Roatan, located between the islands of Utila and Guanaja, is the largest of Honduras' Bay Islands. It is approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi) long, and less than 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) across at its widest point.
Located near the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea (second largest worldwide after Australia's Great Barrier Reef), Roatan has become an important cruise ship and scuba diving destination in Honduras. Tourism is its most important economic sector, though fishing is also an important source of income for islanders.
In March 2003, we spent two weeks at an all inclusive resort called Fantasy Island. (No. This isn't the island to find Mr. Roarke & Tattoo!)
We chose Roatan and this resort because of it's location on the world's second largest barrier reef. Apart from the usual eating, drinking and relaxing, our primary objective was scuba diving.
The diving was excellent but, in retrospect, it's a shame that I wasn't taking either underwater video or photos at the time of this trip. Therefore, we don't have any of our own underwater photos to share. We do have clips of a couple of commercial videos of our excursions.
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