Roatan island style website featuring articles and stories of adventure, yarns and photography, this is how we invite you to experience the island. Roatan readers grasp a sense of what it means to escape to pristine beaches, coral reefs and participate in the islands culture.
Roatan Historical Perspective
Carambola Botanical Gardens
Over the years many Roatan visitors have enjoyed Carambola Botanical Gardens.
How did the Gardens come to exist?
William Parks Brady arrived on Roatan as a Peace Corps Volunteer from Ramseur, North Carolina, in February of 1971.
He had recently graduated in Architecture from North Carolina State University & while serving in on the island helped design & build schools, church's, municipal water systems, bridges etc. He also organized a Little League Baseball League - the first ever onthe island.
By the end of his Peace Corps Service he had decided to make the island his home. It was obvious he had fallen in love with the island & its people.
The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests
have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins
as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago.
E O Wilson