Local Things to Do

When you’re not diving…

Restaurants, bars, and local attractions

Restaurants and Bars

The Roatan Oasis
Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly

Fine dining nouvelle cuisine style. Excellent food and extensive beer and wine list. Not cheap, but great for a special treat. Best to grab a cab to get there, its only a 5 minute walk but it’s uphill and the cab fare is only $1, so if you can afford the food you can afford the cab! Open weeknights.

The Argentinian Grill
Steakhouse, Caribbean, Latin

Part of the Posada Arco Iris hotel/guest-house, located just past Sundowners and before the Woody’s grocery store on Half Moon Bay. Great steaks and good wine. A bit pricey, and service is a bit sluggish, but when you really need a steak…

Café Escondido
Cafe, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Options

Another great little breakfast/lunch spot located 50 yard / meters away above West End Divers. They always have a divers lunch special for around $5, and service is fairly quick.

American, Caribbean, Bar

Located just 50 yards / meters the other direction on the edge of Half Moon Bay, Gingers is another favorite bar/restaurant. American style fare with reasonable prices and a great location.


The BEST Italian dishes on the island. Located between Junior’s Patio and the Coconut Tree Plaza on the Flowers Bay road. Johnny (sic) Pedretti is the owner/chef, and posts info on his Facebook page. BYOB here too. It is very busy and so by reservation only, and only open on weeknights.

Sundowners Beach Bar
American, Caribbean, Bar

Located just past the roundabout on the beach in Half Moon Bay, the world famous Sundowners is the favorite hangout for all of the ex-pat community and the dive community. Great cocktails, great sunsets, great vibe, great live music. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner with a small but good menu and good burgers and wraps etc.

Rotisserie Chicken/ Creole Chicken/ Dola’s Chicken
Caribbean, Spanish, Vegetarian-Friendly

Many names, but not to be missed. Located at Georphis next to the Agora night club, this is a local favorite. Awesome chicken, awesome sides, awesome deserts—just awesomeness. Inexpensive and tasty, be sure to visit Dola while you are here and tell her we sent you!

Juniors Patio
Pizza, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan options

A VERY casual setup, literally on Junior’s patio by his house, it’s an eclectic family setting and his pizza’s are THE best. Bring your own drink. Find it on Flowers Bay road, opposite the dive shop and behind the cemetery access by Anderson’s Landing’s parking lot. Open weeknights only, message Junior on his Facebook page. Closes at 8pm.

Local Attractions

Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hangout
$10 Entrance Fee + Additional Options

A small, family-run animal sanctuary nestled in the community of French Cay where you can interact with monkeys, birds, and even hold a sloth! This has become a favorite tour/attraction, and everyone who goes loves it. They offer packages if you need transportation to and from their location.

Carambola Gardens
$10 entrance, $15 guided tour, kids 7 and under FREE

The 100% natural 40 acres of this botanical garden offers a perfect place for hiking, wildlife and scenic photography, eco tours, bird watching, and of course, relaxation. “Take a walk on the wild side” and enjoy flowering plants, orchids, medicinal plants, exotic spices, fruit and nut trees, including the very popular “Chocolate Tree” and the world famous Honduran mahogany tree.

Punta Gorda Garifuna Cultural Night
FREE, But bring $ for food

Every Sunday night, in the Garifuna community of Punta Gorda (which means Fat Point), you can experience a taste of the Garifuna Culture with traditional food, drum circles, singing, and dancing. Located on the east end of the island and dating back to 1797 as the earliest western settlement on the island, this is a great night out, not to be missed!

Arch’s Iguana Farm
$10 Tours + Additional Options

Roatan Iguana Excursions, in operation with Arch’s Iguana and Marine Park, is another family owned and operated tour company. They offer iguana encounters and various customizable island tours and are located in French Harbour.

South Shore Zip Line and Jungle Canopy Adventures
$45+ depending on tour

Picture yourself on a thrilling Roatan Zipline flying over tree tops and soaring through the tropical vegetation high above the forest floor! The South Shore eco-friendly staff tours offer a perfect mix of adventure and peaceful tranquility as you are suspended by cables creating a “bird” like effect similar to flying through the air with a birds-eye view of the earth below!

Gumbalimba Park
$40 adult, $35 child (ages 5-12), kids 4 and under FREE

Mingle with Capuchin monkeys, free-flying exotic birds, and iguanas. Wander across a suspension bridge, discover beautiful flowers and butterflies, visit a pirate cave, and see over 2,500 preserved insects in their insectarium. They also offer zip-lining, a treetop canopy walk, and snorkel tours. We advise guests to NOT do their snorkel tour as they swim guests across very busy boat channels and let people stand on the reef (which damages the local ecosystem).

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