Oak Ridge, Roatan
Oak Ridge is a small seaside community that lies on the south side of Roatan heading east. The scenery surrounding this part of the island is very much portrait-like, highlighted by a backdrop of interlaced hills that converge with the sea and meet with a bounty of brightly painted wooden houses, suspended on stilts, and clustered side by side – an image that definitely takes you back to the Roatan of yesteryear.
Fishing used to be the focal point of this town and its surrounding areas, still evidenced by the cluster of creatively named commercial fishing boats seen docked throughout the bay, however these are only the remnants of what this industry used to be.
Due to its remoteness, tourist traffic is limited, allowing you to walk the quaint town streets or tour across the mangroves in nearby Jonesville Point in relative tranquility.
It is in Oak Ridge where you will find the seat of local government, and main offices of the Municipality of Santos Guardiola.