— Paradise for the Active and Laid Back —
Get your adrenaline pumping or kick back and relax. From breathtaking beaches and glistening blue bays
to thrilling adventure activities, The Beach House has something for any desire.
What: The scuba diving opportunities are exciting on Roatán for both the novice diver and the advanced explorer. If you are not a certified diver, we highly recommend that you consider a “discover scuba diving” experience. If you fall in love with the great blue, the cost counts towards your PADI certification. It is just a half day, and you will not be disappointed!
Where: If you are looking for a great local dive shop, we highly recommend Roatan Divers. Roatán Divers are a truly boutique-style dive shop, focused on top quality service, personal attention, safety, comfort and environmental responsibility. Roatán Divers are a quick two-minute walk along the beach in Half Moon Bay. We are not alone in our praise for Roatán Divers–check out their reviews on TripAdvisor. If you would like to contact them in advance to make arrangements for your diving, please email them directly at [email protected].
Cost: From $50 per tank.
What: Half Moon Bay–literally just steps from The Beach House–boasts some of the best snorkeling in Roatán. Part of a protected marine park, our guests regularly see rays, sea turtles, eels, lobsters, crabs, barracuda, seargent majors, and more. Some have even been lucky enough to be enjoying drinks at The Dock Bar and see a school of tarpon just off of the dock.
Where: Half Moon Bay or West Bay.
Cost: Free! Bring your own gear, or if you prefer, we have Mares gear at The Beach House available (in various sizes) for rent for USD$5 per day.
What: Discover the fun, tranquility and core workout advantages of stand up paddleboarding while enjoying a whole new perspective of the beautiful waters of Half Moon Bay.
Where: Half Moon Bay
Cost: The Beach House has a paddleboard for rent ($20 for two-ish hours for guests, $25 for everyone else), and there are
Deep Sea Submarine Adventure
What: Roatán is home to the world’s deepest tourist submarine. Built and piloted by Karl Stanley, “Idabel” takes up to two passengers to over 2000 feet below the surface–there is literally nowhere else in the world that you could do this. In this cold, pitch-dark space you’ll meet some of the strangest creatures ever seen by the human eye, including the six-gill shark.
Where: The Idabel is located in Half Moon Bay, within sight of and just as short walk from The Beach House.
Cost: Starting at $500 per person.
What: There are various types of interaction with the dolphins. You don’t need to be able to swim, and the activity can include people of all ages. You will be taken to dolphin’s island, home to a large family of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins.
Where: Dophin’s Island in Bailey’s lagoon (a short trip from The Beach House).
Cost: From $89 per person. Transportation included.
What: Roatán is well-known for its fishing and is home to one of the largest annual fishing tournaments in the world. In addition to deep-sea fishing (wahoo, mahi-mahi and black fin tuna are frequently caught, and more occasionally yellow fin tuna, blue marlin and sailfish are seen), flats fishing excursions are available for those more interested in bonefishing.
Where: The deep waters offshore or the shallow “flats” located in various areas around the island.
Cost: From $350 for half day.
Sailing and Cayos Cochinos
What: There are a number of catamarans, fishing boats and yachts that can be chartered for the afternoon, a sunset cruise, the day–or even longer. Most trips include food, alcohol and snorkeling.
Where: One popular option is a day sail to Port Royal, a historic site located on the east side of the island. Another is a trip to Cayos Cochinos (literally, the “Pig Islands”), a group of islands between Roatán and mainland Honduras that offers unique opportunities above and below the water, including the opportunity to visit with the local Garifuna tribe that resides on one of the small cays.
Cost: From $180 per person; less for sunset cruises and shorter excursions.
What: Take a trip to the east side of the island (we recommend doing this in conjunction with an island tour), where you can jump on a panga and paddle through the mangroves, which provide a vitally important ecosystem for the island.
Where: Oak Ridge.
Cost: Roughly $20 per person; haggle for the best price (but keep in mind that this is how people make a living).
What: See the island from a different perspective!
Where: There are a number of options, most just a short ride from The Beach House.
Cost: From $50 per person.
Golf at the Black Pearl
What: Created by award-winning golf course architect Pete Dye, the Black Pearl is an 18-hole, par 72, 7200-yard champtionship golf course offering stunning vistas of the Caribbean from every hole (one of which features one of Dye’s signature island greens). The Black Pearl includes a driving range and a putting green.
Where: Pristine Bay.
Cost: Beginning at $65 for 9 holes; $105 for 18 holes. Club and cart rentals available.
Many activities require advance booking (days, not weeks) so please let us know upon arrival at The Beach House if you are interested in any experiences during your stay on Roatán. We are happy to cater to your needs!