A mere 40 miles off the beachy shores of northern Honduras lies Roatán—the largest (and most beautiful) island in the Central American country’s Bay Of Islands. This Caribbean Sea outpost spans roughly 40 miles from top to bottom and just three miles wide. Roatán has a long and storied history featuring indigenous communities, pirates, sailors and European colonization. Today, it’s a shimmering tropical island getaway where luxury resorts like Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa dot its postcard beaches. And when it comes to locale, ours doesn’t get any sweeter. Situated in the premier West Bay neighborhood, it’s known for having the best beaches and sunsets on the island. Plus, our resort’s prime position along the world’s second-largest barrier reef means some of Central America’s best snorkeling and diving can be done from its pristine shores. Adventure and relaxation personify island life on Roatán. And for those looking for an idyllic escape, a fantastic tropical climate, lush palms and a beachy vibe—it’s paradise personified.
Located at the southern tip of Roatán, West Bay is home to a mile-long stretch of sand, twinkling turquoise waters and the island’s best sunset views. This award-winning beach includes calm waters and direct access to the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Ideal for swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding and just about any other water activity you can think of, we’re proud to call it our island home.
Roatán is a small island, so its varied neighborhoods are a breeze to explore. In the south, Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa is located in the West Bay neighborhood, the premier beach and sunset spot. If you’re up for some adventure, take one of our complimentary PUBLIC bikes and cruise around nearby areas like expat-friendly West End or picturesque Keyhole Bay.
Sure, we’ve got a pinch-me-perfect location on the beach, but Roatán has a variety of exciting land activities worth experiencing. Fly through the treetops at South Shore Canopy Zipline. Shoot your shot at Black Pearl Golf Course and Beach Club. Or get muddy while riding an ATV through the jungle. Our talented team can arrange any land activity that catches your eye.
There’s no doubt the warm and inviting Caribbean Sea is the main reason you come to Roatán. But there’s so much more to do than just bask on the beautiful beaches. Snorkeling or scuba diving the world’s second-largest barrier reef is a must during your stay. Afterward, partake in any number of water sports like paddleboarding, kayaking, parasailing, glass-bottom boating or jet skiing. Then, hop on a horse and splash through the water as the sun begins to set in this oceanside oasis.