan is strictly casual. Shorts and T-shirts and bathing suits are the norm just about anywhere you go. The temperature is warm all year round; generally in the mid 80’s Fahrenheit.

If you are unsure of when to visit Roatan Island vacation rentals, you should first be aware that September through February is the island's rainy season. As a result, we recommend scheduling your trip between February to August, when the weather is dry and precipitation is much less frequent. But enjoy all season in the life with happiness.
The north and north western coasts of Roatan contain the best lodging options. Bayside Villas, West Bay Beach,Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras, Sandy Bay is a very relaxed place to stay spanning part of the north western shore of Roatan. You can enjoy beaches, leisure activities, and fun nights out all in one location.
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