Honduras Bay Islands

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Why the
Hondura Bay Islands
are special

The Bay Islands are praised around the globe for their diving opportunities. They have outstanding coral reefs and walls - and the sites are seldom crowded.

The islands

There are eight Bay Islands
plus nearly six dozen cays

The three major ones - in order of size and popularity - are:


Most divers and other visitors stay on Roatan. It has the best beachside resorts and a steep, picturesque mountainous interior.


It's less developed than Roatan. Guanaja  has shipwrecks for divers to explore as well as some good resorts.


This is the most laid back and least expensive of the three islands. Like Roatan and Guanaja, Utila has great beaches and uncrowded coral reefs, but its interior terrain is flatter and less camera-friendly.

See the map below for their locations.

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