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Information and History of Roatan, Bay Islands Honduras

The Bay Islands, lying just off the Caribbean coast, is an archipelago that consists of three major islands, Roatan, Guanaja and Utila, and numerous smaller islands. The coral reef surrounding Roatan and Guanaja is renowned for it's excellent scuba diving, while the many cayes around Utila are a snorkelers paradise.

History has it that the Paya indians inhabited the islands as far back as AD 400. Europeans first arrived on the scene in the 1500's. In 1502, Christopher Columbus on his fourth journey to "the New World", landed on Guanaja.

From the 1500s into the late 1700s the islands served as a hideout and home for pirates, Spanish Conquistadors and English Soldiers. Many foreign settlements were started and either destroyed or abandoned.

In 1798 the Garifuna (5,000 black Caribs being forceably removed from St. Vincent) were marooned on Roatan. They settled the village of Punta Gorda and even still today many of it's inhabitants still speak an African dialect.

Immigraition still continuses today. Many Europeans and Amerians have become residents and a large number of Hondurans have moved to the islands in search of better paying jobs. Fishing and shrimping, the main industry for years, is being replaced by tourism. Resorts, hotels, dive shops, restaurants and bars are popping up everywhere to attract divers, snorkelers, ecotourists and cruise ship passengers.

Roatan is 25 miles long and 1.8 miles across at it's widest part. The tallest peak is 771 feet. The climate varies between seasons. Springtime temperatures are in the 80's while summertime temps are in the 90's with humidity increasing into September. Light rain showers and occasional evening thunderstorms keep temperatures pleasant. Water temperatures range from 80-84 degrees Fahrenheit for most of the year, dropping to between 74 and 76 degrees in the winter.

Roatan's accomodations range from large dive resorts to a hammock on the beach. While there are a variety of restaurants for every taste and budget. Once considered a destination for divers, the island now offers plenty to do for the land based tourist.

The unique thing about Roatan is that outside the resorts you won't find the crowds, beachside peddlers, casinos, high-rises, or other signs of modern life now changing many Caribbean getaways. What you will find are locals socializing in tiny beach bars, rustic shops with handmade crafts, and an easy going island pace.

Listed below are some links we hope you will find helpful.

Places to Stay:
Mayan Princess Beach Resort
Parrot Tree Rentals

Dive Operations & Resorts:
CoCo View
Bay Islands Beach Resort
Las Rocas Resort
Anthony's Key Resort

Airlines:
Continetal Airlines
Delta Airlines
American Airlines

 

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Roatan Living Real Estate

Century 21 Roatan, J. Edwards Real Estate
Office: Mayan Princess Beach Resort, West Bay Beach
Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

Philip Buck
PBuck@RoatanLiving.com
Roatan: 011-504-9970-3378
US Voip # That Rings in Roatan: 831-359-4244

Roatan Living Real Estate and property for sale serves Roatan the Bay Islands of Honduras. Selling Real estate and Property for sale on Roatan! You can find an assortment of properties to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for an investment property, business opportunity or just an island hideaway property. Roatan real estate includes luxury homes, condos, resorts, beachfront homes, land for sale and development properties located in developments such as Mayan Princess, Parrot Tree Plantation, Marbella Beach, Pristine Bay - Roatan Golf Club, Rohan by the Sea, Palmetto Bay Plantation, Lawson Rock, La Sirena, Infinity Bay, Keyhole Bay and Coral Sands.