Family Dive Adventures: Welcomes two dive resorts in Roatan.
Family Divers is proud to announce the addition of two family friendly diver resorts to our stable of 5 star PADI dive resorts. We now represent Mayan Princess with PADI 5 star — Mayan Divers and Turquoise Bay Resort with the PADI 5 star — Subway divers.
Where is Roatan? Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands, which are a part of Honduras, lying just over 30 miles from the northern coast of the Honduran mainland. MAP
The diving: Roatan is world famous for its scuba diving. The pristine and newly protected reef surrounding the island attracts beautiful tropical fish, rays, turtles whale sharks, and big schools of fish for divers and snorkelers alike. Dive attractions also include sea walls, shipwrecks, a submerged airplane, and night diving. Sea turtles, dolphins, and whales.
It’s an island jungle: Parrots, iguana, and monkeys live in the wild on this tropical island. An iguana farm east of French Harbor provides a refuge for thousands of iguanas and is open for tourists. During crab season, island blue crabs come out at night by the thousands. The crabs climb trees to eat fruit.
The weather: Roatan has a mild tropical climate year round with sea temperatures perfect for swimming and diving all year.
West Bay Beach boat rides
Coxen Hole is the largest town on Roatan. It is home of government offices. French Harbor is the second largest community on the island. It is a thriving business center, with grocery stores, banks, real estate offices, shrimp boat, docks, and shipping companies. French Harbor also offers a nice shopping center featuring a restaurants, a grocery store, and many other businesses.
Punta Gorda has the largest settlement of Garifuna people on the Bay Islands. There are also Garifuna settlements on the mainland of Honduras. The Garifuna have a fascinating culture, preserving their African roots. They beat african drums and still speak the Garifuna language, which is very unusual sounding.
West End is one of the main tourist destinations of the island, with dive centers, hotels, restaurants, and tourist shops. West End has rental properties and condominiums available for travelers who choose to stay longer on Roatan.
Exchanging Currency, Honduras Lempiras
Currency You may spend dollars or Lempiras on Roatan. If you want Lempiras, you can usually get a good exchange rate at the larger grocery stores. If you spend dollars, don’t be surprised if the Lempira exchange rate you are given is a little lower than what you find on the internet. If it is much lower, refuse the transaction. Prices are highly negotiable on Roatan.
Family Friendly: Tourism Honduras recognizes the value of Roatan tourism and foreign investment to the nation’s economy. Accordingly, Honduras passed laws protecting the environment and encouraging foreign investment and ownership of property.
Family Dive Adventures is specializes in dive travel for individual families, small groups and dive clubs. How would like us to arrange you next dive trip to Roatan? Call 803-419-2556