Off the coast of Honduras are the Bay Islands and two popular, English speaking, dive destinations. Roatan, the largest, was settled by pirates trading and cultivating sugar cane. Today tourism is one of its main sources of revenue. This lush, mountainous island, almost 40 miles long, is totally surrounded by coral reefs, offers many coves and inlets, some scattered villages, and is most famous for its’ exotic beaches at West End and West Bay, as well as fantastic diving and snorkeling.
Utila, the smaller of the two, is mainly flat and will steal your heart with its character. The banks that rise from the ocean floor, and regular sightings of Whale Sharks, have made this piece of paradise a lure to snorkelers and divers. Breathtaking views of the reef and Caribbean, charming people, quaint shops, funky restaurants and bars, will have you dreaming of coming back!