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Pack your bags, nature lovers: Roatan is your dream come true. Situated near the Caribbean’s largest barrier reef, this Honduras Bay island is second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef when it comes to scuba diving and snorkeling. Plus, there’s plenty for landlubbers to love. Brightly colored butterfly gardens pepper the landscape, mangrove forests perch in the distance, and the beaches are ideal for lounging under the shade of a shaggy palm. From an adventurous family getaway to the most unforgettable honeymoon, a Roatan vacation is a true slice of paradise.
Though the island isn’t overwhelmingly large, it does contain several distinct villages. Searching for a classically Caribbean retreat? Head to the Roatan all inclusive resorts in West Bay. This pristine area is home to sugar-white sands of Tabyana Beach, and the coral-studded reef is within swimming distance of its shores. West Bay is also the perfect home base for exploring the bars and restaurants of the vibrant West End neighborhood. Just hop on a water taxi, and you’ll be there in a snap.
Located only a short drive from West End is the pastel-hued French Harbour. This is where you’ll uncover the newest crop of Roatan all inclusive packages, and the hushed village, though a favorite among globe-trotters, retains the magical air of an undiscovered gem. Ex-pats and locals still abound here, and the town's unfussy beach shacks are great places to grab a beer and strike up a conversation. Make sure to plan a visit to nearby Camp Bay to stroll the natural sands and kayak through the mangroves.
Roatan vacations may be heaven for outdoor enthusiasts, but the area is no stranger to life’s little luxuries. Back in West Bay, spa retreats and golf resorts line the emerald coast, and these Roatan packages provide a magazine-worthy setting for destination weddings. Spend a morning getting the royal treatment at a local spa, play a few rounds at a championship course, and then head over to the reef for a swim with the tropical fish. In this Honduran hideaway, there’s no limit to what you can experience.