Roatan Island Honduras: Facts

For those who need to be In the know about Roatan... Or are just lost!

Where is Roatan?

(16.34°N 86.33° W)

Located in the Western and Northern Hemisphere of Central America in the country of Honduras bordering Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, 1816 km or 1129 miles north of the equator. In the Bay of Honduras (some say Western Caribbean) between the islands of Utila and Guanaja.

Weather

Roatan has a tropical climate, though constant sea breezes keep the islands average temperature between 70°F and 90°F. The yearly average temperature is 82°F. Rainy season is October - January and the average rain fall is 87 inches.

Flora, Fauna,
Birds & Marine Life

  • Flora: Tropical jungle with a mix of hard woods. , you will also find bromeliads, ferns, orchids, bamboo, palms, Hog Plum, Nance and Strangler Fig are also found. A variety of plants are found along Roatan´s tropical beaches. Coconut palms, coco plums, sea grapes, almond trees and a variety of vines and flowering plants. Mangrove forests are found throughout Roatan and play an important role in protecting the coastal shoreline from storm and wind damage. Mangroves are also important breeding grounds for marine life.
  • Fauna: 12 mammal species, 36 species of reptiles and amphibians.
  • Birds: 120 species of resident and migratory birds, approx 40 species actually live and nest on Roatan, the rest are migratory birds. The Yellow-naped Parrot is found in Roatan and is an endangered species.
  • Marine Life: Fringing coral reef with hundreds of fish and invertebrates. About 40 reptile species are found in Roatan including the endangered Hawksbill turtle. You will also find six species of frogs, 15 lizard species and 13 snake species.
Right away you will love how comfortable and spacious this home is with an open kitchen and living-room design decorated with an artistic flair full of bright tropical colors. Even the doors on the main level of the home are hand carved in a reef motif!

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The Colburn's welcome you to Sea Breeze their 3 bedroom, 2 bath private cabana home for your tropical island vacation rental. Right away you will love how comfortable and spacious this home is with an open kitchen and living-room design decorated with an artistic flair full of bright tropical colors. Even the doors on the main level of the home are hand carved in a reef motif!

Ready To Go kitchen with mahogany counter tops and cabinets. Fully equipped with electric stove and small appliances.

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The Great Western Barrier Reef hugs the shores of Roatan offering World Class scuba diving and snorkeling. Here in Sandy Bay we are privileged to enjoy the reef so close to our homes and privately with our neighbors! No cruise ships here! I hope you enjoy my simple Roatan style tree house as much as I do, for Roatan Diving is my dream come true!" Leni

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This is my second home and not a typical vacation rental. I take a lot of pride in my cabana and have enjoyed making it as comfortable as possible. I have tried to retain much of the island charm, yet also offer up to date conveniences. I have recently added cable TV and upgraded my Internet service. However, the choice is yours. If you prefer, don't turn that power button on! Carpe diem.

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Welcome to our Roatan cabana home in Sandy Bay. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Having 3 children makes our Roatan vacations quite an adventure. Your Roatan adventure can begin right here in our 3 bedroom, 2 bath, private Sundancer Cabana home. You can enjoy all the Roatan air you want with fully screened windows, doors, upper porch and fans, OR take advantage of our whole house airconditioning feature with units in every bedroom, loft and living area.

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The hostel is owned and operated by Mel James, a Canadian who's been on the island for over 17 years, and who lives on property with her 2 sons. We love to help our guests experience the real Roatan, so you'll get a thorough orientation when you arrive, and are welcome to a copy of our hand-drawn map of the island.