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recommended Native SonsI've dived with a bunch of different shops on Roatan over the past decade, and I've consistently had the best experiences with Native Sons. It's been around forever, it's owned and run by a local, the ... read moregroups are small, the boats are modern and well-equipped, and the instructors always make me feel very comfortable in--and out--of the water. The other thing I really like is that every time I've used this shop, I've seen the owner working the desk or heading out on a boat with a group of divers.Liza Prado
In case you're looking for a dive shop....
recommended West BayWest Bay is one of the best beaches in Roatan--great because it's gorgeous and has wonderful snorkeling, not-so-great because it can get packed with both daytrippers and overnight visitors. Get there ... read moreearly to stake out a good spot!
recommended Roatan IslandRoatan is a diver's paradise--surrounded by an amazing, healthy reef and high quality/low cost dive shops. There are a few beautiful beaches on the island too--West Bay being the highlight, with great ... read moresnorkeling too--and sights like botanical gardens, iguana farms, canopy tours, and swimming with dolphins. Most independant travelers stay in the community of West End, which is inhabited by lots of expats. There are a few all-inclusives on Roatan too.Liza Prado
I've been to Roatan a bunch of times and have never had any problems there, security-wise. That said, regardless of where you are in the world, it's important to avoid putting yourself at risk--like not wearing flashy jewelry, or walking on the beach late at night by yourself, or hitchhiking--all will help to keep your vacation on track. Have fun--Roatan (underwater and above it) is a great spot to spend some time!
recommended West EndWest End is one of a handful of villages on Roatan; it's a charming place with sand roads, homey open-air restaurants, laid back bars, and two small but nice beaches. It also is favored by expats, who ... read morerun many of the inns, eateries/bars, and dive shops in town.Recommended for:recommended West Endgood place, best beachesRecommended for:Matthias Hagemann
i think west end might be ok, but how you wanna go to roatan without beeing on the mainland. If you travel as 2 girls alone be careful don't walk at lonely places, be carefull with new "friends" and good rum or other good stuff
commented on this trip
Currently there is a travel warning for Honduras. But I think Roatan and Utila are safe with many foreign divers still visiting, the warning never stopped them.