Roatan Island, Honduras


A month and a half after coming back home from 8 months in South America I went back south to Roatan Island in mid-April with a few friends. It was an all inclusive week in of of the many resorts of the island. Roatan is becoming more and more a tourist destination. With it's Caribbean mood and feel, everyone would fall in love with the island way of life. I loved it in Easter Island and I also did enjoy it as much in Roatan.


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Situated at about 50km north of Honduran mainland. It is a fair size island of 60km wide and 8km across, where most of the 25,000 of population lives near the west coast. For snorkeling and scuba-diving fans, you should love the place. It is the second biggest barrier reef of the world with a wildlife that will amaze you. I had to pass on that, but would have loved to.

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I guess we were lucky because we had awesome weather the whole week. Some sparse clouds and sun, sun, sun. After being back in Canada for the end of winter I was glad to soak in the warm sun again.


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We had a blast, as much just staying on the resort and having a few drinks and swimming in the ocean or going around the island and exploring. We stayed in a resort called "Media Luna Resort" and instead of the usual big hotel, it was all separate cabins and the whole place was quite nice and quiet. The only downside is that the bar closed at eleven every night, which is a bit early but it was no big deal because by eleven on most nights I was almost ready to go to bed. We did have a few evenings sitting outside on our balcony with ocean view. It was quite a nice place to be and much more liked it than a big hotel type of place.


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We mostly stayed on the resort the first few days. On the fourth day we hired a cab to drive us around every town, village and beaches. The fifth day we went deep sea fishing in the morning and each caught a small tuna. We could have our own tuna cooked in a small beach restaurant and I must say it was incredibly good. On the Sixth day, we went zip-lining at "Pirates of the Caribbean" company. It was incredible. I had done some in Iguazu, Argentina, but it was far from being this long.  And finally it was already time to go back home. We enjoyed every moment of our time there, either by the pool or on the beach, soaking in the sun of Roatan was awesome.


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I would go back to Roatan Island anytime and if the people of continental Honduras are as welcoming, I would love to visit the rest of the country as well.

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