Roatan may be a small island, but that doesn’t mean it has limited attractions. In fact, the country has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, if not the world, most of which have fantastic opportunities to snorkel and dive among the second biggest barrier reef in the world.
The Roatan shoreline is full of iron shore, which is a fossilised coral reef, where the water used to cover but now that part of the reef has been left exposed and consequently dried out. It’s also covered in mangroves, trees that grow in the water, filtering the water and providing protected areas for young marine life to grow and thrive. These natural formations are amazing to explore in a way that is almost completely unique to Roatan, under the cover of the Caribbean sunshine.
You don’t have to go exploring and be adventurous at the beaches though – which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, we get that. The pristine white sands and sparkling blue water are also the perfect habitats for relaxation and tranquillity, enough to calm even the most stressed-out bodies.
Read on for our round up of the best beaches, all over the small little island.