In case it's your first time here, or you've been many times - here are a couple of facts about Roatan!

- The total area of the island is 83 km2 (32 sq mi)

- The island is about 59 km (36.7 mi) long, 8 km (5 mi) at the widest and the highest point is 1011 feet

- There is 154 km (95.7 mi) of coastline

- As of 2015 the population was estimated at around 109,000 people

- The average temperature is 26°C (79°F)

- Spanish and English are the main spoken languages - English is very common in restaurants, shops and main cities, so don't worry if you don't speak Spanish!

- The local currency is the Honduran Lempira, but US Dollars are also accepted

- It's surrounded by the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea

- Roatan has become an important cruise ship, scuba diving and eco-tourism destination in Honduras and in Central America

- There are two cruise ship ports here - Mahogany & Roatan Village

- Tourism is its most important economic sector, though fishing is also an important source of income for islanders

- Roatan is located 40 miles from the mainland city of La Ceiba

- There is an international airport here! Juan Manuel Gálvez Roatán International Airport

- Direct flights come from Canada and the United States - AirTransat and Sunwing fly direct from Toronto and Montreal. American Airlines fly direct from Miami and Dallas. Delta arrives from Atlanta and United Airlines have direct flights from Houston

FUN FACTS ABOUT ROATAN!

- There are more than 400 taxis on Roatan!

- Currently, you are only able to build 3 stories high - there are no sky scrapers here!

- Coxen Hole - sounds odd right! Well this is the main city in Roatan and was actually named after a pirate - Captain John Coxen

- Back in the day, Roatan was originally home to more than 5,000 pirates!

- Homes on Stilts - they are built this way to prevent sand flies inside your home

- Between the two cruise ship ports, about 1 million people visit Roatan per year

-  West Bay Beach was voted the best beach in Central America on TripAdvisor for two years in a row and named the top 15 beaches of the world by TripAdvisor