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Find Vacation Rentals in Roatan

Date Posted: May 8, 2016
Posted in: All About 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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A Weekend in West Bay Roatan

Date Posted: September 11, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

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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Roatan Insider Tips: Street Food

Date Posted: June 22, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

In case you’ve missed them, I’ve offered a few other Roatan Insider Tips before on local beer, transportation, tropical bugs, Extreme Roatan, local radio, and the best dive sites.


 

People are often hesitant to eat street food, and I can understand why. Nobody wants to spend an entire vacation writhing in pain because of a bad burrito. But if you know where to go then you can enjoy some of the best and cheapest food available without worry. Here are my favorite recommendations for eating safe street food in West End and West Bay, Roatan.

In case you've missed them, I've offered a few other Roatan Insider Tips before on local beer, transportation, tropical...

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Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Roatan

Date Posted: May 13, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Roatan Fundraiser Events

The next event in the 2015 Golden Buoy Competition benefitting the SOL Foundation will be hosted this Sunday, May 17th, at the Black Pearl championship golf course at Pristine Bay. This “best ball” golf tournament will be hosted by Sun Divers, one of the newest dive shops in West End. You don’t have to be a great golfer to participate – just go have some fun, enjoy the views, and raise money for an excellent cause. Space is limited, so be sure to register if you’d like to participate!

The next event in the 2015 Golden Buoy Competition benefitting the SOL Foundation will be hosted this Sunday, May 17th,...

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Semana Santa in Roatan

Date Posted: April 2, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

beachfront hotel Roatan

What is “Semana Santa” anyway?

No, friends, it has nothing to do with Santa Claus. In most of Latin America, the end of Holy Week, or Easter Week, is a festival time. Most countries offer national holidays for at least Good Friday, if not other days as well. Most schools are closed and families take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate together.

What is "Semana Santa" anyway? No, friends, it has nothing to do with Santa Claus. In most of Latin America, the end of...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Transportation Around the Island

Date Posted: March 24, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

get around Roatan

So you’re coming to Roatan and want to know how you’ll get around the island. Here’s your breakdown on all things transportation whether you’re visiting or moving to Roatan.

Taxis on Roatan

Cabs are numbered and registered so you clearly know which vehicles are taxis. They are all white, 4-door cars with their registration numbers on the side doors. Taxi fares are set – for the most part. Here’s the caveat: you can either take a private taxi or a colectivo. If you take a private taxi your costs will be higher. If you are taking a colectivo, the car will stop periodically to pick up other passengers so don’t be surprised if you stop several times along the way for pick-ups or drop-offs. You also may end up holding someone’s child or bag as you squeeze in together. The more the merrier!

So you're coming to Roatan and want to know how you'll get around the island. Here's your breakdown on all things transp...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Mosquitoes, Malaria, and Dengue

Date Posted: March 19, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

malaria in Roatan

People often ask me if they should take anti-malarial medication while visiting Roatan. While Dengue Fever and Malaria can be contracted here, both are quite rare. I did have Dengue Fever last year, which was caused by these “turdwad” mosquitoes (watch the video). I had been here for two years when I got it, so I’m going to venture to say those of you visiting for a week have an unbelievably low chance of getting either disease.

People often ask me if they should take anti-malarial medication while visiting Roatan. While Dengue Fever and Malaria c...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Extreme Roatan April 4th

Date Posted: March 16, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Hey guess what? In typical Amanda fashion I’m currently working on a multitude of projects! All super fun things, don’t worry 🙂

One of them is helping manage the next Extreme Roatan event scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. If you’re unfamiliar with Tough Mudders and Spartan Races, you clearly haven’t been living in the U.S. for the past several years. And that’s okay!

Extreme Roatan (Devon Stephens Photography)

Extreme Roatan (Devon Stephens Photography)

Hey guess what? In typical Amanda fashion I'm currently working on a multitude of projects! All super fun things, don't...

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