Places to Visit...
The Bay Islands of Honduras offer a very different
world from that of mainland Honduras. The Islands history, which includes
many disputes between the Spaniards and the British during colonial times,
with the British actually controlling the islands most of the time, have
given the islands a unique heritage. There are several islands, with the
two larger ones being the most popular with tourists: Roatan and Guanaja.
English is widely spoken in the Islands.
Roatan is the largest island, with the most infrastructure and the most
developed for tourism. It is a long, thin island, measuring almost 40
miles in length and with a total land mass of 49 square miles. The island
has a mountainous backbone and is totally surrounded by coral reefs,
offering superb diving.
The tallest of the islands, Guanaja has become the most elite-oriented,
with many of the better hotels on the Islands located here. Guanaja
is a unique island, as it does not have any roads, and the largest
community, known as Bonaca is not even on the island itself, but on a
small cay a short distance from Guanaja. Guanaja has a paved runway
as an airport, and is forested with the unique Caribbean pine that
distinguishes it very much from its sister islands.
, 15 units, restaurant, bar, hot water, garden,
private beach, fishing snorkeling. Built kind of like a three story
Christopher Columbus is reputed to have landed here on his fourth and
last voyage to the "Indies" and actually encountered canoes
with Paya Indians. He also mentioned the excellent quality of
the fresh water that he found on the Island, saying " he
had never tasted sweeter water of better quality"
Bayman Bay Club