Mid Roatan is the Commercial and Economic Hub of Roatan Island.
Although the old time Caribbean Charm of Roatan lies in the East End, and the World famous beaches and fun night life is to be found in the West End, Mid Roatan functions as the economic motor of the Island. As a matter of fact, both cruise ship passenger terminals, the only golf course on the island, and the two main communities; Coxen Hole and French Harbour are to be found in Mid Roatan.
There is much to see, enjoy, and eat in Mid Roatan, and because of this, we have created a separate space for this area.
Almost inevitably, you will find yourself in Mid Roatan: The Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport (RTB) is located just outside of Coxen Hole, meaning that if you arrive by air, you will first be in Mid Roatan. Similarly, if arriving by ferry from La Ceiba, you will arrive at the Carl Olsen McNab Ferry Terminal which is located near French Harbour, east of Coxen Hole. Only if you are arriving on the Utila Dream Ferry that runs between Utila and Roatan will you arrive directly to West End.
Finally, if you are cruise ship passenger that visits one of the ports of Roatan, you will also be in Mid Roatan. This is where the most of the banking institutions are located; in addition, the larger grocery stores in Roatan as well as most of the gas stations are to be found here.
There are plenty of deluxe, upscale resorts within the area, and in most of them, you would never notice that you are close to the commercial area of the island. Whatever you do, and wherever you stay in Roatan, make sure you visit the area, as it has some of the most distinguished restaurants and resorts in the island.
One advantage of staying in the area is that it makes it easier to travel to the east or to the west of the island, and thus you will be able to see the real colors of the Bay Islands of Honduras.