Henry Morgan - Diving Roatan.
Located about 65 kilometers off the Northern Coast of Honduras, the Bay Islands group consists of 3 main Islands (Roatan, Guanaja, and Utila), 3 smaller islands (Barbareta, Morat, and Helene), and 65 smaller cays. Between these islands and the mainland are the Cayos Cocinos (Hog Islands).The friendly, English-speaking population offers a unique blend of African, Spanish, Paya Indian, and British cultures. British and Spanish settlers invaded the Paya as their respective countries fought over possession of Roatan in the 16th century. Soon after, pirates numbering nearly 5,000, including Henry Morgan and associates, claimed Roatan as their stronghold. During the height of the slave trade, Roatan became a dumping ground for rebellious slaves that the British could no longer control. These marooned slaves, now called Maroons or Garifuna, form a present day ethnic group near the town of Punta Gorda. While this secret Eden's unique location offers fabulous accommodations and authentic Caribbean charm in a seemingly off the beaten pathch local, transportation is easily accessible, and accommodations are downright cheap. Both ferries and flights arrive daily in Coxen Hole from La Ceiba, Honduras. However, for those not wishing to depart from the mainland, TACA International Airlines offers jet services from Miami, Atlanta, Houston, and New Orleans. Direct flight from Canada are available from Dicember to April, and direct flight are available from Milan, Italy as well.
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