Under-the-radar Caribbean: Roatan

I rarely hear Central America discussed when the topic of tropical getaways surfaces, but the Honduran island of Roatan is definitely worth some serious spring-break (or even summer) consideration—especially for anyone who wants to go snorkeling or diving.

It’s been a few years since our trip. We were living in New York and flew down via Houston. We actually went in August–the temperatures are fairly consistent year-round and the island lies south of the Hurricane belt (which doesn’t mean no risk, but there’s less).

We continue to talk about going back. The island is surrounded by reef, and the off-shore snorkeling was great and the diving was fantastic. (And so much more affordable! It would be a great place to get certified.) The reading under palm trees on a white sandy beach wasn’t bad either.

There was definitely less tourist infrastructure than on many Caribbean islands, but I expect a lot has changed since our visit. They’ve since opened a new cruise port. Still, when I search online for information, I get the sense it’s off the beaten track. Has anyone been recently?

I’ve just updated our Travelogue, if you’d like to take a look.



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