Location & Info
Where are we on Roatan?
Roatan, about 36 miles long and 2 miles wide, is the largest of the three main islands, located directly between Utila and Guanaja.
Tranquilseas is nestled on a hillside amongst tropical plants and trees, with beautiful landscaped gardens, ocean views, a private dock ideally located in the area of Sandy Bay. You will find Sandy Bay is very quiet and away from the main hustle and bustle of the island, providing a true island escape, but within very easy reach if you wish to be a part of it.
Free from commercialization, one can tour around Roatan in a rented pick-up or tour mini bus, discovering fishing villages and local vendors trying their best to make their way though the day.
As you would expect from a tropical island, the lush green exotic jungle that laces Roatan provides a canopy for many indigenous birds and creatures that are the backbone for the golden palm-fringed beaches.
The following gallery gives you a small visual idea of our surroundings
There are many ways to get to your final destination of Roatan, so it is always worth looking around for the best trip to suit you and your budget, but here are some tips to get you started on your trip to Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.
Take a look at our getting to Roatan page for more info.
All travelers will need a passport valid for six months to enter Honduras. No visas are required when citizens are from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, U.K. & the U.S.A.
On arrival in the country you will be issued a '1 month tourist' visa, which can be renewed each month for approx. $45 per additional month. After 3 (THREE) months you will have reached the national limit for a tourist visa and you will have to leave the country for three days. Upon return you can either carry on using your 'tourist visa' or apply for a work permit or residency.
The national currency of Honduras is the lempira. Most restaurants and shops do accept U.S. dollars and sometimes traveler's cheques. The best place to change traveler's cheques is at one of the four banks located in Coxen Hole.
The national language of Honduras is Spanish: however since the Bay Islands were once British colonies many people do speak or understand English.
As you tour around Tranquilseas you will encounter our personal security guard. Although the Bay Islands are generally safe for tourists and visitors alike normal precautions should be taken. When strolling at night or in remote places you need to take into account that you are in a third world location.
The temperature on Roatan usually ranges from 28°C/84°F to 35°C/105°F and with the trade winds from the southeast the island is being continuously cooled. The water temperatures, as you would expect from a Caribbean paradise, always lie nicely in the 26°C/78°F to 29°C/87°F range. October through to December usually brings most of the rain, but rainfall is periodic and normally only showers.
From June until the later months we do fall into the hurricane season: fortunately enough for Roatan we lie just far enough west so that many of the hurricanes just pass on by. Sometimes the humidity can become quite high so we encourage you to drink plenty of water. *This does not exclude Roatan from the hurricane season.
The dress code on Roatan is casual, but for those slightly cooler nights or eating out at one of Roatan's gourmet restaurants you may want to bring something a little smarter. Everyday wear includes: shorts and T-shirts, bathing suits of choice and lots of sun cream. The sun is intense, so lightweight trousers and shirts are recommended.
Lightweight flip-flops or sandals are perfect for everyday use but if you're planning on taking part in some of our exploration adventures, then something slightly more robust will be needed.
There are many ways to get around and enjoy Roatan, but here is some Useful information and guidance on taxi fares in Roatan
If there is anything else you would like to know or something that we have not covered here then please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org