My name is Manu Wilmoth. I was born and raised on the island of Roatan and I’m proud to live here on this beautiful island! I am an independent tour guide operator and also the president and founder of a local Roatan charity, BIBVA
Roatan has beautiful beaches and an amazing underwater world. You can also find top notch restaurants and a wide variety of activities and excursions. Most of the visitors and tourists who have experienced Roatan will tell you about all those beautiful things. But besides that, Roatan also has another side: a lot of people living in poverty including many of our children. Teenage pregnancies, drug related issues and children who don’t have a lot of opportunities.. these are currently major issues here on our island.
At the young age of 14, I was given a great opportunity at a full sports scholarship and to be part of the Honduras Youth National Volleyball Team. That led to my career as a professional volley ball player for the Honduran National Team from 1990 – 1999 and in Europe (France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands) from 1999- 2008.
For years I’ve had a dream of starting a sports based foundation for at-risk children on the island with the goal of giving them more and better opportunities in life. My goal is to teach self-confidence, respect, discipline, leadership and teamwork skills along with knowledge on nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
After years of preparing, I fulfilled my dream in launching the BIBVA – Bay Islands Beach Volleyball Association. I began the first season in March 2015 and held training sessions three times per week. In 2016, the program expanded to five days per week and increased the number of children able to participate. 2017 will see new advanced training classes and opportunities for more children to have a positive impact on their lives.
Part of the money I earn as being your tour guide will be donated to