Getting here

Getting to Roatan and Honduras

One of the most convenient aspects to Roatan is that the Caribbean island has amazing air connectivity, with non-stop flights available from Miami and Dallas via American Airlines; Atlanta via Delta; and Houston via United Airlines, and El Salvador via Avianca year round.

There are also seasonal flights and charters from Montreal & Toronto (AirTransat,Sun Wings), Newark, and Milan. Most of these airlines also offer flights from several gateways in North and South America to Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ main cities; all just a hop away from the island via several smaller local airlines such as CM Airlines. There is also the large and comfortable passenger ferry by Safeway Maritime that operates daily from La Ceiba.

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Getting to Camp Bay Lodge

The easiest way to get to us is to let us know in advance that you would like to visit us as Camp Bay and the Camp Bay Lodge are off the beaten path. We will organize transportation for you from anywhere on the island.
Our driver will pick you up and take you on a breathtaking drive over the beautiful hills overlooking the turquoise Caribbean sea. We can customize your day your way. Camp Bay is a very special place with very special people, come and experience Roatan in it’s original, pristine state.

From the airport

Make sure you send us your flight number and arrival time and inform us if you travel with a lot of kitesurf equipment in order to send a big enough vehicle. Usually Wendy, Randal or Taira will be waiting for you with a Camp Bay Lodge sign and your name on it.

Cost Roundtrip: Car $80 for 2 persons / Bus $120 for up to 8 persons
(Please make sure you bring cash to pay the driver directly and confirm your departure.)

We recommend to stop at the supermarket before coming to Camp Bay since there are no groceries close by (extra $10/car or $20/bus).

From any other place on Roatan

Hire a taxi for a roundtrip. Prices are between $80-120 USD or ask your hotel reception for advise/transportation. Probably the cheapest option is to rent a car. Prices start around $37 USD per day including insurance. Service charge for Car delivering/pick up is around $10.

Several car rental companies operate out of or next to Roatan’s international airport, Aeropuerto Juan Ramon Galvez.

ROATAN

Paradise island in the Caribbean Sea

Roatan, Honduras, Central America

Only 45km off Central America’s Honduran coast lies the paradise island of Roatan the largest of the Bay Islands in Honduras, and measures almost 50km in length but only 2km to 8km at its widest. This lush, tropical island has a mountainous backbone, and is surrounded by coral reefs, including the second largest barrier reef in the world. Roatan enjoys extremely comfortable year-round temperatures, averaging 27°C (80°F), and boasts white-sand beaches, lush valleys, low cost of living, a safe environment, and friendly locals.

Life and culture on Roatan are different from mainland Honduras. Although the official language of Honduras is Spanish, because of Roatan’s unique history, English is widely spoken. For 200 years, Spanish conquistadores and British pirates battled for control of these islands, with the English controlling Roatan for many years.

Roatan’s history also includes the Garifuna culture while mainland Honduras culture has an ancient Mayan influence. Roatan’s villages show the island’s diverse culture. Punta Gorda is the first Garifuna village in Central America while French Harbor has one of the largest fishing fleets in the Caribbean.

Island events also reflect Roatan’s culture with a Garifuna Festival, a Pirate Fair, a Shrimp Festival and the Roatan Fishing Tournament.

The local currency is the Lempira, but US dollars are accepted in almost all shops and restaurants.

*The picture on top displays the East End of Roatan, Paya Bay Beach & Camp Bay Beach and the Port Royal National Park incl. historical Old Port Royal and Fort Frederik Key the center of Roatan “Golden Age of Piracy” from 1642 to 1742.