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Roatan Guide

What You Need to Know About French Harbour Roatan

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French Harbour is located in the middle of the island of Roatan, essentially serving as a dividing line between the East End of the Santos Guardiola Municipality and the western half of the island under the Roatan Municipality. As a main hub of commercial activity, French Harbour itself isn’t a very popular residential location for […]

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It’s Clear Why Expats Love the East End of Roatan

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The East End of Roatan is a very popular area for expats. Quiet, more rural, and a true taste of island life await you in the East End. Part of the Santos Guardiola Municipality, the East End is a term to describe the many different neighborhoods and communities that vaguely encompass everything East of French […]

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Living the Good Life in Sandy Bay Roatan

Sandy Bay Roatan is an extensive stretch along the northern shore of the island between Coxen Hole and West End. Within this large expanse, there are communities and neighborhoods that are very popular with expats and with tourists. With the combination of community areas, amenities, and convenient access to both the practical parts of Coxen […]

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Island Life Insight: An Overview of Coxen Hole Roatan

Coxen Hole Roatan is not a popular part of the island for expats to purchase property and live, but it is a significant destination in terms of general expat life needs. It is also the hub where many tourists will arrive in Roatan, so it’s helpful to understand what you might find there and what […]

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7 Ways West End Roatan Will Knock Your Flip-Flops Off

Have you visited West End Roatan yet? If you have, then you already know why visitors adore this beachfront village. With its plentiful fun activities and seriously laidback vibe, West End takes Island Time to a new level! If you’re looking for a low-key beach community that knows how to have fun, West End might […]

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13 Reasons to Love West Bay Roatan

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Realistically, there are countless reasons to love West Bay Roatan, so we won’t pretend that this list of things to love is comprehensive! But we also realize that many of you have visited our beautiful island home and already fallen in love. We’re talking head-over-heels, counting-down-the-days kind of love. And we know the feeling! West […]

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The Comprehensive Guide to Roatan Island in Honduras

Welcome to Roatan island in Honduras! The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is about 40 miles off the northern shore of Honduras in Central America. Roatan has long been known as a scuba diver’s paradise. The world’s second-largest barrier reef ends at the Bay Islands, fringing just off-shore and teeming with life! In this […]

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History of Roatan

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The Bay Island’s rich cultural diversity stems from the variety of peoples who have inhabited them over the ages. Today’s inhabitants are the descendants of native Indians, Africans, and Europeans -including pirates-, and mainland Hondurans, accompanied by an ever-growing expatriate community. The Islands original inhabitants were Paya Indians. The Paya were a nomadic group of […]

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Roatan Travel Tips

How to Get to Roatan Roatan’s modern airport, the Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport, also known as Roatan International Airport (RTB airport code), is one of Honduras’ four international airports and is serviced by American, United, Avianca, Delta, Air Transat, Sunwing, Tropic Air and more which all fly to Roatan in conjunction with local carriers […]

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Roatan Nature and Wildlife

The warm temperature and heavy rainfall during some seasons support a wide variety of plant life and eco-systems. Guanaja was named by Christopher Columbus as the “Island of Pines” after the abundant pine forests found on the islands. The islands also boast tropical forest areas, which are home to a wide range of tropical species […]

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