Roatan is the pearl of the Western Caribbean, with world-class white sandy beaches and of course stunning barrier reef corals and critters. Because the reef is so close to shore, swimmers and snorkelers get to see what is often reserved for scuba divers. In both West End at Half Moon Bay and West Bay Beach, you can stay inside the reef and still experience the wonder of coral formations. On land, Roatan is a beautiful tropical landscape that has attracted people from all over the world for centuries. Her history is swashbuckling and her friendly residents welcome visitors. Walk down West End road and you will share it with people from North and South America, Europe and Asia.