The best places to swim with whale sharks
Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences...
Places in Roatán
About 4km northeast of West End, Sandy Bay is a quiet little community popular with expats. Here the Carambola Botanical Gardens covers a protected hillside, with several nature trails filled with orchids, spice plants, an ‘iguana wall’ and lots of wandering agoutis (rodent-like animals).
An important port, French Harbour has a large fishing, shrimp and lobster fleet, but otherwise there's little of interest other than the quirky appeal of Arch’s Iguana Farm in French Cay, just outside of town. Less a farm than the house of a serious iguanaphile, everywhere you look you see iguanas, some 4000 in all – on the driveway, in the trees, under bushes, everywhere.
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