As I’m writing it is 26 degrees Fahrenheit (-3 Celsius) and wishing I was on a nice warm white sandy beach with clear turquoise blue water, and azure blue sky. Parrots are singing, music is floating in the wind, palm trees swaying, and the sounds of people laughing hanging in the air. I’m thinking of Roatan, a paradise in the Western Caribbean. Check out Trip Advisor Reviews for great activities. Don’t worry if you do not know anyone, you will soon meet the most wonderful people of Roatan and the many travelers that live and vacation there.
Location – Roatan
Roatan located between Utila and Guanaja is the largest of Honduras Bay Islands. Approximately 48 miles long (77 km) and 5 miles wide (8 km), which has the largest barrier reef system in the Caribbean and the 2nd largest barrier reef system in the world. Roatan is a scuba diving paradise along with cruise ships visiting the two ports.
Snorkel and Scuba Dive – Roatan
Look for the Green Sea Turtles meandering, hear the large Parrot fish eating the coral, see the Squid scoot by, and the many colorful Fish like the Blue Tang and Angle Fish. See the Spiny Lobsters, Jack Fish, Chubs, Barracuda, Long Snout Seahorse, Highhat, Porcupine Fish, Triggerfish, Sponges, Fans, beautiful Coral and so much more.
Dive and see Mandy’s Eel Garden then the large Green Moray that welcome you back from the open sea via the swim through arch that leads back to shore. Keep your eyes open for the occasional Spotted Eagle Ray and a Whale Shark that might happen to swim by. Visit the Padi Dive shops West End Divers or and sign up for the many dive sites that can also include some ocean wrecks.
Adventure – Roatan
Life is an adventure so make the best of it. As in the time my daughter, a close Roatan friend and myself were scuba diving next to a five foot grouper that was my size. This grouper was staring at me curious wondering who am I, and all the while I’m starring at him with huge bulging eyes, breathing really fast and hoping I’m not his lunch. I know that’s not possible but just scuba diving next to something that big and graceful is enough to scare anyone. Always be open for an adventure because you never knows what you will find.
Fun – Roatan
You don’t have to be a diver to enjoy Roatan. Enjoy a snorkel right off the beach where the reef is close to shore. After a nice snorkel or dive, visit one of the Resort Beach Palapas, Bananaramara Dive & Beach Resort or Infinity Bay Spa & Beach Resort for a cool refreshing drink and a great meal.
In the evening enjoy one of the many restaurants that serve a wide array of scrumptious food; Jamaican, French, Caribbean, Western, Peruvian, Argentine, Thai, and Mexican food. Then catch one of the local bands playing at one of the bars or play a game of LCR. Enjoy island time, relax, and see the beautiful sunsets. When you get there say “hi” to all of my friends and tell them I will be back soon. Roatan is less than a two hour direct flight from Houston, Texas.
Roatan is one of my favorite place to scuba dive and snorkel or just relax and lay on the beach. Most of my time is spent on this wonderful island. Looking for a Roatan Tour, make sure to visit Discover Roatan.
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