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Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
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Roatán, located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, is the largest of Honduras' Bay Islands. The island was formerly known as Ruatan and Rattan. It is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) long, and less than 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) wide at its widest point.

The island consists of two municipalities (out of a total of four in the department): Jose Santos Guardiola in the east (named for the former president of Honduras) and Roatán (also including the Cayos Cochinos) further south in the west. The most populous town of the island is Coxen Hole, capital of Roatán municipality, located in the southwest. Other important towns include French Harbour, West End, and Oak Ridge, the capital of Jose Santos Guardiola municipality.

The easternmost quarter of the island is separated by a convoluted channel through the mangroves that is 15 meters wide on the average. This section is called Helene, or Santa Elena in Spanish. Satellite islands at the eastern end are Morat, Barbaretta, and Pigeon Cay. Further west between French Harbour and Coxen Hole is Barefoot Cay. Known as Burial Key until 2001, Barefoot Cay now is privately owned and houses a luxury resort popular with celebrities.

Located near the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea (second largest worldwide after Australia's Great Barrier Reef), Roatán has become an important cruise ship and scuba diving destination in Honduras. Tourism is its most important economic sector, though fishing is also an important source of income for islanders.


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Events for Sunday, November 23, 2014
R Church

R Church

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Infinity Bay, West Bay

Type: Church

Paul's Fire Show

Paul's Fire Show

07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Where: Bananarama, West Bay

Type: Beach

Events for Monday, November 24, 2014
Events for Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Where: Mahogany Bay

Type: Cruise ship

Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Where: Coxen Hole

Type: Cruise ship

Tapas Night

Tapas Night

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Where: Tranquil Seas, Sandy Bay

Type: Food

Events for Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Magic

Magic

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Where: Mahogany Bay

Type: Cruise ship

Dream

Dream

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Where: Mahogany Bay

Type: Cruise ship

Patty McCulla

Patty McCulla

06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Where: Vintage Pearl, West Bay

Type: Music

Events for Thursday, November 27, 2014
Glory

Glory

07:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Where: Mahogany Bay

Type: Cruise ship

Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel

08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where: Coxen Hole

Type: Cruise ship

Events for Friday, November 28, 2014
Events for Saturday, November 29, 2014
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