Much of Roatan is an unexplored landscape and has not been filmed by international film and audiovisual productions, the largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere the Mesoamerica Barrier Reef surrounds the island and is part of the Sandy Bay / West End Marine Park, while on land the Port Royal National Park (1200 acres) supports endemic local fauna. Roatan offers a variety of geographic landscapes including white sand beaches, rugged iron shore, tropical rainforest, pine forest, mangroves, low land wetlands, islands and cays which are all easily accessible and with in close proximity.

Roatan is home to architectural diversity from quaint fishing villages, historical Caribbean style homes and buildings to modern luxury residencies, developments, resorts and hotels. The culture and history of Roatan is also very diverse, and ranges from Payan Islands, famous pirates such as Captain Morgan, the Garifuna, English settlers and more recently spanish residents from mainland Honduras and expat residents who have been attracted to the islands diving and relaxed lifestyle.