Bay Islands info
The islands boast splendid beaches and unspoilt coral reefs, making them a heaven for scuba divers and vacationers. The departmental capital is Coxen Hole, on the island of Roatán.
The department covers a total surface area of 261 km² and, in 2005, had an estimated population of 43,018 people. It comprises three geographically separate groups:
1. Islas de la Bahía (with the main islands Roatán, Guanaja and Útila, and numerous satellite islands)
2. Cayos Cochinos, further south
3. Swan Islands, 120 km to the north
Bays in Bay Islands, Honduras
Roatan and the Bay Islands are a vacation paradise located off the North Coast of Honduras and are home to pristine white sandy beaches, amazing tropical jungle-covered hills, a diverse and unique reef system, heartwarming people, unique cultures and authentic Caribbean charm. Roatan and the Bay Islands are often called the Caribbean's best-kept secret....
Welcome to our beautiful tropical island of Utila, nestling in the Caribbean Sea and located approximately 18 miles (29 km) from the Honduras mainland port of La Ceiba. Our island is just 11 km long and 4 km at its widest and surrounded by vast coral reefs with prolific undersea life. The smallest of the major islands in The Bay Islands group, we are renowned as being one of the least expensive and most beautiful places in the world for a scuba diving vacation....