Finding Treasure in Roatan: Scuba Diving, Caribbean Life and Gold

About 35 miles off the coast of Honduras sits Roatan Island – boasting Caribbean vacation homes, lush tropical greenery, local developments and fishing villas. Roatan Island is around 32 miles long and is slender, elongated and curved like the blade of some ancient pirate’s cutlass. Surrounded by shimmering, sun drenched waters of turquoise – Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands. Hidden treasure of all kind waits patiently to be discovered on the island of Roatan.

Paradise Underwater

The first stop on our journey for treasure on Roatan Island will take us under the stunning crystal waters of the Caribbean to the 2nd largest coral reef in the world. Because the coral reef is so massive and breathtaking, Roatan diving is becoming a must for those interested in scuba diving and snorkeling – hence the dive resorts and villas nestled here and there on the island.

The sea life and coral come in every color of the rainbow. Enveloped by the blue-green waters, you will see fascinating clumps of coral which range in shape, color and size. You will be left speechless from the pure beauty while you’re diving or snorkeling in Roatan and you never know what you will spot in this magical place of strange and beautiful sights.

Pirate’s Gold

Fueled by the whispered rumors of ancient treasure, we will now be moving to various locations on Roatan Island – some of which are said in stories to contain the forgotten gold and treasures of pirate visitors from long ago. In the 1700’s, pirates had control of the island – and it is still said that some of their buried treasure and booty waits to be discovered to this day.

From chests full of gold doubloons to coffins filled with gold in underwater caves – there are numerous stories of treasure found on Roatan Island. Locals will tell stories of long forgotten places and adventurers who have found wealth through Roatan treasure! Will you be the next to discover riches and wealth on this untouched island left by a pirate of the old days?

Island Life

Our final discovery of treasure in Roatan is not gold, but some would say it’s a better kind of treasure. Although there are ‘tourist hotspots’ on Roatan, much of the island is untouched. However, some individuals and companies are seeing the importance of the development of Roatan. There are already many people who regularly visit their Caribbean vacation homes, villas in Roatan or quiet vacation condos.

One such is the Oceano Village development. Built away from the tourist areas, Oceano Village remains within reach of hospitals, tourist attractions and necessities. With a net-zero construction, the beach front homes are built of renewable resources and sit upon a beautiful lush, landscaped area of Roatan. Each vacation home is greeted outside by fine, powder white sand beaches and its own view of Paradise.

Caribbean vacation homes promise the quiet, uninterrupted lifestyle of a still-untouched island – combined with the colorful culture of the friendly locals and the promise of a new discovery each day on Roatan Island.

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