When you're traveling as a group, nothing is more important than the versatility of the location - especially when everyone has a different idea of their dream vacation. If you're looking for an island getaway that can cater to each person in your group, from romance to adventure and everything in between, try Roatan's West End Village. With evolving Caribbean culture, quick access to white-sand beaches, shopping, restaurants and nightlife, the island has an experience for everyone, with a destination that can be enjoyed by all.
Why Roatan is One of the Best Places to Go in the Caribbean
Take a deep dive into West End and you'll soon find that this charming locale offers a truly authentic Caribbean experience that you can enjoy with your friends or one-on-one with your loved one.
If you love to relax, nothing beats white beaches and blue waters
The west and north shores are made up of sweeping white-sand beaches that are protected by colorful coral reefs and broken up by mangroves and coconut palms. Of course, no Caribbean retreat would be complete without catching one of the best sunsets over the crystal-clear ocean, and Roatan's West End provides exactly that; if you're looking for romance on your next getaway, there is nothing like watching the sunset with your loved one after an adventurous day with your group of friends.
If you're interested in snorkeling or scuba diving, you can find some of the best spots off Roatan's shore. Explore the coral reefs and underwater life with some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea. If you're a fisherman at heart, the waters are teeming with tuna, dorado, barracuda, grouper and snapper; if catch-and-release is more your style, bone fish may be the way to go.
Take your double date to the next level
For breakfast and lunch, it's hard to resist one of the most relaxing and welcoming spots on the island. At Cafe Escondido you can indulge in espresso-based coffee beverages, savory breakfast sandwiches and french toast, fresh smoothies and, after the morning dive, treat yourself to the island's best noodle bowl and an afternoon cocktail (or two - you're on vacation after all).
If you're looking for contemporary, eclectic and bistro-style cuisine, make a reservation at Roatan Oasis where the dining experience is relaxed and the menu changes daily. We also suggest The Buena Vida for the best pizza on the island and Anthony's Chicken for some of the best deals and authentic tastes Roatan has to offer.
Of course, no island vacation would be complete without a truly special meal with spectacular view of the sun as it sets over the Caribbean Sea. Look no further: Ooloonthoo Restaurant offers views of some of the best sunsets as you share a meal with your loved one and friends. Frequently praised as "the best meal on the island," this private dining experience offers scenic views, an authentic ambiance and in all likelihood, the best Indian food you have ever had.
Ready for some fun? Step it up and seek adventure!
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Perhaps a canopy zipline tour is in order. You'll gain a unique perspective of the inner island's lush green forests and, with maximum heights of 328 feet, you might gain a greater respect for the ground views as well! We also invite you to immerse yourself in the culture of the island with a trip to the Roatan Institute of Deep Sea Exploration, the Roatan Marine Park or a guided hike around some of the more remote areas. Looking for more to explore? Daily boat trips are available to take you to the neighboring islands.