There are many and varied things to do in Mid Roatan.
Activities within this section of Roatan Island are diverse, and include a bit of everything. Playing a round of golf in an 18 hole designer golf course, horseback riding in the water, diving or hiking through natural trails are but a few of the many things to do in mid Roatan that you can enjoy.
The only golf course in Roatan is the Black Pearl at Pristine Bay. This is par 72, 18 hole championship course designed by Pete Dye is a magnificent, challenging course with spectacular views of the Caribbean.
Diving is one of the highlights in Roatan, and there are many different dive shops on the island, including many in mid Roatan. Dive resorts, such as Coco View have their own PADI dive shops, but resorts, such as Las Verandas and Pristine Bay do so also. You can choose between diving along the south or north shores, each offer different and unique dive spots, with the benefit that usually at least one side of the island offers good diving visibility even during stormy days. One of the most reputable dive shops, Subway Watersports, has a branch at Little French Cay.
Little French Cay
A unique destination in itself. With a variety of different tropical birds, such as macaws and parrots, great beach snorkeling and diving, and fantastic white sand beaches to enjoy, Little French Cay is one of those places you will not want to leave once you discover it! Located on the south side of the island, a bit to the east of French Harbour. Also offers great dining and a full service international bar. Diverse activities are available at Little French Cay, including horseback swimming, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, diving and simply relaxing in a hammock and chaise lounge while you enjoy the blissful beauty of the Caribbean. Little French Cay is open Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m.
Not really a farm, or even an official breeding farm for iguanas, Arch, the owner simply loves iguanas and has provided a haven for them where they truly thrive. Iguanas are usually hunted as food in Honduras, and Roatan is no exception, so they are not nearly as common as they once were. Go to Archs’ Iguana Park and see these unique giant lizards, some of them measuring over 3 and even 4 feet long from head to tail. Despite looking prehistoric and monstrous, they are completely tame and non aggressive.
Zip Line Canopy Tour
Roatan offers several different zip line canopy tours throughout the island. While most of these are towards the West End of the island, there are several on the mid section of Roatan, including Pirates of the Caribbean, located just east of the Coco View Landing Point. This is a great activity if you are looking for bit of adrenalin and the adventure of literally flying from tree top to tree top. No previous experience is necessary
Blue Harbour Tropical Arboretum
A unique tropical park within 160 acres, the Blue Harbour Tropical Arboretum is a wonderful window to the natural history of Roatan. A butterfly house, nature trails, a small coffee shop and a duck pond all provide the perfect setting for a great day exploring the wilderness and birdlife or Roatan. Blue Harbour Tropical Arboretum is open from Tuesday to Friday 8:00am to 2:00pm;
Saturday 8:00am to 12 noon and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Closed on Mondays. Blue Harbour Tropical Arboretum offers a variety of things to do in Mid Roatan, with different adventures and experiences for all ages. Certainly worth a visit!
Probably the most sought after of all things to do in mid Roatan. There is unfortunately a limit as to how many people can experience an encounter with dolphins. The program is coordinated by the Anthony’s Key Dive Resort and the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences and is a great activity. If you are interested in it, make sure that you book it as soon as you arrive at the island.
A small museum located within the Anthony’s Key Resort, the Roatan Museum offers an insight to the history and culture of the Bay Islands and Roatan in particular. Learn about the islands unique Heritage, and how they were handed over by the Brits to Honduras in the 1860’s. The Museum is open daily from 8:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. and there is a $5 US dollar admission fee. This is the only museum on the island and is one of the cultural things to do in mid Roatan.
Located in the Sandy Bay area of Roatan, almost across the road from the entrance to Anthony’s Key Resort, Carambola Gardens is a 40 acre nature reserve with several different trails with many different exotic tropical fruits. Carambola Gardens is open daily from 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 a.m and the entrance fee is only $10 US per person, plus an additional $5.00 for the local guide if you prefer a guided tour. A great way to get a workout in nature is to take the trail up to the Iguana Wall. The name of the garden comes from the many different star-fruit trees, which in Spanish are called Carambola.