Bay Islands of Roatan

The beautiful Caribbean island of Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras offers some of the world’s best SCUBA diving. The island is surrounded by the world’s second largest coral reef, hugging most of the shore. This provides calm, clear beaches for swimming and snorkeling plus many varieties of sea life. Roatan is not as “touristy” as many Caribbean islands, but you will find plenty of activities and things to see and learn about the island and Honduran culture.

Resorts/Dive Operators

Anthony’s Key Resort – With 50 private Tahitian style bungalows nestled around a secluded lagoon, this resort provides not only excellent diving but a diversity of “surface” activities. Anthony’s Key is home of the Institute of Marine Sciences and their Dolphin Encounter Program, giving you a chance to swim in the lagoon with the dolphins. The Roatan Museum is also located at the resort. Full PADI diving certification is also available.

Cocoview Resort – Located on a small peninsula just outside the picturesque town of French Harbor on Roatan’s southside, Cocoview offers some of the finest drop-off diving found throughout the Bay Islands. Truly stupendous and dramatic vertical walls beginning in as little as 15 feet of water and dropping into a crystal clear blue abyss. In front of the resort, what may well be the Caribbean’s finest beach dive, a 140 foot shipwreck resting in 40-65 feet of water.

Fantasy Island Resort - An exotic private retreat on a spacious 15 acre island connected by a bridge to Roatan’s south shore. Fantasy Island offers 39 luxury, and 25 standard air conditioned rooms. The main restaurant, three bars and lounge create an elegant and tropical ambiance. Watersport enthusiasts can enjoy small sailboats, catamarans, jet skis and more. There is a full service dive shop, offering a full range of PADI classes.


Utila is a different world to mainland Honduras because of the 300 year British influence on the Bay Islands. The island is mostly uninhabited except for the small fishing village of East Harbour with a population of 6000. The beaches are found west of town toward Blue Bayou. At Blue Bayou you can swing in a hammock, relax and enjoy the beach with a good book or snorkel on the reef just offshore. The Utila Cayes are just short boat trip away where you will find 11 palm studded islands surrounded by white sandy beaches. We offer two great resorts; Utila Lodge and Laguna Beach.

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