West End, Honduras
West End Village is located at the western end on the north side of the beautiful Caribbean island of Roatan, Honduras. Largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, Roatan features beautiful beaches, a lush tropical environment, and magnificent coral reefs. West End is the most popular tourist destination on Roatan.
West End is best known for its scuba diving opportunities, as well as its beautiful white sand beaches. There are bars, restaurants and live music right on the Caribbean. This is also where the best sunsets are, with maybe the exception of West Bay.
Things to See and Do
* Scuba diving and Snorkeling
* Mangrove tours
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Lempira (HNL)
Language – Spanish, English
Population – 30,000 approx (Roatan)
Land Area – 480 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +504
Port Location – The port is located at Coxen Hole. The Cruise ship pier is located just west of the center of town.
Travel Links – Several US airlines offer non-stop flights to Roatan on weekends. Continental Airlines offers direct flights from Houston (Daily). Delta flies non-stop from Atlanta (Saturdays only).
Americian, Delta and Continental offer flights to San Pedro Sula on the mainland, from which you can get connecting service to Roatan.
TACA, a group of five regional airlines, offers service from Miami, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC with connecting service to Roatan, including mid-week flights. TACA also offers non-stop flights from Miami (Sundays only).
There are also local airlines such as SOSA, Atlantic, and Islena connecting the island with La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula, and Tegucigalpa.
The Galaxy Wave is a new ferry that travels to/from La Ceiba on the Honduras Mainland. The ferry is clean, comfortable, and very reliable. It departs from La Ceiba twice daily, once in the morning at 9:30AM and once in the afternoon at 4:30PM.