Category: All About Roatan

Island Life is for the Directionally-Challenged

From Women Who Live on Rocks

I posted this piece on Women Who Live on Rocks last year, and it recently popped up again to make me smile. Island life is full of quirks, giving road directions is merely one tiny example of the fun you can have trying to make sense of living on a small rock in the sea.

I posted this piece on Women Who Live on Rocks last year, and it recently popped up again to make me smile. Island life...

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Find Vacation Rentals in Roatan

travel to Roatan

If you are traveling to Roatan, you have countless options to choose from for accommodations. If you like the beachfront hotel or resort idea, check out this article for my recommendations. But if you prefer the idea of a vacation home with a full kitchen where you can cook some of your meals and probably save some money, here’s how to find vacation rentals in Roatan.

If you are traveling to Roatan, you have countless options to choose from for accommodations. If you like the beachfront...

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Music Festival for the Angels in Roatan

Roatan fundraiser

Roatan residents are incredibly community-oriented, ensuring that new transplants to the island are welcomed and that neighbors are supported for the greater good. You can see from the number of posts I’ve done on fundraising events and community gatherings that this isn’t a one-off annual charity event kind of place. Roatan is filled with people doing good all year long.

Roatan residents are incredibly community-oriented, ensuring that new transplants to the island are welcomed and that ne...

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Buy Locally in Roatan

where to shop in Roatan

I am a huge proponent of supporting local businesses, especially when I travel. It may be harder and harder to avoid the international chain stores and eateries altogether, but we always have the choice to not buy from them. Buy from local artisans, eat at locally-owned restaurants, and support the community you’re visiting. These local operations are what makes a place unique.

I am a huge proponent of supporting local businesses, especially when I travel. It may be harder and harder to avoid the...

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West End vs. West Bay Roatan

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I get lots of questions about West End vs. West Bay…where to stay, what’s available, what are the costs, etc. To help answer some of those questions, I wrote this quick guide highlighting the key similarities and differences between the two popular areas.

I get lots of questions about West End vs. West Bay...where to stay, what's available, what are the costs, etc. To help...

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Best Water Activities in Roatan

Roatan water sports

Whether you’re visiting Roatan on a quick cruise ship stop for a day, or coming for a week or more, there is no denying that water activities are the number one option for fun in Roatan. After all: this is an island! Island life revolves around the sea, so jump in and join the fun.

Whether you're visiting Roatan on a quick cruise ship stop for a day, or coming for a week or more, there is no denying...

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Win a Week Stay in Roatan!

Roatan charity

As we like to do in Roatan, it’s time for another fundraising event! But this one comes with a whopper of a benefit to you if you win: a week stay in Roatan at one of three different vacation rental properties! Just imagine: you win this raffle and get to take a week off during the worst of the winter to head to paradise and spend your days on the beach instead. Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it?

As we like to do in Roatan, it's time for another fundraising event! But this one comes with a whopper of a benefit to y...

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Best Car Rental Roatan

Best Rental Roatan

When you need a car to get around Roatan, I am more than happy to suggest Best Car Rental Roatan. I used this company twice for multi-day rentals recently and absolutely loved their service. Get this: they deliver the car to you. For NO extra charge! It’s fantastically convenient and I cannot praise these guys enough for that customer service.

When you need a car to get around Roatan, I am more than happy to suggest Best Car Rental Roatan. I used this company tw...

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Roatan Fundraiser for Medical Care

Roatan Fundraiser for Medical Care

Something that never ceases to amaze me about the community of Roatan is their constant efforts to better the whole island. Coming up next in the year-long line-up of fundraising events on Roatan is the annual Sundae by the Sea, scheduled for Sunday, October 4th, at Caribe Tesoro in West Bay. Sundae by the Sea is an annual event benefitting Clinica Esperanza, one of Roatan’s most important medical facilities.

Something that never ceases to amaze me about the community of Roatan is their constant efforts to better the whole isla...

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A Weekend in West Bay Roatan

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Recently, my Irish-Colombian and I took advantage of a gift certificate we won back when we attended the Roatan Humane Society’s Fur Ball Fundraiser. Our raffle prize was a two-night stay at the lovely West Bay Lodge, complete with breakfast each day and a 5-course lobster dinner one night! A weekend in West Bay isn’t a distant getaway for us, but it was really fun to feel like a tourist in our own backyard. Here are some of the highlights from our staycation in West Bay Roatan.

Recently, my Irish-Colombian and I took advantage of a gift certificate we won back when we attended the Roatan Humane S...

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