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The Bay Islands are located approximately 60 kilometres off the northern coast of Honduras.

Accessed by air from San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba, the archipelago consists of three beautiful islands - Guanaja, Roatán and Utila. All are surrounded by warm, clear tropical waters with extensive coral reefs - a paradise for scuba-divers. The sea is literally teeming with tropical fish.

Roatán is the most developed and largest of the islands and though accommodation is not luxurious we can recommend some wonderful, unique lodges in excellent locations. Most people are here to dive or snorkel the spectacular reefs but the lovely white-sand beaches also provide a great opportunity to relax and catch some sun.

Diving trips and courses

Scuba-diving day trips can easily be arranged locally but we can also pre-book seven night packages and dive courses. The clear, calm waters of the Bay Islands and the proximity of its reef to the shore make this the perfect place for learner divers and there are a number of excellent dive operators that offer five day PADI courses if you are interested in taking up this sport.

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Map of the Bay Islands

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around the Bay Islands

    Accommodation choices for the Bay Islands

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Bay Islands. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • The Palmetto Bay Plantation Resort, Roatán Island

      Palmetto Bay Plantation Resort

      Medium

      The Palmetto Bay Plantation Resort is located near Roatán Island’s French Harbour, slightly off the beaten track in a secluded bay.

    • Beach at Turquiose Bay, Roatan

      Turquoise Bay

      Simple

      Turquoise Bay is located on the eastern end of Roatán's north shore, surrounded by clear turquoise waters and protected by a natural mangrove island.