The Island of Roatan Won Our “Favorite Caribbean Diving Spot” Poll.
The amazing Honduran island of Roatan is the winner of the GPSTravelMaps 2014 Favorite Caribbean Diving Spot Poll. This island lies on the southern edge of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest in the world. The splendors of nature found here no doubt played an important role in our readers voting this their favorite diving spot with a whopping 66% of the vote.
Adventure and leisure activities on Roatán include scuba diving, snorkeling, eco-tourism and adventure sports like ziplining, sport fishing, para sailing, paddle boarding, underwater submarine tours and glass-bottom boat trips. Boat charters are also available weekly from West End & West Bay to Cayos Cochinos and Utila.
There are two outer banks on the south side of the island a few miles off shore from the airport called Cordelia banks but affectionately known as “big bank” and “little bank” that feature coral formations and species of diverse marine life that are exclusively found in Roatan.
Island tours via independent tour operators or transportation provided by the hotels is popular among visitors with local island drivers providing a narrated tour of the island. Most tours often pass through the historical island towns (including Punta Gorda which is the oldest settlement in the Bay Islands), the Carambola botanical gardens, and the Arch’s iguana farm. (Read more about Roatan here.)
Take your fellow readers’ advice, and plan your next diving vacation on Roatan!
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