Travel

Things to do in Roatan

 

 

I had always wanted to go to Roatan and we were finally able to make it this year.  I wanted to write this post to share a bit about our experience and what we did there.

We went at the beginning of March, the weather was fine, in fact, they recommend to go during these months because as it doesn´t rain too much.  The rainiest months in Roatan are December through February.

Here are some details and review of our stay in Roatán:
Stay in Roatan:  Coconut Tree Hotel in West Bay.  In this hotel you will get some rooms that are like small apartments equipped with a kitchen, fridge, microwave and dining room, the hotel has a pool and the beach is right in front of it.  They let you bring your own food, so you can save a little bit on eating out.
You can also stay in hotels in West End too, which is a bit cheaper, however, the beach in front of West End is rocky and you can´t go in the water, so, a lot of people that stay in West End go to the beach in West Bay to spend the day.
Getting around in Roatan: West Bay is just 1 kilometer long and you can find many restaurants by the beach.  Many of these restaurants are part of hotels in West Bay and others are independent.
You can also find local restaurants where you can get really good prices for food, ask for baleadas, this is a typical food of Honduras and are really good.
To go to West End you can take a water taxi, the price goes around $5 per person one way ticket.

Tours: In West Bay you will find a lot of boats on the shore that can take you to snorkle, Little French Key, Cayos Cochinos, among other places.
We took a snorkle tour at $30 per person that included the equipment and transportation; they took us to Sandy Bay to see the starfish, Anthony´s Key to see the dolphins and West End to snorkle.
We also took a tour on the glass bottom boat, this boat was just in front of our hotel and it was $20 per person.

Here are some more pictures of Roatan: