The climate is warm and humid. It is usually in the 80s. The dress for the entire island is casual. Comfortable cool clothing that is light weight and light colored is recommended. The dress is still casual at the better restaurants in the evening.
There are mosquitoes and sand flies but if you use repellent you shouldn’t be bothered. Hurricanes are few and far between. Honduras is not in the main path of the hurricanes. They typically turn north to the United States. Roatan enjoys trade winds the majority of the year to make the warm climate even more comfortable.
Traveling to Roatan by Plane
TACA, LACSA, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and
Air Costa Rica provide direct flights between Honduras and cities in
the North and Central Americas. Direct flights to Roatan’s International
Airport from Miami, Houston and New Orleans, are provided by TACA weekly.
SOSA, Islena, and Atlantic Air provide domestic air service.
Traveling by Private Yacht
Yachts must first stop at the immigration office in Coxen Hole for entry
clearance. There are various marinas on the island, including Fantasy
Island, French Harbor Yacht Club, and Brick Bay Marina. There
are dry docks in French Harbor for repairs.
The island is easy to navigate by car but always drive a road in the daytime before you try it at night. A paved road runs east-west from Oak Ridge to West End Village and to West Bay Beach. There are several roads being paved or have been paved recently with many dirt or gravel side roads. Driving is on the right side of the road. There are several car rental companies on the island. Drivers are required to show a valid drivers license and major credit card or a cash deposit. There also are taxis and buses. You should always negotiate the price before you hire a taxi, and compare with other taxi fares.