Roatán Town Travel Guide

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    A restaurant with a view
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Roatán Town Things to Do

  • Great dive every time!

    We stayed at Bananarama's dive and beach resort. Every morning, we met at the dive shop to check gears, and hop on a boat in front of the resort. There are TONS of great dive spots near the beach throughout the island. It was usually a short 5-10 minutes ride to a dive spot. Most dives we did started at 25-40ft of shallow coral/sand area, and moved...

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  • 3rd stop on the tour... Sherman Arch's...

    To see the Iguana's you must pay $5 per person. You can feed them with the tree leaves they give you. Here at the farm there is about 2700 roaming free Iguana's.Go past the huge area with Iguana's and you will see the water. Right there you might see a boy who is cutting up live fish to feed the barracudas. Barracudas are ray-finned fishes notable...

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  • Fantasy Island the last part

    This last part of Fantasy Island I am going to show you the island look by the resort. Make sure to see all the pictures :)

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  • Fantasy Island part 2

    I had to put the Monkeys on their own page.We went past all the other animals and went into this area with many trees. The monkeys were hiding in the trees. Our tour guide Victor had them come out by calling to them and feeding them sugar from sugar packets! Let me tell you that they are not picky at what kind of sugar they eat or not because once...

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  • Stop two.... Fantasy Island (resort)...

    On a private, 15 acre island off the south shore of Roatan island, 8 miles from Roatan Airport. When we reached there, there was a armed guard who stops you before you cross the bridge to get onto the island. After driving over the bridge and through the place we stop and park where the resort is. After walking through the forest for a few blocks,...

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  • First stop on Island tour... Dixon Cove

    The first thing we saw (once we got past Coxen Hole), was two shipwrecks that are located in Dixon Cove. Both wrecks have been decaying here since the 1970s.The first ship got stuck in the Coral Reefs. When you get out to look at the ship and take your pictures you will notice many kids asking if you want to buy stuff for a dollar. The sad thing is...

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Roatán Town Restaurants

  • For a good time by the beach

    It's a great spot by a beautiful beach, where you can enjoy the wonderful weather and scenery. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with some daily entertainment at night. The menu consists of local seafood dishes, hamburgers, salads, steaks, chickens, etc. Everyone can find something they like. Fresh seafood items were always good. For drinks,...

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  • dont miss the Fried Shrimp - best in the...

    On our way to the restaurant we saw many free roaming chickens. And then we saw a guy carrying a chicken. Remember this as I tell the story.....We got to the restaurant and had to wait a bit before we got to order our food because it was packed! Victor our tour guide said that it is safe to eat the food. Just dont drink the water or ice!! So we got...

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  • Fast Food

    Bojangles Chicken is located just down from Casi Todo and next to the new gas station on the main road. "Fast food" chicken is the specialty.

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  • French croissants and sandwiches

    "Le Boulangerie" is, as the name says, a bakery run by a French couple for about 6 years now. They bake excellent croissants and other things, they have sandwiches with cheese and ham and also fruit shakes. Count on 15 L for a croissant, and 25 L for a sandwich.

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  • Sandwiches and more

    Que Tal Cafeteria is located in Coxen Hole next to the Casi Todo Bookstore. Deli sandwiches, fresh fruit frescos and home baked cookies can be found here. Open for breakfast and lunch, they close around 4:00 PM. After breakfast or lunch, visit Casi Todo to arrange island tours. Casi Todo also has a location in West End.

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  • Good Food and best enviroment!!!

    The restaurant have a great decoration, you feel realy confortable there and they give you an excelent attention.

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Roatán Town Transportation

  • Water taxi option

    Water taxis are cheap and fun option, but you have to wait for a while in the dock to be pick up....

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  • Rent a car, take a water taxi or stay in...

    The streets are not to good in Roatan, but is nice to drive arround to see the beauties of the Island.. Renting a car for one day is enought for a good tour. We rent one at Sandy Bay... i'm not too sure but was arround 50 dlls for 24 hours.

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  • Taxi service

    Taxi service is readily available. Be sure to confirm the price to your destination prior to taking the trip. Taxi rates are supposed to be fixed by Mayoral Order from the ship terminal on the east side of Coxen Hole to major tourist locations on the island. There is regular bus and van service for French Harbour and Oakridge, as well as Sandy Bay...

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Roatán Town Shopping

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    by klj&a Written Nov 7, 2005

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    A few feet from the beach was a dirt road lined with small shops.

    What to buy: Local carfts, fruit. I bought some coffee beans.

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Roatán Town Local Customs

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    Cruise Ships

    by TinKan Written Apr 2, 2003

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    As with any tourist supported town you will find the prices go up and down depending on the status of the curise ships. If the ship is in the prices are higher and if out they are lower.

    Try to avoid Coxen Hole when the ship is in as the town gets very busy and you will not see the real Coxen Hole but a feeding frenze all looking for the tourist $

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Roatán Town Warnings and Dangers

  • Be careful

    Watch out for the kids. My husband and I were almost robbed by a kid who was about the age of 8! He seperated us while we were shopping and he was asking me what was on the ship and all. I started to talk but I noticed that he kept looking over at my husband. Finally looking at my husband I noticed that their was 2 or 3 kids around him hovering. I...

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  • Taxis

    As soon as you get into port, you will be bombarded by taxi drivers. Make sure you get a cab that only has a driver. You might want to do a quick once over the car before you get in. Our taxi had the wheel fall off. A member of our party and these kids on the side of the road had to help the driver get the tire back on. Needless to say we did not...

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  • Punta Gorda warning

    All the island looks secure even the Punta Gorda area, but is better be careful going to that area coz they are not use to see tourist over there.

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Roatán Town Tourist Traps

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    by TinKan Updated Jul 10, 2004

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    Credomatic for Visa and MasterCard advances is located across from Bancahsa. Bancahsa has an office in Coxen Hole with services that also has cash advances on your Visa card.
    Bancahsa's schedule is 8:00 to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, Saturdays open only during the morning.

    Using your Visa card to obtain cash will incur additional charges for a phone call to your bank to verify the card and an exchange rate charge.

    Unique Suggestions: US dollars are widely accepted, if not preferred, throughout Roatan.

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Roatán Town What to Pack

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    Roatan

    by lucyguajardo Written Jan 8, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: CACTUS JUICE.. is a mosquito repelent very good, i think the only one that can help you in Roatan!!! any OFF is that good.. don't go there without be aware of mosquitos

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Roatán Town Off The Beaten Path

  • ohh pretty pictures

    Here is the water view at the Iguana Farm. It turned rainy but still very pretty to look at.And at Fantasy Island too...

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  • Driving around and find treasures!!!

    We where just driving around the island.. and we found some interesting views.. but the best that i found was this old boat.. just looking at it makes me creat a hole story in my mind about what happen to it..isn't cool?!

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    Local road

    by TinKan Written Apr 1, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Coxen Hole is the largest city and capital of the Bay Islands. In Coxen Hole, you will find the local super mercado (super market), ship docks, ferry terminal, banks, small hotels, post office, customs, immigration, and small shops.

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